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Re: SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #1640 on: 01/15/2017 09:08 PM »
Indeed, at around 1930 UTC they both started steaming towards the north-northeast at about 5 knots, aimed straight towards Long Beach.  They're currently 200 nm from LB, so our first arrival estimate would be 40 hours from now, or Tuesday morning.
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Re: SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #1641 on: 01/15/2017 09:15 PM »
I like your math better then mine and NRC Quest's...  ;)
Tuesday... midday seems more likely...  8)

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Re: SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #1642 on: 01/15/2017 09:57 PM »
To bring this thread back on topic (ie. away from https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=38111.0 that seems to have been left in a corner slowly starving...)

Many congratulations to the SpaceX team for a successful touchdown - on JRtI this time!! :) The touchdown seemed to be not only smooth but in a moderate swell also.

I notice they've given up hosing the deck down and, although the paint job seemed a little scorched, there appeared to be no obvious ill effects on the video and none of the usual flames and smoke.

I do wonder though: Do Falcons get sea-sick??  ;D
 


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Re: SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #1643 on: 01/15/2017 11:43 PM »
To bring this thread back on topic (ie. away from https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=38111.0 that seems to have been left in a corner slowly starving...)

Many congratulations to the SpaceX team for a successful touchdown - on JRtI this time!! :) The touchdown seemed to be not only smooth but in a moderate swell also.

I notice they've given up hosing the deck down and, although the paint job seemed a little scorched, there appeared to be no obvious ill effects on the video and none of the usual flames and smoke.

I do wonder though: Do Falcons get sea-sick??  ;D

I posted a bit of info about NRC quest - as to why I'm a bit doubtful it's towing JRTI - in the support ship thread. :)
Edit: it's not towing JRTI, I was wrong.

I wholeheartedly agree on congratulations to SpaceX and JRTI! It's been a long time coming for JRTI; all those kabooms, kablewyes, kabloonas, ka-bangs, etc.

Interesting observation about not hosing down the deck this time. I don't think that's just a JRTI thing, because I think they hosed it on Jason 3.

They do indeed seem to have omitted the post-landing burn this time.

« Last Edit: 01/16/2017 12:24 AM by CJ »

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Re: SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #1644 on: 01/15/2017 11:58 PM »
Pacific Warrior last report 0h 5m ago
projections computed as straight line to Los Angeles
based upon current speed:
 arrival projected 1d 8h 47m from now
 which is Tue Jan 17 01:46 PST 2017
based upon average of last 10 reported speeds:
 arrival projected 1d 15h 23m from now
 which is Tue Jan 17 08:22 PST 2017

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Re: SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #1645 on: 01/16/2017 12:07 AM »
To bring this thread back on topic (ie. away from https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=38111.0 that seems to have been left in a corner slowly starving...)

Many congratulations to the SpaceX team for a successful touchdown - on JRtI this time!! :) The touchdown seemed to be not only smooth but in a moderate swell also.

I notice they've given up hosing the deck down and, although the paint job seemed a little scorched, there appeared to be no obvious ill effects on the video and none of the usual flames and smoke.

I do wonder though: Do Falcons get sea-sick??  ;D

I posted a bit of info about NRC quest - as to why I'm a bit doubtful it's towing JRTI - in the support ship thread. :)

I wholeheartedly agree on congratulations to SpaceX and JRTI! It's been a long time coming for JRTI; all those kabooms, kablewyes, kabloonas, ka-bangs, etc.

Interesting observation about not hosing down the deck this time. I don't think that's just a JRTI thing, because I think they hosed it on Jason 3.

They do indeed seem to have omitted the post-landing burn this time.
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Re: SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #1646 on: 01/16/2017 12:23 AM »
NRC Quest isn't a tug. It doesn't tow an ASDS. It's a logistics support vessel.

OOPS, my bad. Thanks for the info - I'll go correct my posts.

I hope someone in the region will be dockside to get us some photos when JRTI and the F9 come in.

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Let's have a dedicated thread for this one's return. Split out the latest posts to make that thread, but copy any useful posts from earlier in the thread over to the new thread:

https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=42052.0

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Re: SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #1648 on: 01/16/2017 09:10 PM »
And Marmac 304 (OCISLY) is getting ready to be deployed:
Other photos were taken recently: http://imgur.com/a/WyJCG
Some blast walls are removed and one containers is higher than usual.

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Re: SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #1649 on: 01/16/2017 10:14 PM »
And Marmac 304 (OCISLY) is getting ready to be deployed:
Other photos were taken recently: http://imgur.com/a/WyJCG
Some blast walls are removed and one containers is higher than usual.

The title says 2016, is this a typo?

Edit: Or on a second read, is that December 1st 2016?
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Re: SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #1650 on: 01/18/2017 06:56 AM »
I'm making a diagram of the ASDS, and am having trouble finding some dimensions. What's the distance between the start of the ASDS and the start of the wings on either end? Essentially, where do they start jutting out from the main body of the Marmac?

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Re: SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #1651 on: 01/18/2017 12:42 PM »
I'm making a diagram of the ASDS, and am having trouble finding some dimensions. What's the distance between the start of the ASDS and the start of the wings on either end? Essentially, where do they start jutting out from the main body of the Marmac?

You can use my model:
https://github.com/maximlevitsky/ASDS/blob/master/dimision_plan/top.svg

The dimisions of this SVG are such as each mm = 1 foot of real model and I tried my best to be as close as possible to the 304.

Note that now they moved things around, raised the container, etc  :( - I hope one day to update the model and actually finish it.

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Re: SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #1652 on: 01/18/2017 02:25 PM »
Do you know where you sourced the wing dimensions from?

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Re: SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #1653 on: 01/18/2017 02:30 PM »
Eyeballed everything. Cross checked with *lot* of images from any possible angle, and equipment for which some dimisions are known (thrusters, power units, containers,..).

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I'm making a diagram of the ASDS, and am having trouble finding some dimensions. What's the distance between the start of the ASDS and the start of the wings on either end? Essentially, where do they start jutting out from the main body of the Marmac?

Last I looked over a year ago, the dimensions of the Marmac 304 and similar models were still Googleable, which of course you can subtract from the current dimensions.

Chris Bergin wrote an article about the ASDS in Nov 2014, and near the bottom there is a schematic showing the total dimensions and the dimensions of the bullseye. https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2014/11/spacex-autonomous-spaceport-drone-ship/
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Re: SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #1655 on: 01/20/2017 05:57 PM »
Mr. Munroe does it again:

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« Reply #1656 on: 01/20/2017 06:27 PM »
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« Reply #1657 on: 01/20/2017 07:40 PM »
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Re: SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #1658 on: 01/23/2017 09:48 PM »
Bumming around, I found myself in the SpaceX online store, where I found this:

https://shop.spacex.com/accessories/spacex-luggage-tag-set.html

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« Reply #1659 on: 01/24/2017 12:23 PM »
Bumming around, I found myself in the SpaceX online store, where I found this:

https://shop.spacex.com/accessories/spacex-luggage-tag-set.html

I got them as a Christmas present this year! very excited.
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