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May 29, 2017, 10:51 PM
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Stabilized Falcon 9 landing


Falcon 9 nrol76 landing stabilized (3 min 32 sec)


Finally got this stabilized, but it was still lousy. The problem is the motion tracker couldn't lock on to the constantly changing flame & gas exhaust. It probably still brings out more detail than the raw footage. The 2nd stage nozzle is more visible. There are no photos of a fully assembled 2nd stage, but the nozzle appears to be the largest possible diameter that would fit.


The ground based cam was a thrill. Seeing something that large hurling towards the ground at 1000mph with no power, with the air currents swirling by, shows how precarious the landing maneuver is. It's hard to believe the engines will ever start on time & it looks right at the limit of physics, right next to black holes colliding & pulsars. Navigating this narrow window in the laws of physics is what all rockets are going to have to do.
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