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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #350 on: March 11, 2021, 08:58:25 AM »

Last night's Falcon 9 landing went a little better this time

https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/1369926878497181696
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #351 on: March 12, 2021, 07:00:55 AM »

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I have received an “Alert” notice and a road closure has been scheduled for Friday, March 12 from 7 a.m. - noon. Possible static fire attempt of Starship SN11’s three Raptor engines as early as tomorrow. 🔥🚀🔥
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #352 on: March 12, 2021, 07:23:35 AM »

According the The Angry Astronaut SN10 landed harder than desired because of another header tank issue. The engine started consuming helium out of the header tank pressure system that was installed in SN10 to help solve the low header tank pressure issue that occurred on SN8 (and maybe SN9) and thus wasn't producing the required thrust on landing. They're going for another helium less system on SN11 (11:24 in the video). And they beefed up the landing legs

Why SN11 is the Most Important Starship Test For SpaceX So Far (Rare Footage)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQFlSODBwX0&t=353s
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #353 on: March 13, 2021, 04:49:45 PM »

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Tuesday TFR 🚀 

Static fire on call for Monday.
Pretty breezy southerly surface winds Tuesday then shifting NE Wednesday bringing much clearer air for viewing. Nice weather for the remainder of the week so good chance Starship SN11 will fly!
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #354 on: March 13, 2021, 04:52:56 PM »

https://tfr.faa.gov/save_pages/detail_1_4748.html
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #355 on: March 14, 2021, 08:46:53 PM »

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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #356 on: March 15, 2021, 08:50:01 AM »

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With this morning's Starlink mission SpaceX has launched a rocket, on average, every eight days in 2021. If you don't know much about rockets, know this: Such a cadence is jaw-dropping for an orbital rocket, especially a large one.

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SpaceX did 2X rest of world payload to orbit last year, probably 3X to 4X this year

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1371256869705109504?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Eembeddedtimeline%7Ctwterm%5Eprofile%3Aelonmusk%7Ctwcon%5Etimelinechrome&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.starshipstalker.com%2F
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #357 on: March 15, 2021, 09:12:18 AM »

The above is just mind-boggling. 
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #358 on: March 15, 2021, 09:53:05 AM »

Especially considering they were mere days from bankruptcy at one point.
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #359 on: March 15, 2021, 10:03:11 AM »

I read that the 1st stage Falcon 9 booster that was launched this past Sunday morning was the 9th launch/recovery for that booster alone.
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #360 on: March 15, 2021, 11:19:07 AM »

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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #361 on: March 15, 2021, 01:10:02 PM »

I read that the 1st stage Falcon 9 booster that was launched this past Sunday morning was the 9th launch/recovery for that booster alone.

Thought it was six?

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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #363 on: March 15, 2021, 04:36:21 PM »

Nope, 9.
https://www.space.com/spacex-starlink-21-internet-satellites-launch-rocket-landing-success

I've missed some stuff.  Last I checked on them an F9 had just failed on its sixth recovery.

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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #364 on: March 15, 2021, 04:46:08 PM »

I've missed some stuff.  Last I checked on them an F9 had just failed on its sixth recovery.

The pace is frenetic.

2010-2013 - 7 launches
2014 - 6 launches
2015 - 7 launches
2016 - 8 launches and 1 launch pad explosion
2017 - 18 launches
2018 - 20 launches
2019 - 10 launches
2020 - 25 launches
2021 - So Far 7 launches Scheduled - 37 launches

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Falcon_9_and_Falcon_Heavy_launches
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #365 on: March 15, 2021, 05:35:29 PM »

The pace is frenetic.

2010-2013 - 7 launches
2014 - 6 launches
2015 - 7 launches
2016 - 8 launches and 1 launch pad explosion
2017 - 18 launches
2018 - 20 launches
2019 - 10 launches
2020 - 25 launches
2021 - So Far 7 launches Scheduled - 37 launches

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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #366 on: March 15, 2021, 06:28:35 PM »

Scrub on the static fire
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #367 on: March 16, 2021, 03:40:29 PM »

Evidently just two boosters, 1051 and 1049, have each launched 10% of all currently active satellites in orbit.

Two SpaceX boosters account for over 20% of all active satellite launches (by count... not by mass).

https://www.reddit.com/r/SpaceXLounge/comments/m590hw/1051_and_1049_have_each_launched_10_of_all_active/

Obviously the tiny size and packing density of Starlink missions makes that possible.  But still... 9 launches each on those two boosters.  And they're going to use them until they break.  I expect to see an examination/servicing period after the 10th flight of each one, then roll them back into rotation.

I saw this pic on /r/SpaceXMasterRace:



1050 completed its primary mission successfully.  It's being mocked for successfully diverting itself away from its designated landing zone out to sea safely, and touching down softly despite its hydraulic grid fins malfunctioning and locking up during descent.

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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #368 on: March 18, 2021, 12:54:36 AM »

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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #369 on: March 18, 2021, 12:13:36 PM »


Wow, that's ambitious.  Hope they make the schedule.  I will look forward to seeing that flight whenever it takes place.
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #370 on: March 18, 2021, 05:05:56 PM »

Good SLS engine test
BN1 stacking as we speak

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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #371 on: March 18, 2021, 06:01:48 PM »

What is a "full stack?"
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #372 on: March 18, 2021, 06:17:45 PM »

What is a "full stack?"

I'm assuming he means Starship on the booster which would be ambitious by July and not just a full up booster

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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #373 on: March 18, 2021, 06:51:41 PM »

In other news, Blue Origin actually admitted recently that they won't have a New Glenn launch article until Q4 of 2022.  Which, everyone knows, really means H1 of 2023 if they're lucky.

They're also constantly shifting their deliverable date of BE-4 engines that they are selling to ULA for ULA's new Vulcan rocket, to the right.  What was supposed to be Q3 of 2020 (and 2019, and 2018, before that) is now summer of 2021.  ULA intends to try to fly a Vulcan by Q4 of 2021.  They have a ground support fitment test article out at the Cape right now.

Vulcan is supposed to be configured with two BE-4 engines on its first stage and a variable number of solid rocket motors much like its predecessor the Atlas V.  Aerojet Rocketdyne lost in competitive bidding between Blue Origin and AR, when submitting engine designs for ULA's new generation rocket.  Since then, BO's delivery schedule has slid to the right by years.  Lockheed-Martin is looking at acquiring AR.  AR was bidding a kerosene based engine called the AR-1 that has since been shelved.  The AR-1 was designed specifically to replace the Atlas V RD-180 engine which is actually provided by Russia's Roskosmos.  The RD-180 puts out about 4 meganewtons.  Two AR-1 engines put out about 4.4 meganewtons.  Two BE-4 engines put out about 4.8 meganewtons.

If LockMart acquires AR, and BO takes longer to deliver on the BE-4 deliverables, watch for pressure to mount on ULA to dramatically reconfigure Vulcan (probably a complete ditch of the vehicle) and focus on the AR-1 as a first stage engine solution.  Or use AR-1 as a basis of a new vehicle that focuses on reusability, since ULA has nothing like that and their noises regarding SMART reuse are a joke.
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #374 on: March 18, 2021, 07:15:58 PM »

In other news, Blue Origin actually admitted recently that they won't have a New Glenn launch article until Q4 of 2022.  Which, everyone knows, really means H1 of 2023 if they're lucky.

They're also constantly shifting their deliverable date of BE-4 engines that they are selling to ULA for ULA's new Vulcan rocket, to the right.  What was supposed to be Q3 of 2020 (and 2019, and 2018, before that) is now summer of 2021.  ULA intends to try to fly a Vulcan by Q4 of 2021.  They have a ground support fitment test article out at the Cape right now.

Vulcan is supposed to be configured with two BE-4 engines on its first stage and a variable number of solid rocket motors much like its predecessor the Atlas V.  Aerojet Rocketdyne lost in competitive bidding between Blue Origin and AR, when submitting engine designs for ULA's new generation rocket.  Since then, BO's delivery schedule has slid to the right by years.  Lockheed-Martin is looking at acquiring AR.  AR was bidding a kerosene based engine called the AR-1 that has since been shelved.  The AR-1 was designed specifically to replace the Atlas V RD-180 engine which is actually provided by Russia's Roskosmos.  The RD-180 puts out about 4 meganewtons.  Two AR-1 engines put out about 4.4 meganewtons.  Two BE-4 engines put out about 4.8 meganewtons.

If LockMart acquires AR, and BO takes longer to deliver on the BE-4 deliverables, watch for pressure to mount on ULA to dramatically reconfigure Vulcan (probably a complete ditch of the vehicle) and focus on the AR-1 as a first stage engine solution.  Or use AR-1 as a basis of a new vehicle that focuses on reusability, since ULA has nothing like that and their noises regarding SMART reuse are a joke.

Fits in nicely with this video. The look inside of BO's facility's is, shall we say, rather sad

Blue Origin - 7,845 Days Later and a New Video - Anything Positive? Well...
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