Author Topic: SpaceX Falcon Heavy : USSF-44 : KSC LC-39A : October 2022  (Read 84309 times)

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Re: SpaceX Falcon Heavy : USSF-44 : LC-39A : February 28, 2021
« Reply #40 on: 09/23/2020 09:01 pm »
Article relating to this mission and the rest of the manifest
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2020/09/spacex-manifest-falcon-heavy-arrives-mcgregor/


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Re: SpaceX Falcon Heavy : USSF-44 : LC-39A : February 28, 2021
« Reply #41 on: 09/25/2020 03:19 pm »
https://twitter.com/bluemoondance74/status/1309509655874408449

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Huge rumble was just heard of @SpaceX McGregor from home (15+ mi. away) lasting 2+min! A friend that is closer believes it was a full-duration test of the booster (Falcon Heavy side core), based on plume and throttle sequence. If so, then: 2min25sec duration!🔥🚀🤩 #spacextests

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Re: SpaceX Falcon Heavy : USSF-44 : LC-39A : February 28, 2021
« Reply #42 on: 09/25/2020 03:32 pm »
Does anyone know or estimate which booster will be chosen for center core? Also, why the partly expendable config? I thought FH had more than enough to get 3.5 tons to GEO direct in reuse.

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Re: SpaceX Falcon Heavy : USSF-44 : LC-39A : February 28, 2021
« Reply #43 on: 09/25/2020 05:17 pm »
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This morning Michael Ellis from SpaceX confirmed the company is testing a Falcon Heavy side booster in McGregor, and Walter Lauderdale said the Air Force is targeting "late spring" for the USSF-44 mission that will use three new boosters.

https://twitter.com/SciGuySpace/status/1309540792688574465

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Re: SpaceX Falcon Heavy : USSF-44 : LC-39A : late Spring 2021
« Reply #44 on: 10/05/2020 07:39 pm »
https://twitter.com/spacex/status/1313201804256055296

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A Falcon Heavy side booster that will support the USSF-44 mission for the @SpaceForceDoD next year completed a full-duration static fire test last week at SpaceXís rocket development facility in McGregor, Texas

twitter.com/spacex/status/1313201806185361408

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In the background is Grasshopper, which SpaceX used to test the technologies needed for propulsive landing of an orbital rocket

https://twitter.com/spacex/status/1313201807187828737

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Since Grasshopperís first flight in September 2012, SpaceX has landed 60 Falcon first stage rocket boosters and re-flown them 42 times
« Last Edit: 10/05/2020 07:41 pm by FutureSpaceTourist »

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Re: SpaceX Falcon Heavy : USSF-44 : KSC LC-39A : Q2 2021
« Reply #45 on: 10/07/2020 12:46 am »
SFN Launch Schedule, updated October 6, 2020:
Launch in 2nd quarter 2021.
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https://twitter.com/bluemoondance74/status/1316472663972483075

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The Falcon Heavy side booster has gone horizontal, likely on its way to the Cape- as captured this past weekend by @EzekielOverstr1 🙌📸;
and more from Tues night in McGregor: Tripod, the vertical Raptor engine test stand, ready to make the ground dance w/ its rumbling roars🔥🚀

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I don't know if anyone knows but there's a new booster going down to McGregor. It was spotted during the weekend parked outside the factory in Hawthorne and it was seen yesterday in Maricopa, AZ going east. Should already be there by the end of this week
Are there pics?

Yup, and links!

Booster parked next to the factory: https://www.facebook.com/groups/spacexgroup/permalink/10159465990166318/

Booster on the road to McGregor: https://www.facebook.com/groups/spacexgroup/permalink/10159467455826318/

Possibly the center core for this mission

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To avoid confusion, I would like to point out that late spring indicates a May-June timeframe. So still consistent with Q2.

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Boosters without landing legs, and clear side boosters for sea landing

Fan art?

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Boosters without landing legs, and clear side boosters for sea landing

Fan art?

If it is not fan art, please link to a verifiable source. If it is, please identify as such.

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Looks like one of the USSF-44 side boosters escaped the roost unseen! Spotted in Lafayette, LA at the same parking lot boosters have stopped at before.

https://twitter.com/KLFY/status/1354115544237170690

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« Last Edit: 02/16/2021 02:00 am by Phillipsturtles »

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Re: SpaceX Falcon Heavy : USSF-44 : KSC LC-39A : July 2021
« Reply #54 on: 02/25/2021 06:28 pm »
https://twitter.com/jswartzphoto/status/1364984714021462016

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Well look what is vertical.  More pics to come

https://twitter.com/jswartzphoto/status/1364988818038874112

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We have a booster vertical at @SpaceX McGregor!   FH center core maybe but doesnít have the blue SpaceX logo down the middle that I could see so could be F9.  Maybe @bluemoondance74 can get a more straight on shot.  Maybe this is the massive test we heard last night 🤠
« Last Edit: 02/25/2021 06:29 pm by FutureSpaceTourist »

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Re: SpaceX Falcon Heavy : USSF-44 : KSC LC-39A : July 2021
« Reply #55 on: 02/25/2021 06:43 pm »
https://twitter.com/jswartzphoto/status/1364984714021462016

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Well look what is vertical.  More pics to come

https://twitter.com/jswartzphoto/status/1364988818038874112

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We have a booster vertical at @SpaceX McGregor!   FH center core maybe but doesnít have the blue SpaceX logo down the middle that I could see so could be F9.  Maybe @bluemoondance74 can get a more straight on shot.  Maybe this is the massive test we heard last night 🤠

Center core! You can tell by the things on the interstage.

You can also tell by the lack of leg things. The pins for them are there but thatís it.
« Last Edit: 02/25/2021 06:45 pm by RocketLover0119 »
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Re: SpaceX Falcon Heavy : USSF-44 : KSC LC-39A : July 2021
« Reply #56 on: 03/03/2021 11:30 am »
https://twitter.com/bluemoondance74/status/1366961828769718272

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Falcon Heavy core
@SpaceX McGregor - 3/2/21

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Re: SpaceX Falcon Heavy : USSF-44 : KSC LC-39A : July 2021
« Reply #58 on: 05/13/2021 01:31 am »
I think this flight might be in October now.

https://fcc.report/IBFS/SES-STA-INTR2021-01859

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Re: SpaceX Falcon Heavy : USSF-44 : KSC LC-39A : July 2021
« Reply #59 on: 05/13/2021 02:33 am »
I think this flight might be in October now.

https://fcc.report/IBFS/SES-STA-INTR2021-01859

Maybe thatís for USSF-52 in October?
« Last Edit: 05/13/2021 02:36 am by Jansen »

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