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Re: SpaceX

#341  Postby newolder » Feb 02, 2018 9:54 pm

^ Hot and cool!
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Re: SpaceX

#342  Postby The_Piper » Feb 02, 2018 10:29 pm

Fire. FIRE!
https://www.kennedyspacecenter.com/launches-and-events/events-calendar/2018/february/rocket-launch-spacex-falcon-heavy
Spacex is going to launch Musk's red Tesla into orbit around Mars February 6. I wish it was something more productive, but still. This is going to be cool.
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Re: SpaceX

#343  Postby newolder » Feb 05, 2018 1:06 pm

Falcon heavy approaches.

February 6th, with a backup on the 7th.

Launch time is 13:30-16:30 EST (18:30-21:30 UTC)

Is everybody ready?

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#344  Postby newolder » Feb 05, 2018 2:28 pm

From space.com
When SpaceX launches its first Falcon Heavy rocket this week, the company is going to attempt something never done before: a rocket landing triple play.

SpaceX representatives confirmed over the weekend that the Falcon Heavy test flight on Tuesday (Feb. 6) will also include landings for its three first stage core boosters, which are based on the company's Falcon 9 rocket.


So that's 27 simultaneous engine burns at lift off followed by the three stage landings. Haven't had such eager expectancy since the cat's last litter...

ETA Tomorrow's "Starman" payload:
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Re: SpaceX

#345  Postby newolder » Feb 06, 2018 5:13 pm

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#346  Postby Macdoc » Feb 06, 2018 5:33 pm

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Re: SpaceX

#347  Postby laklak » Feb 06, 2018 6:47 pm

Launch window now 3:15 EST to 4:00 EST due to wind sheer at high altitudes in excess of design load.
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Re: SpaceX

#348  Postby laklak » Feb 06, 2018 8:01 pm

They're fueling. T0 15:45 EST. I want this bird to FLY!
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Re: SpaceX

#349  Postby The_Piper » Feb 06, 2018 8:09 pm

:eager: To paraphrase Sagan and others, "if we don't blow ourselves up first", we're going places. Even me personally, perhaps. A $1500 orbital flight isn't out of the question for the future, thanks to good 'ol Moore's Law.
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#350  Postby Macdoc » Feb 06, 2018 8:49 pm

thanks to good 'ol Moore's Law.


that doesn't apply to rocketry unfortunately
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Re: SpaceX

#351  Postby newolder » Feb 06, 2018 9:10 pm

Never in doubt. Well done for a full house! :party:

ETA Possibly lost centre core?
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Re: SpaceX

#352  Postby The_Piper » Feb 06, 2018 9:20 pm

Macdoc wrote:
thanks to good 'ol Moore's Law.


that doesn't apply to rocketry unfortunately

You're right, sloppy language, I'm very excited right now. :mrgreen: An orbital flight for the common man is not an unreasonable possibility in my lifetime though, right?
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#353  Postby laklak » Feb 06, 2018 9:24 pm

Well done Elon! Bloody well done, mate! Man, those two side boosters landing was fucking AWESOME! Nailed it. Shame we lost video on the drone ship. Goddamn, I haven't been this excited about a launch since the first STS.

Couldn't see it from here, shit. Could always see the shuttle launches, probably because of the solid boosters. Looks like I'll have to drive to Titusville for the next one.

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Re: SpaceX

#354  Postby newolder » Feb 06, 2018 9:45 pm

Converstation overheard...

Guy, "Alexa, where's the Falcon Heavy, centre core?"

Alex, "Hmmm, I don't know that."

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Re: SpaceX

#355  Postby Macdoc » Feb 06, 2018 10:16 pm

I'm living a scifi nove

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#356  Postby CdesignProponentsist » Feb 06, 2018 11:00 pm

This gives me hope for another moon landing in my life time, if not Mars.
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Re: SpaceX

#357  Postby Macdoc » Feb 06, 2018 11:03 pm

Looks like the centre core did not land properly ..

This is insane tho - I mean really ....what a crazy time to be alive :dance:

live from the Tesla car

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that will feed the conspiration nuts...looks like a studio shot.
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Re: SpaceX

#358  Postby CdesignProponentsist » Feb 06, 2018 11:24 pm

I watched this movie when it released in theaters. Never thought I would see the same thing again in my life but for real. I would have laughed at anyone who would have suggested it.

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Re: SpaceX

#359  Postby The_Piper » Feb 06, 2018 11:54 pm

There's a starman, waiting in the sky, he'd like to come and meet us but he thinks he might crash into Mars at some point.
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#360  Postby CdesignProponentsist » Feb 07, 2018 12:55 am

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