Author Topic: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-12 : Aug. 14, 2017 : UPDATES  (Read 119658 times)

Offline Ronsmytheiii

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Rocket horizontal on the pad. You can also see the progress in taking down the RSS

The black and pink bands are for moisture protection at the Dragon/Trunk and S2/S1 barriers and seals.

View from another angle:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BXvqxWGn_X5/

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Closer shot

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Here's a sneak peek of the #SpaceX Falcon 9 and Dragon at Pad 39A. Liftoff of CRS-12 to ISS is slated for 12:31PM ET tomorrow. LZ-1 landing!

https://twitter.com/nova_road/status/896819753586757632

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One more for those of you that prefer ‘moody’  :)

https://twitter.com/trevormahlmann/status/896864769696837632

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Great selection of views, should give some great launch photos

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Here are what my 4 sound-activated cams on historic Launch Complex 39A see for @SpaceX #CRS12

full-gallery: http://photos.tmahlmann.com/Rockets/SpaceX

https://twitter.com/trevormahlmann/status/896911378845282305

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It's pretty clear that these are not the titanium grid fins


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From this morning's pad photo op.

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« Last Edit: 08/14/2017 11:36 am by mdeep »
Mike - Photographer

See also: personal website

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Another shot from earlier this morning:

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Good morning Falcon 9 🚀

https://twitter.com/craig_vg/status/897046197717872642

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Greetings from LC-39 press room, where we are 2hrs 13mins to launch.  Right now, all is on track for 12:31 EDT launch.

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As of right now, SpaceX confirms that we are still targeting 12:31:37 EDT for our exact launch time today.

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Tweeted an hour ago:

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NASA acting administrator Lightfoot just walked into the Kennedy Space Center Press Site. Launch of #SpaceX CRS-12 is about 3 hours away.

https://twitter.com/nova_road/status/897087014943813635

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30mins to the fueling poll.

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T-90mins and COUNTING.  All is proceeding well.  Weather looks favorable.  Waiting for updated forecast.

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10mins to the fueling poll.

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SpaceX just posted on FB, weather is 80% go.
Titan IVB was a cool rocket

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All is currently quiet on the Launch Director's loop ahead of fueling poll.

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Fueling poll underway.

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Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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