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Grind Hard
10-07-2012, 08:22 PM
http://www.spacex.com/webcast/

Who's watching with me? :)

GT1
10-07-2012, 08:31 PM
T-4 minutes

J Tiers
10-07-2012, 08:37 PM
Sheesh, I see the post, go to the site, and they turn on the water spray as the pic comes live....... that's timing.

What's the gizmo that wiggles every so often as seen on the vehicle cam?

dp
10-07-2012, 08:42 PM
http://www.spacex.com/webcast/

Who's watching with me? :)

CRS? They named it CRS??? :)

Grind Hard
10-07-2012, 08:48 PM
Looks like they made it to orbit

GT1
10-07-2012, 08:51 PM
What's the gizmo that wiggles every so often as seen on the vehicle cam?

Thrust Vectoring Nozzle?

J Tiers
10-07-2012, 08:56 PM
What's the gizmo that wiggles every so often as seen on the vehicle cam?

Thrust Vectoring Nozzle?

That's what I thought, but the "nozzle" had no obvious effluent visible....at any time. Might not prove much, depending. Some things might NOT be visible. Location close to upper stage engine seemed peculiar, but....

darryl
10-07-2012, 08:56 PM
Just got back from some trail-breaking along the river, great day to be out- then I log in here and find spacex at t-60 seconds. Nice launch! Off to a turkey dinner now.

Grind Hard
10-07-2012, 09:46 PM
That's what I thought, but the "nozzle" had no obvious effluent visible....at any time. Might not prove much, depending. Some things might NOT be visible. Location close to upper stage engine seemed peculiar, but....

Relief valve and counter-weight of some sort?

wierdscience
10-07-2012, 10:11 PM
What's the gizmo that wiggles every so often as seen on the vehicle cam?

Thrust Vectoring Nozzle?

Helium cold gas thrusters used for Roll control,look at the Kestrel engine header-

http://www.spacex.com/falcon1.php#merlin_engine

J Tiers
10-07-2012, 10:23 PM
Helium cold gas thrusters used for Roll control,

And so effluent is invisible. OK. Thank you.