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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #1200 on: April 10, 2022, 03:03:55 PM »

Watching

NSF Live: Starship accelerates in Florida, SLS testing delayed, ULA scores record deal, and more
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #1201 on: April 10, 2022, 06:07:56 PM »

Musk needs to get the Florida launch site up and running soonest.  It looks like there will be no more flights approved at Boca Chica because politics.
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #1202 on: April 10, 2022, 07:29:14 PM »

I still say Musk should buy a bunch of Mexican land just south of Boca Chica and launch from there.
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #1203 on: April 10, 2022, 09:57:53 PM »

I still say Musk should buy a bunch of Mexican land just south of Boca Chica and launch from there.

That would be a nice poke in the eye for certain federal agencies.
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #1204 on: April 10, 2022, 11:49:40 PM »

I still say Musk should buy a bunch of Mexican land just south of Boca Chica and launch from there.

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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #1205 on: April 17, 2022, 08:43:43 AM »

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A SpaceX Falcon 9 is launching NROL-85 Ė a classified mission for the National Reconnaissance Office. Liftoff is scheduled for 6:13 a.m. Pacific (13:13 UTC) from SLC-4E, Vandenberg Space Force Base, California. Following launch, the first stage booster will return to the launch site for a landing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZR1pRchcASI
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #1206 on: April 17, 2022, 09:15:08 AM »

Holy cow
With the low cloud cover I couldn't tell if that was a launch or a boom. I seriously thought boom for a bit there.
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #1207 on: April 17, 2022, 09:46:09 AM »

Great video of the stage separation, booster reorientation and boost-back burn.  The cold gas thrusters on the booster were very visible, too.  Very neat video.
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #1208 on: April 17, 2022, 09:50:51 AM »

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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #1209 on: April 21, 2022, 09:47:53 AM »

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Falcon 9 is launching the Starlink 4-14 mission with 53 internet satellites onboard. Liftoff is scheduled for 11:14 a.m. Eastern (15:14 UTC) from SLC-40, Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida.

LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 Launches Starlink 4-14 Mission
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Eo6a2fl91U
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #1210 on: April 21, 2022, 11:36:44 AM »

Got move back to 1:15
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #1211 on: April 21, 2022, 02:03:15 PM »

Perfect booster landing with video of the touchdown.  Looks like they finally fixed the video cutout problem.  Fun watching this flight.
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #1212 on: April 26, 2022, 04:17:34 PM »

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SpaceX and NASA are targeting no earlier than Wednesday, April 27 for Falcon 9ís launch of Crew-4, Dragonís fourth science expedition mission to the International Space Station, from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASAís Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Launch is targeted for 3:52 a.m. ET (7:52 UTC), with a backup opportunity available on Thursday, April 28.

This will be the first flight of the Dragon spacecraft supporting this mission and the fourth flight for Falcon 9ís first stage booster, which previously launched CRS-22, Crew-3, and Turksat 5B. Following stage separation, Falcon 9ís first stage will land on the A Shortfall of Gravitas droneship stationed in the Atlantic Ocean.

During their time at the orbiting laboratory, the Crew-4 astronauts will conduct over 200 science experiments in areas such as materials science, health technologies, and plant science to prepare for human exploration beyond low-Earth orbit and benefit life on Earth.

The webcast for the Crew-4 mission will go live about four hours before liftoff.

Crew-4 Mission | Launch
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #1213 on: April 27, 2022, 08:59:23 AM »

Another 4 astronauts in space by SX
Someone said these 4 now make it 26 for SX

Beautiful landing with the booster lighting up the clouds on landing
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #1214 on: April 27, 2022, 09:53:48 AM »

SpaceX has finally gotten the drone ship video feed working well.  That's the third clear video of a booster landing.
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #1215 on: April 27, 2022, 04:12:30 PM »

Hey Jeff

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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #1216 on: April 27, 2022, 04:26:22 PM »

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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #1217 on: April 27, 2022, 06:08:41 PM »

Jeff Who?

That's funny right there.   :laugh:
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #1218 on: April 27, 2022, 08:47:25 PM »

SpaceX has finally gotten the drone ship video feed working well.  That's the third clear video of a booster landing.

Starlink antennas bolted to the deck.  Better tolerance to buffetting and vibration.

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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #1219 on: April 28, 2022, 08:36:48 AM »

Video of Dragonís Draco thrusters moving the spacecraft closer to the @Space_Station
https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/1519500388738682880
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #1220 on: April 28, 2022, 09:32:32 PM »

They're going for a catch tomorrow

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Earlier this week the weather said "you shall not pass," but now we're just over 24 hours away from the launch window opening for 'There And Back Again,' our first attempt at catching Electron's 1st stage with a helicopter.

Yes, there will be a webcast: https://youtu.be/6nODVPGHQcc
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Rocket Lab - 'There And Back Again' Launch
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Scheduled for Apr 29, 2022
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #1221 on: April 28, 2022, 09:37:00 PM »

And BTW

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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #1222 on: April 29, 2022, 01:49:41 PM »

Well *expletive deleted*ck
Another month
I'm not surprised really.

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It's official now. The FAA has delayed the release of its environmental review of SpaceX's Starship launch site in South Texas until at least May 31.
https://twitter.com/SciGuySpace/status/1520087565650604034
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #1223 on: April 29, 2022, 01:52:14 PM »

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In an email sent to reporters just now, the FAA adds the following rationale for the delay. "SpaceX made multiple changes to its application that require additional FAA analysis. The agency continues to review around 18,000 general public comments. "

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the delays could be largely attributed to SpaceX management filing paperwork with incorrect/outdated info. For example the switch to Raptor 2.0 invalidates a lot of the sound/plume analysis.
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #1224 on: April 29, 2022, 02:12:41 PM »



Political roadblocking.  I have higher faith in the integrity of SXT than the US government apparatchiks.
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