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Old 03-21-2017, 12:23 AM   #16
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New date:

Static Fire: March 26
Launch: March 29 (1659 - 1929 EDT)

This first stage will attempt a 2nd landing on the ASDS, first time every in Spacex' s history. Wishing them all the best!

And mission patch is out!
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Old 03-21-2017, 04:53 PM   #17
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NET March 29th due to range conflict from the Atlas V with Cygnus.
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Old 03-24-2017, 03:33 PM   #18
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Payload is being encapsulated. Strongback is currently vertical on LC-39A. Processing appears to be going well for this historic launch!
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Old 03-24-2017, 09:13 PM   #19
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Yes I too wonder why NASA pays millions to Space X and Boeing to built two manned spacecraft when had they taken that money and spent on Orion and used a Delta 4H The US would be flying astronauts to the ISS but then when something happens who's to blame ? well it will be Elon Musk and some low level exc at Boeing who are in hot water not NASA. " We didn't do anything wrong but we'll get someone fired and problem solved."

NASA's plan too use the SLS seems like a joke to me. with 14 SSME and no engine program and a launch rate of 1 every 8 years that means it might launch once then those guy's will retire and then we'll need another launch to test out the 1st test then the those's guys will retire and the other 6 SSME will be sent to museums because their too old to use. Now that's NASA's plan as of today.

Yes one should be paid when you have a good idea as I was when I told the Army to leave the heater covers on our Hellfire missiles so the sand would not blind the seeker heads . It made our AH 64's pretty effective in the gulf war.
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Old 03-26-2017, 08:40 AM   #20
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Now we have a new mission patch. (Go Green, Support 3R, SpaceX )



Here is the full animation that makes it looks nice.

Static Fire test window opens at 3 pm local time (runs for eight hours, should they require it) on Sunday.

"Of Course I Still Love You" already left port and heading out to sea.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BSEcCVlAhb-/

EDIT: Just to clarify, the mission patch that I posted above is not the OFFICIAL Mission patch. It is a fan creation by u/Qeng-Ho on Reddit.

This is the official mission patch.


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Old 03-26-2017, 12:41 PM   #21
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Old 03-26-2017, 07:05 PM   #22
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Static fire slipped 24-hours.
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Old 03-27-2017, 02:00 PM   #23
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Alright, another launch delay.

45th Space Wing updated their header. Falcon 9 SES-10 launch now NET 30th.



Static fire window opens now, at 10 a.m. EDT, 2 p.m. UTC. and ends at 4 p.m. ET, 8 p.m. UTC.



F9 already vertical on LC-39A this morning.

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03/27/2017 15:45 Falcon 9 in place for static fire test
The Falcon 9 was moved into place at launch pad 39A this morning in readiness for a static test fire later today. The rocket reached its upright position at approximately 3:10 am EDT (0710 GMT).




(Screenshot from Spaceflightnow.com)

See the static fire live here

Updates:

KSC Security making sure the area is clear.





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03/27/2017 22:00
A helicopter is sweeping the area around launch pad 39A as SpaceX prepares to fuel the Falcon 9 rocket for a hold-down static fire test today.




So, launch window for 30th March launch would be from 6p.m. to 8.30 p.m.

No sign of venting yet.



Alright, we now have full weather forecast:

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Launch day probability of violating launch weather constraints: 30%
Primary concern(s): Cumulus Cloud Rule, Thick Cloud Layer Rule

Delay day probability of violating launch weather constraints: 40%
Primary concern(s): Cumulus Cloud Rule, Thick Cloud Layer Rule, Liftoff Winds
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And here is the FAA license.

Note this is not SES-10 specific, it's for F9 v1.2 GTO communication satellite launches from KSC.

Alright, I need to hit the sack now. It is already 11:15 p.m. here. Still have to go to school tomorrow. For those who are watching the static fire broadcast, feel free to continue providing updates here. I wish SpaceX Good Luck in their static fire test today.

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Old 03-27-2017, 05:22 PM   #24
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Fueling is underway ahead of B-1021's firing.
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