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twitter.com/spacex/status/1397626461742190593

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Today's flight will mark the 40th time SpaceX has reflown Falcon fairing halves since November 2019

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This will also be the first time we fly a fairing half on its fifth mission
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T-5 min

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Liftoff!
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MECO & stage sep
Fairing sep
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SpaceX feed mentions this is the fortieth fairing recovery. Not sure how much the program cost, but nearly a quarter billion dollars worth of fairings is a gaudy number.

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Entry burn
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Can we get a picture of the sonic boom mist cone? Near MaxQ [Doh] (That scared me $hitless)
Ok, I do it myself.
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Stuck the landing
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Coverage resumes at T+44:30
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Can we get a picture of the sonic boom mist cone. (That scared me $hitless)

https://twitter.com/djsnm/status/1397629068917436417?s=21


Itís impressive. I need to change my boxers. :)
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Can we get a picture of the sonic boom mist cone. (That scared me $hitless)

Scared me as well. The condensation cloud happened just as the vehicle went supersonic, and I had an instant flashback to CRS-7 for a few moments.

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Can we get a picture of the sonic boom mist cone. (That scared me $hitless)

Scared me as well. The condensation cloud happened just as the vehicle went supersonic, and I had an instant flashback to CRS-7 for a few moments.
Maybe it was ice cloud (Cirrus) and both position of sun and ice crystals made it so bright as sonic boom hit it?

Quick checking of basic of meteorology tells me that only cirrus clouds (plus massive thunderstorm tops) exits that altitude.
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Second burn was 1.58 seconds, nominal orbit insertion
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Can we get a picture of the sonic boom mist cone. (That scared me $hitless)

Scared me as well. The condensation cloud happened just as the vehicle went supersonic, and I had an instant flashback to CRS-7 for a few moments.
Maybe it was ice cloud (Cirrus) and both position of sun and ice crystals made it so bright as sonic boom hit it?

Quick checking of basic of meteorology tells me that only cirrus clouds (plus massive thunderstorm tops) exits that altitude.

Was that audio of the sonic boom? I could have sworn I heard something at that exact moment.
With ELV best efficiency was the paradigm. The new paradigm is reusable, good enough, and commonality of design.
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There was a frame of LOX tank shown just before the second burn. Looks like nicely settled.

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Deployment successful
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