Author Topic: SpaceX Falcon 9 / Dragon 2 : SpX-DM1 : NET March 2, 2019: UPDATES  (Read 43398 times)

Offline Alexphysics

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Falcon 9 is rolling out to the pad for the static fire test. Very early rollout compared to what we have seen on other missions, they may want to have everything checked and re-checked for the 23rd. I wouldn't expect this to follow the usual mission timeline per NASA reviews and everything.

https://twitter.com/SpaceflightNow/status/1087582621272588288

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https://twitter.com/spaceflightnow/status/1087607771711852547

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The Falcon 9 rocket set to launch SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft next month has arrived on pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida in preparation for a static test-firing as soon as Wednesday.
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Still horizontal:

https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/1087706158876504064

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My morning check of the pad gave me a distant bird photo bombing 39A but the Falcon 9 with Dragon appears to still be horizontal. Currently located at US 1 with Playalinda being closed due to the shutdown. #SpaceX #Dragon #39A #DM1

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It's up fully

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"The Falcon has landed"

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Aerial view of KSC, you can see Falcon 9 standing proud at LC-39A with the DM-1 Crew Dragon on top in preparation for the static fire

https://twitter.com/izqomar/status/1087729670924193792
« Last Edit: 01/22/2019 02:24 pm by Alexphysics »



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KSCer and amateur photographer Scott Piel has posted two pictures of the rocket on the pad after it went vertical on the SpaceXLounge subreddit. They are not high quality since they are taken from his cell phone but they are the closest pictures we've seen of the rocket on the pad for the static fire... yet. I don't know if he's here too but if you have reddit account go and give the man a few upvotes, he usually uploads these closeup pictures when a SpaceX rocket is at 39A.

https://www.reddit.com/r/SpaceXLounge/comments/airsly/crew_dragon_on_the_pad_ahead_of_tomorrows_static/

https://www.reddit.com/r/SpaceXLounge/comments/airx7a/from_the_other_side_where_you_can_see_the_tower_a/

« Last Edit: 01/22/2019 09:43 pm by Alexphysics »

Looks as though Falcon 9 is horizontal again on the Launch pad this morning. Anyone heard the reason why? Is this part of the procedure for today? Technical issue?

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Falcon 9/Dragon 2 DM-1 Static Fire test now NET Thursday. No problem with the rocket or spacecraft, per L2.

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Going vertical again


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Assuming static fire is still go for today, Florida TOday will be live streaming the test on here:

https://livestream.com/accounts/20522137/events/8537606
"The Falcon has landed"


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