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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #100 on: January 29, 2021, 08:47:05 AM »

Still get FAA oversight because they are a US company.

Oil rig, international waters, FAA has no jurisdiction.

Oh look, Elon just bought two decommissioned oil rigs.  Well fancy that.   =D

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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #101 on: January 29, 2021, 09:01:11 AM »

Oil rig, international waters, FAA has no jurisdiction.

Oh look, Elon just bought two decommissioned oil rigs.  Well fancy that.   =D
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #102 on: January 29, 2021, 09:02:41 AM »

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FpQwQx4Q_Dc
Looks like they are still waiting for FAA approval. 

Is there a live feed that doesn't have people constantly talking?  I just want to keep a feed open and hear it if it launches, maybe here the countdown talk.
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #103 on: January 29, 2021, 09:33:38 AM »

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FpQwQx4Q_Dc
Looks like they are still waiting for FAA approval. 

Is there a live feed that doesn't have people constantly talking?  I just want to keep a feed open and hear it if it launches, maybe here the countdown talk.

Nerdle cam is normally pretty commentary free.

https://youtu.be/Ky5l9ZxsG9M

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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #104 on: January 29, 2021, 09:36:16 AM »

SpaceX starts launching from ships in 5.......4.......3........

Say hello to Deimos and Phobos

SpaceX bought two former Valaris oil rigs to build floating launchpads for its Starship rocket
https://www.cnbc.com/2021/01/19/spacex-bought-former-valaris-oil-rigs-to-build-starship-launchpads.html
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #105 on: January 29, 2021, 09:41:58 AM »

The uncertainty with the FAA clearance makes the tinfoily hat part of me wonder if the Obiden administration has a hand in this.  Can't have private enterprise upstaging the government (read NASA).  Everyone knows the government does everything better than private enterprise.
Nevermind that the Obiden administration is likely to gut the major NASA manned flight programs in the near future.
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #106 on: January 29, 2021, 09:54:25 AM »

"Spacex will not be  attempting a flight today likely due to lack of FAA approval"
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #107 on: January 29, 2021, 09:56:02 AM »

In other news SN10 has been moved out of the High Bay.
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #108 on: January 29, 2021, 09:56:18 AM »

"Spacex will not be  attempting a flight today likely due to lack of FAA approval"

Yup.  I don't recall the FAA ever jerking SpaceX around so much before.
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #109 on: January 29, 2021, 10:03:01 AM »

A little tin foil hat voice in me is saying expect an announcement from Biden about NASA taking over SpaceX and maybe even NASA "joining" forces with the Chinese space program as well

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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #110 on: January 29, 2021, 10:46:10 AM »

In other news SN10 has been moved out of the High Bay.

It looks like they hired Schmuckatelli Bros. HVAC to do the sheet metal work on SN10's fins.
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #111 on: January 29, 2021, 12:03:38 PM »

Some speculation SpaceX is merely moving along faster than a Govt agency like the FAA can react to. In other words the FAA is the Buick doing 20 in the fast lane.
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #112 on: January 29, 2021, 12:17:23 PM »

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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #113 on: January 29, 2021, 12:21:41 PM »

I remember over 10 years ago when Boeing and some Ukrainian consortium was using a converted oil rig (the Odyssey) for satellite launches.  It had work done on it in Puget Sound and Vancouver BC, and I think I actually saw it in Puget Sound once.
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #114 on: January 29, 2021, 12:45:12 PM »

Some speculation SpaceX is merely moving along faster than a Govt agency like the FAA can react to. In other words the FAA is the Buick doing 20 in the fast lane.

Can't be letting the common folk be upstaging the great and powerful NASA.
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #115 on: January 29, 2021, 02:21:12 PM »

They're rolling SN10 out to the launch area.
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #116 on: January 29, 2021, 02:28:19 PM »

They're rolling SN10 out to the launch area.
Having two ready to launch at the same time is cool, but it kind of makes it hard to apply lessons learned from one test to the other.

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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #117 on: January 29, 2021, 05:47:05 PM »

Yup.  I don't recall the FAA ever jerking SpaceX around so much before.

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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #118 on: January 29, 2021, 05:49:21 PM »

Can't be letting the common folk be upstaging the great and powerful NASA.

More like NASA's purpose since 1970 has been to keep Americans out of space.

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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #119 on: January 29, 2021, 07:06:38 PM »

Having two ready to launch at the same time is cool, but it kind of makes it hard to apply lessons learned from one test to the other.

A lot of what they're testing is software related.  Specifically, parameters for throttle percentage, thrust vector control angles, and aero-flap angle of attack.

That's easily tweaked from SN9 to SN10, with only a few days of configuration and validation through computer modeling.
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #120 on: January 29, 2021, 09:53:52 PM »

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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #121 on: February 01, 2021, 08:29:57 AM »

NASA delays moon lander awards as Biden team mulls moonshot program.   Story is from "The Verge".
I think we can safely predict where this is going.
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #122 on: February 01, 2021, 02:02:45 PM »

Nothing about a launch today
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #123 on: February 01, 2021, 02:09:49 PM »

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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #124 on: February 01, 2021, 02:13:15 PM »

Road closures for today cancelled so no flight today.
Road closures scheduled for Feb 2 & 3rd
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