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SpaceX SES-10 Launch

Postby OverTheTop » Fri Mar 31, 2017 7:48 am

SpaceX SES-10 Launch

Technical webcast here:


If you want people jabbering along during the webcast, the hosted webcast is here:


From spaceflightnow.com
Launch window: 2227-0057 GMT (6:27-8:57 p.m. EDT)
Launch site: LC-39A, Kennedy Space Center, Florida
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the SES 10 communications satellite. Owned by SES of Luxembourg, the spacecraft will provide direct-to-home TV broadcasting and other telecommunication services for Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America and South America. It will also cover Brazil and support offshore oil and gas exploration. Delayed from 3rd Quarter, October, February March 27 and March 29. [March 29]
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Re: SpaceX SES-10 Launch

Postby CATO » Fri Mar 31, 2017 8:16 am

T- 10 mins and counting......
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Re: SpaceX SES-10 Launch

Postby martymonsta » Fri Mar 31, 2017 8:44 am

Good job Spacex. :D
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Re: SpaceX SES-10 Launch

Postby CATO » Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:07 am

martymonsta wrote:Good job Spacex. :D

+1
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2018: 14,767 Ns (44% N)
Ns 17: 5,973; 16: 34,558; 15: 35,955; 14: 6,016; 13: 10,208
PB - Gorilla N2717WC, H: 10,260', S: 1.14M

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Re: SpaceX SES-10 Launch

Postby SpaceManMat » Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:50 am

Great work. Once they get their hands on the hardware I'm sure they'll publish a landing video.

The grid fins really stated glowing, don't recall seeing it before.
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Re: SpaceX SES-10 Launch

Postby CATO » Sat Apr 01, 2017 7:08 am

SpaceManMat wrote:Great work. Once they get their hands on the hardware I'm sure they'll publish a landing video.

The grid fins really stated glowing, don't recall seeing it before.


I think there was no boost back burn, so only the 2 burns not the normal 3...
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Impulse:
2018: 14,767 Ns (44% N)
Ns 17: 5,973; 16: 34,558; 15: 35,955; 14: 6,016; 13: 10,208
PB - Gorilla N2717WC, H: 10,260', S: 1.14M

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Re: SpaceX SES-10 Launch

Postby SpaceManMat » Sat Apr 01, 2017 7:37 am

I watched the post mission news conference, apparently the fins are one of the areas they will be upgrading.
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Re: SpaceX SES-10 Launch

Postby OverTheTop » Sat Apr 01, 2017 8:17 am

I watched the post mission news conference, apparently the fins are one of the areas they will be upgrading.


They need to change their grid fins to titanium (will be the largest titanium forging ever made 8) ) to achieve their goal of reflight within 24 hours :!: 8) 8)

There is a good summary of their plans on this Reddit post:
https://www.reddit.com/r/spacex/comment ... ell_press/
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Re: SpaceX SES-10 Launch

Postby CATO » Sat Apr 01, 2017 9:01 am

OverTheTop wrote:
I watched the post mission news conference, apparently the fins are one of the areas they will be upgrading.


They need to change their grid fins to titanium (will be the largest titanium forging ever made 8) ) to achieve their goal of reflight within 24 hours :!: 8) 8)

There is a good summary of their plans on this Reddit post:
https://www.reddit.com/r/spacex/comment ... ell_press/


Love it.... "we're gonna need a bigger hanger"
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2018: 14,767 Ns (44% N)
Ns 17: 5,973; 16: 34,558; 15: 35,955; 14: 6,016; 13: 10,208
PB - Gorilla N2717WC, H: 10,260', S: 1.14M

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Re: SpaceX SES-10 Launch

Postby OverTheTop » Sat Apr 01, 2017 9:03 am

Forgot to mention that they also successfully landed the fairings in the ocean (did not attempt recovery). They had their own thruster system and steerable parachutes. At $6M a set they are worth recovering. Their idea is seriously clever. To quote Elon Musk, “What we’ll have is kind of like a bouncy castle for it to land on, and we aim to reuse the fairing as well,”. :)
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Re: SpaceX SES-10 Launch

Postby CATO » Sun Apr 02, 2017 7:30 am

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"In thrust we trust"

AMRS 21 L3
TRA 07459 L3

Impulse:
2018: 14,767 Ns (44% N)
Ns 17: 5,973; 16: 34,558; 15: 35,955; 14: 6,016; 13: 10,208
PB - Gorilla N2717WC, H: 10,260', S: 1.14M


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