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SpaceX F9 - Block 5 - Telstar 19V - SLC-40

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  1. AudubonB

    AudubonB RIP Borealis 2006-2020

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    No bandwidth to watch it, but have been able to see this thread’s play-by-play.

    It’s only 10pm here
     
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  3. SMAlset

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    Is it normal that the stage 2 speed and altitude aren’t changing? Waiting for stage 2 burn shutdown.
    Receiving now. And then deployment a success. Yes! Congrats SpaceX team for another great launch.

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    #24 SMAlset, Jul 21, 2018
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    And for those not viewing the video feed, here’s a few images from the launch that I ended up replaying since I missed. Nice clear night.

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  5. Grendal

    Grendal SpaceX Moderator

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    The Block 5 plume is really incredible.

    20th successful F9 booster landing in a row.
     
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    At T+6:45 the commentator incorrectly states that Stage 1 is travelling at 17K km/hr, and should get to zero in 90 seconds. That is actually the speed of the 2nd stage. Stage 1 is travelling at a much more sedate 8K km/hr.
     
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    Yeah, a rookie error from an experienced commentator!
    BTW: how much does SpaceX charge for such a satellite launch, anyone know?
    And: Yes, digging the power of Block 5.....
     
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    Just watched the webcast and happy that the mission was a success. Wish the stage landing videolink had worked better, I love watching touchdown.

    At launch I did not hear Gwynne doing the “T-10, 9...” countdown, I only heard “1, ignition, liftoff”. She must have said the full sequence but I didn’t hear it.
     
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  9. e-FTW

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    Same here.
     
  10. e-FTW

    e-FTW New electron smell

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    Might this be the most centered landing yet?
     
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    e-FTW New electron smell

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    My highlights:

    Am always amazed at the beating the first stage takes from the lighting of the second stage engine. But to see it at night, it really brings home how powerful the second stage is. First stage keeps getting hit for a while.

    Engine startup:
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    The first stage deploying its grid fins, while they are lit up by the second stage's plume:
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    My personal favorite, on the left: no idea what that was, but this happened in-between the entry burn and the landing burn. Burn had been done for a while.
    It was beautiful and fast moving. Reminded me of light-speed travel in Star Wars:

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  12. Grendal

    Grendal SpaceX Moderator

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    Sounds like you need a better satellite in orbit for more bandwidth. Hopefully some launch company puts a big new satellite up there to give you that bandwidth.

    :)
     
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    Looked like cold gas thruster firing to me.
     
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    That’s exactly what we’ve been hoping for. Consider ourselves as poster children for the project.

    In the meantime, yet another Kodak AK - rocklet launch last night went sideways. Literally.
     
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    Noticed that too but then who else like me was doing the countdown out loud anyway?! Haha how can you not? Kind of rolls out of the mouth automatically for me :p
     
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    Has anyone heard when they are going to try to catch a payload fairing with the new bigger net on Mr. Steven?

    Dan
     
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    Wow, those meal-time photographers are amazing! :p
     
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    That was my assumption, but for some reason, in that moment, they were way more visible than earlier and later in the flight. Local conditions I guess.
     
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    Mr. Steven is on the west coast, this was an east coast launch. But they have a west coast launch early Wednesday morning 7/25, 4:30AM local time from Vandenberg Air Force Base so we may see a recovery attempt then! Might be tough though if it's still dark.
     
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