Author Topic: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Formosat-5 : SLC-4E Vandenberg : Aug 24, 2017 : UPDATES  (Read 69896 times)

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Mission patch from the press kit

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Static fire video is on Facebook:

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Check out this Falcon 9 static fire video in preparation for tomorrow’s launch!

A static fire verifies a... http://fb.me/8H5EoTGpn

https://twitter.com/30thspacewing/status/900472197222850560

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Static fire video is on Facebook:

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Check out this Falcon 9 static fire video in preparation for tomorrow’s launch!

A static fire verifies a... http://fb.me/8H5EoTGpn

https://twitter.com/30thspacewing/status/900472197222850560

Attaching the video for posterity.

*Changed prosperity to posterity. :-)
« Last Edit: 08/24/2017 06:28 PM by Steven Pietrobon »
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Cropped as it showed faces (which is apparently a no no these days)....but I like this one from one of our three reporters out there, Philip Sloss.

"Peek-A-Boo!"

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About two hours to launch now.
Because the Falcon Heavy Test Flight was successful, it has inspired thousands of people to consider changing the future of space travel.

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GO for prop load

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RP-1 fueling has started!

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Launch auto sequence has started

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Launch area confirmed cleared. FireX nozzels "aimed at based of Falcon 9". All cameras confirmed to be in correct orientation.

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Range go for launch and landing.  LCC go for launch

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LD loop having a fascinating convo about config of Kodiak Island tracking station.

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2mins to LOX load start.  No constraints reported.

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Can see the pad clearly right now.

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LOX loading should start by now.
Because the Falcon Heavy Test Flight was successful, it has inspired thousands of people to consider changing the future of space travel.

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