SpaceX SES-11 Launch

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SpaceX SES-11 Launch

Postby CATO » Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:16 am

SpaceX is targeting launch of EchoStar 105/SES-11 from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, Florida. The two-hour launch window opens on Wednesday, October 11 at 6:53 p.m. EDT, or 22:53 UTC. A two-hour backup launch window opens on Thursday, October 12 at 6:53 p.m. EDT, or 22:53 UTC. The satellite will be deployed approximately 36 minutes after liftoff.

Falcon 9’s first stage for the EchoStar 105/SES-11 mission previously supported SpaceX’s 10th resupply mission to the International Space Station (CRS-10) in February of this year. Following stage separation, Falcon 9’s first stage will attempt a landing on the “Of Course I Still Love You” droneship, which will be stationed in the Atlantic Ocean.


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Re: SpaceX SES-11 Launch

Postby CATO » Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:20 am

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2017: 5,973 Ns (13.14% M)
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PB - Gorilla N2717WC, H: 10,260', S: 1.14M

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Re: SpaceX SES-11 Launch

Postby SpaceManMat » Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:58 pm

Nice job SpaceX. Gotta say that one looked extra toasty on re-entry, both grid fins fully glowing and something appeared to be being cooked at the business end then the single cut out. Won't be supprised if this one gets retired.
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Re: SpaceX SES-11 Launch

Postby OverTheTop » Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:11 am

I thought they looked like the old aluminium fins before launch. Confirmed on the down by that healthy radiant glow.

They are really starting to get good at this rocket stuff :D . The company is a spectacular success story.
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