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Offline JebK

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Re: SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #1380 on: 08/17/2016 05:04 AM »
No, there is plenty of time to see the actual landing in non-high-speed video, but the sat link always cuts out during the live feed.

Right.. I wasn't complaining that it cut out, it is what it is, and getting live video from a few meters from a landing first stage from 400 miles out at sea is definitely "non-trivial". 

I'm just hoping that SpaceX will release some video of the landing from OCISLY and/or the stage itself.  They often release some nice clips, but, for instance, we never got to see a HD, real time video of the THAICOM 8 landing.  The last landing we got to see any after the fact detail of was JCSAT-14.

Yeah I know they're a business and not NASA and have no obligation to inform the public, but they're doing amazing stuff here and it would be nice to get more than the occasional glimpse of it.  Just imagine a real-time, HD view of the entire 1st stage flight and landing of a daylight flight such as JCSAT-14.

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Re: SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #1381 on: 08/17/2016 06:16 AM »
Do we have any stalkers Observers, keeping an eye out for the ASDS Port arrival?

Would be nice, to have a consistent, offloading video feed again.

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Re: SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #1382 on: 08/17/2016 11:07 AM »
I see on the marine traffic site that Go Quest and Elsbeth III are about 30 km due east of the Cape.

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The SpaceX rocket should be coming into port in a bit.  We are going to try to keep the Jetty Park cam fixed on:

https://www.facebook.com/surfgurufl/posts/1029117310471148

Which links to the webcam page:
http://www.surfguru.com/central-florida-surf-reports/jetty-park-surf-report

We also have a dedicated thread for the stage, https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?board=66.0 - but yeah, that can be for when they are hands on with the stage and it's off the ASDS.

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Re: SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #1384 on: 08/17/2016 02:08 PM »
Vessel track here:
https://www.vesselfinder.com/?mmsi=367017460

Looks to be currently 10-12k off the coast heading straight toward port canaveral at 5 knots.  In the past if they are holding off the coast they are usually at 2-3 knots running inside a box.   If this is correct I'd guess they'd be visible on the surf cams in an hour or so and coming in through the jetty in a couple of hours.

Offline Herb Schaltegger

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The SpaceX rocket should be coming into port in a bit.  We are going to try to keep the Jetty Park cam fixed on:

https://www.facebook.com/surfgurufl/posts/1029117310471148

Which links to the webcam page:
http://www.surfguru.com/central-florida-surf-reports/jetty-park-surf-report

We also have a dedicated thread for the stage, https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?board=66.0 - but yeah, that can be for when they are hands on with the stage and it's off the ASDS.

On camera now. :)
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Offline Herb Schaltegger

For a few minutes they were back to showing surf and beach images.

And now back to OCISLY/F9 again. I think people are fighting for control of the webcam with that "Get Cam Control" button.
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Probably about an hour out of port. Webcam had to move a lot to the right to get it in view.

Keep following and posting (I'm AWOL for a bit). Surf Guru are good people and helping a lot. Keep linking their site.

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Looks like a boat heading out to meet the flotilla - harbor pilot maybe?

« Last Edit: 08/17/2016 03:00 PM by Herb Schaltegger »
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Re: SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #1391 on: 08/17/2016 03:04 PM »
Vessel Tracker says the boat heading out to them is Pilot Boat 3.  So it looks they are coming right in, no holding.

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http://www.surfguru.com/central-florida-surf-reports/jetty-park-surf-report

Looks like the flotilla is moving in ... the small boat that went out to meet them is there in the background of the image between OCISLY and EIII.

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Re: SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #1394 on: 08/17/2016 03:12 PM »
I noticed he is working those 3 x 5000hp Mitsu Diesels hard enough... to smoke em a bit...  8)

Source...
http://www.smithmaritime.us/vessel-elsbeth3.php
« Last Edit: 08/17/2016 03:13 PM by John Alan »

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http://www.surfguru.com/central-florida-surf-reports/jetty-park-surf-report

Looks like this one's in much better shape than JCSAT-14's was. I guess time will tell.

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I noticed he is working those 3 x 5000hp Mitsu Diesels hard enough... to smoke em a bit...  8)

Source...
http://www.smithmaritime.us/vessel-elsbeth3.php

Or using cheap fuel, lol. I've gotten half-way seasick often enough on dive trips from diesel fumes blowing back over the dive deck. Blech.
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http://www.surfguru.com/central-florida-surf-reports/jetty-park-surf-report

Getting close enough for sun to shine through the haze.

« Last Edit: 08/17/2016 03:19 PM by Herb Schaltegger »
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Re: SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #1399 on: 08/17/2016 03:18 PM »
« Last Edit: 08/17/2016 03:21 PM by Lar »
"I think it would be great to be born on Earth and to die on Mars. Just hopefully not at the point of impact." -Elon Musk
"We're a little bit like the dog who caught the bus" - Musk after CRS-8 S1 successfully landed on ASDS OCISLY

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