Author Topic: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-B1029) West Coast JRTI return and Reuse Testing Coverage  (Read 46476 times)

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Dedicated thread for this booster's return - the first landed booster back to the west coast - on JRTI.

Return to Port Article:
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2017/01/landed-falcon-9-booster-los-angeles/

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This rocket's successful mission:
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2017/01/spacex-return-to-flight-iridium-next-launch/

General ASDS thread (latest one - a few million views for just the ASDS coverage, by the way!)
https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=39766.0

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Indeed, at around 1930 UTC they both started steaming towards the north-northeast at about 5 knots, aimed straight towards Long Beach.  They're currently 200 nm from LB, so our first arrival estimate would be 40 hours from now, or Tuesday morning.

Are there webcams at the Port of Long Beach?  ;)
« Last Edit: 01/17/2017 04:34 pm by Chris Bergin »
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Are there webcams at the Port of Long Beach?  ;)

found http://hdontap.com/index.php/video/stream/long-beach-harbor-live this one. no idea where asds docks thouigh
« Last Edit: 01/16/2017 01:57 pm by Chris Bergin »

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NRC Quest isn't a tug. It doesn't tow an ASDS. It's a logistics support vessel.

Thanks!  I've edited that info into my earlier post that linked to vesselfinder, if only for my own purposes.

EDIT: now that this thread has been split off, I have reposted this information below.
« Last Edit: 01/16/2017 04:11 pm by ChrisC »
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Pacific Warrior last report 0h 22m ago
projections computed as straight line to Los Angeles
based upon current speed:
 arrival projected 1d 3h 11m from now
 which is Tue Jan 17 01:50 PST 2017
based upon average of last 10 reported speeds:
 arrival projected 1d 7h 23m from now
 which is Tue Jan 17 06:02 PST 2017

computed on data including Sat-AIS from marinetraffic.com
« Last Edit: 01/16/2017 01:58 pm by Chris Bergin »

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I honestly don't remember anymore - is this new?

https://goo.gl/62eZIv

It appear to be a guard booth of some sort.
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Here is public information about where the ASDS is going:

Google Maps:
2900 Miner Street, San Pedro, CA
https://www.google.com/maps/place/2900+Miner+St,+San+Pedro,+CA+90731/@33.7204283,-118.2769551,17z/
(click into Street View :) )

Facebook discussion of the location with maps:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/spacexgroup/permalink/10154943093596318/

EDIT 21-Jan-2016:  I will add other links into this post as I find them.

Port of Los Angeles webcam, eventually got pointed to SpaceX berth during first recovery:
https://youtube.com/watch?v=IY9zxmP21Gg
(this is the same webcam that's embedded at lawaterfront.org)

Shoreline Village Marina web cam, 4 miles south, south of downtown Long Beach:
http://hdontap.com/index.php/video/stream/long-beach-harbor-live

Multiple webcams at this bridge, but probably way too far from berth:
http://www.newgdbridge.com/cams/default.asp

Similarly, this webcam is even farther away but at least pointed in right direction:
http://portcamlongbeach.com/

Posted pictures of ASDS approaching harbor last time:
https://twitter.com/stratohornet
https://twitter.com/ShorealoneFilms
« Last Edit: 01/23/2017 02:36 am by ChrisC »
PSA #1: EST does NOT mean "Eastern Time".  Use "Eastern" or "ET" instead, all year round, and avoid this common error.  Google "EST vs EDT".
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I'm sure this was posted/discussed earlier in this thread, but I wasn't aware.  Thanks to some helpful reminders of it in L2, here is public information about where the ASDS is going:

Google Maps:
2900 Miner Street, San Pedro, CA
https://www.google.com/maps/place/2900+Miner+St,+San+Pedro,+CA+90731/@33.7204283,-118.2769551,17z/
(click into Street View :) )

Facebook discussion of the location with maps:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/spacexgroup/permalink/10154943093596318/
Yes of course the location was discussed - I wasn't sure if the street view was refreshed.  It says it was taken mid 2016, but it takes a while to publish.

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I'm sure this was posted/discussed earlier in this thread, but I wasn't aware.  Thanks to some helpful reminders of it in L2, here is public information about where the ASDS is going:

Google Maps:
2900 Miner Street, San Pedro, CA
https://www.google.com/maps/place/2900+Miner+St,+San+Pedro,+CA+90731/@33.7204283,-118.2769551,17z/
(click into Street View :) )

Facebook discussion of the location with maps:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/spacexgroup/permalink/10154943093596318/
Yes of course the location was discussed - I wasn't sure if the street view was refreshed.  It says it was taken mid 2016, but it takes a while to publish.

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I see this booster (Iridium Flight 1 returned to JRTI) is marked as 0029.  Most labeling on the rest of the site and the manifest gave 29 to the failed AMOS-6 core, and this is considered 30.  It would be best to be consistent site wide, who can pass judgement here?

Edit: I was in passive brain mode and put "sight" in where "site" was appropriate.  Such a Monday.
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I see this booster (Iridium Flight 1 returned to JRTI) is marked as 0029.  Most labeling on the rest of the sight and the manifest gave 29 to the failed AMOS-6 core, and this is considered 30.  It would be best to be consistent sight wide, who can pass judgement here?
The "0029" is in reference to this specific booster's serial number rather than the flight number.
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Pacific Warrior last report 0h 6m ago
projections computed as straight line to Los Angeles
based upon current speed:
 arrival projected 0d 23h 6m from now
 which is Tue Jan 17 06:15 PST 2017
based upon average of last 10 reported speeds:
 arrival projected 0d 22h 23m from now
 which is Tue Jan 17 05:32 PST 2017

computed on data including Sat-AIS from marinetraffic.com

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I see this booster (Iridium Flight 1 returned to JRTI) is marked as 0029.  Most labeling on the rest of the sight and the manifest gave 29 to the failed AMOS-6 core, and this is considered 30.  It would be best to be consistent sight wide, who can pass judgement here?

30 is the mission number.
B1029 is the first-stage number.
Some other number is the second-stage number (unknown).
/r/spacex has a nice wiki with the available core information

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I see this booster (Iridium Flight 1 returned to JRTI) is marked as 0029.  Most labeling on the rest of the sight and the manifest gave 29 to the failed AMOS-6 core, and this is considered 30.  It would be best to be consistent sight wide, who can pass judgement here?
The "0029" is in reference to this specific booster's serial number rather than the flight number.

That makes sense, but it is currently formatted as a flight number. Amos-6 was F9-29, and there won't be another flight with that designation.

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Are there webcams at the Port of Long Beach?  ;)

Based on the address listed above, the JRTI would be coming into the Port of Los Angeles (north side of the LA/Long Beach port complex).  I found one webcam livestream for the Port of LA at
http://www.lawaterfront.org/multimedia.php

Unfortunately, at the moment it is pointed the wrong way (east, instead of west).
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Reposting from the general ASDS thread:

Pacific Warrior tracking via vesselfinder
NRC Quest tracking via vesselfinder

Pacific Warrior is the tug that would be towing ASDS.
NRC Quest doesn't tow an ASDS; it's a logistics support vessel.

Where the ASDS is going:

Google Maps:
2900 Miner Street, San Pedro, CA
https://www.google.com/maps/place/2900+Miner+St,+San+Pedro,+CA+90731/@33.7204283,-118.2769551,17z/
(click into Street View :) )

Facebook discussion of the location with maps:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/spacexgroup/permalink/10154943093596318/
« Last Edit: 01/17/2017 01:02 pm by ChrisC »
PSA #1: EST does NOT mean "Eastern Time".  Use "Eastern" or "ET" instead, all year round, and avoid this common error.  Google "EST vs EDT".
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I see this booster (Iridium Flight 1 returned to JRTI) is marked as 0029.  Most labeling on the rest of the sight and the manifest gave 29 to the failed AMOS-6 core, and this is considered 30.  It would be best to be consistent sight wide, who can pass judgement here?

30 is the mission number.
B1029 is the first-stage number.
Some other number is the second-stage number (unknown).
/r/spacex has a nice wiki with the available core information

So the topic should be changed to :
SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-B1029) . . . .
correct, since the serial number means a first stage?

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Ok, let's go with that then. ;)
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I see this booster (Iridium Flight 1 returned to JRTI) is marked as 0029.  Most labeling on the rest of the sight and the manifest gave 29 to the failed AMOS-6 core, and this is considered 30.  It would be best to be consistent sight wide, who can pass judgement here?

30 is the mission number.
B1029 is the first-stage number.
Some other number is the second-stage number (unknown).
/r/spacex has a nice wiki with the available core information

So the topic should be changed to :
SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-B1029) . . . .
correct, since the serial number means a first stage?

That would make sense. It is duplicative to say F9 twice.

It might also make sense to make this thread simply SpaceX West Coast JRTI return and Reuse Testing Coverage and then go on to discuss all of the boosters returned on the west coast by serial number.

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Pacific Warrior last report 0h 12m ago
projections computed as straight line to Los Angeles
based upon current speed:
 arrival projected 0d 14h 48m from now
 which is Tue Jan 17 01:38 PST 2017
based upon average of last 10 reported speeds:
 arrival projected 0d 17h 18m from now
 which is Tue Jan 17 04:08 PST 2017

computed on data including Sat-AIS from marinetraffic.com

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