Author Topic: SpaceX F9 : Starlink Group 2-1 : VSFB SLC-4E : 13/14 September 2021 (03:55 UTC)  (Read 69852 times)

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OCISLY and B1049 are underway too and due at the Port of Long Beach between 5 - 9am PT, Thursday morning.

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"The Starship has landed"

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What. A. Spectacle.

Booster 1049 dangling at Port of Long Beach as it is lifted onto the inspection mount.

https://twitter.com/w00ki33/status/1438631934842707969

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Live booster processing at the Port of Long Beach via @thejackbeyer on Fleetcam.

https://twitter.com/nextspaceflight/status/1438608471239233556

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The entire #SpaceX West Coast booster recovery fleet back in the Port of Long Beach.  Adele Elise arrived this morning with OCISLY and B1049.  Scorpius, in the foreground, handles the towing of OCISLY to and from the landing zone.

https://twitter.com/BirdsNSpace/status/1438634885585932288

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https://twitter.com/thejackbeyer/status/1438633338848247808

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Falcon 9 B1049-11 lifted by crane off droneship Of Course I Still Love You, and back onto dry land. @NASASpaceflight

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#octograbber

A ⁦@SpaceX⁩ #Falcon9 booster arrives into its new home in @portoflongbeach⁩ this morning. Booster 1049 has launched in to space & landed from space 10 times.

https://twitter.com/ShorealoneFilms/status/1438706376520257538

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Find the human….

A ⁦@SpaceX⁩ #Falcon9 booster arrives into its new home in @portoflongbeach⁩ this morning. Booster 1049 has launched in to space & landed from space 10 times. #SpaceX #AvGeek 09-16-21 DDFF

https://twitter.com/ShorealoneFilms/status/1438707350261551104

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https://twitter.com/w00ki33/status/1438944120785936384

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Ahhh, the sweet smell of rocket reusability… Landing leg removal has begun on booster 1049 at Port of LB.
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Ahhh, the sweet smell of rocket reusability… Landing leg removal has begun on booster 1049 at Port of LB.

https://twitter.com/w00ki33/status/1438944120785936384

Anyone know why removal instead of closing/folding up?

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Anyone know why removal instead of closing/folding up?
Someone on this site (I forget who, sorry!) speculated that the legs would be removed because the booster would be too wide to transport otherwise.  Presumably they are refurbished at Hawthorne, so quite a bit further to go than at the Cape.
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Anyone know why removal instead of closing/folding up?
Someone on this site (I forget who, sorry!) speculated that the legs would be removed because the booster would be too wide to transport otherwise.  Presumably they are refurbished at Hawthorne, so quite a bit further to go than at the Cape.
Then by road back to Vandenberg, also sans legs?
« Last Edit: 09/17/2021 09:34 pm by zubenelgenubi »
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Anyone know why removal instead of closing/folding up?
Someone on this site (I forget who, sorry!) speculated that the legs would be removed because the booster would be too wide to transport otherwise.  Presumably they are refurbished at Hawthorne, so quite a bit further to go than at the Cape.
Then by road back to Vandenberg, also sans legs?

I don’t think the lifting cap used on the west coast includes the cables to retract the legs, so they have no way of stowing the legs like we see on the east coast.

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Pure speculation but I expect they will refurb the booster in their warehouse onsite. Shipping it to Vandenberg by sea would be worth investigating.
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Do we have a thread for the next Vandenberg launch? I have already heard a launch date has been set.

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Do we have a thread for the next Vandenberg launch? I have already heard a launch date has been set.

There is as yet no date on the SpaceX Manifest.
If you have a source you can quote, please post it.
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Do we have a thread for the next Vandenberg launch? I have already heard a launch date has been set.

There is as yet no date on the SpaceX Manifest.
If you have a source you can quote, please post it.

I'm sure attathomeguy would also be more than welcome on L2 if he isn't comfortable sharing information quite so publicly :)

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Do we have a thread for the next Vandenberg launch? I have already heard a launch date has been set.

There is as yet no date on the SpaceX Manifest.
If you have a source you can quote, please post it.

I'm sure attathomeguy would also be more than welcome on L2 if he isn't comfortable sharing information quite so publicly :)
Or communicate directly with Chris B, giving Chris permission to post from "a source" in L2.
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Do we have a thread for the next Vandenberg launch? I have already heard a launch date has been set.

Thread for that launch is: https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=54823.0

If we have a thread for a SpaceX launch then it should be linked in the  top post of the manifest thread:
https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=43418.0

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