Author Topic: LIVE: ASDS OCISLY - with CRS-8 S1 - Return Coverage - April 12, 2016  (Read 808212 times)

Offline Chris Bergin

This is a historic return to port so deserves its own thread. It is a live update thread, but less "strict" than a launch thread, so we can update and discuss in this one. After all, it's going to need everyone "on deck" (pun intended) to find webcams and upload images, as brilliantly done in the main ASDS threads. General additional posts can continue in that main ASDS thread in this section.

(This thread ran for 10 days. Now on to the new thread once you get to the end of this one! :) https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=40086.0)

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To get our ducks in a row (pun intended):

CRS-8 Related News Articles:
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/?s=CRS-8

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CRS-8 - Launch Thread:
https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=39537.0

CRS-8 - Dragon Ops Thread
https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=40001.0

CRS-8 Discussion Thread:
https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=39350.0

CRS-8 Party Thread -
https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=39538.0

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Resources:

SpaceX News Articles from 2006 (Including numerous exclusive Elon interviews):
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=21862.0

SpaceX News Articles (Recent):
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/tag/spacex/

SpaceX ASDS Articles:
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/?s=ASDS
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/tag/asds/

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Pre-Launch:
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2016/03/spacex-prepares-two-missions-mcgregor/

Static Fire:
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2016/04/spacex-falcon-9-static-fire-crs-8-mission/

Main Launch Article:
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2016/04/spacex-dragon-rtf-falcon9-launch/

Berthing Article:
In work.

ASDS Return To Port Article:
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2016/04/falcon-9-first-stage-port-canaveral-asds-big-plans/

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L2 SpaceX Section:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=24469.0

L2 CRS-8 Section:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=39521.0
« Last Edit: 04/20/2016 06:06 pm by Chris Bergin »

Offline southshore26

Just waiting to hear destination and time... Either headed to Jax or Fishlips in the morning with camera in hand. :)

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Who has the paid satellite AIS coverage for Elsbeth III? If no one does I might spring for it for this one event.
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Offline CyndyC

Who has the paid satellite AIS coverage for Elsbeth III? If no one does I might spring for it for this one event.

If you want to wait a few, some old friends of mine have an industrial size boat yard close to the mouth of the St Johns at Jacksonville, so I just sent a message asking if they use satellite tracking and can help us track Elsbeth III.
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Friend doesn't have satellite tracking, but referred me to Jax Bar Pilots at St Johns Bar Pilot Assn. Their website has an embed from marinetraffic.com, and gave an email address that goes directly to their dispatchers, so I just sent a message asking if they could help us track, and invited them to join us here with or w/o their help.
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Anyone planning fire boats with water canons blazing to celebrate this return?
Long time since we had something like this to celebrate.
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A few people from R/Spacex will be streaming the return on Periscope. If it ends up returning to its berth in Port Canaveral, would Exploration Tower allow people to hang a "welcome home F9-23" sign? I know there were legal issues about hanging a sign on a bridge at Jax, but the Exploration Tower people seem to be SpX friendly.
« Last Edit: 04/09/2016 03:12 pm by DatUser14 »
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Anyone planning fire boats with water canons blazing to celebrate this return?
Long time since we had something like this to celebrate.

How about popping champagne corks over Falcon as it arrives into port, probably would need to give the corks
a bit of a boost, anybody know somebody who could launch corks as well as rockets !!

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no activity at Jax

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Dedicated thread - lovely!

They have to go to JaX first.

There is an outstanding $20 bet between Elon and Tom Mueller about whether the stage will fit under that bridge, and that's gotta be settled.
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Dedicated thread - lovely!

They have to go to JaX first.

There is an outstanding $20 bet between Elon and Tom Mueller about whether the stage will fit under that bridge, and that's gotta be settled.
We sail with the tide... ;D

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If anyone has an ETA range, then there may be time to set up a streaming feed from cell phone.

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I thought it would be useful to post this from the earlier thread, for context as we follow the ASDS progress.

For reference, here is repost of map by OxCartMark. Jacksonville is almost due west of LZ, but it looks only marginally nearer to the LZ than the Cape, so it hardly seems worth a detour.


« Last Edit: 04/09/2016 04:33 pm by ChrisC »
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FYI - I'm watching on http://www.marinetraffic.com/
and destinations of Elsbeth III and nearby Go Quest are listed as Port Canaveral.
Since it is subscription, I can not say too much with out violating the agreement
and don't want any wrath to fall on myself or nsf, but I will say they are moving
quite slowly.

-ehb


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I would say that this crane is an indicator

Offline CyndyC

I would say that this crane is an indicator

The water's surface looks like Jacksonville's, but those small hills in the left background look like the same small hills in a couple of Marek's photos from Port Canaveral.

Thanks for the hint!
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I would say that this crane is an indicator

The water's surface looks like Jacksonville's, but those small hills in the left background look like the same small hills in a couple of Marek's photos from Port Canaveral.

Thanks for the hint!

Camera location, according to embedded Lat/Lon.

Offline Chris Bergin

I would say that this crane is an indicator

The water's surface looks like Jacksonville's, but those small hills in the left background look like the same small hills in a couple of Marek's photos from Port Canaveral.

Thanks for the hint!

Camera location, according to embedded Lat/Lon.

So that's Port Canaveral.

And general ASDS comments into the........wait for it.......general ASDS thread please.
« Last Edit: 04/09/2016 06:22 pm by Chris Bergin »

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The camera (and photo) are at Port Canaveral

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The camera (and photo) are at Port Canaveral

Looks very much like the same berth where OCISLY was very recently repaired.

« Last Edit: 04/09/2016 06:52 pm by vanoord »

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