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  1. 1 minute ago, cubinator said:

    The ship wasn't on the booster until after midnight today.

    Must just be heavily time-delayed. The captions are clearly human-generated and showing up before the words. If youtube does live human-generated captions it could be just a minute or two delayed, though.

  2. Is a "failed range" a range violation or a sensor value out-of-range?

    edit: In this case, it was a plane.

    Ambiguous words in dynamic environments worry me. But I guess they have been chugging along with "LOS" having two different meanings relating to comms and understanding based on context for a while.

  3. 5 minutes ago, RCgothic said:

    Maybe they'll be able to recover the camera drives intact this time and give us some clean footage eventually.

    Are we sure the previous footage was burned? Hardened storage of telemetry and footage is far from impossible.

  4. 3 hours ago, OrdinaryKerman said:

    They're planning to catch SH by its grid fins, not Starship.

    My point is that these similar systems have a rather low expected landing velocity. There's no reason to think the goal shouldn't be right around zero, depending on good software. Falcon plops down on a gyrating barge.

  5. 2l5Rkrt.png

    Stepping through the frames, I was parsing this frame wrong. That's a silhouette of a stopped engine, not a profile of the bell of a running engine. There is fire where there should not be fire. And no fire where there should be fire.

  6. On 1/2/2021 at 1:08 PM, Poodmund said:
    On 11/17/2019 at 9:39 PM, ExtremeSquared said:


    Hi ExtremeSquared, I know it has been over a year but did this change provide any positive outcome for you with regards to contract lengths?


    Sorry... never really got back to it. I decided that my expectation that I save a few % on deltaV to do a standard max-efficiency low-speed Hohmann transfer to Plock was unreasonable, and therefore my complaint was fundamentally flawed. At no point were the contract lengths technically unreasonable.

  7. Pictures of the failed sn9 stand with weights attached make me think that they knew the ground anchors could fail and had no better option, which in turn makes me think the foundation is fundamentally inadequate and will require a full reconstruction of the high bay. It's really not that heavy when empty though...
    Anyway, this is all speculation.

  8. In theory, fairing capture should happen at roughly the same T+ time on every mission. Anyone know what that time is? I believe it's somewhere around T+50.
    EDIT: Answered my own question. Happened at T+ 40:15 on one of the starlink missions.
    EDIT2: T+ 39:00 and T+ 41:00 for Koreasat.

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