Falcon 9: SES-9 commsat rides first Enhanced F9 (mission)


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DocM

Livestream reports 26 minutes to the  webcast. Looks like they're using some of the window.

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Draggendrop

Florida coast, from Tim Kopra, 1 hour ago...

 

https://twitter.com/astro_tim/

 

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#Florida -- looks like there are several small forest fires throughout the state. @Space_Station 

 

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DocM

Sounds like the webcast goes live at T-10m

 

They want the tanks to.fill just before T-0 so its as cold as possible. A new sequence. Target is LOX temp of 66°K.

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DocM

Internal power

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DocM

Good upper altitude winds. That was the sole weather concern.

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Jim K

Dangit

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DocM

Hold. Range safety.

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DocM

Sounds like some goober in a boat.

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Jim K
3 minutes ago, DocM said:

Sounds like some goober in a boat.

Probably Jeff Bezos.

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Draggendrop

/s    Where's a destroyer when you need one....?

 

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Draggendrop

They may not be able to keep temp's low for much longer...may have to scrub or launch with no recovery....

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DocM

Meh, an Apache or A-10 would be more fun 

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Jim K
7 minutes ago, xendrome said:

It's probably this one that was heading to Jacksonville  - http://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/details/ships/shipid:455232/mmsi:368769000/imo:8314158/vessel:GIANELLA

 

Route takes them right through the danger zone... like a highway almost :o

So..let's say it is this ship. Can they be fined if SpaceX has to scrub?

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Looks like the count is set for 00:21 UTC, and monitoring......they are pushing the temp loss....count running...but, may not launch still. 

 

note/   that's a 30 min sit for temp increases

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DocM

I'd say there's a civil case as a launch day costs about $500k minimum. As to what the USCG does, dunno. I imagine he could be cited.

 

Count resumed, pending the idiot clearing the zone.

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Notice to Airmen and Mariners are issued by respective offices, it is up to those in the operations of their vessels and aircraft to be aware. This is serious and fines should also be imposed, as well as a situation review with offenders.

 

Some one is going to have a bad day.

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DocM

The ship's not answering CG helo's hails. 

 

Strongback retracted.

 

Abort

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Jim K

Sweet.  Looks like she is isn't going.

 

Edit...Dangit!!!!

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Draggendrop

Deluge water was turned on, ignition started and a small sputter then auto shutdown. We still have tomorrow. I will look up some "gremlin" removal chant's.

 

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