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NSF Threads for Falcon Heavy Demo : Updates / Discussion / Member Meetup / Cape Canaveral Launch Viewing / FH Demo Mission Payload Discussion / FH Demo Discussion and Speculation / FH Demo Payload Speculation / L2 Coverage November-December - January-February / ASDS / Party

NSF Articles for Falcon Heavy Demo :
   [April 12, 2017] Falcon Heavy build up begins; SLC-40 pad rebuild progressing well
   [April 25, 2017] SpaceX Static Fire spy sat rocket and prepare to test Falcon Heavy core

NET early 2018 on the first Falcon Heavy from LC-39A at Cape Canaveral.  Launch vehicle will have a new center booster (1033) and reused side boosters (1023.2, 1025.2?).



Other SpaceX resources on NASASpaceflight:
   SpaceX News Articles (Recent)  /   SpaceX News Articles from 2006 (Including numerous exclusive Elon interviews)
   SpaceX Dragon Articles  /  SpaceX Missions Section (with Launch Manifest and info on past and future missions)
   L2 SpaceX Section
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Re: SpaceX FH : Falcon Heavy Demo : Early 2018 : Updates
« Reply #1 on: 12/19/2017 02:14 PM »
FAA thinks launch is close:

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Second day of the Next-Generation Suborbital Researchers Conference starts with keynotes by FAA’s George Nield and NASA’s Steve Jurczyk. #NSRC2017
https://twitter.com/jeff_foust/status/943132943383453697

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Nield: 2017 has been pretty exciting for commercial spaceflight, but 2018 will be even more exciting, starting with Falcon Heavy first launch in the next month. #NSRC2017
https://twitter.com/jeff_foust/status/943135747477065728

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Re: SpaceX FH : Falcon Heavy Demo : Early 2018 : Updates
« Reply #3 on: 12/20/2017 08:59 AM »
Tweet from Elon (pictures in post above):

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Falcon Heavy at the Cape
https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/943420026593337344

--- Tony
« Last Edit: 12/20/2017 09:00 AM by jebbo »

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Re: SpaceX FH : Falcon Heavy Demo : Early 2018 : Updates
« Reply #4 on: 12/20/2017 09:05 AM »
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Re: SpaceX FH : Falcon Heavy Demo : Early 2018 : Updates
« Reply #5 on: 12/20/2017 08:40 PM »
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Max thrust at lift-off is 5.1 million pounds or 2300 metric tons. First mission will run at 92%.

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/943590152181448704

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Falcon Heavy launching from same @NASA pad as the Saturn V Apollo 11 moon rocket. It was 50% higher thrust with five F-1 engines at 7.5M lb-F. I love that rocket so much.

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/943592480926076928

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Re: SpaceX FH : Falcon Heavy Demo : Early 2018 : Updates
« Reply #6 on: 12/20/2017 09:45 PM »
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Re: SpaceX FH : Falcon Heavy Demo : Early 2018 : Updates
« Reply #7 on: 12/21/2017 07:13 AM »
A bit of a tease but sounds like payload is either in processing or encapsulated:

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Is your Tesla aboard?

https://twitter.com/richardgarriott/status/943696935533404166

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Pics soon

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/943699548169388032

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Re: SpaceX FH : Falcon Heavy Demo : Early 2018 : Updates
« Reply #8 on: 12/21/2017 07:31 AM »
A bit of a tease but sounds like payload is either in processing or encapsulated:

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Is your Tesla aboard?

https://twitter.com/richardgarriott/status/943696935533404166

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Pics soon

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/943699548169388032

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Re: SpaceX FH : Falcon Heavy Demo : Early 2018 : Updates
« Reply #9 on: 12/21/2017 06:17 PM »
Status of the TEL:

Some mobile phone shots from the NASA tour bus this morning, courtesy of "Gridffin" on the Rocket Emporium Discord. Shows the TEL erect (getting the base maybe before heading into the HIF?) and that the RSS demolition continues apace. [...]

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Re: SpaceX FH : Falcon Heavy Demo : Early 2018 : Updates
« Reply #10 on: 12/21/2017 06:34 PM »
Another one :) Presumably final checks before rollback.

(Had to remove the link as it also pointed to naked ladies :D)
« Last Edit: 12/21/2017 09:50 PM by Chris Bergin »
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Re: SpaceX FH : Falcon Heavy Demo : Early 2018 : Updates
« Reply #11 on: 12/22/2017 06:26 PM »
I'm not there, but I have it on good authority the TEL is in the HIF at this time.
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Re: SpaceX FH : Falcon Heavy Demo : Early 2018 : Updates
« Reply #12 on: 12/24/2017 08:47 PM »
I'm not there, but I have it on good authority the TEL is in the HIF at this time.

Confirmed via its absence in this photo of LC-39A:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BdGFkrUAPu2/
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Re: SpaceX FH : Falcon Heavy Demo : Early 2018 : Updates
« Reply #13 on: 12/26/2017 11:39 AM »
Pic shows TEL rolling into the HIF, also shows the base of it and all the hold downs 8)

https://www.instagram.com/p/BdBR-GpBuYS/?taken-at=494423683
« Last Edit: 12/26/2017 11:41 AM by RocketLover0119 »
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Re: SpaceX FH : Falcon Heavy Demo : Early 2018 : Updates
« Reply #15 on: 12/26/2017 04:01 PM »
Great find. Higher res attached.

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We understand the big rocket is going to be on the pad very soon, or at least rolled out (fit checks can take a fair amount of work). Will be the full stack, per the fit check requirements.

Photos, in here (always link), when available.

Discuss what the photos show in the discussion thread to keep this thread clean.

Remember, this is not the static fire, this is a fit check. Static Fire will be about a week away.

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Re: SpaceX FH : Falcon Heavy Demo : Early 2018 : Updates
« Reply #17 on: 12/28/2017 01:14 PM »
Nothing yet:

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A quick check of the coast says no FH on the pad. @NASASpaceflight @murphypak @wardniner #FalconHeavy

https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/946382686658146304

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Re: SpaceX FH : Falcon Heavy Demo : Early 2018 : Updates
« Reply #18 on: 12/28/2017 01:41 PM »
Falcon Heavy is going vertical for the first time at pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center.

https://twitter.com/SpaceflightNow/status/946389869378588672


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Re: SpaceX FH : Falcon Heavy Demo : Early 2018 : Updates
« Reply #19 on: 12/28/2017 01:58 PM »
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The Falcon Heavy is now in place at launch pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center to begin testing before its maiden flight next month. spaceflightnow.com

https://twitter.com/spaceflightnow/status/946394663509995521

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Re: SpaceX FH : Falcon Heavy Demo : Early 2018 : Updates
« Reply #20 on: 12/28/2017 02:57 PM »
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It is real! Look at that @SpaceX  #FalconHeavy 🚀 View from Playalinda National Seashore vista. @NASASpaceflight @lorengrush

https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/946404807379771394


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Re: SpaceX FH : Falcon Heavy Demo : Early 2018 : Updates
« Reply #22 on: 12/28/2017 03:02 PM »
Pic from @ExploreSpaceKSC video

« Last Edit: 12/28/2017 03:09 PM by Chris Bergin »

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Re: SpaceX FH : Falcon Heavy Demo : Early 2018 : Updates
« Reply #24 on: 12/28/2017 03:15 PM »
SFN has timelapse video of it going vertical: https://spaceflightnow.com/2017/12/28/time-lapse-video-falcon-heavy-goes-vertical/

Star One notes: "Be warned this video will not play on certain mobile devices (iPhone)."
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Re: SpaceX FH : Falcon Heavy Demo : Early 2018 : Updates
« Reply #26 on: 12/28/2017 03:50 PM »
Post links to your sources for pictures/video.  "reddit", "facebook", "the internet" are not specific enough.

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Re: SpaceX FH : Falcon Heavy Demo : Early 2018 : Updates
« Reply #27 on: 12/28/2017 04:58 PM »
From Michael Seely, FH vertical from behind with view of OCISLY sunbathing

https://twitter.com/Mike_Seeley/status/946418271183691776
« Last Edit: 12/29/2017 03:27 AM by Carl G »
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Re: SpaceX FH : Falcon Heavy Demo : Early 2018 : Updates
« Reply #29 on: 12/28/2017 05:26 PM »
2 more even higher res pics from Michael Seely -

https://twitter.com/Mike_Seeley/status/946444223955525638
« Last Edit: 12/29/2017 03:24 AM by Carl G »
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« Reply #30 on: 12/28/2017 05:26 PM »
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Re: SpaceX FH : Falcon Heavy Demo : Early 2018 : Updates
« Reply #32 on: 12/28/2017 06:32 PM »
Vid from Stephen c smith and what appears to be on the alternative bus tour route- 

Desktop friendly link: https://twitter.com/WordsmithFL/status/946442229350125568/video/1
« Last Edit: 12/28/2017 07:02 PM by Chris Bergin »
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Re: SpaceX FH : Falcon Heavy Demo : Early 2018 : Updates
« Reply #34 on: 12/28/2017 07:46 PM »
Ken Kremer with the logo shot:

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1st @SpaceX #FalconHeavy tripple core rocket vertical as of NOW!! On #Pad39A at #KSC 12/28 w @elonmusk #Tesla atop. So Cool. My 1st few pics from @USFWSSoutheast Merritt Island NWR. Cred: @ken_kremer / SpaceUpClose.com #SpaceUpClose #SpaceX

https://twitter.com/ken_kremer/status/946479722615263232

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Re: SpaceX FH : Falcon Heavy Demo : Early 2018 : Updates
« Reply #35 on: 12/28/2017 10:00 PM »
Alerted by a tweet this morning, a three hour drive later, the view down Playalinda Beach is beautiful and impressive! Changing light with low clouds, but occasionally the sun would highlight the vehicle quite nicely! Nice to be in the right state to see it the day it first saw daylight!

Views from the Northeast, and a panorama of the pad. Visible are 39B's hydrogen sphere, 39A, The hangar, LC37, LC40s lightning towers, the removed launch deck plugs, and LC41's VIF.

NASASpaceFlight.com photos.
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Re: SpaceX FH : Falcon Heavy Demo : Early 2018 : Updates
« Reply #36 on: 12/29/2017 12:08 AM »
FH still standing:

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Falcon Heavy standing in the dark. Taken near the gates of CCAFS.

https://twitter.com/nasa_nerd/status/946547503121555457

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Re: SpaceX FH : Falcon Heavy Demo : Early 2018 : Updates
« Reply #37 on: 12/29/2017 10:05 AM »
I adjusted the colours on two of Helodrivers photos.. (hope that is ok)

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Re: SpaceX FH : Falcon Heavy Demo : Early 2018 : Updates
« Reply #38 on: 12/29/2017 12:17 PM »
Another post from Instagram user mwood1204 showing FH vertical bathed in the night lights of 39a

https://www.instagram.com/p/BdRO71aFV0v/?tagged=falconheavy

(Couldn't get the pics to upload)
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Re: SpaceX FH : Falcon Heavy Demo : Early 2018 : Updates
« Reply #39 on: 12/29/2017 12:55 PM »
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A quick check of the coast reveals no #FalconHeavy on pad. Although up in the late night hours, it appears to possibly be back in the barn. Is it all good or adjustments needed? Nobody knows yet. @SpaceX

https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/946737095565107204

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Re: SpaceX FH : Falcon Heavy Demo : Early 2018 : Updates
« Reply #40 on: 12/29/2017 01:00 PM »
Another post from Instagram user mwood1204 showing FH vertical bathed in the night lights of 39a

https://www.instagram.com/p/BdRO71aFV0v/?tagged=falconheavy

(Couldn't get the pics to upload)

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Re: SpaceX FH : Falcon Heavy Demo : Early 2018 : Updates
« Reply #41 on: 12/29/2017 01:36 PM »
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The Falcon Heavy rocket was lowered before sunrise this morning after making its launch pad debut at the Kennedy Space Center. Watch a time-lapse video: #SpaceX #FalconHeavy spaceflightnow.com/2017/12/29/tim…

https://twitter.com/spaceflightnow/status/946749110375407616

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Remember, this is the format (as in what's required....not too bothered about how it's presented or listed).

Accredit:
https://twitter.com/NASA_Nerd/status/946800900831510528

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Falcon Heavy sitting horizontal today on Launch Complex 39A following yesterday's fit checks.

Attach (not embed)..

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Re: SpaceX FH : Falcon Heavy Demo : Early 2018 : Updates
« Reply #43 on: 12/30/2017 07:35 AM »
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A few more pics of Falcon Heavy on Launch Complex 39A earlier today.

https://twitter.com/nasa_nerd/status/946962659190157312

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Kept this short as you all don't need a history of FH and didn't bother mentioning the car. On the rocket's big day out and what's coming up:

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2017/12/falcon-heavy-maiden-static-fire-test/

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Re: SpaceX FH : Falcon Heavy Demo : Early 2018 : Updates
« Reply #45 on: 12/30/2017 05:22 PM »
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FYI the @SpaceX #FalconHeavy is back in the hangar at Pad 39A.

https://twitter.com/wordsmithfl/status/947161125292052485


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« Reply #49 on: 01/04/2018 11:25 PM »
Launch date is end of January per Elon's instagram:

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Falcon Heavy now vertical on the former Apollo 11 moon rocket launchpad. At 2500 tons of thrust, equal to 18 Boeing 747 aircraft at full throttle, it will be the most powerful rocket in the world by a factor of two. Excitement on launch day guaranteed, one way or another.

Hold-down test fire next week. Launch end of the month.
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Re: SpaceX FH : Falcon Heavy Demo : Early 2018 : Updates
« Reply #50 on: 01/04/2018 11:33 PM »
https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/949075475036487680

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Falcon Heavy goes vertical

Video attached

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« Reply #51 on: 01/08/2018 03:22 PM »
Heavy is on its way back out of the hanger

Source:
Susan on Twitter
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Re: SpaceX FH : Falcon Heavy Demo : Early 2018 : Updates
« Reply #52 on: 01/08/2018 04:09 PM »
And now on the pad!

Note: Payload is attached

Great view of the reaction frame as well.

https://twitter.com/SkeerRacing/status/950406990387433473


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« Reply #53 on: 01/08/2018 08:01 PM »
2 hours old, but pic shows FH fully parked up front of the pad-

https://twitter.com/KillianPhoto/status/950437582365712389
« Last Edit: 01/08/2018 08:08 PM by Chris Bergin »
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« Reply #54 on: 01/08/2018 11:15 PM »
And much clearer, posted 10 minutes ago :) OP also suggests the SF is targeting Wednesday.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BdtTnO-DyDf/?taken-by=thegeekandthelibrarian
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Re: SpaceX FH : Falcon Heavy Demo : Early 2018 : Updates
« Reply #55 on: 01/09/2018 02:24 AM »
FH going vertical!

https://twitter.com/spaceflightnow/status/950558453520584704

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The Falcon Heavy rocket is going vertical at launch complex 39A ahead of an engine test planned for this week.

« Last Edit: 01/09/2018 02:25 AM by Eagandale4114 »

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We keep hearing Wednesday as the likely opening opportunity/window. We're going to have to be patient as this is like three Static Fires at the same time. Prop loading three cores and firing up 27 engines.

Do not be surprised if they prop load and "scrub" a few times, but even those would be useful WDR style tests.

Lots of people expected to be in the area, so link up photos and such. Hopefully there will be some live streams. Not much point linking paywalled streams as that'll be a dead link to most people....but at the same token you can't reproduce paywalled screenshots on here.

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Re: SpaceX FH : Falcon Heavy Demo : Early 2018 : Updates
« Reply #57 on: 01/09/2018 03:22 PM »
Tweet by Emre Kelly:

https://twitter.com/EmreKelly/status/950761870985658368
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#FalconHeavy status update: SpaceX scheduled to attempt test fire between 1300 and 1900 Wednesday. Looking forward to the brief rumble.
GO for launch, GO for age of reflight

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Re: SpaceX FH : Falcon Heavy Demo : Early 2018 : Updates
« Reply #58 on: 01/09/2018 03:29 PM »
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Falcon Heavy vertical at 39A today in prep. for Wednesday's static test fire attempt between 1300 and 1900. Seen from the @ExploreSpaceKSC bus tour. As big as the Heavy is, the tower still blocks the view of the rocket from the Saturn V center. #FalconHeavy @NASASpaceflight

https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/950765636757704704

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ARTICLE: SpaceX to static fire Falcon Heavy as early as Wednesday -
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2018/01/spacex-static-fire-falcon-heavy-1/

- by Chris Gebhardt - who's on site near the big rocket. :)

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Re: SpaceX FH : Falcon Heavy Demo : Early 2018 : Updates
« Reply #61 on: 01/10/2018 08:07 AM »
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More pics of debut @SpaceX #FalconHeavy back at #pad39A @NASAKennedy Jan9 -after being erected overnight for Static Fire test as soon as 1/10. My up close WOW views as seen this morning from tour bus. Launching soon ! Cred: @ken_kremer SpaceUpClose.com #SpaceUpClose

https://twitter.com/ken_kremer/status/950980214020038662

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Re: SpaceX FH : Falcon Heavy Demo : Early 2018 : Updates
« Reply #62 on: 01/10/2018 11:48 AM »
@EmreKelly - Emre Kelly from Florida Today on Twitter

“Looks like #FalconHeavy test fire rescheduled for Thursday. SpaceX still has the same window to briefly fire 27 Merlin engines: 1300 to 1900 ET.”
« Last Edit: 01/10/2018 11:49 AM by ChrisGebhardt »

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Re: SpaceX FH : Falcon Heavy Demo : Early 2018 : Updates
« Reply #63 on: 01/10/2018 04:40 PM »
« Last Edit: 01/10/2018 04:43 PM by Chris Bergin »
"The Falcon has landed"

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Chris G video of FH, per a streaming test for when they do go for the firing:

https://twitter.com/ChrisG_NSF/status/951144305485402112

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https://twitter.com/ChrisG_NSF/status/951160635840180225

Here's what the good new girl looks like as she preps for her static fire...

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Updated article by Chris Gebhardt:

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2018/01/spacex-static-fire-falcon-heavy-1/

The upcoming test will be a 12 second firing duration.

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Pad Clear.

Chris G has been parachuted into KSC.

https://twitter.com/ChrisG_NSF/status/951440789636345856

Window opens at 1pm local (Eastern).

Prop load, if all is well and Pad Clear is a good sign compared to yesterday (were working on the TSMs), will be next and that's something we'll absolutely "see" due to venting.

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Re: SpaceX FH : Falcon Heavy Demo : Early 2018 : Updates
« Reply #68 on: 01/11/2018 04:07 PM »
Sorry, being cheeky ...

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And I believe I just saw the first event come out of Falcon Heavy! Good to see they probably inprop load testing already. That’s a good sign. #SpaceX #StaticFire #FalconHeavy

https://twitter.com/ChrisG_NSF/status/951500529124945920
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It's going to be all about seeing venting now. SpaceX is - somewhat understandably - in radio silence mode.
https://twitter.com/ChrisG_NSF/status/951499111097950209

 
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#FalconHeavy on the pad.  #SpaceX is proceeding into the window today to static fire sometime between 1300 and 1900 EST.

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Live Steam from Chris!

Looks like we have venting!
https://www.pscp.tv/w/1DXxyERrVwexM

Was a live update. Recording now available. He will live stream when we're close.

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Re: SpaceX FH : Falcon Heavy Demo : Early 2018 : Updates
« Reply #71 on: 01/11/2018 04:14 PM »
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Hearing from multiple sources that propellant load testing into #FalconHeavy is going very well with no issues reported. It looks like the beast is behaving! #SpaceX #StaticFire

https://twitter.com/ChrisG_NSF/status/951502379006005248

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Re: SpaceX FH : Falcon Heavy Demo : Early 2018 : Updates
« Reply #72 on: 01/11/2018 04:19 PM »
Chris G now live on Periscope and staying live:

https://www.pscp.tv/w/1dRJZbNPnzrJB

Edit: Chris said he'll periodically check-in with voice updates
« Last Edit: 01/11/2018 04:20 PM by FutureSpaceTourist »

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Big rocket with big venting. So we're at least into a WDR right now. If it goes well, proceed to Static Fire!


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Re: SpaceX FH : Falcon Heavy Demo : Early 2018 : Updates
« Reply #75 on: 01/11/2018 06:46 PM »
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Shotwell on Falcon Heavy static fire tests: "We’re stepping through this carefully, it’s a beast of a vehicle."

https://twitter.com/sciguyspace/status/951536430152593408

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I'm at The Academy of Medicine, Engineering & Science of Texas annual meeting this morning. This year it is focused on aerospace. Up first this morning is NASA's acting administrator, Robert Lightfoot.
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Re: SpaceX FH : Falcon Heavy Demo : Early 2018 : Updates
« Reply #76 on: 01/11/2018 06:55 PM »
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I love this portrait of Falcon Heavy after today’s propellant load. @Teslarati #falconheavy #spacex #iphonebackground #rocketportrait

https://twitter.com/_tomcross_/status/951542569607024640

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Re: SpaceX FH : Falcon Heavy Demo : Early 2018 : Updates
« Reply #77 on: 01/11/2018 07:15 PM »
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SpaceX #FalconHeavy status update No. 2: Friday test fire pushed back a few hours to 1000 to 1600 ET (1500 to 2100 UTC).

https://twitter.com/emrekelly/status/951546771011985414

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Re: SpaceX FH : Falcon Heavy Demo : Early 2018 : Updates
« Reply #78 on: 01/12/2018 09:17 AM »
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UPDATE: SpaceX #FalconHeavy test fire now scheduled for Saturday from 1700 to 2200 ET (2200 to 0300 UTC). Could be more timing adjustments, so stay tuned.

https://twitter.com/EmreKelly/status/951758488723652608

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Re: SpaceX FH : Falcon Heavy Demo : Early 2018 : Updates
« Reply #79 on: 01/12/2018 09:27 AM »
Teslarati: SpaceX Falcon Heavy completes successful rehearsal, static fire pushed back due to bug in launch pad hardware

https://www.teslarati.com/spacex-falcon-heavy-first-static-fire-test-cape-canaveral-scrubbed/

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Re: SpaceX FH : Falcon Heavy Demo : Early 2018 : Updates
« Reply #80 on: 01/12/2018 11:04 AM »
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The Falcon Heavy rocket was lowered to the horizontal position overnight at launch pad 39A, as SpaceX rescheduled its engine test for no earlier than Saturday: https://spaceflightnow.com/2018/01/09/falcon-heavy-demo-flight-preparations/

https://twitter.com/SpaceflightNow/status/951786168588361729

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Re: SpaceX FH : Falcon Heavy Demo : Early 2018 : Updates
« Reply #81 on: 01/12/2018 01:26 PM »
FH still at the pad:

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SpaceX/FH: Here’s a shot from 9:15am

https://twitter.com/cbs_spacenews/status/951820669204992002

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Re: SpaceX FH : Falcon Heavy Demo : Early 2018 : Updates
« Reply #82 on: 01/12/2018 04:45 PM »
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#DEIMOS2 caught #FalconHeavy rocket at Kennedy Space Center's pad 39A during yesterday's static fire test attempt! #SpaceX #StaticFire

https://twitter.com/deimosimaging/status/951755164985290752

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Re: SpaceX FH : Falcon Heavy Demo : Early 2018 : Updates
« Reply #83 on: 01/12/2018 05:53 PM »
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The Falcon Heavy is being hoisted into position at launch complex 39A once again as SpaceX prepares for additional testing: spaceflightnow.com/2018/01/09/fal…

https://twitter.com/spaceflightnow/status/951889235463766017

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Trusted anonymous source has confirmed to AmericaSpace #FalconHeavy test fire now NET Monday, targeting T-0 at 4pm EST. 45th Wx Squadron has also been informed.

UPDATES - http://www.americaspace.com/americaspace-launch-tracker-falcon-heavy

Photo: @KillianPhoto

https://twitter.com/AmericaSpace/status/952010250336591872
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Re: SpaceX FH : Falcon Heavy Demo : Early 2018 : Updates
« Reply #85 on: 01/13/2018 02:17 AM »
 Moving to Monday now. Opening of the window 1600 EST – 2100 UTC.

EDIT: Worth noting that Monday is a federal holiday in the United States. Those in and of themselves usually do not preclude critical operations from taking place at the space center.
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Re: SpaceX FH : Falcon Heavy Demo : Early 2018 : Updates
« Reply #86 on: 01/13/2018 05:52 PM »

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Re: SpaceX FH : Falcon Heavy Demo : Early 2018 : Updates
« Reply #87 on: 01/13/2018 08:00 PM »
SpaceX - Falcon Heavy - Fueling Test 01-13-2018


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Re: SpaceX FH : Falcon Heavy Demo : Early 2018 : Updates
« Reply #88 on: 01/14/2018 07:27 AM »
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#FalconHeavy on 39A, about five miles north from Canaveral National Seashore, Eddy Creek boat ramp overlook. @SpaceX

https://twitter.com/profmcconville/status/952322406097571840

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Re: SpaceX FH : Falcon Heavy Demo : Early 2018 : Updates
« Reply #89 on: 01/14/2018 07:58 AM »
Some better shots from yesterday and last night:

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#FalconHeavy is back vertical on 39A today, test fire NET Monday 4pm EST

https://twitter.com/killianphoto/status/952261470158540800

Also by @killianphoto:

https://twitter.com/americaspace/status/952385791153655808

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Re: SpaceX FH : Falcon Heavy Demo : Early 2018 : Updates
« Reply #90 on: 01/14/2018 03:01 PM »
Local observers say they’re seeing GOX vents from FH.  Good sign they’re doing a WDR today ahead of static fire tomorrow.

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Re: SpaceX FH : Falcon Heavy Demo : Early 2018 : Updates
« Reply #91 on: 01/14/2018 07:50 PM »
Our tour drove by around 10:30 AM today and saw venting.  I could not get a picture the venting, but did get a few pictures of the FH.  Pad 39A was closed again.  Pad 39B was open.

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Re: SpaceX FH : Falcon Heavy Demo : Early 2018 : Updates
« Reply #92 on: 01/15/2018 12:48 AM »
SFN reporting a SF slip to Tuesday, window opening at 4pm:

https://twitter.com/SpaceflightNow/status/952716498841284608

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Re: SpaceX FH : Falcon Heavy Demo : Early 2018 : Updates
« Reply #93 on: 01/15/2018 08:50 PM »
Falcon Heavy from an airline pilot! Taken by Instagram user funny_man9822
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« Reply #94 on: Today at 05:37 PM »
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NASA informed local National Seashore Park Svc that today's planned #FalconHeavy test fire has been cancelled, they were not advised of a reschedule for tomorrow. No further details at this time.

UPDATES - americaspace.com/americaspace-l…

Pic Credit: @KillianPhoto

https://twitter.com/americaspace/status/953334461562867712
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https://twitter.com/ChrisG_NSF/status/953357152940412930

#FalconHeavy update: Confirmed via Canaveral National Seashore that KSC security informed them at noon today that the #FalconHeavy static fire was cancelled for today.  No reschedule date is available at this time.  Possible this will have to wait until the weekend as there is an Atlas V rocket launch scheduled for just after 17:00 EST on Thursday, and that will have Range priority. More info when we have it.

And a periscope. Bit windy, of course.

https://twitter.com/ChrisG_NSF/status/953355565857681408

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« Reply #96 on: Today at 07:35 PM »
According to SFN new test date is NET Friday 3 pm EST / 20:00 UTC

https://spaceflightnow.com/2018/01/09/falcon-heavy-demo-flight-preparations/

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