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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-B1021) OCISLY return to Cape Coverage
« Reply #80 on: 04/04/2017 12:58 pm »
Thank you Alicia for the great video and for enduring physical pain trying to get the zoom shots for us! :)

Hear, hear. Not forgetting only having 3 hours sleep as she stayed up into the early hours in case Elsbeth III slipped in last night. Thank you!
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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-B1021) OCISLY return to Cape Coverage
« Reply #81 on: 04/04/2017 01:14 pm »
She's looking a bit toasty ...

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Michael Seeley‏ @Mike_Seeley 1m1 minute ago

Welcome home, #CRS8 / #SES10, as the #OCISLY delivers the now twice launch and landed #SpaceX #Falcon9 1st stage to Port Canaveral.

https://twitter.com/Mike_Seeley/status/849216873216573440

Here's another great shot by Mike and a link to a great flickr album, including some close-ups (downloading of that album is disabled - so you need to view on flickr):

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Michael Seeley‏ @Mike_Seeley 5m5 minutes ago

The #OCISLY delivering the 2x "flight proven" #Falcon9 #SES10 1st stage, seen at #sunrise in Port Canaveral. Album: https://flic.kr/s/aHskXiRPCz

https://twitter.com/Mike_Seeley/status/849247156489859076

Edit: hmm, I think Turner anticipated this by about 179 years. Two brave ships, being towed to their (near) final resting place  ;)
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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-B1021) OCISLY return to Cape Coverage
« Reply #82 on: 04/04/2017 02:11 pm »
Weird to think that stage has been into orbit TWICE!. Takes getting used to.

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-B1021) OCISLY return to Cape Coverage
« Reply #83 on: 04/04/2017 02:13 pm »
Weird to think that stage has been into orbit TWICE!. Takes getting used to.

Nope. Just into space twice.
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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-B1021) OCISLY return to Cape Coverage
« Reply #84 on: 04/04/2017 02:15 pm »
Sorry I stand corrected. :) still weird.
 
Weird to think that stage has been into orbit TWICE!. Takes getting used to.

Nope. Just into space twice.

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-B1021) OCISLY return to Cape Coverage
« Reply #85 on: 04/04/2017 02:20 pm »
Driving in to the port just now, I was super excited to see a flatbed truck hauling some large clamshell shape.  I pulled over, took out my phone camera, only to see...

edit: I thought it was a swimming pool when it drove by, but looking at the picture after the fact, maybe this was actually the fairing?  Beyel is a crane rental company, there are casters on the side, etc... Kicking myself for not taking more pictures!
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Q) will they remove jack-stands once docked then practice with the xoomba robot prior to removing the stage from OSISLY?

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-B1021) OCISLY return to Cape Coverage
« Reply #87 on: 04/04/2017 02:45 pm »
Maybe we need to start a new thread, but it looks like this one was burned badly.  Does anyone have a guess if this one can be refurbished to fly again?   I know the grid fins are going to be changed to titanium.  Titanium grid fins might be thinner than aluminum due to its far better heat resistance to lighten it some.  However, the bottom seems to be burned pretty bad.  I don't know if they can get 100 uses out of one.   

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-B1021) OCISLY return to Cape Coverage
« Reply #89 on: 04/04/2017 03:00 pm »

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Lifting off for land! #OCILY #Falcon9 @SpaceX
https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/849272930752180224
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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-B1021) OCISLY return to Cape Coverage
« Reply #90 on: 04/04/2017 03:14 pm »
Did anyone note the time OCISLY docked? Feels like quicker time to lift than in the past?

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-B1021) OCISLY return to Cape Coverage
« Reply #91 on: 04/04/2017 03:24 pm »
Did anyone note the time OCISLY docked? Feels like quicker time to lift than in the past?

About 1130 UCT alongside iirc (my comment about the port webcam being turned away was 1120 forum time, which I think is UCT) - but the tugs were still attending around an hour later.

You should be able to back through Alicia's feed to get more accurate times.

And yes, it does seem that they've got this one off more quickly.

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-B1021) OCISLY return to Cape Coverage
« Reply #92 on: 04/04/2017 04:06 pm »
Maybe we need to start a new thread, but it looks like this one was burned badly.  Does anyone have a guess if this one can be refurbished to fly again?   I know the grid fins are going to be changed to titanium.  Titanium grid fins might be thinner than aluminum due to its far better heat resistance to lighten it some.  However, the bottom seems to be burned pretty bad.  I don't know if they can get 100 uses out of one.

That discussion is over here: Refurbishment of Used Stages/Vehicles
tl;dr: There are reasons they're not refurbing this one again.

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Maybe we need to start a new thread, but it looks like this one was burned badly.  Does anyone have a guess if this one can be refurbished to fly again?   I know the grid fins are going to be changed to titanium.  Titanium grid fins might be thinner than aluminum due to its far better heat resistance to lighten it some.  However, the bottom seems to be burned pretty bad.  I don't know if they can get 100 uses out of one.

What about the choice of Reinforced Carbon-Carbon (RCC) for the Grid Fins. What are the pro's and Cons WRT RCC vs Titanium


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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-B1021) OCISLY return to Cape Coverage
« Reply #95 on: 04/04/2017 04:56 pm »
The deck looks extra toasty.  Maybe that "block 1 solution" brought back the post-landing RP-1 discharge issue.

Edit to attach an image from the above link.
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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-B1021) OCISLY return to Cape Coverage
« Reply #96 on: 04/04/2017 05:44 pm »
Already off the ASDS. They are getting faster on every step of the process.

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-B1021) OCISLY return to Cape Coverage
« Reply #97 on: 04/04/2017 05:48 pm »
The deck looks extra toasty.  Maybe that "block 1 solution" brought back the post-landing RP-1 discharge issue.

Edit to attach an image from the above link.
I didn't see any flames after landing.  I suspect the touch-up job on the deck hasn't been 100% each time.

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The deck looks extra toasty.  Maybe that "block 1 solution" brought back the post-landing RP-1 discharge issue.

Edit to attach an image from the above link.
I didn't see any flames after landing.  I suspect the touch-up job on the deck hasn't been 100% each time.

Looks like just a lot of coking. a good scrubbing and a little touch-up on the paint and OCISLY will be good to go

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-B1021) OCISLY return to Cape Coverage
« Reply #99 on: 04/04/2017 06:09 pm »
The deck looks extra toasty.  Maybe that "block 1 solution" brought back the post-landing RP-1 discharge issue.

Edit to attach an image from the above link.

Maybe the stains on the deck are the result of procedures done after landing to drain or burn off residual fluids.
Not sure I understand, "block 1 solution". Wasn't this booster upgraded to block 3?

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