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Re: SpaceX News

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Re: SpaceX News

Postby Tom Ligon » Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:40 pm

Looks like SpaceX got ten Iridium satellites up in one shot last night, and then stuck the barge landing. The judges deducted 0.1 points for not being exactly dead center in the inner circle, but awarded a high degree of difficulty in launching 10 satellites successfully, a barge landing, and because night flights are really pretty.

This made me look up the Iridium. It is smaller than I thought ... under 700 kg. I've watched these things "flare" for years, and remember them being described as being as big as a bus, but evidently that is mostly solar panels. The orbit is very low.

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Re: SpaceX News

Postby Maui » Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:13 pm

700kg = the original batch of satellites launched in the 90s, NEXT or both?

In any case, even with the old ones, it Wikipedia says the flare was from the antennas, not the general size. Curious if the antennas on NEXT may not need to be as big. They looks significantly different, but having trouble finding pics with scale...

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Re: SpaceX News

Postby Taliesin » Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:22 pm

I believe they are attempting two launches in the one week. Now that is an impressive schedule!
I would have been very impressive if it was another 10 Iridium’s, however I believe the next launch is a single satellite. Re-used first stage though!! :D

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Re: SpaceX News

Postby Aero » Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:03 am

Not "re-used," its flight proven!
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Re: SpaceX News

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Re: SpaceX News

Postby ladajo » Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:38 pm

Sadly I missed the launch as I had other commitments. I take it that it was "boring", ...again. :)

Looks like I may be able to watch tomorrow's!
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Re: SpaceX News

Postby paperburn1 » Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:30 pm

Dreadfully boring , next launch Cape Canaveral, Florida. On Wednesday, the company is scheduled to launch a hybrid broadcasting satellite to be used by both SES and EchoStar.
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Re: SpaceX News

Postby ladajo » Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:36 pm

I checked SpaceFlight Insider, and they confused me as to the "Flight Proven" status of the launch.
In any event, I suspect it will be extremely boring, again. 8)
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Re: SpaceX News

Postby Aero » Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:44 am

Selling used equipment? Only used item to sell is Bridges. I have several Tom, if you want to man you own toll booth. (Weak attempt at a joke!)
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Re: SpaceX News

Postby Tom Ligon » Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:54 am

Just a little tease, Aero.

I'd much rather you got that EM drive thing figured out. We could beat SpaceX to Mars.

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Re: SpaceX News

Postby Tom Ligon » Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:48 pm

Anyone want to buy a twice-flight-proven rocket?

The judges deducted a mandatory full point this time for poor video feed on the first stage descent, with the Russian judge deducting two points on account of it being (in accordance with the plan), boring.

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Re: SpaceX News

Postby Maui » Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:37 am

Elon just finished an ... perhaps while doing so.

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Re: SpaceX News

Postby ladajo » Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:34 pm

Looks like Falcon Heavy is slipping to December as earliest launch...
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