Author Topic: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Telstar 18 Vantage/Apstar-5C : Sept. 10, 2018 - UPDATES  (Read 50512 times)

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#SpaceX is in the process of removing the first leg. #SpaceFlight #Falcon9

https://twitter.com/cygnusx112/status/1040255011270402048

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Removing or folding?

https://twitter.com/spacexupdates/status/1040255354737774592

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I thought I heard removing but now that you ask Iím questioning myself. Iím going back later and will know then.

https://twitter.com/cygnusx112/status/1040256108349321217

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Definitely folding the legs on the #SpaceX booster.

https://twitter.com/cygnusx112/status/1040265724869201921

Offline Wolfram66

Run through Adobe Lightroom to enhance visibility to where the leg lift cables attach to the cap.

looks like the wires attach to the corners perpendicular to leg being lifted...

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It seems that the leg has been put down. They are still testing it.

https://twitter.com/Cygnusx112/status/1040294095242096641


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« Last Edit: 09/13/2018 09:29 pm by Michael Baylor »

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No leg action yet today but a nice view:

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A different shot of the #Falcon9 booster with the VAB photobombing it. #SpaceX

https://twitter.com/cygnusx112/status/1040612350724845568

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They disconnected the pully from the leg which was raised up. Perhaps a sign that they don't intent to lower it again?
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1st Landingleg flush at
#Falcon9 core 2nd time!After AM retract,crews lowered 115pm,then raised again 445pm.Many pauses 2 evaluate/touch leg.Op done 615pm.Then disconnect hoist cable from leg leading 2 cap pully. @SpaceX
https://twitter.com/ken_kremer/status/1040584450801913856

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Still just the one leg fully stowed as of about 1pm local time at Port Canaveral, per Ken Kremer.

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1Leg up,3Legs down:No change since last night @SpaceX #Falcon9 recovered/landed 1ststage booster #Telstar18v Sep10 launch.Sailed @PortCanaveral Sep12.Crew evaluating best way retract landinglegs after 2x90min long ops yesterday w/Booster Lift/Leg Retract Device [email protected]_kremer

https://twitter.com/ken_kremer/status/1040644911891132417


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....aaaaand the leg is back down again per our friend, SpaceGal:-\

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Ummm 24 mins later this is what it looks like!

https://twitter.com/murphypak/status/1040652202409385989

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One first landing leg has been removed! #SpaceX #Falcon9

https://twitter.com/cygnusx112/status/1040657128585875457

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The second strut has been removed and is hanging from the yellow boom. #SpaceX

https://twitter.com/cygnusx112/status/1040662330038730753

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Just watched them lift the first landing foot. #SpaceX

https://twitter.com/cygnusx112/status/1040664559055511552
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All 4 legs have been removed and currently they are still doing work.

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Rocket is going horizontal!

(From the Orlando princess webcam)
"The Falcon has landed"

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Now horizontal! Next step will be to lower it on to the booster transporter.
"The Falcon has landed"

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Now sitting on the transporter!
"The Falcon has landed"

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Perfect timing this morning as the move started 2 minutes after I arrived. I have some video Iíll post later.

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The @SpaceX #Telstar18v booster is leaving Port Canaveral to go back to the hangar in preparation for it's next launch.

https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/1041023637694963712

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Now legless #Falcon9 recovered booster lowered horizontal this morning onto transporter.Booster Lift/Leg Retraction Device #BLLRD cap removed by crane crews. Mounting rings attached for transport to Cape Canaveral #CCAFS.  From #SpaceX #Telstar18v launch Sep. Credit: @ken_kremer

https://twitter.com/ken_kremer/status/1041023452847718401

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The booster moving on 401.

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