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TFR NOTAM for Kennedy Space Center 1/6/15

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posted on Jan, 5 2015 @ 05:17 PM
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It looks like the SpaceX ISS resupply mission is on for tomorrow (Jan 6). The FAA has issued a flight restriction for the Kennedy Space Center area, from ground to unlimited. It goes into effect at 0820 UTC, and expires at 1149 UTC.


Number : FDC 5/0131 Download shapefiles
Issue Date : January 02, 2015 at 2112 UTC
Location : KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Florida
Beginning Date and Time : January 06, 2015 at 0820 UTC
Ending Date and Time : January 06, 2015 at 1149 UTC
Reason for NOTAM : Space Operations Area
Type : Space Operations
Replaced NOTAM(s) : N/A
Pilots May Contact : MIAMI (ZMA) ARTCC, 305-716-1589

tfr.faa.gov...




posted on Jan, 5 2015 @ 06:12 PM
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I hope all goes well and as planned



posted on Jan, 5 2015 @ 06:44 PM
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this is the one where they are going to use the X wing paddles to try to land the first stage on a barge after separation?



posted on Jan, 5 2015 @ 06:53 PM
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a reply to: stormbringer1701

It was originally scheduled to launch in December, but there was a problem found during testing that they decided to hold the mission for.



posted on Jan, 5 2015 @ 07:45 PM
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yup. it's the x wing barge landing attempt. not the main purpose of the mission; but very important.

www.space.com...


But the Falcon 9's work will not end after sending Dragon on its way. SpaceX aims to bring the rocket's first stage back for a precision touchdown on an "autonomous spaceport drone ship" off the coast of Florida in a key test of reusable rocket technology



posted on Jan, 5 2015 @ 09:52 PM
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This is going to be awesome!!!



posted on Jan, 6 2015 @ 07:50 AM
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well they only give themselves a 50 percent chance of success. so it'll be great if it works but if not they are learning more about how to do it with each shot; succeed or fail.



posted on Jan, 6 2015 @ 08:04 AM
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a reply to: stormbringer1701

IIRC they weren't really optomistic about their first attempt at a water landing and it went beautifully.



posted on Jan, 6 2015 @ 08:18 AM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: stormbringer1701

IIRC they weren't really optomistic about their first attempt at a water landing and it went beautifully.


well they did hit the water as planned


the rocket wasn't designed to survive salt water landings in shape to be refurbished. their real goal is dry landings. the water landings did help in the maturation of the systems they need to accomplish that goal. also the grasshopper flights were in a parallel track to those space launch missions. and the grasshopper missions taught them about controlled vertical descents. now they are combining the two into one system.

i kind of think they'll succeed. so i predict they will get it to land on the barge and remain upright unless weather and sea conditions prevent it.
edit on 6-1-2015 by stormbringer1701 because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 6 2015 @ 08:56 AM
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delayed.



posted on Jan, 6 2015 @ 09:57 AM
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New planned launch is 0500 on Friday.



posted on Jan, 6 2015 @ 10:04 AM
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a reply to: justwanttofly

Figures, I've got a day and a half off but roll again Thursday.




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