Author Topic: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-B1029.2) East Coast OCISLY return - Coverage  (Read 42620 times)

Offline Chris Bergin

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 / Updates / L2 Coverage May-June / ASDS / Party
NSF Articles for BulgariaSat-1 :
   Falcon 9 readies for Static Fire test ahead of Inmarsat 5 F4 mission
   Bulgariasat launch realigns; SpaceX secures X-37B launch contract
   SpaceX preparing to static fire next Falcon 9 another flight proven booster
   SpaceX Falcon 9 launches second flight with 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)  /   SpaceX News Articles from 2006 (Including numerous exclusive Elon interviews)
   SpaceX Dragon Articles  /  SpaceX Missions Section (with Launch Manifest and info on past and future missions)
   L2 SpaceX Section


« Last Edit: 06/26/2017 12:48 PM by Chris Bergin »

Offline ehb

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.


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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



"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
« Last Edit: 06/27/2017 03:01 AM by tvg98 »

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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

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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

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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

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I take it we'll most likely have to wait till OCISLY gets in before we'll see the (presumably epic) landing footage?
Waiting for joy and raptor

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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...

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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.

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Elsbeth III being picked up by land AIS on https://www.vesselfinder.com.

Vesselfinder always registers land AIS long before marinetraffic for some reason.
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I just asked Elon for the hoverslam video that we all desperately want to see. Retweet away: https://twitter.com/craigcocca/status/880266553828057092
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MarineTraffic.com now showing Elsbeth III. It's about 16 NM from port entrance, heading directly for it at a bit under 5 kn.

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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

So in port by 12:30 UTC.

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« Last Edit: 06/29/2017 10:40 AM by Chris Bergin »

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Looks like she's leaning right enough!
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