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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #825 on: August 29, 2021, 04:10:34 PM »

This photo illustrates my biggest concern about launching super heavy at Boca Chica. If that thing goes boom there's going to be lot of broken glass and the very high probability of people being injured. Heaven forbid that thing veers off in that direction.


meh.  SpaceX's launch site is [checks google maps] 4.99 miles from South Padre Island.  Several of the launch complex's at Canaveral are closer to Port Canaveral than that, and the town of Port Canaveral is pretty packed.  I think NASA has mostly moved to launch sites farther north these days but there are certainly launch pads built closer to people than 5 miles.

Vandenburg's launchpads are closer to Dependa housing then SpaceX is to SOuth Padre.

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« Reply #826 on: August 30, 2021, 09:20:53 AM »

Super is 2x more powerful than anything ever launch at the Cape and you also have to add the Starship sitting on top into the mix
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #827 on: August 30, 2021, 09:21:45 AM »

LIVE: SpaceX Cargo Dragon CRS-23 arrives at the ISS (30 Aug 2021)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjIdYm67vd4
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #828 on: August 30, 2021, 10:47:44 AM »

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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #830 on: September 01, 2021, 01:40:29 PM »

Super is 2x more powerful than anything ever launch at the Cape and you also have to add the Starship sitting on top into the mix

Except oxidizer and fuel are kept in separate tanks.  The realistic explosive yield of a full Starship/Booster stack is far lower than even one of the Shuttle/SLS boosters.

A failure of Starship will look more like SpaceX's AMOS-6 conflagration/explosion than Challenger's explosion.  A waterfall of fire, more than a high energy event.
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #831 on: September 02, 2021, 08:02:48 PM »

Watch Firefly launch their FIRST EVER orbital rocket, Alpha!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HfHAazNM3Q

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We will go live at T-60 minutes, so you can use the YouTube notification to know they are 60 minutes from launch] Also stay tuned to our twitter feeds for additional updates - http://twitter.com/erdayastronaut

Firefly Aerospace is the next private rocket company that aims to achieve orbit with its brand new Alpha launch vehicle. Alpha will lift off from Vandenberg Space Force Base, USA, and targets a 300 km low Earth orbit (LEO) in which it will deploy multiple payloads. On board of the FLTA001 DREAM mission will be Firefly’s DREAM payloads, which consist of technical and non-technical payloads, ranging from CubeSats and DNA samples, to pictures of loved ones.
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #832 on: September 02, 2021, 10:02:18 PM »

Boom
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #833 on: September 02, 2021, 10:26:37 PM »

What a shame.  At least they got it through Max-Q before it went boom.  Not bad for the first attempt to fly the vehicle.
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #834 on: September 03, 2021, 01:14:29 AM »

Amazing first try!  So many don't event get off the pad before boom.  Looks like this one had a failure causing a major maneuver deviation and the flight termination system (self destruct) was activated.

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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #835 on: September 03, 2021, 05:57:58 AM »

First launch attempt and they had payload onboard?

I hope the customers got a huge discount and insurance policy.
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« Reply #836 on: September 03, 2021, 07:50:01 AM »

Much better video. Couldn't tell much from the live feed last night.
Rocket started tumbling end over end.

Firefly Alpha Rocket Explodes In Flight
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NisZvIs4SKk
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« Reply #837 on: September 03, 2021, 07:52:11 AM »

First launch attempt and they had payload onboard?

I hope the customers got a huge discount and insurance policy.

Go down to payloads

Firefly Aerospace’s maiden flight of Alpha launch vehicle ends in failure
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2021/09/firefly-maiden-flight-alpha/
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #838 on: September 03, 2021, 08:19:03 AM »

Ah, they weren't payloads, they were freeloads.   =D

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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #839 on: September 03, 2021, 11:41:45 AM »

Anomaly = boom.

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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #840 on: September 03, 2021, 03:18:50 PM »

Herrrrrre's Scott Manley
Appears to be engine failure

Reaver Causes Destruction of FireFly
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« Reply #841 on: September 03, 2021, 06:56:32 PM »

They'll do that.
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #842 on: September 08, 2021, 11:00:38 AM »

LIVE: Super Heavy Booster 4 Lifted to Orbital Launch Mount
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« Reply #843 on: September 15, 2021, 05:31:07 PM »

LIVE: SpaceX Inspiration4 Launch
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #844 on: September 15, 2021, 07:58:34 PM »

T- 5 minutes
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« Reply #845 on: September 15, 2021, 09:28:39 PM »

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« Reply #846 on: September 15, 2021, 09:30:11 PM »

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« Reply #847 on: September 18, 2021, 06:34:38 PM »

LIVE: Dragon Splashdown of Inspiration 4 SpaceX Mission with 4 Private Astronauts
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #848 on: September 18, 2021, 07:11:00 PM »

Inspiration 4 crew is down safe.  Recovery crews approaching.
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #849 on: September 18, 2021, 09:58:22 PM »

Three days sure goes by fast.
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