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Re: SpaceX F9 : Zuma : January 7/8, 2018, SLC-40 : UPDATES
« Reply #260 on: 01/17/2018 08:13 PM »
https://twitter.com/SES_Satellites/status/953732417810034688

Looking forward to @GovSatLu 1st #satellite launch with @SpaceX. Following Zuma mission, our engineering staff have reviewed all relevant launch vehicle flight data following last Falcon-9 launcher mission. We are confident on SpaceX readiness & set for Govsat-1 launch late Jan!
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Re: SpaceX F9 : Zuma : January 7/8, 2018, SLC-40 : UPDATES
« Reply #261 on: 01/22/2018 09:48 PM »
Crosslinking from the discussion thread for posterity:

More good news:

SpaceX gets good news from the Air Force on the Zuma mission

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"Based on the data available, our team did not identify any information that would change SpaceX's Falcon 9 certification status," Lieutenant General John Thompson, commander of the Space and Missile Systems Center, told Bloomberg News. This qualified conclusion came after a preliminary review of data from the Zuma launch. That's according to Thompson, who said the Air Force will continue to review data from all launches.

https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/01/spacex-gets-good-news-from-the-air-force-on-the-zuma-mission/

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Zuma : January 7/8, 2018, SLC-40 : UPDATES
« Reply #262 on: 02/06/2018 02:54 AM »
I see that the discussion thread for the Zuma mission is closed, and probably rightfully so. But... I read in that discussion somewhere that there was a ship that was mysteriously dispatched to resume a search for the missing MH370 aircraft in an area that was projected for the potential landing of the Zuma satellite. Now I read that that ship mysteriously turned off its tracking for the past 3 days. Connected? I don't know, better minds than mine might be able to decipher this and see if it relates to the Zuma mission.  Source:  https://www.msn.com/en-nz/news/world/mh370-search-vessel-%e2%80%98disappears%e2%80%99-for-three-days-after-mysteriously-switching-off-its-tracking-system/ar-BBIKd8i?li=BBqdg4K&ocid=wispr

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Zuma : January 7/8, 2018, SLC-40 : UPDATES
« Reply #263 on: 02/06/2018 03:19 AM »
I see that the discussion thread for the Zuma mission is closed, and probably rightfully so. But... I read in that discussion somewhere that there was a ship that was mysteriously dispatched to resume a search for the missing MH370 aircraft in an area that was projected for the potential landing of the Zuma satellite. Now I read that that ship mysteriously turned off its tracking for the past 3 days. Connected? I don't know, better minds than mine might be able to decipher this and see if it relates to the Zuma mission.  Source:  https://www.msn.com/en-nz/news/world/mh370-search-vessel-%e2%80%98disappears%e2%80%99-for-three-days-after-mysteriously-switching-off-its-tracking-system/ar-BBIKd8i?li=BBqdg4K&ocid=wispr
Thanks for that link Brian. I had been one of the folks speculating about that ship in connection with Zuma. And how it was delayed departing for the MH370 search due to weather, and lo - the Zuma launch was delayed too.

It’s going “dark” for three days is also probably a coincidence as well, but for someone with an imagination as devious as mine, it’s a tasty tidbit! Actually the whole “find or no pay” thing stinks for a ship such as that. Just makes no sense - that’s a million dollars a week kind of ship, in the least.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Zuma : January 7/8, 2018, SLC-40 : UPDATES
« Reply #264 on: 04/08/2018 09:32 PM »
Found article today by Mr Pasztor that wasn't critical of SpaceX. 

https://www.wsj.com/articles/probes-point-to-northrop-grumman-errors-in-january-spy-satellite-failure-1523220500?mod=searchresults&page=1&pos=1

Looks like the data is pointing towards a issue with the payload adapter.

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But now, these people said, two separate teams of federal and industry investigators have pinpointed reasons for the high-profile loss to problems with a Northrop-modified part -- called a payload adapter -- that failed to operate properly in space.


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Re: SpaceX F9 : Zuma : January 7/8, 2018, SLC-40 : UPDATES
« Reply #265 on: 04/09/2018 01:35 PM »
Discussion thread unlocked, try not to run it too far off the rails again.
https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=43976.0

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