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Old 09-30-2018, 02:47 PM
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Originally Posted by good stuff View Post
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FWIW here's an entire tail from Air France floating.
Are you sure that's metal?
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Originally Posted by bumster View Post
Are you sure that's metal?
No
Old 09-30-2018, 04:38 PM
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No.N.No. All kidding aside, that the rear cargo hatch door off of an X-Wing fighter.
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Originally Posted by xfernal View Post
Could it be part of this SpaceX rocket that washed up last year in Hatteras?
Bingo, (I think)

SpaceX Falcon 9, part of Telesat's logo

Nice find out there.
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My expert analysis agrees that is the logo on the floater.
Old 09-30-2018, 05:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Esuomm1 View Post



Bingo, (I think)

SpaceX Falcon 9, part of Telesat's logo

Nice find out there.
After further research, this is a piece of the fairing. "It consists of an aluminum honeycomb core with carbon-fiber face sheets fabricated in two half-shells." - https://www.spacex.com/news/2013/04/12/fairing
So, these pieces come off to release the payload.

There were 2 different Telesat launches this year. 7/22 and 9/10. https://www.spacex.com/missions

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Originally Posted by xfernal View Post
After further research, this is a piece of the fairing. "It consists of an aluminum honeycomb core with carbon-fiber face sheets fabricated in two half-shells." - https://www.spacex.com/news/2013/04/12/fairing
So, these pieces come off to release the payload.

There were 2 different Telesat launches this year. 7/22 and 9/10. https://www.spacex.com/missions

thank you! I should have brought it in!!!
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Originally Posted by bumster View Post
Are you sure that's metal?
Not metal. Composite (i.e. fiberglass, like your boat).

But on the other hand, steel boats/ships float all the time. Even ones made of concrete.
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Originally Posted by go fish View Post



thank you! I should have brought it in!!!
Yes you should have. Apparently the fairings cost around $6,000,000 each. They have made a "net boat" for catching them called Mr. Steven. https://www.space.com/41168-spacex-b...igger-net.html

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yea im gonna go ahead and say your probably shoulda brought that in haha
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Pretty sure that one needed to come aboard! Bad ass find right there. Talk about an eBay item!
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I am impressed.
Old 10-01-2018, 01:38 AM
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They pay $14k for the successful return of those. Much cheaper than deploying their search and retrieval fleet.
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That would have been a better catch than my groupers, beeliners and triggers!
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Read a store about what appears to be rocket pieces floating ashore around Charleston, https://www.charlotteobserver.com/ne...219544575.html

I can't help but wonder if they're other pieces of the same rocket as the nose cone.
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Originally Posted by good stuff View Post
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FWIW here's an entire tail from Air France floating.

it carbon fiber honeycomb build,
Old 10-23-2018, 06:59 PM
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A Space X contractor came yesterday and picked up the piece that we retrieved from the ocean.
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And he paid you... ?
Old 10-24-2018, 05:23 AM
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Nope.
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Well that ain't worth a whole lot of nothing then but trouble

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