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Successful launch. And landing :D

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Woot!

Another day at the office for SpaceX.

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You see, SpaceX shows the future trajectory with a thick line and the past trajectory with a thin line. This is how it should be done, KSP.

Love to watch the orbit shift!

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7 minutes ago, Brotoro said:

You see, SpaceX shows the future trajectory with a thick line and the past trajectory with a thin line. This is how it should be done, KSP.

Love to watch the orbit shift!

You can do it in the options. "Reverse line fade" or something like that.

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Because timezones, I missed the launch. I’ll have to catch up later.

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5 hours ago, Xd the great said:

Routine launch, routine landing. 

 

Yeah, they didn't even bother to do the countdown this time.

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1 hour ago, Lukaszenko said:

Yeah, they didn't even bother to do the countdown this time.

Thats for launching once every 2 weeks.

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7 hours ago, CatastrophicFailure said:

Is it just me or did that satellite kick off with a lot of rotation? 

Probably just a matter of perspective. The cameras on F9 S2 use some sort of fisheye or fisheye-like lens to get as big of a field of view as possible, which distorts the feeds.

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Nice cameras on the rocket, city lights and lightning storms were clearly visible!

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14 hours ago, CatastrophicFailure said:

Is it just me or did that satellite kick off with a lot of rotation? 

They spun up S2 seconds before releasing it. 

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1 hour ago, cubinator said:

They spun up S2 seconds before releasing it. 

 

7 hours ago, IncongruousGoat said:

Probably just a matter of perspective. The cameras on F9 S2 use some sort of fisheye or fisheye-like lens to get as big of a field of view as possible, which distorts the feeds.

Er, no, I mean it tumbled a good 90O after release, looked very Kerbal. Usually the payload deploys straight as a laser beam. GC confirms everything is good with the sat today, just looked odd.

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22 minutes ago, CatastrophicFailure said:

 

Er, no, I mean it tumbled a good 90O after release, looked very Kerbal. Usually the payload deploys straight as a laser beam. GC confirms everything is good with the sat today, just looked odd.

S2 started spinning, then when the payload separated it retained its own angular momentum. You can see how it drifts to the side of the view as the camera rotates away.

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