SpaceX and rockets general thread

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

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Legend

Wow great view of America at night.

Legend

Landed!!! That was suspenseful!

Legend

SpaceX said this booster will launch a 3rd time later this year!

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Legend

Where is Vulcan?

This rocket is supposed to launch in a year yet still doesn't have an engine or seemingly anything.

Legend

Parker launch tonight!!!

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Legend

Currently in a hold. Hopefully it launches tonight.

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Legend

Aug 11, 2018, 08:25 AM Last Edit: Aug 11, 2018, 08:29 AM by Legend
Holding again...

edt: scrubbed for the night

Xevross

One of my lecturers is working on the European solar probe set to launch next year, he was just on BBC news talking about this mission. Was funny to see him on TV

Legend

One of my lecturers is working on the European solar probe set to launch next year, he was just on BBC news talking about this mission. Was funny to see him on TV
What's the European solar probe? Google is confusing it with the parker solar probe.

Legend


Xevross

What's the European solar probe? Google is confusing it with the parker solar probe.
Parker Solar Probe: Nasa delays mission to unlock Sun's mysteries - BBC News

What is Europe doing?

The European Space Agency has its own version of Parker.

Solar Orbiter, or SolO as it's sometimes known, is undergoing final assembly and testing in the UK. It is expected to launch in 2020, arriving at its closest position to the Sun towards the end of Parker's planned seven years of operations.

SolO will go to within 42 million km of the Sun's surface. That's further away than Parker but it will still need an impressive shield.

Being at a more distant position, though, means SolO can do things Parker cannot - like look directly at the Sun. This enables the pair to do complementary science.

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