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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

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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).

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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.

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(Avoids people on various devices and screens knocking on my door, complaining that this site has ruined their Friday because a picture was too big on their screen ;D - PPS If anyone with SMF knowledge knows how to make this forum autodisplay the Twitter URL as a tweet, like this forum does for youtube links, PM me)
« Last Edit: 12/29/2017 06:20 PM by Chris Bergin »

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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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« Last Edit: 01/03/2018 01:31 AM by Flying Beaver »
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Re: SpaceX FH : Falcon Heavy Demo : Early 2018 : Updates
« Reply #48 on: 01/03/2018 06:33 AM »

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Re: SpaceX FH : Falcon Heavy Demo : Early 2018 : Updates
« 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.
« Last Edit: 01/04/2018 11:25 PM by Craig_VG »

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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

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Re: SpaceX FH : Falcon Heavy Demo : Early 2018 : Updates
« Reply #51 on: 01/08/2018 03:22 PM »
Heavy is on its way back out of the hanger

Source:
Susan on Twitter
(https://twitter.com/Luindriel/status/950394168404258817)

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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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Re: SpaceX FH : Falcon Heavy Demo : Early 2018 : Updates
« 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 »
"The Falcon has landed"

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Re: SpaceX FH : Falcon Heavy Demo : Early 2018 : Updates
« 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
« Last Edit: 01/08/2018 11:16 PM by vaporcobra »

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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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