This is Dragon's own RTF (not that she did anything wrong during CRS-7)
Quote from: Chris Bergin on 01/18/2016 01:23 pm This is Dragon's own RTF (not that she did anything wrong during CRS-7)Didn't do anything "right" either - like for example deploying parachutes on the way down ... There's always room for improvement
Is there any chance CRS-8 could move to LC-39A and let the queue of commercial launches roll at LC-40?
Quote from: AncientU on 01/23/2016 07:37 pmIs there any chance CRS-8 could move to LC-39A and let the queue of commercial launches roll at LC-40?Ain't you forgetting the Falcon Heavy Demo?
On the books (FPIP) for March 20. Obviously SES-9 to launch first.
That leaves a 5-week gap between SES-9 & CRS-8. Would they move Eutelsat up to late February to fill the gap, or will CRS-8 be the next mission after SES-9?
Yes, when they had boosters stacked up and ready to go (like after the first Orbcomm launch because it got delayed a lot, vehicle production caught up). They now significantly changed the vehicle again. So why do people assume the delays are external (like above, suggesting squeezing Eutelsat in) and not the inability of SpaceX to maintain launch cadence? SES-9 sitting at CCAFS for a month and a half now seems to be telling a different tale.