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SpaceX Falcon 9 & Jason 3 Launch Integration
Integration overview and interview with Akash Vangani, Certification Manager for +NASA LSP.
by +SpaceVids.tv 
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More Falcon 9 Wreckage Pics
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SpaceX Jason 3 Launch - Aerial View
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Falcon 9 Landing Attempt
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Jason 3
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"Falcon lands on droneship, but the lockout collet doesn't latch on one the four legs, causing it to tip over post landing. Root cause may have been ice buildup due to condensation from heavy fog at liftoff."
+Elon Musk on +Instagram 
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"After further data review, stage landed softly but leg 3 didn't lockout. Was within 1.3 meters of droneship center"
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+Elon Musk on +Twitter 
"Well, at least the pieces were bigger this time! Won't be last RUD, but am optimistic about upcoming ship landing. As mentioned before, ship landings are needed for high velocity missions. Altitude & distance don't mean much for orbit. All about speed. Ship landings are not needed for flexibility or to save fuel costs. Just not physically possible to return to launch site. If speed at stage separation > ~6000 km/hr. With a ship, no need to zero out lateral velocity, so can stage at up to ~9000 km/h."
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"#Jason3 @SpaceX @elonmusk view from Gaviota Mountain of launch from Vandenberg thru the clouds #TechnologyAndStuff"
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"Definitely harder to land on a ship. Similar to an aircraft carrier vs land: much smaller target area, that's also translating & rotating.
However, that was not what prevented it being good. Touchdown speed was ok, but a leg lockout didn't latch, so it tipped over after landing."
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