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 ISI EROS C-3, Vandenberg)

61st Falcon9 of 2022
Israeli hi-res reccy-sat mission from the same space launch complex (SLC-4)
that NRO recce programs GAMBIT & HEXAGON used back in the day*

Nice videos
@T+2m40s (Stg1 boost-back) the Stg1 and Stg2 engines are pointed at each other
so the plume interaction is really interesting

* Yeah, I worked 21 launches from there in the ’70s

¡¡ UPDATE !!

If you’ve ever wondered why I still use the same title for routine successes…