They've located the payload on the WSMR side of the San Andreas mountains. The radio beacon is still working, and they can get within 1300 ft of it. The latest is they'll head back on Wednesday with appropriate gear.I wonder what the blog buzz will be once Scotty is recovered?
Updates based on responses to this post:
#1: One would have thought that thinks like launch angles would have been thought through before you establish your spaceport. Hopefully this is worked out so future recoveries are simpler. (edited May 17th)
#2: Another reader provides a reasonable explanation for the change in launch angle and points out that RLVs may have different launch criteria.
#3: But it looks like WSMR didn't direct the change in launch angle. Still might have been warranted assuming abnormal winds combined with a strong desire to launch on schedule. Hopefully, the spaceport has technical advisors.