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is it my imagination or does it appear to be listing a bit?
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is it my imagination or does it appear to be listing a bit?

Its stable position is somewhat tilted.

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Good pictures for just a minute
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is it my imagination or does it appear to be listing a bit?

Its stable position is somewhat tilted.

Yeah, CoG is off-centre for a ballistic capsule to generate lift (and thus controllability) during re-entry and free-fall descent.


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Looking at those pictures, she's riding high in the water - looks very, very good.
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Video is still awful, but you can just make Dragon out.

You'd think in this day and age they would be able to get better video, especially after spashdown.  Pretty crappy.

Very good for a flying platform from a LONG way away.
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is it my imagination or does it appear to be listing a bit?

Its stable position is somewhat tilted.

Don't forget, there's a large parachute bay on her backside sitting open to the waves.
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I think the aerial long-range shot showed an approaching boat (sorry, didn't screen-cap).
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I think the aerial long-range shot showed an approaching boat.

Yes it did. No way to tell how far it was from Dragon.

Now video is back to the capsule
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Couluris just in shot at MCC-X.
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You'd think in this day and age they would be able to get better video, especially after spashdown.  Pretty crappy.

Well consider that

1. This is taken from a long distance from a ship in hazy conditions and

2.  The video is probably going through limited bandwidth either over microwave to shore or over telecomunications satellite.

It doesnt seem too bad when you take those points in consideration.

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Video is still awful, but you can just make Dragon out.

You'd think in this day and age they would be able to get better video, especially after spashdown.  Pretty crappy.

Maybe if they had an aircraft carrier...

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You'd think in this day and age they would be able to get better video, especially after spashdown.  Pretty crappy.

Well consider that

1. This is taken from a long distance from a ship in hazy conditions and

2.  The video is probably going through limited bandwidth either over microwave to shore or over telecomunications satellite.

It doesnt seem too bad when you take those points in consideration.

And the camera system is IR, not visual, so that is why everything is monochrome.
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Looks like a boat, or maybe not
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Josh on the vid quality (paraphrased):

"remember dragon is 500 miles off shore, it's not like a web cam, these spacecraft are doing a good job of sharing the vid"

ER, I think a P3-Orion isn't a spacecraft. :)
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