Author Topic: SpaceX's Mr. Steven, the FSV fairing catcher  (Read 82078 times)

Offline Inoeth

Re: SpaceX's Mr. Steven, the FSV fairing catcher
« Reply #280 on: 02/21/2019 05:21 pm »
unfortunately it looks like the waves are rough at the landing site and Mr Steven has reportedly turned around... looks like unless we get a 24hr scrub, there won't be an attempt to catch the fairing during tonight's launch... Given that the next launch is DM 1 with no fairing, i guess the next fairing catch attempt will the FH Arabsat mission in mid-late March (when that launches is likely entirely up to when DM 1 gets off the pad as both fly from 39a)

Offline Paul_G

Re: SpaceX's Mr. Steven, the FSV fairing catcher
« Reply #281 on: 02/22/2019 06:58 pm »
This sounds quite dramatic:

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BREAKING: Mr Steven returned to Port Canaveral at 4am this morning local time with only 2 arms installed. The ship looks to have suffered damage at sea. Cranes are attending to the ship in port now. Photo today taken by @spacenut59 showing them removing the rest of the structure.

https://twitter.com/spacexfleet/status/1099025355749363712?s
« Last Edit: 02/22/2019 07:00 pm by Paul_G »

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Re: SpaceX's Mr. Steven, the FSV fairing catcher
« Reply #282 on: 02/22/2019 06:59 pm »
https://twitter.com/SpaceXFleet/status/1099025355749363712
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BREAKING: Mr Steven returned to Port Canaveral at 4am this morning local time with only 2 arms installed. The ship looks to have suffered damage at sea. Cranes are attending to the ship in port now. Photo today taken by @spacenut59 showing them removing the rest of the structure.
« Last Edit: 02/22/2019 06:59 pm by ChrisC »
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Re: SpaceX's Mr. Steven, the FSV fairing catcher
« Reply #283 on: 04/15/2019 12:05 am »
unfortunately it looks like the waves are rough at the landing site and Mr Steven has reportedly turned around... looks like unless we get a 24hr scrub, there won't be an attempt to catch the fairing during tonight's launch... Given that the next launch is DM 1 with no fairing, i guess the next fairing catch attempt will the FH Arabsat mission in mid-late March (when that launches is likely entirely up to when DM 1 gets off the pad as both fly from 39a)

So, Mr Steven didn't get a ticket to the Arabsat party?

Hearing that both fairings were recovered by other vessels.  After all the effort that was put in and the long sea voyage to be ready for the big event, maybe Mr Steven's services are no longer required. :(

 
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Re: SpaceX's Mr. Steven, the FSV fairing catcher
« Reply #284 on: 04/15/2019 02:41 am »
FYI, fairing recovery (and by extension, Mr. Steven) is also being discussed here, including recently regarding the FH Arabsat-6 mission:
https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=37727.msg1932614#msg1932614
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