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Re: SpaceX News

Postby paperburn1 » Sat Apr 01, 2017 12:53 am

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Re: SpaceX News

Postby paperburn1 » Sun Apr 30, 2017 12:56 am

Live coverage of the countdown and launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida with the NROL-76 payload for the National Reconnaissance Office. SpaceX’s live video coverage begins at approximately 6:40 a.m. EDT sunday
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Re: SpaceX News

Postby paperburn1 » Sun Apr 30, 2017 4:11 pm

The launch was scrubbed less than a minute before liftoff and a new launch is planned for Monday at 7 a.m. at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.
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Re: SpaceX News

Postby Skipjack » Mon May 01, 2017 2:03 pm

Beautiful launch today! The footage was absolutely stunning.

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Re: SpaceX News

Postby hanelyp » Mon May 01, 2017 6:35 pm

Watching the latest launch right now,
The daylight is uncomfortably bright for eyes so long in the dark.

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Re: SpaceX News

Postby Tom Ligon » Mon May 01, 2017 7:41 pm

Neatly done!

Notice the nice distraction. Get everyone watching the landing and ignoring the payload. I wonder how often this one will pass over NK? The real news on this one is that this particular payload was not launched by ULA.

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Re: SpaceX News

Postby NotAPhysicist » Tue May 02, 2017 9:56 am

It was a great launch :)
Having the footage both from the rocket and the ground up and down was pretty amazing.
I don't recall ever seeing stage separation from the ground before... And seeing the thrusters doing their thing and the retro-repulsion burn from both perspectives, very cool.

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Re: SpaceX News

Postby jcoady » Wed May 03, 2017 10:55 am

Here is some landing video from a different viewpoint.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BTjUcEYBqSQ/

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Re: SpaceX News

Postby paperburn1 » Tue May 16, 2017 12:41 pm

another successful launch but do to weight and orbit there was no recover attempt :cry:
https://techcrunch.com/2017/05/15/space ... yload-yet/

I wonder if they tried to recover the faring?
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Re: SpaceX News

Postby NotAPhysicist » Tue May 16, 2017 2:04 pm

Yes, congratulations SpaceX :)
Be interesting to know about the fairing - I'd guess not, if only to save a tiny bit of weight, it was running very heavy.

They've got another launch planned for June 1st, two more for the 15th and 29th and a more speculative one one for "late" June... If they can keep to that I'll be most impressed, not that I'm not impressed already!
Four launches in a month, I really doubt it. Even three seems a stretch but keeps to the 'every two weeks' thing so you never know...

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Re: SpaceX News

Postby Maui » Tue May 16, 2017 11:46 pm

It has been frustrating to try to understand progress they are making on fairing recovery compared to the booster recoveries where we got to watch every attempt. I wonder why SpaceX is being so secretive about the fairing recovery attempts?

Also, I'm a little surprised the fairing isn't susceptible to being burned on re-entry. Looking at what happens to the grid fins on the booster and the fact that the air wouldn't be dense enough to slow the fairing much until too late? I have no idea how to do the math on that, though...

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Re: SpaceX News

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Re: SpaceX News

Postby NotAPhysicist » Wed May 17, 2017 6:14 am

To be fair to SpaceX while they've certainly given us a lot of footage from their rockets a lot of their even more speculative stuff and testing has been away from the cameras. When they've got closer to properly nailing it we may see more. Also, cameras and transmission equipment on the fairings seem like a fun but excessive thing to do - we'll see I guess. Be happy to just see them post recovery I think, or perhaps some long range camera work from after separation :)

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Re: SpaceX News

Postby ladajo » Wed May 17, 2017 11:38 am

Or....
They are exploring what happens with the fairing with an eye to establishing a recovery process for the two pieces.
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