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


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S2 reignition

 

S2 shutdown

 

 

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Draggendrop

Deployed

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Draggendrop

Just need a health report on the payload.....fingers crossed

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anthdci

so is that a job well done as far as the payload goes? obviously it is not at it's orbit yet, but has it been put on its correct path to the orbit?

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Unobscured Vision
Just now, anthdci said:

so is that a job well done as far as the payload goes? obviously it is not at it's orbit yet, but has it been put on its correct path to the orbit?

They need the bird to check in and run its' diagnostics. Then they'll know.

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Beittil

 

I suppose Boeing and SES will come with an update on that shortly. For now, i am OFF TO BED. tata :D

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Draggendrop

Yes, we just need confirmation of payload communications with the ground station...:D

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Unobscured Vision

Niters!

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anthdci

thats a heavy item to send up with what looks like no stress at all.

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Beittil

More hearsay:

 

 

 

 

Ill wait for SpaceX and/or Elon tho!

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1 minute ago, Beittil said:

More hearsay:

 

 

 

 

Ill wait for SpaceX and/or Elon tho!

still hoping. Wouldn't be surprised if it came in hot though.

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Draggendrop

This is where densification pays off, the bugs with launching will be worked out and will seem routine with practice and acquired knowledge. :D

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Unobscured Vision

Yeah. It wouldn't shock me either, the way it was looking at the last moment.

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Draggendrop

We have lot's of launches coming up for S1 landings, this one was the "heavy lift to GTO". Hoping by next year, SpaceX will have a small collection of stages at their disposal.   :D

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Unobscured Vision

Yep, this one out of them all was the least likely to succeed. No worries.

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Draggendrop
3 minutes ago, Unobscured Vision said:

Yep, this one out of them all was the least likely to succeed. No worries.

Yes, exactly...no worries at all.....:D

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Jim K

This cracked me for some reason.

 

 

...but I'm starting to fear the longer time passes the more likely it went poof.  Oh well...they will get it and it'll become "routine". :)

 

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IsItPluggedIn

Or maybe they would have said something if it failed and they are just cleaning up the video to post a good landing?

 

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Jim K
2 minutes ago, IsItPluggedIn said:

Or maybe they would have said something if it failed and they are just cleaning up the video to post a good landing?

 

Maybe!  :D

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3 minutes ago, IsItPluggedIn said:

Or maybe they would have said something if it failed and they are just cleaning up the video to post a good landing?

 

wishful thinking to me. Looked like it was a about 10 meters wide of the mark to me. Which would be a leg on the ship and tipped over to the Atlantic.  It's such a shame if thats the case because if it was a land based landing pad it would have been absolutely fine.

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