Author Topic: SpaceX Falcon 9 : PAZ & Microsat 2a/2b : SLC-4E Vandy - UPDATES - Feb 22, 2018  (Read 86415 times)

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Made it back from space and fairing parafoil just deployed. Now trying to catch it ...
6:32 AM - 22 Feb 2018
https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/966682218411143169
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Made it back from space and fairing parafoil just deployed. Now trying to catch it ...

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/966682218411143169

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From SF Bay Area, Scott Manley on Twitter:
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And here's a video I took from my house - 230 miles away from the launch site:

https://twitter.com/DJSnM/status/966684485457625090

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Launches attended: Worldview-4 (Atlas V 401), Iridium NEXT Flight 1 (Falcon 9 FT), PAZ+Starlink (Falcon 9 FT)

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Another look inside the fairing.

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Missed by a few hundred meters, but fairing landed intact in water. Should be able catch it with slightly bigger chutes to slow down descent.

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/966692641533390848

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Fairing floating in the water.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BfgRX-lgIt6/

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First two Starlink demo satellites, called Tintin A & B, deployed and communicating to Earth stations

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/966703261699854336

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First two Starlink demo satellites, called Tintin A & B, deployed and communicating to Earth stations

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/966703261699854336

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Tintin A & B will attempt to beam “hello world” in about 22 hours when they pass near LA

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/966706193560305664

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Don’t tell anyone, but the wifi password is “martians”
https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/966706924124188672

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That was a DM, right?
https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/966707038095986688
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I just moved to Los Angeles last month, so had to take advantage of seeing my first launch, I barely made it to the beach in time to see the rocket coming over the mountains, but I did get MECO, Stage Separation, and Fairing Deployment.

Sorry for the shaky footage, shot by hand on my small Sony mirrorless.
 
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Just congratulated 2 extremely thrilled #PAZ team members in the lobby of my hotel near Vandenberg. Happy client! @elonmusk #spaceX

https://twitter.com/w00ki33/status/966716704188375040

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Some launch photos published by VAFB

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4 objects have been cataloged by USSTRATCOM

2018-020A/43215 in 499 x 518 km x 97.46° (Paz?)
2018-020B/43216 in 495 x 516 km x 97.46° (Tintin A?)
2018-020C/43217 in 497 x 517 km x 97.46° (Tintin B?)
2018-020D/43218 in 211 x 517 km x 97.27 (F9 2nd stage)

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GOLDEN GATE NATIONAL RECREATION AREA
Falcon 9 Launch over San Francisco


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9BAg4bQCN0?t=001

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SPACEX FALCON 9 rocket launch with PAZ satellite, Vandenburg AFB Feb 22 2018, 0618h

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_lCh1X92Js?t=001

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SpaceX Falcon 9 PAZ Mission 2-22-2018 Launch

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgceYmERqdQ?t=001

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