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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #875 on: October 22, 2021, 01:07:06 PM »

And...wow

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The second FAA public hearing on the draft environmental assessment of SpaceX's Starship project in Boca Chica, Texas has begun:
https://twitter.com/thesheetztweetz/status/1450997874108608514
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #876 on: October 24, 2021, 11:40:03 AM »

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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #877 on: October 25, 2021, 09:51:24 PM »

LIVE: Japanese H-2A launches QZS 1R into Quasi-Zenith Orbit
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQ0eTEkNBmk

Launch time: 10:19 pm EDT on 25th (02:19 GMT on 26th)
Launch window: 10:00-11:00 pm EDT on 25th (02:00-03:00 GMT on 26th)
Launch site: Tanegashima Space Center, Japan
Destination: Quazi-Zenith Geosynchronous Orbit (45° inclination)
A Japanese H-2A rocket will launch a replacement satellite for Japan’s Quasi-Zenith Satellite System, which provides regional navigation services over the Asia-Pacific Region. The QZS 1R satellite, built by Mitsubishi Electric Corp., will replace the aging QZS 1 satellite launched in 2010. The H-2A rocket will fly in the “202” configuration with two strap-on solid rocket boosters. Delayed from Oct. 25 by poor weather forecast.
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #878 on: October 25, 2021, 10:11:15 PM »

Different looking launch setup
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #879 on: October 25, 2021, 10:16:46 PM »

Turn on Closed Captions and it's coming up with some off the wall translations  :rofl:
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #880 on: November 09, 2021, 09:17:40 AM »

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Ship 20 has all six Raptors installed and is being prepared for further static fire testing. Meanwhile Mechazilla's chopsticks are coming to life, the Wide Bay rises from the ground, and we bid farewell to Frankencrane.

Ship 20 Readied for Static Fire Testing with Six Raptor Engines | Starship Update (Narrated)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TD5N-SqVaE0
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #881 on: November 09, 2021, 09:18:02 AM »

Crew-2 returns to Earth after six-month stay on the ISS
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2021/11/crew-2-return-to-earth/
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #882 on: November 09, 2021, 09:28:49 AM »

And BO loses in court

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The Court of Federal Claims has ruled against Blue Origin in its suit about the agency’s selection of SpaceX for a single Human Landing System award.

In a one-page filing Nov. 4, Judge Richard A. Hertling granted a motion by the federal government, the defendant in the case, to dismiss the case filed by Blue Origin in August

Federal court rules against Blue Origin in HLS lawsuit
https://spacenews.com/federal-court-rules-against-blue-origin-in-hls-lawsuit/
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #883 on: November 10, 2021, 11:20:33 AM »

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Date: November 10, 9:03 p.m. Eastern
Mission: NASA's SpaceX Crew-3 Mission to the International Space Station
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NASA’s SpaceX Crew-3 mission will launch four astronauts aboard a Crew Dragon spacecraft on a Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center to the International Space Station. Assigned to the mission are NASA astronauts Raja Chari, Tom Marshburn, and Kayla Barron, and European Space Agency astronaut Matthias Maurer.
https://www.nasa.gov/launchschedule/
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #884 on: November 10, 2021, 11:23:16 AM »

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I have received an ‘Alert’ notice and there is a road closure scheduled from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. November 10. Possible Ship 20 static fire tomorrow! 🤩😅🔥
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #885 on: November 10, 2021, 05:31:20 PM »

LIVE: SpaceX Launches Crew-3 to the Space Station
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvrJkyUIHDk

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SpaceX is set to launch the Crew-3 mission to the Space Station on Falcon 9 for NASA. The launch is targeting 9:03 PM EST (2:03 UTC) from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at Kennedy Space Center, Florida.

Article: https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2021/...
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #886 on: November 10, 2021, 09:45:28 PM »

Another good launch.
Looks like they had a fire on the drone ship after 1st stage landing from the video. Can find any info on what's going on yet.

Edit: just a play of the light
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #887 on: November 10, 2021, 09:47:56 PM »

This should be fun to watch

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Rocket Lab is preparing for its Love At First Insight mission that will launch from Launch Complex-1A, Māhia Peninsula, New Zealand. On the Love At First Insight mission, Electron will carry two Earth-observation microsatellites for BlackSky’s constellation into a 430 km low Earth orbit (LEO) at 42° inclination. Moreover, this mission will mark the third planned ocean splashdown recovery attempt of the company and the first time when a helicopter will be involved in the recovery process by observing Electron’s descent.

goes live at 12:00am EST

Watch Rocket Lab attempt to recover an Electron Rocket!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Hli4dy4FBY
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #888 on: November 10, 2021, 10:03:30 PM »

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Launch time: NET 12:32 am EST (05:32 GMT)
Launch site: Launch Complex 1A, Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand
Destination: Low Earth Orbit
A Rocket Lab Electron rocket will launch two small satellites for BlackSky’s commercial fleet of Earth observation spacecraft. Rocket Lab has nicknamed this mission “Love At First Insight.” Delayed from late August, September, and October due to COVID-related restrictions.

LIVE: Electron launches "Love At First Insight"! (11 Nov 2021)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-Xys3qKVjg
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #889 on: November 10, 2021, 10:34:51 PM »

Spinlaunch.  A very interesting concept for launching into orbit without using a first stage booster rocket.  They've been very low key, kind of hiding under the radar.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAczd3mt3X0
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #890 on: November 10, 2021, 10:37:42 PM »

I just finishing watching that. Currently digesting
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #891 on: November 11, 2021, 03:15:12 AM »

Spinlaunch.  A very interesting concept for launching into orbit without using a first stage booster rocket.  They've been very low key, kind of hiding under the radar.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAczd3mt3X0

A 10,000g windup is a bit of a doozy but feasible for machines.  No squishy payloads there.

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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #892 on: November 11, 2021, 08:05:06 AM »

LIVE: Electron launches "Love At First Insight"! (11 Nov 2021)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-Xys3qKVjg

Launch got pushed back to Nov 16.

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    Launch update: We are holding off on launch today out of an abundance of caution due to an out-of-family ground sensor reading and to allow more time to complete helicopter recovery preparations. The next available launch opportunity is no earlier than Nov 16 UTC.
    — Rocket Lab (@RocketLab) November 11, 2021
https://spaceflightnow.com/2021/11/10/rocket-lab-electron-22-mission-status-center/
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #894 on: November 11, 2021, 08:17:01 AM »

Starliner, the gift that keeps on taking

Boeing reports $185 million charge to pay for Starliner delays
https://spaceflightnow.com/2021/10/28/boeing-reports-185-million-charge-to-pay-for-starliner-delays/
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #895 on: November 11, 2021, 05:19:45 PM »

LIVE! SpaceX Crew-3 Approach ISS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LkHSUPwQfA
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #896 on: November 12, 2021, 10:39:17 AM »

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Starship prototype Ship 20 is conducting engine testing of its Raptor engines. Exact test details are unconfirmed, but it will potentially include preburner and/or static fire testing. All six engines are currently installed on the vehicle, so there is the possibility of the first static fire test with all six Raptors.

LIVE: Ship 20 Engine Testing with Orbital Starship Prototype
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8ja43uGrdQ
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #897 on: November 12, 2021, 12:32:49 PM »

Pre Burner test. Lots of flame, may have done all 6 engines.
Looks like they're going for more, either another pre burner test or a static fire.
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #898 on: November 12, 2021, 01:19:01 PM »

Static fire.
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #899 on: November 12, 2021, 01:20:53 PM »

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Good static fire with all six engines!
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