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SpaceX Falcon Heavy (updates & maiden flight)

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Unobscured Vision    2,682

I think it'll be February before they do a static fire. SpaceX are handling this one very, very carefully.

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DocM    16,681

 

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+rdlenk    154

Ha, I was down there at the dock when this helicopter was flying around. I had a feeling it was taking pictures of the droneship.

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DocM    16,681

The NSF Air Corps and other fans are always watching :yes: 

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DocM    16,681

3000x2000 hires beauty pics of Falcon Heavy. Note the vehicles for scale.

 

Absolutely desktop background quality.

 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/spacex/
 

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DocM    16,681

Static fire next week.

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Unobscured Vision    2,682

Awesome, they're ahead of timetables then. Guess 39A didn't need any adjustments after all. :yes: 

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Beittil    584

It did need them, but they were done during downtime which saved the need for a single 6 week closure as was expected earlier last year. 

 

It was much like the RSS disappearing bit by bit in between launches. 

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DocM    16,681

I'm expecting the cladding may go up with the crew access arm. That or when they add the extra levels and vertical integration hammerhead crane.

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Skiver    1,960

Now that Zuma is away, can we expect the static test of this on Wednesday?

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DocM    16,681

Anytime from then through the weekend, it depends on how things go at LC-39A.

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DocM    16,681

ROLLOUT!!

 

 

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anthdci    228
1 hour ago, DocM said:

ROLLOUT!!

 

 

I thought it was already on the pad?

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DocM    16,681

It was just a fittings check, then it rolled back in while the All Hands team worked ZUMA. The paper chase continued with FH protected from the elements.

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DocM    16,681

 

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DocM    16,681

 

 

We have a static fire window

 

 

 

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anthdci    228

Had a pop up saying pending successful static fire they are looking at the 25th. Literally the last day I’m in Florida. Any slip and I’ll miss it. I’ve got no chance :-(

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DocM    16,681

Emre Kelly ✓ @EmreKelly - Florida Today 
Looks like #FalconHeavy test fire rescheduled for Thursday. SpaceX still has the same window to briefly fire 27 Merlin engines: 1300 to 1900 ET.

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Beittil    584

I haven't seen NSF confirm this yet though, or other reporters. 

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DocM    16,681

Wet Dress Rehersal done, something tripped an abort so they're calling it a day. Next try Friday.

 

 

 

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DocM    16,681

Talk of a hold down clamp needing work.  Vehicle horizontal. 

 

 

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