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Re: SpaceX Core Spotting
« Reply #300 on: 11/10/2018 08:18 pm »
Falcon Heavy side booster seen on the road in Maricopa, Arizona.

https://old.reddit.com/r/spacex/comments/9vwp7j/is_this_a_booster_i_saw_it_in_maricopa_az/

IMO this is likely 1055, unless 1055 left a while ago without us noticing, in which case this must be 1056.

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Re: SpaceX Core Spotting
« Reply #301 on: 11/11/2018 11:44 pm »
The Falcon Heavy side booster was seen earlier today in Coleman, Texas going to McGregor. It will probably arrive there tomorrow.

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Re: SpaceX Core Spotting
« Reply #302 on: 11/13/2018 02:36 pm »
B1049.2 left Florida last week, passed through Texas on Friday and it has arrived today at Vandenberg in preparation for Iridium 8

https://twitter.com/nothingbutnico1/status/1062364024292012032
« Last Edit: 11/14/2018 01:00 am by Alexphysics »

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Re: SpaceX Core Spotting
« Reply #303 on: 11/16/2018 10:32 pm »
Booster seen on the road going eastbound in the AL/FL state line. I'd say that, given the timeline, this may well be B1054 for GPS III SV01

Link to the reddit post: https://old.reddit.com/r/spacex/comments/9xq1yo/f9_booster_parked_at_alfl_state_line_eastbound/

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Re: SpaceX Core Spotting
« Reply #305 on: 11/27/2018 02:59 pm »
I assume that would be the GPS-III launch vehicle?

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Re: SpaceX Core Spotting
« Reply #306 on: 11/27/2018 03:27 pm »
I assume that would be the GPS-III launch vehicle?
Looks sooty to me....

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Re: SpaceX Core Spotting
« Reply #307 on: 11/27/2018 03:30 pm »
I assume that would be the GPS-III launch vehicle?
Looks sooty to me....

I don't think it looks sooty, and the next two boosters being prepared (for GPS-III and DM-1) should both be new.

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Re: SpaceX Core Spotting
« Reply #308 on: 11/27/2018 04:13 pm »
To me it looks sooty too but it may be just an illusion. It doesn't have grid fins and we know a booster arrived recently at the Cape and my best bet was B1054. I think this may well be B1054 with no grid fins (and most likely with no legs) as expected since it is an expendable flight.

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Re: SpaceX Core Spotting
« Reply #309 on: 11/27/2018 04:28 pm »
I assume that would be the GPS-III launch vehicle?
Looks sooty to me....

I don't think it looks sooty, and the next two boosters being prepared (for GPS-III and DM-1) should both be new.

Agreed, it does not look sooty at all to me. What some are seeing as sooty patterns is reflections of the interior of the HIF - the pattern is too regular. And the interstage looks pretty clean as well..
« Last Edit: 11/27/2018 04:29 pm by Lars-J »

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Re: SpaceX Core Spotting
« Reply #310 on: 11/27/2018 05:13 pm »
That picture was taken through a tinted bus window so I think that has something to do with it. Here is the full size picture along with a couple of other shots of things sitting around.

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Re: SpaceX Core Spotting
« Reply #311 on: 11/27/2018 05:48 pm »
That picture was taken through a tinted bus window so I think that has something to do with it. Here is the full size picture along with a couple of other shots of things sitting around.

What is the hardware in the fourth picture? cropped here:

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Re: SpaceX Core Spotting
« Reply #312 on: 11/27/2018 06:01 pm »

What is the hardware in the fourth picture?

Looks like a payload adaptor to me.

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Re: SpaceX Core Spotting
« Reply #313 on: 11/27/2018 06:20 pm »

What is the hardware in the fourth picture?

Looks like a payload adaptor to me.

Makes sense now. This would go on top the second stage, inside the fairing. ThanX

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Re: SpaceX Core Spotting
« Reply #314 on: 11/27/2018 06:22 pm »
99% certain that is the GPS booster. No grid fins, soot is an illusion from the windows on the bus as the soot patterns do not match what we usually see. Not sure why it's at LC-39A though.
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Re: SpaceX Core Spotting
« Reply #315 on: 11/27/2018 06:33 pm »
99% certain that is the GPS booster. No grid fins, soot is an illusion from the windows on the bus as the soot patterns do not match what we usually see. Not sure why it's at LC-39A though.

It is at LC-39A because there is no space for it at SLC-40 since there is another rocket being prepared there. This booster will be moved once CRS-16 launches.

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Re: SpaceX Core Spotting
« Reply #316 on: 11/27/2018 08:08 pm »
That picture was taken through a tinted bus window so I think that has something to do with it. Here is the full size picture along with a couple of other shots of things sitting around.

What is the hardware in the fourth picture? cropped here:

looks like the cap placed on the second stage for the static fire tests.....
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Re: SpaceX Core Spotting
« Reply #317 on: 12/03/2018 04:58 pm »
Another Falcon Heavy side booster has been spotted in Arizona going east to McGregor. This should be B1056.

Facebook post: https://www.facebook.com/groups/spacexgroup/permalink/10157133968721318/

Copy of the post here for those that can't access facebook:

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Not sure what it was......but it looked like a booster. It just rolled through Maricopa AZ.


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Re: SpaceX Core Spotting
« Reply #318 on: 12/03/2018 09:49 pm »
I'll post this as well, spotted on (I believe) Nov. 27 in Wekiva, FL by Instagram user @giamaz000. Headed East per the sunset and evening post time.

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Re: SpaceX Core Spotting
« Reply #319 on: 12/03/2018 09:54 pm »
I'll post this as well, spotted on (I believe) Nov. 27 in Wekiva, FL by Instagram user @giamaz000. Headed East per the sunset and evening post time.

That may well be B1051 for DM-1 given the timeline they usually work.

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