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Title: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : June 3, 2017 : UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 05/19/2017 09:55 am
CRS-11 UPDATES ONLY Thread.

NSF Threads for CRS-11 : Discussion (https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=42229.0) / Updates (https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=42972.0) / Rendezvous-Berthing-ISS Ops (https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=43072.0) / L2 SpaceX Missions May/June 2017 (https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=42839.0) / Party Thread (https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=42585.0)

NSF Articles for CRS-11:
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2017/05/spacex-static-fire-crs-11-falcon-9/
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2017/06/spacex-falcon-9-crs-11-dragon-iss-100th-39a/

NSF Articles for CRS missions :  https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/?s=CRS

Launched successfully on June 3, 2017 at 17:07:38 EDT (2107 UTC) on Falcon 9 (core 1035) from LC-39A.  Successful landing at LZ-1.



External cargo: ROSA (Roll-Out Solar Array), NICER (Neutron star Interior Composition ExploreR), MUSES (Multi-User System for Earth Sensing)



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 : CRS-11 : NET June 1, 2017 - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 05/19/2017 09:59 am
L2 schedule has 27 May for the Static Fire.

Window for the June 1 launch is 1752-1758L (but instantaneous - so they go for the middle which is 55 minutes past the hour).
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : NET June 1, 2017 - UPDATES
Post by: jacqmans on 05/19/2017 10:09 am
May 18, 2017
MEDIA ADVISORY M17-057

NASA Highlights Science on Next Resupply Mission to International Space Station


NASA will host a media teleconference at 10 a.m. EDT Friday, May 26, to discuss select science investigations launching on the next SpaceX commercial resupply flight to the International Space Station.

SpaceX is targeting June 1 for the launch of its Dragon spacecraft on a Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Participants in the briefing will be:

•Zaven Arzoumanian, for Neutron star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER), will discuss an instrument that will measure neutron stars and test, for the first time in space, technology that uses pulsars as navigation beacons
•Miriam Sargusingh, project lead for Capillary Structures for Exploration Life Support, will discuss an investigation into the structures of specific shapes to manage fluid and gas mixtures for water recycling and carbon dioxide removal, benefiting future efforts to design lightweight, more reliable life support systems for future space missions.
•Jeremy Banik, principal investigator for Roll-Out Solar Array (ROSA), will discuss an investigation to test the deployment and retraction of a new type of solar panel that rolls open in space like a tape measure and is more compact than current rigid panel designs
•Paul Galloway, program manager for Multiple User System for Earth Sensing (MUSES), will discuss an Earth-viewing imaging platform created by Teledyne Brown that will house high-resolution digital cameras and hyperspectral imagers.
•Karen Ocorr, will discuss Fruit Fly Lab-02, an investigation using fruit flies as a model organism to better understand the underlying mechanisms responsible for the adverse effects of prolonged exposure to microgravity on the human heart.
•Dr. Chia Soo, principal investigator for Systemic Therapy of NELL-1 for Osteoporosis (Rodent Research-5), will discuss an investigation to test a new drug that can both rebuild bone and block further bone loss, improving health for crew members in orbit and people on Earth.

To participate in the teleconference, media must contact Kathryn Hambleton at 202-358-1100 or [email protected] by 5 p.m. Thursday, May 25, for dial-in information.

Audio of the teleconference will be streamed live online at:

https://www.nasa.gov/nasalive

SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft will carry crew supplies, scientific research and hardware to the orbiting laboratory to support the Expedition 52 and 53 crews for the eleventh contracted mission by SpaceX under NASA’s Commercial Resupply Services contract.

For launch countdown coverage, NASA's launch blog, and more information about the mission, visit:

https://www.nasa.gov/spacex
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : NET June 1, 2017 - UPDATES
Post by: Flying Beaver on 05/20/2017 05:44 am
Note the little ISS painted to the left of the hatch.
Been there, done that  ;D
https://www.instagram.com/p/BUS5T2hluWm/ (https://www.instagram.com/p/BUS5T2hluWm/)
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : NET June 1, 2017 - UPDATES
Post by: catdlr on 05/24/2017 12:03 am
NICER: Launching Soon to the Space Station

NASA Goddard
Published on May 23, 2017
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This video introduces the Neutron star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER). NICER is an Astrophysics Mission of Opportunity within NASA’s Explorer program, which provides frequent flight opportunities for world-class scientific investigations from space utilizing innovative, streamlined and efficient management approaches within the heliophysics and astrophysics science areas. NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate supports the SEXTANT component of the mission, demonstrating pulsar-based spacecraft navigation. NICER is an upcoming International Space Station payload scheduled to launch in June 2017.

https://youtu.be/K-36atOGWBY?t=001

https://youtu.be/K-36atOGWBY
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : NET June 1, 2017 - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 05/25/2017 02:24 pm
Latest (and posting because it's been quiet - quiet being good) is they are still in a nominal flow for the milestones - leading up to Saturday (NET) Static Fire ahead of next week's launch. Getting some nice flow and turnaround rhythm going at 39A!

#NotToJinxIt
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : NET June 1, 2017 - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 05/25/2017 06:37 pm
I didn't jinx it. To the contrary! ;D

Today is a day for SpaceX taking a jump to the left.

Static Fire now FRIDAY!
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : NET June 1, 2017 - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 05/25/2017 09:08 pm
MEDIA ADVISORY M17-063
NASA to Air Launch of Next International Space Station Resupply Mission

NASA commercial cargo provider SpaceX is targeting its eleventh commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station for 5:55 p.m. EDT Thursday, June 1. Launch coverage will begin on NASA Television and the agency’s website at 5:15 p.m., followed by the post-launch news conference at 7:30 p.m.

The SpaceX Dragon spacecraft will liftoff on the company's Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, carrying almost 6,000 pounds of science research, crew supplies and hardware to the orbiting laboratory in support of Expedition 52 and 53 crew members. The unpressurized trunk of the spacecraft also will transport solar panels, tools for Earth-observation and equipment to study neutron stars.

About 10 minutes after launch, Dragon will reach its preliminary orbit. It then will deploy its solar arrays and begin a carefully choreographed series of thruster firings to reach the space station. When it arrives to the space station, Expedition 52 Flight Engineers Jack Fischer and Peggy Whitson of NASA will grapple Dragon.

Live coverage of the rendezvous and capture will begin at 8:30 a.m. Sunday, June 4, on NASA TV, with installation coverage set to begin at 11:30 a.m. If the launch does not occur on June 1, the next launch opportunity is 5:07 p.m. Saturday, June 3, with NASA TV coverage starting at 4:30 p.m.

The Dragon spacecraft will remain at the space station until approximately July 2, when it will return to Earth with research and return cargo in a splashdown in the Pacific Ocean, off the coast of Baja California.

Media at Kennedy will have the opportunity to participate in special tours and briefings May 31 and June 1, as well as view the launch. The deadline for media to apply for accreditation for this launch has passed, but for more information about media accreditation, contact Jennifer Horner at 321-867-6598 or [email protected]

This will be the 100th launch, and sixth SpaceX launch, from this pad. Previous launches include 11 Apollo flights, the launch of the unmanned Skylab in 1973, 82 shuttle flights and five SpaceX launches.

For an updated schedule of prelaunch briefings, events and NASA TV coverage, visit:

https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/spacex-crs-11-briefings-and-events

Learn more about the SpaceX CRS-11 mission at:

https://www.nasa.gov/spacex

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Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : NET June 1, 2017 - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 05/26/2017 11:09 am
Window for this Static Fire is 1600-2000 Eastern.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : NET June 1, 2017 - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 05/26/2017 03:03 pm
SpaceX should be coaxing Falcon 9 out of the barn with the promise of RP-1 refreshments shortly. Test window now 18:00 to 20:00 local.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : NET June 1, 2017 - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 05/26/2017 04:44 pm
They've had to move the test back to Saturday.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : NET June 1, 2017 - UPDATES
Post by: jacqmans on 05/26/2017 06:35 pm
MEDIA ADVISORY M11-17

SpaceX CRS-11 Briefings and Events

NASA commercial cargo provider SpaceX is targeting its eleventh commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station for 5:55 p.m. EDT Thursday, June 1. Launch coverage will begin on NASA Television and the agency’s website at 5:15 p.m., followed by the post-launch news conference at 7:30 p.m.

The SpaceX Dragon spacecraft will liftoff on the company's Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, carrying almost 6,000 pounds of science research, crew supplies and hardware to the orbiting laboratory in support of the Expedition 52 and 53 crew members. The unpressurized trunk of the spacecraft also will transport solar panels, tools for Earth-observation and equipment to study neutron stars.

About 10 minutes after launch, Dragon will reach its preliminary orbit. It then will deploy its solar arrays and begin a carefully choreographed series of thruster firings to reach the space station. When it arrives to the space station, Expedition 52 Flight Engineers Jack Fischer and Peggy Whitson of NASA will grapple Dragon.


Live coverage of the rendezvous and capture will begin at 8:30 a.m. Sunday, June 4, on NASA TV, with installation coverage set to begin at 11:30 a.m. If the launch does not occur on June 1, the next launch opportunity is 5:07 p.m. Saturday, June 3, with NASA TV coverage starting at 4:30 p.m.


The Dragon spacecraft will remain at the space station until approximately July 2, when it will return to Earth with research and return cargo in a splashdown in the Pacific Ocean, off the coast of Baja California.


Media at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida will have the opportunity to participate in special tours and briefings May 31 and June 1, as well as view the launch. The deadline for media to apply for accreditation for this launch has passed. For more information about media accreditation, contact Jennifer Horner at 321-867-6598 or [email protected]

Media badges will be issued at the Astronaut Training Experience building located on State Road 405, Titusville.

This will be the 100th launch, and sixth SpaceX launch, from this pad. Previous launches include 11 Apollo flights, the launch of the unmanned Skylab in 1973, 82 shuttle flights and five SpaceX launches.

L-1 Day

Press Site Hours of Operation: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Badging Hours of Operation: 7 – 8:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., and 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. (Media badges will be issued at the Astronaut Training Experience)

Media participating in the morning tour will need to be at the press site no later than 9 a.m. Interested media must RSVP to [email protected] no later than 4 p.m. on May 29.

Space Farming

Several NASA researchers will discuss their work to grow food for human deep-space exploration missions. They will discuss the Advanced Plant Habitat as well as other long-duration food production research currently underway.

Media participating in the morning tour will return to the press site at noon. 

Commercial Crew Program Update

The NASA Commercial Crew Program has partnered with American industry on the next generation of spacecraft and rockets that will launch astronauts to and from the International Space Station. At 1 p.m. in the Press Site, Commercial Crew Program management will provide an update to media on the progress being made to resume human spaceflight in the United States.

“What’s on Board” Science Briefing on NASA TV

A science, research and technology briefing will air live at 1 p.m. on NASA Television and the agency’s website, at http://www.nasa.gov/ntv. This briefing is for NASA Social participants.

One-on-One Interview Opportunities

Media will have the opportunity to interview mission experts at the Press Site from 2:30 – 4 p.m.

Prelaunch News Conference on NASA TV

A prelaunch status briefing will be held at Kennedy’s Press Site TV Auditorium at 4 p.m. and air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website.

L-0 Day

Press Site Hours of Operation: 6 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Badging Hours of Operation: 5 – 6:15 a.m., and 3 - 4 p.m. (Media badges will be issued at the Astronaut Training Experience)

Media participating in the morning event will need to be at the press site no later than 6:45 a.m. 


Remote Camera Setup and Photo Opportunity

A limited number of news media will be able to establish sound-activated remote cameras to capture the liftoff from inside Launch Complex 39A. Interested media must RSVP to [email protected] no later than 4 p.m. on May 29.

Following launch, remote camera pickup for inside the launch complex will be Friday, June 2 at 8 a.m.

All other remote camera photographers will be able to set up cameras outside of the pad perimeter. This also will be the location of the photo opportunity. Interested media must RSVP to [email protected] no later than 4 p.m. on May 29.

Following launch, remote camera pickup for outside the launch complex will be 8:30 p.m.

Media participating in the morning event will return to the press site at 9:30 a.m. 

Launch Viewing

News media wanting to view the launch from the NASA Causeway will depart the Press Site by bus at 4:30 p.m. Interested media must RSVP to [email protected] no later than 4 p.m. on May 29.

Media desiring to photograph the launch from the roof of the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) must RSVP to [email protected] no later than 4 p.m. on May 29. Space is limited for this activity. At 4:45 p.m., selected media will depart the Press Site for the VAB.

NASA TV Launch Coverage

NASA TV live coverage will begin at 5:15 p.m. For NASA TV downlink information, schedules and links to streaming video, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/ntv

Audio only of the news conferences and launch coverage will be carried on the NASA “V” circuits, which may be accessed by dialing 321-867-1220, -1240, -1260 or -7135. On launch day, "mission audio," the launch conductor’s countdown activities without NASA TV launch commentary, will be carried on 321-867-7135. Launch also will be available on local amateur VHF radio frequency 146.940 MHz heard within Brevard County on the Space Coast.

NASA Web Prelaunch and Launch Coverage

Prelaunch and launch day coverage of the SpaceX CRS-11 flight will be available on the NASA website. Coverage will include live streaming and blog updates beginning at 5:15 p.m. as the countdown milestones occur. On-demand streaming video, podcast and photos of the launch will be available shortly after liftoff. For questions about countdown coverage, contact the newsroom at 321-867-2468. You can follow countdown coverage on our launch blog at:

http://blogs.nasa.gov/spacex

Post-launch News Conference on NASA TV

A post-launch news conference will occur at about 7:30 p.m. in Kennedy’s Press Site TV Auditorium and air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website.

Learn more about the SpaceX CRS-11 mission by going to the mission home page at:

http://www.nasa.gov/spacex
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : NET June 1, 2017 - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 05/27/2017 01:42 pm
Saturday's Static Fire attempt had a window that opened at midday Eastern - long window.

However, they have opted to move the Static Fire to NET Sunday.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : NET June 1, 2017 - UPDATES
Post by: vandersons on 05/28/2017 08:36 am
SFN reporting that Falcon is vertical on pad 39A for the static fire test.

https://twitter.com/SpaceflightNow/status/868734002676543488?s=09
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : NET June 1, 2017 - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 05/28/2017 09:43 am
That's the problem that's delayed this test solved.

Window opens at midday.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : NET June 1, 2017 - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 05/28/2017 10:44 am
ARTICLE - by Chris Gebhardt:
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2017/05/spacex-static-fire-crs-11-falcon-9/
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : NET June 1, 2017 - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 05/28/2017 12:07 pm
Four hours until the test window opens. Rocket is vertical on the pad. Steaming should be here later: http://original.livestream.com/spaceflightnow
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : NET June 1, 2017 - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 05/28/2017 03:28 pm
Streaming: http://original.livestream.com/spaceflightnow

And in prop load. 30 mins to window open.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : NET June 1, 2017 - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 05/28/2017 04:01 pm
STATIC FIRE! http://original.livestream.com/spaceflightnow
 
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : NET June 1, 2017 - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 05/28/2017 04:57 pm
There's the confirmation of a good static fire test following Quick Look Review. LRR next!

https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/868871922435620864
Static fire test of Falcon 9 complete—targeting June 1 launch from historic Pad 39A for Dragon’s next resupply mission to the @Space_Station
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : NET June 1, 2017 - UPDATES
Post by: pstephens on 05/28/2017 06:52 pm
Looks like the static fire could have touched off a brush fire:

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#USFWS firefighters are responding to a new wildfire at Merritt Island NWR caused by a static rocket test fire  #FLfire

https://twitter.com/USFWSFireSE/status/868888121596932099 (https://twitter.com/USFWSFireSE/status/868888121596932099)
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : NET June 1, 2017 - UPDATES
Post by: pstephens on 05/28/2017 07:05 pm
This picture puts the grass fire in perspective:

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F9/CRS11: Fire crew sent to apparent grass fire in/near pad 39A in wake of hot-fire test; SpaceX reports good test, targeting 6/1 launch pic.twitter.com/v9Vxx5Pq5Z

https://twitter.com/cbs_spacenews/status/868872933699182594 (https://twitter.com/cbs_spacenews/status/868872933699182594)




Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : NET June 1, 2017 - UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 05/29/2017 01:04 pm
Launch weather forecast attached, 70% GO.

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Launch day probability of violating launch weather constraints: 30%
Primary concern(s): Anvil Cloud Rule, Cumulus Cloud Rule
   
Delay day probability of violating launch weather constraints: 40%
Primary concern(s): Anvil Cloud Rule, Cumulus Cloud Rule, Flight through Precipitation
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : NET June 1, 2017 - UPDATES
Post by: Lewis007 on 05/30/2017 07:10 am
Static fire video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDLxYtQYd3E
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : NET June 1, 2017 - UPDATES
Post by: envy887 on 05/30/2017 12:45 pm
NASA mission patch for recycled Dragon:


(from NASA.gov )
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : NET June 1, 2017 - UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 05/30/2017 01:45 pm
Updated launch weather forecast attached, no notable change still 70% GO.

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Launch day probability of violating launch weather constraints: 30%
Primary concern(s): Anvil Cloud Rule, Cumulus Cloud Rule
   
Delay day probability of violating launch weather constraints: 40%
Primary concern(s): Anvil Cloud Rule, Cumulus Cloud Rule, Flight through Precipitation
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : June 1, 2017 (1755 EDT/2155 UTC) : UPDATES
Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 05/30/2017 04:54 pm
Worth mentioning that this will be a noteworthy launch not just for the first reuse of a Dragon, but this will also be the 100th launch off LC-39A (12 Saturn Vs, 82 Shuttles, 5 [soon to be 6] Falcons).
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : June 1, 2017 (1755 EDT/2155 UTC) : UPDATES
Post by: Raul on 05/31/2017 01:13 pm
NOTMAR CRS-11 Launch Hazard Areas (https://goo.gl/umnY2Q) for 01-Jun 21:47 to 22:28 UTC (alternate 03-Jun 20:59 to 21:40 UTC)
and S2 debris area for 01-Jun 22:17 to 23:15 UTC (alternate 03-Jun 21:29Z to 22:27 UTC).
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : June 1, 2017 (1755 EDT/2155 UTC) : UPDATES
Post by: jpo234 on 05/31/2017 03:13 pm
L-1 forecast is out:
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Launch day probability of violating launch weather constraints: 30%
Primary concern(s):Anvil Cloud Rule, Cumulus Cloud Rule

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Saturday probability of violating launch weather constraints: 40%
Primary concern(s):Anvil Cloud Rule, Cumulus Cloud Rule, Flight through Precipitation
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : June 1, 2017 (1755 EDT/2155 UTC) : UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 05/31/2017 03:52 pm
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We've had a busy week down at @NASAKennedy prepping payloads for #SpX11 launch. Looking forward to bringing new research to @Space_Station!

https://twitter.com/nanoracks/status/869912833814929408 (https://twitter.com/nanoracks/status/869912833814929408)
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : June 1, 2017 (1755 EDT/2155 UTC) : UPDATES
Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 05/31/2017 06:09 pm
Falcon 9 is at the pad.  Preps in work to go vertical.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : June 1, 2017 (1755 EDT/2155 UTC) : UPDATES
Post by: Scylla on 05/31/2017 06:22 pm
Falcon 9 is at the pad.  Preps in work to go vertical.

https://spaceflightnow.com/2017/05/28/live-launch-preps-spacex-falcon-9-crs-11/
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : June 1, 2017 (1755 EDT/2155 UTC) : UPDATES
Post by: John44 on 05/31/2017 07:27 pm
SpaceX CRS-11 - Whats On Board Science Briefing
http://www.space-multimedia.nl.eu.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=10044
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : June 1, 2017 (1755 EDT/2155 UTC) : UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 05/31/2017 07:37 pm
https://youtu.be/kv-hgH4vnvo (https://youtu.be/kv-hgH4vnvo)
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : June 1, 2017 (1755 EDT/2155 UTC) : UPDATES
Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 05/31/2017 07:52 pm
Pre-launch news conference coming up at 16:00 EDT.  Briefing participants are arriving now.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : June 1, 2017 (1755 EDT/2155 UTC) : UPDATES
Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 05/31/2017 07:57 pm
We're gonna start on time.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : June 1, 2017 (1755 EDT/2155 UTC) : UPDATES
Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 05/31/2017 08:04 pm
Kirk: Lots of great things with this flight.  ISS Program very excited about 1700 kg of pressurized cargo -- largely utilization cargo.   Three unique unpressurized cargo elements.

On orbit's been very busy.  Notes the amazing timeline for unscheduled EVA.

Coming up on series of events.  Soyuz landing Friday at 10:10 EDT.  Peggy stays as planned.  Station down to three crew on Friday until 27 July when next Soyuz launches.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : June 1, 2017 (1755 EDT/2155 UTC) : UPDATES
Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 05/31/2017 08:06 pm
Hans: Target launch is 17:55 EDT. LZ-1 landing of 1st stage. Dragon will fly a little less than 3 days before berthing to ISS.  1 month stay once berthed.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : June 1, 2017 (1755 EDT/2155 UTC) : UPDATES
Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 05/31/2017 08:07 pm
Hans: This is 100th launch from LC-39A... and a REFURBISHED Dragon (from CRS-4 in Sept.-Oct. 2014).
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : June 1, 2017 (1755 EDT/2155 UTC) : UPDATES
Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 05/31/2017 08:07 pm
Hans: "Hoping to stay at this [flight] rate this year to clear our backlog."
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : June 1, 2017 (1755 EDT/2155 UTC) : UPDATES
Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 05/31/2017 08:08 pm
Camille: 4,500lbs of research supplies and science investigations.  Dragon will return 1,500lbs of science samples at end of CRS-11.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : June 1, 2017 (1755 EDT/2155 UTC) : UPDATES
Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 05/31/2017 08:14 pm
Mike:  Welcome to Central Florida's convective season. It will help the fires, but it will make afternoon launches "sporty" for next three months.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : June 1, 2017 (1755 EDT/2155 UTC) : UPDATES
Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 05/31/2017 08:14 pm
Mike: Models suggest guidance flow will switch tomorrow.  Thunderstorms likely tomorrow, but guidance patterns should shift the T-storms inland enough to get off tomorrow at 17:55L.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : June 1, 2017 (1755 EDT/2155 UTC) : UPDATES
Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 05/31/2017 08:15 pm
Mike: Only 84 F at launch (as a local, I can attest that that's darn near *cool* for this time of year).  Anvil cloud rule might give options to get off, but will have to monitor.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : June 1, 2017 (1755 EDT/2155 UTC) : UPDATES
Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 05/31/2017 08:16 pm
Mike: If 24hr delay, weather guidance suggestions pattern like today (it's raining right now at KSC).
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : June 1, 2017 (1755 EDT/2155 UTC) : UPDATES
Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 05/31/2017 08:17 pm
Irene asking about MDM failure. 

A: Ideas of what happened.  Most likely, this'll come back on CRS-11.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : June 1, 2017 (1755 EDT/2155 UTC) : UPDATES
Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 05/31/2017 08:19 pm
Irene asking about monetary reason to reuse Dragon.

Kirk: Reuse very very important.  This isn't new.  Shuttles flew many time.  Contract is fix-priced, and things are "equitable".
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : June 1, 2017 (1755 EDT/2155 UTC) : UPDATES
Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 05/31/2017 08:22 pm
Marcia: What did you do to refurb the Dragon.  How much is original?  Will next Dragon be reused version?

Hans: Majority of Dragon (hull) is same.  When Dragon came back, we inspected it against its qualification specs, and we made sure all items had enough "life" for this mission.  Same idea to what we do with the booster.  Results shared with NASA and reviewed together.  Some cases (FEW), there were components that needed to be swapped out.

MAJORITY of this Dragon has been in space.

Next Dragon is new from what Hans remembers.

Some batteries (because of sea water intrusion) were replaced.  Thrusters are the same to CRS-4.
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Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 05/31/2017 08:22 pm
Hans: Heat shield is new.
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Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 05/31/2017 08:23 pm
Most plumbing, avionics are from previous flights, too.
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Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 05/31/2017 08:24 pm
Jason asking if fairings are coming back anytime soon.
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Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 05/31/2017 08:25 pm
Fairings from last flights did land, but were damaged.  Still work to be done to get fairings back in condition where they can be reused.
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Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 05/31/2017 08:28 pm
Possibility of future CRS missions flying on a reused F9?

Kirk (NASA): Working on it now.
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Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 05/31/2017 08:30 pm
Production timeline of Dragon now that they're being reused? 

One more capsule being built.  Might be able to do all future cargo flights with reused capsules.  But that might not be what happens.   Hans says he isn't the best person to answer that question.

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Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 05/31/2017 08:35 pm
Me: Inmarsat had abbreviated LOX fueling, started at 35mins instead of 45mins.  Will CRS-11 use 35 or 45 min LOX fueling?

Inmarsat had hardware to allow for fast fueling.  CRS-11 and Bulgaria boosters don't have that tech because of when they were built.  They will both use standard LOX load starting at T-45mins.

Me: What if launch weather is OK but landing weather isn't?  Will you launch and just expend booster?

A: Launch weather covers landing weather.  Launch weather drives availability.  If we're good to launch, we're good to land.
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Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 05/31/2017 08:37 pm
SLC-40 progress?

A: Late summer/early fall return to operation on SLC-40.  NO decision on which mission goes first.
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Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 05/31/2017 08:40 pm
17:55:51 EDT for exact in-plane launch.
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Post by: Scylla on 05/31/2017 08:52 pm
Webcast and Press Kit.
http://www.spacex.com/webcast

https://youtu.be/SrhuRpzHxZo
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Post by: IanThePineapple on 05/31/2017 08:55 pm
Webcast and Press Kit.
http://www.spacex.com/webcast

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SrhuRpzHxZo

Says "Live in 25 hours"
So scrubbed.

The launch is in 25 hours....
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Post by: Scylla on 05/31/2017 08:57 pm
Patch from Press Kit

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Post by: John44 on 05/31/2017 09:21 pm
SpaceX CRS-11 - Prelaunch News Conference
http://www.space-multimedia.nl.eu.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=10046

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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/01/2017 05:57 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZRf6yxzjbQ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZRf6yxzjbQ)
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/01/2017 11:16 am
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Sawyer R.‏Verified account @thenasaman 2m2 minutes ago

The #Falcon9 rests on it's side now. Soon it will raise up vertical ahead of tonight's #CRS11 launch set for 5:55pm ET
https://twitter.com/thenasaman/status/870236324988686336 (https://twitter.com/thenasaman/status/870236324988686336)

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Scott M‏ @Restrantek 3m3 minutes ago

Falcon down. Launch Complex 39-A @NASAKennedy @SpaceNews360 #CRS11 #SPX11
https://twitter.com/Restrantek/status/870236392181424128 (https://twitter.com/Restrantek/status/870236392181424128)
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Post by: mdeep on 06/01/2017 11:37 am
Going vertical
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Post by: mdeep on 06/01/2017 11:48 am
And vertical
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/01/2017 12:30 pm
Nice Dargon close-up from Robin Seemangal

https://twitter.com/nova_road/status/870249241964367872 (https://twitter.com/nova_road/status/870249241964367872)
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/01/2017 12:35 pm
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The SpaceX #CRS-11 mission patch is a nice nod to CRS-4 patch, the mission that first flew this Dragon capsule. ♻

https://twitter.com/payloadwrangler/status/870244871638044673 (https://twitter.com/payloadwrangler/status/870244871638044673)
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Post by: mdeep on 06/01/2017 01:00 pm
Better photos of the lift to vertical this morning while we were setting up remotes:

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/20170601-CRS11/n-hXcX7z/i-2HHRKj6/0/8709ecf5/L/i-2HHRKj6-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/20170601-CRS11/n-hXcX7z/i-28HSmnH/0/fa633550/L/i-28HSmnH-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/20170601-CRS11/n-hXcX7z/i-jfrXgxX/0/abaf384f/L/i-jfrXgxX-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/20170601-CRS11/n-hXcX7z/i-ZwJDHFW/0/71212c21/L/i-ZwJDHFW-L.jpg)
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/01/2017 01:43 pm
Awesome photos Mike. Used and accredited :)

And now for William Graham's Feature Article!
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2017/06/spacex-falcon-9-crs-11-dragon-iss-100th-39a/
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/01/2017 02:33 pm
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James Dean‏Verified account @flatoday_jdean 13m13 minutes ago

Launch day forecast still 70% "go" for F9/Dragon liftoff from KSC at 5:55pm ET. Concerns:  Anvil/Cumulus Cloud Rules #CRS11

https://twitter.com/flatoday_jdean/status/870283693558042624 (https://twitter.com/flatoday_jdean/status/870283693558042624)
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/01/2017 03:21 pm
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Falcon 9 and Dragon on Pad 39A at @NASAKennedy. Weather is 70% favorable for today’s 5:55 p.m. EDT, 21:55 UTC launch.

https://twitter.com/spacex/status/870298327979442178 (https://twitter.com/spacex/status/870298327979442178)
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Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 06/01/2017 05:57 pm
Raining now with thunderstorm.   Everything right now is pushing from the southwest to the northeast.  Waiting for seabreeze to start pushing this stuff inland.

And to note... this is a dying storm right now.
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/01/2017 06:02 pm
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Showers rolling through KSC, as predicted. Launch of SpaceX #CRS11 about four hours away.

https://twitter.com/flatoday_jdean/status/870337743204876289 (https://twitter.com/flatoday_jdean/status/870337743204876289)
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Post by: mdeep on 06/01/2017 07:09 pm
Phase II lightning @ SLF. Lots of storms firing off along the sea breeze just inland.

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/20170601-CRS11/n-hXcX7z/i-j4ZT6nZ/0/031e193b/L/i-j4ZT6nZ-L.jpg)
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Post by: jcm on 06/01/2017 07:09 pm
NASA mission summary

https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/atoms/files/spacex_crs-11_mission_overview.pdf
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Post by: Rocket Science on 06/01/2017 07:38 pm
Launch Day Forecast:
http://www.patrick.af.mil/Portals/14/documents/Weather/L-0%20Forecast%201%20June%20Launch.pdf?ver=2017-06-01-135714-843
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Post by: HVM on 06/01/2017 07:47 pm
CRS-11 Technical Webcast
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O469xt8kMCg

CRS-11 Hosted Webcast
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SrhuRpzHxZo
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Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 06/01/2017 07:59 pm
Well... the not so great news is that its all slowly drifting east... exact opposite of forecast.
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Post by: Rocket Science on 06/01/2017 08:00 pm
NASA TV will cover launch as well beginning 5pm ET.
https://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/#public
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Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 06/01/2017 08:03 pm
Update here.  Still going to proceed with count at this point.  Fueling of RP-1 coming up in just over 25mins.
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Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 06/01/2017 08:16 pm
KSC under a Phase II lightning warning at this time.
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Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 06/01/2017 08:21 pm
Pre-tanking weather briefing coming up soon.
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Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 06/01/2017 08:37 pm
For those wondering, here is the LCC for weather for Falcon 9:

- sustained wind at the 162 feet (49 m) level of the launch pad in excess of 30 knots (56 km/h; 35 mph)
- upper-level conditions containing wind shear that could lead to control problems for the launch vehicle.
- launch through a cloud layer greater than 4,500 feet (1,400 m) thick that extends into freezing temperatures
- launch within 19 kilometres (10 nmi) of cumulus clouds with tops that extend into freezing temperatures,
- within 19 kilometres (10 nmi) of the edge of a thunderstorm that is producing lightning within 30 minutes after the last -
- lightning is observed.
- within 19 kilometres (10 nmi) of an attached thunderstorm anvil cloud
- within 9.3 kilometres (5 nmi) of disturbed weather clouds that extend into freezing temperatures
- within 5.6 kilometres (3 nmi) of a thunderstorm debris cloud,
- through cumulus clouds formed as the result of or directly attached to a smoke plume,

The following should delay launch:

- delay launch for 15 minutes if field mill instrument readings within 9.3 kilometres (5 nmi) of the launch pad exceed +/- 1,500 volts per meter, or +/- 1,000 volts per meter
- delay launch for 30 minutes after lightning is observed within 10 nautical miles (19 km; 12 mi) of the launch pad or the flight path
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Post by: Flying Beaver on 06/01/2017 08:41 pm
Should be into RP-1 tanking now if not scrubbing. (T-73m)
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Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 06/01/2017 08:44 pm
Prop load at T-70mins... if they're gonna make a go for it.
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Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 06/01/2017 08:45 pm
And that's T-70mins.  They need to be starting RP-1 load now if they're gonna try.
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/01/2017 08:47 pm
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Some threatening clouds moving toward KSC right now. #SpaceX targeting 1755 #Falcon9 launch from 39A. #CRS11

https://twitter.com/emrekelly/status/870378704039538688 (https://twitter.com/emrekelly/status/870378704039538688)
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Post by: Scotty on 06/01/2017 08:47 pm
Local weather (Thunder Cells to the West and Southwest, moving Northeast) does not look good, 70 minutes before scheduled launch time.
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Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 06/01/2017 08:48 pm
Hearing they are in chilldown for RP-1.

NOTE: You continue pressing ahead until an official scrub is called.
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/01/2017 08:55 pm
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F9/CRS11: Venting now visible at pad 39A; awaiting word on chilldown/prop loading ops

https://twitter.com/cbs_spacenews/status/870382533057409025 (https://twitter.com/cbs_spacenews/status/870382533057409025)
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Post by: John Alan on 06/01/2017 08:55 pm
Doppler radar is hinting (to me anyway) that the thunder cells in the area are raining out (dying down)
Let hope this continues...  :-\

https://radar.weather.gov/radar.php?rid=mlb&product=N0R&loop=yes (https://radar.weather.gov/radar.php?rid=mlb&product=N0R&loop=yes)
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Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 06/01/2017 08:55 pm
IF we do attempt a launch today, exactly launch time is now 17:55:53 EDT -- two seconds to the right.
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Post by: Orbiter on 06/01/2017 08:56 pm
SFN reporting SpaceX has given a go for fueling.
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Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 06/01/2017 08:56 pm
Confirmed.  "GO" for fueling was given.  We're fueling.
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Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/01/2017 08:59 pm
T-58 minutes. View from Spaceflightnow's camera.
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Post by: Orbiter on 06/01/2017 09:00 pm
NTV showing a live shot of F9 on the pad.
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Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/01/2017 09:00 pm
NASA coverage has begun.
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Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 06/01/2017 09:09 pm
2min to LOX load.  Teams reporting to LD.
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Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 06/01/2017 09:10 pm
LOX load has started.
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Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/01/2017 09:11 pm
T-45 minutes. LOX loading should be starting now.
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Post by: centaurinasa on 06/01/2017 09:14 pm
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Post by: centaurinasa on 06/01/2017 09:16 pm
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Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/01/2017 09:17 pm
NASA official coverage has begun.
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Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/01/2017 09:17 pm
Still 70% go.
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Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 06/01/2017 09:17 pm
Storms are dissipating.  So... this will probably be a down-to-the-wire, last-minute decision.
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/01/2017 09:18 pm
It's grey...but the flow timelines are on track, per NASA.
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Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/01/2017 09:18 pm
Some alternate views. Checkout of AFTS complete.
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Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 06/01/2017 09:21 pm
Phase II lightning warning lifted.  Reporters are going to VAB
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Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 06/01/2017 09:21 pm
Dragon terminal count has started.
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Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/01/2017 09:21 pm
T-35 minutes. Mission facts.
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Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/01/2017 09:24 pm
Talking about external payloads.
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Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 06/01/2017 09:26 pm
Eastern Range is GO to support for launch and landing.  Weather briefing underway.
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Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 06/01/2017 09:26 pm
Final weather brief in 15mins.
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/01/2017 09:26 pm
Another wide shot from NASA TV
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Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/01/2017 09:27 pm
Range is go. Autosequence has started. Working through weather. About 15 minutes from weather briefing.

T-30 minutes.
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Post by: Michael Baylor on 06/01/2017 09:27 pm
Weather improving. The two screenshots are ~5 minutes or so apart.
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Post by: Silmfeanor on 06/01/2017 09:28 pm
Funky music has started on the SpaceX streams
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/01/2017 09:28 pm
F9 big vent.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : June 1, 2017 (1755 EDT/2155 UTC) : UPDATES
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/01/2017 09:29 pm
Funky music has begun.
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Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 06/01/2017 09:29 pm
Launch loop is quiet right now...  but BIG rumble of thunder just now across the area.
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Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 06/01/2017 09:30 pm
SCRUB.
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Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 06/01/2017 09:30 pm
Launch abort started.
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Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 06/01/2017 09:30 pm
Working "48hr turnaround" per the launch loop.
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Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/01/2017 09:30 pm
Talking about support for deep space exploration.
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Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 06/01/2017 09:31 pm
Lightning strike within 10nmi.
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Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 06/01/2017 09:32 pm
Dragon is "stable" as launch teams work through initial scrub and detanking ops.
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Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/01/2017 09:32 pm
Lightning strike at Merritt Island. Requires half hour to clear. Setting up 48 turnaround for Saturday, 5:07 pm EDT.
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Post by: IanThePineapple on 06/01/2017 09:34 pm
Stream still on and in music sequence
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Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 06/01/2017 09:34 pm
NASA PAO saying scrub "not official," BUT the launch team is no longer proceeding with fueling... which means we won't be going anywhere.  It is official in that regard.
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Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/01/2017 09:35 pm
One view looks pretty gloomy, the other not so bad!
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Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 06/01/2017 09:37 pm
Saturday's attempt is 17:07:26 EDT.
Title: Re: SCRUB: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : June 1, 2017 (1755 EDT/2155 UTC) : UPDATES
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/01/2017 09:38 pm
Officially scrubbed for the day. Launch on Saturday 3 June, 5:07:26 pm EDT launch time. NASA coverage begins at 4:30 pm EDT.
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Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 06/01/2017 09:39 pm
Why 48 hours?

Need to go horizontal for re-do of some late-load items.
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Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/01/2017 09:39 pm
NASA coverage has ended. SpaceX funky music still going.
Title: Re: SCRUB: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : June 1, 2017 (1755 EDT/2155 UTC) : UPDATES
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/01/2017 09:41 pm
SpaceX webcast has ended.
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Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 06/01/2017 09:41 pm
Still have LD loop, so will keep reporting on that until they cut it off.
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Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/01/2017 09:44 pm
This is from SFN. Clock was stopped at T-25:38.
Title: Re: SCRUB: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : June 1, 2017 (1755 EDT/2155 UTC) : UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/01/2017 09:46 pm
Ok boys and girls. Remember this is still an UPDATE ONLY thread. We'll keep it going for the second attempt. Questions and non updates into the other threads.
Title: Re: SCRUB: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : June 1, 2017 (1755 EDT/2155 UTC) : UPDATES
Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 06/01/2017 09:48 pm
I think they cut the LD loop.  So I'll see you all Saturday.
Title: Re: SCRUB: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : June 1, 2017 (1755 EDT/2155 UTC) : UPDATES
Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 06/01/2017 09:54 pm
Per NASA PAO: Launch Saturday would result in grapple at 10 a.m. EDT on Monday with berthing sometime to follow depending on how quick the ROBOs work.
Title: Re: SCRUB: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : June 1, 2017 (1755 EDT/2155 UTC) : UPDATES
Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 06/01/2017 10:15 pm
Confirmed.  The mice need to be "swapped out."  So that's part of the late load redo.
Title: Re: SCRUB: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : June 1, 2017 (1755 EDT/2155 UTC) : UPDATES
Post by: daveglo on 06/01/2017 11:46 pm
June 3rd (L-2) Launch Forecast from our friends at the 45th.

70% probability of GO.

http://www.patrick.af.mil/Portals/14/documents/Weather/L-2%20Forecast%203%20June%20Launch.pdf?ver=2017-06-01-183621-170 (http://www.patrick.af.mil/Portals/14/documents/Weather/L-2%20Forecast%203%20June%20Launch.pdf?ver=2017-06-01-183621-170)
Title: Re: SCRUB: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : June 3, 2017 (1707 EDT/2107 UTC) : UPDATES
Post by: Orbiter on 06/02/2017 03:43 pm
Updated launch weather forecast shows a 40% chance of a launch weather violation on Saturday, with the odds increasing to a 50% chance of a violation on Sunday.

http://www.patrick.af.mil/Portals/14/documents/Weather/L-1%20Forecast%203%20June%20Launch.pdf?ver=2017-06-02-103424-727
Title: Re: SCRUB: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : June 3, 2017 (1707 EDT/2107 UTC) : UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/02/2017 04:13 pm
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I spy with my @SpaceX eye ...

https://twitter.com/spacekscblog/status/870659877013729280 (https://twitter.com/spacekscblog/status/870659877013729280)
Title: Re: SCRUB: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : June 3, 2017 (1707 EDT/2107 UTC) : UPDATES
Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 06/02/2017 07:47 pm
Updated launch weather forecast shows a 40% chance of a launch weather violation on Saturday, with the odds increasing to a 50% chance of a violation on Sunday.

http://www.patrick.af.mil/Portals/14/documents/Weather/L-1%20Forecast%203%20June%20Launch.pdf?ver=2017-06-02-103424-727

I'll ask, but I'm pretty sure it's 48hr turn-around if we scrub tomorrow.

UPDATE: Answer from NASA is that it's unknown at this time if it'll be 24hr or 48hr turnaround if we scrub tomorrow as well.  "SpaceX is working that."  Might not have a firm answer on what a scrub plan would be until tomorrow.
Title: Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : June 3, 2017 (2107 UTC) : UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/03/2017 03:25 am
Thread realigned from the scrub to updates for Saturday.

Remember, updates only and if someone's tweeting they "think" it's a scrub coming, best in the discussion section, as people really have these updates on notification for hard updates.

Right now, they are still going for Saturday (yep, the weather is a big challenge).
Title: Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : June 3, 2017 (2107 UTC) : UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/03/2017 10:55 am
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The Falcon 9 is going upright at pad 39A for another launch attempt.

https://twitter.com/spaceflightnow/status/870955857495961600 (https://twitter.com/spaceflightnow/status/870955857495961600)
Title: Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : June 3, 2017 (2107 UTC) : UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/03/2017 11:00 am
New Links To Webcasts:

Hosted:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URh-oPqjlM8

Technical:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFoOqqSIYpw

NASATV:
http://nasa.gov/ntv
Title: Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : June 3, 2017 (2107 UTC) : UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/03/2017 11:24 am
https://twitter.com/spaceflightnow/status/870963227634659333 (https://twitter.com/spaceflightnow/status/870963227634659333)
Title: Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : June 3, 2017 (2107 UTC) : UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/03/2017 01:58 pm
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Today's the day for a 2nd attempt at launch! Weather is 60% favorable for 5:07pm ET @SpaceX launch to @Space_Station nasa.gov/spacex

https://twitter.com/nasa/status/870997602346704898 (https://twitter.com/nasa/status/870997602346704898)

Further edit: hi-res version & another pic from flickr. Photos were taken today
Title: Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : June 3, 2017 (2107 UTC) : UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/03/2017 02:28 pm
Still 60% GO today, 50% on delay day.

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Synoptic  Discussion: The  ingredients  needed  for  storm  development  will  remain  in  place  for  the over Central Florida Today. However, storm steering mechanisms remain weak over the weekend, increasing the  probability that  storms developing early on over the Space Coast, will gradually migrate west of the Space port with the sea breeze. The main concerns for both Saturday and Sunday are anvil and cumulus clouds, and flight through precipitation. Max upper - level winds will be from the NW at 70kts near 45,000’. Beginning Monday, many factors align to keep the storms very close to the Spaceport through the week.
Title: Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : June 3, 2017 (2107 UTC) : UPDATES
Post by: Rocket Science on 06/03/2017 05:24 pm
WX update:
https://www.globalair.com/airport/apt.weather.aspx?aptcode=XMR
Title: Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : June 3, 2017 (2107 UTC) : UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/03/2017 06:34 pm
Chris Gebhardt at KSC for NSF.

Photo:

Caption: Good afternoon from Kennedy, where we currently have partly cloudy skies.
Title: Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : June 3, 2017 (2107 UTC) : UPDATES
Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 06/03/2017 06:37 pm
T-2hrs 30mins and counting.  Quick update to kick things off.  All is currently on track to support liftoff. 
Title: Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : June 3, 2017 (2107 UTC) : UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/03/2017 06:46 pm
Nice pic:

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Weather is 60% favorable for today’s Falcon 9 launch of Dragon to the @Space_Station. Liftoff set for 5:07 p.m. EDT, 21:07 UTC.

https://twitter.com/spacex/status/871073540891492352 (https://twitter.com/spacex/status/871073540891492352)

Edit to add: another SpaceX image from their website

Thumbnail is odd for 2nd image but it is there if you click on it
Title: Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : June 3, 2017 (2107 UTC) : UPDATES
Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 06/03/2017 06:58 pm
Current radar.  Winds from the NE at 9mph.
Title: Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : June 3, 2017 (2107 UTC) : UPDATES
Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 06/03/2017 07:07 pm
T-2hrs and counting.

Current Weather:
Temp:       79.3 F
Winds:       E at 9-11 mph
Clouds:      Few 2500 ft
                 Mostly Cloudy 6500 ft
                 Mostly Cloudy 25000 ft
Dew Point: 71 °F
Humidity:  75%
Title: Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : June 3, 2017 (2107 UTC) : UPDATES
Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 06/03/2017 07:09 pm
Exact launch time was adjusted over the last two days.  Exact launch time is 17:07:38 EDT.
Title: Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : June 3, 2017 (2107 UTC) : UPDATES
Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 06/03/2017 07:38 pm
Under 90mins.   All on track presently for start of RP-1 fueling at T-70mins,
Title: Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : June 3, 2017 (2107 UTC) : UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/03/2017 07:47 pm
From half an hour ago:

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F9/CRS11: In just completed readiness poll, weather said to be 'favorable'

https://twitter.com/cbs_spacenews/status/871083802709327872 (https://twitter.com/cbs_spacenews/status/871083802709327872)
Title: Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : June 3, 2017 (2107 UTC) : UPDATES
Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 06/03/2017 07:51 pm
Final polling for fueling coming up in a few minutes.
Title: Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : June 3, 2017 (2107 UTC) : UPDATES
Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 06/03/2017 07:56 pm
Polling complete with "GO" to proceed with fueling!
Title: Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : June 3, 2017 (2107 UTC) : UPDATES
Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 06/03/2017 07:57 pm
T-70mins and COUNTING.  Fueling of RP-1 into the #Falcon9 has begun!
Title: Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : June 3, 2017 (2107 UTC) : UPDATES
Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 06/03/2017 07:58 pm
Weather briefing update.  Weather is expected to be "favorable" at time of launch.
Title: Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : June 3, 2017 (2107 UTC) : UPDATES
Post by: Star One on 06/03/2017 07:58 pm
Just heads up for UK posters.

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Will Gater @willgater

If this launch goes to plan the upper stage of the Falcon 9 & the Dragon capsule should be visible passing over the UK just after 22:25BST.

https://mobile.twitter.com/willgater/status/871078859613097985
Title: Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : June 3, 2017 (2107 UTC) : UPDATES
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/03/2017 08:03 pm
SFN is reporting venting from the vehicle.
Title: Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : June 3, 2017 (2107 UTC) : UPDATES
Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 06/03/2017 08:07 pm
T-60mins and COUNTING.  All is quiet on the LD loop.  Fueling is going well.  No issues at this time.
Title: Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : June 3, 2017 (2107 UTC) : UPDATES
Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 06/03/2017 08:08 pm
LZ-1 air zone and land zone blocks are established.
Title: Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : June 3, 2017 (2107 UTC) : UPDATES
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/03/2017 08:08 pm
T-1 hour.
Title: Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : June 3, 2017 (2107 UTC) : UPDATES
Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 06/03/2017 08:09 pm
Confirmation across the net that LZ-1 is ready to receive the F9 booster.
Title: Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : June 3, 2017 (2107 UTC) : UPDATES
Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 06/03/2017 08:17 pm
T-50mins.

All remains quiet on the LD loop.
Title: Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : June 3, 2017 (2107 UTC) : UPDATES
Post by: Hankelow8 on 06/03/2017 08:19 pm
Just had a look at the latest weather map, storms moving inland and dissipating, fingers crossed as weather for the rest of the week looks bad.
Hope to watch the launch and then rush out to view Falcon going over the UK from in my hot tube!
Title: Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : June 3, 2017 (2107 UTC) : UPDATES
Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 06/03/2017 08:20 pm
2mins away from LOX load.  All teams reporting status.
Title: Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : June 3, 2017 (2107 UTC) : UPDATES
Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 06/03/2017 08:22 pm
LOX load has started.
Title: Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : June 3, 2017 (2107 UTC) : UPDATES
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/03/2017 08:23 pm
T-45 minutes. LOX loading should be starting now.
Title: Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : June 3, 2017 (2107 UTC) : UPDATES
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/03/2017 08:27 pm
NASA coverage starting in about three minutes.
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Post by: Hankelow8 on 06/03/2017 08:29 pm
Now reporting 90% acceptable weather from SFN
Title: Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : June 3, 2017 (2107 UTC) : UPDATES
Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 06/03/2017 08:30 pm
WOOHOO!  Weather officer reports 90% chance of acceptable weather at the time of liftoff!
Title: Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : June 3, 2017 (2107 UTC) : UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/03/2017 08:31 pm
NASA TV coverage has started.
Title: Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : June 3, 2017 (2107 UTC) : UPDATES
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/03/2017 08:32 pm
NASA coverage has begun. Weather is 90% go!
Title: Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : June 3, 2017 (2107 UTC) : UPDATES
Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 06/03/2017 08:33 pm
Dragon terminal count auto-sequence has started.
Title: Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : June 3, 2017 (2107 UTC) : UPDATES
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/03/2017 08:33 pm
On the pad.
Title: Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : June 3, 2017 (2107 UTC) : UPDATES
Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 06/03/2017 08:33 pm
Eastern Range go for launch and landing.
Title: Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : June 3, 2017 (2107 UTC) : UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/03/2017 08:33 pm
Wide shot.
Title: Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : June 3, 2017 (2107 UTC) : UPDATES
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/03/2017 08:35 pm
No COLAs. Good crowd.
Title: Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : June 3, 2017 (2107 UTC) : UPDATES
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/03/2017 08:35 pm
Mission facts.
Title: Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : June 3, 2017 (2107 UTC) : UPDATES
Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 06/03/2017 08:37 pm
Good vent from Falcon 9.
Title: Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : June 3, 2017 (2107 UTC) : UPDATES
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/03/2017 08:37 pm
T-30 minutes. KSC Director.
Title: Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : June 3, 2017 (2107 UTC) : UPDATES
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/03/2017 08:38 pm
Showing the big vent.
Title: Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : June 3, 2017 (2107 UTC) : UPDATES
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/03/2017 08:40 pm
Get down with that funky music!
Title: Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : June 3, 2017 (2107 UTC) : UPDATES
Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 06/03/2017 08:40 pm
All very quiet on the LD loop.  Fueling is progressing without issue.
Title: Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : June 3, 2017 (2107 UTC) : UPDATES
Post by: AncientU on 06/03/2017 08:41 pm
Bob Cabana:
...SLS, plus a couple other rockets off of 39B if we can work it out.
Title: Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : June 3, 2017 (2107 UTC) : UPDATES
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/03/2017 08:43 pm
Talking about payloads.
Title: Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : June 3, 2017 (2107 UTC) : UPDATES
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/03/2017 08:44 pm
Talking about Fruit Fly experiment.
Title: Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : June 3, 2017 (2107 UTC) : UPDATES
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/03/2017 08:47 pm
Looking at Fruit Fly hearts. Had to replace the flys due to the last scrub.
Title: Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : June 3, 2017 (2107 UTC) : UPDATES
Post by: IanThePineapple on 06/03/2017 08:48 pm
Hosted stream started
Title: Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : June 3, 2017 (2107 UTC) : UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/03/2017 08:48 pm
SpaceX feed.
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Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/03/2017 08:49 pm
SpaceX coverage has begun.
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/03/2017 08:49 pm
Here's Tom.
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Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/03/2017 08:51 pm
T-17 minutes.
Title: Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : June 3, 2017 (2107 UTC) : UPDATES
Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 06/03/2017 08:51 pm
All remains quiet at this time.  Very smooth count.
Title: Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : June 3, 2017 (2107 UTC) : UPDATES
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/03/2017 08:53 pm
T-15 minutes. Quiet on the loop.
Title: Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : June 3, 2017 (2107 UTC) : UPDATES
Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 06/03/2017 08:53 pm
T-14mins.  Engine chill down is the next major step at T-7mins.
Title: Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : June 3, 2017 (2107 UTC) : UPDATES
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/03/2017 08:55 pm
T-13 minutes.
Title: Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : June 3, 2017 (2107 UTC) : UPDATES
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/03/2017 08:57 pm
T-11 minutes. Weather looking good.
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Post by: yokem55 on 06/03/2017 08:57 pm
NASA was instrumental in Dragon reuse given NASA's experience with Shuttle.
Title: Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : June 3, 2017 (2107 UTC) : UPDATES
Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 06/03/2017 08:57 pm
T-10mins and COUNTING
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Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/03/2017 08:58 pm
T-10 minutes. Terminal count should be beginning.
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Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 06/03/2017 08:58 pm
T-9mins.  All continues to go well.
Title: Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : June 3, 2017 (2107 UTC) : UPDATES
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/03/2017 08:59 pm
T-9 minutes.
Title: Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : June 3, 2017 (2107 UTC) : UPDATES
Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 06/03/2017 08:59 pm
T-8mins.
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Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/03/2017 09:00 pm
T-8 minutes.
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Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 06/03/2017 09:00 pm
Prop "GO" for engine chill
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Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 06/03/2017 09:00 pm
T-7mins.   Engine chill down has started.
Title: Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : June 3, 2017 (2107 UTC) : UPDATES
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/03/2017 09:01 pm
T-7 minutes. Engine chill has begun.
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Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 06/03/2017 09:01 pm
T-6mins.
Title: Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : June 3, 2017 (2107 UTC) : UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/03/2017 09:02 pm
The amazing shuttle tracking cameras now used for Falcon 9.
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Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 06/03/2017 09:02 pm
Vehicle is self-aligned.
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Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/03/2017 09:02 pm
T-6 minutes. Hearing venting.
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Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 06/03/2017 09:02 pm
Heaters closing out.
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Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 06/03/2017 09:02 pm
T-5mins.
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Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 06/03/2017 09:02 pm
Tanks pressing for strongback retract.
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Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/03/2017 09:03 pm
T-5 minutes. Pressing for strongback retract.
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/03/2017 09:03 pm
Strongback press to retract.
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Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/03/2017 09:04 pm
T-4 minutes. Opening cradles.
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Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/03/2017 09:05 pm
T-3 minutes. Strongback at 88.5 degrees.
Title: Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : June 3, 2017 (2107 UTC) : UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/03/2017 09:05 pm
Here comes the strongback. Partial retract ahead of ThrowBack.
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Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/03/2017 09:06 pm
T-2 minutes. Stage 2 LOX closed out.
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Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/03/2017 09:07 pm
T-1 minute. AFTS is ready for launch.
Title: Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : June 3, 2017 (2107 UTC) : UPDATES
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/03/2017 09:08 pm
Liftoff!
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/03/2017 09:08 pm
LAUNCH!!
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/03/2017 09:09 pm
MaxQ
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/03/2017 09:09 pm
Title: Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : June 3, 2017 (2107 UTC) : UPDATES
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/03/2017 09:09 pm
T+1 minute.
Title: Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : June 3, 2017 (2107 UTC) : UPDATES
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/03/2017 09:10 pm
T+2 minutes.
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/03/2017 09:11 pm
Staging.
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Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/03/2017 09:11 pm
Separation. T+3 minutes.
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/03/2017 09:12 pm
Fins.
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Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/03/2017 09:12 pm
T+4 minutes. Bermuda AOS.
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Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/03/2017 09:13 pm
T+5 minutes. New Hampshire AOS.
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/03/2017 09:14 pm
Entry burn.
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Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/03/2017 09:14 pm
T+6 minutes. Stage 1 entry burn start and end.
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Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/03/2017 09:16 pm
T+7 minutes.

Touchdown!
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/03/2017 09:16 pm
WOw again!
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Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/03/2017 09:17 pm
T+8 minutes 15 seconds. Stage 2 propulsion remains nominal.
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Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/03/2017 09:17 pm
T+9 minutes. Stage 2 AFTS safed.
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Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/03/2017 09:18 pm
SECO1.
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/03/2017 09:19 pm
SECO-1. S/C Sep. Dragon heading to the ISS. Beautiful!
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Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/03/2017 09:19 pm
Dragon is away!
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/03/2017 09:19 pm
Wait for the arrays. Then we can do the one post of congrats.
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Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/03/2017 09:19 pm
T+11 minutes.
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Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/03/2017 09:20 pm
SpaceX mission control.
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/03/2017 09:21 pm
Arrays!
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Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/03/2017 09:21 pm
Deploying arrays.
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Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 06/03/2017 09:21 pm
Launch, entry burn, and landing from press site.
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Post by: Targeteer on 06/03/2017 09:22 pm
Houston informed the crew of launch success and Peggy said "we're all excited"...
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Post by: MATTBLAK on 06/03/2017 09:22 pm
Outstanding!! Looking forward to the day we can see people on that launcher. Can't come soon enough...
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Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/03/2017 09:23 pm
Looks like two good arrays.
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Post by: Targeteer on 06/03/2017 09:23 pm
post launch press conference at 6:30--or in a little over an hour for our overseas friends  ;D
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Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/03/2017 09:23 pm
SpaceX coverage ending.
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Post by: Surfdaddy on 06/03/2017 09:23 pm
Congrats SpaceX! It's like the days of Gemini and Apollo again, I so look forward to watching these. SpaceX has provided the inspiration that has declined elsewhere...
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Post by: Craftyatom on 06/03/2017 09:24 pm
Another brilliant launch and landing, and another functional cargo craft in orbit.  Huge congratulations to everyone involved in today's launch - it really was just another boring delivery run!  ;D
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Post by: todd5ski on 06/03/2017 09:24 pm
Congrats to all involved :)
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Post by: Lar on 06/03/2017 09:24 pm
So smooooooth!  Congrats to SpaceX, NASA and all.  The landing view was one of the best ever.
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Post by: Perchlorate on 06/03/2017 09:24 pm
Congrats to SpaceX and NASA, and thanks to the NSF team for great coverage.

This will never get old.
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Post by: Star One on 06/03/2017 09:25 pm
Congratulations to all concerned. Is the landing of the stage 1 now becoming routine.
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Post by: watermod on 06/03/2017 09:25 pm
Photo perfect!   Congrats!
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Post by: A12 on 06/03/2017 09:25 pm
Congrats to SX and all involved for another good launch and first stage recovery.
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Post by: EspenU on 06/03/2017 09:25 pm
Congratulations to SpaceX and NASA on a beautiful launch. Very glad they got a break from the weather.
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Post by: king1999 on 06/03/2017 09:25 pm
NOMINAL!
Congrats!
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Post by: WindyCity on 06/03/2017 09:26 pm
Absolutely gorgeous launch, landing, and deploy. Congrats, SpaceX! You make it look easier and easier. Wow!
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Post by: Skylab on 06/03/2017 09:26 pm
Congrats to SpaceX, NASA and all others involved! Amazing shots again. Let's see this bird fly again.
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Post by: Jarnis on 06/03/2017 09:26 pm
Congrats to SpaceX and everyone else involved - picture perfect launch and booster landing. Those slightly used rockets are sure piling up...
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Post by: shm6666 on 06/03/2017 09:26 pm
Congratulation and nicely done SpaceX!!! See the landing of the first stage never get boring. See payload delivered to orbit is very satisfying.
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Post by: Ben the Space Brit on 06/03/2017 09:26 pm
Smooth all the way up and all the way down for the booster and we see that there is a future for flight-proven Dragon capsules!

Nice job to the teams at NASA, SpaceX, KSC and CCAFS!
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Post by: northenarc on 06/03/2017 09:27 pm
 Congrats again SpaceX, making it look easy and raising the bar of expectations.
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Post by: punder on 06/03/2017 09:28 pm
Congrats SpaceX, NASA and RocketMice!!
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Post by: pmenstrom on 06/03/2017 09:28 pm
I mis-remembered the launch time and missed the liftoff but I don't feel bad about it since there is another launch scheduled in less than 2 weeks. Great job by all involved in the launch!
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Post by: tleski on 06/03/2017 09:30 pm
I am happy the weather cooperated today!
Another great launch and landing, another step on the way to Mars.

Congrats to all involved!
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Post by: Semmel on 06/03/2017 09:31 pm
Gratulations! Cant wait or CommX to materialize. Being at my parents in law on the countryside, only snail speed phone connection and internet via messenger pidgeons, watching the stream was impossible.

Amazing work Chris and Steven! I dont know how you can watch the launch and simultaneous commenting here, including pictures! It was the only way for me to eperience the launch, thank you a lot!
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Post by: JimO on 06/03/2017 09:31 pm
Now we wait for the ground videos of the Stage-2 deorbit burn?
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Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/03/2017 09:31 pm
Launch replays.
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Post by: ZachS09 on 06/03/2017 09:31 pm
Congrats to SpaceX and NASA on another successful launch of Falcon 9/Dragon, as well as managing to bring the first stage back to Earth safely.
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Post by: WindnWar on 06/03/2017 09:31 pm
Congrats on another launch that makes it look easy. Fantastic performance by all those at SpaceX and NASA to accomplish this.

On to docking!
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Post by: craigcocca on 06/03/2017 09:31 pm
Congrats to SpaceX. Hard to believe we also have Bulgariasat, Iridium, and Intelsat to look forward to over the next 28 days!
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/03/2017 09:32 pm
Managed to capture some landing shots from NASA TV which appear to be from a different camera to what was shown on the SpaceX. Notable time delay on the NASA feed meant I could watch one landing view after the other!
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Post by: IRobot on 06/03/2017 09:32 pm
I mis-remembered the launch time and missed the liftoff but I don't feel bad about it since there is another launch scheduled in less than 2 weeks. Great job by all involved in the launch!
When that happens, the best is to miss it entirely (to avoid start playing from mid action), then go to the webcast later and replay it from start, as if you were watching it live and before coming to NSF to read about the outcome.
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Post by: AndrewM on 06/03/2017 09:33 pm
Congratulations to everyone involved
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Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/03/2017 09:33 pm
Congratulations to SpaceX and NASA for the successful launch!

NASA showing a replay of the launch.
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Post by: Mapperuo on 06/03/2017 09:33 pm
Congratulations SpaceX and NASA!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCZxXYXKLhQ
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/03/2017 09:33 pm
Article updated - by William Graham:
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2017/06/spacex-falcon-9-crs-11-dragon-iss-100th-39a/

Congrats to all involved!

I've pulled guests for a short while as we are absolutely swamped. Site's up, but was getting a little slow for my liking. Guests back on shortly.
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Post by: abaddon on 06/03/2017 09:33 pm
Well done SpaceX!  Congratulations on another smooth launch.
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Post by: Rebel44 on 06/03/2017 09:34 pm
Congrats to SpaceX, NASA and all others involved!
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Post by: Brovane on 06/03/2017 09:34 pm
Congrats SpaceX, Let's keep up the launch cadence. 
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Post by: Davp99 on 06/03/2017 09:34 pm
To the Men & Women of SPACEX, My Congratulations, Way to Go ! My High-Life of Space Launches ...
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Post by: Ben the Space Brit on 06/03/2017 09:34 pm
Now we wait for the ground videos of the Stage-2 deorbit burn?

FWIW, the last pictures they showed from the U/S camera was the stage aligning to retrograde so they may decide to record or even broadcast that footage one day soon!
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Post by: Ronsmytheiii on 06/03/2017 09:35 pm
Congratulations to SpaceX for a great beginning to this flight, good luck all the way to splash down!
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Post by: DOCinCT on 06/03/2017 09:36 pm
Terrific video coverage on either technical or hosted broadcast.  Better sound on technical at landing.
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Post by: John44 on 06/03/2017 09:37 pm
SpaceX CRS-11 - Launch
http://www.space-multimedia.nl.eu.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=10051
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Post by: IanO on 06/03/2017 09:38 pm
Hoisted a pint of New Holland Dragon's Milk to celebrate the gorgeous launch of Dragon and perfect landing.  I will never get tired of hearing "The Falcon has landed!"

Cheers!
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Post by: westcountry on 06/03/2017 09:38 pm
I've just watched the Dragon, and I think the fairings from the solar panels flying over my back garden in Cornwall UK. At least I presume the 2 small objects were the fairings catching the sunlight?
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Post by: Rocket Science on 06/03/2017 09:39 pm
Congrats to all, well done! Historic 100th launch from Pad 39A! 8) Thank you for the great coverage team NSF! :)
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Post by: horkpc on 06/03/2017 09:40 pm
Definitely never gets old!  Congrats again SpaceX and NASA!
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Post by: rickl on 06/03/2017 09:40 pm
Congratulations to all involved!

It is absolutely incredible how SpaceX is making the landings look routine now.
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Post by: vicarofdidley on 06/03/2017 09:41 pm
I've just watched the Dragon, and I think the fairings from the solar panels flying over my back garden in Cornwall UK. At least I presume the 2 small objects were the fairings catching the sunlight?

I saw what looked like a small plane, with two lights in the middle and two out on the wingtips, with the wingtips flickering. But I couldn't decide if it was Dragon or not. Seemed too fast compared to normal orbital speed
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Post by: idlelizard on 06/03/2017 09:43 pm
I've just watched the Dragon, and I think the fairings from the solar panels flying over my back garden in Cornwall UK. At least I presume the 2 small objects were the fairings catching the sunlight?

Likewise - 4 lights followed over Herefordshire UK. Dragon, S2 and 2 solar array fairings.
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Post by: scienceguy on 06/03/2017 09:44 pm
Yaay way to go SpaceX!
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Post by: Space Pete on 06/03/2017 09:48 pm
Wow! I saw Dragon, the second stage, and two array covers pass right over my house! Four tightly packed points of light, and the array covers were increasing/decreasing in magtitude as they rotated. Absolutely amazing sight, it boggles the mind to think that those four points of light were atop the F9 - now back in Florida - only 15 minutes prior!

Congrats SpaceX, you've awed me. Again. :)
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/03/2017 09:49 pm
Remember, updates only. Or one post of congrats. Responses and discussion - quote the post and reply in the discussion thread. Thanks!

Guests back on. That was an incredible surge! Time of day helped the surge I guess.
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Post by: HankinNM on 06/03/2017 09:50 pm
 8)You guys make it look TOO Easy!!  I watched the tech webcast and really missed the crowd cheering as S1 landed.
Congratulations to the men and women of Spacex!!
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Post by: mtlapointe on 06/03/2017 09:51 pm
From the ROSA Payload Team:  Congrats SpaceX and thanks for the smooth ride!!
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Post by: Robotbeat on 06/03/2017 09:51 pm
Congratulations, SpaceX! That's 7 launches in just over 5 months. Quite a pace!

And makes first stage reuse look easy. And relaunch of a recovered Dragon. Noice.
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Post by: John44 on 06/03/2017 09:56 pm
SpaceX CRS-11 - Launch Replays
http://www.space-multimedia.nl.eu.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=10052
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/03/2017 09:58 pm
Some NASA launch photos
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Post by: Herb Schaltegger on 06/03/2017 09:58 pm
Congratulations to SpaceX, NASA, the Range and all involved!

And, despite the launch being in the middle of a Saturday afternoon, I totally missed it. :(  I was following this morning's pessimistic weather guesstimates and kind of just assumed it would scrub again. I was out in the garage puttering on my electronics bench all afternoon and came in to find everything done. Alas. 

Anyway, thanks to the great coverage on NSF that allowed me to catch up through the Updates thread. I appreciate it very much!
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Post by: daveglo on 06/03/2017 10:00 pm
Congrats, SpaceX!  Keep it up!
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Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 06/03/2017 10:01 pm
I'll add my own congratulations here.  A few days after President Kennedy's 100th birthday, the pad that fulfilled his man on the moon dream hosts its 100th launch.
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Post by: CyclerPilot on 06/03/2017 10:07 pm
Congratz SpaceX, NASA, and all involved.  I never stop being nervous until payload deploy.  Keep up the flawless year!  Things are looking up for the future of space!
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Post by: Poole Amateur on 06/03/2017 10:08 pm
A stunning launch, an amazing landing and capped off with a beautiful pass of Dragon over the South Coast of England.

We are now in the second Space Age! Congratulations SpaceX!

Thank you to you all, Steve P, Chris G, Chris B et al for your brilliant coverage.
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Post by: nacnud on 06/03/2017 10:11 pm
I've just watched the Dragon, and I think the fairings from the solar panels flying over my back garden in Cornwall UK. At least I presume the 2 small objects were the fairings catching the sunlight?

I think I saw the same, two bright objects (dragon and second stage) and two fainter objects (solar panel covers)
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Post by: Silmfeanor on 06/03/2017 10:18 pm
Congratulations to SpaceX and NASA - smooth launch, success for the rest!
Thanks again to NSF for the coverage- watched the launch -2 minutes till dragon sep mobile while on a train, before and after NSF was once again the source of updates and info.
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Post by: Lee Jay on 06/03/2017 10:24 pm
It's exciting to see this getting boring!
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Post by: Greg Pecchia on 06/03/2017 10:26 pm
Great job SpaceX!
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Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 06/03/2017 10:27 pm
Post-launch presser coming up.  Participants are in the room.
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Post by: TOG on 06/03/2017 10:27 pm
Well done, SpaceX team.  Once again making the impossible (for some others) look ordinary. 

Looking forward to bringing the second stages back in one piece - yes I know, patience.  It's just that they have gotten so good at doing things that "cannot be done"!

Many happy Relaunches...
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/03/2017 10:30 pm
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Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 06/03/2017 10:31 pm
Ven Feng - ISS Transportation Integration Office at JSC --- Congrats to SpaceX colleagues.  Looking forward to Dragon COMING BACK to visit the ISS.
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Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 06/03/2017 10:31 pm
Ven: ISS ready to receive CRS-11 Dragon.  Finishes packing Cygnus this morning and closed the hatch.
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Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 06/03/2017 10:32 pm
Hans (SpaceX): Very happy.  Thanks NASA for cargo. Pad team worked awesome.  Dragon team working hard now.  Thanks to 45th Space Wing and Air Force.  Special thanks and shout out to good weather.
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/03/2017 10:32 pm
Hans is super happy. :)
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Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 06/03/2017 10:33 pm
Hans: Dragon on orbit. Solar arrays deployed and working well. GN door will be opened soon.  Berthing to Station at 10:10am EDT.

F9 second stage deorbited.  Mission was excellent, great success.  No hiccups.  Count was quiet.
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/03/2017 10:34 pm
S2 deorbited near Australia as designed.
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Post by: ace5 on 06/03/2017 10:35 pm
Sorry if this was pointed earlier by someone, but whats is this object?
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/03/2017 10:35 pm
Chris gets first question :)

Naughtily breached L2 rules about recovery streamlining (joke, he's using that on purpose) and Hans confirms it. :)
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Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 06/03/2017 10:36 pm
Hans: First stage landed well really.  Center landing. Take next couple days to sage and get back to hanger.  Process is streamlined.  Less inspections.

Ven: Cygnus demonstrating operational flexibility.  Based on getting everything out and in, we decided to take 1 day op to unberth Cygnus.  It's has two post-unberth experiments.
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Post by: Toastmastern on 06/03/2017 10:37 pm
Congratz on the launch SpaceX! Always funny to watch! :D Good job by everyone involved

//Toastmastern
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Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 06/03/2017 10:37 pm
Hans: LZ-1 painted for this landing. Other than that, fine-tuned minor parts of landing.  No overall changes.

Ven: Good shape with ISS consumables.  6months of consumables on all counts.  Very good.  Literally tons of science on this mission.
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Post by: Flying Beaver on 06/03/2017 10:39 pm
Hans: Black paint on LZ-1 "More Conductive".
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Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 06/03/2017 10:39 pm
Hans: Bulgariasat is still mid-June.

Ven: CRS-2 vendors all doing well.  PDR review are making progress.  One mission turned on for CRS-2.  Orbital ATK based on when their CRS-1 extended contract ends.
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Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 06/03/2017 10:41 pm
Hans: Turning things into routine, learning to deal with the operation better and better each time.  Launching from both coast is somewhat new in terms of congestion of the manifest on both coast.  But not a problem.
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Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 06/03/2017 10:42 pm
Question about NASA reusing a core.

Answer: We're evaluating.
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Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 06/03/2017 10:42 pm
Hans: Next milestone we're aiming for are two... Heavy and Crew Dragon, "both later this year."
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Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 06/03/2017 10:44 pm
How many to reuse a Dragon capsule.

Answer: Planned to be able to reuse Dragons for multiple missions.  When we get this one back, we'll see where we are.  It comes down to life and margin of the craft.

Guess of "a couple more" for this Dragon.


Felt great to be 100th launch of pad A.
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Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 06/03/2017 10:44 pm
They've started building the extra landing pads at LZ-1.  Not sure of exact progress.  But they've started.
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/03/2017 10:44 pm
First CRS-11 post-launch photos from SpaceX
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/03/2017 10:45 pm
Chris keeping up with his run of getting a "that's an excellent question" response per the landing pads.

That is a good question. Need it for FH.
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Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 06/03/2017 10:46 pm
Question about using Dragon for non-ISS solo science flights.

Answer: We've looked at it.
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Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 06/03/2017 10:46 pm
Question about damage to Dragon on CRS-4.

Answer: There was no damage.  Just usage.

We've made progress on keeping saltwater out.
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Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 06/03/2017 10:48 pm
Question about barge v. land landing.

It's comes down to fueling.  Sometimes you don't have the prop to make it back to land. 

Hans: "Seems to be the same" for the rocket "in terms of hitting the landing spot."
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Post by: mainmind on 06/03/2017 10:50 pm
Question about barge v. land landing.

It's comes down to fueling.  Sometimes you don't have the prop to make it back to land. 

Hans: "Seems to be the same" for the rocket "in terms of hitting the landing spot."

Ask them when they're going to use the "giant roomba" on a barge landing?
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/03/2017 10:50 pm
Excellent. Today was a good day.

Reminder, there's Cygnus departing the ISS Sunday morning. New thread for coverage of Dragon's arrival at the ISS on Monday (I'll start it Sunday for pre-RNDZ).

William Graham's excellent article for this launch:
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2017/06/spacex-falcon-9-crs-11-dragon-iss-100th-39a/

Drop Chris G some likes for being awesome at representing NSF at these events!

Thread remains open for one post of congrats each.
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/03/2017 11:01 pm
More NASA photos (we get really spoilt when it's a NASA launch :))
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Post by: friendly3 on 06/03/2017 11:04 pm
Congratulations, SpaceX! That's 7 launches in just over 5 months. Quite a pace!

Less than 5 months actually, Iridium Next 1 flew on january 14th.
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Post by: marshal on 06/03/2017 11:12 pm
Congratulations, SpaceX!

 ;D
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Post by: Ronpur50 on 06/04/2017 12:20 am
Congrats to SpaceX for the 100 launch from Pad 39A!  1967-2017!
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/04/2017 12:35 am
Wow:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BU5JNxkg6rS/?taken-by=zacharygrannan
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Post by: JimO on 06/04/2017 01:27 am
Follow-up on presser -- what was the clock time of the deorbit burn?
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Post by: yg1968 on 06/04/2017 02:12 am
Post-launch press conference:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQ5TirURht4
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Post by: Elmar Moelzer on 06/04/2017 02:41 am
Congrats SpaceX! A bit late, been traveling.
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Post by: darkenfast on 06/04/2017 02:51 am
Congrats to: SpaceX, NASA, NSF (and especially Chris G: having you at the pressers is GOLD!) and finally the Weather, for letting it all happen!
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Post by: chad1011 on 06/04/2017 03:21 am
Missed the launch, but the replays are awesome!  Boring countdown, boring flight, and a boring landing... I never knew boring could be so exciting!  Congrats to SpaceX, NASA, NSF, and everyone else involved in the flight.
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Post by: NASAGeek on 06/04/2017 03:29 am
Congrats to SpaceX and NASA!  Couldn't view the launch live but great coverage by NSF.
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Post by: Dante80 on 06/04/2017 04:02 am
Landing burn ignition, showing the green TEA-TEB cloud at the end.
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Post by: foltster on 06/04/2017 04:38 am
Congrats to all.  A beautiful 100th launch for 39A.  Landings this routine are a little chilling.

Cheers!
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/04/2017 06:04 am
More SpaceX launch and landing photos.
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/04/2017 06:18 am
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It's starting to feel kinda normal to reuse rockets. Good. That's how it is for cars & airplanes and how it should be for rockets.
https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/871227498809368580 (https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/871227498809368580)

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Landing seems pretty spot on
https://twitter.com/pandora659/status/871227808462192640 (https://twitter.com/pandora659/status/871227808462192640)

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Yeah, pretty much dead center. We painted the target area with radio reflective paint, which helps the radar be more precise.
https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/871228411494014976 (https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/871228411494014976)
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/04/2017 06:31 am
Many congratulations to SpaceX once again. That landings are now routine is an amazing achievement and first re-use of Dragon is a fitting way to mark 100 launches from 39A.

I was going to post congratulations last night but started seeing the news reports about London, where I was born and raised. As my heart and thoughts go out to all those so cruelly affected, I am grateful for the CRS-11 and pad 39A reminders of the great things humanity can achieve and for the fantastic members of this forum who come together from all over the world to share a passion. Thank you.
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Post by: guckyfan on 06/04/2017 06:45 am
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Yeah, pretty much dead center. We painted the target area with radio reflective paint, which helps the radar be more precise.
https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/871228411494014976 (https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/871228411494014976)

I wonder how heat resistant that coating is. Will they need to reapply it after every landing? In that case it may be easier to have some steel plating. For Radar probably not needed to cover the whole area. But then maybe the unaffected coating off center is also enough.
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Post by: PahTo on 06/04/2017 06:52 am

Had to attend a memorial service for a true hero of the US and the planet (Polly Dyer), so missed everything.
...until of course I checked NSF.  Thanks for all you do!

Congrats to SpX, NASA and the teams that make this happen!
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Post by: cartman on 06/04/2017 10:01 am
Congrats to SpaceX for another perfect, yet historic launch where the Dragon was reused. Also many congrats to Chris G and NSF for asking the only really interesting questions in the presser. I think you have what it takes for an epic Elon Musk interview where he reveals everything this forum wants to know about!
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/04/2017 11:37 am
Update Thread for ISS arrival:
https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=43072.0
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Post by: John44 on 06/04/2017 01:55 pm
SpaceX CRS-11 - Post launch News Conference
http://www.space-multimedia.nl.eu.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=10053
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/04/2017 06:37 pm
Yet more NASA photos, I suspect the last batch but some good ones.

Edit: oops, last one I added was SpaceX - now corrected
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Post by: Bubbinski on 06/04/2017 06:42 pm
Congratulations SpaceX! Good work on getting CRS-11 to orbit and for getting the first stage core back, another successful landing.
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Post by: Oersted on 06/04/2017 08:54 pm
Wow:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BU5JNxkg6rS/?taken-by=zacharygrannan

WOW indeed! - I hope I will one day get to hear that sonic boom live. The sound of science that rocks!

Congrats SpaceX. Loved the t-shirt on display at Hawthorne: "0 prayers given". Great.
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Post by: ThePonjaX on 06/07/2017 04:01 am
Another incredible 4K video of landing:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrP3jHuLQ9o&feature=youtu.be (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrP3jHuLQ9o&feature=youtu.be)
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Post by: Lar on 06/12/2017 10:11 pm
update thread.
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Post by: Scylla on 06/20/2017 02:39 am
SpaceX @SpaceX

Dragon photobombs stage 2 before heading to the @Space_Station earlier this month.
https://twitter.com/spacex
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Post by: Scylla on 06/20/2017 02:41 am
SpaceX @SpaceX

Stage 2 returns the favor.
https://twitter.com/spacex
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Post by: jpo234 on 07/17/2017 02:10 pm
First video of and from Int-Ball delivered by CRS-11:
https://youtu.be/D_A-yb8rlac
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Post by: Semmel on 06/12/2018 02:44 pm
NICER is going into mission continuation review this summer.

So far, on-sky requirement of 35% is exceeded and about 65%. On sky performance is 85%, 15% slewing to new targets. Going through radiation belts reduces the 85% to about 65%.

First results of NICERs primary mission to measure the diameter of 6 pulsars to 5% accuracy expected in a few weeks. Algorithms to extract this information from science data takes weeks. The process has been started one week ago and preliminary results look good so far.

NICER was also able to prove that one can use pulsars pulsars as a GPS in deep space. NICER was able to measure its position to 10km over a period of two days using pulsar signals alone. This would method work anywhere in the solar system.
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 05/11/2021 01:17 pm
https://twitter.com/astro2fish/status/1392101931053633536

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This is one of my favorite photos I was lucky enough to capture from space - it's the first time @SpaceX successfully launched a recycled capsule! Reusability and capitalizing on natural resources will be imperative to build a thriving and diverse lunar economy.

Look carefully towards bottom left of the photo

Edit: I’m sorry, yes I meant left …
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Post by: Jansen on 05/14/2021 06:02 pm
https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2021/nasa-s-nicer-finds-x-ray-boosts-in-the-crab-pulsar-s-radio-bursts/

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Apr 8, 2021

NASA’s NICER Finds X-ray Boosts in the Crab Pulsar’s Radio Bursts
A global science collaboration using data from NASA’s Neutron star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER) telescope on the International Space Station has discovered X-ray surges accompanying radio bursts from the pulsar in the Crab Nebula. The finding shows that these bursts, called giant radio pulses, release far more energy than previously suspected.

NICER is still providing interesting science. Is the instrument still active?