Falcon 9: Telstar 18 Vantage/APStar-5C


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Draggendrop

F9 has Launched.

Max Q

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Stage separation

 

Great internal video on this one

 

Fairings away

 

 

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S1 on the way to ASDS OCiSLY

 

S1 entry burn

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Draggendrop

Mvac restart

 

Mvac shutdown...45 sec burn

 

Payload deploy in 5 minutes...good orbit insertion for S2

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Full launch video at ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Apw3xqwsG1U

 

 

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Test post...

 

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Got it to post the video, but I have to post then edit to add data after the video, started the BB code and it posted before I was complete with the code...one of those nights...

 

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Unobscured Vision

You're allowed. :yes: 

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S1 is off the ASDS and on the dock. She's in real good shape.

 

Credit on the watermarks...

 

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Gwynne Shotwell said the Falcon 9  Block 5's were coming back in better than expected condition.

 

This one launched the 2nd heaviest GEO commsat ever launched, with a Block 5 also launching the heaviest  GEO bird a few weeks ago.

 

Beastly, and Falcon Heavy Block 5 is next.

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DocM

Re-folded legs after recovery; another step closer to those 24hr refurbs,

 

 

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Draggendrop

Third leg retracted...

Mike Wagner...USLaunchReport

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https://twitter.com/USLaunchReport/status/1040367593062715392

 

 

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We have been filming for two days. SpaceX continues to experiment with different techniques and lubricants to make the legs retract smoothly. We are putting together a 4K video of the entire process onece SpaceX has finished.

https://twitter.com/USLaunchReport/status/1040331759987118084

 

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Looking forward to the video....

 

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SpaceX - Returns From The Edge - 1049 09-12-2018

USLaunchReport

 

Video of arrival into port...12:33 min/sec

 

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Unobscured Vision

That'll save a TON of time. :D :yes: :punk:

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Draggendrop

Takes time to make time.

 

Time to iron out the bugs and it will be routine shortly. I believe the transporter already has the notches in the cradles.

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Draggendrop

This cap just gets better with time...

 

These are cropped shots from the originals of Ken Kremer's Tweet...

https://twitter.com/ken_kremer/status/1041023452847718401

 

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SpaceX - Leg Retract and Deploy Testing - B1049 09- 13-15 -2018  

 

USLaunchReport

Published on 16 Sep 2018

 

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9:53 min

 

 

SpaceX booster going vertical to horizontal

 

cygnusx112

Published on 15 Sep 2018

 

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5:07 min.

 

 

SpaceX Booster being transported

 

 

cygnusx112

Published on 15 Sep 2018

 

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2:12 min.

 

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