Falcon Heavy: USAF STP-2 mission


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PPOD-3 deployed (sub-millimeter debris detector)

 

PPOD-4 deployed (2 cubesats: amateur commsat and a micro-propulsion test)

 

PPOD -5 (Prometheus - Special Operations Command)

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PPOD-6 & PPOD-7 (NASA Enhanced Beacon Experiment 1&2)

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PPOD-8 (2 Merritt Island High School cubesats; LEO and StangSat)

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S2 Start 2

 

 

SECO 2

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Good orbit, 5 min coast

 

Ms. Tree CAUGHT A FAIRING!!!!

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PROX-1 deployed

NPSat deployed (new solar cells, electron measurements) 

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OTB 1 deployment confirmed

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GPIM deployed (green propellant test - no hypergolics)

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Skiver

Any theories on what happened with Centre Core? 

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Couldn't make the ship with proper alignment so it sacrificed itself. It's preprogrammed to do that.

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One more to go, Demonstration and Science Experiments (DSX), and that's a couple of burns and 2 hours away. 

 

Off to bed for me!!

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They'd said center core recovery was 50/50 at best given the hot trajectory, and the final two burns and DSX deployment went as expected, so that's it.

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Center core loss was a failure of thrust vector control (TVC)

 

 

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Jim K

:)

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