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Re: SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Discussion Thread 2
« Reply #5640 on: 12/19/2015 12:33 pm »
Look what a good nap can do :-\

Amazing stuff in last few pages. I have an alternate link of Port Canaveral Marine radio.

http://www.broadcastify.com/listen/feed/21054/web

Those who like record keeping can use this with VLC or simply in browser right click and 'save audio as' and it will constantly save into an mp3 PART file at specified location when done saving do not cancel download just copy that PART file and save anywhere else with mp3 extension. Cancelling will remove PART file :)

I gather no sighting of four pillar perch or trailer anywhere near?

Edit:
LA Port     : http://www.broadcastify.com/listen/feed/21420/web
Jax Beach : http://www.broadcastify.com/listen/feed/18939/web

Nice.  Quick and dirty:

http://www.ospdx.com/recorder
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Re: SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Discussion Thread 2
« Reply #5641 on: 12/19/2015 01:04 pm »
Jacksonville is the HQ of Smith Maritime. In case Elsbeth III and Smith Maritime are no longer with us a candidate replacement to keep a side eye on would be the tug Cheetah.  Cheetah worked the pad abort for SpaceX, tending to a smaller barge and crane.  I believe that Cheetah is based in Port Canaveral.  I can't find a position for it in the last few days on the tracking services.
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Cheetah was also there assisting Go Quest during its Dragon fishing expedition.


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Lovely! ;D
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Re: SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Discussion Thread 2
« Reply #5642 on: 12/19/2015 01:16 pm »
Its a wrap! Can't say if mounts are still there or not the way CruiseCam came in no good view of it.
No half-submerged helper barge == no longer an ASDS berth.

Too bad the cruise ship timing was inauspicious; we would have had advanced warning of the asds relocation as soon as we say the spacer barge empty its ballast tanks and float away.

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Space in Port Canaveral is very limited, so I do not expect the barge to stay here for a long time. I am going to get some photos of it later today.

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Re: SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Discussion Thread 2
« Reply #5644 on: 12/19/2015 02:13 pm »
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Jacksonville is the HQ of Smith Maritime. In case Elsbeth III and Smith Maritime are no longer with us a candidate replacement to keep a side eye on would be the tug Cheetah.  Cheetah worked the pad abort for SpaceX, tending to a smaller barge and crane.  I believe that Cheetah is based in Port Canaveral.  I can't find a position for it in the last few days on the tracking services.

Cheetah is listed at 1700 HP vs. 5000 HP for Elsbeth III, so she may not have enough power to tow the ASDS.
« Last Edit: 12/19/2015 02:26 pm by Kabloona »

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Re: SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Discussion Thread 2
« Reply #5645 on: 12/19/2015 03:09 pm »
Looking back through this thread it seems that we first saw the ASDS in Jacksonville on December 16th 2014 in this post -

http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=36326.msg1303622#msg1303622

Its worth going back to look at not only that post (on page 2 of this thread) but also the posts preceding it to see how far we've come.

And when did we see the ASDS depart Jacksonville?  December 16th, 2015.

http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=36326.msg1458379#msg1458379

Seems as if one year would be a likely length for a lease.
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Re: SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Discussion Thread 2
« Reply #5646 on: 12/19/2015 03:12 pm »
No half-submerged helper barge == no longer an ASDS berth.

Sounds so obviously correct but there is one alternative which is inconsequential but I'm curious to see if true..

I am going to get some photos of it later today.

Take a look to see if the Mobro barge came along from Jacksonville.

Captain says they have a spacer barge set up right behind GoQuest in the west basin to keep the wing from bumping the pier (like the setup at JAX) and that's where the ASDS will be berthed.

How far into port was the ASDS when you heard this?
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Re: SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Discussion Thread 2
« Reply #5647 on: 12/19/2015 03:24 pm »
Captain says they have a spacer barge set up right behind GoQuest in the west basin to keep the wing from bumping the pier (like the setup at JAX) and that's where the ASDS will be berthed.

How far into port was the ASDS when you heard this?

They were right in the middle of the port, just south of middle turning basin.

It's possible Mobro was towed down by a different tug right after OCISLY departed JAX. And that could explain why Elsbeth III waited offshore for a day before heading in, if the Mobro arrived around the same time and it took them a day to set it up.
« Last Edit: 12/19/2015 03:44 pm by Kabloona »

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Re: SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Discussion Thread 2
« Reply #5648 on: 12/19/2015 04:36 pm »
I like Mark's year-long lease theory.

If Marek is right about Canaveral being short on space, this might just an interim berth for a couple of months or a year until JAX finishes its reconfiguration.  Somewhere buried in this thread's backlog was an article from the local press describing the longer-term plans for the JAX cruise ship terminal.
« Last Edit: 12/19/2015 04:37 pm by cscott »

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And here she is in sunlight! $4 photo (I had to pay for Exploration Tower entry :( )

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Re: SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Discussion Thread 2
« Reply #5650 on: 12/19/2015 06:29 pm »
thats a beautiful photo!
Titan IVB was a cool rocket

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Re: SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Discussion Thread 2
« Reply #5651 on: 12/19/2015 06:50 pm »
..So that thing on side was waterline  :-X
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Re: SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Discussion Thread 2
« Reply #5652 on: 12/19/2015 06:51 pm »
All dressed up and no place to go.  :(

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Re: SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Discussion Thread 2
« Reply #5653 on: 12/19/2015 06:55 pm »
And there's what sure looks like the spare tow line run over the top of those covers over the thrusters on the far side.

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Re: SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Discussion Thread 2
« Reply #5654 on: 12/19/2015 07:51 pm »
Approximate map location (US Coast Guard ball-field in the background):
https://www.google.com/maps/place/401+Cargo+Rd,+Port+Canaveral,+FL+32920/@28.4132476,-80.6193842,17z


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I do not think ASDS can park there permanently. This is Port Canaveral's container ship pier - currently there are no container ships scheduled, but the port works very hard to get them here. They purchased two cranes, they are working on getting a rail line to the port. So I guess the barge can park here for a few months but then it will have to be moved elsewhere

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Re: SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Discussion Thread 2
« Reply #5656 on: 12/19/2015 08:24 pm »
They are packing!
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Re: SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Discussion Thread 2
« Reply #5657 on: 12/19/2015 08:34 pm »
They are packing!
Yes sir. SpaceX is definitely moving out of there. Looks like the cruise-cam days of ASDS are over.

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A friend of mine departing the Port Canaveral on a cruise sent me this. It's about a half-hour old.
« Last Edit: 12/19/2015 08:47 pm by jmcgauley »

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Re: SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Discussion Thread 2
« Reply #5659 on: 12/19/2015 08:58 pm »
Kabloona!  :'( A whole year!

http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=36326.msg1305385#msg1305385

This footage is of very first day from CruiseCam when mounts were being installed
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