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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3175 on: March 08, 2024, 10:36:06 AM »
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The FTS (Flight Termination System) squad is at the launch site!

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1766113345411637271
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3176 on: March 09, 2024, 09:29:22 AM »
FTS is installed
Now Spx is waiting for final FAA approval for launch
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3177 on: March 09, 2024, 02:44:48 PM »
He shouldn't aim for the Indian Ocean. He should put it on the moon and say screw you all.
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3178 on: March 09, 2024, 04:27:20 PM »
He shouldn't aim for the Indian Ocean. He should put it on the moon and say screw you all.

With a red Tesla on top
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3179 on: March 10, 2024, 10:41:50 AM »
Stacking
And Elon, buy some darn grease!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhJRzQsLZGg
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3180 on: March 10, 2024, 02:28:14 PM »
Stacked almost immediately followed by a deluge test
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3181 on: March 11, 2024, 10:56:20 AM »
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3182 on: March 12, 2024, 10:07:49 PM »
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Space One's maiden flight - Japan’s first private-sector orbital launch - ends in a RUD seconds after lift-off.

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1767733139743330479
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3183 on: March 12, 2024, 10:17:15 PM »
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3184 on: March 12, 2024, 10:19:41 PM »
Wonder if this was the same solid fuel booster they had blow up on a test stand not too long ago?
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3185 on: March 12, 2024, 10:22:25 PM »
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3186 on: March 14, 2024, 07:11:24 AM »
Here we go again

SpaceX Launches Third Starship Flight Test
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RrxCYzixV3s
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3187 on: March 14, 2024, 09:35:11 AM »
Starship made it to orbit!  Things looking nominal at the moment.  The booster had a glitch during landing however.  Great test, great progress, all things considered.
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3188 on: March 14, 2024, 09:41:22 AM »
All 33 burning uphill again.
Love the onboard views
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3189 on: March 14, 2024, 09:47:11 AM »
Sounds like the payload bay door test was successful.  The mission is going really well at this point.
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3190 on: March 14, 2024, 09:52:23 AM »
Transfer complete
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3191 on: March 14, 2024, 09:55:50 AM »
Next up is Raptor relight
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3192 on: March 14, 2024, 10:30:02 AM »
Looks like re-entry was not successful.  Raptor engines did their thing, but the ship re-entered in multiple pieces maybe. Oh, well.  Overall, it was a great flight with lots of data to apply to the next flight.
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3193 on: March 14, 2024, 07:17:16 PM »
I meant to do that :rofl:

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Sometimes, rockets like Starship decide to turn your stationary remotes into tracking cameras
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https://twitter.com/dwisecinema/status/1768365547379368385
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3194 on: March 14, 2024, 07:20:57 PM »
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3195 on: March 14, 2024, 07:23:46 PM »
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3196 on: March 14, 2024, 07:25:55 PM »
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3197 on: March 14, 2024, 07:28:44 PM »
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3198 on: March 14, 2024, 09:19:58 PM »
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Shot from a mile away at half speed, ongoing shockwaves can be seen as the Starship IFT-3 continues to climb.   

Note the effects on the clouds

https://twitter.com/jdeshetler/status/1768420776007360682
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3199 on: March 15, 2024, 08:09:25 AM »
Enter the Babylon Bee 
Surprisingly accurate

How 13 Different News Outlets Covered Elon Musk’s Successful SpaceX Launch
https://babylonbee.com/news/how-13-different-news-outlets-covered-elon-musks-successful-spacex-launch
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