Author Topic: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - CASSIOPE - Sept. 29 - LAUNCH UPDATES  (Read 269072 times)

Online Chris Bergin

LIVE WEBCAST:
http://new.livestream.com/spacex/F9-6


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This is an UPDATE ONLY thread for the countdown and launch of the debut SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1.

Per L2: Launch Readiness Review (LRR) concluded with a GO for the Sunday attempt, pending weather.

For those who wish to follow this flow as closely as is viable (non-proprietary, etc.), join L2 and click this link:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=32667.0

Resources:

SpaceX GENERAL Forum Section:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?board=45.0 - please use this for general questions NOT specific to this mission.

SpaceX MISSIONS Forum Section:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?board=55.0 - this section is for everything specific to SpaceX missions.

SpaceX CASSIOPE General Thread:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=31429.0

SpaceX CASSIOPE Pre-Launch WDR onwards Update Thread:
You're in it.

SpaceX CASSIOPE Party Thread:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=32683.0

News Site Resources:

SpaceX News Articles from 2006 (Including numerous exclusive Elon interviews):
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=21862.0

SpaceX News Articles (Recent):
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/tag/spacex/

Specific Falcon 9 v1.1 CASSIOPE News Articles:

Falcon 9 boost as Merlin 1D engine achieves major milestone:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2013/03/falcon-9-boost-merlin-1d-engine-achieves-milestone/

Testing times for SpaceX’s new Falcon 9 v.1.1:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2013/06/testing-times-spacexs-new-falcon-9-v-1-1/

Reducing risk via ground testing is a recipe for SpaceX success:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2013/06/reducing-risk-ground-testing-recipe-spacex-success/

SpaceX’s new Falcon 9 v1.1 begins to arrive in California:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2013/07/spacexs-falcon-9-v1-1-begins-arrive-california/

SpaceX: From Bothering Bovines to Revolutionizing Rockets (General Overview of SpaceX Status ahead of this launch)
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2013/08/spacex-bothering-bovines-revolutionizing-rockets/

Falcon 9 v1.1 conducts Hot Fire – Launch Date Change
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2013/09/falcon-9-v1-1-hot-fire-ahead-cassiope-mission/

Launch Day article:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2013/09/spacex-debut-falcon-9-v1-1-cassiope-launch/

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L2 Members:

L2 SpaceX Section:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?action=tags&tags=SpaceX

One Stop Shop Update Area for L2 Level F9 v1.1/Cassiope Updates:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=32667.0

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PLEASE NOTE THAT WE FULLY EXPECT THE SITE TO BE VERY BUSY ON LAUNCH DAY - NOT LEAST WITH THREE MAJOR EVENTS. WE WILL VERY LIKELY RESTRICT IT TO FORUM MEMBERS ONLY - WITH NO ACCESS TO THE FORUM FOR GUESTS - WHEN THE SITE BECOMES TOO BUSY. READ THIS TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT: http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=31697.0)
« Last Edit: 09/29/2013 05:24 PM by Chris Bergin »

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A reminder, we'll be moving into coverage of this launch later today. A huge preview article by William Graham will go on a few hours before.

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Per L2, fuelling has begun!

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4,700 word feature article by William Graham. Doesn't get more comprehensive than this!
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2013/09/spacex-debut-falcon-9-v1-1-cassiope-launch/

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Update from http://www.spacex.com/webcast/

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The launch webcast will begin here at approximately 8:15 a.m. PDT.

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40 minutes before opening of launch window. 10 minutes before NASA's Cygnus presser...

The webcast starts 40 minutes before the opening of the launch windows (see the above quote).
http://new.livestream.com/spacex/F9-6

Window opens at 9:00am PDT, 12:00 EDT, 1600 UTC.

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First Facebook post this morning from the 30th Space Wing. Hopefully the future ones will be more useful  :P

Happy Sunday, fans! I hope you all have recovered from all fun and excitement from yesterday's Exotic Car Show! Which one was your favorite? Stay tuned this morning for up-to-date launch information for the SpaceX Falcon-9 Cassiope!
« Last Edit: 09/29/2013 02:48 PM by Targeteer »
Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."

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I'm 3 miles from the pad on the base and cab report the weather is perfect with great visibility and cloudless skies.

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Elon's Jet heading out to chase the first stage on the way back:

http://uk.flightaware.com/live/flight/N887XF

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Here we go!!

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Webcast has begun.

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...I have no sound! :(

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And we're live on the Livestream!

It's a BEEEYOOOTIFUL day in Sunny SoCal and F-9a v.1 is looking just perfect on the pad.

Strongback is still fully attached and we're at T-0:44:00 and counting.
"Oops! I left the silly thing in reverse!" - Duck Dodgers

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DON'T PROPAGANDISE, FLY!!!

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Sound comes in just in time for John!!

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We have sound, now!

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They've worked out how to turn the sound on.

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And this is a good reminder that just because one of your fellow space enthusiasts occasionally voices doubts about the SpaceX schedule announcements or is cautious about believing SpaceX has licked a problem before actually seeing proof that's true, it doesn't mean they hate SpaceX.

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