Author Topic: SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Discussion Thread 3  (Read 599917 times)

Offline Chris Bergin

No cruise ships or Royal Navy nuclear subs this time.

BOAT IN THE RANGE!! ;D

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The buoy helps give you scale/perspective of how fast (or slow) they're moving in).

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Offline whitelancer64

No cruise ships or Royal Navy nuclear subs this time.

BOAT IN THE RANGE!! ;D

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Re: SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #1404 on: 08/17/2016 03:25 PM »
No perceptible lean this time.  Are you sure this was a GTO mission?


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Re: SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #1408 on: 08/17/2016 03:30 PM »
Passing through the TwoPalms.com camera.  That means it's almost to port.

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Re: SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #1409 on: 08/17/2016 03:31 PM »
Happiness is...

...when your first stage comes back to port and what comes back is not covered by tarps...

:)
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And heading past the jetty with a small crowd on the pier to greet the return.
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Re: SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #1414 on: 08/17/2016 03:40 PM »
Maybe it's just the optics in the camera, but does it look to anyone else like the stage has just a tiny lean to the right...?

Still, doesn't look like it walked across the ASDS deck any since landing.  Need a closer, and higher-vantage-point, image to be sure, though.
-Doug  (With my shield, not yet upon it)


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And that appears to be it for webcam views ... Thanks, SurfGuru. Your webcam work was spectacular.

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Offline Chris Bergin

Great work everyone, and especially Herb. If you're on Twitter, thank @SurfGuruFL for the shots.

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Re: SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #1418 on: 08/17/2016 03:48 PM »
Impressive the speed they approached and entered port.  Well done.

Vehicle looks good compared to some of the more charred ones we've seen.

Edit: Interested to see how long it takes to get the booster back into a hangar.  I'm sure they've gotten some processes down now.
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Excited to be finally into the first Falcon Heavy flow, we are getting so close!

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Re: SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #1419 on: 08/17/2016 03:57 PM »
I'm trying to locate the webcam from the marina parking lot from last time. Any one remember it?
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