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Offline Elmar Moelzer

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : BulgariaSat-1 : June 23, 2017 : UPDATES
« Reply #380 on: 06/24/2017 12:55 am »
Congrats to SpaceX! Perfect launch and landing.

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : BulgariaSat-1 : June 23, 2017 : UPDATES
« Reply #381 on: 06/24/2017 01:26 am »
 Slightly belated congrats for SpaceX. Is there any indication they're continuing to uprate the thrust on Merlin? Maybe my imagination or atmospheric, but I thought it sounded slightly throatier today.   

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : BulgariaSat-1 : June 23, 2017 : UPDATES
« Reply #382 on: 06/24/2017 03:11 am »
Belated congrats to all.  SpaceX, you are making this look too easy.  I find the 3 engine landing burn so impressive.

Great coverage NSF team!  Thanks.

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : BulgariaSat-1 : June 23, 2017 : UPDATES
« Reply #383 on: 06/24/2017 06:00 am »
More SpaceX photos

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : BulgariaSat-1 : June 23, 2017 : UPDATES
« Reply #384 on: 06/24/2017 08:36 am »
42801/2017-038A: 212 x 65512 km x 24.06 deg.
42802/2017-038B: 210 x 65641 km x 23.91 deg.
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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : BulgariaSat-1 : June 23, 2017 : UPDATES
« Reply #385 on: 06/24/2017 01:56 pm »
Taken from reddit.
https://www.reddit.com/r/spacex/comments/6j4ixh/playalinda_beach_remains_open_for_the_first_time/

Caption: Playalinda Beach remains open for the first time ever during a SpaceX Falcon 9 launch from Pad 39A.

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Hey everyone! I got incredibly lucky today as the rocket launch was delayed by one hour from the scheduled liftoff. This gave me extra time to explore and try to get a closer view than what I had originally wanted (A. Max Brewer Causeway). I drove down the road to Canaveral National Seashore expecting to reach a roadblock where the public can no longer pass. This is how all launches at Pad 39A have been in the past. Today, that road block didn't exist and I was shocked to be allowed into the Seashore for the first time ever during a SpaceX launch at 39A. Spectators were not allowed to walk near the fence like previous launches and a new perimeter was set up at the first wooden crossover. The best seat in the house had to be the security guard on top of what watch tower as seen in the image. If you like this photo, feel free to check out my instagram @marcuscote_photo where I am currently taking and sharing a picture every day of 2017! I capture many unique and beautiful moments that happen daily on Florida's Space Coast! Have a great day!


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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : BulgariaSat-1 : June 23, 2017 : UPDATES
« Reply #386 on: 06/24/2017 02:10 pm »
Much belated congratulations to SpaceX!!!

Could not be at my computer at launch time yesterday, but was saved by following NSF on smartphone.

What is the right reaction as this stuff begins to become routine?  I still have to go with "Yeee-hah!" vs. "Ho-hum."
« Last Edit: 06/24/2017 02:10 pm by Perchlorate »
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In lieu of a belated congratulations, here are the 2 flights of the 1st intact rocket stage to ever fly from both coasts playing side by side:  ;)

https://viewsync.net/watch?v=tTmbSur4fcs&t=1118&v=Y8mLi-rRTh8&t=929&mode=solo
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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : BulgariaSat-1 : June 23, 2017 : UPDATES
« Reply #388 on: 06/24/2017 06:50 pm »
Congratulations on another successful reuse. Hopefully she doesn't need anything more than a leg swap to fly again.

How the hell did she end up on the other side of the barge in the last seconds? This would have been one spectacular video. Hopefully there's other footage somewhere.

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : BulgariaSat-1 : June 23, 2017 : UPDATES
« Reply #389 on: 06/25/2017 04:17 am »
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Was the hard landing due to improper preprogrammed parameters or needing a fourth engine to decelerate from higher velocity?

Elon's reply on twitter:

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Rocket was suddenly slammed sideways right before landing. Heavy gust or something malfunctioned onboard. Reviewing telemetry.


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Missed this one live but enjoyed the video. Congratulations again, SpaceX. To say that your ground-breaking achievements are beginning to look routine is perhaps the most extraordinary thing about them. Everybody knows that they're anything but. This landing was particularly challenging and you nailed it. (Well, the booster didn't quite stick it in the bullseye. The Romanian judges probably would deducted a half-point.) Bravo!

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : BulgariaSat-1 : June 23, 2017 : UPDATES
« Reply #391 on: 06/26/2017 05:12 pm »
[SSL Press Release] SSL SATELLITE BUILT FOR BULGARIA SAT BEGINS MANEUVERS FOLLOWING LAUNCH ON PREVIOUSLY FLOWN SPACEX FALCON 9
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The satellite deployed its solar arrays on schedule following its launch aboard a previously flown SpaceX Falcon 9, and has started firing its main thruster to propel itself toward its final circular orbit in the geostationary arc.

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : BulgariaSat-1 : June 23, 2017 : UPDATES
« Reply #392 on: 06/26/2017 07:03 pm »
I hope this works!  Video of the launch I took on Friday from KSCVC.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJL9qXQQfps&feature=youtu.be

« Last Edit: 06/26/2017 07:22 pm by Ronpur50 »

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : BulgariaSat-1 : June 23, 2017 : UPDATES
« Reply #393 on: 06/27/2017 07:19 pm »
Congratulations SpaceX and good luck on the next one (oh wait!) ... Thanks to all for the great coverage.
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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : BulgariaSat-1 : June 23, 2017 : UPDATES
« Reply #394 on: 07/05/2017 09:57 am »
On July 3 at 9:30 am, the first Bulgarian geostationary communication satellite BulgariaSat-1 reached the Bulgarian position at the geostationary orbit. The Bulgarian teams in Sofia and Palo Alto took part in all necessary procedures for reaching and positioning the satellite. The last step before its fully operation strats, is the system tests that began on the day BulgariaSat-1 was positioned.

"The successful positioning of BulgariaSat-1 is another great achievement for our team, but also for Bulgaria and for our clients. If everything goes according to plan, BulgariaSat-1 will start broadcasting in the beginning of August", said Maxim Zayakov, CEO of Bulgaria Sat and Bulsatcom.

http://www.bulgariasat.com/news/BulgariaSat1_reached_the_Bulgarian_position_at_the_geostationary_orbit

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : BulgariaSat-1 : June 23, 2017 : UPDATES
« Reply #396 on: 07/18/2017 11:13 am »
Latest press release by BulgariaSat:

All systems of the first Bulgarian geostationary communication satellite BulgariaSat-1 work normally

The financial position of Bulsatcom and Bulgaria Sat is stable. The Partners of the companies for the realization of the project are the largest leading banking institutions in the world - Export–Import Bank of the United States, EBRD, Deutsche Bank, Citibank, Raiffeisen Bank and CIBANK, which have proven their trust in the viability and the success of the project.

BulgariaSat-1 is scheduled to start broadcasting in beginning of August. The satellite will provide direct-to-home television (DTH) and data communications services on the Balkans and other European regions. It is suitable for 4G LTE network at 1800 MHz. In addition to television and communication services, BulgariaSat-1 can be used in force majeure - accidents due to natural disasters - earthquakes, storms, floods when land-based networks are not working.


http://www.bulgariasat.com/news/All-systems-of-the-first-Bulgarian-geostationary-communication-satellite-BulgariaSat-1-work-normally

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : BulgariaSat-1 : June 23, 2017 : UPDATES
« Reply #397 on: 11/24/2017 09:57 am »
After a long wait, the satellite BulgariaSat-1 began broadcasting.

Source : http://tv-novini.com/article_9695/bulgariasat-1-zapochna-izlychvane.html

Technical parameters:

Bulgariasat 1 ( 1.9 E ) 12303 GHz, Pol. Н, SR 27500, FEC 3/4, DVB-S / QPSK
Bulgariasat 1 (1.9 E ) 12380 GHz, Pol . Н, SR 30000, FEC 7/8, DVB-S / QPSK
Bulgariasat 1 (1.9 E) 12,456 GHz, Pol. Н, SR 27500, FEC 7/8, DVB-S / QPSK

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : BulgariaSat-1 : June 23, 2017 : UPDATES
« Reply #399 on: 04/21/2018 11:08 pm »
https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/987760472060506112

“This one will be for the Air Force. Still determining where it will be displayed. There is another stored for the visitors center though.”

“The second booster to refly...I do not remember the mission numbers though...”
zubenelgenubi: fixed tweet link
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