*it was a great day. All satellites placed in their orbits. Demoed all tech.
*Attempted relight of upper stage, encountered anomaly. Understand what it is and will fix before next flight.
*Lower stage 3-engine relight went well, reentered. Single-engine relight went well, but exceeded roll control of ACS.
*rolling "centrifuged" propellant, shut down engine early. Did recover "portions" of 1st stage after splashdown.
*despite that, we have all the pieces in place to accomplish recovery of stages in the future, "full and rapid reusability" of stage.
*all 1st and 2nd stage engines performed "slightly better than expected.
*new pad at Vandenberg AFB also performed well.
*on track for next launch, of SES satellite, next month; may wait a few weeks to finalize second stage relight issue.
*won't attempt recovery on next 2 launches to give customers for those missions maximum performance
*will next attempt recovery on 4th F9 v1.1 launch, of CRS-3. That vehicle may also have landing legs.(!!!)
*[but] won't hold up CRS-3 launch to install legs on F9. Schedule driven by upgrades to Dragon. Probably Feb '14 launch.
*working with Air Force and FAA on identifying landing sites for F9 1st stage, looking at eastern tip of Cape Canaveral.
*did recover video of the first stage reentry, hope to post it online later this week.(!)
*still working on 3rd launch site, "quite likely" to be Texas but not resolved yet.
*Also pursuing LC-39A at KSC for NASA (cargo and crew). Current Cape launch site would be used for other customers.
*hoping to do a test firing of Falcon Heavy at Texas test site by 2nd quarter of 2014.
*huge relief to have successfully delivered CASSIOPE to orbit. It had been weighing on me quite heavily.
*goal is to attempt 1st stage recovery on all future CRS launches and many others; next two (w/out recovery) more of an anomaly.
*if things go "super well", could refly a Falcon 9 1st stage by the end of next year.