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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #551 on: May 05, 2021, 08:48:06 PM »

Looks like they're sending out crew and equipment to secure SN15
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #552 on: May 05, 2021, 09:35:05 PM »

In the dark with the lights shinning on it it looks like something from a 50s sci-fi movie.

Crew now on the pad inspecting SN15
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #553 on: May 05, 2021, 10:55:46 PM »

 [tinfoil] :facepalm:

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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #554 on: May 05, 2021, 10:57:21 PM »

Shot of SN15 coming out of the clouds doing the flip
https://twitter.com/Erdayastronaut/status/1390125636417642496
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #555 on: May 06, 2021, 09:39:44 AM »

It's still standing
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #556 on: May 06, 2021, 11:02:29 AM »

That's some Star Wars grade *expletive deleted*it right there.
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #557 on: May 06, 2021, 11:07:40 AM »

"Tankzilla" rolling out to the pad
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #558 on: May 06, 2021, 11:12:17 AM »

 :rofl:

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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #559 on: May 06, 2021, 11:19:39 AM »

Looks like they've got SN15 secured.
I was thinking they would have something to latch on to the landing legs and it appears that's just what they may have done while awaiting the arrival of "Tankzilla"

LIVE: Starship SN15 Recovery Operations [No Commentary
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2sgT7O6_LE
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #560 on: May 06, 2021, 12:32:57 PM »

Waiting on someone to give Harris credit since she's now chairing the National Space Council.
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #561 on: May 06, 2021, 01:02:56 PM »

Looks like some of the heat tiles on the bottom test patch fell off at some point.  Excellent feedback for higher altitude tests though.

I'm kind of hoping they try something a bit more "vigorous" with SN15 after they get a chance to examine it thoroughly; Instead of a slow climb to 10k meters, a rapid climb to 100k or as high as they can reasonably get it with only 3 raptors and the max partial fuel complement those 3 engines can lift.  Obviously they're not going to be able to SSTO it so I'm still just talking up and down with no horizontal component.  But maybe get some data on a little bit of reentry energy, compare temps on bare skin vs shielded sections.
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #562 on: May 06, 2021, 01:49:15 PM »

Looks like they may be getting ready to move SN16 out.
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #564 on: May 06, 2021, 05:29:45 PM »

How dare a host not be "woke"!

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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #565 on: May 06, 2021, 08:33:44 PM »

Noticed only two of the raptors lit during the flip. Did Elon revert back to only lighting two or was there a failure in one of the raptors?
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #566 on: May 06, 2021, 09:18:36 PM »

Noticed only two of the raptors lit during the flip. Did Elon revert back to only lighting two or was there a failure in one of the raptors?

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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #567 on: May 06, 2021, 10:49:14 PM »

Dear Elon
Why did you only light two raptors during SN16's flip?
And do you have that $500 million you owe me?

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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #568 on: May 07, 2021, 09:44:25 AM »

Dear Elon
Why did you only light two raptors during SN16's flip?
And do you have that $500 million you owe me?

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I was listening to NASA Spaceflight and they said that it was part of the flight profile.  They cannot throttle down the raptors that low so they just turn one off and the other 2 compensate.

https://youtu.be/NPNvB5ComFw?t=33880s
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #569 on: May 07, 2021, 10:02:12 AM »

I was listening to NASA Spaceflight and they said that it was part of the flight profile.  They cannot throttle down the raptors that low so they just turn one off and the other 2 compensate.

https://youtu.be/NPNvB5ComFw?t=33880s

With SN8 & SN9 only two were lit during the initial landing burn. After SN9's raptor failure during the landing burn leaving only one they started lighting all three and then shut off the unneeded third if all three lit once it was known they had two good ones. With SN15 it appears they only lit two this time. Whether that was a revert back to the original way due to higher faith in SN15's revised raptors or it was because of a failure I haven't heard yet.
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #570 on: May 07, 2021, 10:34:24 AM »

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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #571 on: May 07, 2021, 12:15:29 PM »


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I was wondering if he would do that.  Getting more time on it seems logical since it had a nominal flight the first time.
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #572 on: May 07, 2021, 04:58:09 PM »

Me think AA has been drinking  :rofl:

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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #573 on: May 09, 2021, 02:50:21 PM »

60 more Starlinks launched last night. 10th launch and landing for the booster.

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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #574 on: May 09, 2021, 03:31:23 PM »

So how many more before they can bring Skynet online?
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