Thrust (vac): 73,000 newtons (16,400 lbf)
Thrust (SL): 68,170 newtons (15,325 lbf)
Now multiply x8.
Throttle: 20-100%. The hover was at about 28%....
They've been trying to get approval for 2 years, yet somehow the east coast got clearance (with nearby population centers, wildlife refuges etc.) and the west coast is still engaged in mental...
Ares 1 LIVES!!
SES has already said they want to be first to fly on a reused Falcon 9. With SES-9 already at KSC waiting for its turn on F9 in late January and SES-10 scheduled for an F9 later this year that...
Yup. The drone landing video shows it no more than a meter or two left of the X. A-freakin'-mazing!!