Falcon 9: Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (mission) 

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DocM    13,714
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Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) 
Customer: NASA

 

Date: April 16, 2018 
Time: 1832 EDT/2232 UTC
Core: B1045 (last Block 4)
Pad: KSC LC-40
Stage landing: ASDS Of Course I Still Love You

 

Info: https://www.nasa.gov/content/about-tess

 

 

tess-mit_image.jpg

 

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DocM    13,714

 

 

 

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DocM    13,714

SCRUB

 

Now Wednesday April 18 at 1851 EDT (2251 UT)

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Beittil    422

Heh, the good ol' launch day jibbers still not a thing of the past eh :D

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DocM    13,714

New webcast link

 

 

 

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DocM    13,714

Weather: 90%

GO Searcher is heading out.

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Jim K    9,846

 

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DocM    13,714

 

 

LOX load has started.

 

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CrashGordon    398

Looks like everything has gone as planned. Well done.

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DocM    13,714

S1 landed

Maybe 1.5 meters off center  :)

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DocM    13,714

TESS away!!

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Skiver    1,878

I didn't see any news on the fairing, did they attempt a recovery? Was it successful?

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DocM    13,714

No word yet.

 

Serious fairing tests are from Vandenberg since Mr Steven is moored at the Port of LA. They'll do basic chute tests from KSC, but the fairing gets wet which is not good.

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DocM    13,714

 

 

 

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DocM    13,714

Hello, baby....

 

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DocM    13,714

Video showing Octograbber and the recovered fairing.

 

 

 

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