Skip to comments.‘This Won’t Be Subtle’: SpaceX West Coast Launch to Create Large Sonic Boom
Posted on 10/07/2018 12:01:44 PM PDT by BenLurkin
The launch is scheduled for shortly after 7:20 p.m., Vandenberg Air Force base officials said in an advisory. The rocket will carry the Argentinian SOACOM 1A radar mapping satellite.
Those near the base, which is near Lompoc, may be able to see quite a show as the first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket burns its rocket engines to come to a gentle landing back at the air force base, officials said.
"During the landing attempt, residents from Santa Barbara, Ventura and San Luis Obispo counties may hear one or more sonic booms," according to the advisory. "
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Southern California FReepers Ping:
Please post up your personal photos of tonights launch into our local sky.
Just to be clear, the time is 7:20 p.m. PDT, right?
I appreciate the heads up.
Please ping me with any Southern California related articles. Thank you!
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SpaceXs live video webcast begins around 15 minutes prior to launch, 7:06 p.m. PDT for 7:21 launch, and will be available on this page:
I’m in Santa Barbara. Looking forward to it.
Doubt we will hear it in OC.
The goal is/was to do their first landing on land (they’ve done F9 landings on the Pacific drone ship in the past), and also going to try another net catch of one of the fairing pieces. If the latter works, they’ll build a second ship and catch both of them next time.
spacex catch a fairing site:youtube.com
I watched this “three way” of enthusiast YouTubers earlier today, has the details.
T-Minus 10 minutes and counting.
A YouTube Live video link:
is this the official thread then?
Ben starting a newer thread for our posted up fotos?
Saw it from my back yard in Reno!
Ran out and caught most of it. THey could do this every SUnday night!
Your remewinder saved me form missing it.
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