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Re: SpaceX VAFB landing facilities
« Reply #40 on: 10/27/2017 06:27 PM »
FWIW the document indicates no significant harrassment of marine mammals from ASDS landings.  So even if landings are limited during harbor pup season, it would only be RTLS that would be affected. The core wouldn't be expended.

Yeah, the harassment occurs mainly to animals that are on the beach and scared into the water by the sonic booms and landing burn noise.

I thought the harassment was mainly in the form of capturing seals, strapping them to boards, putting headphones on them, and playing boom sounds to see how they react.
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Re: SpaceX VAFB landing facilities
« Reply #41 on: 10/28/2017 05:42 AM »
During our remote camera setup next to the Iridium launch pad two weeks ago, we noticed a team down the slope, setting up 6 microphones stands.

Not sure if this is part of ongoing sound data collection for RSTL...

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Re: SpaceX VAFB landing facilities
« Reply #42 on: 10/28/2017 05:53 AM »
During our remote camera setup next to the Iridium launch pad two weeks ago, we noticed a team down the slope, setting up 6 microphones stands.

Not sure if this is part of ongoing sound data collection for RSTL...

maybe similar to this project a few years back:  http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/pdfs/permits/vafb_report.pdf
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Re: SpaceX VAFB landing facilities
« Reply #43 on: 10/28/2017 07:07 AM »
During our remote camera setup next to the Iridium launch pad two weeks ago, we noticed a team down the slope, setting up 6 microphones stands.

Not sure if this is part of ongoing sound data collection for RSTL...

Part of the harassment grant is that SpaceX is required to undertake certain monitoring actions during launch campaigns (this  is in addition to mitigation various efforts).  The grant lays out all the stuff they have to do.
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Re: SpaceX VAFB landing facilities
« Reply #44 on: 12/21/2017 11:23 AM »
VAFB have just posted findings of no significant impact for SpaceX landing boosters at VAFB (attached). The  FONSI assessment is dated April 2016, with a supplemental Iridium update dated September 2016.

I tried searching the forum to see if they've been posted before, but didn't find them. Apologies if these are here and I missed them!

Edit to clarify: the Iridium supplemental EA appears to relate to the area where boosters on Iridium missions would land on ASDS, if a land landing were not possible.
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Re: SpaceX VAFB landing facilities
« Reply #45 on: 12/22/2017 06:36 AM »
Nice photo from Shorealone Films flickr shots prior to the Iridium 3 launch

And here’s their shot prior to the Iridium 4 launch, no real change.

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Re: SpaceX VAFB landing facilities
« Reply #46 on: 01/03/2018 08:22 PM »
VAFB have just posted findings of no significant impact for SpaceX landing boosters at VAFB (attached). The  FONSI assessment is dated April 2016, with a supplemental Iridium update dated September 2016.

Good catch on the posting!  The public comment period on the final draft SEA/FONSI closes out on 21 Jan 2018.

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