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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3200 on: March 15, 2024, 09:03:57 AM »
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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

I was watching Markus House's Starship update and he covered this Japanese RUD.  I hadn't noticed this helo before.  Even taking into account depth of focus on the camera, I bet that pilot *expletive deleted*it himself.


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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3201 on: March 15, 2024, 05:42:35 PM »
Raptors in the drink count

105 in the Gulf
6 in the Caribbean
6 in the Indian ocean

Just keeping score  :rofl:
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3202 on: March 15, 2024, 05:56:01 PM »
Seeing speculation the swaying of the booster that was seen may have caused the fuel to slosh which may have starved the Raptors of fuel. Three were seen trying to light but went then quickly out. Green was seen which usually indicates engine rich fuel.
Appears they need to work on eliminating the swaying. Maybe a redesign of the grid fins  or merely a software fix as it could have been simply a case of chasing the gauges

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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3203 on: March 15, 2024, 06:06:07 PM »
Back at the cape it appears work has resume after a long pause on the OLM there as they were working on the OLM legs and they just rolled out the OLM ring to go on top of the legs them.
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3204 on: March 15, 2024, 06:08:11 PM »
It had a pretty awful spin around its long axis.  I've heard estimates that it was over 1g if you were fuel inside the tanks, meaning it wouldn't allow propellant to pool at the intake manifolds.

The starship was outgassing like crazy the whole time it was on orbit.  They need to work on re-capturing that pressure and turning it back into usable and storable propellant.  Even more importantly, they need to work on avoiding unwanted newtonian reactions from the outgassing.  They also cannot hope to implement an on orbit fuel depot if they're going to be outgassing like that with both craft.
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3205 on: March 15, 2024, 06:11:46 PM »
The starship was outgassing like crazy the whole time it was on orbit.  They need to work on re-capturing that pressure and turning it back into usable and storable propellant.  Even more importantly, they need to work on avoiding unwanted newtonian reactions from the outgassing.  They also cannot hope to implement an on orbit fuel depot if they're going to be outgassing like that with both craft.

Saw that and was wondering what was happening and whether or not it was on purpose or not. But so far I haven't seen anything. Hopefully Scott Manley when he puts out his usual post flight video will have the answers.
Speculation on my part is that if it was done purpose they were seeing how she maneuvered in space while they had the opportunity 
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3206 on: March 15, 2024, 07:12:12 PM »
https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1767733139743330479


I was watching Markus House's Starship update and he covered this Japanese RUD.  I hadn't noticed this helo before.  Even taking into account depth of focus on the camera, I bet that pilot *expletive deleted*it himself.



Watching a NSF live talk and they said the FTS was triggered. No word yet on why.
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3207 on: March 16, 2024, 11:30:05 AM »
Now that my head is a little clearer getting somewhat over whatever bug I've had I watched the orbital video again and noticed the roll issues continued during reentry. In fact S28 was going in sideways according to the plasma flow right at the beginning and then again right before comms was lost. Movement of the camera because it was on one of the flaps confused my fuzzy brain at the time.
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3208 on: March 21, 2024, 10:01:09 PM »
Sounds like the FAA wants to smooth out the approval process with SpX

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The FAA's Kelvin Coleman at Payload's Space Capital event regarding Starship:

"We’re trying to work with them to get them on a different program if you will in terms of how we approve their launches going forward," he said. "We want to get away from the launch by launch approvals and get more into what Part 450 was really designed for, which is an approval of a portfolio of launches."

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https://payloadspace.com/a-tale-of-two-
https://twitter.com/JackKuhr/status/1770181933336797354
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3209 on: March 21, 2024, 10:29:38 PM »
AKA:  "We're getting tired of doing the same paperwork every day of the month.  Just send us a list of next months' launches and we'll do them all at once."

Imagine, a .gov agency actually trying to streamline things.   :O

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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3210 on: March 25, 2024, 11:39:11 AM »
OP notice issued
Static fire expected for S29

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wne1VRhgSoc
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3211 on: March 27, 2024, 08:43:57 AM »
Looks like another S29 static fire is in the works
After doing some engine work after the SF Monday another OP notice has been issued for today.
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3212 on: March 28, 2024, 08:04:15 AM »
The last Delta IV Heavy
Suppose to go live at 12:10 EDT

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The final launch of the Delta IV Heavy. The United Launch Alliance will launch the NROL-70 mission for the National Reconnaissance Office. This will be the final time that a Delta IV, and a Delta, in general, will fly. NROL-70 is a classified payload for the National Reconnaissance Office.

Window Opens: March 28th at 1:40PM EDT (17:40 UTC)
Window Closes: March 28th at 6:51PM EDT (22:51 UTC)

Mission: Delta IV Heavy launch of NROL-70 for the National Reconnaissance Office
Launch Location: Space Launch Complex 37B, Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Earth.
Target orbit: Classified but estimated to be a geosynchronous transfer orbit
Rocket configuration: 9250; Delta Common Booster Core with two Delta Common Booster Core, a 5 meter diameter Delta Cryogenic Second Stage, and no third stage. Fairing is the metallic tri-sector fairing from Titan.
Rocket trajectory: Straight east from the Cape
Stats:
  · ULA's 160th launch overall and its 2nd launch of the year.
  · Delta's 389th and final launch. Delta-Thor 944th and final launch. 16th and final launch of Delta IV Heavy.
  · ULA's 27th launch from SLC-37B, Delta IV Heavy's 11th and final launch from SLC-37B.
  · 43rd overall launch from SLC-47B.

The Final Delta IV Heavy: ULA Launches the NROL-70 Mission
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmYYhRBCwmU

https://www.spacelaunchschedule.com/launch/delta-iv-heavy-nrol-70/
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3213 on: March 28, 2024, 08:12:30 AM »
Just noticed there's only a 30% chance of favorable weather
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3214 on: March 28, 2024, 10:29:48 AM »
The little sideways lander that could....again!

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Yooooooooo!!!

SLIM is back... AGAIN!!
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3215 on: March 28, 2024, 02:48:07 PM »
The last Delta IV Heavy
Suppose to go live at 12:10 EDT

The Final Delta IV Heavy: ULA Launches the NROL-70 Mission
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmYYhRBCwmU

https://www.spacelaunchschedule.com/launch/delta-iv-heavy-nrol-70/

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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3216 on: March 28, 2024, 05:14:41 PM »
There is supposed to be a launch out of Vandenberg tonight right after sunset. I may go take a peek. The right after sunset launches are pretty impressive the way way the reflect the setting sun against the black sky.

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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3217 on: March 28, 2024, 05:26:41 PM »
There is supposed to be a launch out of Vandenberg tonight right after sunset. I may go take a peek. The right after sunset launches are pretty impressive the way way the reflect the setting sun against the black sky.

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Launch info https://www.spacelaunchschedule.com/launch/falcon-9-block-5-starlink-group-7-18/

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A space jellyfish (also jellyfish UFO or rocket jellyfish) is a rocket launch-related phenomenon caused by sunlight reflecting off the high-altitude rocket plume gases emitted by a launching rocket during morning or evening twilight. The observer is in darkness, while the exhaust plumes at high altitudes are still in direct sunlight. This luminous apparition is reminiscent of a jellyfish.[1][2][3] Sightings of the phenomenon have led to panic, fear of nuclear missile strike, and reports of unidentified flying objects
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3218 on: March 29, 2024, 09:26:21 AM »
Looks like your flight got bumped to tonight. Not seeing why yet

https://www.spacelaunchschedule.com/launch/falcon-9-block-5-starlink-group-7-18/
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3219 on: March 29, 2024, 12:25:13 PM »
Looks like your flight got bumped to tonight. Not seeing why yet

https://www.spacelaunchschedule.com/launch/falcon-9-block-5-starlink-group-7-18/

Inland quite a ways from Vandenberg , about 300 miles, there was quite a bit of overcast and wind so I wouldn't have seen it. Maybe it will clear up tonight.

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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3220 on: March 30, 2024, 08:25:35 PM »
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3221 on: March 31, 2024, 09:35:46 AM »
And now bumped to Monday
Mother nature does not want that rocket to launch

https://www.spacelaunchschedule.com/launch/falcon-9-block-5-starlink-group-7-18/
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3222 on: April 04, 2024, 08:08:50 AM »
Missed it but last night B11 was rolled out and put on the OLM
More than likely just for a static fire as there's no hot staging ring installed yet.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_wNupzP2ng
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3224 on: April 06, 2024, 09:04:01 PM »
SkyshowTV, Unseen Launch Footage from NASA, SpaceX, Virgin Galatic and more
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtfVgkgC3lk

And here's their flight 2 footage

4k - Never seen before: Full Skyshow video of the SpaceX IFT-2 launch
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