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Title: SpaceX return to flight: this is a general SpaceX thread now I guess
Post by: Legend on Jan 07, 2017, 05:32 PM
Better be flawless.
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Post by: DD_Bwest on Jan 07, 2017, 08:12 PM
weather permitting lol
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Post by: Legend on Jan 07, 2017, 08:21 PM
weather permitting lol
Gotta have faith!
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Post by: DD_Bwest on Jan 08, 2017, 12:18 AM
Gotta have faith!
faith is nothing against science ;;)
(https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=35112.0;attach=1400142;image)
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Post by: Legend on Jan 08, 2017, 01:43 AM
faith is nothing against science ;;)
(https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=35112.0;attach=1400142;image)
Some scattered showers won't hurt as long as the wind is nice. Monday looks good for that.


Will be awesome once SpaceX rockets become more mainstream and durable to weather. Soyuz has launched during snow.
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Post by: Legend on Jan 08, 2017, 05:41 PM
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Post by: Legend on Jan 12, 2017, 05:51 PM
T minus 48 hours

It's been a long few months since the last launch. Lucky for us though, the next launch is scheduled for Jan 26. 2017 could have a launch almost every other week if another explosion doesn't happen.
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Post by: Legend on Jan 14, 2017, 03:52 PM
2 hours to go. Seems like it might really be launching today.
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Post by: Legend on Jan 14, 2017, 05:12 PM
Bwest, we need you ;D


Hosted stream is near starting.



Fuling is already well underway. They're doing fuling at like half speed to err on the side of caution. We are go for launch!
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Post by: DD_Bwest on Jan 14, 2017, 05:46 PM
Bwest, we need you ;D


Hosted stream is near starting.



Fuling is already well underway. They're doing fuling at like half speed to err on the side of caution. We are go for launch!
just woke up lol i was laying in bed and assumed i missed it,  then realized i have like 5 minutes lol
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Post by: Legend on Jan 14, 2017, 05:50 PM
I'm feeling good on the landing chances. Didn't realise they've already had 6 good ones.
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Post by: Legend on Jan 14, 2017, 06:01 PM
Well that was awesome footage!!!
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Post by: DD_Bwest on Jan 14, 2017, 06:02 PM
The Falcon has landed!!!!

I love the view they used,   getting to see JRTI as a small point and slowly get bigger is just awesome
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Post by: Xevross on Jan 14, 2017, 06:19 PM
Yay success! Awesome!
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Post by: Legend on Jan 16, 2017, 11:59 PM
I like this picture a lot.

(https://i.imgur.com/KQCLHBf.jpg)

And the next launch is only 10 days from now.
Title: Re: SpaceX return to flight: best landing yet
Post by: DD_Bwest on Jan 17, 2017, 01:04 AM
And the next launch is only 10 days from now.
echostar?
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Post by: Legend on Jan 17, 2017, 01:07 AM
echostar?
Yup.

I just learned echostar's HQ are just a few miles away from me.
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Post by: DD_Bwest on Jan 17, 2017, 04:53 AM
thats pretty sweet.   Amazing they are able to launch again so fast if they do in 10 days, but i guess they should have a stock pile of cores since they didnt really need to make any tweaks to hardware, just procedures.

So i guess that means the new launch site is ready, thatll make it even more exciting
Title: Re: SpaceX return to flight: best landing yet
Post by: Legend on Jan 17, 2017, 05:02 AM
thats pretty sweet.   Amazing they are able to launch again so fast if they do in 10 days, but i guess they should have a stock pile of cores since they didnt really need to make any tweaks to hardware, just procedures.

So i guess that means the new launch site is ready, thatll make it even more exciting
Oh I hadn't even thought about that. This was my first launch from California, and next week is the first from 39A
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Post by: DD_Bwest on Jan 17, 2017, 08:18 PM
Oh I hadn't even thought about that. This was my first launch from California, and next week is the first from 39A
awesome.  glad to hear its ready.  thats another step needed for Falcon Heavy.

any word on what launch will use  the first reflown booster? i think i remember hearing ses wanted to be the first
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Post by: Legend on Jan 17, 2017, 08:39 PM
awesome.  glad to hear its ready.  thats another step needed for Falcon Heavy.

any word on what launch will use  the first reflown booster? i think i remember hearing ses wanted to be the first
Yup SES 10.

Launch order is Echostar, ISS resupply, and then SES 10. February hopefully.
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Post by: Legend on Jan 18, 2017, 06:08 PM
SES 10 net Feb 22.

Seems like a launch every two weeks is their goal.
Title: Re: SpaceX return to flight: best landing yet
Post by: DD_Bwest on Jan 18, 2017, 07:28 PM
so about a month until they make history again.so awesome
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Post by: Legend on Jan 18, 2017, 10:48 PM
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Post by: DD_Bwest on Jan 18, 2017, 10:51 PM
understandable.   still so exciting.  

this is first launch at the new pad
next is a rtls crs mission
then a reflown booster with ses-10

so exciting

wish the heavy launch wasnt so far off lol
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Post by: Legend on Jan 18, 2017, 11:31 PM
understandable.   still so exciting.  

this is first launch at the new pad
next is a rtls crs mission
then a reflown booster with ses-10

so exciting

wish the heavy launch wasnt so far off lol
Heavy could be in April. That's not too bad.

Dragon 2 should also be this year.
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Post by: DD_Bwest on Jan 19, 2017, 01:27 AM
(https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/s851x315/16002950_10158612086390131_3294724395049665776_n.jpg?oh=27b4d8f089509a2c06d83036e1297f63&oe=5909133A)
Title: Re: SpaceX return to flight: best landing yet
Post by: Legend on Jan 22, 2017, 07:15 AM



Feels so odd having a rocket just burn up after use.  ;D
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Post by: Raven on Jan 22, 2017, 07:21 AM



Feels so odd having a rocket just burn up after use.  ;D
What are you talking about? One just blew up a couple months ago. HEYYYOOOOOOO
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Post by: Legend on Jan 25, 2017, 10:31 PM


Falcon Heavy has the demo flight and then this flight on the 30th.




Also Echostar is now NET Feb 3rd.
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Post by: DD_Bwest on Jan 26, 2017, 04:03 AM


Falcon Heavy has the demo flight and then this flight on the 30th.




Also Echostar is now NET Feb 3rd.
well thats better than q3!   still a 3 month frame tho that i wish could get narrowed down.
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Post by: Legend on Jan 27, 2017, 12:59 AM
(https://i.reddituploads.com/3ff1ee8cfed947228c58d37e305a767e?fit=max&h=1536&w=1536&s=a63f77bc0f318b9f1ef0f0ba86360b44)

Erector was up today. Seems like the Feb 3rd date might stick, at least as far as pad preparation goes.
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Post by: DD_Bwest on Jan 27, 2017, 01:33 AM
I heard a rumor an f9 was vertical this morning,  i can see how they got confused with the erector up.   this will be an awesome year for space flight
Title: Re: SpaceX return to flight: best landing yet
Post by: Legend on Jan 29, 2017, 08:39 PM
Echostar has been pushed back behind CRS 10, since CRS has a tighter launch schedule.

CRS10 is still net Feb 15. The hanger for 39A is larger and can support multiple Falcons simultaneously, so it allows them to be more flexible with launch order.
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Post by: DD_Bwest on Jan 29, 2017, 08:43 PM
Echostar has been pushed back behind CRS 10, since CRS has a tighter launch schedule.

CRS10 is still net Feb 15. The hanger for 39A is larger and can support multiple Falcons simultaneously, so it allows them to be more flexible with launch order.
bah i guess that means there was more pad delays.   atleast thatll be RTLS wont it?
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Post by: Legend on Jan 29, 2017, 09:05 PM
bah i guess that means there was more pad delays.   atleast thatll be RTLS wont it?
RTLS during the day!
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Post by: DD_Bwest on Jan 29, 2017, 09:25 PM
RTLS during the day!
that will look glorious, oh man thats exciting
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Post by: Legend on Feb 01, 2017, 03:28 PM


Also CRS 10 was bumped up a day. It's now launching on the 14th. Static fire is set for the 8th. Things are actually happening!!!
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Post by: Legend on Feb 05, 2017, 04:32 PM
I've never seen a view like this.
(http://i.imgur.com/c8BbMHJ.png?1)
Wow is that crazy looking
Title: Re: SpaceX return to flight: this is a general SpaceX thread now I guess
Post by: DD_Bwest on Feb 05, 2017, 07:55 PM
dang thats nice. i havent seen a closeup of the strong back and launch mount horizontal from that close, never mind with the f9 on it.  

on that note apprently 39a strong back and launch mount were horizontal together for the first time.  dang im excited foe the next crs flight
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Post by: DD_Bwest on Feb 07, 2017, 10:03 PM
falcon heavy side core with nose cone attached seen leaving hawthorne. ill get a pic when i get home

speculation its thw returned thaicom 8
Title: Re: SpaceX return to flight: this is a general SpaceX thread now I guess
Post by: Legend on Feb 07, 2017, 10:18 PM
falcon heavy side core with nose cone attached seen leaving hawthorne. ill get a pic when i get home

speculation its thw returned thaicom 8
Also CRS 10 delayed to the 17th.



And another ITS tank test.
Quote
(https://i.imgur.com/ExyB1jS.jpg)
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Post by: DD_Bwest on Feb 08, 2017, 08:48 PM
(https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=41454.0;attach=1404981;image)
Title: Re: SpaceX return to flight: this is a general SpaceX thread now I guess
Post by: Legend on Feb 08, 2017, 09:57 PM
(https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=41454.0;attach=1404981;image)
Higher res
http://imgur.com/a/Vbxrx (http://imgur.com/a/Vbxrx)

(it's always amusing coming here to post something, only to see it's already posted) ::)
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Post by: DD_Bwest on Feb 08, 2017, 10:12 PM
haha ya i look at NSF forums alot..  tempted to get the L2 upgrade lol
Title: Re: SpaceX return to flight: this is a general SpaceX thread now I guess
Post by: DD_Bwest on Feb 10, 2017, 05:37 PM
(https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=42182.0;attach=1405355;image)
there she is,   getting excited for spacex's first launch from this pad
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Post by: Aura7541 on Feb 10, 2017, 06:08 PM
(https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=42182.0;attach=1405355;image)
there she is,   getting excited for spacex's first launch from this pad

(http://images.akamai.steamusercontent.com/ugc/524904249274121803/4C3CF0C00C76A83B94F84DEF48141E73EEE8AB3C/)
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Post by: Legend on Feb 10, 2017, 09:00 PM

Instagram
 (https://www.instagram.com/p/BQWBz9zgOTP/)

Rocket vertical but test fire tomorrow.
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Post by: DD_Bwest on Feb 10, 2017, 09:55 PM
so tomorrow will put the first flames through that trench since the shuttle.  
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Post by: Legend on Feb 12, 2017, 02:58 AM
Possible reason the launch was delayed to the 18th.
X-37B Space Plane maneuvers into Lower Orbit, likely Precursor to Landing - Spaceflight101 (http://spaceflight101.com/x-37b-space-plane-maneuvers-into-lower-orbit-likely-precursor-to-landing/)
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Post by: Legend on Feb 12, 2017, 09:51 PM
Yay!
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Post by: Legend on Feb 14, 2017, 02:48 AM
Oh boy!



Will be the fastest turnaround time for SpaceX ever, if the date holds.
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Post by: DD_Bwest on Feb 14, 2017, 06:45 AM
dang thatll be sweet!   hopefully they can keep up the pace lol  
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Post by: Legend on Feb 14, 2017, 07:04 AM
dang thatll be sweet!   hopefully they can keep up the pace lol  
Plus rain is expected this weekend so CRS might be delayed to monday. If they can do an 8 day turnaround, that'd be amazing.


The new strongback drops back 90 degrees at launch so it should need much less refurbishment than the others.
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Post by: DD_Bwest on Feb 14, 2017, 05:13 PM
Plus rain is expected this weekend so CRS might be delayed to monday. If they can do an 8 day turnaround, that'd be amazing.


The new strongback drops back 90 degrees at launch so it should need much less refurbishment than the others.
Plus isnt the pad also fit for Falcon heavy launches?   gotta imagine that if the pad is built for 27 engines blasting, 9 engines probably wont cause as much flame/heat damage  lol
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Post by: Legend on Feb 16, 2017, 08:07 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/jg0dZoF.jpg)
Plus isnt the pad also fit for Falcon heavy launches?   gotta imagine that if the pad is built for 27 engines blasting, 9 engines probably wont cause as much flame/heat damage  lol
Well the pad was originally built for the Saturn V so the general stuff sure should be fine!
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Post by: DD_Bwest on Feb 16, 2017, 08:40 PM
thats a great shot! i wonder if the can launch the ITS from there lol
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Post by: Legend on Feb 16, 2017, 08:44 PM
thats a great shot! i wonder if the can launch the ITS from there lol
Yes 39A is the planned ITS pad last we heard.
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Post by: Legend on Feb 16, 2017, 11:04 PM
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Post by: DD_Bwest on Feb 17, 2017, 12:44 AM
so excited.   i hear the weather for saturday is looking better compared to how it looked before.  

Sunday is even earlier in the morning then saturday lol so im hoping it isnt pushed back lol
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Post by: DD_Bwest on Feb 17, 2017, 04:45 AM
(https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=42182.0;attach=1406691;image)
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Post by: Legend on Feb 17, 2017, 05:14 AM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2105/32945170805_44e5c8199e_k.jpg)
Another pic. (and in my quote of you I swapped the image with the hi res version)
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3865/32945170225_e5b87acce0_k.jpg)
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Post by: DD_Bwest on Feb 17, 2017, 05:33 AM
dang i like that view
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Post by: Legend on Feb 17, 2017, 03:11 PM
Quote
(http://i.imgur.com/DEasNFR.jpg)
ITS tanker blew up  :P
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Post by: Xevross on Feb 17, 2017, 07:02 PM
ITS tanker blew up  :P
Does this mean delays?
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Post by: Legend on Feb 17, 2017, 07:38 PM
Does this mean delays?
No. Either they were testing it to the breaking point, or it had some problem that needs fixing.

Can't imagine they didn't expect this in some form.

Meanwhile...

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Post by: Xevross on Feb 17, 2017, 07:40 PM
No. Either they were testing it to the breaking point, or it had some problem that needs fixing.

Can't imagine they didn't expect this in some form.

Meanwhile...


Well that's good news

That's not good news
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Post by: Legend on Feb 17, 2017, 10:27 PM
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Post by: DD_Bwest on Feb 17, 2017, 10:30 PM
No. Either they were testing it to the breaking point, or it had some problem that needs fixing.

Can't imagine they didn't expect this in some form.

Meanwhile...


hearing its part of the  helium system,  
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Post by: Legend on Feb 17, 2017, 10:40 PM
hearing its part of the  helium system,  
Yup. Only used for deorbit burn. Not mission critical. Launch is still a go.
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Post by: DD_Bwest on Feb 18, 2017, 12:38 AM
Yup. Only used for deorbit burn. Not mission critical. Launch is still a go.
ooo its just the retro helium?   lol i was concerned it had to do with the COPV's on the second stage.  thats good news.

weather at 70%last i heard.  
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Post by: Legend on Feb 18, 2017, 04:08 AM
ooo its just the retro helium?   lol i was concerned it had to do with the COPV's on the second stage.  thats good news.

weather at 70%last i heard.  
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Post by: Legend on Feb 18, 2017, 02:23 PM


Let's launch a rocket!

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Post by: Legend on Feb 18, 2017, 02:51 PM
Stage 2 having vectoring issues now.

Stage 2 is not feeling lucky as of late  :-\
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Post by: Legend on Feb 18, 2017, 03:01 PM
SCRUB
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Post by: DD_Bwest on Feb 18, 2017, 07:27 PM
ha i conpletely overslept and missed everything .    dang stage 2again.. they need a new stage 2 lol
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Post by: Legend on Feb 19, 2017, 02:10 PM
Weather is 50 50 for launch. SpaceX is fueling the rocket but might have to scrub again.
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Post by: Legend on Feb 19, 2017, 02:13 PM


NICE!
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Post by: Legend on Feb 19, 2017, 02:19 PM
Stream is live but I'm all alone  ::)

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Post by: Xevross on Feb 19, 2017, 02:26 PM
All by myyyseeeelllllllffff
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Post by: Legend on Feb 19, 2017, 02:35 PM
The landing should be so amazing looking today. First day time land landing.
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Post by: Legend on Feb 19, 2017, 02:39 PM
Liftoff!
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Post by: Legend on Feb 19, 2017, 02:40 PM
Um where's the rocket?
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Post by: Legend on Feb 19, 2017, 02:43 PM
That was really really cool seeing the booster floating away.
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Post by: Legend on Feb 19, 2017, 02:47 PM
SpaceX is making it look easy!
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Post by: Xevross on Feb 19, 2017, 05:09 PM
SpaceX is making it look easy!
Another successful landing?
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Post by: Legend on Feb 19, 2017, 05:32 PM
Another successful landing?
Yup. I think that makes 8 now.
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Post by: Xevross on Feb 19, 2017, 05:43 PM
Yup. I think that makes 8 now.
Awesome! That's incredible! :o

I would have watched but I was out with some friends
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Post by: Legend on Feb 19, 2017, 06:15 PM
Awesome! That's incredible! :o

I would have watched but I was out with some friends
Next launch is on the 28th if you're interested. Won't be attempting a landing though. The booster would have poor chances of success and even if it did land, it'd take a lot of damage from reentry. Plus SpaceX is working on the Falcon 9 Block 5 which is optimized for cheap reuse so most of the currently landed rockets won't be used that much anyway.

In the future with a heavy launch like this, they'd use the Falcon Heavy. It uses three boosters instead of one, but that means there's plenty of excess fuel and two can fly back to Florida like today. Third booster lands on the drone ship with minimal heat damage as well.

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Post by: Xevross on Feb 19, 2017, 06:30 PM
Next launch is on the 28th if you're interested. Won't be attempting a landing though. The booster would have poor chances of success and even if it did land, it'd take a lot of damage from reentry. Plus SpaceX is working on the Falcon 9 Block 5 which is optimized for cheap reuse so most of the currently landed rockets won't be used that much anyway.

In the future with a heavy launch like this, they'd use the Falcon Heavy. It uses three boosters instead of one, but that means there's plenty of excess fuel and two can fly back to Florida like today. Third booster lands on the drone ship with minimal heat damage as well.


So the first stage is going higher than normal on that one?

Oh that sounds good, they really are quite clever at spaceX aren't they
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Post by: DD_Bwest on Feb 19, 2017, 06:47 PM
lol i knew i would sleep in, so i avoided evverything after i woke up and watched the stream recorded lol   awesome landing!

next launch no landing,  but the launch after that is a re used booster
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Post by: Legend on Feb 19, 2017, 06:47 PM
So the first stage is going higher than normal on that one?

Oh that sounds good, they really are quite clever at spaceX aren't they
Yes it goes higher and faster.

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Post by: Xevross on Feb 19, 2017, 07:00 PM
Yes it goes higher and faster.
Cool. What are they launching?
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Post by: DD_Bwest on Feb 19, 2017, 07:07 PM
Just a heavier satelite

the extra weight effects the second stage the most, so they want the first stage to get going higher and faster to make up for it

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Post by: Xevross on Feb 19, 2017, 07:20 PM
Just a heavier satelite

the extra weight effects the second stage the most, so they want the first stage to get going higher and faster to make up for it


Yeah that makes sense.

I wish we'd spent more time on rockets in classical mechanics :(
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Post by: Legend on Feb 19, 2017, 07:44 PM

Wow great video. Clouds are perfect from that angle!

Yeah that makes sense.

I wish we'd spent more time on rockets in classical mechanics :(
(https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/orbital_mechanics.png)

It's a joke but it's seriously true. Games are the best teachers out there.
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Post by: Xevross on Feb 19, 2017, 07:54 PM
Wow great video. Clouds are perfect from that angle!
(https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/orbital_mechanics.png)

It's a joke but it's seriously true. Games are the best teachers out there.
Eh I know a lot of orbital mechanics tbh. I haven't played kerbal that much but I can't see it being too complicated
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Post by: DD_Bwest on Feb 19, 2017, 07:55 PM
Wow great video. Clouds are perfect from that angle!
(https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/orbital_mechanics.png)

It's a joke but it's seriously true. Games are the best teachers out there.
The amount i learned from playing kerbals is astounding.  If ksp was around when i was in high school, or if i was in high school now, i would surely try to go into engineering in the space industry.

i know the clouds look great, passes through just a portion of them, i hope we get some nice closeups.    

i also love the way the tallback for this pad does the quick pull back, as opposed to the slow one at vandenberg and the old florida pad.
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Post by: Xevross on Feb 19, 2017, 07:56 PM
Also that video is pretty ridiculous

Well I guess I know more about the theory and the equations behind orbital mechanics but KSP helps you understand the practicalities better
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Post by: DD_Bwest on Feb 19, 2017, 08:01 PM
yup, ksp will teach you how to apply it in practice.  I dont know any of the equation stuff, but i know what will happen when you apply thrust in given directions and how itll effect your orbit.   flying by the seat of your pants with help from computers lol
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Post by: Legend on Feb 19, 2017, 08:05 PM
i also love the way the tallback for this pad does the quick pull back, as opposed to the slow one at vandenberg and the old florida pad.
I thought it would have moved back quicker and farther. This is still better than the old way but I imagined it'd go full horizontal.
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Post by: Xevross on Feb 19, 2017, 08:07 PM
yup, ksp will teach you how to apply it in practice.  I dont know any of the equation stuff, but i know what will happen when you apply thrust in given directions and how itll effect your orbit.   flying by the seat of your pants with help from computers lol
KSP is a very cool game. I feel like I'd love it if I played it.

I could work out what the trajectory change would be given a certain thrust but it would probably take me a long time. We did it before in a tutorial but I've forgotten how you do it now.

I should revise  ;D
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Post by: Legend on Feb 27, 2017, 06:01 AM



Also seems it's been awhile since the last post here.

Next rocket launch is the 12th. Was delayed.
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Post by: DD_Bwest on Feb 27, 2017, 06:40 AM



Also seems it's been awhile since the last post here.

Next rocket launch is the 12th. Was delayed.
yea i heard the launch got pushed back

any speculation as to what this is about?
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Post by: Legend on Feb 27, 2017, 06:45 AM
yea i heard the launch got pushed back

any speculation as to what this is about?
Probably the space suit.
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Post by: DD_Bwest on Feb 27, 2017, 06:55 AM
Probably the space suit.
hmm yea that makes sense considering the current state of the manned dragon capsule, it seems like the reasonable time
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Post by: Legend on Feb 27, 2017, 08:57 PM
Not space suits apparently.

Elon Musk makes mystery SpaceX announcement on Livestream (https://livestream.com/accounts/16944724/events/7071172)
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Post by: Legend on Feb 27, 2017, 08:59 PM
Moon mission!?!?

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Post by: Legend on Feb 27, 2017, 09:01 PM
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Post by: Legend on Mar 09, 2017, 11:37 PM
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Post by: DD_Bwest on Mar 10, 2017, 03:58 PM
yay no more delaying echostar.
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Post by: Legend on Mar 13, 2017, 06:32 PM
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Post by: DD_Bwest on Mar 13, 2017, 06:38 PM
lol i keep forgetting thats tonight my time

hows the weather looking?  last i heard was 60% go
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Post by: Legend on Mar 13, 2017, 06:42 PM
lol i keep forgetting thats tonight my time

hows the weather looking?  last i heard was 60% go
40% go now, but the launch window is long. Backup day is 48 hours later.
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Post by: DD_Bwest on Mar 14, 2017, 05:14 AM
Looks like the launch is scrubbed,
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Post by: Legend on Mar 14, 2017, 05:52 AM
First time I'm happy for a scrub. I was distracted and forgot about it!
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Post by: Legend on Mar 15, 2017, 09:04 PM
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Post by: DD_Bwest on Mar 15, 2017, 09:37 PM
got a good feeling about tonight.

the F9 looks so weird without those legs lol
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Post by: Legend on Mar 16, 2017, 05:40 AM


Live
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Post by: DD_Bwest on Mar 16, 2017, 05:47 AM
exciting!
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Post by: Legend on Mar 16, 2017, 05:59 AM
Launch!

But without the landing, what's there to look forward too  :P

edt: it's really cool seeing the rocket illuminate itself.
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Post by: Legend on Mar 16, 2017, 06:08 AM
Altitude is dropping. Is that normal?
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Post by: DD_Bwest on Mar 16, 2017, 06:21 AM
Altitude is dropping. Is that normal?
i turned away after MECO and the second stage igniting successfully.   but i think for this trajectory yes, itll have reached a somewhat stable orbit, even tho itll be technically loosing altitude until its Pe, but the next burn will send it up to GTO anyways before it gets there
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Post by: Legend on Mar 16, 2017, 06:36 AM
i turned away after MECO and the second stage igniting successfully.   but i think for this trajectory yes, itll have reached a somewhat stable orbit, even tho itll be technically loosing altitude until its Pe, but the next burn will send it up to GTO anyways before it gets there
Yeah it was only every so slightly dropping.

And dear god that ending lol. Glad I stayed up for it.
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Post by: Legend on Mar 16, 2017, 07:10 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/LsojVeL.jpg)
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Post by: Legend on Mar 17, 2017, 04:02 AM


I really hope it's delayed. I was going to be in Florida for those few days but plans changed. If I missed out on seeing the first re-used rocket in person  :'(
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Post by: DD_Bwest on Mar 17, 2017, 04:48 AM
less then 2 weeks from history. so exciting
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Post by: Xevross on Mar 17, 2017, 09:22 AM
What's special about this next launch?
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Post by: DD_Bwest on Mar 17, 2017, 02:45 PM
What's special about this next launch?
first ever re used orbital class booster,  the section theyve been landing
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Post by: Legend on Mar 17, 2017, 02:57 PM
THis is the CRS 8 booster that they are reusing.


I Really hope they can land it again but the odds are poor. SES 10 is a heavy payload.





ALso Horizon mentioned AMOS-16
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Post by: Xevross on Mar 17, 2017, 04:29 PM
first ever re used orbital class booster,  the section theyve been landing
I thought it might be this but I wasn't sure if it had been done before.

Should be an amazing moment
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Post by: Legend on Mar 18, 2017, 09:47 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/POpxKMX.jpg)
From mass effect
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Post by: Legend on Mar 21, 2017, 04:49 AM
(https://i.redd.it/2fu2yvdpanmy.jpg)

View of the new drone.

It drives under the rocket after it lands and grabs the octoweb to secure it. Won't need humans to come on before they know it's safe.

and
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Post by: Legend on Mar 27, 2017, 02:15 PM
ON the 30th now. Yay!!!
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Post by: DD_Bwest on Mar 27, 2017, 10:00 PM
Static fire complete!   We are mere days away for this historic launch.
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Post by: Legend on Apr 05, 2017, 03:09 PM
Falcon Heavy updated to 64,000kg to LEO : spacex (https://www.reddit.com/r/spacex/comments/63l36s/falcon_heavy_updated_to_64000kg_to_leo/)

That's a heavy lift rocket!

Also I never thought about how crazy complex the Falcon heavy is. Why is Falcon Heavy so much harder than strapping three cores together? : spacex (https://www.reddit.com/r/spacex/comments/635xci/why_is_falcon_heavy_so_much_harder_than_strapping/)
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Post by: Legend on Apr 05, 2017, 06:53 PM


Oh my that's sweet.

At the very very least they saved $20 million on this launch.
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Post by: DD_Bwest on Apr 05, 2017, 09:14 PM
holy thats almost a 20% boost from before.

and another wow for the refurb costs.  the cheapest launch vehicle just got substantially cheaper
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Post by: Legend on Apr 08, 2017, 01:24 AM
I'm worried about the ITS.

Red Dragon was delayed 2 years, Grey Dragon is happening, pressure tank exploded, and 2nd stage reuse is back to being a priority. Some of these are super cool but they show less focus is being put on Mars. Could it be that the tank exploding has set them back and everything is being revalued? It's possible the ITS was too advanced to be built.

Maybe second stage recovery will work like a mini ITS. Have a heatshield on the side and have a triangular setup of superdracos on the side. They might want to test more ITS concepts before investing in a full version.

We should know in a month or two since an ITS update is coming on their website. Hopefully it isn't scaled back or delayed. Also hope it keeps the iconic window.
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Post by: Legend on Apr 12, 2017, 08:17 PM
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Post by: Legend on Apr 22, 2017, 02:06 PM


Falcon Heavy is finally really happening!!!
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Post by: DD_Bwest on Apr 22, 2017, 05:27 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/0vzvyQ1.jpg)

on my phone so not sure i grabbed the best quality pic. view from fairing. spacex shared it.
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Post by: Legend on Apr 25, 2017, 11:32 PM
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Post by: nnodley on Apr 25, 2017, 11:41 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/0vzvyQ1.jpg)

on my phone so not sure i grabbed the best quality pic. view from fairing. spacex shared it.
That's fantastic!
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Post by: Legend on Apr 29, 2017, 04:00 AM


Great image showing how big an object the Falcon can send to space.
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Post by: DD_Bwest on Apr 29, 2017, 11:09 PM
is it gonna be live streamed or is the classified nature of this mission going to prevent that?  lol
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Post by: Legend on Apr 29, 2017, 11:35 PM
is it gonna be live streamed or is the classified nature of this mission going to prevent that?  lol
LIve streamed but no footage of second stage
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Post by: DD_Bwest on Apr 30, 2017, 12:40 AM
LIve streamed but no footage of second stage
neato atleast  we get the landing then.  assuming there will be an attempt lol
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Post by: Legend on Apr 30, 2017, 01:06 AM
neato atleast  we get the landing then.  assuming there will be an attempt lol
Yeah it's a return to launch site. Should have the best views yet!
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Post by: DD_Bwest on Apr 30, 2017, 05:00 AM
Yeah it's a return to launch site. Should have the best views yet!
woah... maybe i will get up for this then! 7est?

edit:  just checked NSF, ya its 7est lol
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Post by: Legend on Apr 30, 2017, 10:41 AM


I'm up!
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Post by: DD_Bwest on Apr 30, 2017, 10:52 AM
well im up as well, but going back to bed once they land the dang thing :P

i gotta work in 5 hours..  first book closing at the new job lol
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Post by: Legend on Apr 30, 2017, 10:55 AM
well im up as well, but going back to bed once they land the dang thing :P

i gotta work in 5 hours..  first book closing at the new job lol
Was pushed back 15 minutes. Hopefully not pushed back more for you.
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Post by: DD_Bwest on Apr 30, 2017, 11:05 AM
Was pushed back 15 minutes. Hopefully not pushed back more for you.
yea at thsi point im up so imma stay up and watch it lol  so hopefully back in bad by 730 est lol  if i remember right its like 10-15 minutes flight time for the first stage

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Post by: Legend on Apr 30, 2017, 11:11 AM
yea at thsi point im up so imma stay up and watch it lol  so hopefully back in bad by 730 est lol  if i remember right its like 10-15 minutes flight time for the first stage


Yup waiting for the second stage final burn can be so hard at odd times. I kinda like that this mission is short  ::)
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Post by: Legend on Apr 30, 2017, 11:13 AM
HOLD!

Scrub for the day
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Post by: DD_Bwest on Apr 30, 2017, 11:13 AM
oh fudge off
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Post by: Legend on Apr 30, 2017, 11:17 AM
Guess I'm going to go watch a movie since I'm up.
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Post by: Legend on May 01, 2017, 10:46 AM


I'm up
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Post by: Legend on May 01, 2017, 11:14 AM
Lift off!
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Post by: Legend on May 01, 2017, 11:17 AM
Awesome shots of the separation!
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Post by: Legend on May 01, 2017, 11:23 AM
Landed. That was the coolest coverage ever!

So many awesome shots!!!
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Post by: DD_Bwest on May 01, 2017, 01:51 PM
i couldnt get up for it,  just to tired to do it a second day in a row.

watching it now,  the shot of the stage sep was insanely cool

i love ow the kept the telemetry for the first stage so you can see its velocity before, during and after the boost back burn


its pretty cool so see the rcs just after the boostback,   i didnt realize how high visible those little jets of gas are lol

watching its velocity go up n doing in all the different stages were cool, as a ksp player, it fill in questions lol
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Post by: Legend on May 01, 2017, 05:10 PM
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Post by: Legend on May 10, 2017, 02:02 AM
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Post by: Legend on May 12, 2017, 11:18 PM
I knew the SpaceX red dragon would put the largest payload on Mars ever, but it just hit me that the two in 2020 will put more payload on the surface than every other mission combined.

List of artificial objects on Mars - Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_artificial_objects_on_Mars)

9,880 kg on Mars today, while each red dragon is about 6,000 kg.
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Post by: Legend on May 14, 2017, 02:01 AM
Tom Mueller interview/ speech, Skype call, 02 May 2017. (Starts 00.01.00) : spacex (https://www.reddit.com/r/spacex/comments/6b043z/tom_mueller_interview_speech_skype_call_02_may/)

Some cool stuff.

Block 5 legs will be retractable. Elon wanted 12 hour turnaround time but engineers convinced him that was extreme.

It didn't really hit me until now that the 24 hour turnaround was a near term goal, possibly this year.
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Post by: DD_Bwest on May 14, 2017, 02:47 AM
holy shame that will look dang cool,   i didnt realize they had it planned so soon either..  i wonder how they plan to mount a new second stage
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Post by: Legend on May 15, 2017, 02:34 AM
holy shame that will look dang cool,   i didnt realize they had it planned so soon either..  i wonder how they plan to mount a new second stage
MIght only be 24 hours for preparing the booster, not 24 hours for everything.

DOing mounting and a normal launch in 24 hours would be impressive even on a new rocket.
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Post by: DD_Bwest on May 15, 2017, 04:13 AM
MIght only be 24 hours for preparing the booster, not 24 hours for everything.

DOing mounting and a normal launch in 24 hours would be impressive even on a new rocket.
yea but this is elon we are talking about lol i wouldnt put it past him to have the idea of everything in 24h.  kinda like in the video for the bfr
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Post by: Legend on May 15, 2017, 10:50 PM


No landing but still fun to watch. Only 14 days since their last launch, tying for their record.
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Post by: Legend on May 15, 2017, 11:11 PM
Stream live
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Post by: Legend on May 15, 2017, 11:19 PM
Liftoff!
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Post by: Legend on May 15, 2017, 11:24 PM
I really hope they don't cut the video of the first stage
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Post by: Legend on May 15, 2017, 11:25 PM
Awwww
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Post by: Legend on May 15, 2017, 11:55 PM
Alright good launch. Let's do it again in 2 weeks.
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Post by: Legend on Jun 01, 2017, 06:59 PM
LAunch today. Almost forgot.
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Post by: Legend on Jun 01, 2017, 10:15 PM
Scrub yay!

I was in the car.
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Post by: DD_Bwest on Jun 01, 2017, 10:52 PM
i was  gonna miss it lol  but ill prolly niss tomorrow to lol
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Post by: Legend on Jun 01, 2017, 10:55 PM
i was  gonna miss it lol  but ill prolly niss tomorrow to lol
Not tomorrow. It's on the third.
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Post by: DD_Bwest on Jun 01, 2017, 11:28 PM
Not tomorrow. It's on the third.
sweet then ill get to see it
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Post by: Legend on Jun 03, 2017, 05:20 PM
50/50 chance of launch. Bad weather again.
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Post by: Raven on Jun 03, 2017, 06:08 PM
Someday we'll be able to head into space without concern of the weather. Unless it's a hurricane. Maybe even then.
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Post by: Legend on Jun 03, 2017, 07:03 PM
Someday we'll be able to head into space without concern of the weather. Unless it's a hurricane. Maybe even then.
Lightning was the big problem the last time. It'll be awhile before we can ignore that.
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Post by: DD_Bwest on Jun 03, 2017, 07:35 PM
yea hearing its anvil clouds(which can bring thunderstorms) and cumulus clouds.  still hope they can launch tho
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Post by: Legend on Jun 03, 2017, 08:27 PM


Currently go for launch!
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Post by: DD_Bwest on Jun 03, 2017, 08:47 PM
excited!!!   i forgot that it was a RTLS lol
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Post by: Legend on Jun 03, 2017, 08:48 PM
excited!!!   i forgot that it was a RTLS lol
Yup. I have some relatives in Florida for a few days and it should be an awesome introduction of SpaceX to them.
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Post by: DD_Bwest on Jun 03, 2017, 08:52 PM
rofl at that guys shirt!

"prayers given:  0"
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Post by: Legend on Jun 03, 2017, 08:53 PM
rofl at that guys shirt!

"prayers given:  0"
Who?
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Post by: DD_Bwest on Jun 03, 2017, 08:58 PM
some guy  who was standing behind one of them, hes gone now.    imma rewind later and grab a shot of it if i can lol
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Post by: Legend on Jun 03, 2017, 08:58 PM
Also this is the 100th launch from historic 39A.
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Post by: DD_Bwest on Jun 03, 2017, 09:00 PM
rofl wtf is going on behind her?
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Post by: DD_Bwest on Jun 03, 2017, 09:01 PM
there was some big guy with latex gloves on
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Post by: Legend on Jun 03, 2017, 09:01 PM
These legs look a lot less pronounced than normal. Maybe smaller for block 4.
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Post by: DD_Bwest on Jun 03, 2017, 09:04 PM
here we go
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Post by: DD_Bwest on Jun 03, 2017, 09:14 PM
attack of the giant wasps!
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Post by: Legend on Jun 03, 2017, 09:20 PM
They make this look easy!

Cool seeing first stage stats for landing.
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Post by: DD_Bwest on Jun 03, 2017, 09:37 PM
They make this look easy!

Cool seeing first stage stats for landing.
i know i love watching its velocity, as a huge KSP player i love that perspective and makes me think of my launches on a RSS mod.   once i get a decent gaming rig im going to do a career with realism overhual
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Post by: Legend on Jun 04, 2017, 06:14 PM
Cool pic

(https://i.imgur.com/fbuxfC5.jpg)
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Post by: the-pi-guy on Jun 04, 2017, 07:04 PM
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Post by: Legend on Jun 07, 2017, 01:41 AM


Looks so much like a cheap powerpoint animation.
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Post by: Legend on Jun 18, 2017, 03:56 PM
26 hours till the next launch. This is on a reused booster.
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Post by: DD_Bwest on Jun 18, 2017, 06:28 PM
26 hours till the next launch. This is on a reused booster.
SHould have been paying more attention, i cant believe i missed that little detail.   hope i can find a way to watch it at work.

is it known what mission the re-used booster came from?
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Post by: Legend on Jun 18, 2017, 06:43 PM
SHould have been paying more attention, i cant believe i missed that little detail.   hope i can find a way to watch it at work.

is it known what mission the re-used booster came from?

Iridium, the first launch this year from California.
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Post by: Legend on Jun 18, 2017, 08:46 PM


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Post by: DD_Bwest on Jun 18, 2017, 10:27 PM
oo nice if its next weekend itll be much easier to watch the launch,  and if we get a double header that will be sweet.  they really are trying to push up launch frequency.
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Post by: Legend on Jun 23, 2017, 06:24 AM
Today's the day. Second reused launch. Also might use the grabber robot.
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Post by: Legend on Jun 23, 2017, 06:55 PM


Live
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Post by: Legend on Jun 23, 2017, 07:09 PM
liftoff!

exploded?
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Post by: Legend on Jun 23, 2017, 07:17 PM
ya no landing
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Post by: Legend on Jun 23, 2017, 07:17 PM
NEVERMIND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by: Xevross on Jun 23, 2017, 07:19 PM
ya no landing
Why did you think it hadn't landed?
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Post by: Legend on Jun 23, 2017, 07:23 PM
Why did you think it hadn't landed?
(http://i.imgur.com/r2JGUIP.png)
Then video cut out. Then after ~20 seconds the spacex employees all moaned.

It popped back alive and well, but somewhat crunched.

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Post by: Legend on Jun 23, 2017, 07:26 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DDB2G50W0AE5Sme.jpg)
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Title: Re: SpaceX return to flight: this is a general SpaceX thread now I guess
Post by: Legend on Jun 23, 2017, 07:48 PM


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Post by: DD_Bwest on Jun 23, 2017, 08:04 PM
ended up watching it on my phone lol  i thought it crashed to but i guess it was the 3 engine + sideways nomentum that made it look like i would miss lol  
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Post by: Legend on Jun 27, 2017, 01:27 AM
Missed that one. Area I was at ended up having no cell service  :'(

New titanium grid fins worked great. Successful launch and landing, only 49 hours after the last one.
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Post by: DD_Bwest on Jun 27, 2017, 01:38 AM
i missed it but got to watch the replay.  those seas looked mighty choppy, i was impressed.

apparently the titanium grid fins may glow red on the gto launches,  hope we get to see that soon.

my guess would be ses-11 lol
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Post by: Legend on Jul 02, 2017, 05:55 PM
LAunch day but some bad storms in the area. Probably going to get scrubbed for tomorrow.
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Post by: DD_Bwest on Jul 02, 2017, 09:01 PM
would be nice if they can launch,  but i heard it was like a 40% go a few days ago



also china had a failure :/
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Post by: Legend on Jul 02, 2017, 09:20 PM
would be nice if they can launch,  but i heard it was like a 40% go a few days ago



also china had a failure :/
Up to 60  ;D

Hadn't heard about China  :'(
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Post by: DD_Bwest on Jul 02, 2017, 09:29 PM
Up to 60  ;D

Hadn't heard about China  :'(
nice 60 is better ::P

yea i hadnt heard about china until i started reading the intelsat discussion thread just now.   doesnt seem to have been a RUD atleast
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Post by: Legend on Jul 02, 2017, 09:33 PM
Cool photo
(http://i.imgur.com/5v4mgH7.jpg)
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Post by: Legend on Jul 02, 2017, 10:48 PM
Fueling started
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Post by: DD_Bwest on Jul 02, 2017, 11:10 PM
nice weather is holding for now it seems.  this is exciting
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Post by: Legend on Jul 02, 2017, 11:13 PM
nice weather is holding for now it seems.  this is exciting
Lightning getting close though. It'll be a race to launch it first!
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Post by: Legend on Jul 02, 2017, 11:24 PM


live
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Post by: Legend on Jul 02, 2017, 11:34 PM
aw so close. aborted at 9 seconds. Will launch tomorrow
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Post by: Legend on Jul 03, 2017, 10:28 PM
Delayed 20 minutes due to weather.
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Post by: Legend on Jul 03, 2017, 10:55 PM
Delayed another 10.

I really hope they launch tonight. It'll be the fastest turnaround time in US history if they manage it. Russians once launched from the same pad 48 hours apart so that's the global record.
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Post by: Legend on Jul 04, 2017, 12:14 AM
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Post by: Legend on Jul 04, 2017, 12:33 AM
lol scrubbed. 4th of July launch it seems.

No record break :(
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Post by: Xevross on Jul 04, 2017, 12:43 AM
lol scrubbed. 4th of July launch it seems.

No record break :(
They'll get the record soon enough!
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Post by: Legend on Jul 04, 2017, 12:46 AM
They'll get the record soon enough!
Pff 3 rockets in 11 days, not good enough Elon!  ::)


A launch tomorrow will still be a spaceX record at least.



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Post by: Xevross on Jul 04, 2017, 01:12 AM
Pff 3 rockets in 11 days, not good enough Elon!  ::)


A launch tomorrow will still be a spaceX record at least.

Who/ what was the old record?
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Post by: Legend on Jul 04, 2017, 01:48 AM
Who/ what was the old record?
SpaceX did CRS-6 and the next launch from that pad 13 days apart.
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Post by: Legend on Jul 04, 2017, 05:48 PM
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Post by: Legend on Jul 05, 2017, 09:46 PM
90% go for tonight
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Post by: Legend on Jul 05, 2017, 11:26 PM
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Post by: Legend on Jul 05, 2017, 11:36 PM
Actually launched!
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Post by: DD_Bwest on Jul 05, 2017, 11:48 PM
bah i missed liftoff but got to watch the second stage lol

i wish they gave us current acceleration with the other data lol heck i want a whole bunch of different telemetry :p i can dream of havinf my mechjeb data window lol
Title: Re: SpaceX return to flight: this is a general SpaceX thread now I guess
Post by: Legend on Jul 17, 2017, 04:39 PM
Per BCFR, roof fire at SpaceX building at Port Canaveral. Multiple units on scene. : spacex (https://www.reddit.com/r/spacex/comments/6np1v1/per_bcfr_roof_fire_at_spacex_building_at_port/)
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Post by: Legend on Jul 23, 2017, 05:15 PM
Seems the mini ITS will still be a super huge rocket. These are calculations based off hints/leaks.

(http://i.imgur.com/ZLYeMGs.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/GGQY24o.jpg)
And 100 tons of payload to the surface of Mars with refueling in orbit.


This mini ITS is designed for commercial payloads and pioneering the technology needed for the full sized version.
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Post by: DD_Bwest on Jul 23, 2017, 05:50 PM
is the mini confirmed yet, or just speculation?
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Post by: Legend on Jul 23, 2017, 07:10 PM
is the mini confirmed yet, or just speculation?
COnfirmed at the same time dragon 2 rocket landing was cut.

DEtails are speculation.
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Post by: DD_Bwest on Jul 23, 2017, 08:19 PM
those are some pretty nice numbers.  more to LEO than the saturn V and reusable.  6x what the falcon 9 can do. this would really open up the commercial space industry and make large missions much more feasible.   itll be interesting to hear the launch costs, and really makes one question if tis even worth it for nasa to keep developing larger rockets.   they could put the funds towards what to do once in space.
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Post by: Legend on Jul 23, 2017, 08:53 PM
those are some pretty nice numbers.  more to LEO than the saturn V and reusable.  6x what the falcon 9 can do. this would really open up the commercial space industry and make large missions much more feasible.   itll be interesting to hear the launch costs, and really makes one question if tis even worth it for nasa to keep developing larger rockets.   they could put the funds towards what to do once in space.
Yeah this feels like a Falcon Heavy+SLS replacement. Second stage will be fully reusable so it should be cheaper than FH even for lighter loads.

On one hand it sucks they can't secure funding to jump directly into the full sized version, but on the other hand this'll still be an extremely useful rocket. Could take the first humans to Mars still.
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Post by: DD_Bwest on Jul 23, 2017, 11:29 PM
Yeah this feels like a Falcon Heavy+SLS replacement. Second stage will be fully reusable so it should be cheaper than FH even for lighter loads.

On one hand it sucks they can't secure funding to jump directly into the full sized version, but on the other hand this'll still be an extremely useful rocket. Could take the first humans to Mars still.
Yea, ITS was on the colonization level,   the mini should be able to do early exploring and pathfinder missions.

I really want to see in orbit refueling and soon.  this all opens up possibilities of missions weve previously dreamed of much sooner than the full ITS
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Post by: Legend on Jul 23, 2017, 11:36 PM
Yea, ITS was on the colonization level,   the mini should be able to do early exploring and pathfinder missions.

I really want to see in orbit refueling and soon.  this all opens up possibilities of missions weve previously dreamed of much sooner than the full ITS
That's assuming mini ITS doesn't take the same 10 years as full ITS was targeting.

At least with this they'll be able to make money along the way, similar to how propulsive landing was developed.
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Post by: Legend on Aug 10, 2017, 05:22 PM
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Post by: Legend on Aug 14, 2017, 03:46 PM
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Post by: Legend on Aug 14, 2017, 04:31 PM
Lift off!
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Post by: Legend on Aug 14, 2017, 04:39 PM
That was a cool landing! It was going sideways at times.
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Post by: Legend on Aug 20, 2017, 05:17 AM
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Post by: Legend on Aug 24, 2017, 03:59 AM
Within 12 hours.
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Post by: Legend on Aug 24, 2017, 02:49 PM


Also I forgot this was a west coast launch, so lift off is actually 3 hours later than I thought.
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Post by: Legend on Aug 24, 2017, 06:39 PM
Stream started!
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Post by: Legend on Aug 24, 2017, 06:50 PM
Lift off!
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Post by: Legend on Aug 24, 2017, 06:54 PM
Really cool shot of the second stage engine starting! It didn't flip around like normal.
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Post by: Legend on Aug 24, 2017, 07:00 PM
Her soft voice really has me nervous. Like this is an especially challenging launch  ::)
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Post by: Legend on Aug 24, 2017, 07:01 PM
Good landing!!!

15th successful landing.
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Post by: Legend on Aug 26, 2017, 05:29 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/RVlkT2i.jpg)
dragon 2 spotted
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Post by: Legend on Sep 02, 2017, 02:25 PM

Instagram
 (https://www.instagram.com/p/BYheQbWF0dm/?taken-by=spacex)

Falcon Heavy is only 2 months away. (but probably still 6 months away)
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Post by: Legend on Sep 07, 2017, 05:09 AM
maybe a launch in the morning. Bad weather and secret government mission.
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Post by: Legend on Sep 07, 2017, 01:37 PM
Still a go for launch. Pushed back 10 minutes.
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Post by: Legend on Sep 07, 2017, 01:56 PM
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Post by: Legend on Sep 07, 2017, 02:00 PM
Lift off!
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Post by: Legend on Sep 07, 2017, 02:08 PM
Cool landing! Kept the onboard camera live the whole time.
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Post by: Legend on Sep 28, 2017, 07:47 PM
Title: Re: SpaceX return to flight: this is a general SpaceX thread now I guess
Post by: Legend on Oct 08, 2017, 11:21 PM
Been a while but new launch in the morning
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Post by: Legend on Oct 09, 2017, 12:23 PM
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Post by: Legend on Oct 09, 2017, 12:35 PM
Lots of venting. Looks like a cold morning.
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Post by: Legend on Oct 09, 2017, 12:36 PM
Lift off!
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Post by: Legend on Oct 09, 2017, 12:38 PM
lol I got worried when it went behind a cloud. Looked like the engine shut off.
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Post by: Legend on Oct 09, 2017, 12:44 PM
Landed! Yay.
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Post by: Legend on Oct 11, 2017, 03:10 PM
Another launch today. Record turnaround time.
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Post by: Legend on Oct 11, 2017, 10:18 PM
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Post by: Legend on Oct 11, 2017, 10:52 PM
Lift off!
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Post by: Legend on Oct 11, 2017, 11:01 PM
Landed!

That was a crazy re-entry. Glowing white grid fins and sparks coming off the engines. I did not expect a solid landing.

Hopefully it doesn't tip over from the bad weather out there.
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Post by: Legend on Oct 11, 2017, 11:16 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DL5Hlv3WkAEypH9.jpg:large)
Title: Re: SpaceX return to flight: this is a general SpaceX thread now I guess
Post by: Legend on Oct 14, 2017, 09:23 PM
I am Elon Musk, ask me anything about BFR! : space (https://www.reddit.com/r/space/comments/76e79c/i_am_elon_musk_ask_me_anything_about_bfr/?sort=qa)

AMA about BFR. Cool info coming out.

Seems they'll build a BFS without a heat shield first. Launch that on Earth like the grasshopper and do tests. Then use it as a SSTO and to full orbit landings without payload.
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Post by: DD_Bwest on Oct 16, 2017, 11:49 PM
been a while since i popped by..

curious as fudge as to what the mystery payload is for mid nov.


Title: Re: SpaceX return to flight: this is a general SpaceX thread now I guess
Post by: Legend on Oct 17, 2017, 12:10 AM
been a while since i popped by..

curious as fudge as to what the mystery payload is for mid nov.



He's alive!

Probably military and we'll never know  :'(
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Post by: the-pi-guy on Oct 17, 2017, 12:52 AM
been a while since i popped by..

curious as fudge as to what the mystery payload is for mid nov.



He's alive!
Where you been, mate?  
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Post by: DD_Bwest on Oct 17, 2017, 01:22 AM
He's alive!
Where you been, mate?  
work and stuff,  jsut dont have alot of time for forums,  barely get enough time to play
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Post by: Legend on Oct 19, 2017, 05:11 AM
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Post by: Legend on Oct 30, 2017, 06:52 PM
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Post by: Legend on Oct 30, 2017, 08:15 PM
Good landing
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Post by: DD_Bwest on Nov 14, 2017, 12:40 AM
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Post by: Legend on Nov 15, 2017, 07:19 PM
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Post by: Legend on Nov 16, 2017, 06:03 PM
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Post by: Legend on Nov 16, 2017, 08:14 PM
(https://i.redd.it/36obv4omddyz.jpg)

RSS is practically gone.  :o
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Post by: Legend on Nov 21, 2017, 01:10 AM
Zuma delayed till December. Must be multiple problems.

Meanwhile the other Florida pad has a static fire scheduled for the end of the month!
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Post by: DD_Bwest on Nov 21, 2017, 01:21 AM
well thats not gonna help falcon heavy :/

i heard alot of talk about the fairing.. maybe it needs to be replaced?
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Post by: Legend on Nov 21, 2017, 01:44 AM
well thats not gonna help falcon heavy :/

i heard alot of talk about the fairing.. maybe it needs to be replaced?
Maybe. Could be related to some recovery test.

Falcon Heavy might not slip too much. They could move ZUMA over to the other pad now.
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Post by: DD_Bwest on Nov 21, 2017, 01:57 AM
Maybe. Could be related to some recovery test.

Falcon Heavy might not slip too much. They could move ZUMA over to the other pad now.
but wouldnt that push back crs13?   and i thought zzuma was on a tight schedule so i doubt they would postpone it simply for a recovery test.
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Post by: Legend on Nov 21, 2017, 02:03 AM
but wouldnt that push back crs13?   and i thought zzuma was on a tight schedule so i doubt they would postpone it simply for a recovery test.
No I mean they realised some change they made for fairing recovery could cause a problem. Would have to remove/change that before launch.

CRS13 doesn't need fairings.
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Post by: DD_Bwest on Nov 21, 2017, 02:43 AM
No I mean they realised some change they made for fairing recovery could cause a problem. Would have to remove/change that before launch.

CRS13 doesn't need fairings.
that would make more sense,

but if they move it to the other pad wouldnt it push crs13 back a week or 2 to reset the range?


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Post by: Legend on Nov 21, 2017, 12:09 PM
that would make more sense,

but if they move it to the other pad wouldnt it push crs13 back a week or 2 to reset the range?



Do crs first.
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Post by: DD_Bwest on Dec 02, 2017, 02:27 AM
Elon Musk on Twitter: "Payload will be my midnight cherry Tesla Roadster playing Space Oddity. Destination is Mars orbit. Will be in deep space for a billion years… https://t.co/clunBATxJr" (https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/936782477502246912)
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Post by: Legend on Dec 02, 2017, 02:33 AM
Elon Musk on Twitter: "Payload will be my midnight cherry Tesla Roadster playing Space Oddity. Destination is Mars orbit. Will be in deep space for a billion years… https://t.co/clunBATxJr" (https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/936782477502246912)
Holly fudge that's epic.

I thought putting a tesla around the moon was too crazy an idea to actually happen!
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Post by: DD_Bwest on Dec 02, 2017, 02:43 AM
Holly fudge that's epic.

I thought putting a tesla around the moon was too crazy an idea to actually happen!
its elon we are talking about, nothing is to crazy lol
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Post by: Legend on Dec 02, 2017, 02:50 AM
its elon we are talking about, nothing is to crazy lol
Reads like he's trolling but elon be elon.

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Post by: Legend on Dec 02, 2017, 08:10 PM
No one knows if it's true or not. The Verge said Elon told them it was made up.  :P
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Post by: DD_Bwest on Dec 06, 2017, 10:15 PM
so zuma moved to pad 40 net jan
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Post by: Legend on Dec 06, 2017, 10:18 PM
so zuma moved to pad 40 net jan
And pad 40 back with a static fire!

Things are happening again.
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Post by: DD_Bwest on Dec 06, 2017, 10:39 PM

And pad 40 back with a static fire!

Things are happening again.
they also have a solar farm going up in boca chica  to go next to the 2 dishes they currently  have and a building with a crane inside lol
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Post by: Legend on Dec 06, 2017, 11:40 PM
they also have a solar farm going up in boca chica  to go next to the 2 dishes they currently  have and a building with a crane inside lol
Ooh nice I hadn't heard about that.
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Post by: Legend on Dec 07, 2017, 11:43 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/rQWHAEQ.jpg)
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Post by: DD_Bwest on Dec 08, 2017, 01:14 AM
i like the soot lol almost looks like an upsidedown FL-T800

(https://wiki.kerbalspaceprogram.com/images/thumb/0/0b/FL-T800_FT.png/342px-FL-T800_FT.png)
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Post by: Legend on Dec 11, 2017, 07:24 PM
(http://www.spacex.com/sites/spacex/files/crs13_vertical.jpg)
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Post by: DD_Bwest on Dec 13, 2017, 12:39 AM
launch delayed few more days,  if they miss friday i think they have to wait until late dec.


in the mean time, Boca chica has alot of stuff waiting to be installed lol

(https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=43968.0;attach=1463579;image)
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Post by: Legend on Dec 13, 2017, 12:45 AM
launch delayed few more days,  if they miss friday i think they have to wait until late dec.


in the mean time, Boca chica has alot of stuff waiting to be installed lol

(https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=43968.0;attach=1463579;image)
So looking forward to this launch. If these delays suck, just wait till Falcon Heavy is on the pad.

Does boca chica have any construction yet or are they still dirt compacting?
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Post by: DD_Bwest on Dec 13, 2017, 01:00 AM
So looking forward to this launch. If these delays suck, just wait till Falcon Heavy is on the pad.

Does boca chica have any construction yet or are they still dirt compacting?
(https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=43968.0;attach=1463211;image)(https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=43968.0;attach=1463213;image)
just these that i know oif so far,  and from what i can tell its not right up by the launch site, but further back in the village