SpaceX return to flight: this is a general SpaceX thread now I guess

Started by Legend, Jan 07, 2017, 05:32 PM

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Mar 16, 2017, 05:59 AM Last Edit: Mar 16, 2017, 06:01 AM by Legend
Launch!

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

edt: it's really cool seeing the rocket illuminate itself.

Legend

Altitude is dropping. Is that normal?

DD_Bwest

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

Legend

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.

Legend


Legend



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  :'(

DD_Bwest

less then 2 weeks from history. so exciting

Xevross

What's special about this next launch?

DD_Bwest

What's special about this next launch?
first ever re used orbital class booster,  the section theyve been landing

Legend

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

Xevross

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

Legend


From mass effect

Legend

Mar 21, 2017, 04:49 AM Last Edit: Mar 21, 2017, 05:02 AM by Legend


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

Legend

ON the 30th now. Yay!!!

DD_Bwest

Static fire complete!   We are mere days away for this historic launch.

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