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Posted 29 September 2013 - 08:10

There are reports that American Islander is towing something, and that American Spirit is also underway.


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Posted 29 September 2013 - 13:01


Everything is on schedule for today's launch of the Falcon 9 v1.1 / CASSIOPE mission. Checkouts have proceeded to where propellants are being loaded.

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Posted 29 September 2013 - 13:39

Remember: the F9 v1.1 / CASSIOPE launch is being LiveStreamed here-

http://new.livestream.com/spacex/F9-6

THIS IS A TEST LAUNCH of F9 v1.1 - CASSIOPE is getting a cheap ride in exchange for the added risk.

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Posted 29 September 2013 - 13:58

SpaceX says the webcast will start about 40 minutes before launch and continue through SECO (second stage cutoff), about 10 minutes into the flight.

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Posted 29 September 2013 - 14:37

Livestream at 08:15 PDT, 11:15 EDT.

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Posted 29 September 2013 - 15:17

Livestream has begun!

Elon's jet has taken off to chase the boosters return.

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Posted 29 September 2013 - 15:31

T-23 minutes and all's well including the weather.

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Posted 29 September 2013 - 15:57

T-2:30 minutes. GORGEOUS!!

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Posted 29 September 2013 - 15:59

1 minute!

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Posted 29 September 2013 - 16:02

LIFTOFF!!!

BEAUTIFUL LAUNCH!!

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Posted 29 September 2013 - 16:02

Yeah that was great



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Posted 29 September 2013 - 16:03

Separation and 2 stage ignition

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Posted 29 September 2013 - 16:10

First stage re-ignition!

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Posted 29 September 2013 - 16:12

Loss of 2nd stage signal at Vandenberg - normal. Waiting to hear about first stage, but there was cheering at Mission Control.

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Posted 29 September 2013 - 16:15

Mission Control reports a perfect flight so far - right down the middle.



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