Falcon 9: Bangabandhu 1 commsat (mission)


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Jim K

Now live ... about 10 minutes until launch.

 

 

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Jim K

Abort thrown by the Falcon 9 after entering startup mode.  SpaceX is currently looking into the reason/options ...

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CrashG

It's almost like this payload doesn't want to go. lol

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Jim K

Officially scrubbed for today ... looking at a 24 hour recycle (launch window starting at 1614 Eastern Time tomorrow)

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Unobscured Vision

Bummer. Was watching on YouTube. As soon as the computers took over, boom, abort. Something wasn't happy.

 

They'll get it figured out.

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DocM

Heard it was a ground support equipment problem.

 

In the pre-flight phone conference Musk said they'll build a fleet of 30-50 Block 5's, depending on how many customers want new boosters, and re-fly them. He also said they'll try flying the same booster twice in 24 hours.

 

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Skiver

That was a shame, I very rarely catch these but managed to get the stream up.

 

How late do they wait to call out more delays if there are still problems that need to be fixed?

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DocM
2 hours ago, Skiver said:

That was a shame, I very rarely catch these but managed to get the stream up.

 

How late do they wait to call out more delays if there are still problems that need to be fixed?

 

Delays can happen any time given the complexity of rocket launches. Their Twitter feed helps. @SpaceX

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2 minutes ago, DocM said:

 

Delays can happen any time given the complexity of rocket launches. Their Twitter feed helps. @SpaceX

oh sure, I understand that. I mean in the sense I don't think we know if the problem they had yesterday has been fixed? I guess the real question is, do we know if that is fixed or not?

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DocM

They said the rocket looked OK, and they said it was a ground issue (see tweet.)

 

They were working a pad issue earlier so....

 

 

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Skiver

Hmm, I must have missed something, last time I checked Twitter the only post was about the launch being postponed.

 

Cheers

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Jim K

 

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Jim K

Now live ... about 10 minutes until launch.

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Jim K

Liftoff ....

 

Cool camera angle ...

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Jim K

Stage 1 has landed on OCISLY.

Second stage engine cutoff ... coasting.

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Jim K

Payload sep.  Looks like the mission was a complete success!

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Beittil

Cool show as usual, they should totally fix that choppy connection on the drone ship though... If only for all the nay-sayers who keep insisting it is all fake of course ?

 

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CrashG

What were those little flames creeping up the side starting around T+00.00.36 to .42 then camera switches?

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Unobscured Vision

LO2 bleed-off. Perfectly normal.

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Skiver

Something I don't think I'd ever seen mentioned but did they upgrade the camera's on these? The images looked so much clearer.

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DocM

A bit better perhaps, save for  condensation on the booster camera around the landing burn. 

 

It'll be hard to beat the Starman images though, they were repotedly shot with a custom  space-rated RED videography camera.

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