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Falcon 9R: NROL-76 (US NRO spy satellite) mission thread

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DocM    16,534

 

 

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DocM    16,534

 

Prop load started at 0605.

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DocM    16,534

 

SpaceX webcast should start at 0655 Eastern (10:55 UTC)

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DocM    16,534

 

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DocM    16,534

Funky music

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+rdlenk    150

Made a lot of changes for the classified launch.

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DocM    16,534

S2 is different, several visible differences.

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Jim K    13,418

Booo.  Hold due to a sensor.  Retry tomorrow at same time.

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+rdlenk    150

darn :(

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DocM    16,534

Gol durn it! :angry:

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philcruicks    259

Thankfully its a bank holiday here in the UK tomorrow, so we'll all be off work to watch :)

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DocM    16,534

 

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Unobscured Vision    2,667

Launch Webcast (New Link @ YouTube):

 

 

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Unobscured Vision    2,667

I'm liking SpaceX-FM more and more lately. They've put up some new music. :yes: 

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DocM    16,534

Funky music

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Unobscured Vision    2,667

Those clouds and mid-level winds are looking a bit threatening ...

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Jim K    13,418

Beautiful liftoff ... which I was there instead of getting ready for work. :) 

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Jim K    13,418

oooo...nice camera shot.

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+John.    1,395

Those were some sweet descent shots! 

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Unobscured Vision    2,667

Nicely done. A little crispy, but a good, solid launch. :yes: 

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Jim K    13,418

Sweet ... that was pretty awesome ... loved watching the first stage from launch to apogee to landing.

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SALSN    54

Best landing so far with regard to the video we got to see :-D

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DocM    16,534

ZOMG!!!!!!!!!

Tracked it ALL THE THE WAY DOWN!!!

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dfuk    40

Some impressive ground based cameras

 

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Beittil    574

O... M... G...

 

That must have been the coolest thing from a SpaceX broadcast I have seen to date, ever...

 

Un ffing believable

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