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  1. Ship 24 needs a little cubesat that it can very slowly spit out before pirouetting so that the cubesat can quickly photograph tile condition before re-entry.
  2. How many strakes does that Heavy have? and what the heck is in the lower right? It looks like giant-sized planks of wood, but that can't be right.
  3. Video coverage of landing was crappy.
  4. Falcon startup. Liftoff. Lots of clouds west of the cape, but clear out over the ocean. Stage 2 is good. Fairing jettison, Booster entry burn start… Entry burn shutdown. SECO. Booster landed successfully.
  5. Nilesat launch coverage is live. T-8 minutes. I see that they do indeed wet down the deck of the drone ship.
  6. If they want to eventually be launching multiple starships every day, they are going to have to get over that limitation at some point. Might as well do it now.
  7. Nice view of the booster's shadow on the ocean as it was dropping down to the recovery ship.
  8. The lighting on the Starlink launch first stage was interesting as it popped up into sunlight.
  9. It was an interesting move... but I don't think the booster can hover... so I suspect that the deck of the drone ship may have been moving downward just then.
  10. Stream scheduled to start....... no stream.
  11. Have they decided against moving the front flaps farther up onto the top of the Starship? I seem to recall mention of moving them to positions 120 degrees apart instead of 180 degrees apart.
  12. The landing exhaust made a nice dry spot in the water layer that they apparently spread on the landing pad. I don't recall that they did this early on.
  13. Weather looks nice. 5 minutes to launch. Such a clean rocket. Liftoff Onboard video... nice. Normally a fog-covered mess.
  14. I just keep repeating Tater. I should just shut up. But those were REALLY nice tracking shots. Pretty landing at LZ1. 104th recovery. This booster was a reconfigured Falcon Heavy booster... interesting.
  15. Weatherhead is good. No ships piloted by idiots present.
  16. Music on the SpaceX launch channel Launch in 10 minutes
  17. Launch coverage is live! 15 minutes to launch Weather currently no go. Looks like count reset to T-15 minutes and holding due to weather
  18. 103rd successful booster landing. And another load of Starlink sats in orbit. Enough yet to take my money?
  19. The JWST Blog talks about why they didn't add any deployment monitoring cameras to the craft. Basically, they thought it wouldn't really provide enough information to the engineers about the deployment process if something went wrong -- a lot of narrow view cameras in many places could possibly show problems (at the cost of a lot more complexity in wiring), and wide-view cameras wouldn't show enough detail to be useful to the engineers for diagnosing problems. So not worth the added complexity. But, I think one stratigically-placed wide angle IR camera would have provided a nice view for those of us who paid 10 Billion dollars for the thing, if it could be safely done.
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