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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3100 on: January 25, 2024, 01:31:50 PM »
Okay more images have been released and the lander apparently took a photo of the nozzle falling off during descent following by a loss of thrust. Whoops

Here's Scott Manley
Hilarious Japanese to English translation at 04:48

Japan Finally Reveals What Happened To Their Lunar Lander! And It Really Did Surprise me!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bFiJvbKyPs

Edit: 10:49 Second time an engine of this type has lost a nozzle. They may want to look at that.
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3101 on: January 25, 2024, 02:25:35 PM »
Just get Elon to load up one of his robots and fly up there and get it done.
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3102 on: January 25, 2024, 02:41:52 PM »
The Little Chopper That Could can no more

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NASA’s history-making Ingenuity Mars Helicopter has ended its mission at the Red Planet after surpassing expectations and making dozens more flights than planned. While the helicopter remains upright and in communication with ground controllers, imagery of its Jan. 18 flight sent to Earth this week indicates one or more of its rotor blades sustained damage during landing, and it is no longer capable of flight.

After Three Years on Mars, NASA’s Ingenuity Helicopter Mission Ends
https://www.nasa.gov/news-release/after-three-years-on-mars-nasas-ingenuity-helicopter-mission-ends/
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3103 on: January 29, 2024, 09:53:20 AM »
It's alive!
Well, for short while anyway

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Communication with SLIM was successfully established last night, and operations resumed! Science observations were immediately started with the MBC, and we obtained first light for the 10-band observation. This figure shows the “toy poodle” observed in the multi-band observation.
https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1751777905515037040
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3104 on: January 30, 2024, 11:30:33 AM »
 SpaceX Falcon 9 Launches Cygnus NG-20 to the ISS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyaI5LR150w
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3105 on: January 30, 2024, 12:43:25 PM »
They have been busy the last few days.
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3106 on: February 01, 2024, 09:07:28 AM »
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Christian Davenport
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The FAA is on pace to issue a Starship launch license mid to late February, I’m told, in what is shaping up to be a busy month. Intuitive Machines plans to launch in time for a Feb. 22 lunar landing, which is the same day Crew-8 is scheduled to launch. Caveats about delays, etc.
https://twitter.com/wapodavenport/status/1752867103206420581
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3107 on: February 02, 2024, 08:48:14 AM »
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Earlier today the Merlin stand experienced a Rapid Unscheduled Disassembly (RUD). This is unexpected but not surprising for the SpaceX engine test facility.

Could they have done this on purpose?🤔

Continue watching with @NASASpaceflight
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https://twitter.com/Nerdplysgames/status/1753210561989349859

Done on purpose? Don't know
Some SPECULATION it was an engine off B1058 (The booster that fell over on the barge)
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3108 on: February 05, 2024, 01:45:25 PM »

Hey Elon, time for a new paint job on Just Read The Instructions, just saying



They heard me!

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Just Read the Instructions droneship is back home in Florida and sporting a fresh coat of black paint all over. So much better than years of hard-earned battle scars from salt water.😍

The other visual change I've spotted includes the removal of the 'candy cane'  exhausts from each thruster unit.

JRTI left for the shipyard with a generator set and a container on the landing deck, which I assume have been installed deep into surrounding GSE at the bow and stern.
https://twitter.com/SpaceOffshore/status/1754570022729474255
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3109 on: February 06, 2024, 10:03:53 AM »
Tower segments on their way to Texas for Starbase tower #2

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All aboard. All four Starbase Tower 2 sections are on the barge at KSC's Turn Basin ahead of heading to Texas.

http://nsf.live/spacecoast
https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1754879112869511506
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3110 on: February 08, 2024, 03:44:57 PM »
Reportedly B10 will be rolling back out in a bit

SpaceX Rolls Out Booster 10 for Third Starship Flight Test Campaign
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Thkodx2tVKk
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3111 on: February 08, 2024, 10:43:32 PM »
Getting ready to lift B10
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3112 on: February 10, 2024, 11:10:18 AM »
B10 on the OLM.
S28 rolled out and getting ready to stack

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TaCWFiUUfwc
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3113 on: February 11, 2024, 09:23:08 AM »
Stacked over night
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3114 on: February 12, 2024, 10:28:09 AM »
Destacked over night
I suspect they were doing test fittings of the QD since there's a lot of scaffolding around it.
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3115 on: February 13, 2024, 10:28:10 AM »
Restacked.
Appears they did some work on the connections

Elon is saying launch in 3 weeks*.

The usual "Elon time" disclaimer applies
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3116 on: February 14, 2024, 12:00:37 PM »
Live at time of posting

SpaceX Performs Wet Dress Rehearsal of Third Starship Flight Stack
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aaw_5EP6F6Y
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3117 on: February 21, 2024, 07:47:42 AM »
B28 on the test stand and B10 rolled back to the Megabay.
Waiting on the FAA
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3118 on: February 21, 2024, 07:48:14 AM »
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SpaceX launched the @Telkomsat
 Merah Putih 2 mission this beautiful, clear afternoon. 

🎥 - @NASASpaceflight

📺 - https://youtube.com/watch?v=XzYonT
https://twitter.com/derekiswise/status/1760058933262049309
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3119 on: February 21, 2024, 09:29:57 PM »
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3120 on: February 22, 2024, 07:18:00 AM »
And say hello to New Glenn

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1760499426856948187

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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3121 on: February 22, 2024, 10:56:40 AM »
Hope they did the math.

https://twitter.com/NASA/status/1760483302807368171

Suppose to go live at 15:00 EST

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First of at least 3 robotic lunar landing missions by Intuitive Machines as part of NASA's Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) Program. The lunar lander, named Odysseus, will fly 6 payloads for NASA and several others for commercial companies to near Malapert. A crater near the Moon's south pole.

The landing is currently scheduled for 5:30 p.m. EST. The vehicle will beginn its descent orbit insertion at 4:17 p.m. ES

Nova C (IM-1) Attempts to Land on the Moon
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqFS0IcOrDo

Edit: Changed the go live time
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3122 on: February 22, 2024, 11:05:28 AM »
And say hello to New Glenn

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1760499426856948187
https://twitter.com/blueorigin/status/1760482488940474821/photo/1



Except it's not. No engines, fake interstage and second stage. I'd be shocked if it has functional landing gear hydrauls at this point, either.

I think the new CEO is trying to repair the company's reputation, but they're still a long way from ready to launch.
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3123 on: February 22, 2024, 11:08:51 AM »
I think the new CEO is trying to repair the company's reputation, but they're still a long way from ready to launch.

August is the current target date. We'll see.
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3124 on: February 22, 2024, 02:01:59 PM »
I read earlier that since they are landing at the south poll, the lander will be out of power in about a week.
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