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Offline Dave G

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Re: Fairing reuse
« Reply #1780 on: 09/10/2018 09:53 AM »
It seems there was no attempt to recover the fairing on today's Telesat launch.

Anyone know why?

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Re: Fairing reuse
« Reply #1781 on: 09/10/2018 10:13 AM »
Latest iteration of recovery vehicles is on the other coast. They know they can get the fairing stable under chutes but keeping it dry is still a work in progress.

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Re: Fairing reuse
« Reply #1782 on: 09/10/2018 01:09 PM »
Review the thread for discussion of why West coast vs East... centers around being close to Hawthorne seen as an advantage, and the East coast frequency is so high that there might not be time to incorporate lessons learned before the next catch attempt.
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