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Is this a fairing?

Discussion in 'SpaceX' started by nwdiver, Jun 23, 2018.

  1. nwdiver

    nwdiver Active Member

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    Sure looks like it.
     
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    No that’s a supercharger. Oh wait, you mean the thing the semi is pulling...
     
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    Parked at a Supercharger! Where was that photo taken?

    It does look like it is about the right size to be a fairing.
     
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    TaoJones Beyond Driven

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    Nice drone shot.

    For bonus points, name that SC (not the OP :)).
     
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    #6 nwdiver, Jun 23, 2018
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    Here's a better photo I downloaded from the drone that shows the taper at the rear... sure looks like a fairing...

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    No, I’ve never been there. Figured it out based on the known route from SpaceX to the Cape, the scenery, and the shape of the building.

    @nwdiver your second photo makes it even more likely that the object is indeed an F9 fairing.

    Here is the Google Maps satellite view.

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    #8 ccutrer, Jun 24, 2018
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    The hotel is the exact same plan as Hampton Inn in Tremonton, UT, down to the entrance road, and the large empty lot beside it. But supercharger is in the wrong location, and the colors are off of most things. And it’d be really weird for a fairing to be here. I’m gonna guess somewhere in southern Arizona, New Mexico, or Texas.
     
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    Okay, not quite the exact same plan, but close. Nice sleuthing. (Attached is satellite view of Tremonton)
     

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    So is it here to be handed off to a Tesla Semi?
     
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    Ya know... With the truck in the picture that's a great shot for scale... With the size of that thing the next fun payload Elon could consider launching is a Tesla Semi!
     
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    Whoa, do you just carry a drone with you, thats awesome. I need to keep my mavic in the car, that is just awesome.
     
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    My mavic fits perfect under my drivers seat in my X. I don’t always keep it there, but often do for road trips.
     

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