Author Topic: SpaceX F9 : Iridium NEXT Flight 8 : Jan. 11, 2019 : Vandenberg - DISCUSSION  (Read 30739 times)

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Re: discussion up-thread: Brian Webb published apparently old information.

From the launch update thread:
Launch is Friday, January 11 morning PST, and the weather forecast is improving.
Back-up launch is Saturday, January 12 morning PST.

https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=47088.msg1898233#msg1898233
and
https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=47088.msg1898320#msg1898320
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Just for confirmation, the 60% weather does include ground winds but doesn't include high-altitude wind, correct?

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Just for confirmation, the 60% weather does include ground winds but doesn't include high-altitude wind, correct?
Correct.
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I happen to be in Irvine CA for business and looking for a spot to maybe get a chance to see this launch from around the area, does anyone know of any locations around about an hour from here where I could get a decent view for this launch?

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I happen to be in Irvine CA for business and looking for a spot to maybe get a chance to see this launch from around the area, does anyone know of any locations around about an hour from here where I could get a decent view for this launch?

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It may be too light out for a good view, but I have watched a few launches from Canyon View Park off of San Joaquin Road in Newport Beach.

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I happen to be in Irvine CA for business and looking for a spot to maybe get a chance to see this launch from around the area, does anyone know of any locations around about an hour from here where I could get a decent view for this launch?

It may be too light out for a good view, but I have watched a few launches from Canyon View Park off of San Joaquin Road in Newport Beach.

Yep, sunrise in the LA area on Jan. 11th will be right about 7AM.  Launch is scheduled for 7:31AM.  So, lighting conditions won't be dark enough for it to be great launch viewing even if the weather cooperates.  But you can only get what's on offer, so good luck techdude.
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Is there any news on the grid fin's hydraulics fix/upgrade?

[edit] upgrade. Fins worked just fine last time:
« Last Edit: 01/10/2019 03:38 pm by HVM »

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With the 11 Jan launch now just 12 hours away, it seems a bit odd that there has been no link to the launch webcast yet. 

I just looked on spacex.com and it seems it is simply not yet posted.

Is this abnormal timing for SpqceX/Iridium?
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With the 11 Jan launch now just 12 hours away, it seems a bit odd that there has been no link to the launch webcast yet. 

I just looked on spacex.com and it seems it is simply not yet posted.

Is this abnormal timing for SpqceX/Iridium?
14 1/2 hours away, isn't it?
« Last Edit: 01/10/2019 11:53 pm by Nomadd »
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You are correct.  I seem to be working in the medieval time frame of quarter and half days.   ;D
Re arguments from authority on NSF:  "no one is exempt from error, and errors of authority are usually the worst kind.  Taking your word for things without question is no different than a bracket design not being tested because the designer was an old hand."
"You would actually save yourself time and effort if you were to use evidence and logic to make your points instead of wrapping yourself in the royal mantle of authority.  The approach only works on sheep, not inquisitive, intelligent people."

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With the 11 Jan launch now just 12 hours away, it seems a bit odd that there has been no link to the launch webcast yet. 

I just looked on spacex.com and it seems it is simply not yet posted.

Is this abnormal timing for SpqceX/Iridium?

https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=47088.msg1899295#msg1899295

Posted earlier today in the update thread.

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With the 11 Jan launch now just 12 hours away, it seems a bit odd that there has been no link to the launch webcast yet. 

I just looked on spacex.com and it seems it is simply not yet posted.

Is this abnormal timing for SpqceX/Iridium?

The best way to view the webcast link is to use http://www.spacex.com/webcast
[I'm deliberately just quoting the address in case you weren't aware of it].

Frequently though not always that is the earliest way to see the webcast.
I don't remember where I saw that the webcast was up but I was viewing it some hours before your post.

The "watch live" link on the spacex home page and the link on youtube usually come after the webcast link.

Hope that helps

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SpaceX finally posted a link an hour or so ago. 

Re arguments from authority on NSF:  "no one is exempt from error, and errors of authority are usually the worst kind.  Taking your word for things without question is no different than a bracket design not being tested because the designer was an old hand."
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During our remote camera setup, no photos was permitted until the F9 was in UP position which takes about 10 minutes while the lighting condition was fading away fast.

Why was that, if I may ask?
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During our remote camera setup, no photos was permitted until the F9 was in UP position which takes about 10 minutes while the lighting condition was fading away fast.

Why was that, if I may ask?

Same question. Also someone else mentioned it was not allowed to take photos from the front, only from the back. Why?

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Weather looks beautiful. Everything good so far!
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Did they let Matt Desch say "go for launch"? and final count!

edit to add: confirmed by Innsprucker
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Obligatory cutlery drop in the SpaceX canteen.

That landing looks to be very much dead centre, remarkable!

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