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Message 99143 - Posted: 5 Jun 2020, 21:13:23 UTC - in response to Message 99138.  

There's no reason why it would now.
There were thunderstorms in the neighborhood of the launch platform and therefore if the drone ship was relaying its signals via the Kennedy Space Center, it's very well possible lightning took down the feed for a while. Where technology is concerned things will go wrong at the weirdest of times. Doesn't mean they hide something or that there's need for a conspiracy.
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Message 99147 - Posted: 6 Jun 2020, 1:06:48 UTC - in response to Message 99143.  

There's no reason why it would now.
There were thunderstorms in the neighborhood of the launch platform and therefore if the drone ship was relaying its signals via the Kennedy Space Center, it's very well possible lightning took down the feed for a while. Where technology is concerned things will go wrong at the weirdest of times. Doesn't mean they hide something or that there's need for a conspiracy.

Uh, it is relaying its signals via satellite. The reason for the signal loss has nothing to do with the camera. The high gain narrow beam antenna sending the signal to the satellite gets shaken enough that there is signal loss. After landing no vibration and the signal locks again. If you want a more terrestrial example, look back at the Worlds Series game from the Loma Prieta earthquake. Those dishes have a beam not much wider than a laser beam. Pointing is critical.
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Message 99149 - Posted: 6 Jun 2020, 2:24:08 UTC - in response to Message 99139.  

Internet is fake!
Yet, you're on it. :-)
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Message 99153 - Posted: 6 Jun 2020, 15:24:25 UTC - in response to Message 99147.  
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Ah all right. I looked that up and found https://www.express.co.uk/news/weird/1290032/SpaceX-stream-cut-Falcon-landing-what-hiding-SpaceX-hoax-NASA-CGI

However, SpaceX fans have explained the live stream anomaly was caused by vibration from the Falcon's nine Merlin engines.
According to the YouTube channel Primal Space, SpaceX's feeds often cut out before the exciting moment.

In a video titled Why does the SpaceX droneship camera cut out?, a voiceover says: "With the droneship being in such a remote location, the live video feed has to be transmitted via satellite.

"A large antenna on the droneship sends a directional signal towards the satellite, which will then transmit that footage back down to the broadcast team." The signal from the droneship is directional so that it is strong enough to reach the satellite. But as the Falcon 9 approaches the vessel, the thrust generated by the rocket's engines begins to uncontrollably shake the droneship.

The vibrations cause the ship's antenna to briefly lose contact with the transmission satellite. As the rocket powers down in a vertical position, the ship stabilises and reconnects with the satellite.
Of course now we go on to the next conspiracy, about what that mouse was doing on the rocket while in outer space. ;-)
Ice or water falling down and vaporizing on the hot nozzle!
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Message 99164 - Posted: 7 Jun 2020, 16:27:44 UTC - in response to Message 99149.  

Internet is fake!
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That would be in question, if we're really on an internet, or in some sort of matrix or simulation, thinking we're on the internet XD
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Message 99166 - Posted: 7 Jun 2020, 16:29:48 UTC - in response to Message 99164.  

Internet is fake!
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That would be in question, if we're really on an internet, or in some sort of matrix or simulation, thinking we're on the internet XD

Have you considered using an AFB?
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Message 99203 - Posted: 9 Jun 2020, 19:54:28 UTC - in response to Message 98943.  



2 days after the 1st stage landing on the barge, it returned to Port Canaveral.
So far, this is the only Falcon 9 flight with the "worm" version of the NASA logo, clearly visible on the side.
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