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Re: SpaceX F9 : Zuma : January 7/8, 2018, SLC-40 : UPDATES
« Reply #80 on: 01/06/2018 03:22 PM »
Updated weather forecast, no change from yesterday still 80% GO:

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Launch day probability of violating launch weather constraints: 20%
Primary concern(s): Cumulus Cloud Rule and Thick Cloud Layers Rule

Delay day probability of violating launch weather constraints: 30%
Primary concern(s): Cumulus Cloud Rule and Thick Cloud Layers Rule

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Zuma : January 7/8, 2018, SLC-40 : UPDATES
« Reply #81 on: 01/06/2018 03:38 PM »
Spacex just send out an e-mail to the media for launch viewing instructions for January 7th launch attempt...

So i guess we have a go for launch...

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Zuma : January 7/8, 2018, SLC-40 : UPDATES
« Reply #82 on: 01/06/2018 06:50 PM »
so far, no rocket on pad 40, probably will be a few hours still-
 
https://twitter.com/WordsmithFL/status/949702370933526529
« Last Edit: 01/06/2018 06:51 PM by RocketLover0119 »
"The Falcon has landed"

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Zuma : January 7/8, 2018, SLC-40 : UPDATES
« Reply #83 on: 01/06/2018 08:09 PM »

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Zuma : January 7/8, 2018, SLC-40 : UPDATES
« Reply #84 on: 01/06/2018 08:10 PM »
For completeness, press kit (again!). Haven’t had a chance to check if any detailed changes - other than dates - I assume not.

Edit to add: actually there are some detailed changes in the timings, eg 1st stage landing is 5s later!
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Re: SpaceX F9 : Zuma : January 7/8, 2018, SLC-40 : UPDATES
« Reply #85 on: 01/07/2018 01:32 PM »
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Good morning from #SpaceX SLC 40 at Cape Canaveral! The secret Zuma payload is slated to liftoff atop the Falcon 9 during a two-hour window opening at 8PM Eastern.

📷: @JRouRouRou

https://twitter.com/nova_road/status/950010681109241856
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Re: SpaceX F9 : Zuma : January 7/8, 2018, SLC-40 : UPDATES
« Reply #86 on: 01/07/2018 02:12 PM »
A few more shots from remote camera setup, which wrapped up about 15 minutes ago.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Zuma : January 7/8, 2018, SLC-40 : UPDATES
« Reply #87 on: 01/07/2018 04:45 PM »
Picture from SpaceX website

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Zuma : January 7/8, 2018, SLC-40 : UPDATES
« Reply #88 on: 01/07/2018 05:24 PM »
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Weather is 80% favorable for today’s two-hour launch window which opens at 8 PM EST.

https://twitter.com/spacex/status/950068585048588288

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Zuma : January 7/8, 2018, SLC-40 : UPDATES
« Reply #89 on: 01/07/2018 06:56 PM »
Weather has improved to 90% GO:

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Launch day probability of violating launch weather constraints: 10%
Primary concern(s): Cumulus Cloud Rule
   
Delay day probability of violating launch weather constraints: 30%
Primary concern(s): Cumulus Cloud Rule and Thick Cloud Layers Rule

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Zuma : January 7/8, 2018, SLC-40 : UPDATES
« Reply #90 on: 01/07/2018 07:49 PM »
Some different shots by Tom Cross. Note 43 on booster.

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We're ready for SpaceX's first launch of 2018, secret Zuma mission scheduled for later tonight! teslarati.com/spacex-zuma-li…

https://twitter.com/teslarati/status/950098725145202688

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Zuma : January 7/8, 2018, SLC-40 : UPDATES
« Reply #91 on: 01/07/2018 07:57 PM »
so far, no rocket on pad 40, probably will be a few hours still-
 
https://twitter.com/WordsmithFL/status/949702370933526529

When (date/time) did the roll-out and rising on the pad occur?

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Zuma : January 7/8, 2018, SLC-40 : UPDATES
« Reply #92 on: 01/07/2018 08:40 PM »
Reminder:

The webcast tonight will progress like all other classified missions.  We will have coverage of the mission until stage separation.  At this point, the live coverage on the webcast will shift to ONLY the first stage landing back at LZ-1.  There will be no coverage of the 2nd stage flight given the classified nature of the payload.

And with that, I'm off to the Cape to cover this.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Zuma : January 7/8, 2018, SLC-40 : UPDATES
« Reply #93 on: 01/07/2018 10:35 PM »
Not quite done with T-Tab test.  Once done they'll roll into Hold Fire Test...


Just heard over launch loop.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Zuma : January 7/8, 2018, SLC-40 : UPDATES
« Reply #94 on: 01/07/2018 10:36 PM »
Flight hazard and air space clear.  Road blocks are established.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Zuma : January 7/8, 2018, SLC-40 : UPDATES
« Reply #95 on: 01/07/2018 10:38 PM »
Proceeding into Hold Fire checks.


EDIT: And those are done and good.
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Re: SpaceX F9 : Zuma : January 7/8, 2018, SLC-40 : UPDATES
« Reply #96 on: 01/07/2018 10:39 PM »
Flight landing roadblocks are down and areas are clear.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Zuma : January 7/8, 2018, SLC-40 : UPDATES
« Reply #97 on: 01/07/2018 10:44 PM »
Propellant load "Go/No go" poll underway. 

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Zuma : January 7/8, 2018, SLC-40 : UPDATES
« Reply #98 on: 01/07/2018 10:45 PM »
No constraints.  Prop load to pick up in 5mins.  Targeting 20:00 EST for launch.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Zuma : January 7/8, 2018, SLC-40 : UPDATES
« Reply #99 on: 01/07/2018 10:47 PM »
"Go for prop load and launch" just heard over the launch director loop.

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