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1 minute ago, cubinator said:

What are the sparklike objects that flew about the engine after cutoff?

That's pretty typical. Just bits of ice and such that were stuck to the stage by acceleration during the burn and are now free to float away.

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21 minutes ago, Ultimate Steve said:

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I thought super synchronous meant they were boosting the satellite to a higher than geostationary orbit to reduce the delta-v for plane changes. The satellite then takes care of circularisation and altitude adjustments?

Gotta admit I was worried this would be another scrub but waaay happy to see another booster on a barge and even happier to see another payload going to the right orbit. That last part being the bit that pays the bills. :)

Also, they're getting a lot smoother with the sub-cooled propellants - looks like that isn't such a problem after all, contrary to some much expressed opinions on this thread....

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That first stage reentry cam footage was quite something! I wish to see more of that in future launches.

Also, congrats on landing another stage, SpaceX!

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5 minutes ago, Spaceception said:

Btw, was this one of the "FULL POWAH" Falcon 9's?

Yep.  It's my understanding that the standard Falcon 9 1.1 has joined the 1.0 in the history books at this point.  All new cores being built are FT, either singly or with additional hardware for Falcon Heavy.

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