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SpaceX: Current missions and future plans. (Renamed thread.)

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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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3 minutes. Woohoo!

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Posted (edited)

One minute! Beginning Final Countdown!

YEEEEEEEHAW! LIFTOFF!

Edited by Ultimate Steve

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So long unnamed first stage, you served us well...;.;

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Yeah... BUT GOOD GOING SECOND STAGE. YOU DOING GOOD LAD.

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The reuse of the 1st stage is a milestone in of itself. Hopefully with the next upgrade to the Falcon 9 will allow for recovery from missions with similar parameters to tonights launch.

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SECO-1 confirmed 

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So did this first stage burn up or crash into the ocean? Would have been nice to see that in place of the landing. :P

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Just now, HebaruSan said:

So did this first stage burn up or crash into the ocean? Would have been nice to see that in place of the landing. :P

Definitely crashed and not burned. They are designed to withstand entry.

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Enigne has re-ignited

Engine has shut off, looks like a good orbit! 

The earth looks very nice

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5 minutes ago, Ultimate Steve said:

Definitely crashed and not burned. They are designed to withstand entry.

Even without the boostback burn and the reentry burn?

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Posted (edited)

EchoStar-23 deployed!

Mission success! :cool: 

Edited by TheEpicSquared
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1 minute ago, HebaruSan said:

Even without the boostback burn and the reentry burn?

Hmm. I did not consider that.

It probably wouldn't be fully intact, but it wouldn't be fully burnt up either.

Aaaaand... a Pi day pun to end things off!

Good night!

 

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Posted (edited)

4 minutes ago, HebaruSan said:

Even without the boostback burn and the reentry burn?

 

2 minutes ago, Ultimate Steve said:

Hmm. I did not consider that.

It probably wouldn't be fully intact, but it wouldn't be fully burnt up either.

Wouldn't the core booster of the F Heavy have to deal with these speeds? If so, I think this would be mostly intact.

Until it smashes into the ocean, of course.

 

 

EDIT: Loved Tom's guilty face as he was caught eating the pie :sticktongue: 

Edited by TheEpicSquared
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Mission success! Great launch, pretty disappointing lack of landing attempt, great two second stage burns and awesome spacecraft separation.  I have enjoyed sharing this with you guys. Now I'm going to attempt a landing on my bed. That was a radical pun there at the end. Good night.

Fire

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Just now, Firemetal said:

Mission success! Great launch, pretty disappointing lack of landing attempt, great two second stage burns and awesome spacecraft separation.  I have enjoyed sharing this with you guys. Now I'm going to attempt a landing on my bed. That was a radical pun there at the end. Good night.

Fire

Unlike SpaceX, tonight I shall make a landing attempt for EchoStar 23. Target: Droneship Of Course I Really Want To Go To Bed Right Now But I Can't Read The Instructions To Assemble My Bed.

OCIRWTGTBRNBICRTITAMB.

Rolls right off the tongue!

(Man. I want an ASDS blanket now. Like, REALLY BAD!)

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Just now, Ultimate Steve said:

Unlike SpaceX, tonight I shall make a landing attempt for EchoStar 23. Target: Droneship Of Course I Really Want To Go To Bed Right Now But I Can't Read The Instructions To Assemble My Bed.

OCIRWTGTBRNBICRTITAMB.

Rolls right off the tongue!

(Man. I want an ASDS blanket now. Like, REALLY BAD!)

 

3 minutes ago, Firemetal said:

Mission success! Great launch, pretty disappointing lack of landing attempt, great two second stage burns and awesome spacecraft separation.  I have enjoyed sharing this with you guys. Now I'm going to attempt a landing on my bed. That was a radical pun there at the end. Good night.

Fire

You guys are lucky. I have to leave for school in 15 minutes...

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2 minutes ago, Firemetal said:

Now I'm going to attempt a landing on my bed.

This. Commence bedroom chilldown! (Would so sleep in a LOX tank at night.)

6 minutes ago, TheEpicSquared said:

 

You guys are lucky. I have to leave for school in 15 minutes...

...? Groom Lake sure starts school early these days... :confused:

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7 minutes ago, CatastrophicFailure said:

...? Groom Lake sure starts school early these days... :confused:

Heh.

I'm actually in Scandinavia, so the time makes sense (about as far away from Groom Lake as you can get...)

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4 minutes ago, TheEpicSquared said:

Heh.

I'm actually in Scandinavia, so the time makes sense (about as far away from Groom Lake as you can get...)

Lol me too i had to leave at t+2 min or something.  cmon school 

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