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SpaceX Falcon 9 BulgariaSat launch in four hours, followed by a 10x Iridium launch from Vandenberg on the weekend.


>> No.8991653

>ULA boat standing by

>> No.8991660
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fuck you ULA. Vulcan can't save you now!

>> No.8991680
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So, where are they going to get all that water? Mars doesn't have enough ice on it to make that much ocean. They'd need to crash a few 100k ice comets into it to get that much water.

>> No.8991687

Just break up Ceres above it

>> No.8991774

This shit's getting kind of boring.
Next notable footage will be falcon heavy with 3 fucking landings, or a stage failing its landing on ground.
The rest, we've already seen.

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Really hope it doesn't blow up.

>> No.8991785


I live near Vandenberg. I should go check it out since I have press credentials. lol

>> No.8991795
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Launch will fail during second stage flight.

Screencap this post.

>> No.8991801

inb4 fog.

>> No.8991802

>no technical webcast


>> No.8991805


>> No.8991818
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Yeah I noticed they stopped that last launch.
The reason I watch it is because of m/s.
Also I can't fucking stand the anchors if it's not the old guy.

>> No.8991840


Technical webcast; just the raw launch footage with coms, no cringy, dipshit announcers who talk over what I actually want to see. I don't need someone talking to describe what I am looking at. I know just fine what the systems and flight dynamics are. I don't need some PR degree idiot bumbling about max Q or separation 10 seconds before or after it happens.

I also don't want to hear a bunch of manchildren from non-engineering departments clapping, screaming and hollering every time something happens.

They have absolutely no class.


What this fella said.

>> No.8991843
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spacex very badass not gona lie

>> No.8991850

Like that will really help at all. Ceres is really tiny with only a bit of an ice mantel.

>> No.8991851

He's an old guy.
It means he's done this shit forever.
I don't remember for which company, but he's basically been covering launches for 20 years.
It means he's composed, doesn't get hipped, and doesn't stumble on words.

>> No.8991855
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No wonder I couldn't find it.

>"As you can see here, there's a rocket launching...."

>> No.8991888
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>not wanting the Ron Burgundy anchor

>> No.8991946

Bulgarianfag here.

While we were with Russia we were sending cosmonauts in space and now we're stuck with shitty tincans and by a scummy mafia private owner at that.

Fuck you america for ruining the world.

I hope this blows up and buries nasa and your country while at it.

>> No.8991948

Please tell me that's fake.

>> No.8991953

>That pedo mustache
my sides. Why would anyone wear that on his face.

>> No.8991961

It's real. Please don't remind me.

>> No.8991973

stop whining and go watch today's Soyuz-Volga launch intstead, if you prefer the glorious Soviet space architecture. It should be going off at 18:10 UTC.

>> No.8991976

I miss him

>> No.8991982

Where the fuck is Bulgaria anyways?

>> No.8991987
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10 minuten fags
Post rare Elons

>> No.8991991

Delayed 1 hour

>> No.8991995

Bulgarians are not white.

>> No.8991998

Where its been since the 7th century.

>> No.8992007

lets talk von Neumann while we wait
How many of you are gonna get tech enhancements?

>> No.8992008

do your people wear adidas and squat?

>> No.8992013

Everything east of switzerland is some level of slav

>> No.8992014

soyuz launch in 10 seconds

>> No.8992020


>> No.8992042

What the fuck was that conclusion?
>Muh aliums may be numerical beings.
>read a book
>wait it doesn't exist.
Just shut the fuck up then?
Give me back my ten minutes.

>> No.8992046


where can stream

>> No.8992048

>read a book
Its write, brainlet

>> No.8992049

it's classified so no stream

>> No.8992058

>Elon Musk @elonmusk
>Falcon 9 will experience its highest ever reentry force and heat in today's launch. Good chance rocket booster doesn't make it back.

Sounds like we're in for a show today!

>> No.8992064
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>bulgarian satellite

I just know it's going to explode.

>> No.8992066

Noice. Somehow successful launches has become boring. And i hate myself for thinking that

>> No.8992068

>no technical webcast
Why was this allowed?

>> No.8992099

it's happening

>> No.8992100

Play that SpaceX techno, white boy

>> No.8992115
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>> No.8992118

T - 15 minutes

Dream On, Mars Man

>> No.8992122

What is that hair style called?

>> No.8992123
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Mars on, dream man

>> No.8992124

Dream on, mars man

>> No.8992128

So this will be the first rocket to launch from two different states. (I think the other one launched from both 40 and 39A and was the first to launch from two different pads.)

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>> No.8992132

"Extra challenging" landing? I thought this sat was supposed to be rather light?

>> No.8992133

second reflight though

>> No.8992135

i remember this launch

>> No.8992137

Satellite is going geostationary

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>> No.8992140

Earth is on the short side of its elliptic trajectory, which means the rocket has to compensate for the relatively higher velocity the planet it moving at

>> No.8992141

The sat might be light but they're launching to a geostationary orbit.

>> No.8992144

Give me a quick rundown on this launch.

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>> No.8992147

>BulgariaSat-1 is the first geostationary communications satellite in Bulgaria's history
>designed, produced, and tested in California
>launched by SpaceX in Florida

>> No.8992148

I don't see the old guy.
This will definitely blow up.

>> No.8992150

I miss those days. These treads were great back then

>> No.8992152
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>> No.8992153

Betting three (You)s on the rocket blowing up withing 15 seconds of launch

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>> No.8992157

Aparrently they do

>> No.8992159

I'll give you one as a consolation prize.

>> No.8992160

Early days always more fun for most things, was nail biting seeing the early Falcon landing attempts too

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>> No.8992162

have a (you) for bamboozling me

>> No.8992163

Actually hang on a minute, now I think about it i think the landings weren't streamed live

>> No.8992164

Dude it's fucking awesome that rocket recoveries are becoming normal now

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>> No.8992173

Passed MaxQ, so if it would go to hell it would probably have gone by now

>> No.8992174

Looking good so far. I'm going to predict the landing a failure due to the GTO launch though.

>> No.8992175

Stage Separation

>> No.8992176

>That stage sep

Every time

>> No.8992177

Has F9 ever had a second stage failure?

>> No.8992181

When will they bring back John Asperger?

>> No.8992182

Wasn't the big bada-boom caused by a failed strut in the second stage?

>> No.8992183

>tfw MOAB's have the same gridfins

>> No.8992184

CRS-7 and AMOS-6

>> No.8992186

These livestreamed landings never get old.

>> No.8992187

Man S1 is hauling ass, grid-fins going to go cherry

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If they launch and land TWO FUCKING ROCKETS in a single weekend it's over

It's completely fucking over.

Elon won

>> No.8992190

>Russianshillfag here*

Get back to scrubbing my floors, you absolutely disgusting commie mongrel.

>> No.8992191

>these fucking announcers

i hope they crash their teslas on the way home

>> No.8992193

Dan those grid fins are LIT

>> No.8992194

First stage LOS

>> No.8992195

S1 RUD, screencap this

>> No.8992196

>dem burning grid fins tho

>> No.8992197

Where were you when Elon BTFO Bruno and Bezos once and for all?

>> No.8992198

>Why can't I hold all these rockets.jpg

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>> No.8992200

Wait for it

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>> No.8992205

DAT collective awwwww

Not good

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>> No.8992211

holy shit, it's the leaning booster of Taicom all over again

>> No.8992212

damn i thought it was going to miss to the left. Looks tilted though

>> No.8992213

so much drama

>> No.8992214


Although does anyone else think the legs look a little wonky compared to how they normally do after landing?

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>> No.8992216

>cuts away rocket in air
>cuts back rocket on platform
Was Space X an inside job?

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>> No.8992220

I meant the one at maxQ, not the one on the pad.

>> No.8992221

pretty off-center tho

also why did the fuckers disable the ability to scroll back in time?

>> No.8992222

Holy fuck dat angle.
It must have come down at a 30° angle or so.

>> No.8992223

>That camera cut

I'm on to you Musk

>> No.8992224

there is a honeycomb crush section that is designed to give in under high load. So the leaning nature isn't actually bad for it - they just replace the honeycomb

>> No.8992225

Looks like they finally got a good reason to use the oompa roomba

>> No.8992226

yeah, and it totally looks like it's tipping to the left

>> No.8992227
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>implying it didnt crash and while the stream was frozen they didnt put a fake rocket on the ship

>> No.8992228

Thank you based Elon!

>> No.8992230

The landing legs have a "crush zone" that crumbles is the load is high enough. This has happened before.

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>> No.8992234

looks prettty gud

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>> No.8992237


Not off-center, it just slid. This happens every time it's on the ship because the fucking thing is in 10 foot swell, always.

>> No.8992239

There's crush cores in the legs incase it comes down hard.

>> No.8992240

Thank you based Elon!

>> No.8992241

Thank you based Elon

>> No.8992242

Thank you based Elon

I figured it was something like that, but since that section crushed than it was definitely a harder landing than usual.

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>> No.8992244

>Dat flying water before the cutoff.
3G deceleration down to the deck.

>> No.8992245


I am going to guess based on the frozen frame right before it that the drone ship was literally cresting a wave as the rocket did its suicide burn into it.

>> No.8992246

Safety feature. Like when a car crashes, you want metal to fold to spread out impulse of landing so that the landing pneumatics don't rupture or the bolts/welds holding the legs in place don't get ripped off.

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time for the Roomba!

>> No.8992249

Any word on the fate of the fairings?

>> No.8992251

Anybody got a good screencap of the landed booster?

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>> No.8992256

what the everloving fuck is this?

>> No.8992257

Do we know what's that all about?

>> No.8992258
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>disable the ability to scroll back in time
"Remember, no scrubs."

>> No.8992259

Hehe, gonna need some new crush-cores on that one yeah

>> No.8992261

It's not being used for this mission.

>> No.8992263


crawls out from cover and secures the first stage

>> No.8992265
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>dat gangsta lean

>> No.8992266

Where is the crushing? The legs look alright on that picture

>> No.8992268

The booster needs to be secured to the deck. It's too dangerous for human workers so they made a gigantic Roomba for the task.

It will weld the landing legs to the deck to secure the booster.

>> No.8992269

Theory has it will autonomously secure the landed rocket so that personal don't have to get on the boat until the rocket is safed.

Theory because it has yet to be used/tested

>> No.8992270

Ok, that is something i want to see in action

>> No.8992271

The crush cores are on the inside

>> No.8992272

Isn't this going to bulgaria? Why is the trajectory over Africa? How does it get to bulgaria?

>> No.8992273

Does it actually weld the feet? I thought it just grabbed onto the bottom of the rocket to lower the center of mass and keep it from sliding around as much.

>> No.8992275

Yeah, WTF.
Is jewtube jewing them?
Hence the lack of technical webcast?
Maybe they should just go back to Livestream.

>> No.8992276

Crushing is on the leg positioned away from the camera, we can tell because that is the direction stage 1 is leaning

>> No.8992277

Someone needs to choke-fuck the person responsible for the music though..

>> No.8992281

no, thats a setting they can adjust

>> No.8992283

Maybe? I just assumed since the original plan was to weld the rocket to the deck that that is what the roomba would do.

>> No.8992287

Round and round it goes.

>> No.8992289

Well, that's a stupid setting to have?
Why would you even?

>> No.8992291

Do you think they ever lost a booster post landing because it tipped?

>> No.8992292

I think it happened once? Resulting in an explosion. I might be remembering that incorrectly though

>> No.8992293

I think a person with this kind of taste might enjoy that actually

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>> No.8992297

There was one time where one of the legs didn't lock properly.

>> No.8992298

Never happened.

>> No.8992299

that hardly "landed" though. It came in so fast that it ripped of two legs and fell to the side when the RCS ran out of nitrogen

>> No.8992300

Wasn't exactly post landing. More during the landing

>> No.8992301

Yes one they landed a booster and one of the legs failed to lock due to ice build.up and it tipped.

>> No.8992302

I know that one of the early landings tipped but It was immediately after the engine turned off so I'm not sure if it counts. I do know though that Elon has mentioned a few boosters have come dangerously close to sliding off the edge of the deck before the ground crew boarded.

>> No.8992303

Best vid I could find on short notice: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVSZdsAq4Bo

>> No.8992308
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>only a few hours
The future is here and it's reusable

>> No.8992310

Fun watching the projected trajectory adjust live on the map during the second burn, just like KSP.

>> No.8992311

the rest of the rockets still needs thousands of hours of manpower before it can fly again

>> No.8992312

I did enjoy the shot if the exhaust hitting the water.

>> No.8992315

Cool that the actor for Sam in Supernatural works for SpaceX now

>> No.8992317

i thought it would miss the barge at that point

also can't they get a fucking wire connection from the barge to a ship a bit out so they don't constantly loose feed? Fibre optic cables are used to steer torpedos since decades

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For a Block 3 Falcon 9.
Block 5 is supposed to have a 24 hour turnaround time.

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>> No.8992322

Where the fuck is this rocket flying to? Why is it floating around Africa?

>> No.8992325

That stage's gonna be a bitch to recover.
I'm not sure they'll get clearance to bring it back in port.
They may have to ditch it.

>> No.8992327

Thank you based Elon

>> No.8992330

no. It's not worth the effort to run fiber many kilometers out to sea, just so fucking fanboys like you can enjoy an uninterrupted video stream.

>> No.8992331

The barge is like a thousand miles off-shore...

>> No.8992332

was it reused 1st stage?

>> No.8992333

To space, where the fuck do you think it is going?

>> No.8992334

Shouldn't it be floating somewhere around Europe?

>> No.8992336

Yes, second reused core.

>> No.8992337

Not 24 hour turnaround time, 24 man-hours for refurbishment crew members.

>> No.8992339

It's gonna change inclination on it's own thrusters at apogee, where it need less propellant.
Geostationary can't be anywhere else than equatorial anyways.

>> No.8992340

Super-synchronous orbit, that's news to me.

>> No.8992341

Anon meant just float a fibre optic a few km to the ships standing by with crew to board after a successful landing. Not wiring the barge to ground

>> No.8992342

Close enough, still very impressive and game changing.

>> No.8992344

so you run 400$ worth of single use fibreoptic cable to a dinky with a bit of comms equipment?

>> No.8992346

impressive but not game changing
they will never refly a falcon 9 booster within a month, let alone 24 hours

>> No.8992347


I feel like driving out to Vandenburg

>> No.8992348

Damn, I was so sure it was kill when I saw water flying around from exhaust.

>> No.8992352

Considering it takes around a year to build a new Falcon nine not having to build the first stage for every launch is pretty huge.
I thought it was doomed too from it coming in with too much horizontal speed.

>> No.8992354

>Having a fleet of ~12 cores they can refly withing 6 month.
>Vs 1 core they can refly every 2 weeks.
Same fucking thing.

>> No.8992359

the barge has to move. A few km nearby is well within the debris zone if anything goes wrong.

Anon, it's gonna be far more expensive than $400, given that it's hundreds of kilometers downrange. Torpedos and ROVs don't have tethers that long. Plus that could jeopardize the landing. Again, it's just not worth it for stupid fan boys like you.

>> No.8992362

Friendly reminder that reused rockets have a 0% failure rate so far, slowly approaching statistical significance

>> No.8992364

They also have 100% landing record, on a sample of 2.

>> No.8992368

i think you misunderstand me. They have the comms equipment anyways, just put it on a seperate ship and link it to the barge via a fibreoptic cable

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Nope. Please don't do that again. Just use Falcon heavy instead.

>> No.8992372

not worth the effort. They'll get the footage off of the onboard cameras anyways

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>> No.8992377

>can watch pretty much any sports event and kids streaming shitty games live
>can't watch rocket science life
i hate the 21st century

>> No.8992379

I hope we get the footage once it gets back.
Must be fun seeing a rocket slide on the deck.

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you can't really understand how impressive these sorts of landings are until you know the actual size of these things

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>could've had landing boosters more than 20 years ago but the soviets had to collapse
it's not fair

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>yfw we might actually see this beast lift off and land in our lifetime

the day this baby launches I'm buying a ticket to America. Wouldn't want to miss this.

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>> No.8992410

I hope booster-kun makes it home safe.
Looks like his leg is hurting.

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>> No.8992424

Energia was nice as a booster, but it didn't really have any payload.

>> No.8992427

It did. It was gonna boost a soviet space battle laser.

>> No.8992428

>zenith booster flying to this day
2nd best rocket in the world, maybe 3rd

>> No.8992431

There's another booster out there that doesn't have payloads.
I guess it's gonna go the same way.

>> No.8992443

>rare Pepe
>appears only when falcon 9 lands
You need some new Pepes, memelord.

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But Energia did have payloads, pic related. That other booster is so expensive, that they can't afford to build payloads...

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to bad it didn't get to orbit, that thing was really cool

>> No.8992943

Ceres would be better used as a moon for Mars.>>8991680 oort cloud and kupier belt objects.

>> No.8992954

The only reason for this is because congress doesn't like the idea of SpaceX landing rockets in football stadiums.

>> No.8993523

Give it 5 years, the next superbowl will be lit as fuck

>> No.8993587

>oort cloud and kupier belt objects.

Of course, it is just that I don't think they ever thought it through, judging by the things Musk has said in interviews about just using nukes.

>> No.8993589

When is Blue Origin launching something? I want to see some new rockets.

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>> No.8993641

the logistics of moving something from the kuiper belt or ort cloud into the orbit of mars is, um, astronomical. its possible but that track of thinking is relatively waaaaayy in the long term

>> No.8993726

>it's not your house if you didn't build it yourself

>> No.8994542


>> No.8994565
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>> No.8995068
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new waffles

>> No.8995160

Titanium waffles no less. We may get better reentry footage on GTO missions because the paint won't be burning off the gridfins and impacting the camera.

>> No.8995183
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Will Michael be there this time?

>> No.8995191
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>will be in Florida June 27- July 3
>next KSC spacex launch will have no landing

>> No.8995200

Don't worry, Intelsat isn't launching by July 3rd anyway. Almost certainly not before July 10th.

>> No.8995236

yea I want a sci fi book about that concept now, it's cool

>> No.8995289
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New fins look badass.

>> No.8995378

11 hours left

>> No.8996057

T- 2 Hours, will it blow or will it go?

>> No.8996108
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Falcon's got some talons now boys.

>> No.8996150

how the fuck can those things steer a rocket?

>> No.8996160

Watch the stream and find out.

>> No.8996163

they seem so small relative to the rest of the rocket

>> No.8996166

Ever tried to put your hand out of the window while driving? And feel how you can "steer" up and down? Like that, only much more $$$$$$

>> No.8996169

At hypersonic speed they provide a fuckload of force. It's like ramming through molasses.

>> No.8996187
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>> No.8996191
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by redirecting airflow

they are not a new invention

>> No.8996315

>one of us! one of us!

>> No.8996336

whats so hard or expensive about manufacturing titanium?

>> No.8996350

Has to be done in a vacuum. If you try to forge hot titanium in air it burns.

>> No.8996389
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>> No.8996405

Music has started on the webcast:


>> No.8996409

Why no techcast? Fucking Elon.

>> No.8996420

The fog is real at Vandy

>> No.8996428
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>> No.8996438
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Weather looks shite?

Is it really clear to launch in these conditions?

>> No.8996442

They said weather is good.

>> No.8996443

It's not about fog, the parameters care about windspeed.

>> No.8996450

Can't see shit.

>> No.8996456

high altitude wind speed

>> No.8996458

Do it, faggot!

>> No.8996459

Go for launch!

>> No.8996461

Holy shit that fog

>> No.8996466

They are releasing the chemtrails!

>> No.8996467


>> No.8996468

i really want to watch as it re-enters, gonna look real cool coming into the clouds

>> No.8996472
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>> No.8996477

UFOs spotted

>> No.8996480

These fucking booster acrobatics will never cease to amaze me.

>> No.8996486

Why the change of material on landing fins?

(Al to Ti?)

>> No.8996491


>> No.8996494

Al is shit

>> No.8996495

a cable channel needs to pick up the spacex video streams. my tv's youtube function keeps wanting to not work during spacex launches.

>> No.8996497

Better resistance to heat I assume

>> No.8996498

Oh look, more fisheye lenses. You globies will never learn.

>> No.8996499

To stop them from catching on fire

>> No.8996501

yes; used to be aluminium with ablative coating, which got fiery and had to be replaced.

>> No.8996504

they don't need an ablative coating now. Can last for multiple launches with no maintenance.

>> No.8996506

To high for bird.

>> No.8996507

Ti fins don't need heat coating or refurbishment.

>> No.8996508

>Just Read the Instructions

Love it.

>> No.8996510

Aluminum was a pretty dumb choice in the first place.

>> No.8996512

Dat wicked shimmy

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>> No.8996514

holy fuck that 1st stage

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>> No.8996517

brainlet here, while i appreciate the engineers, builders and math boffins, its the AI coders that are truly awesome haha : )

>> No.8996518

X marks the spot

>> No.8996519
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>> No.8996520

It stuck the landing!

>> No.8996521

Such a beautiful way to reuse a rocket.

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>> No.8996523
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>> No.8996524
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Good work everyone

>> No.8996525

I love how it just plopped down

>> No.8996526

Pretty big waves out there

>> No.8996527

Mostly they use aluminum where they can so that we can have a good argument about how to pronounce it.

>> No.8996528

Thank you based Elon!

>> No.8996531

You mean the controls engineers. Code monkeys don't do shit.

>> No.8996534

The video feed was solid this time. Glad i stayed up for this.

>> No.8996535

Oh boy live commentary from the webcast diversity hires can't wait.

>> No.8996537

If I bought myself a drone ship, what would be the best way to attract a rocket to land on it?

>> No.8996540

give it an autistic name and paint a big X on it

>> No.8996542

you have to paint the big X

>> No.8996544

He did it, the absolute madman.

>> No.8996545

it looks so eaasy wow

>> No.8996547

Amelinum. Nie pomalujesz.

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>> No.8996553

Is this music getting weirder?

Must be interference from DRONE ship.

>> No.8996554
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>mfw ULA on suicide watch as Falcon Heavy is almost ready to launch

>> No.8996557
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check out those riffles on the new waffles

"improves control force" according to Elon

>> No.8996560

Just about every commercial launch provider is dropping a brick in the bowl. ESA is fast tracking Ariane 6 and that partial re-use capability, ULA is going to duct-tape some parachutes to their engines

>> No.8996564

also a bit slower deployment according to the commentary

>> No.8996565

Are they actually doing any work on either of those things

It would really be a waste of time doing that, they can't compete with reusable 1st stages

If they are doing 50 launches a year before Ariane 6 flies once, what market will exist for ESA?
Naturally they will have years of delays there too

>> No.8996566
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At least Tory is a cool guy and genuinely seems to care.

>> No.8996567

He posts on friggin reddit

>> No.8996570

the intermission music is reminding me of Jean Michel Jarre.

>> No.8996571

Yeah, he gives a lot of pretty interesting insight into his work and the company's plans. It's pretty neat for a CEO to do that.

>> No.8996572

i think this is the best argument for the idea of re-usability. There have been a lot of discussions about the viability on this board, but the best indicator should be that everyone from ULA to Ariane Space is announcing plans to go the same way, or at least trying partial re-use.

>> No.8996574


if you're wondering why the new grid fin shape is how it is

>> No.8996578

also, everyone is finally developing a methane engine. (Still boggles the mind that we have had 50 years of the Space Age without using this cheap fuel.)

>> No.8996580
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SpaceX and Blue Origin are both going to leave them in the dust, and that's even with BO being 3-5 years behing SpaceX.

>> No.8996584

>blue origin
>doing anything but burning Bezo's money.

>> No.8996585

and they can continue it for decennia, since he has so much of it. They'll make it.

>> No.8996587

>The effect was discovered and analyzed by Frank E. Fish in the late 2000s

>> No.8996589

brug, bezos is so rich it makes my teeth hurt. he's worth like 75 billion dollars. He could fully fund NASA at its current levels for 3 years and still be filthy rich.

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>3-5 years behind
More like 3-5 decades

>> No.8996601

85 billions
85 000 000 000 $ and soon that will be 100+

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>a recently discovered phenomenon
Golf balls have been making use of this phenomenon for centuries

>> No.8996604

>inb4 they launch a combined Whole Foods / amazon store in the first new glenn launch, and they only livestream it on the WaPo front page

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He's filthy rich.

>> No.8996606

>Blue Origin
Armadillo Aerospace would be ahead of Blue Origin if Carmack didn't run out of money

>> No.8996607

there are other factors. ariane hast just one pad and they have their factory on the other side of the planet so alot of logistics problems. that being said ariane 6 is targeting a launch every 10 days. quite the launch rate and a cool rocket

>> No.8996608

I will never not laugh at that image

>> No.8996609

no, they have not, not on control surfaces.

>> No.8996611

someone post the rocket emporium one

>> No.8996612

All problems are not solved by throwing money at it.

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>> No.8996621

Not all problems but it solves a shit ton of them.

>> No.8996622

I know what you mean, same here.

>> No.8996624

>those texture wrapping errors at the pole

I'm getting nightmare flashbacks to using cinema4d and trying to hide wrapping errors just like that, garrrrrrhhhhh
putting a rectangular texture on a sphere is hard as balls

>> No.8996625

Money helps it a lot though. Rockets are expensive.

>> No.8996626

ULA: 'Jury's out' on rocket reusability

Can't wait for these fucks to bankrupt they could have led us to a golden age of space exploration but decided that hanging of the government teat and giving zero effort to improve was the way forward.

>> No.8996629

>at the pole

I'm just glad that the snow niggers didn't shoot the stage down.

>> No.8996631

Is this thing gonna keep gaining altitude? What's keeping it going up right now? Are the rockets still firing?

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Fuck ULA, they thought they could coast along by raising the price so they could rake in big bucks and not have to go to the effort of a lot of launches, now they don't even know how fucked they are.

>> No.8996639

What's the next launch after intelsat?

>> No.8996642

it's in the coast phase right now. Then it does a tiny burn to get the orbit more precise. After that, every 90 sec a satellite is released from the dispenser, for a total of 10 sats.

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>Congress has imposed a 2022 deadline for ULA to stop using Russian engines, which power its workhorse Atlas V rocket, for launches of national security missions.

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>mfw realizing this article is from this fucking April and not 2014

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>> No.8996646

>That engine recovery isn't slated to start until perhaps 2025.

>> No.8996647

its in orbit. An elliptical one, which means the lowest point was around ~500ish and the highest at 625 km. it will, by going through this orbit, keep going 'up' and 'down'. No rockets are firing; this is newtons 3rd law with the removal of any friction by atmosphere.

>> No.8996648

mfw ULA has to buy old Merlin engines from SpaceX because the BO engines never gets finished

>> No.8996655

>What's keeping it going up right now
Momentum. Like how a baseball keeps going up after it leaves your hand when you throw it in an arc.

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>> No.8996657
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Yeah, think of that scene in Moonraker.

>> No.8996659

>all done with c++ on linux with COTS hardware

all other programming languages btfo

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Pretty sure inspection counts as a service my man Elon

>> No.8996665

>in-video advertisement
goddammit youtube

>> No.8996667

>mfw this music will be the only thing played on the MCT during the earth-mars transit

>> No.8996668

Well, merlin engines have the highest TWR for any engine in the world even beating the F1. So that wouldn't be bad for ULA

>> No.8996670

>engine restart of 3 secs
>engine basically burps

>> No.8996671

F1 had a shit T/W and all things other than the size of it.
NK33 had the record before merlin at 150:1 now Merlin's do 200+

>> No.8996672

Cool, thx guys

>> No.8996674

just wait for full size raptor. Oh baby....

>> No.8996680

Satellite deployment started!

>> No.8996681

>implying its ever gona happen
they are already downsizing it all making it "more economical"

>> No.8996685

They are just going to make the upper stage first
And fly that as a single stage to orbit test vehicle

>> No.8996687

The smaller versions they have now are just for testing.
They still intend to make the full sized ones they showed off the specs for in the ITS presentation.

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>Down the road, they will not even be repainted between launches. Aiming to be able to relaunch same orbital rocket booster in <24 hours.

>> No.8996691

phenomenal if true! SSTO has been a dream of spaceflight since the early days, and here SpaceX plans to do it just for a test vehicle!

>> No.8996695

Downsizing is actually good. It has a more chance of flying that way and ITS was too big anyway for practical purposes.

>> No.8996698

ITS can put 300 tons into orbit. That is lifting the entire ISS in one launch.

If you want to ever get an economy going in orbit/moon/mars. You need to lift a lot of things from earth first. Being able to do it in one go. Then not have to do spacewalks to assemble things. Is a big cost and time saver.

>> No.8996705

in the recent shotwell interview she says that they have tested the test raptor "dozens" of times and that the final version will be 2-3 times larger. Also, she mentioned that they are looking into using it on a future f9 iteration

>> No.8996706

Not to mention, even though you could launch an entire station in one launch, you could still do it isa-like and have a hueeeeg station launched in 4 or 5 its launches

>> No.8996713

All ten Iridium satellites deployed! webcast ending

>> No.8996719

>2 successful missions
>1 weekend
>1 thread


>> No.8996720

What about that exploded facebook satellite? Are they going to rebuild and try launching again?

>> No.8996724

You know it's a good weekend when you cash in $150M

>> No.8996726


I don't think so. Spacecom isn't doing too well financially right now

>> No.8996728

Not their fucking problem.

>> No.8996729
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vid converted to webm

>> No.8996740

>a second reused booster.
>new Ti gridfins

>> No.8996746

>successful landing for the hardest landing yet as well
Bulgariasat was one fat bird

>> No.8996748

and it was a GTO too.

>> No.8996766

14:40:18 PT is when the first contact will be made with the 10 sats

>> No.8996772

Isn't that 28 minutes ago?

>> No.8996775

>Down the road, they will not even be repainted between launches.
Lauching dirty rockets would look pretty cool

>> No.8996781

I remember reading there will be no paint, maybe some thermal coating, so less smoke, less dirt.

>> No.8996810

next launch on the 4th

>> No.8996815

My SpaceLaunchNow app says the 2nd,but that might not be up to date

>> No.8996866

static fire is NET Thursday. probably not the 4th since it's govt holiday and you need quite a few govt people for a lunch

>> No.8997054

Bulgariasat was actually rather light compared to previous GTO payloads. The hard landing was because the sat was sent into a supersynchronous trajectory and people think SpaceX wants to deliberately test harder landing conditions.

>> No.8997129

ah yeah that's true

>> No.8997214

Oh hey, do they have the roomba there?

>> No.8997221

roomba is on ocisly. jrti is the vandy drone ship. They only have one right now.

Wait a couple days and there will be pics from the ports of the stages - that's an old pic

>> No.8997375

>but the best indicator should be that everyone from ULA to Ariane Space is announcing plans to go the same way, or at least trying partial re-use.
literally nobody is serious about it except Blue Origin

>> No.8997902


Orbits do not work that way.

>> No.8997904


>having a fleet of 12 cores they can refly every 2 weeks

game changing

>> No.8997906


Titanium is an expensive metal

>> No.8997914


>implying they will even bother inspecting the grid fins on the block 5 Falcon 9

>> No.8997919

there are currently 5 they have in storage. Seven flight ready in total, but two are for the FH side boosters.

>> No.8997922

>too big anyway for practical purposes

Wrong, the only reason it will be able to operate so cheaply is because it is so massive, being bigger makes it easier to make the system rapidly reusable while still having significant payload capability. Going smaller requires just about as much development cost and investment but is harder and more expensive in the long run.

The ITS will be cheaper to fly than the Falcon 9 block 5, per launch. Per kilogram it will be orders of magnitude cheaper than any current system, and as the head of SpaceX propulsion development stated recently, it will render all other launch vehicles moot.

>> No.8997924


This, SpaceX has given no indication that they are downsizing the ITS, Elon only said he's going to reveal how they plan on having the ITS pay for itself more effectively, and people are jumping on that because they are incredulous at the size of the rocket, even though it's probably not even close to as big as rockets can get with current materials technology.

>> No.8997926


The smoke and dirt comes from the engine turbopump exhaust, not the paint burning. If anything the paint turns slightly yellow.

>> No.8997930


and they're still producing more cores every month, soon they'll be producing the block 5 and getting much faster turnarounds on each stage they land.

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