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Re: SpaceX McGregor Testing Updates and Discussion (Thread 4)
« Reply #260 on: 08/13/2016 06:10 AM »
I wonder if the attached screenshot from Google Maps shows the most useful comparison: two flame trenches, with the newer one on the right?
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Re: SpaceX McGregor Testing Updates and Discussion (Thread 4)
« Reply #261 on: 08/13/2016 01:12 PM »
The one on the right was never completed and will not be finished unless it is repurposed.  We talked about it in one of the earlier threads.
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Re: SpaceX McGregor Testing Updates and Discussion (Thread 4)
« Reply #262 on: 08/15/2016 09:00 AM »
Seems like the JCSAT-14, F9-0024 is back up on the stand in McGregor avcording to Keith Wallace in the Facebook group

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Re: SpaceX McGregor Testing Updates and Discussion (Thread 4)
« Reply #263 on: 08/15/2016 10:03 AM »
Seems like the JCSAT-14, F9-0024 is back up on the stand in McGregor avcording to Keith Wallace in the Facebook group
How many days gap since the test firing of 0029?
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Re: SpaceX McGregor Testing Updates and Discussion (Thread 4)
« Reply #264 on: 08/18/2016 03:53 PM »
Seems like the JCSAT-14, F9-0024 is back up on the stand in McGregor avcording to Keith Wallace in the Facebook group

Bump.

It's been 3 days, any word?  Maybe another 2-3 test fires?
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Re: SpaceX McGregor Testing Updates and Discussion (Thread 4)
« Reply #266 on: 08/20/2016 08:26 AM »
The redditors report test fire #4 for JCSAT-14. 

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Re: SpaceX McGregor Testing Updates and Discussion (Thread 4)
« Reply #268 on: 08/21/2016 02:02 AM »
Senator Ted Cruz gets to see an engine test:

http://spacenews.com/sen-cruz-visits-spacex-in-texas/
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Re: SpaceX McGregor Testing Updates and Discussion (Thread 4)
« Reply #269 on: 08/21/2016 07:46 PM »
AMOS 6 was caught on FB video by member Jerry West yesterday departing McGregor.
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Re: SpaceX McGregor Testing Updates and Discussion (Thread 4)
« Reply #270 on: 08/25/2016 11:16 AM »
The redditors report test fire #4 for JCSAT-14. 

Takes a lickin' and keeps on tickin'....
Do you have link to source?

Edit: I searched Reddit, Twitter, everywhere but found nothing...
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Re: SpaceX McGregor Testing Updates and Discussion (Thread 4)
« Reply #271 on: 08/25/2016 11:53 AM »
The redditors report test fire #4 for JCSAT-14. 

Takes a lickin' and keeps on tickin'....
Do you have link to source?

Edit: I searched Reddit, Twitter, everywhere but found nothing...

Zucal reported a firing after Amos 6 came down. From the reddit thread above,

https://www.reddit.com/r/spacex/comments/4ymvcz/falcon_9_first_stage_sighting_in_el_paso_texas/

this subconversation

https://www.reddit.com/r/spacex/comments/4ymvcz/falcon_9_first_stage_sighting_in_el_paso_texas/d6oys5y
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Re: SpaceX McGregor Testing Updates and Discussion (Thread 4)
« Reply #272 on: 08/25/2016 12:57 PM »
IIRC, Roadie said he noticed a wayward first stage at McGregor as well.

So:
0019, 0022, and 0026 lost on landing/End-of-life
0021 - Orbcomm-2 - on display in Hawthorne/EOL
0023 - CRS-8 - Last photo at HIF in great condition, still at cape(?), candidate for reuse?
0024 - JCSAT-14 - Last photo at McGregor going through test fires, at least three so far
0025 - Thaicom 8 - In Hawthorne?
0027 - CRS-9 - Last seen on a crane at the Cape, still at cape(?), candidate for reuse?
0028 - JCSAT-16 - Last seen on a hook at Port Canaveral, still at cape(?)
0029 - AMOS-6 - Last seen on a truck between McGregor and the Cape

So if 0025 is in Hawthorne, how are two at McGregor (???? and 0024)?

(I know quoting myself is a party foul, but this isn't the party thread)

Probably just fooling myself trying to keep these cores straight, but anyone know anything else than what's above?

Edit: added 0029 from above, this thread
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Re: SpaceX McGregor Testing Updates and Discussion (Thread 4)
« Reply #273 on: 08/25/2016 02:29 PM »
IIRC, Roadie said he noticed a wayward first stage at McGregor as well.

So:
0019, 0022, and 0026 lost on landing/End-of-life
0021 - Orbcomm-2 - on display in Hawthorne/EOL
0023 - CRS-8 - Last photo at HIF in great condition, still at cape(?), candidate for reuse?
0024 - JCSAT-14 - Last photo at McGregor going through test fires, at least three so far
0025 - Thaicom 8 - In Hawthorne?
0027 - CRS-9 - Last seen on a crane at the Cape, still at cape(?), candidate for reuse?
0028 - JCSAT-16 - Last seen on a hook at Port Canaveral, still at cape(?)
0029 - AMOS-6 - Last seen on a truck between McGregor and the Cape

So if 0025 is in Hawthorne, how are two at McGregor (???? and 0024)?

(I know quoting myself is a party foul, but this isn't the party thread)

Probably just fooling myself trying to keep these cores straight, but anyone know anything else than what's above?

Edit: added 0029 from above, this thread
If we can guess, or hope, I would like to imagine that an unexplained core might be the center core for the FH demo flight. how could we tell?
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Re: SpaceX McGregor Testing Updates and Discussion (Thread 4)
« Reply #274 on: 08/25/2016 02:46 PM »
IIRC, Roadie said he noticed a wayward first stage at McGregor as well.

So:
0019, 0022, and 0026 lost on landing/End-of-life
0021 - Orbcomm-2 - on display in Hawthorne/EOL
0023 - CRS-8 - Last photo at HIF in great condition, still at cape(?), candidate for reuse?
0024 - JCSAT-14 - Last photo at McGregor going through test fires, at least three so far
0025 - Thaicom 8 - In Hawthorne?
0027 - CRS-9 - Last seen on a crane at the Cape, still at cape(?), candidate for reuse?
0028 - JCSAT-16 - Last seen on a hook at Port Canaveral, still at cape(?)
0029 - AMOS-6 - Last seen on a truck between McGregor and the Cape

So if 0025 is in Hawthorne, how are two at McGregor (???? and 0024)?

(I know quoting myself is a party foul, but this isn't the party thread)

Probably just fooling myself trying to keep these cores straight, but anyone know anything else than what's above?

Edit: added 0029 from above, this thread
If we can guess, or hope, I would like to imagine that an unexplained core might be the center core for the FH demo flight. how could we tell?

0025 is definitely in Hawthorne, it's parked on the street near 0021 based on pictures in the thread about the 0021 display.

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Re: SpaceX McGregor Testing Updates and Discussion (Thread 4)
« Reply #275 on: 08/25/2016 04:09 PM »
IIRC, Roadie said he noticed a wayward first stage at McGregor as well.

So:
0019, 0022, and 0026 lost on landing/End-of-life
0021 - Orbcomm-2 - on display in Hawthorne/EOL
...
0029 - AMOS-6 - Last seen on a truck between McGregor and the Cape

So if 0025 is in Hawthorne, how are two at McGregor (???? and 0024)?

(I know quoting myself is a party foul, but this isn't the party thread)

Probably just fooling myself trying to keep these cores straight, but anyone know anything else than what's above?

Edit: added 0029 from above, this thread
If we can guess, or hope, I would like to imagine that an unexplained core might be the center core for the FH demo flight. how could we tell?

0025 is definitely in Hawthorne, it's parked on the street near 0021 based on pictures in the thread about the 0021 display.

There seems to be some confusion re: stage serial numbers and vehicle flight numbers.  This discussion seems to be using flight numbers (because serial numbers are really hard to come by).  If so, I think we should stick to the F9-xxxx nomenclature for clarity.  See:

From what I've read on Reddit these F9-xxxx are all flight specific numbers / codes / whatever, and the actual stages are designated independently of these as well (and as reuse becomes a thing this will be relevant).

https://www.reddit.com/r/spacex/comments/4yxuqs/best_of_b1019_raised_vertical_at_spacexs/d6ra814

https://www.reddit.com/r/spacex/comments/4yxuqs/best_of_b1019_raised_vertical_at_spacexs/d6rc6k5

For example, Flight F9-0021 (Orbcomm OG2) had first stage w/ serial number B1019. Flight F9-0023 (CRS-8) had first stage w/ serial number B1021. If B1021 is reflown again as say, Flight F9-0035, the stage itself is still uniquely B1021.
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Re: SpaceX McGregor Testing Updates and Discussion (Thread 4)
« Reply #276 on: 08/25/2016 05:30 PM »
F9-0025 is the Thaicomm-8 stage, is it not? The Thaicomm-8 stage is definitely the one parked on the street at Hawthorne.

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Re: SpaceX McGregor Testing Updates and Discussion (Thread 4)
« Reply #277 on: 08/25/2016 06:38 PM »
Ultimately, we're going to track these if we can by using the "B1xxx", "B2xxx", etc numbers combined with the flight numbers.  Supposedly, SpaceX labels the boosters with the "B" numbers, but they are small and hard to see from any distance.

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Re: SpaceX McGregor Testing Updates and Discussion (Thread 4)
« Reply #278 on: 08/27/2016 12:45 AM »
Ultimately, we're going to track these if we can by using the "B1xxx", "B2xxx", etc numbers combined with the flight numbers.  Supposedly, SpaceX labels the boosters with the "B" numbers, but they are small and hard to see from any distance.

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Do we have any images of the serial number on a booster?
I did ask if anyone could spot the S/N on the "monument" in Hawthorne, but no one has posted it.
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Re: SpaceX McGregor Testing Updates and Discussion (Thread 4)
« Reply #279 on: 08/29/2016 02:20 PM »
Recently, a Chinese Fan took some photos of McGregor. We can see F9-24 was on the test pad, and the orange cap is back

edit: He said these photos were taken on 27 August
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