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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #650 on: May 30, 2021, 10:17:28 AM »

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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #651 on: June 03, 2021, 01:23:17 PM »

Cargo Dragon launch
Apparently no static fire before launch this time which is highly unusual if not a first for SpaceX

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKVmkvhheA4
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #652 on: June 03, 2021, 06:44:03 PM »

Cargo Dragon launch
Apparently no static fire before launch this time which is highly unusual if not a first for SpaceX

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKVmkvhheA4

Possible indication of how reliable the Merlin engine has become.

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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #653 on: June 04, 2021, 10:39:36 AM »

Possible indication of how reliable the Merlin engine has become.

It was also the first launch of a new booster versus a used one in quite a while.  Twenty launches if I am not mistaken.
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #654 on: June 04, 2021, 11:09:09 AM »

It was also the first launch of a new booster versus a used one in quite a while.  Twenty launches if I am not mistaken.

But what about the engines on board?  Those get swapped around a lot.  They could have been reflown.

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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #655 on: June 06, 2021, 12:20:00 AM »

LIVE: SpaceX Launches the SXM-8 Communications Spacecraft
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVEe6LYhWbY
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #656 on: June 07, 2021, 10:14:57 PM »

Looks like 16 is going nowhere and may be scrapped while 17 is currently being scrapped since it looks like they're going straight to orbital with SN20

https://youtu.be/fBa3V3WkMs0
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #657 on: June 08, 2021, 12:27:05 AM »

Neat stuff.

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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #658 on: June 13, 2021, 01:21:47 AM »

Someone bid $28 million for a 10 minute BO flight. Some are saying it would be funny as heck if it was Musk or Branson.
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #659 on: June 13, 2021, 01:26:51 AM »

Someone bid $28 million for a 10 minute BO flight. Some are saying it would be funny as heck if it was Musk or Branson.

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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #660 on: June 13, 2021, 12:25:42 PM »

To add to the above only 3 of those 10 minutes will actually be in micro gravity. So yeah
 
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #661 on: June 13, 2021, 12:34:21 PM »

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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #662 on: June 13, 2021, 12:40:06 PM »





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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #663 on: June 13, 2021, 04:47:44 PM »

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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #664 on: June 14, 2021, 07:23:31 PM »

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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #665 on: June 16, 2021, 01:24:42 PM »

SN16 rolled out of the High Bay looks like it's headed to the area where 15 is currently sitting.

LIVE: Lift of Starship Orbital Launch Tower Section #5
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #666 on: June 16, 2021, 01:33:50 PM »

Also on a live feed

Spacewalk to Install New International Space Station Solar Arrays
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCKsedpraVg
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #667 on: June 29, 2021, 02:57:07 PM »

Launch currently on hold at 30 seconds due to weather

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WE-nD_gozw
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #668 on: June 29, 2021, 02:57:44 PM »

Make that a range violation
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #669 on: June 29, 2021, 03:01:14 PM »

Scrubbed due to range violation. Speculation they couldn't get the range clear before the weather closed in so they scrubbed
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #670 on: June 29, 2021, 03:08:31 PM »

They're saying a plane cause the range violation. Probably Bezos trying to see what a real launch actually looks like
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #671 on: June 29, 2021, 09:06:35 PM »

Damn, missed that they were trying again today. Any idea when the next attempt is?
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #672 on: June 29, 2021, 09:38:03 PM »

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06/29/2021 15:40
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Elon Musk, SpaceX's founder and CEO, says an aircraft ventured into the keep out zone around the Falcon 9's flight path, triggering the last-minute hold.


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SCRUB. SpaceX confirms the Falcon 9 launch won’t happen today after a last-minute hold at T-minus 11 seconds due to a “fouled range.” The next opportunity for launch is tomorrow at 2:56 p.m. EDT (1856 GMT).

https://spaceflightnow.com/2021/06/29/falcon-9-transporter-2-mission-status-center/
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #673 on: June 30, 2021, 08:45:09 AM »

Seeing some posts saying it was a Navy P-8 that causes the scrub.
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #674 on: June 30, 2021, 08:46:38 AM »

Live feeds

Tubular Bells: Part One Livestream | Virgin Orbit
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgL5pMDktxA

Watch Virgin Orbit launch a rocket from a 747!!!
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