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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3250 on: May 18, 2024, 09:36:08 AM »
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3251 on: May 19, 2024, 09:48:36 AM »
Morning wood courtesy of Jeff Bezos

LIVE! Blue Origin NS-25 Crew Launch
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_PkumtJ39c
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3252 on: May 19, 2024, 09:57:22 AM »
Would a scrub count as a cock block?
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3253 on: May 19, 2024, 10:49:04 AM »
1 of the 3 parachutes fail to deploy properly.
BO talking head said it's designed to account for that but it looked like a hard landing to me, like really hard.
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3254 on: May 19, 2024, 11:08:26 AM »
Guess they're okay as they're out and talking but that landing did look hard.
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3255 on: May 19, 2024, 12:00:43 PM »
1 of the 3 parachutes fail to deploy properly.
BO talking head said it's designed to account for that but it looked like a hard landing to me, like really hard.

Good enough for Boeing and BO, it seems.

Parachutes seem pretty damn hard.  F9 block 5 has a lower raw anomaly count on landings than the BO capsule or the Boeing capsule, despite flying 100x more than either and having no redundancy.  Starting to appear that propulsive landing may be more reliable than chutes.
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3256 on: May 19, 2024, 01:24:02 PM »
I hate to think what might have happened if the failed parachute had streamered instead of partially deploying.  The odds of it tangling with one of the other two chutes would have been higher, I think.
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3257 on: May 19, 2024, 01:30:09 PM »
Speaking of Boeing
Starliner launch now scheduled for Sat May 25th

https://www.spacelaunchschedule.com/launch/atlas-v-n22-cst-100-starliner-crewed-flight-test/
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3258 on: May 20, 2024, 09:19:35 AM »
WDR day

SpaceX Performs Wet Dress Rehearsal of Fourth Starship Flight Stack
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_fIEFixUBw
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3259 on: May 20, 2024, 09:40:26 AM »
I hate to think what might have happened if the failed parachute had streamered instead of partially deploying.  The odds of it tangling with one of the other two chutes would have been higher, I think.

Seeing internet chatter that the FAA might not like what they saw and could ground New Shepard again
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3260 on: May 21, 2024, 10:03:12 PM »
Speaking of Boeing
Starliner launch now scheduled for Sat May 25th

https://www.spacelaunchschedule.com/launch/atlas-v-n22-cst-100-starliner-crewed-flight-test/

Well you can forget Sat

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And there's the Starliner update. No new launch date:

NASA: "NASA, Boeing, and  ULA are forgoing the Saturday, May 25 launch attempt for NASA’s Boeing Crew Flight Test. The team has been in meetings for two consecutive days, assessing flight rationale, system performance, and redundancy. There is still forward work in these areas, and the next possible launch opportunity is still being discussed.

NASA will share more details once we have a clearer path forward."

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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3261 on: May 23, 2024, 01:53:50 PM »
Talking June 1 or 2. Someone keeps asking how bad will the fallout be if we kill these two astronauts?
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3262 on: May 23, 2024, 02:37:13 PM »
Talking June 1 or 2. Someone keeps asking how bad will the fallout be if we kill these two astronauts?

Then it will be
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3263 on: May 23, 2024, 06:10:38 PM »
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3264 on: May 24, 2024, 02:02:43 PM »
Big Boy launch 4 est. 10 days away.
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3265 on: May 25, 2024, 11:15:05 AM »
Big Boy launch 4 est. 10 days away.

Currently saying June 5th
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3266 on: May 26, 2024, 02:03:17 PM »
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3267 on: May 27, 2024, 08:22:01 AM »
Not sure what's going on with the three missing tiles. They've been missing since S29's rollout.

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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3268 on: May 27, 2024, 08:53:34 AM »
Now this is interesting as I didn't know they ejected the Hot Staging Ring

https://x.com/m_tijn/status/1794763509626290479

As the current HSR is kind of a hack job I suppose Booster V2 won't, maybe?

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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3269 on: May 28, 2024, 08:12:49 AM »
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3270 on: May 29, 2024, 10:47:40 AM »
https://x.com/TylerG1998/status/1795584697692811468
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Mission success for #Falcon9/#EarthCARE!

Updated orbital launch count as of May 28:

Earth 🌎 — 101/103

USA 🇺🇸 — 64/64
China 🇨🇳 — 24/24* (1 partial failure)
Russia 🇷🇺 — 7/7
Japan 🇯🇵 — 2/3
Iran 🇮🇷 — 2/2
India 🇮🇳 — 2/2
N. Korea 🇰🇵 — 0/1

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Orbital launches by organization:

🇺🇸 — 56 SpaceX, 6 Rocket Lab, 2 ULA
🇨🇳 — 19 CASC (1 partial failure), 3 CASIC, 1 OrienSpace, 1 CAS Space
🇷🇺 — 6 RKTs-Progress, 1 Khrunichev
🇯🇵 — 2 MHI, 1 Space One ❌
🇮🇳 — 2 ISRO
🇮🇷 — 1 IRGC, 1 ISA
🇰🇵 — 1 NADA ❌

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Launches by spaceport:

🇺🇸 — 28 Cape, 18 Vandy, 12 KSC, 1 Wallops
🇨🇳 — 8 JSLC, 7 XSLC, 4 WSLS, 3 TSLC, 2 offshore
🇳🇿 — 5 Māhia
🇷🇺 — 3 Baikonur, 2 Vostochny, 2 Plesetsk
🇯🇵 — 2 Tanegashima, 1 Space Port Kii
🇮🇳 — 2 Satish Dhawan
🇮🇷 — 1 Shahrud, 1 Semnan
🇰🇵 — 1 Sohae

I notice he's splitting Cape and KSC launches

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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3271 on: May 29, 2024, 12:15:04 PM »
Destacking S29
Presumably to complete tile work and it has to be destacked to arm the FTS anyway. My guess is they'll restack a day or two before launch.
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3272 on: May 29, 2024, 02:18:58 PM »
https://x.com/TylerG1998/status/1795584697692811468
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Orbital launches by organization:

🇺🇸 — 56 SpaceX, 6 Rocket Lab, 2 ULA
🇨🇳 — 19 CASC (1 partial failure), 3 CASIC, 1 OrienSpace, 1 CAS Space
🇷🇺 — 6 RKTs-Progress, 1 Khrunichev
🇯🇵 — 2 MHI, 1 Space One ❌
🇮🇳 — 2 ISRO
🇮🇷 — 1 IRGC, 1 ISA
🇰🇵 — 1 NADA ❌



Easier just to say SpaceX 56, Rest of the world combined 45.

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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3273 on: May 30, 2024, 11:59:45 AM »
Guess what today is?
It's FTS install day!

https://x.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1796205326745657430
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #3274 on: May 30, 2024, 12:16:19 PM »
Hadn't seen this one yet
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