Author Topic: SCRUB: SpaceX Falcon 9/Dragon COTS Demo (C2+) LAUNCH ATTEMPT 1 UPDATES  (Read 170246 times)

Offline JBF

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It's for extending the HIF for the Flacon 9 v1.1.

Why is there a crane on the pad?
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Offline JWag

Why is there a crane on the pad?

It's for extending the HIF for the Flacon 9 v1.1.

1) Please don't top-quote.  I re-arranged your post.

2) There's no way they'd be doing any construction at the pad in the middle of a launch campaign!
« Last Edit: 05/21/2012 08:51 PM by MondoMor »

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Why is there a crane on the pad?

It's for extending the HIF for the Flacon 9 v1.1.


Ha Ha. Seriously, does anyone know what they're doing? BTW the bucket has been lowered now.
« Last Edit: 05/21/2012 08:52 PM by corrodedNut »

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Checking on the second stage?
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Checking on the second stage?

Yeah, but why? They don't normally do that ~3 hrs before starting the countdown, do they?

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They don't normally (funny word, since it's only the 3rd F9 flight...) leave the vehicle up for days either, so...

Last minute paranoia given the niobium nozzle issue on #2?

Offline Chris Bergin

Attempt 2 thread:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=28942.0

Use the Party thread for general chit chat.
Use the Discussion Thread for C2+ for on topic and interesting discussion.

Offline Chris Bergin

It's the traditional bump 'n lock to align the mission threads prior to EOM!

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