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Offline Graham

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Re: SpaceX Falcon-9 - Thaicom-8 - May 27, 2016 - DISCUSSION
« Reply #540 on: 06/12/2016 09:49 pm »
Not sure which core it is, but one of the returned Falcon 9 stages is leaving the LC-39A HIF

https://twitter.com/spacekscblog/status/742062804761448449

My guess is that it is the Orbcomm core. It was looking clean and ready to go to Hawthorne in the last published picture.

Stephen Smith tweeted that it was "not the cleaned up one". This means it is likely JCSAT or CRS 8 heading to McGregor

https://twitter.com/spacekscblog/status/742067468408094722
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Re: SpaceX Falcon-9 - Thaicom-8 - May 27, 2016 - DISCUSSION
« Reply #541 on: 06/12/2016 09:55 pm »
Not sure which core it is, but one of the returned Falcon 9 stages is leaving the LC-39A HIF

https://twitter.com/spacekscblog/status/742062804761448449

My guess is that it is the Orbcomm core. It was looking clean and ready to go to Hawthorne in the last published picture.

Stephen Smith tweeted that it was "not the cleaned up one". This means it is likely JCSAT

https://twitter.com/spacekscblog/status/742067468408094722

Based on picture evidence it looks like the only options are OG-2 or Thiacomm....

The way the stages are oriented in the HIF it would mean that CRS-8 and JCSAT-14 are the two stages visible to the the left of the truck. If it really isn't the cleaned up one (I have no reason to doubt Stephen Smith), then it would be Thiacomm.

Plus, discussing this here -> http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=39167.420
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