Sunday, January 17, 2016

watch launch of Jason-3

While Charles and I chatted over Skype, we watched the SpaceX launch, from a foggy California. Viewed via the SpaceX YouTube feed. The web site disappeared...

Once again, the thin timeline bar at the bottom of the display was interesting and helpful. And rather telling, as we crept past the rocket landing and they were not showing the landing. Not a good sign. But then, the seas looked very rough at the barge...

Space X landing barge - Just Read The Instructions

The primary mission looked like it was very successful. The deployed Jason-3 satellite will closely monitor sea level changes.


Heard they are building another permanent ground-based landing zone, on the west coast this time, near (or on) the Vandenberg base.

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