Author Topic: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-23 : S/N 1021) KSC Reuse Testing Coverage  (Read 105154 times)

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-S1-0023) KSC Reuse Testing Coverage
« Reply #100 on: 05/06/2016 11:52 am »
Per the JCSAT-14 webcast, the testing for CRS-8 S1 is still "39A or McGregor" - so nothing finalized yet.

(t=790, 13:10 in video)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0bMeDj76ig&t=790

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« Last Edit: 05/06/2016 11:57 am by CorvusCorax »

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I've not yet worked it out. For now, that's the best idea. Link and add the note as to when to "fast forward it too" ;D

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-S1-0023) KSC Reuse Testing Coverage
« Reply #102 on: 05/06/2016 01:15 pm »
I would imagine that the final testing location will be determined by schedule. In the short-term 39A has a free schedule and McGregor with only 1 active F9 test stand will be quite busy. Once they satisfy the payload ready for launch backlog then maybe 39A will be busy will launch campaigns and there will be more free time at McGregor.

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-S1-0023) KSC Reuse Testing Coverage
« Reply #103 on: 05/06/2016 01:46 pm »
I would imagine that the final testing location will be determined by schedule. In the short-term 39A has a free schedule and McGregor with only 1 active F9 test stand will be quite busy. Once they satisfy the payload ready for launch backlog then maybe 39A will be busy will launch campaigns and there will be more free time at McGregor.

And the Falcon Heavy demo requires testing three cores at McGregor in addition to everything else on the manifest. No shortage of work in Texas it would seem.

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-S1-0023) KSC Reuse Testing Coverage
« Reply #104 on: 05/06/2016 02:57 pm »
Per the JCSAT-14 webcast, the testing for CRS-8 S1 is still "39A or McGregor" - so nothing finalized yet.

(t=790, 13:10 in video)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0bMeDj76ig&t=790

Q to mods: how do I add a link to youtube in a forum post - with correct time stamp? every time I add a youtube URL, it actually embeds the video but without the timestamp

So this doesn't work?
http://www.tubetorial.com/link-to-the-middle-of-a-youtube-video/

"How to Link to the Middle of a YouTube Video

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This video shows you how to link to the middle of a YouTube video.

Basically, you add the following code to the end of the video URL:

#t=1m47s

The “1m” stands for 1 minute and the “47s” stands for 47 seconds. "


Edit/Lar: no it doesn't work... see the thread here:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=32793.msg1529998 and discuss it there. Stay on topic please.
« Last Edit: 05/10/2016 02:00 am by Lar »
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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-S1-0023) KSC Reuse Testing Coverage
« Reply #105 on: 05/06/2016 03:03 pm »
Wasn't that the spot (the octoweb) where in previous photos the FH parts were being built?

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-S1-0023) KSC Reuse Testing Coverage
« Reply #106 on: 05/07/2016 09:32 am »
I've started a poll http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=40254.0 to see when we think there will be a successful orbital flight re-use with a paying customer. Poll is only open a week in case SpaceX announce something soon and/or too much new info emerges from re-use testing!

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-S1-0023) KSC Reuse Testing Coverage
« Reply #107 on: 05/09/2016 06:02 pm »
I've started a poll http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=40254.0 to see when we think there will be a successful orbital flight re-use with a paying customer. Poll is only open a week in case SpaceX announce something soon and/or too much new info emerges from re-use testing!

and now a new poll how many stages will they have to store by Dec 31st 2016!
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=40267.0

Edited (a bit of shameless self promotion for this excellent poll with an important question)  8)

Edit/Lar: Start polls because you think it's an important question, not because you want a bit of shameless self promotion. Thanks.
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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-S1-0023) KSC Reuse Testing Coverage
« Reply #108 on: 05/10/2016 12:58 am »
As for stage storage, while a hanger would be ideal, it would really only be needed for active reflight processing.  "Idle" stages I speculate will be post-processed, possibly the major avionics removed, shrink wrapped in a manner similar to what they use for truck transport, and just parked outside until needed.  Maybe an extra tarp staked into the ground for UV protection of the shrink wrap, and some desiccant canisters in the avionics bay. 

Now, SpaceX may indeed need another hanger, the existing one for pre-launch prep work up and a new one for the post-processing work.  Space-X won't need more than that though, I think.  We have parked airplanes outside forever, rockets aren't THAT much different.
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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-S1-0023) KSC Reuse Testing Coverage
« Reply #109 on: 05/10/2016 01:44 am »
As for stage storage, while a hanger would be ideal, it would really only be needed for active reflight processing.  "Idle" stages I speculate will be post-processed, possibly the major avionics removed, shrink wrapped in a manner similar to what they use for truck transport, and just parked outside until needed.  Maybe an extra tarp staked into the ground for UV protection of the shrink wrap, and some desiccant canisters in the avionics bay. 

Now, SpaceX may indeed need another hanger, the existing one for pre-launch prep work up and a new one for the post-processing work.  Space-X won't need more than that though, I think.  We have parked airplanes outside forever, rockets aren't THAT much different.
Would they call that seasoning them? ;D
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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-S1-0023) KSC Reuse Testing Coverage
« Reply #110 on: 05/15/2016 12:22 am »
Tweet from Elon today stating that SpaceX still intends to refly F9-0023-S1 this summer:

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@r_SpaceX @reddit will do another AMA just before reflight of the rocket in a few months

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-S1-0023) KSC Reuse Testing Coverage
« Reply #111 on: 05/15/2016 04:09 pm »
Was he referring specifically to the stage named in the title of this thread?  Which is I think the first landed one, OG-2.?.??  That stage currently seems a bit underpowered, some assembly required.

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-S1-0023) KSC Reuse Testing Coverage
« Reply #112 on: 05/15/2016 04:12 pm »
Was he referring specifically to the stage named in the title of this thread?  Which is I think the first landed one, OG-2.?.??  That stage currently seems a bit underpowered, some assembly required.

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-S1-0023) KSC Reuse Testing Coverage
« Reply #113 on: 05/15/2016 04:20 pm »
Was he referring specifically to the stage named in the title of this thread?  Which is I think the first landed one, OG-2.?.?? 

No, 023 is the CRS-8 booster.

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-S1-0023) KSC Reuse Testing Coverage
« Reply #114 on: 05/15/2016 07:59 pm »
Was he referring specifically to the stage named in the title of this thread?  Which is I think the first landed one, OG-2.?.?? 

No, 023 is the CRS-8 booster.

Looks like the CRS-8 booster is missing all engines. Hopefully, they put them back in before flying again.
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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-S1-0023) KSC Reuse Testing Coverage
« Reply #115 on: 05/15/2016 08:21 pm »
I'm assuming they have been sent to McGregor for testing? Also, does this open the possibility of doing a half reuse test by putting flown engines in a new core?

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-S1-0023) KSC Reuse Testing Coverage
« Reply #116 on: 05/15/2016 08:28 pm »
I'm assuming they have been sent to McGregor for testing? Also, does this open the possibility of doing a half reuse test by putting flown engines in a new core?
CRS-8 is actually the booster on the left according to Chris. It is only missing some of its engines. Likely taken off for a more thorough inspection.

Edit: Chris was mistaken. CRS-8 is indeed the booster of the right.
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I'm assuming they have been sent to McGregor for testing? Also, does this open the possibility of doing a half reuse test by putting flown engines in a new core?
CRS-8 is actually the booster on the left according to Chris. It is only missing some of its engines. Likely taken off for a more thorough inspection.
Judging by the soot patterns on the stage it is not, see markings in pictures below.

(Sources: https://www.flickr.com/photos/spacex/26428480464/in/photostream/ and https://www.flickr.com/photos/spacex/24068507662/in/photostream/)

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-S1-0023) KSC Reuse Testing Coverage
« Reply #118 on: 05/15/2016 09:07 pm »
I'm assuming they have been sent to McGregor for testing? Also, does this open the possibility of doing a half reuse test by putting flown engines in a new core?
CRS-8 is actually the booster on the left according to Chris. It is only missing some of its engines. Likely taken off for a more thorough inspection.
Judging by the soot patterns on the stage it is not, see markings in pictures below.

(Sources: https://www.flickr.com/photos/spacex/26428480464/in/photostream/ and https://www.flickr.com/photos/spacex/24068507662/in/photostream/)
You're right, Chris was mistaken.

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I'm assuming they have been sent to McGregor for testing? Also, does this open the possibility of doing a half reuse test by putting flown engines in a new core?
CRS-8 is actually the booster on the left according to Chris. It is only missing some of its engines. Likely taken off for a more thorough inspection.
Judging by the soot patterns on the stage it is not, see markings in pictures below.

(Sources: https://www.flickr.com/photos/spacex/26428480464/in/photostream/ and https://www.flickr.com/photos/spacex/24068507662/in/photostream/)
You're right, Chris was mistaken.

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Good problem to have, enough recovered cores that we have to work out which one is which!

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