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1 hour ago, Ricktoberfest said:

Did anyone else think the legs were stuck closed?  They were really late

I was like: "are they gonna land on the engine bells? I'm quite an expert on that." It's also  true that the booster's camera has a few seconds of delay

 

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Farewell Dragon 1. Ten great years and a bunch of milestones racked up, culminating in the 50th booster landing. A pretty damn good swan song I'd say.

Rock on Dragon 2 and all who fly her!

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2 hours ago, Shpaget said:

Successful landing number 50!

That's a lot of landings. I think they may be getting good at this.

If I was a SpaceX fan, I would also calculate total payload and compare to other rocket families.

Just4lulz

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Just now, kerbiloid said:

If I was a SpaceX fan, I would also calculate total payload and compare to other rockets.

Just4lulz

And cost per kg

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Just now, Wjolcz said:

And cost per kg

Cost means nothing, as is hidden. You never know what else was not included in the bill.

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10 minutes ago, kerbiloid said:

Cost means nothing, as is hidden. You never know what else was not included in the bill.

So which launch system do you suggest we should compare it with?

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Just now, Wjolcz said:

So which launch system do you suggest we should compare it with?

I don't, I'm not a SpaceX fan.
It's just a lazy advice.
Probably, it's ~500..700 t, so choose any on your choice, or several of them.

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8 hours ago, kerbiloid said:

No, Falcons steer away from obstacles.

 

9 hours ago, Ricktoberfest said:

Did anyone else think the legs were stuck closed?  They were really late

probably for stability due to the wind conditions Elon mentioned.

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A moonbase requires a moonspeak.

RUD = a crash
Event = a wannabe crash
Anomaly = a crasher
Uneventful = no crash

Spoiler

UPD = unscheduled personnel decommission
Touchdown = touched the barge and sank down

 

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18 minutes ago, kerbiloid said:

A moonbase requires a moonspeak.

RUD = a crash
Event = a wannabe crash
Anomaly = a crasher
Uneventful = no crash

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UPD = unscheduled personnel decommission
Touchdown = touched the barge and sank down

 

I'm have three happy news everyone.

We had our first sucessful Mun landing today

The landing will get an mission exstension to become the first Mun base

The landing legs, engine and fuel tank was an excelent crumble zone

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11 hours ago, kerbiloid said:

A moonbase requires a moonspeak.

RUD = a crash
Event = a wannabe crash
Anomaly = a crasher
Uneventful = no crash

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UPD = unscheduled personnel decommission
Touchdown = touched the barge and sank down

 

Observation = a small explosion

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5 minutes ago, sh1pman said:

This must be the upper (CH4) tank, right?

It's a lower tank. The test is of the "puck" that constitutes the thrust structure.

They are apparently hoping not to "shuck the puck."

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1 hour ago, tater said:

It's a lower tank. The test is of the "puck" that constitutes the thrust structure.

They are apparently hoping not to "shuck the puck."

Shouldn’t the top dome be upside down then, as in this scheme:

?

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