Tag Archives: RTLS

80 Seconds

Watch (almost) EVERY SpaceX Falcon 9 landing attempted … in 80 seconds 

https://youtu.be/Gum4EVbg7_0

And that doesn’t even count two back-to-back landings last week on an Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship (Atlantic AND Pacific) plus the landing at LZ-1 at the beginning of June. Oh … and don’t forget the May 1st landing at LZ-1. So that makes it 18 landings?

 

See also

https://contrafactual.com/2017/06/25/spacex-iridium-2/

https://contrafactual.com/2017/06/23/bulgariasat-1/

https://contrafactual.com/2017/06/13/yaf9lv/

https://contrafactual.com/2017/06/07/crs-11-falcon-9-landing-close-up/

https://contrafactual.com/2017/06/04/crs-11-falcon-9-landing/

https://contrafactual.com/2017/05/01/best-footage-ever/

BulgariaSat-1

SpaceX does it again … relaunch and landing of another Falcon 9

Falcon 9’s first stage for the BulgariaSat-1 mission previously supported the Iridium-1 mission from Vandenberg Air Force Base in January of this year. Following stage separation, Falcon 9’s first stage will attempt a landing on the “Of Course I Still Love You” droneship, which will be stationed in the Atlantic Ocean.

Link to the Press Kit

 

Personal observation … I cannot believe the bozos who comment that this is all faked based on video dropouts. When I “watched” the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo missions live video was rare to non-existent after the initial live launch video.

You go SpaceX!

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