SpaceX publishes a silent video with a number of new views – most in 4K resolution – from the launch and landing of Falcon 9 from 2017 to the end of 2018, providing some of the most detailed perspectives on the workhorse
Despite the strange burying of the video that is not on YouTube and hidden in a prominent place at the top of the Falcon 9 page, it still offers a hint of the amount of space SpaceX has acquired after several years of operations and dozens of dozens of Falcon 9 launches. Moreover, almost all the videos included in the 60-second preview are probably the original quality records generated simultaneously with the same views shown in previous SpaceX webpages, a feat that requires significant compression and reduced quality.
Before the basic update of the website, which appeared on March 3, 2019 (probably agreed to follow the successful launch of Crew Dragon), the Falcon 9 section of the SpaceX website was effectively untouched – performance and some written descriptions – from September 2015, a period of about 42 months. In March, SpaceX updated all Falcon and Dragon sections on its website, including new descriptions and first official Falcon 9 and Heavy renderings in its latest Block 5 configurations, as well as a modernized section dedicated to the newly-launched Crew Dragon .
The most important thing, of course, was the YouTube video that was not on the list at the top of the Falcon 9 page, offering 4K views of the launch as SSO-A in December 2018, the first time when the same Falcon 9 booster flew for the third time. The Booster B1046.3 launches the video with a truly spectacular perspective on the rocket that rises from Spacex's Vandenberg Air Force Base, one of the most beautiful (and equally significant) Falcon 9 ever shot.
Above is another extraordinary star of the Falcon 9 video showing multiple pre-block amplifiers 5 at different points during the last minute, or so on the RTLS of one of SpaceX's Space Zones . Although the quality is substantially lower, all of these angles are immediately known to anyone who has seen a significant number of broadcasts of SpaceX broadcasts, most of which end up with glimpses of streaming photos like the ones above.
In addition to the quasi-public views presented in this video, the incredible success of reuse has led SpaceX to routinely install dozens of cameras – often ready-made GoPros and other action cameras – during the first phase of Falcon 9, something the Executive Director Hans Koenigsmann said it was a grace to improve the reliability and understanding of the missiles that SpaceX passes during launch, re-entry and landing. One can only begin to imagine the countless terabytes of footage that SpaceX has gathered for years and dozens of launches.
At the next SpaceX Manifesto, Falcon Heavy's second-ever shot for the commercial launch of the powerful rocket, nominally 6,000 kg (13,200 lb) Arabsat 6A, into a high-energy geostationary orbit (GTO) April 7th. This will be the first release of Falcon Heavy in Block 5 configuration and you will see that the two side boosters return to the SpaceX LZ-1 and LZ-2, with the central core trying to land on a droned ship
Catch SpaceX 2018 "Falcon 9 Overview" is entirely below. The fingers have gone through that SpaceX's decision to publish this comparatively unique video is a hint of another thing that will come in 2019.
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