Author Topic: SpaceX F9 : SES-10 with reuse of CRS-8 Booster SN/1021 : 2017-03-30 : UPDATES  (Read 276053 times)

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William Harwood‏ @cbs_spacenews 2m2 minutes ago

F9/SES10: The sky is clear to the east, but we have not yet had an updated forecast or info on winds aloft

https://twitter.com/cbs_spacenews/status/847558503052881920

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LOX transfer line chilldown underway.

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SpaceX ‏Verified account @SpaceX 50s50 seconds ago

~60 minutes until launch window for SES-10 opens. All systems and weather are go. Watch here → http://spacex.com/webcast

https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/847560931412295681
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One hour to launch.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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All is very quiet on the launch team loop.  Good sign that RP1 fueling is going well, as is LOX transfer line chilldown.

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« Last Edit: 03/30/2017 09:41 PM by Chris Bergin »
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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2mins to LOX load.

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LOX load has started per the automated countdown sequence.

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LOX loading has begun.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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View from NASA pad cam shows oxygen vapors venting from second stage.

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T-40 minutes.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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Range support is GO for launch.

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Looks like a fine day.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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Significant venting seen (on SpaceFlightNow live view)
« Last Edit: 03/30/2017 09:57 PM by Comga »
What kind of wastrels would dump a perfectly good booster in the ocean after just one use?

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Major venting event underway.

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SpaceX FM has started.

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I reject your reality and substitute my own--Doctor Who

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Here comes the funky music!

T-30 minutes.
« Last Edit: 03/30/2017 09:58 PM by Steven Pietrobon »
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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Launch loop still very quiet.

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New piece by Test Shot Starfish appropriately called Reflight.
« Last Edit: 03/30/2017 10:01 PM by Steven Pietrobon »
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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