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Re: Falcon Boosters on Display
« Reply #20 on: 10/28/2023 04:45 pm »
At least 2 legs have arrived

Do you know which booster are they getting?
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Re: Falcon Boosters on Display
« Reply #21 on: 10/28/2023 05:21 pm »
At least 2 legs have arrived

Do you know which booster are they getting?

I do not.  There was a delivery coming  still after I left

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Re: Falcon Boosters on Display
« Reply #22 on: 10/28/2023 08:11 pm »
At least 2 legs have arrived
It seems unlikely that they would send 2 ( or 4) legs far ahead of the booster
And they have tents set up
Looks like the booster could be coming soon 🤞🏼
What kind of wastrels would dump a perfectly good booster in the ocean after just one use?

Re: Falcon Boosters on Display
« Reply #23 on: 10/29/2023 12:52 am »
This looks like the booster on its way. The route it is taking across the US lines up with this.

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Here's something you don't see every day -- a SpaceX rocket on the roadway! This was being transported through Centennial and Sgt. Dasso, who was working patrol, captured video of it as it was travelling northbound on S. University Blvd.

The 190 ft. rocket was so big, workers had to get out and manually steer the rear axle so it could pivot to make the turns. They even had to lift the streetlight cables at one one point so it could pass through.

Five of our patrol units escorted the rocket through our area then other agencies took over as it travelled through theirs. It was quite the site to see!

https://twitter.com/ArapahoeSO/status/1718403127374762459?s=20

Edit: The account of Littleton, Colorado confirms it. https://x.com/CityofLittleton/status/1718421004802732098?s=20
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Talk about an oversized load! This SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket booster is headed to the dish Network building at Bowles and Santa Fe in Littleton, where it will go on permanent display beside the Mary Carter Greenway! Keep a lookout for updates on this out-of-this-world project!
« Last Edit: 10/29/2023 12:55 am by spacenuance »

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Re: Falcon Boosters on Display
« Reply #24 on: 10/29/2023 01:57 am »
For those not from the area, this is all south Denver.  In the video, the curve in the road on S University is probably deKoevend Park, which is about five miles from the display location.
The booster has arrived  ;D
and on our worst weather day in the past half year. :P
What kind of wastrels would dump a perfectly good booster in the ocean after just one use?

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Re: Falcon Boosters on Display
« Reply #25 on: 10/29/2023 01:16 am »
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and on our worst weather day in the past half year. :P
Is it sking weather already? ;D

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Re: Falcon Boosters on Display
« Reply #26 on: 10/29/2023 01:32 am »
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and on our worst weather day in the past half year. :P
Is it sking weather already? ;D

Tomorrow!  ;D ;D ;D

edit: worst weather for driving in town = snow up high!
« Last Edit: 10/29/2023 01:51 am by Comga »
What kind of wastrels would dump a perfectly good booster in the ocean after just one use?

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Re: Falcon Boosters on Display
« Reply #27 on: 10/29/2023 02:29 pm »
Its here at the site!  Workers are preparing to lift it.

« Last Edit: 10/29/2023 03:25 pm by Stan-1967 »

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Re: Falcon Boosters on Display
« Reply #28 on: 10/29/2023 02:32 pm »
Are the enthusiasts who work to get these display projects approved and started called "booster boosters"?

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Re: Falcon Boosters on Display
« Reply #29 on: 10/29/2023 02:33 pm »
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Re: Falcon Boosters on Display
« Reply #30 on: 10/29/2023 02:54 pm »
Itís frikking cold out here

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Re: Falcon Boosters on Display
« Reply #31 on: 10/29/2023 02:56 pm »
Front harness is attached

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Re: Falcon Boosters on Display
« Reply #32 on: 10/29/2023 03:04 pm »
Try to get a pic of the booster number.

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Re: Falcon Boosters on Display
« Reply #33 on: 10/29/2023 03:23 pm »
Try to get a pic of the booster number.

Where on the booster is that?  Im warming up back at my apartment right now.  Fingertips were numb.  😀


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Re: Falcon Boosters on Display
« Reply #34 on: 10/29/2023 03:27 pm »
Try to get a pic of the booster number.

Where on the booster is that?  Im warming up back at my apartment right now.  Fingertips were numb.  😀

For Block 3/4 boosters like this one there should be large numbers at the tail end of the booster, such as in these pictures of B1021 (one unlikely candidate for this one since AFAIK it's been reserved for the CCSFS museum).
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Re: Falcon Boosters on Display
« Reply #35 on: 10/29/2023 03:33 pm »
Going back to posts 15 & 16,  all the excavation around the pedastals is now filled in and more or less level with the DishNet parking lot.  A concrete retaining wall is in place to keep the area under the booster stable,  as the general slope of the surroundings is towards the river

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Re: Falcon Boosters on Display
« Reply #36 on: 10/29/2023 03:52 pm »

For Block 3/4 boosters like this one there should be large numbers at the tail end of the booster, such as in these pictures of B1021 (one unlikely candidate for this one since AFAIK it's been reserved for the CCSFS museum).

My view was limited to the side of the booster visible from the bike trail.  I looked through all my photos of the rear engine section & could not see any numbers.   The view of the tank section was limited by snow & ground equipment.  The thrust puck was pretty open, and I think the numbering is on the tankage, not the thrust puck/octaweb?

Gonna have to to look at the other side, & underneath to find it.  That perspective is not available until they open up the area to the public.
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Re: Falcon Boosters on Display
« Reply #37 on: 10/29/2023 05:15 pm »

For Block 3/4 boosters like this one there should be large numbers at the tail end of the booster, such as in these pictures of B1021 (one unlikely candidate for this one since AFAIK it's been reserved for the CCSFS museum).

My view was limited to the side of the booster visible from the bike trail.  I looked through all my photos of the rear engine section & could not see any numbers.   The view of the tank section was limited by snow & ground equipment.  The thrust puck was pretty open, and I think the numbering is on the tankage, not the thrust puck/octaweb?

Gonna have to to look at the other side, & underneath to find it.  That perspective is not available until they open up the area to the public.

I went through and compared the soot patterns of all the block 1.2 (FT) falcons on their last flight, i'm pretty sure this is B1022, which launched JCSAT-14

(original image of the booster that I used can be found at; https://www.universetoday.com/tag/jcsat-14/)

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Re: Falcon Boosters on Display
« Reply #38 on: 10/29/2023 05:42 pm »
See if these two pics help with identifiable soot patterns

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Re: Falcon Boosters on Display
« Reply #39 on: 10/29/2023 08:15 pm »
Booster is up in the air, we were in site for an hour and the booster never moved. Few drones flying around getting promotional video.

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