Author Topic: SpaceX F9 : Iridium NEXT Flight 7 : July 25, 2018 : Vandenberg - UPDATES  (Read 45978 times)

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For posterity: the host confirms that the orange line in one the second-stage camera views is a "gasket" in the camera casing, and presents no issue (besides obscuring the wonderful view).
All aboard the HSF hype train!  Choo Choo!

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T+55 minutes. One minute 38 seconds to first separation.
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First one is away. Top middle of picture.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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Second one is away. Out of view.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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Third sat is away. Also out of view.
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Dubai AOS. Fourth sat is away.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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Fifth sat away. Out of view.
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Number six heads off.
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Solid oxygen is the white thing at the end of the pipe.

Satellite number seven is away.
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Number 8 is away. Top left of picture.
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Ninth satellite has separated.
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Apparently the control room are amused by the commentators enthusiasm, in return he thanks them for the camerawork.

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Final spacecraft separation confirmed!
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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All successfully deployed!

Great work with the coverage everyone, not least Steven!

William Graham's article:
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2018/07/spacex-seventh-iridium-launch-double-recovery/

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Wrapping up coverage.
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Next one is Merah Putih with Iridium 8 later in the year. John enjoyed to Spotify list. End of webcast.
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Thank you @SpaceX for another awesome flight!  Glad everyone enjoyed the @Spotify playlist - kudos to my team (particulary JH) for so many great choices.  Most importantly, all 10 satellites have checked in!!!  @marine_layer: we need to talk...

https://twitter.com/iridiumboss/status/1022106329475772416

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This is Iridium 7 ...

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Otherworldly: the TEL at SLC-4E popping through @Marine_layer. OMG.

Full gallery: photos.tmahlmann.com/Rockets/SpaceX…

https://twitter.com/trevormahlmann/status/1022132347125133312

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Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."

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Fog was so bad almost no photos tweeted of F9 in flight taken from launch site. Do have these fab aerial shots though:

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A #Falcon9 Block 5 pokes out of the Vandenberg fog bank this morning.  @SpaceX successfully delivered another 10 satellites on this #Iridium7 mission!

https://twitter.com/birdsnspace/status/1022183694138658817

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Different rocket, different pad, but a very similar appearance to May's Atlas InSight launch.

https://twitter.com/birdsnspace/status/1022183695782825984

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