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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-13 : Dec 15, 2017 : UPDATES
« Reply #360 on: 12/15/2017 04:13 PM »
FH landing pads.

LZ-2 will be ready.  It's right next to LZ-1.  Center core to ASDS Of Course I Still Love You.

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-13 : Dec 15, 2017 : UPDATES
« Reply #361 on: 12/15/2017 04:14 PM »
No reason to paint cores a new.  It's added expense that's not needed.

Stripes there to examine welds and joints.
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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-13 : Dec 15, 2017 : UPDATES
« Reply #362 on: 12/15/2017 04:14 PM »
F9 booster can be reused "a lot."   Won't give an exact number.  Certifying for 10 flights, hoping for a A LOT more.

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-13 : Dec 15, 2017 : UPDATES
« Reply #363 on: 12/15/2017 04:15 PM »
Fairing recovery issue.

Not Jessica's area.  "We've been working fairing recovery."

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-13 : Dec 15, 2017 : UPDATES
« Reply #364 on: 12/15/2017 04:15 PM »
And that's it.  Briefing done.

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-13 : Dec 15, 2017 : UPDATES
« Reply #365 on: 12/15/2017 04:18 PM »
Congrats SpaceX & Thank You Chris and Steve and NSF.com.... Etc. For Excellent Coverage As Always..
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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-13 : Dec 15, 2017 : UPDATES
« Reply #366 on: 12/15/2017 04:18 PM »
Congratulations to all concerned especially with all the re-use of equipment in this mission.

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-13 : Dec 15, 2017 : UPDATES
« Reply #367 on: 12/15/2017 04:32 PM »
Even if you don't have the slightest interest in spaceflight, how can you not be impressed?  Great people doing great things.

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-13 : Dec 15, 2017 : UPDATES
« Reply #368 on: 12/15/2017 04:40 PM »
17 launches and counting, beep ! Way to GO !!!!!!!!!
Is that a go for 18 ?
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Looking for companies doing great things for much more than money

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-13 : Dec 15, 2017 : UPDATES
« Reply #370 on: 12/15/2017 04:48 PM »
Great launch and landing! Congratulations to SpaceX and all involved.

If you have not the slightest interest in space then you should, and this is a great time to start! SpaceX reignited my interest and convinced me that serious human space exploration can be possible in my lifetime.

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-13 : Dec 15, 2017 : UPDATES
« Reply #371 on: 12/15/2017 04:58 PM »
Congratulations SpaceX and NASA! Good work on flying that reused first stage and Dragon capsule. Pointing the way to the future. 17 launches for SX this year, one to go, looking forward to 2018.
I'll even excitedly look forward to "flags and footprints" and suborbital missions. Just fly...somewhere.

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-13 : Dec 15, 2017 : UPDATES
« Reply #372 on: 12/15/2017 05:01 PM »
Watched the SpaceX technical webcast. Looks like I'll need to go back and watch the NASA stuff too!

Congrats to SpaceX and NASA, and thanks to NSF and all the folks who contributed during the launch.

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-13 : Dec 15, 2017 : UPDATES
« Reply #373 on: 12/15/2017 05:12 PM »
Congratulations on a successful launch and insertion of Dragon into orbit. Looking forward to it docking.

Amazing work by the Pad 40 crew to get that pad back online even better than it was before. Everyone did outstanding work! If they can use that core again for a west coast launch it could make history by launching from 3 different pads on two different coasts... ;)

Looking forward to 18 and a great finish to a banner year.

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-13 : Dec 15, 2017 : UPDATES
« Reply #374 on: 12/15/2017 05:13 PM »
Falcon 9 first stage landing from NASA & SpaceX

Falcon 9 launch & Dragon deployment

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-13 : Dec 15, 2017 : UPDATES
« Reply #375 on: 12/15/2017 05:23 PM »
Congrat!

This is the 17th consecutive launch success since Amos 6 and 16th consecutive landing success. Landing reliability seems to approach the level that would be acceptable, as lauch reliability. I remember how risky this Elon-style powered landing w/o hovering looked like a few years ago. It was argued that limited reliability of landing was still acceptable from reuse pont of view. Now it starts to seem that landing is less risky than launch, as hoverslam control is solved and much less fuel and engine-work is involved. Landing rocket stages back is the new norm.

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-13 : Dec 15, 2017 : UPDATES
« Reply #376 on: 12/15/2017 05:34 PM »
Congrats to SoaceX and NASA. Yet another successful launch and landing!

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-13 : Dec 15, 2017 : UPDATES
« Reply #378 on: 12/15/2017 05:44 PM »
As good a Christmas present as anyone could wish for.

Congrats SpaceX!

(and thanks to NSF for the coverage & ChrisG on site for Q&A)
Remembering those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our rights & freedoms, and for those injured, visible or otherwise, in that fight.

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-13 : Dec 15, 2017 : UPDATES
« Reply #379 on: 12/15/2017 05:45 PM »
As an Aerospace Refugee-Engineer from the 1990's I'm continuously grateful to these forums to indulge my passion for space flight.  Thanks again to all who contribute! I was able to 'live' the launch and recovery even though I could not watch it live (which I usually do).
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