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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #50 on: January 24, 2021, 10:20:32 AM »

Good launch
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #51 on: January 24, 2021, 12:49:13 PM »

Seeing them trying to find the craft in the clouds and the sound is still deafening. 

I need to go see a launch one of these days.
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #52 on: January 24, 2021, 11:21:00 PM »

Looks like they may try flying SN9 Monday if this any guide.
Live feed starts at 8am


LIVE: Starship SN9 Test Flight
Scheduled for Jan 25, 2021
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPRfJxz-ECE


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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #53 on: January 25, 2021, 01:20:16 AM »

Looks like they may try flying SN9 Monday if this any guide.
Live feed starts at 8am


LIVE: Starship SN9 Test Flight
Scheduled for Jan 25, 2021
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPRfJxz-ECE




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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #54 on: January 25, 2021, 02:12:42 PM »

Wind not playing nice today. They still have a few hours so hopefully the wind will die down..
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #55 on: January 25, 2021, 02:20:23 PM »

I'm eagerly awaiting the introduction of the hot gas attitude thrusters.  They should make that skydiver last minute correction a lot less dramatic and worrisome.

They're also a critical element of the Starship-based Human Landing System proposal that SpaceX has pitched to NASA for Artemis.
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #56 on: January 25, 2021, 03:28:22 PM »

Mother Nature said no launch for you today!
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #57 on: January 25, 2021, 04:18:22 PM »

Mother Nature said no launch for you today!

Pansies.  I can fly in that weather.
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #58 on: January 25, 2021, 04:54:53 PM »

Yeah but you have the inflatable autopilot to help you.
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #59 on: January 25, 2021, 05:12:34 PM »

Humans are expendable
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #60 on: January 25, 2021, 08:26:53 PM »

Humans are expendable

Not the humans smart enough to be astronauts.  Those are a little more dear to come by.

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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #61 on: January 28, 2021, 09:48:08 AM »

Not the humans smart enough to be astronauts.  Those are a little more dear to come by.

Not the ones Fly320 is hauling around in that cattle truck with wings   >:D
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #62 on: January 28, 2021, 09:49:49 AM »

Here we go again.
Looks like they're going for a flight today

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5kVZlnHZ3o

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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #63 on: January 28, 2021, 10:44:22 AM »

They're saying the winds may have scrubbed the flight attempt on the 25th not entirely because of they're effects on SN9 itself but also because the winds exceeded the safety limits for the worker lifts. They noted the forward fins were still tied down and they would have had to get a guy ~100ft+ up in a bucket to remove the cable.
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #64 on: January 28, 2021, 11:00:34 AM »

Many may not realize this is only the upper stage of the system

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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #65 on: January 28, 2021, 12:27:11 PM »

Good sign they're going for a launch today is that the fins are free and being tested
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #66 on: January 28, 2021, 01:00:59 PM »

According to the FAA no launch until tomorrow.

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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #67 on: January 28, 2021, 01:12:31 PM »

SpaceX is reportedly working with the FAA to get clearance for today.
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #68 on: January 28, 2021, 02:46:58 PM »

According to the chat FAA is saying not today and now the tank farm is venting which usually indicates fueling so stay tuned. Some are speculating Musk is flipping off the FAA. I find that unlikely but it's Musk.

Yep, fueling
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #69 on: January 28, 2021, 03:33:26 PM »

He's firing one up and saying fire the rocket up too.
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #70 on: January 28, 2021, 03:36:21 PM »

Final stages of fueling
Some are saying FAA has given the go ahead
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #71 on: January 28, 2021, 03:37:33 PM »

They still don't have the waiver from the feds.
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #72 on: January 28, 2021, 03:41:28 PM »

Fueled
Engine chill stage
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #73 on: January 28, 2021, 03:41:44 PM »

They appear to have started engine chill, so they are theoretically ready to go in 15 min (ish).  They may have approval.  Supposedly they've been working the phones.

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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #74 on: January 28, 2021, 03:45:20 PM »

Musk: FAA? Never heard of her.
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