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Mr. Steven has still not departed port LA, making a fairing recovery attempt unlikely, more than likely the reason is the rough waves.

https://mobile.twitter.com/SpaceXFleet/status/1049001714689482752
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"The Falcon has landed"

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No mention of weather, I assume forecast is good:

https://twitter.com/spacex/status/1049049534729310208

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1 hour and counting.
Because the Falcon Heavy Test Flight was successful, it has inspired thousands of people to consider changing the future of space travel.

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Current view. Changing batteries on the microphone.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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Sun going down.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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ChrisG is on the phone!

L-40 minutes.
« Last Edit: 10/08/2018 01:49 AM by Steven Pietrobon »
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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I have the SpaceX media fed for the Launch Director loop up and running.

GO FOR LAUNCH AND LANDING!


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L-38 minutes. Poll for propellant load should be happening now.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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Go PROPELLANT LOADING!

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At this time, the Stage 1 LOX load and RP-1 load on both stages should have started.
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Launch auto started!

Fueling has just begun!

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T-35 minutes. Fuel and first stage LOX propellant load should be starting now.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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https://youtube.com/watch?v=vr_C6LQ7mHc

In addition to the Youtube link above, SpaceX is also offering the following live video on YT.  I don't know what the difference is.  In the past they've offered two different feeds ("camera angles") via a single YT stream.  Maybe now they've separated them into separate YT streams.  I guess we'll find out in about 15 minutes.

Edit 10:05 am:  the first link above is carrying the live coverage, and is offering the two camera angles as before.  The second stream below is still showing the Mars terraform slate.  Who knows ...

Edit 10:30am:  the second link never moved off of slate.  A mystery, and probably just an error.

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Stage 1 LOX and RP-1 flow rates are nominal.

Stage 2 RP-1 flow rates are nominal.

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T-30 minutes.
« Last Edit: 10/08/2018 01:54 AM by Steven Pietrobon »
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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Fog ?

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