Falcon9: SES-10 commsat


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Unobscured Vision    2,692

Trying to find the live Conference, or at least a video of it. Reading bits on NSF ... and yeah. Gonna be an interesting year. :D:yes: 

 

Musk: Falcon Heavy is a "high-risk" flight. Calling it "Falcon-27" sounded too scary.

 

And booyah on S2 reuse ... we knew that would be the next boogeyman to vanquish at SpaceX. Going to be 24x the difficulty that an S1 recovery is. There's a LOT more that happens more quickly and at way higher energies (12~24x, to be exact). If anyone can pull it off it'll be them.

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DocM    16,963

(SES CTO) Martin: After SES-8, I predicted [aerospace industry] people would be shaking in their boots, and they are today.

 

Ya damn skippy they are!!

 

FB stream from earlier

 

 

 

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DocM    16,963

YouTube mirror of the FB presser stream

 

 

 

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DocM    16,963

Hello....

 

May have sustained damage at some point; landing, retrieval etc., but then without the "bouncy castle" this is like the early Falcon 9 water landings.

 

 

More pix, 

 

 

 

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bguy_1986    369

I've never really heard anything about Optimus or whatever they are calling it now.  Did that work well?  Any pictures or video of it?

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Beittil    584

I don't think it was even on board, they didn't use it that's for sure. Won't either for couple more months.

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DocM    16,963

They're still working on it. Should see action a few launches from now.

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DocM    16,963

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SpaceXer Patrick Adkins posted to the FB group that booster Falcon 9 #0021-2 will be placed in front of the SpaceX Launch Control Center at KSC.

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flyingskippy    169

That's some sturdy landing gear! 

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DocM    16,963

Yup,w something like 30 tonnes dancing across that deck :yes:

 

Youtube version

 

 

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