Author: DougM

Retired USAF LtCol ('70-'92, satellites eng/ops Air/Joint Staffs &c.) — MS, AFIT, Systems Eng / Astronautical Guidance & Control — BSE, UMich, Aerospace Engineering — Diploma, MCCC, Gunsmithing — NC Concealed-Carry Instructor — USCG Master's License, 50T Coastal — Now, just a sarcastic, lazy ol' slacker lookin' out on a NC fairway

Stuff That’s Hard to Do (Falcon9 Starlink from Vandenberg SFB)

Aaaand another textbook launch

The next one is scheduled for Thursday night from the Cape,
with another one Sunday from Vandenberg again.

Note: this kind of foggy launch reminds me of back in the day with the fire/security team stationed less than a mile north of this launch complex. As the vehicle rises and starts to pitch south, you’re lookin’ right into the engine nozzles. On a foggy day, you can’t see it; and it sounds like it’s comin’ right atcha. Everybody moseys over near the fire truck, just in case the noise goes away abruptly or gets really loud, when diving for cover will go to the top of the things-to-do list.