Author Topic: SpaceX F9 : Bangabandhu-1 : KSC 39A : May 11, 2018 : Updates  (Read 124484 times)

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Rollout pic from Elon:


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Rachel has left port.
https://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/home/centerx:-80.564/centery:28.409/zoom:12

I don't see OCISLY on the orlandoprincess.com webcam.
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Rachel has left port.
https://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/home/centerx:-80.564/centery:28.409/zoom:12

I don't see OCISLY on the orlandoprincess.com webcam.
Yep, OCISLY was in tow via the webcam which shall not be named.
« Last Edit: 05/03/2018 10:21 PM by Michael Baylor »

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@SpaceX #Block5 #Falcon9 on the @NASAKennedy  Pad 39-A ahead of tomorrow's static fire test. Harsh late afternoon sun directly behind it, sorry. Blacks and shadows pushed to bring out some detail.

#photography #Space #rocketry

https://twitter.com/spiel2001/status/992169116323770368

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New NOTAMs were released about an hour ago, apparently confirming the May 7 window with a backup on May 8.
https://www.reddit.com/r/spacex/comments/8624iq/bangabandhu1_launch_campaign_thread/dyeqogp/

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Rollout pic from Elon:

Source for that: (per my sig :) )

https://www.instagram.com/p/BiVG1svA9Yd/

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Falcon 9 Block 5 rolling out to the launch pad
« Last Edit: 05/04/2018 03:18 AM by ChrisC »
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SpaceX’s first upgraded Falcon 9 Block 5 rocket has been raised vertical at pad 39A in preparation for a hotfire test. spaceflightnow.com/2018/05/03/fal…

https://twitter.com/spaceflightnow/status/992342387325259776

Edit to add: much better picture

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The operation to lift the Falcon 9 into the vertical position was completed much later than originally planned. It is not yet clear how this delay might affect today's planned engine test firing: spaceflightnow.com/2018/05/03/fal…`

https://twitter.com/spaceflightnow/status/992350451441029120
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I could also add SpaceX Mission 1418 Bangabandhu-1 Launch Hazard Areas based on issued NOTMAR and NOTAM.
Active on Monday May 07 in window between 20:01-23:15 UTC. Alternatively May 08 in window 20:03-23:15 UTC
Planned droneship position of B1046 Block 5 recovery is 611km downrange.

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@SpaceX #Falcon9 #Block5 (full frame) on @NASAKennedy Pad 39A fit today's static fire test

#photography #Space #rocketry

https://twitter.com/spiel2001/status/992383259752501248

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As promised, @SpaceX first #Falcon9 #Block5 on @NASAKennedy  Pad 39A ahead of today's static fire test

#photography #Space #rocketry

https://twitter.com/spiel2001/status/992379866237546497

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One more:

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Close-up of the upper half of the @SpaceX #Falcon9 #Block5 on @NASAKennedy  Pad 39-A for today's static fire test

#photography #Space #rocketry

https://twitter.com/spiel2001/status/992384221703491584

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Close-up of the lower half of the @SpaceX #Falcon9 #Block5 on @NASAKennedy  Pad 39-A for today's static fire test

#photography #Space #rocketry

https://twitter.com/spiel2001/status/992384749451796481

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Hey Scott! Here's a panorama of your upper and lower images combined! If you want help on how to do this, would be happy to!

https://twitter.com/trevormahlmann/status/992416604775501825

HI-RES LINK:

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I've merged the images taken by @spiel2001 and into a glorious 60 megapixel panorama!
https://twitter.com/craig_vg/status/992417638130307072?s=21

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Full image here:

i.imgur.com/Gh3eXhS.jpg
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Launch weather forecast, 70% GO:

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Launch day probability of violating launch weather constraints: 30%
Primary concern(s): Cumulus Cloud Rule, Thick Cloud Layer Rule
 
Delay day probability of violating launch weather constraints: 20%
Primary concern(s): Anvil Cloud Rule, Cumulus Cloud Rule

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Window for the test opens (long window remember) in 90 minutes. Next update will be the observation of venting.

We have Chris G on site to keep an eye on that.

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https://twitter.com/ChrisG_NSF/status/992418989870604289

And Chris is going to webcast it like he did for Falcon Heavy :)

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6pm NET. 
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A hotfire test of SpaceX’s upgraded Falcon 9 rocket, known as the Block 5, at the Kennedy Space Center is currently scheduled at 6pm EDT (2200 GMT).

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Venting!!!!! #SpaceX #Falcon9 #Block5 #Bangabandhu1

https://twitter.com/chrisg_nsf/status/992514071156191232

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So this won’t happen at 6p ET. If the venting we saw earlier is an indication, we should be aiming for around 6:30p ET now... IF everything is going to plan. #SpaceX #Falcon9 #Block5 #Bangabandhu1

https://twitter.com/chrisg_nsf/status/992523603978670081

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On location at the cape, block 5 TEL venting but booster is not frosty...yet. Window closes at 8pm 🤞 @Teslarati #SpaceX #falcon9 #block5

https://twitter.com/_tomcross_/status/992528151707340800

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So IF this is going to happen by the end of the window at 8p ET, we would need to be into RP-1 Kerosene load at this time. #SpaceX #Falcon9 #Block5 #Bangabandhu1

https://twitter.com/chrisg_nsf/status/992537364181540864

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Big VENT from the rocket!!!!! #SpaceX #Falcon9 #Block5 #Bangabandhu1

https://twitter.com/chrisg_nsf/status/992540655892226048

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