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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : GovSat-1 (SES-16) : Jan 31. 2018 - UPDATES
« Reply #180 on: 02/01/2018 05:58 PM »
You can't keep a good rocket down!

Congratulations to all involved!

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : GovSat-1 (SES-16) : Jan 31. 2018 - UPDATES
« Reply #181 on: 02/01/2018 09:51 PM »
Yet more images from SpaceX

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : GovSat-1 (SES-16) : Jan 31. 2018 - UPDATES
« Reply #182 on: 02/02/2018 12:52 AM »
Hmm... no orbital data published

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : GovSat-1 (SES-16) : Jan 31. 2018 - UPDATES
« Reply #183 on: 02/02/2018 05:02 AM »
4K video of SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launching the GovSat1 satellite.


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Published on Feb 1, 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvP2-fB3BUk?t=001

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : GovSat-1 (SES-16) : Jan 31. 2018 - UPDATES
« Reply #184 on: 02/03/2018 06:10 AM »
According to MarineTraffic.com Go Quest is currently about 9 NM east of Port Canaveral doing a bit over 7 kts. So won’t be long before we know whether the booster the refused to be expended has made it back or not.

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : GovSat-1 (SES-16) : Jan 31. 2018 - UPDATES
« Reply #185 on: 02/03/2018 07:27 AM »
Go Quest is now in the port, a few hundred metres from usual SpaceX berth

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : GovSat-1 (SES-16) : Jan 31. 2018 - UPDATES
« Reply #186 on: 02/05/2018 05:57 AM »
https://twitter.com/CowboyDanPaasch/status/960385808086822913

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Re-enforcement's on site, off the Bahamas, per #SpaceX's very likely tow of a spent, but unexpectedly survived, 30-ton rocket core back to port. #GovSat1 #SpaceX

Go Searcher has been moving very slowly toward the Bahamas, and it looks to be meeting up with a larger ship about 70 miles from Marsh Harbor now.

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : GovSat-1 (SES-16) : Jan 31. 2018 - UPDATES
« Reply #187 on: 02/05/2018 10:44 PM »
Update on Go Searcher - After the rendezvous with the other ship it has been making a normal 7 knots toward Port Canaveral.

Edit: The tug Manisee appears to have met up with Go Searcher and is arriving near Marsh Harbor now at 7.5 knots.  Does 7.5 knots seem too fast for a successful recovery?

https://twitter.com/CowboyDanPaasch/status/960663935962755072

https://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/home/shipid:442006/zoom:10
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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : GovSat-1 (SES-16) : Jan 31. 2018 - UPDATES
« Reply #188 on: 02/06/2018 12:17 AM »
Do we have any intelligence assets in the Bahamas that can get us some VisInt?
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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : GovSat-1 (SES-16) : Jan 31. 2018 - UPDATES
« Reply #189 on: 02/06/2018 03:13 AM »
Do we have any intelligence assets in the Bahamas that can get us some VisInt?
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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : GovSat-1 (SES-16) : Jan 31. 2018 - UPDATES
« Reply #190 on: 02/06/2018 05:31 AM »
Go Searcher now tracking from onshore Cape AIS receivers at vesselfinder:

https://www.vesselfinder.com/?imo=9591648
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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : GovSat-1 (SES-16) : Jan 31. 2018 - UPDATES
« Reply #191 on: 02/06/2018 06:31 AM »
Edit: The tug Manisee appears to have met up with Go Searcher and is arriving near Marsh Harbor now at 7.5 knots.  Does 7.5 knots seem too fast for a successful recovery?

The presence of a second vessel does suggest to me that they are towing something; whether or not it's intact is another issue altogether.
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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : GovSat-1 (SES-16) : Jan 31. 2018 - UPDATES
« Reply #192 on: 02/06/2018 08:34 AM »
GO Searcher just averaged 6 knots down the length of the channel in Port Canaveral...  ???

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And has just (4:45 EST) come to a full stop pier-side NW of where OCISLY is parked on her days off...  ;)
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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : GovSat-1 (SES-16) : Jan 31. 2018 - UPDATES
« Reply #193 on: 02/06/2018 03:05 PM »
And still sitting there.  So no role in FH, apparently.  I guess not terribly surprising there's no fairing recovery attempt this mission.

NSF eyes on Go Searcher:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=44587.msg1783364.msg#1783364
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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : GovSat-1 (SES-16) : Jan 31. 2018 - UPDATES
« Reply #194 on: 02/08/2018 11:07 AM »
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Whatever the case, trusted anonymous sources have confirmed to AmericaSpace that the U.S. Air Force carried out an air strike to blow up the floating booster.
http://www.americaspace.com/2018/02/08/air-force-strike-takes-out-spacexs-floating-govsat-booster/

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : GovSat-1 (SES-16) : Jan 31. 2018 - UPDATES
« Reply #195 on: 02/08/2018 02:25 PM »
Confirmed.  It was destroyed.  There was no safe way to tow it back without risk to land, sea, and people.

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : GovSat-1 (SES-16) : Jan 31. 2018 - UPDATES
« Reply #196 on: 02/08/2018 07:20 PM »
Confirmed.  It was destroyed.  There was no safe way to tow it back without risk to land, sea, and people.
Did you confirm the "it was destroyed" part or the "USAF air strike" part?  The latter is the sensational part of this story.

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : GovSat-1 (SES-16) : Jan 31. 2018 - UPDATES
« Reply #197 on: 02/08/2018 08:12 PM »
Confirmed.  It was destroyed.  There was no safe way to tow it back without risk to land, sea, and people.
Did you confirm the "it was destroyed" part or the "USAF air strike" part?  The latter is the sensational part of this story.

ChrisG goes into more detail here.

https://mobile.twitter.com/ChrisG_NSF/status/961622795900866561

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : GovSat-1 (SES-16) : Jan 31. 2018 - UPDATES
« Reply #198 on: 02/09/2018 09:00 PM »
Well, it seems that we have some contradictory reports now.

https://twitter.com/EmreKelly/status/962079238361894914
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Statement from SpaceX on reports surrounding #GovSat1 booster:

“Reports that the Air Force was involved in SpaceX’s recovery efforts are categorically false.”
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GO for launch, GO for age of reflight

It broke apart on its own.

https://twitter.com/EmreKelly/status/962089727871643649

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Full SpaceX statement on #GovSat1: “While the Falcon 9 first stage for the GovSat-1 mission was expendable, it initially survived splashdown in the Atlantic Ocean. However, the stage broke apart before we could complete an unplanned recovery effort for this mission.”

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