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Re: Fairing reuse
« Reply #1200 on: 01/15/2018 01:00 AM »
Does anyone know if SpaceX plans to recover the Falcon Heavy fairing ?

Also, what ever happened to the fairing they recovered from SES-10 ?

#1: Right now, there's no plan to recover the FH Demo fairings, but that possibility can arise at the last minute.

#2: Yes, one of the SES-10 fairings was found intact, but not recovered for reuse.
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Re: Fairing reuse
« Reply #1201 on: 01/15/2018 02:25 AM »
Well Mr. Steven is still in LA, FWIW.
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Re: Fairing reuse
« Reply #1202 on: 01/15/2018 08:21 AM »
Well Mr. Steven is still in LA, FWIW.

How long did he take to cross last time ?
We're still a fair way left of launch date.
There's also the possibility that they already started to outfit an other ship we don't know about yet, since it seems their fleet is currently being reshufled quite a bit (although I wouldn't bet on that hypothesis. I think it's much better to do 1 ship, test, redo if necessary, and then do the other ships you need using the lessons learned from the first one).

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Re: Fairing reuse
« Reply #1203 on: 01/15/2018 08:49 AM »
Well Mr. Steven is still in LA, FWIW.

How long did he take to cross last time ?
We're still a fair way left of launch date.
There's also the possibility that they already started to outfit an other ship we don't know about yet, since it seems their fleet is currently being reshufled quite a bit (although I wouldn't bet on that hypothesis. I think it's much better to do 1 ship, test, redo if necessary, and then do the other ships you need using the lessons learned from the first one).
Hence the FWIW...
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Re: Fairing reuse
« Reply #1204 on: 01/16/2018 02:31 PM »
Does anyone know if SpaceX plans to recover the Falcon Heavy fairing ?


There should be plenty of space inside that fairing to put additional recovery hardware - and there's certainly spare weight capacity...

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Re: Fairing reuse
« Reply #1205 on: 01/16/2018 03:23 PM »
Well Mr. Steven is still in LA, FWIW.

How long did he take to cross last time ? 

She. Ships are feminine. Even if given a masculine name. :)

I agree with the idea that only one set of recovery hardware will be built until much closer to the final configuration (there have been mods since the second ASDS was built/rebuilt but they have not been that extensive)
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Re: Fairing reuse
« Reply #1206 on: 01/16/2018 03:44 PM »
Well Mr. Steven is still in LA, FWIW.

How long did he take to cross last time ? 

She. Ships are feminine. Even if given a masculine name. :)

I agree with the idea that only one set of recovery hardware will be built until much closer to the final configuration (there have been mods since the second ASDS was built/rebuilt but they have not been that extensive)
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Re: Fairing reuse
« Reply #1207 on: 01/16/2018 04:40 PM »

She. Ships are feminine. Even if given a masculine name. :)


True for English, not so much in other languages.

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Re: Fairing reuse
« Reply #1208 on: 01/16/2018 04:51 PM »

She. Ships are feminine. Even if given a masculine name. :)


True for English, not so much in other languages.

This is a forum that is almost exclusively conducted in English. Hence my nitpick. 'nuff said.
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Re: Fairing reuse
« Reply #1209 on: 01/18/2018 04:04 AM »
Unfortunately, calling a ship a "she" in our Politically Correct U.S. Navy has been banned for some years. 

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