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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #925 on: November 18, 2021, 11:34:50 PM »

Coverage going live at 11:00pm EST. Not sure of the planned launch time though.
Hope this one doesn't go sideways off the pad like the last one

Astra Test Flight (Launch Vehicle 0007)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIIlpatVwBE

Start time keeps getting pushed back. Now shows a little over 10 minutes
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #926 on: November 18, 2021, 11:38:48 PM »

BTW: The longest Lunar eclipse in almost 600 years is tonight
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #927 on: November 18, 2021, 11:48:06 PM »

Now they say 12:20. Come on I got to sleep
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #928 on: November 19, 2021, 12:27:41 AM »

Finally
Still an hour away from launch though  =(
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #929 on: November 19, 2021, 12:31:48 AM »

They left the gate open....just in case  :rofl:
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #930 on: November 19, 2021, 02:17:28 AM »

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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #931 on: November 19, 2021, 07:34:37 PM »

If at first you don't succeed....

Video goes live at 11:00pm EST

Astra Test Flight (Launch Vehicle 0007)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97qhttuqtB4
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #932 on: November 19, 2021, 11:35:26 PM »

Live now
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #933 on: November 20, 2021, 01:27:44 AM »

Successful launch and flight of Launch Vehicle 0007.  They made it into orbit this time.  Good job Astra.
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #934 on: November 20, 2021, 08:51:03 AM »

Successful launch and flight of Launch Vehicle 0007.  They made it into orbit this time.  Good job Astra.

I fell asleep due to lack of sleep waiting on the launch the night before with the live feed running on the laptop next to me in bed. Woke up for last nights launch a few seconds before the launch and saw it.
Good launch with no sideways dance this time.  :laugh:
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #935 on: November 20, 2021, 09:28:08 AM »

I fell asleep due to lack of sleep waiting on the launch the night before with the live feed running on the laptop next to me in bed. Woke up for last nights launch a few seconds before the launch and saw it.
Good launch with no sideways dance this time.  :laugh:

I was zonked my own self.  Had to work pretty hard to stay awake for the launch.
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #936 on: November 20, 2021, 08:32:19 PM »

Really good discussion on the Russian ASAT "Test" and the problem of space junk.

NSF Live: Russian ASAT Test w/ Jonathan McDowell.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHP_m-UpF7U
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #937 on: November 24, 2021, 08:49:21 AM »

Slept through this one

Nailed the launch, nailed the landing.

NASA DART - SpaceX Falcon 9 Launches Asteroid Impact Mission
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HyqzK2hC0sA

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SpaceX is preparing to launch NASA’s DART (Double Asteroid Redirect Test) mission onboard a Falcon 9 rocket. DART is a demonstration mission to determine the effects of an intentional impact on an asteroid. DART’s collision with the asteroid moon Dimorphos is set for October 2022.

The launch of the small spacecraft from SLC-4E at Vandenberg Space Force Base is scheduled for November 23rd at 10:21 Pacific Time (6:21 UTC on November 24th).

Read more about DART: https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2021/...
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #938 on: November 25, 2021, 09:49:40 AM »

There has been an "Incident"

James Webb Telescope Delayed Due to "Incident"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfLoayApkk4
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #939 on: November 25, 2021, 11:58:54 AM »

It's a fantastic piece of technology and it would be wonderful if it all works.  But, given its complexity and the 300 or so things that have to go perfectly just during mirror deployment after launch, I'm not going to be surprised if the JWT has problems.
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #940 on: November 25, 2021, 03:32:05 PM »

There has been an "Incident"

James Webb Telescope Delayed Due to "Incident"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfLoayApkk4

ULA dropping a $2,000,000,000 satellite on the floor immediately sprang to mind.

No, really.  A previous shift had removed the mounting bolts holding it to the manipulation frame and then the next shift came in and rotated the frame without checking first.  Whump, two billion dollar satellite crashes to the floor.

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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #941 on: November 25, 2021, 03:44:59 PM »

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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #942 on: November 25, 2021, 04:07:09 PM »

I misplaced a zero.  Mea culpa.
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