Author Topic: LIVE: ASDS OCISLY - with Thaicom-8 S1 - Return Coverage - May-June, 2016  (Read 410684 times)

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Move people, you're blocking Alicia! Thanks!! :)
« Last Edit: 06/02/2016 05:01 pm by Rocket Science »
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This video is a whole new perspective on the docking of the ASDS!
Also, shows how far out onto the wing the landing legs walked.
That had to be exciting/scary for the people tasked with shimming and securing the stage.  :o

Offline Wolfram66

it is possible that the rocking of the stage after landing & prior to shimming/stabilization, that the stage "walked" its way towards the edge. any wave action would have continued this rocking/walking all the way in if they hadn't shimmed it.

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Article to mark this latest return, but it's very much about reusability towards Mars - so I'll thread it on the relevant threads.

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2016/06/reusability-successes-earth-proving-ground-mars/

Thanks to Derrick Stamos for grabbing the quotes (lots more articles to come) and for Nathan's amazing L2 renders that help us provide visuals to the content.

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I am going to go by and see what I can see.

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it is possible that the rocking of the stage after landing & prior to shimming/stabilization, that the stage "walked" its way towards the edge. any wave action would have continued this rocking/walking all the way in if they hadn't shimmed it.

This is exactly it, it's what I said two pages ago but seems to have gotten lost in the comment stream :) I also posted a solution that while in jest, actually would probably work...

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I guess we're done for now, thank you Alicia!! :-*
"The laws of physics are unforgiving"
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She's back on.
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I guess we're done for now, thank you Alicia!! :-*
We're not, continuing under the name 'SpaceGal'.

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I'm thinking the "beanie cap" may be easier then we think...   ???

Add a bit of weight to one side of the cap to match the stage orientation and tilt...  ;)

The cap does not have to hang level on the crane, ya know...  ::)
« Last Edit: 06/02/2016 05:29 pm by John Alan »

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I am going to go by and see what I can see.

"Look at that! If anybody ever said, "you'll be sitting in a spacecraft naked with a 134-pound backpack on your knees charging it", I'd have said "Aw, get serious". - John Young - Apollo-16

Offline Bubbinski

The returned "leaning tower of Thaicom" looks pretty toasted. Be interesting to compare to the JCSAT-14 stage which is the not to be reflown "life leader", will this one be reflyable?
I'll even excitedly look forward to "flags and footprints" and suborbital missions. Just fly...somewhere.

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The returned "leaning tower of Thaicom" looks pretty toasted. Be interesting to compare to the JCSAT-14 stage which is the not to be reflown "life leader", will this one be reflyable?

I was thinking the same thing.  This one looks like it was put through 2 trips in the bagel toaster.

I think the lifting cap will be easier to attach than some expect. 

Starting to question how many of these 'to toasted to use' stages they will retrieve.   Certainly lots to learn at this point, but do you need everyone back?
« Last Edit: 06/02/2016 05:32 pm by wannamoonbase »
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The periscope of Alicia is great! Lot a fun talking to here. :)


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Grid fins look OK, but I think they had a small hydraulic fluid leak

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I'm holding my breath until they get the top of this thing attached to the crane  :o

It's a good thing SpaceX has been landing so close to the bullseye, otherwise I think it would've taken a long walk off a short deck over the weekend.

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I need a better lens, can't read what the tension is ;)

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Need to add "no swimming" signs along the rail so the rocket knows it can't go skinny dipping over the edge... this one was close.

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The local news here  (central Florida - Channel 9 WFTV) just showed a view that was either from a helicopter or drone.  From the air, the leg is frighteningly near the edge, and its clear things have shifted a lot from the initial touchdown.

Definitely helicopter:

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