Space X Falcon 9 rocket launch and landing 7th October.


#1

If you are anywhere near Los Angeles this evening, Space X is launching a Falcon 9 from Vandenberg AFB, and then landing the first stage also at Vandenberg. It should be visible from quite a distance.
Launch is scheduled for 7:21 PM Pacific Time.

https://spaceflightnow.com/2018/10/07/falcon-9-saocom-1a-mission-status-center/


#2

I believe this is the first return to landing site landing for the west coast.


#3

So that was pretty spectacular. I went down to the beach at Del Mar with the rest of my crew and we watched in awe…


#4

I’ve not seen word yet on whether Mr. Stevens caught the fairing with the net.


#5

While this part has become (naturally) a bit routine here, NOTHING beats the synchronized dual heavy booster landings. Twice the sonic booms, twice the flares, twice the excitement. :slight_smile:


#6

Spectacular pix @PaulRix, thanks!


#7

LOL…From the thread title I thought this had something with the combat sim of a similar name…I was like “I’m still on Falcon 4.0…when did they go to 9??”:astonished:

Very cool pics! :slightly_smiling_face:


#8

Lol, yes. I should have made the thread title a little clearer. I’ll adjust it.


#9

Well the articles I read actually said that last night’s launch “could” be when they try to catch the fairing. No idea if they actually did make the try, though.

For reference:


#10

I suspect that we would have heard by now if they made a successful catch.


#11

Most impressive.


#12

Completely missed this event. :frowning:

Wheels


#13

Such a good presentation in that video.

There is more happening than in one episode of Game of Thrones but only in the quarter of the time :wink: