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Title: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-B1029.2) East Coast OCISLY return - Coverage
Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/26/2017 12:47 PM
ASDS return coverage thread for B1029.2.

Previous return on JRTI:
https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=42052.0


Please note: Accredit all shots. Take photos yourself and upload. Use assets but accredit. Port Canaveral webcam guy is a no go as he has a fit over screenshots from his camera. Regulars here and on other sites know all about that.

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For the mission it conducted:

NSF Threads for BulgariaSat-1 : Discussion (https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=35587.0) / Updates (https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=42913.0) / L2 Coverage May-June (http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=42839.0) / ASDS (https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?board=66.0) / Party (http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=42585.0)
NSF Articles for BulgariaSat-1 :
   Falcon 9 readies for Static Fire test ahead of Inmarsat 5 F4 mission (https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2017/05/falcon-9-static-fire-1-inmarsat5f4/)
   Bulgariasat launch realigns; SpaceX secures X-37B launch contract (https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2017/06/bulgariasat-launch-spacex-secures-x-37b-contract/)
   SpaceX preparing to static fire next Falcon 9 another flight proven booster (https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2017/06/spacex-static-fire-next-falcon-9-flight-proven-booster/)
   SpaceX Falcon 9 launches second flight with BulgariaSat-1 mission (https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2017/06/spacex-falcon-9-second-flight-bulgariasat-1-mission/)

Successful launch on June 23, 2017 at 3:10pm EDT (1910 UTC) on Falcon 9 (reused booster 1029.2) from LC-39A at Cape Canaveral.  Booster landed successfully on ASDS.

Other SpaceX resources on NASASpaceflight:
   SpaceX News Articles (Recent) (http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/tag/spacex/)  /   SpaceX News Articles from 2006 (Including numerous exclusive Elon interviews) (http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=21862.0)
   SpaceX Dragon Articles (http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/tag/dragon/)  /  SpaceX Missions Section (with Launch Manifest and info on past and future missions) (https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?board=55.0)
   L2 SpaceX Section (https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?board=60.0)


Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-B1029.2) East Coast OCISLY return - Coverage
Post by: ehb on 06/26/2017 02:28 PM
ELSBETH III last report 0h 28m ago
projections computed as straight line to PORT CANAVERAL
based upon current speed:
 arrival projected 3d 18h 30m from now
 which is Fri Jun 30 04:57 EDT 2017
based upon average of last 10 reported speeds:
 arrival projected 3d 13h 35m from now
 which is Fri Jun 30 00:02 EDT 2017

computed on data including Sat-AIS from marinetraffic.com
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-B1029.2) East Coast OCISLY return - Coverage
Post by: flyright on 06/26/2017 03:30 PM
Looks like a longer than usual return. I'm guessing that securing this stage will be a little trickier than usual with the compressed legs.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-B1029.2) East Coast OCISLY return - Coverage
Post by: ehb on 06/26/2017 04:01 PM
Looks like a longer than usual return. I'm guessing that securing this stage will be a little trickier than usual with the compressed legs.

It seems likely.  They have only been underway towards port for about 12 hours. We may have a race between OCISLY and JRTI.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-B1029.2) East Coast OCISLY return - Coverage
Post by: flyright on 06/26/2017 05:03 PM
I looked back at the Thaicom-8 return thread for comparison:
https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=40393.0

From landing on ASDS on 5/27/16 to offshore Port Canaveral was about 4 days.
They then spent another 2 days circling offshore before docking on 6/2/16.
There was a lot of talk at the time that the circling was to allow more time for better securing the rocket, but may also have to do with giving a wide berth to the HMS Vengeance Trident submarine.

Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-B1029.2) East Coast OCISLY return - Coverage
Post by: ehb on 06/27/2017 02:32 AM
ELSBETH III last report 0h 03m ago
projections computed as straight line to PORT CANAVERAL
arrival means 'in vicinity of port'
based upon current speed:
 arrival projected 2d 4h 47m from now
 which is Thu Jun 29 03:18 EDT 2017
based upon average of last 10 reported speeds:
 arrival projected 3d 12h 42m from now
 which is Fri Jun 30 11:13 EDT 2017

computed on data including Sat-AIS from marinetraffic.com


Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-B1029.2) East Coast OCISLY return - Coverage
Post by: tvg98 on 06/27/2017 03:01 AM
"Go Searcher is back at #PortCanaveral ahead of #BulgariaSat1 booster arrival via #OCISLY @SpaceX"
By Julia Bergeron.

It looks like it is not carrying either of the fairing halves.

https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/879533987915497472 (https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/879533987915497472)
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-B1029.2) East Coast OCISLY return - Coverage
Post by: ehb on 06/27/2017 11:16 AM
ELSBETH III last report 2h 35m ago
projections computed as straight line to PORT CANAVERAL
arrival means 'in vicinity of port'
based upon current speed:
 arrival projected 1d 19h 6m from now
 which is Thu Jun 29 02:19 EDT 2017
based upon average of last 10 reported speeds:
 arrival projected 2d 3h 42m from now
 which is Thu Jun 29 10:55 EDT 2017

computed on data including Sat-AIS from marinetraffic.com
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-B1029.2) East Coast OCISLY return - Coverage
Post by: ehb on 06/27/2017 11:26 PM
ELSBETH III last report 1h 12m ago
projections computed as straight line to PORT CANAVERAL
arrival means 'in vicinity of port'
based upon current speed:
 arrival projected 2d 11h 53m from now
 which is Fri Jun 30 07:17 EDT 2017
based upon average of last 10 reported speeds:
 arrival projected 1d 18h 0m from now
 which is Thu Jun 29 13:24 EDT 2017

computed on data including Sat-AIS from marinetraffic.com
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-B1029.2) East Coast OCISLY return - Coverage
Post by: ehb on 06/28/2017 11:30 AM
ELSBETH III last report 1h 01m ago
projections computed as straight line to PORT CANAVERAL
arrival means 'in vicinity of port'
based upon current speed:
 arrival projected 0d 23h 30m from now
 which is Thu Jun 29 06:59 EDT 2017
based upon average of last 10 reported speeds:
 arrival projected 1d 16h 12m from now
 which is Thu Jun 29 23:41 EDT 2017

computed on data including Sat-AIS from marinetraffic.com
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-B1029.2) East Coast OCISLY return - Coverage
Post by: Kaputnik on 06/28/2017 10:22 PM
I take it we'll most likely have to wait till OCISLY gets in before we'll see the (presumably epic) landing footage?
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-B1029.2) East Coast OCISLY return - Coverage
Post by: vaporcobra on 06/28/2017 10:47 PM
I take it we'll most likely have to wait till OCISLY gets in before we'll see the (presumably epic) landing footage?

Don't get your hopes up, we most likely will only get a 10 second Instagram timelapse...
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-B1029.2) East Coast OCISLY return - Coverage
Post by: ehb on 06/29/2017 02:28 AM
ELSBETH III last report 1h 27m ago
projections computed as straight line to PORT CANAVERAL
arrival means 'in vicinity of port'
based upon current speed:
 arrival projected 0d 7h 35m from now
 which is Thu Jun 29 06:01 EDT 2017
based upon average of last 10 reported speeds:
 arrival projected 0d 15h 35m from now
 which is Thu Jun 29 14:01 EDT 2017

computed on data including Sat-AIS from marinetraffic.com

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SAT data has been minimal, > 12 hour gap between the most recent and previous.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-B1029.2) East Coast OCISLY return - Coverage
Post by: Scylla on 06/29/2017 03:08 AM
Elsbeth III being picked up by land AIS on https://www.vesselfinder.com.

Vesselfinder always registers land AIS long before marinetraffic for some reason.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-B1029.2) East Coast OCISLY return - Coverage
Post by: craigcocca on 06/29/2017 03:30 AM
I just asked Elon for the hoverslam video that we all desperately want to see. Retweet away: https://twitter.com/craigcocca/status/880266553828057092
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-B1029.2) East Coast OCISLY return - Coverage
Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/29/2017 08:38 AM
Waiting for the East Coast return:
https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/880342119419981824
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-B1029.2) East Coast OCISLY return - Coverage
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/29/2017 09:14 AM
MarineTraffic.com now showing Elsbeth III. It's about 16 NM from port entrance, heading directly for it at a bit under 5 kn.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-B1029.2) East Coast OCISLY return - Coverage
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/29/2017 10:03 AM
Quote
Alicia (SpaceGal)‏ @murphypak 4m4 minutes ago

@CwG_NSF @NASASpaceflight  #OCISLY will be at buoy marker 4-5 7:30 am EST other tugs and boarding then in port by 830am Live on Periscope!

https://twitter.com/murphypak/status/880365015974457345 (https://twitter.com/murphypak/status/880365015974457345)

So in port by 12:30 UTC.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-B1029.2) East Coast OCISLY return - Coverage
Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/29/2017 10:39 AM
Tally Ho!
https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/880372501959901184
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-B1029.2) East Coast OCISLY return - Coverage
Post by: douglas100 on 06/29/2017 10:41 AM
Looks like she's leaning right enough!
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-B1029.2) East Coast OCISLY return - Coverage
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/29/2017 10:54 AM
Now about 8.5 NM from port entrance, doing 5 kn (MarineTraffic.com)
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-B1029.2) East Coast OCISLY return - Coverage
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/29/2017 11:01 AM
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Scott M‏ @Restrantek 2m2 minutes ago

Port time for #OCISLY and the #Falcon9. Elsbeth III, Go Quest and ASDS arriving soon at Port @canaveralport @SpaceX @SpaceNews360

https://twitter.com/Restrantek/status/880379815286722561 (https://twitter.com/Restrantek/status/880379815286722561)
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-B1029.2) East Coast OCISLY return - Coverage
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/29/2017 11:47 AM
@murphypak now live on periscope (OCISLY not in sight yet):

https://www.pscp.tv/w/1djGXAPnQwoJZ (https://www.pscp.tv/w/1djGXAPnQwoJZ)
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-B1029.2) East Coast OCISLY return - Coverage
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/29/2017 11:51 AM
According to Marinetraffic.com pilot2 is now with OCISLY
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-B1029.2) East Coast OCISLY return - Coverage
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/29/2017 11:52 AM
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Julia Bergeron‏ @julia_bergeron 2m2 minutes ago

Getting closer #OCISLY #bargex @NASASpaceflight

https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/880392883378978816 (https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/880392883378978816)
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-B1029.2) East Coast OCISLY return - Coverage
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/29/2017 12:30 PM
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Stephen C. Smith‏ @SpaceKSCBlog 32s32 seconds ago

I spy with my @SpaceX eye ... Of Course I Still Love You approaching Port Canaveral.

https://twitter.com/SpaceKSCBlog/status/880402640290689025 (https://twitter.com/SpaceKSCBlog/status/880402640290689025)
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-B1029.2) East Coast OCISLY return - Coverage
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/29/2017 12:39 PM
According to MarineTraffic.com the pilot boat has just reached the jetty at port entrance
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-B1029.2) East Coast OCISLY return - Coverage
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/29/2017 12:47 PM
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Julia Bergeron‏ @julia_bergeron 2m2 minutes ago

Welcome home #OCISLY You have new hardware on board! #Roomba Wave to the team everybody!

https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/880406674955264001 (https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/880406674955264001)
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-B1029.2) East Coast OCISLY return - Coverage
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/29/2017 12:50 PM
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Michael Seeley‏ @Mike_Seeley 1m1 minute ago

Welcome home, #Falcon9. The now twice launched & landed #SpaceX #BulgariaSat1 just returned to port aboard the #OCISLY.  at Jetty Park Pier

https://twitter.com/Mike_Seeley/status/880407593042182144 (https://twitter.com/Mike_Seeley/status/880407593042182144)

Yep, looks like a Roomba!  8)
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-B1029.2) East Coast OCISLY return - Coverage
Post by: douglas100 on 06/29/2017 12:55 PM
Looks like the OctoCrab has got a grip on her!

Edit:spelling
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-B1029.2) East Coast OCISLY return - Coverage
Post by: Helodriver on 06/29/2017 12:56 PM
Well, now we know OctoCrab can limbo low. :)
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-B1029.2) East Coast OCISLY return - Coverage
Post by: Swoopert on 06/29/2017 12:57 PM
Yay OctoCrab!  ;D and damn, that grid fin is toast!  :o
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-B1029.2) East Coast OCISLY return - Coverage
Post by: craigcocca on 06/29/2017 01:02 PM
Toasty, but looks like this Falcon may fly again.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-B1029.2) East Coast OCISLY return - Coverage
Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/29/2017 01:07 PM
And to date SpaceX has officially said nothing about the grabby robot, so now they'll have to! :D
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-B1029.2) East Coast OCISLY return - Coverage
Post by: Helodriver on 06/29/2017 01:09 PM
From that position on deck, it looks like the OctoCrab secures the rocket in place and does not move it around on deck.  This is good news for the Bingo game. ;)
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-B1029.2) East Coast OCISLY return - Coverage
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/29/2017 01:11 PM
Quote
A better shot of #Octograbber #bargex from my camera.

https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/880409541845946369 (https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/880409541845946369)
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-B1029.2) East Coast OCISLY return - Coverage
Post by: Beittil on 06/29/2017 01:26 PM
I wonder if they programmed a function into the Octograbber to level out the stage for easier capping and lifting off of the ASDS!?!
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-B1029.2) East Coast OCISLY return - Coverage
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/29/2017 01:40 PM
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Scott M‏ @Restrantek 5m5 minutes ago

Arrived. #OCISLY #Falcon9 #BulgariaSat1 @SpaceX @SpaceNews360

https://twitter.com/Restrantek/status/880418883353665536 (https://twitter.com/Restrantek/status/880418883353665536)

I'm done now til this evening - great to see two returns in 24 hrs!
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-B1029.2) East Coast OCISLY return - Coverage
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/29/2017 01:42 PM
Oh ok, just one more that popped up in my feed ...

Quote
Michael Seeley‏ @Mike_Seeley 56s56 seconds ago

"Roomba" (or whatever we're calling it) deployment: confirmed, as the #SpaceX #BulgariaSat1 #Falcon9 returns to port Thursday AM.

https://twitter.com/Mike_Seeley/status/880420558386733058 (https://twitter.com/Mike_Seeley/status/880420558386733058)
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-B1029.2) East Coast OCISLY return - Coverage
Post by: Scylla on 06/29/2017 02:05 PM
26 images from Kevin Frack‎ @ SpaceX FB Group
https://imgur.com/a/jsYHm
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-B1029.2) East Coast OCISLY return - Coverage
Post by: Swoopert on 06/29/2017 02:07 PM
That'd be the difference between a crushed crush core and not then...;)
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-B1029.2) East Coast OCISLY return - Coverage
Post by: Req on 06/29/2017 02:30 PM
Notice that the octagrabber's "arm" that goes under the most crushed leg isn't deployed.  I wonder if the nominal plan is to actually correct the lean, but in this case one leg was crushed so far that they couldn't deploy that arm.

Edit to add that in somewhat recent pictures, one of the arms wasn't deployed and looked as if it was missing hardware(which one person disputed).  Maybe that arm just isn't ready and the alignment is a coincidence.  Also, during Alicia's periscope, a SpaceX employee verbally referred to the roomba as the octagrabber, which is now the second time that I have seen a SpaceX employee use the term.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-B1029.2) East Coast OCISLY return - Coverage
Post by: douglas100 on 06/29/2017 03:36 PM
Are you sure about that? The octograbber grips the hold downs which are between the legs not under them. The two hold downs clocked 90 degrees from the one in the middle of the picture are mostly hidden behind the deployed legs. You can see part of the octograbber arm attached to the hold down on the left, but the hold down on the right is almost completely hidden. I think it's possible that it has a grip on all four hold downs. However, hopefully all will become clear when they lift the rocket.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-B1029.2) East Coast OCISLY return - Coverage
Post by: old_sellsword on 06/29/2017 04:15 PM
Are you sure about that? The octograbber grips the hold downs which are between the legs not under them. The two hold downs clocked 90 degrees from the one in the middle of the picture are mostly hidden behind the deployed legs. You can see part of the octograbber arm attached to the hold down on the left, but the hold down on the right is almost completely hidden. I think it's possible that it has a grip on all four hold downs. However, hopefully all will become clear when they lift the rocket.

You can see the hold-down pin below the leg attachment points is missing an arm extending up to it.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-B1029.2) East Coast OCISLY return - Coverage
Post by: mme on 06/29/2017 04:32 PM
I didn't see this in this thread yet:

Imgur - SpaceX Falcon 9 B1029.2 Returns to Port (https://imgur.com/a/ZXD0N)


Check out all the soot/charring/? from the old grid fin in the last photo.

Falcon 9 Interstage.  Photo credit: Mary Ellen Jelen / We Report Space


Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-B1029.2) East Coast OCISLY return - Coverage
Post by: Wolfram66 on 06/29/2017 04:38 PM
OR OctoSpider, which grabs onto the OctoWeb... Reference Arthur C. Clarke's Rama book series https://goo.gl/images/3tbtfs
 (https://goo.gl/images/3tbtfs)
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-B1029.2) East Coast OCISLY return - Coverage
Post by: Lars-J on 06/29/2017 04:44 PM
OR OctoSpider, which grabs onto the OctoWeb... Reference Arthur C. Clarke's Rama book series https://goo.gl/images/3tbtfs
 (https://goo.gl/images/3tbtfs)

SpaceX already has a name for it. Why are you trying to give your own name for it?
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-B1029.2) East Coast OCISLY return - Coverage
Post by: MarekCyzio on 06/29/2017 04:45 PM
My lunch break
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-B1029.2) East Coast OCISLY return - Coverage
Post by: Alpha Control on 06/29/2017 04:48 PM
I didn't see this in this thread yet:

Imgur - SpaceX Falcon 9 B1029.2 Returns to Port (https://imgur.com/a/ZXD0N)


Check out all the soot/charring/? from the old grid fin in the last photo.

Falcon 9 Interstage.  Photo credit: Mary Ellen Jelen / We Report Space

Could that be a fluid leakage of some sort?  Just wondering, as it looks like a bit of a splatter pattern to me, like you might see when a fluid leak is blown back by the air flow.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-B1029.2) East Coast OCISLY return - Coverage
Post by: MarekCyzio on 06/29/2017 04:56 PM
One more
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-B1029.2) East Coast OCISLY return - Coverage
Post by: MarekCyzio on 06/29/2017 05:01 PM
Top of the rocket.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-B1029.2) East Coast OCISLY return - Coverage
Post by: ellindsey on 06/29/2017 05:01 PM
I didn't see this in this thread yet:

Imgur - SpaceX Falcon 9 B1029.2 Returns to Port (https://imgur.com/a/ZXD0N)


Check out all the soot/charring/? from the old grid fin in the last photo.

Falcon 9 Interstage.  Photo credit: Mary Ellen Jelen / We Report Space

Could that be a fluid leakage of some sort?  Just wondering, as it looks like a bit of a splatter pattern to me, like you might see when a fluid leak is blown back by the air flow.

I think the fluid in this case is molten aluminum.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-B1029.2) East Coast OCISLY return - Coverage
Post by: Kabloona on 06/29/2017 05:14 PM
I didn't see this in this thread yet:

Imgur - SpaceX Falcon 9 B1029.2 Returns to Port (https://imgur.com/a/ZXD0N)


Check out all the soot/charring/? from the old grid fin in the last photo.

Falcon 9 Interstage.  Photo credit: Mary Ellen Jelen / We Report Space

Could that be a fluid leakage of some sort?  Just wondering, as it looks like a bit of a splatter pattern to me, like you might see when a fluid leak is blown back by the air flow.

I think the fluid in this case is molten aluminum.

If you're talking about the brown patch forward of the grid fins, that's cork insulation that's been exposed by the ablative SPAM burning off the grid fins and scouring the white paint off the interstage above, exposing the cork insulation beneath.

This is the usual pattern for SPAM-coated aluminum grid fins, and won't happen in future with uncoated titanium grid fins (see the latest Iridium launch with the titanium fins).

https://mobile.twitter.com/w00ki33/status/880430133538045953
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-B1029.2) East Coast OCISLY return - Coverage
Post by: StuffOfInterest on 06/29/2017 05:53 PM
One more

Is it just a trick of the light, or is one of the leg pistons shiny instead of mat black?
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-B1029.2) East Coast OCISLY return - Coverage
Post by: MarekCyzio on 06/29/2017 06:08 PM
Panorama
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-B1029.2) East Coast OCISLY return - Coverage
Post by: Wolfram66 on 06/29/2017 06:09 PM
One more

Looks like the front right leg broke and they are keeping it together so it won't flop in the breeze with pink foam and tie wraps...
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-B1029.2) East Coast OCISLY return - Coverage
Post by: CraigLieb on 06/29/2017 06:10 PM
Anyone get in the air yet to spy landing spot for the bingo?
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-B1029.2) East Coast OCISLY return - Coverage
Post by: MarekCyzio on 06/29/2017 06:26 PM
From a slightly beter vantage point. People in Milliken's Reef thought I am crazy when I started climbing furniture.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-B1029.2) East Coast OCISLY return - Coverage
Post by: douglas100 on 06/29/2017 07:00 PM
Are you sure about that? The octograbber grips the hold downs which are between the legs not under them. The two hold downs clocked 90 degrees from the one in the middle of the picture are mostly hidden behind the deployed legs. You can see part of the octograbber arm attached to the hold down on the left, but the hold down on the right is almost completely hidden. I think it's possible that it has a grip on all four hold downs. However, hopefully all will become clear when they lift the rocket.

You can see the hold-down pin below the leg attachment points is missing an arm extending up to it.

Yes, I see it now.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-B1029.2) East Coast OCISLY return - Coverage
Post by: cscott on 06/29/2017 07:05 PM
I didn't see this in this thread yet:

Imgur - SpaceX Falcon 9 B1029.2 Returns to Port (https://imgur.com/a/ZXD0N)


Check out all the soot/charring/? from the old grid fin in the last photo.

Falcon 9 Interstage.  Photo credit: Mary Ellen Jelen / We Report Space

Could that be a fluid leakage of some sort?  Just wondering, as it looks like a bit of a splatter pattern to me, like you might see when a fluid leak is blown back by the air flow.
More likely ablated SPAM.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-B1029.2) East Coast OCISLY return - Coverage
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/29/2017 07:40 PM
Quote
It's finally happening!

https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/880508735273275393 (https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/880508735273275393)
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-B1029.2) East Coast OCISLY return - Coverage
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/29/2017 07:51 PM
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Moving towards the stand now.

https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/880512349379059712 (https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/880512349379059712)
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-B1029.2) East Coast OCISLY return - Coverage
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/29/2017 07:52 PM
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Hovering over the stand. #bargex @NASASpaceflight Keeping time Chris?

https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/880513168409337857 (https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/880513168409337857)
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-B1029.2) East Coast OCISLY return - Coverage
Post by: Req on 06/29/2017 07:57 PM
Wow, look at the bend in that leg!
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-B1029.2) East Coast OCISLY return - Coverage
Post by: Lars-J on 06/29/2017 07:58 PM
What bend? That one cylinder is compressed much more, yes, but there is no bending.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-B1029.2) East Coast OCISLY return - Coverage
Post by: Req on 06/29/2017 08:02 PM
What bend? That one cylinder is compressed much more, yes, but there is no bending.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-B1029.2) East Coast OCISLY return - Coverage
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/29/2017 08:04 PM
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And we are landed at the stand. #bargex @NASASpaceflight

https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/880515972515459073 (https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/880515972515459073)
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-B1029.2) East Coast OCISLY return - Coverage
Post by: cscott on 06/29/2017 08:14 PM
Remember there was pink foam and a strap around the hurt leg. It might be preventing the leg from flopping down as much as the others... irrespective of whether the leg is actually broken/bent or not.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-B1029.2) East Coast OCISLY return - Coverage
Post by: whitelancer64 on 06/29/2017 08:15 PM
What bend? That one cylinder is compressed much more, yes, but there is no bending.

The "bend" is in the side-view profile of the leg due to its shape, it's not actually bent.

http://heiwaco.tripod.com/F9leg.gif

http://johnkrausphotos.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/55-Feb-24.jpg
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-B1029.2) East Coast OCISLY return - Coverage
Post by: Req on 06/29/2017 08:23 PM
What bend? That one cylinder is compressed much more, yes, but there is no bending.

The "bend" is in the side-view profile of the leg due to its shape, it's not actually bent.

http://heiwaco.tripod.com/F9leg.gif

http://johnkrausphotos.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/55-Feb-24.jpg
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-B1029.2) East Coast OCISLY return - Coverage
Post by: whitelancer64 on 06/29/2017 08:35 PM
Looks straight to me.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-B1029.2) East Coast OCISLY return - Coverage
Post by: whitelancer64 on 06/29/2017 09:14 PM
What bend? That one cylinder is compressed much more, yes, but there is no bending.

The "bend" is in the side-view profile of the leg due to its shape, it's not actually bent.

http://heiwaco.tripod.com/F9leg.gif

http://johnkrausphotos.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/55-Feb-24.jpg

Here's a clearer picture, it's definitely straight.

source: https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/880514598566207488
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-B1029.2) East Coast OCISLY return - Coverage
Post by: Lars-J on 06/29/2017 09:17 PM
What bend? That one cylinder is compressed much more, yes, but there is no bending.

The "bend" is in the side-view profile of the leg due to its shape, it's not actually bent.

http://heiwaco.tripod.com/F9leg.gif

http://johnkrausphotos.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/55-Feb-24.jpg

NOT BENT. That's how the leg looks. You are being fooled by A) poor image quality and B) light conditions.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-B1029.2) East Coast OCISLY return - Coverage
Post by: Lar on 06/29/2017 11:58 PM
It's not bent but it's certainly not happy. (I mean, maybe it is, because it likes pink foam bandages, but that's not the way to bet) That one's going to get some extra special analysis...
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-B1029.2) East Coast OCISLY return - Coverage
Post by: catdlr on 06/30/2017 03:02 AM
SpaceX - In Port - BulgariaSat-1 - 4K - 06-29-2017

USLaunchReport
Published on Jun 29, 2017

SpaceX toughest and successful landing. Merlin engines appear close to the deck. In the video, you will see Falcon 9 Booster in the far right aft corner. For coming in so hot, still a perfectly good booster.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxVf-4B03XA?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxVf-4B03XA
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-B1029.2) East Coast OCISLY return - Coverage
Post by: Robotbeat on 06/30/2017 03:08 AM
Octomus Prime.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-B1029.2) East Coast OCISLY return - Coverage
Post by: docmordrid on 06/30/2017 03:18 AM
Someone mentioned a name from Culture: Attitude Adjuster

But, I still think it's a cybernetic member of the Order Octopoda.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-B1029.2) East Coast OCISLY return - Coverage
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/30/2017 05:53 AM
Julia Bergeron has now posted higher-res photos to her twitter feed:

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Coming to home port. #bargex #OCISLY @NASASpaceflight
https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/880563795994656768 (https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/880563795994656768)

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The new hardware make a debut. #Roomba #bargex #OCISLY @NASASpaceflight
https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/880564129307648000 (https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/880564129307648000)

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Another shot of #Roomba making a debut. #bargex #OCISLY @NASASpaceflight
https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/880564730976489472 (https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/880564730976489472)

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Homecoming #PortCanaveral #bargex #OCISLY @NASASpaceflight
https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/880564974099116032 (https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/880564974099116032)
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-B1029.2) East Coast OCISLY return - Coverage
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/30/2017 05:59 AM
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The new cap that was pointed out to me by @murphypak #bargex #OCISLY @NASASpaceflight
https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/880565314987188224 (https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/880565314987188224)

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There was a request for grid fins. I would say Extra Toasty. These are not the new design. #bargex #OCISLY @NASASpaceflight
https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/880565583347159040 (https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/880565583347159040)

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Grid fin love with the cap almost attatched. #bargex #OCISLY @NASASpaceflight
https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/880566714718662656 (https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/880566714718662656)

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Then suddenly, #Roomba was out of there! I swear, magic! #bargex #OCISLY @NASASpaceflight
https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/880567234820788225 (https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/880567234820788225)

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About that #Roomba It goes quite flat and I have no idea which way the grabbers went. Again, magic! #bargex #OCISLY @NASASpaceflight
https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/880567609040805889 (https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/880567609040805889)
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-B1029.2) East Coast OCISLY return - Coverage
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/30/2017 06:04 AM
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Almost on the stand, but well, gotta figure this out. #bargex #OCISLY @NASASpaceflight
https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/880567904462409732 (https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/880567904462409732)

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Medic! That leg got a pink bandaid today. #bargex #OCISLY @NASASpaceflight
https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/880569191442505728 (https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/880569191442505728)

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Thank you to the @SpaceX team for a beautiful homecoming today. #bargex #OCISLY @NASASpaceflight
https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/880569759363944448 (https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/880569759363944448)
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-B1029.2) East Coast OCISLY return - Coverage
Post by: Req on 06/30/2017 12:09 PM
What bend? That one cylinder is compressed much more, yes, but there is no bending.

The "bend" is in the side-view profile of the leg due to its shape, it's not actually bent.

http://heiwaco.tripod.com/F9leg.gif

http://johnkrausphotos.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/55-Feb-24.jpg

NOT BENT. That's how the leg looks. You are being fooled by A) poor image quality and B) light conditions.

The lines I drew on the "hurt" leg were correct, but there wasn't enough resolution to follow the same lines on the reference leg.

The higher resolution pictures make it clear that the inside line is indeed nominally bowed a bit, at least when deployed and hanging from a crane.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-B1029.2) East Coast OCISLY return - Coverage
Post by: old_sellsword on 06/30/2017 03:27 PM
Picture of the 225 grid fin nearly melted away, credit (https://i.imgur.com/3FS0Blc.jpg) to u/thedubya22 on Reddit.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-B1029.2) East Coast OCISLY return - Coverage
Post by: abaddon on 06/30/2017 03:37 PM
Looks like all of the (at all) downward-facing surfaces were stripped of the paint/spam with the cork being exposed.  Definitely a hot entry!
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-B1029.2) East Coast OCISLY return - Coverage
Post by: Lars-J on 06/30/2017 04:11 PM
NOT BENT. That's how the leg looks. You are being fooled by A) poor image quality and B) light conditions.

The lines I drew on the "hurt" leg were correct, but there wasn't enough resolution to follow the same lines on the reference leg.

The higher resolution pictures make it clear that the inside line is indeed nominally bowed a bit, at least when deployed and hanging from a crane.

So you are wrong but yet you are not?  ::)  ???
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-B1029.2) East Coast OCISLY return - Coverage
Post by: Lars-J on 06/30/2017 04:14 PM
Looks like all of the (at all) downward-facing surfaces were stripped of the paint/spam with the cork being exposed.  Definitely a hot entry!

I wouldn't go that far. (at least from that closeup picture of the top with interstage) Those surfaces have a sand blasted look (not sand blasted obviously) but there is a smooth transition to other surfaces. So no spam was stripped. And it may still only be soot or other particles that wash off.

There is definitely spam missing on the bottom, though.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-B1029.2) East Coast OCISLY return - Coverage
Post by: Lars-J on 06/30/2017 05:34 PM
Additional pictures of the partially melted grid fin: https://imgur.com/a/WeILL
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-B1029.2) East Coast OCISLY return - Coverage
Post by: AS-503 on 06/30/2017 05:48 PM
@Req
Are we really talking about "bent" carbon fiber?
The material is not much more elastic than a cracker.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-B1029.2) East Coast OCISLY return - Coverage
Post by: meekGee on 06/30/2017 06:49 PM
Picture of the 225 grid fin nearly melted away, credit (https://i.imgur.com/3FS0Blc.jpg) to u/thedubya22 on Reddit.

That'll buff right out!

Amazing how the camera was able to deal with the stream of molten Aluminum coming its way....
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-B1029.2) East Coast OCISLY return - Coverage
Post by: Jdeshetler on 07/01/2017 03:03 AM
Julia's photo of legs cut/paste for side by side for compressed length comparison. Not sure exactly where the telescope seam are under the pink foam.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-B1029.2) East Coast OCISLY return - Coverage
Post by: AncientU on 07/02/2017 02:39 PM
@Req
Are we really talking about "bent" carbon fiber?
The material is not much more elastic than a cracker.

Ever used a carbon composite golf club or fly rod?
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-B1029.2) East Coast OCISLY return - Coverage
Post by: matthewkantar on 07/02/2017 03:10 PM
@Req
Are we really talking about "bent" carbon fiber?
The material is not much more elastic than a cracker.

Ever used a carbon composite golf club or fly rod?

This would be a case where the fishing pole stays bent while not under load, i.e. shattered like the above referenced cracker.

Matthew
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-B1029.2) East Coast OCISLY return - Coverage
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/02/2017 06:18 PM
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Oh heeeyyyy look who I found? It's #BulgariaSat1 waiting to find a home. #Falcon9 #SpaceX

https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/881558851539152897 (https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/881558851539152897)

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@NASASpaceflight I don't know the when, but sitting horizontal at port now. This is my phone photography 😔

https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/881560285185802240 (https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/881560285185802240)
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-B1029.2) East Coast OCISLY return - Coverage
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/07/2017 06:21 PM
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I spy with my @SpaceX eye ... Look to the right of the hangar ...

https://twitter.com/spacekscblog/status/883383959538864130 (https://twitter.com/spacekscblog/status/883383959538864130)
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-B1029.2) East Coast OCISLY return - Coverage
Post by: Ronsmytheiii on 07/07/2017 06:44 PM
On the move near LC-39A!

https://www.instagram.com/p/BWQSPOgF67i/
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-B1029.2) East Coast OCISLY return - Coverage
Post by: Jakusb on 07/07/2017 07:02 PM
Anyone know if the core in front of HIF-39A is 1029-2 arriving?
Why would it be stored there? I assume it to be retired..
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-B1029.2) East Coast OCISLY return - Coverage
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/11/2017 05:27 PM
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Last wk., an average day on the Space Coast, seeing multiple modes of transpo cross the road. 🚓🚀🚓 #fromroadstorockets 📷:@BrevardSheriff

https://twitter.com/spacecoasttpo/status/884779376172298240 (https://twitter.com/spacecoasttpo/status/884779376172298240)
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-B1029.2) East Coast OCISLY return - Coverage
Post by: Ronsmytheiii on 07/15/2017 11:34 AM
A close up video:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BWQG-hxABEj/