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Blue Origin Thread (merged)

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4 minutes ago, Ultimate Steve said:

Quoteception!

The countdown timer is to the launch, not the start of the stream. Which is a sign that it has probably been scrubbed.

Reddit says scrub, SFN says scrub.

See you all Thursday!

Yup, webcast says "Waiting for SpaceX".

Im going back to sleep

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Just got the "official" Twitter text. Standing down for tonight, try again next time. :(

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2 minutes ago, TheEpicSquared said:

Yup, webcast says "Waiting for SpaceX".

Im going back to sleep

What, you're not going to wait for SpaceX?

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7 hours ago, Ultimate Steve said:

There's always a chance and we have a long window!

But, really, I'll take any excuse to stay up until 1 AM over spring break!

Hah, I was right!

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On 3/2/2017 at 8:17 AM, Veeltch said:

What if they used expendable F9 FT and use every single litre of fuel the second stage carries? AFAIK it always has some spare fuel they use to deorbit it after GTO missions. Since this would be a free-return trajectory the second stage would fly by the Moon, go back and burn in the atmosphere anyway.

 I like that idea. The question is how much fuel does SpaceX always keep on reserve for the deorbit maneuver? You wouldn't need much since the Superdracos would give almost all the needed delta-v. You would just want a little more for a margin of safety.

  Bob Clark

  

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So when is the reused stage flight? By the end of March?

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19 minutes ago, Veeltch said:

So when is the reused stage flight? By the end of March?

Yes, Still penciled in for the 27th.*

*Subject to change without notice. Terms and conditions may apply. Past performance does not guarantee future returns. Some assembly required, batteries not included. 

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Weather 90% go for tonight's attempt in just over 6 hours. SpaceX.com/webcast

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2 hours ago, Veeltch said:

So when is the reused stage flight? By the end of March?

Not likely. There's a Delta and an Atlas from the cape after the next falcon, and they're all jostling for position.

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Posted (edited)

Launch still go for tonight but pushed back till 2am EDT/11pm PDT. 

Edited by CatastrophicFailure
That's 6am UTC....

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31 minutes ago, CatastrophicFailure said:

Launch still go for tonight but pushed back till 2am EDT/11pm PDT. 

Yay, I get to stay up another half hour!

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Just now, Ultimate Steve said:

Yay, I get to stay up another half hour!

You're on spring break. You could just stay up all night long for no appreciable reason like everyone else. Just sayin'... :wink:

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T-30 minutes 

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Posted (edited)

Webcast is live!

 

Edited by TheEpicSquared
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Hosted webcast (if only SpaceX FM) as started!

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Hype is building. But kind of slowly. Falling asleep here. :/ Go Falcon!

Fire

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Live from Hawthorne 

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Hmmm...

That F9 looks empty without the legs and grid fins...

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1 minute ago, TheEpicSquared said:

Hmmm...

That F9 looks empty without the legs and grid fins...

Yeah. Kind of disappointing but I don't care. It is a flipping Falcon 9.

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2 minutes ago, TheEpicSquared said:

Hmmm...

That F9 looks empty without the legs and grid fins...

As does the status bar at the bottom of the screen... :(

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Just now, CatastrophicFailure said:

As does the status bar at the bottom of the screen... :(

Oh wow, I didn't notice that

:( 

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Yes... well this is sad. :( 

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T-5 minutes

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8 hours ago, Veeltch said:

So when is the reused stage flight? By the end of March?

Well they just confirmed

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