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4 hours ago, PB666 said:

https://spaceflightnow.com/2017/12/29/rocket-and-satellite-preps-on-track-for-next-atlas-5-launch/

I wonder if this is going to be the ride, good deal of dressing up the mechanics on this, wonder why.

did you read the article? it was the last sibris geo satilite for the dod and is a 411. the dream chaser goes up on a 552, no way are they sending it up on that

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1 hour ago, Skylon said:

Question: if SpaceX wants to really up the launch cadence-around once a day-could it be possible to just not do a static fire? 

Would be possible, but it's a way of proving everything is going well on all engines

Safety reason

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On ‎07‎.‎11‎.‎2017 at 6:23 AM, regex said:

Hahahaha, I totally missed that!

No, no, no.

Dream Chaser launches atop an Orion. THAT ONE.

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14 minutes ago, cubinator said:

So how many Falcon Heavys have been built? Just the car one, or are there more rockets ready to be assembled for SpaceX's upcoming paid launches?

Why would they make more if they haven't tested the first .. . . .they also would be wasting space otherwise devoted to F9 block 5 which is going to be 2018 genre.

 

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9 minutes ago, tater said:

 

Coming here to post this.

This confirms general understanding that while the static fire itself tests ignition and vehicle health, the loading test and everything else is based on ensuring pad readiness. LC40 has only had a single flight since the rebuild, and Zuma was previously static fired on LC39, so a fit check and propellant load test was necessary but vehicle health should be unchanged.

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So if the vehicle is unhealthy do they like call in a rocket doctor. Does he like stick a greasy latex covered Ford probe up a rocket engines and twist?
What kind of medication would you prescribe to an unhealthy rocket. Anti-depressants, appetite stimulant, or a shin splint?

Wouldn't save them alot of money to do the testing of the first stages at the assembly plant or recycling plant, then wrap the rocket in nice cushy reusable foam and ship it to the launch pad.

Wouldn't save them on the Pad test to have a dumb mass, something the same shape and mass that could be filled with water an then drained.

Seems awful expensive to do live fire tests on a full load of fuel when all you really need to do is fire for a few seconds just to make sure the engine got there safe.

 

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True or not True.

Dream Chaser will have a payload fairing.
 Centuar 2nd stage with an P&W RL10A engine
Atlas V with with 2 boosters
The boosters will be AJ60A.
The core will have __ RD 180 engines.

See nothing about Orion

 

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40 minutes ago, PB666 said:

So if the vehicle is unhealthy do they like call in a rocket doctor. Does he like stick a greasy latex covered Ford probe up a rocket engines and twist?
What kind of medication would you prescribe to an unhealthy rocket. Anti-depressants, appetite stimulant, or a shin splint?

Wouldn't save them alot of money to do the testing of the first stages at the assembly plant or recycling plant, then wrap the rocket in nice cushy reusable foam and ship it to the launch pad.

Wouldn't save them on the Pad test to have a dumb mass, something the same shape and mass that could be filled with water an then drained.

Seems awful expensive to do live fire tests on a full load of fuel when all you really need to do is fire for a few seconds just to make sure the engine got there safe.

You ALMOST got me.

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