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Im quite sure i saw Dragon trailing behind the ISS about 12h ago. Amazing sight!

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4 hours ago, Elthy said:

Im quite sure i saw Dragon trailing behind the ISS about 12h ago. Amazing sight!

I love seeing that. I managed to catch it twice over the years

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Posted (edited)

That was an old tweet... nevermind.

Edited by tater

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Five years ago nobody would care about an expendable F9 booster. Now it's just odd when they do that.

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This is interesting.

 

His short take is that they make lots of decisions, and change what they are doing with new data. 51% consensus? Start making the thing. Better idea comes along, or substantial changes get that 51% vote? Change. Move forward, test things, learn, change design, test, etc. Cool to hear his take. He talks about BO, too.

Just now, Chemp said:

Is that an old picture? The ship still has "Mr Steven" on the bow.

It's clearly CA, so yeah (FL is flat, that has hills).

LOL, my answer somehow predated your question... KSP forum time machine!

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3 hours ago, tater said:

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Is that an old picture? The ship still has "Mr Steven" on the bow.

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No booster recovery for this mission ....

Awwwwwwww, man. ;.;

I thought for sure Heavy would put an end to that. 

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No booster recovery for this mission - will be expended into the Atlantic Ocean.

Looks like the only way to make a small reusable rocket pay for itself is to replace it with a big reusable rocket.

Size matters.

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3 hours ago, CatastrophicFailure said:

Awwwwwwww, man. ;.;

I thought for sure Heavy would put an end to that. 

What is the cost of F9x vs FHR?

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34 minutes ago, kerbiloid said:

Looks like the only way to make a small reusable rocket pay for itself is to replace it with a big reusable rocket.

Size matters.

Spoiler

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Won’t be seeing any expendable Superheavies... just sayin... -_-

20 minutes ago, Nightside said:

What is the cost of F9x vs FHR?

Last I heard F9x is down to $50M, Heavy around $150M, but no idea if that’s expendable... or how much it actually costs SpaceX to send up.

But, I suppose on the other hand, they are a bit short on the all-important  FH cores right now... :(

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5 hours ago, tater said:

LOL, my answer somehow predated your question... 

That’s hardcore XD

3 hours ago, CatastrophicFailure said:

I thought for sure Heavy would put an end to that. 

I assume they will use the shagged out stages that have already been reused a lot. I don’t keep track of them but might as well let them die doing what they love rather than melting them down for scrap.

(hmm, I think SpaceX are the first rockets I’ve anthropomorphised) >_<

Edited by Dale Christopher

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An FH with all three cores RTLSing could probably do the work of an expendable F9, but we have to think about launch costs. In the end, an F9 is always cheaper to fly than an FH, regardless of whether you’re going to recover the boosters or not.

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6 hours ago, RealKerbal3x said:

An FH with all three cores RTLSing could probably do the work of an expendable F9, but we have to think about launch costs. In the end, an F9 is always cheaper to fly than an FH, regardless of whether you’re going to recover the boosters or not.

They can not do RTLS with core too because no pad also don't think RTLS with core works so well. 
They might be a bit low on cores as they had little luck recover them  while many aging first stages. 

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20 minutes ago, magnemoe said:

They can not do RTLS with core too because no pad

Just land it in the BO parking lot. /s

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30 minutes ago, cubinator said:

Just land it in the BO parking lot. /s

I will be overjoyed if a Falcon 9 lands in my backyard.

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7 minutes ago, Ultimate Steve said:

I will be overjoyed if a Falcon 9 lands in my backyard.

Insurance?

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I don't know how big your backyard is, but if it landed in mine, I too would be overjoyed.

And soon after, overcooked as well.

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10 hours ago, Dale Christopher said:

(hmm, I think SpaceX are the first rockets I’ve anthropomorphised) >_<

They hate it when you do that...

:)

 

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Posted (edited)
10 hours ago, Dale Christopher said:

anthropomorphised

 

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on shroud

 

Edited by kerbiloid

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Back to the pad:

 

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