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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #800 on: August 27, 2021, 09:41:47 PM »

Sigh
As of now I really really hate BO
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I guess they're taking the "If you can't win on the facts, bury them with bullshit" approach...
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #801 on: August 28, 2021, 09:03:50 AM »

SpaceX, NASA scrubs CRS-23 mission to ISS due to unacceptable weather
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2021/08/crs-23-launch/
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #802 on: August 28, 2021, 09:07:41 AM »

Wish Jeff would put in as much effort into building rockets as he is putting in screwing with SpaceX

Amazon calls on FCC to reject SpaceX’s amended second-gen Starlink plan
https://spacenews.com/amazon-calls-on-fcc-to-reject-spacexs-revised-second-gen-starlink-plan/
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #803 on: August 28, 2021, 09:12:54 AM »

Looks like COVID may have an impact on SpaceX's launch schedules but not for the reason you may think

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A widespread shortage of liquid oxygen linked to the latest wave of the pandemic could affect SpaceX’s launch schedule, a company executive said Aug. 24.

Speaking on a panel at the 36th Space Symposium here, Gwynne Shotwell, president and chief operating officer of SpaceX, cited difficulties in securing supplies of liquid oxygen as one of its biggest supply chain concerns.

“We’re actually going to be impacted this year with the lack of liquid oxygen for launch,” she said. “We certainly are going to make sure the hospitals are going to have the oxygen that they need, but for anybody who has liquid oxygen to spare, send me an email.”

Liquid oxygen shortage squeezes SpaceX launch plans
https://spacenews.com/liquid-oxygen-shortage-squeezes-spacex-launch-plans/
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #804 on: August 28, 2021, 10:11:28 AM »

Not sure if Bezos' toy rocket belongs in the kids toys dept. Seems like it should be in the adult toys dept.  :rofl:





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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #805 on: August 28, 2021, 10:21:30 AM »

Should be a soft plush toy  :rofl:
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #806 on: August 28, 2021, 10:34:40 AM »

Not sure if Bezos' toy rocket belongs in the kids toys dept. Seems like it should be in the adult toys dept.  :rofl:


Incidentally, MSRP is $69.  Make of that what you wish.
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #807 on: August 28, 2021, 10:51:02 AM »

And for only $26 million you can ride it.
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #808 on: August 28, 2021, 11:47:12 AM »

Not sure if Bezos' toy rocket belongs in the kids toys dept. Seems like it should be in the adult toys dept.  :rofl:



I predict it will not be long before the adult toy version is being made.
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #809 on: August 28, 2021, 04:14:41 PM »

I predict it will not be long before the adult toy version is has being been made.

FIFY.

Click it, if you dare!  https://www.avclub.com/now-the-space-race-billionaires-can-compare-their-roc-1847335625
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #810 on: August 28, 2021, 05:01:27 PM »

LIVE: Astra Test Flight (Launch Vehicle 0006)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8Tdm797BzM
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #811 on: August 28, 2021, 06:41:10 PM »

Whoops
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #812 on: August 28, 2021, 06:45:49 PM »

Freaky looking take off. Rocket went sideways for a bit before slowly rising then broke up after ~2 1/2 minutes of flight.

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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #813 on: August 28, 2021, 06:47:01 PM »

What happened? YouTube doesn't work good on this. Well that would have saved me some typing.  :P
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #814 on: August 28, 2021, 06:47:38 PM »

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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #815 on: August 28, 2021, 06:50:08 PM »

They kept talking like it was a normal launch like Meh, it's suppose to do that
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #816 on: August 28, 2021, 06:54:38 PM »

When I saw it rising from the smoke I was like "no *****ing way!" after doing that sideways dance from the pad.
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #817 on: August 28, 2021, 07:00:42 PM »

When I saw it rising from the smoke I was like "no *****ing way!" after doing that sideways dance from the pad.

Someone didn't calculate the thrust correctly.  Or an engine didn't ignite.

In the end, thrust solves problems.
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #818 on: August 28, 2021, 07:03:47 PM »

Someone didn't calculate the thrust correctly.  Or an engine didn't ignite.

In the end, thrust solves problems.

Could have been an engine

But add this into the mix
Watch the area of the pad at the base of rocket right before the smoke cover it. Something from the pad (I think part of the hold down sys) or the rocket or both flies up and hits the rocket. Wonder if they had a release issue.
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #819 on: August 28, 2021, 07:13:02 PM »

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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #820 on: August 28, 2021, 10:43:20 PM »

What a shame.  Very weird launch.  That sideways skip doomed the flight in my opinion.  Low thrust due to engine bell damage from a hold-down release issue perhaps? 
I read recently where one of the private rocket companies was near folding.  One more failed launch and they would be done.  I don't remember which company it was but this makes me wonder if Astra is the one.
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #821 on: August 29, 2021, 02:43:16 AM »

They lost an engine at T+1s apparently.  Absolutely amazing that the rest of the engines had enough gimble and thrust, and the guidance quick acting enough, that it caught itself, drifted until the TWR was regained, and cleared the launch site.

Most older rockets would have just kaboomed right there and taken out the launch stand.

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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #822 on: August 29, 2021, 08:58:50 AM »

Was waiting for Scott Manley to chim in.
According to him they lost 1 of 5 engines and the item smacking the rocket was the race way cover. which may or may not be or part of the cause and/or related.

Why This Rocket Went Sideways Off The Launch Pad
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2jU5W4ehPE
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #823 on: August 29, 2021, 09:17:48 AM »

Meanwhile at SpaceX late last night.
Nailed the launch, nailed the landing.

SpaceX Launches CRS-23 to the Space Station
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eac4loxYK40
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #824 on: August 29, 2021, 11:00:54 AM »

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.

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