SpaceX Droneship ‘A Shortfall of Gravitas’ Arrival [Gallery]

SpaceX’s latest booster-catching droneship “A Shortfall of Gravitas” arrived at its new home in Port Caneveral Florida on July 15th after journeying for nearly a full week from its build site in Port Fourchon Louisiana.

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A Shortfall of Gravitas droneship arrives in Port Canaveral to support SpaceX Falcon 9 launches

SpaceX’s latest droneship left Port Fourchon, Louisiana where it was constructed last Friday, and this morning, arrived in Port Canaveral Florida.

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[Update: ASOG arrives on the Space Coast] Tracking A Shortfall of Gravitas: SpaceX’s new droneship passes Florida’s Gold Coast

Over the few months, SpaceX’s newest droneship has made baby steps towards operation. The next step is coming close to an end as it approaches its homeport in Florida.

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SpaceX’s new droneship, A Shortfall of Gravitas, starts journey to Florida

When this SpaceX’s droneship, A Shortfall of Gravitas, left Port Fourchon this morning, we thought it was just for sea trials. Based on the ship’s most recent movement, it seems like ASOG is already on its way to Florida.

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SpaceX droneship A Shortfall of Gravitas undergoes initial sea-trials [Drone Video]

We’ve been following the construction of SpaceX’s latest autonomous droneship, A Shortfall of Gravitas (ASOG), for the past few months. Early this morning, ASOG started its first sea trial just outside of Port Fourchon, and now Elon Musk shared an aerial video of the ship.

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Update on SpaceX’s Gulf Coast Fleet; A Shortfall of Gravitas droneship and Phobos launch platform

SpaceX has been building not one but two seafaring platforms on the Gulf Coast just a few hours from each other. One is SpaceX’s newest droneship, A Shortfall of Gravitas, and the other is the Starship sea launch platform named Phobos. Both of which have been worked on extensively over the last few months.

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Top stories this week: ASOG updates, ISS solar panel installation, CFT booster arrives in Florida

While this week has been devoid of launches, it was far from an uneventful week in space news. We’ve had spacewalks occurring at the ISS, the arrival of ULA’s Atlas V booster for CFT, and brand new exclusive updates on SpaceX’s newest droneship.

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Exclusive: SpaceX’s newest droneship gets Starlink dish and a tug to take it home

We’ve been waiting a while to see any sign that shows SpaceX’s third droneship A Shortfall of Gravitas is nearing completion. This week, a few of those signs have shown up, proving that ASOG is getting reading for operation.

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The status of the SpaceX Recovery Fleet | June 25th, 2021

Over the last month, we’ve seen a lot of changes in SpaceX’s recovery fleet. New members to the fleet are being added, and some being moved around. Here is an update on what has happened recently.

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Exclusive: SpaceX’s new droneship has finally earned its wings with the install of deck extensions, Starlink

As SpaceX’s new droneship, A Shortfall of Gravitas, has been under construction, we’ve said that the design has changed radically. We have been wondering when ASOG would finally gain its wings, and that time seems to be now.

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Exclusive: Newest SpaceX droneship undergoing deck work

SpaceX’s third droneship has been under construction for the last couple of months now and it is looking very close to being finished. This week, signs of deck work are showing up, which could be a final step before being shipped out.

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Which SpaceX droneship is California bound (and why it’s probably Of Course I Still Love You)

We’ve been talking recently about SpaceX’s newest droneship A Shortfall of Gravitas and that it will be replacing one of SpaceX’s droneships on the east coast. It has become pretty apparent now which droneship it will be replacing.

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Exclusive: New photos of A Shortfall Of Gravitas show SpaceX’s new droneship is getting close to done

Each week Space Explored has acquired updated images tracking the process of SpaceX’s third droneship in development. This week it shows a very finished looking barge.

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Exclusive: The most recent images of SpaceX’s third droneship show a new structure on the bow

We’ve been tracking the construction of SpaceX’s A Shortfall of Gravitas droneship over the past month and the newest images we’ve gathered show a new structure on the bow of the barge.

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SpaceX’s third Octograbber for new droneship seen out in the wild

SpaceX’s third custom-made Falcon 9 recovery robot called Octograbber was seen leaving a SpaceX facility in Cocoa, Florida.

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New image of SpaceX’s third droneship shows more detail of the deck

On Sunday we saw new images of what will become SpaceX’s third droneship. The eventually named “A Shortfall of Gravitas” seems to be trending well on the construction timeline.

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[Update: Ground images] New photo of SpaceX’s ‘A Shortfall of Gravitas’ droneship shows first thrusters in place

Earlier this month we broke the news that SpaceX-related construction has started on the Marmac 302 barge in Port Fourchon, Louisiana. New images show more construction has been completed.

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Exclusive: First looks at what could be SpaceX’s newest droneship ‘A Shortfall of Gravitas’

Earlier today it was confirmed that the barge designated Marmac 302 was being worked on in Port Fourchon, Louisiana. The barge looks to be getting modifications for Falcon 9 landings.

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Another Octograbber spotted at SpaceX facility awaits a droneship to call home

First photographed by Lab Propulsion Systems, and confirmed by Gavin Cornwell, a third Octograbber was seen in production at SpaceX’s Cidco Rd facility. This is a sign that SpaceX may be closer than expected to having a third operational droneship. This droneship will be called “A Shortfall of Gravitas” in reference to the Culture series of science fiction books by Iain Banks.

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