Author Topic: SpaceX Falcon 9 (F9-B1036) West Coast JRTI return - Coverage  (Read 37079 times)

Offline Chris Bergin

ASDS return coverage thread for B1036.

Please note: Accredit all shots. Take photos yourself and upload. Use assets but accredit.

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Mission Coverage for this booster:

   NSF Threads for Iridium NEXT Flight 2: Discussion / Updates / L2 Coverage May-June
   NSF Articles for Iridium NEXT Flight 2:  SpaceX testing Vandy Falcon 9 amid schedule realignment
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2017/06/spacex-falcon-9-iridium-next-2-launch/
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2017/06/spacex-falcon-9-iridium-next-2-launch/

Flight 1 was a successful launch and first stage offshore landing, January 14, 2017 (9:54 PST/17:54 UTC) on Falcon 9 from SLC-4E at Vandenberg.  See the Flight 1 Discussion Thread for more information and links to other Flight 1 threads and articles.


Other SpaceX resources on NASASpaceflight:
   SpaceX News Articles (Recent)  /   SpaceX News Articles from 2006 (Including numerous exclusive Elon interviews)
   SpaceX Dragon Articles  /  SpaceX Missions Section (with Launch Manifest and info on past and future missions)
   L2 SpaceX Section

Offline ehb

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Kelly C appears to be the the tug for JRTI's return, but she & NRC Quest, in proximity, are both heading SE (which is away from the Port of Los Angeles - as of a few minutes ago), so no point in making return projections yet.

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If they headed directly to LA from their current position at their current slow speed, it would take about 3.5 days.

« Last Edit: 06/26/2017 03:27 PM by ehb »

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KELLY C last report 0h 7m ago
projections computed as straight line to PORT OF LOS ANGELES
arrival means 'in vicinity of port'
based upon current speed:
 arrival projected 2d 0h 36m from now
 which is Wed Jun 28 20:04 PDT 2017
based upon average of last 10 reported speeds:
 arrival projected 2d 4h 6m from now
 which is Wed Jun 28 23:34 PDT 2017

computed on data from marinetraffic.com

For some reason, I am seeing only Terr-AIS for KELLY C and no SAT-AIS.
So anyone should be able to access this data.

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KELLY C last report 0h 2m ago
projections computed as straight line to PORT OF LOS ANGELES
arrival means 'in vicinity of port'
based upon current speed:
 arrival projected 1d 3h 36m from now
 which is Wed Jun 28 07:56 PDT 2017
based upon average of last 10 reported speeds:
 arrival projected 1d 7h 18m from now
 which is Wed Jun 28 11:38 PDT 2017

computed on data including only Terr-AIS from marinetraffic.com
« Last Edit: 06/27/2017 11:22 AM by ehb »

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KELLY C last report 0h 3m ago
projections computed as straight line to PORT OF LOS ANGELES
arrival means 'in vicinity of port'
based upon current speed:
 arrival projected 0d 13h 41m from now
 which is Wed Jun 28 05:53 PDT 2017
based upon average of last 10 reported speeds:
 arrival projected 0d 15h 0m from now
 which is Wed Jun 28 07:12 PDT 2017

computed on data including only Terr-AIS from marinetraffic.com

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KELLY C & NRC QUEST's current headings will take them to the east of San Clemente and Santa Catalina islands.

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IMO... BOTH the KELLY C & NRC QUEST's are pulling JRTI.  USCG on Sunday indicated a small craft advisory with winds up to 25 mph.  Tracking both ships history indicates they departed at the same time and from the same location, west of Mexico, South of San Diego.    They should track the inner channel between Catalina and the coast.  Might be visible from my home in coastal South OC.

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IMO... BOTH the KELLY C & NRC QUEST's are pulling JRTI.  USCG on Sunday indicated a small craft advisory with winds up to 25 mph.  Tracking both ships history indicates they departed at the same time and from the same location, west of Mexico, South of San Diego.    They should track the inner channel between Catalina and the coast.  Might be visible from my home in coastal South OC.

Not impossible, but I highly doubt it. NRC Quest's speeds have been extremely variable ranging from <3 knts to >8 knts, whereas Kelly C's have been very steady around 5 knts. Also their positions always have NRC Quest at variable distances behind Kelly C. I would guess that NRC Quest is following JRTI and Kelly C. It is strange though.
-Ryan

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KELLY C last report 0h 2m ago
projections computed as straight line to PORT OF LOS ANGELES
arrival means 'in vicinity of port'
based upon current speed:
 arrival projected 0d 12h 35m from now
 which is Wed Jun 28 08:58 PDT 2017
based upon average of last 10 reported speeds:
 arrival projected 0d 15h 18m from now
 which is Wed Jun 28 11:41 PDT 2017

computed on data including only Terr-AIS from marinetraffic.com

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Their heading is directly towards port & the track takes them east of the islands.
About 60 nm out.

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KELLY C last report 0h 2m ago
projections computed as straight line to PORT OF LOS ANGELES
arrival means 'in vicinity of port'
based upon current speed:
 arrival projected 0d 5h 42m from now
 which is Wed Jun 28 10:06 PDT 2017
based upon average of last 10 reported speeds:
 arrival projected 0d 6h 42m from now
 which is Wed Jun 28 11:06 PDT 2017

computed on data including only Terr-AIS from marinetraffic.com
« Last Edit: 06/28/2017 11:28 AM by ehb »

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According to marinetraffic.com Kelly C has rounded Santa Catalina Island and is heading towards port at about 4 kn, with NRC Quest just behind.

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KELLY C last report 0h 2m ago
projections computed as straight line to PORT OF LOS ANGELES
arrival means 'in vicinity of port'
based upon current speed:
 arrival projected 0d 2h 12m from now
 which is Wed Jun 28 10:33 PDT 2017
based upon average of last 10 reported speeds:
 arrival projected 0d 2h 23m from now
 which is Wed Jun 28 10:44 PDT 2017

computed on data including only Terr-AIS from marinetraffic.com

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Now within 10 NM.
« Last Edit: 06/28/2017 03:22 PM by ehb »

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any live feeds in the area?

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any live feeds in the area?

Port of LA live stream is here
But do not know if we will see JTRI on it.

~5.3 NM out now.

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any live feeds in the area?

Port of LA live stream is here
But do not know if we will see JTRI on it.

~5.3 NM out now.

Nah, looking north from past the SpaceX dock.
Watched B1019 land in person 21/12/2015.

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For people trying to map where the barge will dock, the following article mentions the location.

http://www.dailybreeze.com/science/20170117/spacex-rocket-docks-at-san-pedro-home-port-after-successful-mission

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Local leaders hope it won’t be the last time a SpaceX rocket docks at the AltaSea marine research facility across the street from Cabrillo Marina.

If you Google "Cabrillo Marina Los Angeles" and look at the satellite map view, you can see the barge in the photo, docked nearby in the East Channel across from AltaSea. The words "East Channel" are plastered right atop the barge.
« Last Edit: 06/28/2017 04:51 PM by Kabloona »

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NRC Quest appears to be coming in at 9.8 kts @ about 3 NM out.
KELLY C has slowed down to 2.9 kts @ about 4.5 NM out.


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NRC Quest docked.
KELLY C now ~ 1.5 NM out, coming in at 3.7 kts.

Wish someone had a camera there to welcome them....


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NRC Quest docked.
KELLY C now ~ 1.5 NM out, coming in at 3.7 kts.

Wish someone had a camera there to welcome them....



Yeah... if Kelly C goes to the slip where NRC Quest is docked... it won't get picked up by that webcam.

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Kelly C is now well inside the harbour and approaching its berth (from MarineTraffic.com)

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