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NROL-76 Launch

Postby CATO » Mon May 01, 2017 3:56 pm

SpaceX delays today’s Falcon 9 launch due to sensor issue, will try again tomorrow...

Update 7:20AM ET, April 30th: Sunday morning, SpaceX stopped the launch of its Falcon 9 less than a minute before take off, citing an issue with one of the sensors on the first stage. The company will try to launch vehicle again tomorrow at 7AM ET.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xvs4tJ3qegM
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Re: NROL-76 Launch

Postby CATO » Mon May 01, 2017 3:59 pm

Rescheduled launch can be seen here:

https://www.youtube.com/embed/EzQpkQ1etdA
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2018: 14,767 Ns (44% N)
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PB - Gorilla N2717WC, H: 10,260', S: 1.14M

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Re: NROL-76 Launch

Postby CATO » Mon May 01, 2017 9:25 pm

That was just nuts, awesome footage....
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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: NROL-76 Launch

Postby OverTheTop » Mon May 01, 2017 9:26 pm

Great coverage, especially the landing, as the payload was classified! Amazing to see the clouds induced by the nitrogen thrusters during flight. Surprisingly large.

Great footage from ground tracking assets as well.

Great work again for SpaceX :)
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Re: NROL-76 Launch

Postby martymonsta » Mon May 01, 2017 9:48 pm

Wow, that was cool. It is crazy how much aero breaking takes place, for +Mach 3 at about 25km in altitude to transonic just before the landing burn.
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Re: NROL-76 Launch

Postby SpaceManMat » Mon May 01, 2017 10:31 pm

Crazy stuff, give you a real sense of the full on dive back down to the ground :shock:
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Re: NROL-76 Launch

Postby air.command » Mon May 01, 2017 10:39 pm

Wow, that was spectacular :shock: especially the close ups of the landing. Very cool stuff. I always find it hard to wrap my head around how huge the Falcon 9 is from the video. This always helps put it into perspective:

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