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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #1775 on: September 29, 2022, 04:40:42 PM »

What I've got so far.
They're looking at doing a commercial mission to Hubble with SpaceX's Crew Dragon  =D
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #1776 on: September 29, 2022, 04:53:25 PM »

Still at the study stage
But one would think it's moving along if they're doing this live teleconference
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #1777 on: September 29, 2022, 05:45:29 PM »

And this just popped up
SLS Nov 14
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #1778 on: September 29, 2022, 06:38:49 PM »

Jared's prepping to drill on that incoming asteroid that we don't know about yet.
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #1779 on: October 01, 2022, 08:34:07 AM »

Looks like Firefly finially got it off the pad last night

Launch is at ~ 1:54:07

Video glitched and it just disappears off the pad  :rofl:
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #1780 on: October 03, 2022, 06:52:31 PM »

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SpaceX is targeting Monday, October 3 for a Falcon 9 launch of 52 Starlink satellites to low-Earth orbit from Space Launch Complex 4E (SLC-4E) at Vandenberg Space Force Base in California. The instantaneous launch window is at 4:56 p.m. PT (23:56 UTC), and a backup opportunity is available on Tuesday, October 4 at 4:35 p.m. PT (23:35 UTC).

The first stage booster supporting this mission previously launched NROL-87, NROL-85, SARah-1, and one Starlink mission. Following stage separation, the first stage will land on the Of Course I Still Love You droneship, which will be stationed in the Pacific Ocean.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcq7xiTOPRg

Edit: scrubbed. Said needed more preflight checks.
Now scheduled for tonight at 19:48. Time and date could change due to focus on Crew dragon launch
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #1781 on: October 04, 2022, 04:08:28 PM »

Meanwhile

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A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket is launching the SES 20 & 21 communications spacecraft. The launch window opens at 5:36 p.m. ET (21:36 UTC) from SLC-41, Cape Canaveral SFS, Florida.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3w6bkYiZLA
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #1782 on: October 04, 2022, 04:21:27 PM »

A rather interesting DART update
The targeted asteroid now has a comet like tail

DART impact gave asteroid Dimorphos a debris tail thousands of miles long (stunning photo)
https://www.space.com/dart-asteroid-impact-debris-tail-photo
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #1783 on: October 04, 2022, 05:43:02 PM »

Yeah, I've been waiting for news on the shape and consistency of Didimoon.  With it only being about 100 yards across and so loosely compacted, a 4000 mile per hour impact of a vehicle sized penetrator could shatter the whole thing, or spew out a good bit of it into a coma.
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #1784 on: October 05, 2022, 08:52:06 AM »

Crew Dragon

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Falcon 9 is launching the Crew-5 mission to the Space Station for NASA. Liftoff is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. Eastern (16:00 UTC) from LC-39A, Kennedy Space Center, Florida.

SpaceX & NASA Launch Crew-5 to Space Station
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vY0GHqO5_bc
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #1785 on: October 05, 2022, 06:20:04 PM »

Picture perfect Crew Dragon launch
But wait, there's more

You're up Starlink

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SpaceX is targeting Wednesday, October 5 for a Falcon 9 launch of 52 Starlink satellites to low-Earth orbit from Space Launch Complex 4E (SLC-4E) at Vandenberg Space Force Base in California. The instantaneous launch window is at 4:10 p.m. PT (23:10 UTC).

The first stage booster supporting this mission previously launched NROL-87, NROL-85, SARah-1, and one Starlink mission. Following stage separation, the first stage will land on the Of Course I Still Love You droneship, which will be stationed in the Pacific Ocean.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcq7xiTOPRg
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #1786 on: October 06, 2022, 08:31:06 AM »

Sections for a second (third if you count Starbase) launch tower coming together at the Cape. Speculation on which pad it's going to be erected at.
And parts for a third spotted.

And some progress at BO's facility

Another Starship Launch Tower in Florida Soon?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdzgSLkfLJs
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #1787 on: October 06, 2022, 09:49:31 AM »

I was unaware of this company that catapults payloads into space. They've just had their 10th successful test launch:

https://interestingengineering.com/innovation/spinlaunch-catapulted-a-nasa-payload
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #1788 on: October 06, 2022, 03:36:29 PM »

And SX isn't done
Scheduled to go live 18:30

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SpaceX is launching a Falcon 9 carrying the Galaxy 33 and 34 satellites.  The launch will occur from CCSFS SLC-40 headed to a Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit.  The first stage is 1060-14,  which will attempt a landing on drone ship A Shortfall Of Gravitas.

SpaceX Falcon 9 Launches Galaxy 33 & 34 Satellites
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpmXpp5I6rg
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #1789 on: October 06, 2022, 04:08:48 PM »

Live now

Crew-5 Mission | Approach and Docking
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-GDJC3Ljtc
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #1790 on: October 06, 2022, 04:50:33 PM »

Whoa, beautiful shot of the Dragon approaching the station with the moon in the background
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #1791 on: October 06, 2022, 05:00:39 PM »

That Russian cosmonaut on broad the crew dragon must feel like he's in something from a scfi movie compared to a Soyuz if you've ever seen the interiors.
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #1792 on: October 06, 2022, 07:24:43 PM »

And SX isn't done
Scheduled to go live 18:30

SpaceX Falcon 9 Launches Galaxy 33 & 34 Satellites
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpmXpp5I6rg

Scrub at T -0:30
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #1793 on: October 07, 2022, 09:45:41 AM »

Looks like they're getting ready for a lift to the OLM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhJRzQsLZGg
Don't know if B7 or B8 (no engines) since both are on site.

They're been working overtime on B7, S24, and the pad so this (speculation on my part) could be the final stack before launch.  [popcorn]
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #1794 on: October 07, 2022, 12:06:09 PM »

Rocket Lab

suppose to go live at 12:45

Rocket Lab - It Argos Up From Here Launch
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TffmQR1K04M
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #1795 on: October 07, 2022, 05:35:23 PM »

If at first you don't succeed
Scheduled to go live at 18:30

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SpaceX is launching a Falcon 9 carrying the Galaxy 33 and 34 satellites.  The launch will occur from CCSFS SLC-40 headed to a Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit.  The first stage is 1060-14,  which will attempt a landing on drone ship A Shortfall Of Gravitas.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQ_SuKr8aGI
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #1796 on: October 08, 2022, 08:12:05 PM »

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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #1797 on: October 09, 2022, 07:50:47 AM »

Hmmm

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Amidst a relatively slow week at McGregor, two firings of an unknown engine/thruster were performed on the horizontal test stand. These firings did not match visual or auditory signatures typically seen by Raptors, Merlins, or Super Dracos and may be a new design potentially for Lunar Starship. The horizontal test stand is often used for the first firings of new engines as seen in recent years with Raptor sea level and vacuum development.

Potential Lunar Starship Thruster Fired | This Week at SpaceX McGregor
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #1798 on: October 09, 2022, 10:56:05 AM »

MSIB (Marine Safety Information Bulletin) in place down at Boca Chica for Oct 10-14
Could mean static fires or it could mean [popcorn]

https://www.facebook.com/VisitStarbase/photos/a.106958598120916/473313164818789/
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #1799 on: October 11, 2022, 05:27:12 PM »

DART declared a success

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The space rock orbits a much larger (780m wide; 2,550ft) object called Didymos. Before impact, the time taken for Dimorphos to make one circuit of its sibling was 11 hours and 55 minutes.

The telescope evidence now indicates this orbital period has been reduced to 11 hours and 23 minutes - a change of 32 minutes. This corresponds to Dimorphos moving closer into to Didymos by "tens of metres".
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Nasa had defined a minimum successful period change of Dimorphos of 73 seconds or more. The results released on Tuesday show Dart surpassed this benchmark by more than 25 times.

Nasa's Dart spacecraft 'changed path of asteroid'
https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-63221577

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