Falcon 9: SES-12 commsat (mission thread)


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DocM

The webcast says T-0 is now 0045 Eastern

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Unobscured Vision

Hmm.

 

Webcast is live now.

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Unobscured Vision

As I thought, a very aggressive flight profile ... and talk about hotshotting! Whee! :yes: :punk:

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Unobscured Vision

Bwahahahahaha ....

 

SO much dV that they had to revise the burn time. Love it. :yes:

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Unobscured Vision

There she goes!

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Unobscured Vision

Webcast concluded, awesome launch and the numbers are going to be insane.

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DocM

 

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Beittil
5 hours ago, Unobscured Vision said:

Webcast concluded, awesome launch and the numbers are going to be insane.

Yup!

 

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The satellite should have enough fuel to last 22 years in orbit — seven longer than the design life of most geostationary spacecraft — thanks to the effectiveness of the Block 5 upper stage, according to SES Chief Technology Officer Martin Halliwell as quoted in Florida Today.

http://spacenews.com/spacex-launches-ses-12-on-hybrid-falcon-9/

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DocM

Fairing retrieval

 


 

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anthdci
2 hours ago, DocM said:

Fairing retrieval

 


 

caught it?? 

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DocM

No net, retrieved it. Some tests; stronger canopy & lines (both of which have frayed or tangled), rough accuracy etc. don't really need catching the fairing to be successful.

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