Author Topic: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : June 3, 2017 : UPDATES  (Read 199967 times)

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Question about NASA reusing a core.

Answer: We're evaluating.

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Hans: Next milestone we're aiming for are two... Heavy and Crew Dragon, "both later this year."

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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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They've started building the extra landing pads at LZ-1.  Not sure of exact progress.  But they've started.

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First CRS-11 post-launch photos from SpaceX

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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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Question about using Dragon for non-ISS solo science flights.

Answer: We've looked at it.
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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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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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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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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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More NASA photos (we get really spoilt when it's a NASA launch :))

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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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Congratulations, SpaceX!

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Congrats to SpaceX for the 100 launch from Pad 39A!  1967-2017!

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Follow-up on presser -- what was the clock time of the deorbit burn?

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Post-launch press conference:


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Congrats SpaceX! A bit late, been traveling.

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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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