Author Topic: SpaceX Falcon 9 - Iridium NEXT - Jan 14, 2017 (17:54 UTC)- UPDATES  (Read 186958 times)

Offline FutureSpaceTourist

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F9/Iridium: Iridium reports acquisition of signal from all 10 satellites

https://twitter.com/cbs_spacenews/status/820351970435276800
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Congratz SpaceX and all involved.  Great coverage all around. (NSF and webcasts)

Here is to a great 2017: Many more landings, 1st reused core, Falcon Heavy.

Clear that manifest!

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Welcome back to space Falcon! 8) Congrats to SpaceX, Iridium and to many more behind the scene... :)
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Congrats to all SpaceX teams! Great success! RTF as we all hoped for.
Please continue this way at least whole 2017 and beyond. :)

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Congratulations to SpaceX, Iridium, and everyone else involved!

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Way to go, SpaceX and Iridium!  Welcome back to the fold!

Now, let's nail that every other week launch cadence you keep talking about!

Offline Herb Schaltegger

Congratulations to SpaceX, Iridium, Thales Alenia and the Western Range ... Well done! Good luck to the fine folks of "DockX" with the still-new West Coast booster recovery and return operations!

And of course, congratulations as well to the poor, long-suffering JRtI on FINALLY catching a Falcon.
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Offline Elmar Moelzer

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Congrats to SpaceX and everyone involved with this picture perfect launch! It is great to see them back in the game!

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Damn.. It looked in the graphics like the satellites would be flying almost right above me on the next orbit. But it's overcast and I don't know if they would be in the sunlight anyways..  It would have been soooo cool to see a group of 10 dots (or 11 if the second stage is still with them) fly past.

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So, so excited - finally breathing again! Thanks for all the great vibes - I felt it!  All 10 sats deployed; good orbit; good telemetry! WOW

https://twitter.com/iridiumboss/status/820354888198541312

So a happy customer  8)
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Great to see this today!  Congrats all around.  :)

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Huge congrats to SpaceX - way to go!

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Congratulations to SpaceX and Iridium! Welcome back (again)!
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Congratulations to SpaceX on the successful return to flight!

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Congratulations SpaceX.  Back in the air, and space, and flying again.

And don't forget landings too.

Awesome vision to get the launch vehicles back.  Awesome execution!
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More nervous then usual watching the launch , but it went flawless.
The uninterrupted live feed all the way from space to the drone ship was a nice bonus  8)
Congratz SpaceX , really hoping you have a good year.

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Congrats to SpaceX on the successful launch and landing. Great way to start off the new year.  :D Hoping for many more successes in the next 11 months.
I cheer for both NASA and commercial space. For SLS, Orion, Falcon 9, Falcon Heavy, Dragon, Starliner, Cygnus and all the rest!
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Congrats to all involved, especially SpaceX! A great return to flight, yet again.

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Congrats to SpaceX and Iridium! Also, fantastic coverage everyone.
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Congratulations to all involved in their successful return to flight.

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