I like the clocks, the last launch I noted both in a spreadsheet using values every few seconds and graphed the result. Sadly I did not get a full set start to finish because they switch the data stream to different parts of the spacecraft, i.e: the different stages 1/2. Still it was an interesting exercise.
If you miss the launch, I will have a replay up shortly.
WOW! Great landing on the drone ship in the Pacific, just about perfect. Imagine that, one company, two launches from two locations and even two successful first-stage landing on drone ships in two different oceans in what? Two days! (23 and 25 June).
The video as posted is actually still rendering so it might not be available straight-away.
In advance of the Space-X launch tomorrow there was a “hold-down” test at Launch Pad 39A. The “hold-down” test is a rehearsal for the launch to ensure the fueling and countdown procedures are all set before the actual launch.
The Falcon 9 rocket assembly consisting of nine Merlin 1D engines was fired for more than three seconds. After the test fire crews were called to the scene and the four-acre fire was quelled by numerous helicopter water dumps.
The test is customary and apparently all is ready for the launch which you can seehere tomorrow. Launch time is 21:55 UTC / 17:55 ET.
The launch of the Inmarsat-5 from Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A). LC-39A saw many of the Apollo missions and eventually Apollo 11. After Apollo LC-39A was used for the Shuttle program and now the site is being used by Space X and after much modification Space X can support launches of both commercial and crew missions on SpaceX’s Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy launch vehicles.
This is the fourth of the Inmarsat-5 spacecraft in the Global Xpress (GX) constellation. Inmarsat, the only operator of a global Ka-band network, created the GX platform to enable communities across the world to benefit from the emerging digital society.
Because of mission requirements there was no attempt to land the Falcon 9 rocket. is about 9-minutes into the video.