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There still doesnt seem to be a time for tomorrows launch, or did i miss something?

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1 hour ago, Elthy said:

There still doesnt seem to be a time for tomorrows launch, or did i miss something?

Spaceflight Now says the launch window is 6:00-8:30 PM EDT. 

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1 hour ago, Elthy said:

There still doesnt seem to be a time for tomorrows launch, or did i miss something?

According to the 45th Space Wing's main page, the window opens at 18:27 EDT (22:27 UTC) on March 30th.

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1 hour ago, Shpaget said:

Since I'm annoyed that they don't post simple smart time displays everywhere, and that every timezone other than the one I happen to live in is wrong I did this:

https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=SpaceX+F9+-+SES+10&iso=20170330T18&p1=2273&ah=2&am=30

So there... Maybe someone finds it useful.

What happened to spacexstats.com?

 

EDIT

Oh nvm, it's http://spacexstats.xyz/ now.

Edited by Serpens Solidus

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2 hours ago, Serpens Solidus said:

What happened to spacexstats.com?

 

EDIT

Oh nvm, it's http://spacexstats.xyz/ now.

Web master had a falling out post IAC, stopped it.

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Welp, it's not on my birthday any more...

To the 19.5 million people who's birthday it is tomorrow: Enjoy it!

 

I am preparing my hype array. It includes loudspeakers, model rockets (wait, never mind, it's downpouring outside), and 87 different covers of "THE FINAL COUNTDOWN!"

This is going to be soooooo cool! I can't wait!

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May this launch be a success, and congrats to SpaceX!

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Awwww :( Another middle-of-the-night launch during working week :huh: Oh, well. Good luck SpaceX, and safe flight and return for Falcon 9.

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I slept today 17:00-19:00 to watch spaceX launch 01:27 am tomorrow :) 

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18 minutes ago, StrandedonEarth said:

Commencing chill-down on the Hype engines...

The Hype Train SpaceTrain is now on internal power.

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Approx. 3 hours and 39 minutes to launch window.

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26 minutes ago, Ultimate Steve said:

The Hype Train SpaceTrain is now on internal power.

I'm re-using my hype from previous launches.

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The hype payload is undergoing checks, everything appears to be nominal at this time.

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I'm going to miss the launch, so I'll just have to find out how it went a couple hours later. As much as I would like to watch it in real time, I hope it goes perfectly and on time and doesn't scrub.

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2 hours ago, Brotoro said:

I'm re-using my hype from previous launches.

Re-using hype for an re-used stage makes sense. 
Let us hope for an positive hype feedback. 

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Webcasts live in 46 minutes. Hype pressure nominal.

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Just got home from work. 30 minutes to go, huh? Time for a hype shower!

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Apparently they're going to try to recover the fairings too?

https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/03/spacex-may-try-a-daring-rocket-fairing-recovery-tonight-too/

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Based upon a purported company document leaked on reddit, the concept involves stabilizing the two fairing halves in a horizontal posture, relative to the surface of the Earth with their exterior facing down, during atmospheric reentry. After each of two fairing halves reach subsonic speeds, they would deploy a parachute to slow the descent. Apparently, two helicopters would then each capture one of the fairings and return it to SpaceX's launch complex in Florida.

Sounds like a similar process to the ITS atmospheric entry phase. Could they be testing the feasibility of such a reentry as well as saving some money on hardware?

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