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Re: SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #1120 on: 06/10/2016 03:21 PM »
Looks like Elsbeth III is under way.

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I believe ASDS Elsbeth III can now be seen on Port Canaveral Webcam 11:27am EDT

Now passing Majesty of the Seas

Please look on Jetty Park Surf Webcam  http://www.surfguru.com/central-florida-surf-reports/jetty-park-surf-report   to see ASDS Elsbeth III exiting Port Canaveral
« Last Edit: 06/10/2016 03:34 PM by Wolfram66 »

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Re: SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #1122 on: 06/10/2016 03:41 PM »
And there goes the ASDS...
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http://www.surfguru.com/central-florida-surf-reports/jetty-park-surf-report

Everybody wish ADSD OCISLY and Elsbeth III goodluck .

they are exiting PC NOW. Watch on Jetty Park webcam at SurfGURU.com

« Last Edit: 06/10/2016 03:46 PM by Wolfram66 »

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Re: SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #1124 on: 06/10/2016 03:46 PM »
Let's go git us some rocket!  Yeeeehaaa!   

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Re: SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #1125 on: 06/10/2016 03:52 PM »
Happy Hunting, Brave ASDS!

(they need to start painting marks on the wall next to the shamrock for stages caught)
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Re: SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #1126 on: 06/10/2016 03:52 PM »
So no launch date slip?

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Re: SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #1127 on: 06/10/2016 03:55 PM »
Nice view on two palms
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Re: SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #1128 on: 06/10/2016 03:57 PM »
I wonder what the crew of the Elsbeth III says when asked; "What do you do?"
..."I work on a tugboat, and we catch rockets." 😏😎

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Re: SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #1129 on: 06/10/2016 03:58 PM »
Passing Jetty Park at 11:40 AM EDT

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Re: SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #1130 on: 06/10/2016 03:58 PM »
So no launch date slip?
As we understand it now, the ASDS leaving today is a necessary, but not sufficient, condition for launch happening on the date (and the stage being caught, but remember Elon has to sign off on any non recovery attempt launch)... so we don't yet know for sure there isn't a slip, but this is a good sign.

If they were slipping a day... maybe they wpould have left today anyway. But if they were slipping a month they wouldn't leave today.

So IF there is a slip planned, it presumably won't be much.
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Re: SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #1131 on: 06/10/2016 03:59 PM »
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anybody know if they are keeping track of stages caught ON OCISLY? they have the big shamrock on the blast wall, but do they have little rockets or small shamrocks painted next to it like they do on fighter planes?

that would be a cool thing to see  ;D :o 8) ::)

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Passing Jetty Park at 11:40 AM EDT


Nice work grabbing those photos for us!

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Happy Hunting, Brave ASDS!

(they need to start painting marks on the wall next to the shamrock for stages caught)
ya'know, i hadn't scrolled up the thread to see this, but i just also suggested that as well. you could even have one that was leaning for the Thaicom-8 stage...  ;) ::) #Snarkasm

I guess Lar and I are on the same wavelength today!!   :D ;)

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Re: SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #1135 on: 06/10/2016 04:46 PM »
Elsbeth-lll is Making 5.2 knots..Flying
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Elsbeth-lll is Making 5.2 knots..Flying

Remember and note, you can get positions for the Sx fleet ships even when out of shore based AIS receivers.

http://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/index/positions/all/shipid:434560/mmsi:367017460/shipname:ELSBETH%20III/_:0b7e17f76b6019d9b01245f9d730fd6b

download the .csv files and plug the the lat/long coordinates, speed, course into GoogleEarth

or just make it easy on yourself and join and pay for the Satellite AIS service from MarineTraffic.com

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Re: SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #1137 on: 06/10/2016 05:08 PM »
I wonder what the crew of the Elsbeth III says when asked; "What do you do?"
..."I work on a tugboat, and we catch rockets." 😏😎

Those guys do an incredible job under difficult conditions.  Maybe NSF can come up with some way, sometime down the road, to let them know how much all of us ASDS stalkers appreciate the risks they take, and the great work they do.

I doubt they'd have a lot of use for an L2 membership (though you never know!), but maybe we can put our heads together and come up with something nice.  Like, organize an NSF get-together down in the Cape area and invite them, or something.  I dunno... just a thought.  :)
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Re: SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #1138 on: 06/10/2016 05:12 PM »
anybody know if they are keeping track of stages caught ON OCISLY? they have the big shamrock on the blast wall, but do they have little rockets or small shamrocks painted next to it like they do on fighter planes?

that would be a cool thing to see  ;D :o 8) ::)


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I wonder what the crew of the Elsbeth III says when asked; "What do you do?"
..."I work on a tugboat, and we catch rockets." 😏😎

Those guys do an incredible job under difficult conditions.  Maybe NSF can come up with some way, sometime down the road, to let them know how much all of us ASDS stalkers appreciate the risks they take, and the great work they do.

I doubt they'd have a lot of use for an L2 membership (though you never know!), but maybe we can put our heads together and come up with something nice.  Like, organize an NSF get-together down in the Cape area and invite them, or something.  I dunno... just a thought.  :)

Bags of marshmallows in case of RUDs? ::)

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