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Online Chris Bergin

Amazing!!

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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 - NROL-76 - May 1, 2017 - UPDATES
« Reply #201 on: 05/01/2017 11:25 AM »
On the pad.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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End of coverage. But HOLD congrats until confirmation of good S/C Sep!!

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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 - NROL-76 - May 1, 2017 - UPDATES
« Reply #203 on: 05/01/2017 11:26 AM »
End of SpaceX coverage.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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End of coverage. But HOLD congrats until confirmation of good S/C Sep!!

Hold the congrats...or post on the other threads. Still waiting for NRO or SpaceX to confirm successful mission.


No one's listening, so I'm locking the thread ;D Will unlock at S/C sep.

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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 - NROL-76 - May 1, 2017 - UPDATES
« Reply #205 on: 05/01/2017 11:35 AM »
Checking on payload fairing recovery.

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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 - NROL-76 - May 1, 2017 - UPDATES
« Reply #206 on: 05/01/2017 11:37 AM »
Upper level winds were at 98.6% of structural allowed loads.... and Falcon 9 did PERFECTLY!

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 Launch and landing of the NRO spy satellite was good. Tough call, as high altitude wind shear was at 98.6% of the theoretical load limit.

Congrats to all involved. Thanks to Chris and Steven - and others - for the coverage!

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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 - NROL-76 - May 1, 2017 - UPDATES
« Reply #209 on: 05/01/2017 11:39 AM »
Congrats to SpaceX, NRO, NASA, FAA, KSC Ops and of course our dauntless NSF reporters.

The footage of the first stage, from sep, all the way to return to LZ-1 was amazing, so super shout out to the crews on the ground who really improved the optics for this mission...
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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 - NROL-76 - May 1, 2017 - UPDATES
« Reply #210 on: 05/01/2017 11:40 AM »
Great job NRO, SpaceX and the camera operators, Wow!

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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 - NROL-76 - May 1, 2017 - UPDATES
« Reply #211 on: 05/01/2017 11:40 AM »
Congrats to SpaceX and a big thanks to NSF!
Unbelievable video of all stages of boostback and landing.
They make it look so easy.
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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 - NROL-76 - May 1, 2017 - UPDATES
« Reply #212 on: 05/01/2017 11:40 AM »
The best kind of ballet!
Wonderful footage from Earth to Earth, couldn't get my eyes off the screen.

Carry on SpaceX!

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Congrats to SpaceX and the National Reconnaissance Office on the NROL-76 mission as well as returning the first stage booster safely.
"Liftoff of Falcon 9: the world's first reflight of an orbital-class rocket."

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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 - NROL-76 - May 1, 2017 - UPDATES
« Reply #214 on: 05/01/2017 11:40 AM »
Congrats SpaceX and the NRO on a successful launch!
Of Course I Still Love You; We Have A Falcon 9 Onboard!

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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 - NROL-76 - May 1, 2017 - UPDATES
« Reply #215 on: 05/01/2017 11:41 AM »
Many words could be written, and are being.  I will just echo Boss Bergin:


Wow!
a Civil Engineer, in an age of incivility...

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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 - NROL-76 - May 1, 2017 - UPDATES
« Reply #216 on: 05/01/2017 11:41 AM »
Congrats to all involved.
Amazing footage ...

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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 - NROL-76 - May 1, 2017 - UPDATES
« Reply #217 on: 05/01/2017 11:42 AM »
I said 'wow'  out loud. Such amazing footage.
Congrats to SpaceX as well as their costumer.

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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 - NROL-76 - May 1, 2017 - UPDATES
« Reply #218 on: 05/01/2017 11:42 AM »
Congrats to SpaceX and everyone else involved on a "boring" launch and an epic landing. Special thanks go to the balky TOTO sensor - yesterday was more cloudy, so we can probably thank the epic views of the booster return on that.

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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 - NROL-76 - May 1, 2017 - UPDATES
« Reply #219 on: 05/01/2017 11:42 AM »
I say this a lot but, in the end, what else can be said? "And that is how we do that."
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