Author Topic: SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Updates and Discussion Thread 3  (Read 1287842 times)

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When will the work on JRTI be complete?
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Don't know where to put this orphan post, so I'll place it here.

While sitting at Fishlips this week, I noticed one of the capsule recovery ships had a Dragon 1 Capsule on its deck! It did not at all look flown.

Anyone know the story here? Practice unit?

Sorry about the terrible photo. I was a few hundred yards away at dusk.

Bonus F9 booster photo thrown in for fun.
« Last Edit: 08/30/2022 09:39 pm by sghill »
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It's used for water egress training for Dragon passengers. 

(aka astronauts.)

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When will the work on JRTI be complete?

ASDS recovery; Starlink 4-20 launches September 4 evening local time:
NextSpaceFlight, updated September 1:
ASDS is Just Read the Instructions.
« Last Edit: 09/02/2022 04:50 am by zubenelgenubi »
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Bob departed New York last night and is heading back to Florida..

https://twitter.com/SpaceOffshore/status/1565348700301377539


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Leaked video of F9 landing on droneship, filmed from the nearby support ship:

https://twitter.com/systems_zero/status/1566961113530613760

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Nice overhead view of JRTI. Booster recover count is etched in JRTI’s deck:

https://twitter.com/jerrypikephoto/status/1578893166694264833

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Cant forget to welcome back fresh looking B1077 who carried the #Crew5 astronauts to the International Space Station just 3 days ago

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Nice overhead view of JRTI. Booster recover count is etched in JRTI’s deck:

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Cant forget to welcome back fresh looking B1077 who carried the #Crew5 astronauts to the International Space Station just 3 days ago

Interesting how ROUTINE this has all become!...

Am I considered 'old' if I say I can still remember the disbelief around the very first "landing" in the ocean and the significant effort folk on this very forum put in to recover that historic footage, now likely forgotten in the dusty archives of SpX history?!?  Surely it wasn't all that long ago.
With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine - however, this is not necessarily a good idea. It is hard to be sure where they are
going to land, and it could be dangerous sitting under them as they fly overhead.

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Nice overhead view of JRTI. Booster recover count is etched in JRTI’s deck:

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Cant forget to welcome back fresh looking B1077 who carried the #Crew5 astronauts to the International Space Station just 3 days ago

Interesting how ROUTINE this has all become!...

Am I considered 'old' if I say I can still remember the disbelief around the very first "landing" in the ocean and the significant effort folk on this very forum put in to recover that historic footage, now likely forgotten in the dusty archives of SpX history?!?  Surely it wasn't all that long ago.

The first successful landing on a droneship was 8 April 2016 - six and a half years ago. Since then a Falcon first stage booster has successfully landed 116 times out of 123 - reaching port with the booster intact 115 of those occasions (the exception being a FH center core which landed safely but was unable to be secured for transport due to high seas.

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Interesting how ROUTINE this has all become!...

Am I considered 'old' if I say I can still remember the disbelief around the very first "landing" in the ocean and the significant effort folk on this very forum put in to recover that historic footage, now likely forgotten in the dusty archives of SpX history?!?  Surely it wasn't all that long ago.

Also remember how we watch the first booster recovered via droneship using the camera that shall not be named? Seeing SpaceX workers trying to figure out how to take off the legs, and they also burned the remaining TEA-TEB which caused firefighters to show up.

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Am I considered 'old' if I say I can still remember the disbelief around the very first "landing" in the ocean and the significant effort folk on this very forum put in to recover that historic footage, now likely forgotten in the dusty archives of SpX history?!?  Surely it wasn't all that long ago.
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Interesting how ROUTINE this has all become!...

Am I considered 'old' if I say I can still remember the disbelief around the very first "landing" in the ocean and the significant effort folk on this very forum put in to recover that historic footage, now likely forgotten in the dusty archives of SpX history?!?  Surely it wasn't all that long ago.


With how much this site's YouTube presence has blown up, it'd be good to see this important bit of NSF history showcased for the newer audience with a proper video.  The thread is still sticky on the SpaceX Reusability subforum, but I guarantee the large majority of video and stream viewers have no idea that it ever happened.

https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=34597.0

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https://twitter.com/omgfyitbh/status/1594043230190010369

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Also got some pics of A Short Fall Of Gravitas. That looks like it's getting some maintenance done.
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https://twitter.com/_rykllan/status/1595662190920732672

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Infographic of all #OCISLY landings

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