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Re: SpaceX's Mr. Steven, the FSV fairing catcher
« Reply #260 on: 02/10/2019 10:17 pm »
Mr. Steven has rounded past miami and has its current ETA as 3 am tomorrow morning:

https://twitter.com/SpaceXFleet/status/1094726673327628289

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Mr Steven is still proceeding well and has sped up further on the  approach past Miami. The ship could arrive in Port Canaveral from 3am EST tomorrow - 9.5 hours from now.
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Re: SpaceX's Mr. Steven, the FSV fairing catcher
« Reply #261 on: 02/11/2019 08:22 am »
Mr Steven has just entered Port Canaveral.

Edit to add:

https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/1094888518214656000

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WELCOME BACK MR STEVEN! ⚓

The East Coast Fleet welcomes Mr Steven back to Cargo Pier Six. The Captain just said good morning to the @CanaveralPilots over radio.#SpaceXFleet

https://twitter.com/spacecoast_stve/status/1094889316424343552

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Whoís this sneakin into @PortCanaveral under the cover of darkness? @w00ki33, I think you may know him. @SpaceXFleet

Further edit for more pics:

https://twitter.com/spacecoast_stve/status/1094898656724074496

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#MrStevenís new home next to #OCISLY in @PortCanaveral. Canít wait to see it with the arms/net attached! @SpaceXFleet
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Re: SpaceX's Mr. Steven, the FSV fairing catcher
« Reply #262 on: 02/11/2019 01:00 pm »
https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/1094959026536935425

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Good morning Mr Steven Welcome home! #SpaceXFleet

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Re: SpaceX's Mr. Steven, the FSV fairing catcher
« Reply #263 on: 02/11/2019 01:30 pm »
Unloading already underway:

https://twitter.com/_TomCross_/status/1094966141854863364

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Mr. Steven arrived before sunrise early this morning @PortCanaveral. Crew is placing the arms next to the ship. #MrSteven #SpaceXFleet

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Re: SpaceX's Mr. Steven, the FSV fairing catcher
« Reply #264 on: 02/11/2019 02:19 pm »
Wow, that thing really motors.

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Re: SpaceX's Mr. Steven, the FSV fairing catcher
« Reply #265 on: 02/11/2019 02:38 pm »
Wow, that thing really motors.

For the record, having departed late on Jan 28th*, she took just over 13 days from west coast to east coast.

* If I knew how to suppress auto-embed of twitter links, I'd point to the source.  Here's the NSF record of it.
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Re: SpaceX's Mr. Steven, the FSV fairing catcher
« Reply #266 on: 02/11/2019 04:54 pm »
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Re: SpaceX's Mr. Steven, the FSV fairing catcher
« Reply #267 on: 02/11/2019 11:12 pm »
I stopped at the Port tonight to get a few pictures of Mr Steven.

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Re: SpaceX's Mr. Steven, the FSV fairing catcher
« Reply #268 on: 02/12/2019 03:01 pm »
I stopped at the Port tonight to get a few pictures of Mr Steven.

Great photos, thank you. I just noticed Mr Steven's arms neatly laid on the dock by the stern on the left of the first photo.

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Re: SpaceX's Mr. Steven, the FSV fairing catcher
« Reply #269 on: 02/12/2019 03:29 pm »
I have a theory about the 2 fairings that made the voyage with Mr. Steven:

One of 2 things could happen to them:

1. They are just for drop tests and practices, and i am in over my head, or:
2. They are the SSO-A fairings and have made the voyage to the Cape to be reused on a future flight, for those who may have forgotten, the SSO-A fairings are the ones that, according to Elon, will be washed up and reflown

So yeah, these are my 2 theories.
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Re: SpaceX's Mr. Steven, the FSV fairing catcher
« Reply #270 on: 02/13/2019 08:27 pm »
https://twitter.com/bradismrbeefy/status/1095794504601350146

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@SpaceXFleet I see #MrSteven with his arms out today. @spacecoast_stve sends his regards.

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Re: SpaceX's Mr. Steven, the FSV fairing catcher
« Reply #271 on: 02/14/2019 02:22 am »
I have a theory about the 2 fairings that made the voyage with Mr. Steven:

One of 2 things could happen to them:

1. They are just for drop tests and practices, and i am in over my head, or:
2. They are the SSO-A fairings and have made the voyage to the Cape to be reused on a future flight, for those who may have forgotten, the SSO-A fairings are the ones that, according to Elon, will be washed up and reflown

So yeah, these are my 2 theories.

Anything is possible so maybe they are the new fairings for the upcoming Falcon Heavy launch. A payload of convenience, so to speak.
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Re: SpaceX's Mr. Steven, the FSV fairing catcher
« Reply #272 on: 02/14/2019 06:01 pm »
https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/1096120462780874752

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The entire East Coast SpaceX Fleet is docked together. We are waiting to see the net go up as the arms are already in place. What a beautiful afternoon in @PortCanaveral. #SpaceXFleet @SpaceX

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Re: SpaceX's Mr. Steven, the FSV fairing catcher
« Reply #273 on: 02/14/2019 09:53 pm »
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Look who just raised the net!!! Mr Steven in true from in @PortCanaveral. #SpaceXFleet @SpaceX #MrSteven

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Re: SpaceX's Mr. Steven, the FSV fairing catcher
« Reply #274 on: 02/15/2019 01:09 pm »
As usual, some fantastic shots by Tom Cross of the SpaceX East Coast fleet:

https://twitter.com/_TomCross_/status/1096409401647349760

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Mr. Steven joins the east coast SpaceX Fleet at Port Canaveral. Crews didnít waste any time installing his arms and net for the fairing recovery to progress.

Edit to add: a couple more from Pauline

https://twitter.com/w00ki33/status/1096410757435219970

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Mr Steven with arms freshly reattached, sitting with the rest of the SpaceX fleet yesterday @PortCanaveral.
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Re: SpaceX's Mr. Steven, the FSV fairing catcher
« Reply #275 on: 02/18/2019 09:37 am »
One of those is the previously seen unfitted (and covered in "not for flight use" labels) fairing half.

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Re: SpaceX's Mr. Steven, the FSV fairing catcher
« Reply #276 on: 02/18/2019 09:19 pm »
One of those is the previously seen unfitted (and covered in "not for flight use" labels) fairing half.

Those fairing cradles look nicely varnished... a little too nicely varnished.  Is it possible these fairing are not for testing at all but destined for permanent display someplace nearby?
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Re: SpaceX's Mr. Steven, the FSV fairing catcher
« Reply #277 on: 02/18/2019 09:40 pm »
One of those is the previously seen unfitted (and covered in "not for flight use" labels) fairing half.

Those fairing cradles look nicely varnished... a little too nicely varnished.
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