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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3225 on: April 09, 2024, 04:26:41 PM »
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3226 on: April 16, 2024, 05:26:36 PM »
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3227 on: April 20, 2024, 07:57:57 AM »
Don't know if any of you have seen this yet.

Elon you crazy bastard

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1776676719258173896



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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3228 on: April 20, 2024, 08:17:42 AM »
Note how much less plumbing there is on R3
I think this has been key to much of SpX's success, push the tech while at the same time making it simpler. Of course the devil is in the details of what you can't see.

A gun analogy came to mind. Watch Ian's video on the RSC-1918 and compare it to an AR-15.
The AR-15 is tech wise far in advance of the RSC but at the same time is much simpler

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6FNkMXECeE
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3229 on: April 20, 2024, 08:32:27 AM »
Marcus House gets into what's going on with Raptor at the 08:56 mark and notes some numbers aren't matching up to what many was expecting.

SpaceX Starship Expectations vs. Reality: Is There a Problem?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L88l52NMhXQ
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3230 on: April 23, 2024, 09:17:47 PM »
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StarBoySAR
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When asked at a hearing what the "Chinese are doing on the backside of the moon"  ‐ NASA administrator Bill Nelson demonstrates his incompetence by bizarrely claiming that the far side of the moon is always dark (which it isn't) and that the US is not planing to go there. When asked why the US isn't going there and what would be the benefit of doing so, Nelson responded; We don't know what is on the backside of the moon, it's for the Chinese to discover

However, as for the United States, our decision is that it's more profitable for us to go to the South Pole of the moon, because we think that's where the water is. When asked why, do you think they (the Chinese) made that decision? Nelson said; I have no idea...
https://twitter.com/StarboySAR/status/1782705737086689587

WATCH: NASA Administrator Bill Nelson Shows He Needs Remedial Astronomy Classes
https://twitchy.com/aaronwalker/2024/04/23/watch-nasa-administrator-bill-nelson-shows-he-is-clueless-about-the-moon-n2395434


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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3231 on: April 24, 2024, 01:53:53 PM »
Sometimes we carry more weight then we owe.
And sometimes goes on and on and on.

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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3232 on: April 24, 2024, 04:02:19 PM »
https://twitter.com/StarboySAR/status/1782705737086689587

WATCH: NASA Administrator Bill Nelson Shows He Needs Remedial Astronomy Classes
https://twitchy.com/aaronwalker/2024/04/23/watch-nasa-administrator-bill-nelson-shows-he-is-clueless-about-the-moon-n2395434


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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3233 on: April 25, 2024, 11:47:35 AM »
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2h
S/C sep for #Shenzhou18, which should arrive at Tiangong for docking in around 7 hours.

Updated orbital launch count as of Apr. 25:

Earth 🌎 — 78/79

USA 🇺🇸 — 48/48
China 🇨🇳 — 18/18* (1 partial failure)
Russia 🇷🇺 — 6/6
Japan 🇯🇵 — 2/3
Iran 🇮🇷 — 2/2
India 🇮🇳 — 2/2

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Orbital launches by organization:

🇺🇸 — 41 SpaceX, 5 Rocket Lab, 2 ULA
🇨🇳 — 14 CASC (1 partial failure), 2 CASIC, 1 OrienSpace, 1 CAS Space
🇷🇺 — 5 RKTs-Progress, 1 Khrunichev
🇯🇵 — 2 MHI, 1 Space One ❌
🇮🇳 — 2 ISRO
🇮🇷 — 1 IRGC, 1 ISA

2/3
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Launches by spaceport:

🇺🇸 — 21 CCSFS, 13 Vandy, 9 KSC, 1 Wallops
🇨🇳 — 6 Xichang, 6 Jiuquan, 3 Wenchang, 2 offshore, 1 Taiyuan
🇳🇿 — 4 Māhia
🇷🇺 — 3 Baikonur, 2 Vostochny, 1 Plesetsk
🇯🇵 — 2 Tanegashima, 1 Space Port Kii
🇮🇳 — 2 Satish Dhawan
🇮🇷 — 1 Shahrud, 1 Semnan
https://twitter.com/TylerG1998/status/1783486778239775177
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3234 on: April 25, 2024, 12:02:59 PM »
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Tyler Gray
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Launches by spaceport:

🇺🇸 — 21 CCSFS, 13 Vandy, 9 KSC, 1 Wallops
🇨🇳 — 6 Xichang, 6 Jiuquan, 3 Wenchang, 2 offshore, 1 Taiyuan
🇳🇿 — 4 Māhia
🇷🇺 — 3 Baikonur, 2 Vostochny, 1 Plesetsk
🇯🇵 — 2 Tanegashima, 1 Space Port Kii
🇮🇳 — 2 Satish Dhawan
🇮🇷 — 1 Shahrud, 1 Semnan

Missing the Boca launch of Starship.
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3235 on: April 25, 2024, 12:06:03 PM »
Missing the Boca launch of Starship.

I assume they're not counting that one since no payload was actually put into orbit.
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3236 on: April 25, 2024, 12:29:42 PM »
I assume they're not counting that one since no payload was actually put into orbit.

It had a paid payload.  NASA's fuel transfer on orbit experiment.

Nothing was left in orbit, but the mission was paid.
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3237 on: May 06, 2024, 02:37:11 PM »
Hoping the door doesn't blow out

 ULA Atlas V Launches Starliner Crew Flight Test
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JI1u80rw5LY

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The Boeing Crew Flight Test mission is the first flight of Boeing's Starliner spacecraft with humans onboard. The crew is composed of Commander Barry "Butch" Wilmore and Sunita "Suni" Williams.

Launch on May 6th at 10:34:14PM EDT (02:34:14 UTC on the 7th)

Mission: Atlas V launch with Starliner Calypso to the International Space Station
Launch location: Space Launch Complex 41, Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Earth.
Target orbit: Low Earth Orbit; 72.91-by-181.53 kilometers 51.62 degree inclination
Booster: AV-085
Configuration: N22 - No fairing, 2 solid rocket motors, and 2 RL10 engines on the Centaur upper stage. "Body Guard"
Capsule: Spacecraft 3 (Calypso); 1597d 14h 35min 21s turnaround
Capsule history: OFT-1
Rocket trajectory: Northeast hugging the east coast of the United States
Mission Commander: Butch Wilmore - 3rd spaceflight
Mission Pilot: Sunita Williams - 3rd spaceflight
Stats:
  · ULA's 161st launch overall and its 3rd launch of the year
  · Atlas V's 100th launch, 3rd launch in N22 configuration
  · ULA's 75th launch from SLC-41, 83rd launch of Atlas V from SLC-41
  · 3rd orbital flight of a Starliner spacecraft and 1st human spaceflight by Boeing
  · This mission will bring up to 2 the total of people sent by Boeing to orbit
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3238 on: May 06, 2024, 08:48:38 PM »
Scrub
Issue with the upper stage. Reportedly LOX valve
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3239 on: May 07, 2024, 07:37:51 AM »
Looks like a static fire of S30 is in the cards for today. S30 is pegged for flight test 5
Suppose to go line ~10:00

SpaceX Static Fires Ship 30 in Preparation for the Fifth Starship Flight
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7Ialipbgw4

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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3240 on: May 07, 2024, 07:00:14 PM »
Hoping the door doesn't blow out

 ULA Atlas V Launches Starliner Crew Flight Test
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JI1u80rw5LY

Going for Friday now
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3241 on: May 08, 2024, 08:44:11 AM »
Looks like a static fire of S30 is in the cards for today. S30 is pegged for flight test 5
Suppose to go line ~10:00

SpaceX Static Fires Ship 30 in Preparation for the Fifth Starship Flight
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7Ialipbgw4

Was scrubbed for some reason but another OP notice has been issued for today
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3242 on: May 08, 2024, 12:10:58 PM »
 SpaceX Static Fires Ship 30 in Preparation for the Fifth Starship Flight
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENxjR--cVHg
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3243 on: May 09, 2024, 09:01:27 AM »
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3244 on: May 09, 2024, 09:11:49 AM »
https://arstechnica.com/space/2024/05/the-surprise-is-not-that-boeing-lost-commercial-crew-but-that-it-finished-at-all/

Well, I certainly hope the Starliner's first crewed flight is successful.

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A few months later, NASA publicly announced its choice. Boeing would receive $4.2 billion to develop a "commercial crew" transportation system, and SpaceX would get $2.6 billion. It was not a total victory for Boeing, which had lobbied hard to win all of the funding. But the company still walked away with nearly two-thirds of the money and the widespread presumption that it would easily beat SpaceX to the space station.

That aged well  :facepalm:

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But at least SpaceX was in its natural environment. Boeing's space division had never won a large fixed-price contract. Its leaders were used to operating in a cost-plus environment, in which Boeing could bill the government for all of its expenses and earn a fee. Cost overruns and delays were not the company's problem—they were NASA's. Now Boeing had to deliver a flyable spacecraft for a firm, fixed price.

Boeing struggled to adjust to this environment. Regarding complicated space projects, Boeing was used to spending other people's money. Now, every penny spent on Starliner meant one less penny in profit (or, ultimately, greater losses). This meant that Boeing allocated fewer resources to Starliner than it needed to thrive.

One wonders how much money could be saved and yet still have all the shiny toys the defense industry puts out if SpX's method was applied across the board for govt contractors.

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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3245 on: May 11, 2024, 01:44:14 PM »
B11 being lifted on the OLM
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3246 on: May 12, 2024, 09:11:49 AM »
S29 rollout and now at the OLM. Looks like they're preparing to stack

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhJRzQsLZGg
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3247 on: May 12, 2024, 09:36:28 PM »
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Ship 31 appears to have suffered an issue during its cryo testing at Masseys.

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1789823633335943209
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3248 on: May 17, 2024, 12:09:30 PM »
Starliner launch moved back again

Boeing Starliner launch slips to May 21 to verify helium leak fix
https://spaceflightnow.com/2024/05/14/boeing-starliner-launch-slips-to-may-21-to-verify-helium-leak-fix/
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3249 on: May 18, 2024, 09:25:43 AM »
Last night's launch created probably one of if not the best jelly fish ever
I wonder what kind of jelly fish Starship would create if the conditions are this just right

Enjoy

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