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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-13 : Dec 15, 2017 : UPDATES
« Reply #380 on: 12/15/2017 05:57 PM »
Remote camera launch photos:

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-13 : Dec 15, 2017 : UPDATES
« Reply #381 on: 12/15/2017 06:09 PM »
Is it just me or have CRS missions & booster landings become so routine that people (not called Chris ;)) are running out of questions to ask .. ?

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-13 : Dec 15, 2017 : UPDATES
« Reply #382 on: 12/15/2017 07:33 PM »
Congratulations to all involved, nice to see SLC-40 back up and running.

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-13 : Dec 15, 2017 : UPDATES
« Reply #383 on: 12/15/2017 07:35 PM »
Was it my imagination or was one of the landing legs a little slow being deployed?

Oops. Missed giving congrats to all involved. 17 launches - amazing!
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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-13 : Dec 15, 2017 : UPDATES
« Reply #384 on: 12/15/2017 08:31 PM »
Congratulations to all involved for another flawless launch and landing, and glad to see LC-40 back up and running.  For me, the most memorable moment of this one was the rocketcam shot showing Falcon's own contrail as it returned.

I just realised that for BFR we will be seeing the booster descend through its own contrail down to the cradle!  :-O

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-13 : Dec 15, 2017 : UPDATES
« Reply #385 on: 12/15/2017 10:19 PM »
Congrats to the SpaceX team on the smooth launch and landing. After 45 days of waiting and a No-Launch November (surprisingly, SpaceX has never done a launch to orbit in November), it's nice to see the Falcon spread her wings again!

Also no launch in April this year.

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-13 : Dec 15, 2017 : UPDATES
« Reply #386 on: 12/15/2017 11:55 PM »
https://twitter.com/DigitalGlobe/status/941814212686311424

DigitalGlobe

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Congrats to @SpaceX on their successful launch today! Great shot of the Falcon 9 booster being hosed down afterward by #WV4
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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-13 : Dec 15, 2017 : UPDATES
« Reply #387 on: 12/16/2017 04:03 AM »
Focus on the Dragon with continued updates here:
https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=44455.0

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-13 : Dec 15, 2017 : UPDATES
« Reply #388 on: 12/16/2017 04:15 AM »
SpaceX Official Pictures.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/spacex/

Watched B1019 land in person 21/12/2015.

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-13 : Dec 15, 2017 : UPDATES
« Reply #389 on: 12/16/2017 06:08 AM »
Two more SpaceX images

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-13 : Dec 15, 2017 : UPDATES
« Reply #390 on: 12/16/2017 08:03 AM »
Congrats on a successful ( and somewhat routine) falcon launch and landing! Was cool seeing lz-2 with the x in the backround
"The Falcon has landed"

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-13 : Dec 15, 2017 : UPDATES
« Reply #391 on: 12/16/2017 01:29 PM »
December 15, 2017
RELEASE 17-096

NASA Sends New Research to Space Station Aboard SpaceX Resupply Mission


An experiment in space manufacturing and an enhanced study of solar energy are among the research currently heading to the International Space Station following Friday’s launch of a SpaceX Dragon spacecraft at 10:36 a.m. EST.

Dragon lifted off on a Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida with more than 4,800 pounds of research equipment, cargo and supplies that will support dozens of the more than 250 investigations aboard the space station.

NASA astronauts Mark Vande Hei and Joe Acaba will use the space station’s robotic arm to capture Dragon when it arrives at the station. Live coverage of the rendezvous and capture will air on NASA Television and the agency’s website beginning at 4:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 17. Installation coverage is set to begin at 7:30 a.m.

Research materials flying inside Dragon's pressurized area include an investigation demonstrating the benefits of manufacturing fiber optic filaments in a microgravity environment. Designed by the company Made in Space, and sponsored by the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), the investigation will attempt to pull fiber optic wire from ZBLAN, a heavy metal fluoride glass commonly used to make fiber optic glass. Results from this investigation could lead to the production of higher-quality fiber optic products for use in space and on Earth.

NASA's Total and Spectral Solar Irradiance Sensor, or TSIS-1, will measure the Sun's energy input to Earth. TSIS-1 measurements will be three times more accurate than previous capabilities, enabling scientists to study the Sun’s natural influence on Earth’s ozone, atmospheric circulation, clouds and ecosystems. These observations are essential for a scientific understanding of the effects of solar variability on the Earth system.

The Space Debris Sensor (SDS) will measure the orbital debris environment around the space station for two to three years. Once mounted on the exterior of the station, this one-square-meter sensor will provide near-real-time debris impact detection and recording. Research from this investigation could help lower the risks posed by orbital debris to human life and critical hardware.

This is SpaceX’s 13th cargo flight to the space station under NASA’s Commercial Resupply Services contract. Dragon is scheduled to depart the station in January 2018 and return to Earth with more than 3,600 pounds of research, hardware and crew supplies.

For more than 17 years, humans have lived and worked continuously aboard the International Space Station, advancing scientific knowledge and demonstrating new technologies, making research breakthroughs not possible on Earth that will enable long-duration human and robotic exploration into deep space. A global endeavor, more than 200 people from 18 countries have visited the unique microgravity laboratory that has hosted more than 2,100 research investigations from researchers in more than 95 countries.

Get breaking news, images and features from the space station on social media at:

https://instagram.com/iss

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https://www.twitter.com/Space_Station

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-13 : Dec 15, 2017 : UPDATES
« Reply #392 on: 12/16/2017 06:25 PM »
Congratulations to SpaceX on a fantastic and beautiful launch and landing!

2 things I noticed:  First, the first stage flip after staging was extremely fast, making for an efficiently timed boostback burn.  Second, no flaming fuel drip after landing!  The postlanding was very clean.
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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-13 : Dec 15, 2017 : UPDATES
« Reply #393 on: 12/16/2017 07:38 PM »
SpaceX - CRS-13 - Hosted Webcast & NASA side by side - Cropped & Stabilized

The onboard 1S clips is 4 seconds behind due to downloading link.


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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-13 : Dec 15, 2017 : UPDATES
« Reply #394 on: 12/16/2017 09:54 PM »
43060   DRAGON CRS-13   2017-080A      90.10min   51.64deg   354km   204km

43061   DRAGON CRS-13 DEB   2017-080B           89.90   51.64   338 202      
43062   DRAGON CRS-13 DEB   2017-080C           89.97   51.66   343   202
« Last Edit: 12/16/2017 10:12 PM by Targeteer »
Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-13 : Dec 15, 2017 : UPDATES
« Reply #395 on: 12/16/2017 09:59 PM »
Different launch shot from NASA

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-13 : Dec 15, 2017 : UPDATES
« Reply #396 on: 12/18/2017 09:26 AM »
I missed that there was a revision to the CRS launch license 2 weeks ago (attached - not sure when it was point on line).

Primarily this is to change references to "Falcon 9 version 1.2" to just become "Falcon 9", also:

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Revision 3 - Issued December 4, 2017
1)  Changed "Falcon 9 Version "1.2" to "Falcon 9"
2)  Paragraph (4)(a) removed "Forty-Five Million Dollars ($45,000,000) for covered claims resulting from
flight of the Falcon 9 launch vehicle from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS) or"
3)  Paragraph (4)(a) replaced "One Hundred Eighty-Five Million Dollars ($185,000,000)" with "One Hundred Sixty Million Dollars ($160,000,000)"
4)  Paragraph (5)(b) replaced "Thirteen Million Dollars ($13,000,000)" with "Forty-Three Million Dollars ($43,000,000)"

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-13 : Dec 15, 2017 : UPDATES
« Reply #397 on: 12/21/2017 06:20 PM »
Core probably on its way to Hangar AO at CCAFS

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bc7xdQwHcHF/
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And this is a good reminder that just because one of your fellow space enthusiasts occasionally voices doubts about the SpaceX schedule announcements or is cautious about believing SpaceX has licked a problem before actually seeing proof that's true, it doesn't mean they hate SpaceX.

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-13 : Dec 15, 2017 : UPDATES
« Reply #398 on: 01/25/2018 08:49 PM »
Some final pictures of C108's second departure from the ISS, posted to NASA Johnson's Flickr account :)

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-13 : Dec 15, 2017 : UPDATES
« Reply #399 on: 05/01/2018 09:45 PM »
Tweet from Peter B. de Selding:
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Space Debris Sensor for @NASA, installed on #ISS Jan. 1 to measure impacts, failed on Jan 26 and is still down. Work continues to bring it back to service, NASA says. Designed to operate on ISS exterior for 2-3 yrs.

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