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SpaceX Launch

Falcon 9 and @Intelsat 35e vertical on Pad 39A. Weather is 40% favorable for tonight's launch window which opens at 7:36 p.m. EDT, 23:36 UTC

Summary of this launch
x Most recent tweet on weather and the launch from SpaceX.
x Launch due July 2nd 2017, 19:36 EDT/23:36 UTC. timeanddate.com
x Approx 58 minute launch window.
x Backup Launch Date: Monday 3rd July
x This will mark the 10th Flight of Falcon 9 of 2017.
x There will be no landing attempt made on this flight.
x This will be the 3rd launch of 2017 without a landing attempt.
x Static fire was completed on June 29th 2017, 20:30 EDT/00:30 UTC.
x As of 20:00 UT there is a 40% chance of launch weather being unsuitable for launch;improved from 60% earlier.

Lets discuss this launch, and the savior of the human race, Elon Musk.

>> No.9010049

Live stream located here:


>> No.9010058

You didn't need to make another thread you fucking autistic musk faggot.

>> No.9010061

I for one welcome our new overlord, Lord musk

>> No.9010063

Heaven forbid I make a thread about an actual relevant scientific event, as opposed to another fucking flatearth, or IQ circle jerk thread.

/sci/ really is a shit hole now.

>> No.9010064
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>who could be behind this post, i wonder

>> No.9010068

40% isn't good lads.

My digits confirm that we will however, have a launch tonight.

>> No.9010073
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>implying Bezos cares what you or Musk thinks

>> No.9010076

that's not the point you fucking moron

we don't need 5+ spacex threads up at one time

>> No.9010077
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>one of these three rockets won't exist until years from now

>> No.9010079

There is two threads, this one and another which is a general 'why is spacex shit' thread.

So no, it is you, that is the fucking moron.

Hopefully, you get banned.

>> No.9010081
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>one of these launchers has landed and re-flown five times in a row

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Like the last post in that thread says, "Fuck this hater thread". The other thread doesn't even say "spacex" in the catalog, it has a fucking blank in it. ULA shills can keep their shit thread.

>we don't need 5+ spacex threads up at one time
Which threads would those be? I only see two, plus another one bitching about Elon's Mars plans.

>>one of these launchers has landed and re-flown five times in a row
Babby flights that didn't have a payload or even go sideways. Fucking ezmode.

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East Orlando anon here. Weather is shit as usual. Rocket will not launch.
Post memes for luck.

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>realizes he's balding early on
>shaves it all off early on

>realizes he's balding early on
>gets extremely obvious hair transplant to satisfy insecurity


>> No.9010089

Who thought that fucking feather was a good logo. Looks ugly as fuck

>> No.9010091

plebeians who use 18th-century kerosene fuel bitching about "ezmode"

>> No.9010092
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New Glenn is as far from today as ITS will be from NG initial flight.Also Heavy is able to throw as much to GTO as NG because of better mass fractions and staging efficiency

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you're right, spacex logo is much better

>> No.9010097

It is actually, yeah.

>> No.9010098

simple is sexy.

>> No.9010100

>New Glenn is as far from today as ITS will be from NG initial flight.
the ITS in that photo is already being scaled down to SLS size, and won't even fly in the 2020s

>Also Heavy is able to throw as much to GTO as NG because of better mass fractions and staging efficiency
the fuck is "Heavy" falcon heavy?
FH reusable GTO is like 8000kg whereas NG is 14000kg

>> No.9010104

If Falcon 9 used Hydrogen, it would need to double in size.

>> No.9010108

No point talking about what a paper rocket can throw
Might as well talk about a Falcon double heavy with 5 cores + expanded upper stage could do.

Blue Origin is still a pretty small company

>> No.9010109

Can all you spergs stop the Blue Origin vs SpaceX screaming?

there's a rocket launching in a bit.

>> No.9010112

lol I made that just over two years ago, had to see the .psd to be sure though, still proud of it

>> No.9010114

you're here forever

>> No.9010116

>FH reusable GTO is like 8000kg whereas NG is 14000kg
They're both 0kg until they launch. Guess which one is launching any time soon?

>> No.9010117

Its quality, i'll give you that

>> No.9010118

With downrange landing can do around 13 000kg we will see in the coming years about the prices of different configs but expending center core might be a popular dual even triple launch option.

>> No.9010120

>moving the goalposts

falcon can't even fit two standard GTO sats in the fairing let alone 3

>> No.9010123

Honestly, i have kinda missed it. The last couple of launch-treads were civil, polite, almost...boring. Its just not the same without the autistic screaming.

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reminder that six hours after the launch we have a landing too

>> No.9010125

whats up with the question mark and insert?

>> No.9010127

>>moving the goalposts
>not even getting off the practice field

>> No.9010128
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Why do I love ULA so much? It's pretty simple when I think about it. ULA isn't just the best launch provider in the country; they might just be the greatest launch provider of all time. Just imaging the Altas V riding through the skies of Earth, the wind on its fairing, the mighty RD-180 below it. As she rides through the red sky, NASA swoons at her very scent. They know how she smells; the essence of burning RP-1 smell is sold in Orlando under the name of "Space Orgasm." The very nature of ULA is mystery. Could they be playing a deeper game than even Tory Bruno realizes? The answer is yes, ULA has transcended such boundaries as the physical world, and has free will to do whatever they sees fit. However, ULA is filled with such guile, such arcane craft that they does not even use these powers. Why, you might ask? You will never know, for the mind of the ULA is not one that is easily penetrated. ULA rockets are such a force of nature in this realm that nothing can truly touch them, the only thing keeping them bound to this world at all is their will to exist within the preordained boundaries understood physics. ULA is not only beyond the comprehension of us, it exists within a plane of true focus and beauty. Observe the plume of exhaust gasses from this Delta IV, the gorgeous and rippling flames, the gallant fairing, and most importantly, its engines. Her engines, like cauldrons straight from hell, provide the only glimpse into the true machinations of ULA. Do not stare into them. Many good men have gone mad in the attempt. ULA is not just a launch provider, a formless collection of engineers and rockets; they are themselves the binding that holds the word together. Without ULA, Musk the Menace takes over and the entire space industry as we know it crumbles. The Mississippi would stop flowing without ULA, Kessler syndrome would take over in orbit, and the space station would fall without their fiery gaze. These are just of a few of the reasons why I like ULA so much.

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because that reflection looked like the Dragon logo when I first saw it years ago

>"Space Orgasm."
More like Space Masturbation, amirite?

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oh the kerbality

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kek, nice one

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>> No.9010143

Dream on, Mars man

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What did he mean by this?

>> No.9010146

means he voted Hillary

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>> No.9010156

stream started

>> No.9010158

music on spacex stream has started:


>> No.9010169

stream's live, niggas.

>> No.9010170

based John Asperger is back

>> No.9010171

What would happen if they launched in unfavorable weather? How much effect would it actually have on the rocket?

High increase in chance of explosion? or marginal?

>> No.9010172

weather looks fine faggot liar

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>tfw no landing today

So no more SpaceX launch for more than a month? I guess it's time for them to get SLC40 fixed already.

>> No.9010176

plus preparing for FH and tearing down the service structure

>> No.9010179

>no landing

It's ogre

>> No.9010181

Apparently the same team does both the SLC40 repair and the 39A upgrades, so they won't be going at the same time.

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>>gets extremely obvious hair transplant to satisfy insecurity
they are a work of art. show some respect

>> No.9010183

Range is always closed for repairs in july

>> No.9010184

T-5 mins until launch. Everything is looking good.

Weather looking good.

>> No.9010187

how many times can this clown say "epic" about a frigging satellite

>> No.9010189

Those sweet Ku-bands tho

>> No.9010191

It's the brand name of the satellite.

>> No.9010193

its the name of the series....

>> No.9010194

dubs for no go

>> No.9010195

its simply epic. epic for the win.

>> No.9010196

>Playstation 2
Wonder how she looks now

>> No.9010197

The lighting is cool on this one

>> No.9010203

dubs and kek will end the launch

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>> No.9010228

>tfw the countdown clock turns yellow

>> No.9010229

This, fucking barbarians.

>> No.9010230

58 min launch window

>> No.9010232

Aborted for today?

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>> No.9010234

Finished and bankrupt.

>> No.9010235

Fake and gay

>> No.9010236

Is it going to explode???

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>> No.9010241

They should have chosed Boeing :^)

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>> No.9010244

You cant crash if you dont launch

>> No.9010245

See y'all tomorrow.

>> No.9010248

remember the 600 musktillion oxygen molecules that were lost today :(

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>> No.9010253

maybe it was superstitious. Launch failures tend to come in clusters of three, and china just had two failures in a row...

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Guess our memes weren't good enough.

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No boom today. Boom tomorrow.

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>> No.9010264

It was the computer who said no and the engineers are now looking for the reason why it said no.

Its kind of odd to think about it, that its the AI reacting better than people to make sure that the launch is actually safe and giving the good to go, I wonder how much efficient is the computer at detecting these problems over an entire board of ground controllers...

>> No.9010267

it's literally just one sensor linked to a simple logic check

they've had this shit since the 40s and "AI" has nothing to do with it

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>> No.9010269

>if x > ref then abort

Groundbreaking AI indeed.

>> No.9010271

>assuming that Elon isnt somehow neurally linked to each flight computer

>> No.9010273


Am, I head that it was the computer and assumed it was an AI behind it, not just a single switch going off.

>> No.9010274

Really need to edit Bezo's face into the Amos6 fireball.

>> No.9010276

Yeah, we need a reverse >>9010077, extra bantz

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Ooh, took less than 10 min.

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Who would you rather work for, /sci/?

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Would I get free Prime?

>> No.9010304

ugh, they are both workaholics who would want you to put in 100-hour weeks like they do. I'd rather applaud their efforts from the sidelines than burn out working under them.

>> No.9010315

>not wanting to work 100+ hours a week for spaceX.

>> No.9010621

I would for a year or two just to have been part of the first few hints of a revitalized space industry. Not even being ironic. Burnout may be an unavoidable part of that, but nobody does the same thing their whole lives anyway. It just means the next job hop comes a little more quickly than it would have otherwise.

>> No.9010866

Dragon undocking happening


>> No.9010872

eight minutes, looks liek

>> No.9010880

make one with crying zuckerberge

>> No.9010924

How is SpaceX going to fund their ITS?

>> No.9010973

Needs sad, hairless Musk and crying zuckerburg. Ad that and its pure gold

>> No.9010977

I have no problem working my ass off for a few years, because the space-industry is actually something i'm interested it.

>> No.9011004

>SpaceX did in 10 years what NASA and Boeing couldnt in sixty

Makes you think

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So Musk is making SpaceX employees work overtime to do everything 6 times faster.

Is It some kind of Glorified Slave Labor? >>9010254


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NASA did it first

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That's an aluminum one tho, the titanium fins are shaped different

>> No.9011223

ITS being scaled down is not happening, Elon tweeted he's going to give out a design update and everybody decided that meant he binned the entire design and redid it from scratch in 6 months. Sick of this meme desu

>> No.9011367

not slavery, but a cult. No different than any other charismatic leaders throughout history.

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Added Bruno too.

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Bruno's shit-eating grin really pulls it together

>> No.9011503


Dream on, Mars man!

>> No.9011509

>Bruno grin
ULA bankruptcy when?

>> No.9011995

Still raining here in Orlando, there will be no launch.

>> No.9012005

Its the wind that will be the deciding factor, i think

>> No.9012095

>ITS being scaled down is not happening,
Yes it is.
>Elon tweeted he's going to give out a design update
he said they found a way to do it without breaking the bank, which almost certainly means they made it much smaller so as to be able to use pad 39A, amongst other things
>and everybody decided that meant he binned the entire design and redid it from scratch in 6 months
They had like 6 people working on the original design, it's not a stretch that they could redo it in 1 month, let alone 6
>Sick of this meme desu
Why? Because it's more verification that normalfags like you will never get a Mars ticket?

>> No.9012161

weather is 70% favorable. yea.

>> No.9012169

>Yes it is.

No, it's not. You have nothing but baseless speculation to bullshit your way through this argument. If they make it smaller, it won't be a viable system anymore. Stop perpetuating this horseshit.

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>> No.9012184

>No, it's not.
Yes it is.
>You have nothing but baseless speculation to bullshit your way through this argument.
It's not speculation, it's fact, based upon numerous leaks over the past few months
>If they make it smaller, it won't be a viable system anymore.
The system presented last year was never viable; it was too expensive
>Stop perpetuating this horseshit.
If you think they are keeping the old design, answer me this:
Where will they launch it from?

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There are no such leaks. It can be launched from pad 39A because the pad was already built to be over sized for even the saturn V. They aren't going to design a smaller version that may as well be a totally different vehicle, only to the have to design yet another vehicle down the road.

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>There are no such leaks.
uh huh
>It can be launched from pad 39A
No, it can't.
>the pad was already built to be over sized for even the saturn V
oversize as in 1.4 times the thrust, not 3x the thrust (NASA is already upgrading 39B just for SLS block 2, which is less than half of full size ITS thrust)
>They aren't going to design a smaller version that may as well be a totally different vehicle
They are designing it to be small enough to use 39A and to be affordable, and will use it to launch their internet satellites. They are also doing away with carbon fiber for this version, because they can't get it right.
>only to the have to design yet another vehicle down the road.
wow, you're literally retarded
>"why design falcon 9 when they have to design the BFR later on???"

>> No.9012240

New launch time. 8:07

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Keep the memes flowing for good luck.

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dream on, mars man

>> No.9012269 [DELETED] 

Any live streams?

>> No.9012270

Just search spacex on youtube.

>> No.9012271

So that's why the "live in xx minutes" number keeps going up.

Did they ever say what went wrong yesterday?

>> No.9012272

you're a scrub

>> No.9012277

ITS will still be the same size. Sorry mate.

>> No.9012289

Why did they build their launch pad on a 30 degree slope?

>> No.9012295

Very deftly done, 10 points to you.

>> No.9012303

Florida isnt exactly on the equator. They need to adjust for that

>> No.9012305

Ah, thanks, now I understand.

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>That high praise for Dragon as it departed the ISS

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>> No.9012382

a strut failed within its spec

>> No.9012387

here we go

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>> No.9012390

Window's closing fast. No joy.

>> No.9012391

LOX is already loaded. Shes flying tonight

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>> No.9012396

We'll see

>> No.9012397

You'll see

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ULA sniper

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6 minutes bois

>> No.9012402

>SpaceX will not attempt to land Falcon 9’s first stage after launch due to mission requirements.

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T minus 3.

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kek will destroy this rocket

>> No.9012411

>watching a streaming of a rocket being launched at 2:30 AM

What am I doing with my life.

>> No.9012412

1 minute bois.

Lets do this.

>> No.9012415

It could be much worse.

>> No.9012416

Same time zone. PL here

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T minus 10.

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So what happened?

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I guess YOU saw. Bitch.

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No ayy lamos today kids

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00:09 is the new number of the beast

>> No.9012433

They put the counter back to 15:00.
Are they going to try and launch it?

>> No.9012434

He really looks like a classic bond villain, doesnt he?

>> No.9012435

Was anyone taking bets?

>> No.9012436

Nope, it's ogre

>> No.9012437

Window's closed.

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You must lead a great life.

You'll see next time.

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Can /sci/ maintain 24 more hours of space memes?

>> No.9012442

Stay mad

>> No.9012443

Propellant offload. Get ready for some epic 4th of july fireworks tomorrow

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What if they're doing it on purpose so they launch it tomorrow? You know, 4th of July.

>> No.9012446

next try tomorrow 4th of july

did they do that on proporse didnt they?

>> No.9012447

Mildly annoyed, not even close to mad.

>> No.9012448

That would suck for elon's space slaves though

>> No.9012449

You could just feel the depression in that guy's voice as he realized he's going to have to work Independence day.

>> No.9012451

They could just pre-record it.

>> No.9012452

>having to come in to work on the 4th of July
Damn I bet those burgers will be pissed

>> No.9012453

Ha. This.

>> No.9012454

oh no

>> No.9012456

I sure fucking hope tomorrow's launch won't turn into fireworks

>> No.9012458

cant they uh, just take the day off?

>> No.9012459

SpaceX usually gets a week break after July 4th anyways. Plus, the range will be closed, so no launches until august. they really want to get this one over with....

>> No.9012466

poor John

>> No.9012472

I guess that's only making starts interesting. Small problem here, a little explosion there.
See you tommorow at the lottery accumulation.

>> No.9012474

Most overtime here is voluntary, with the exception of pre-launch or those directly involved in launch ops.

>SpaceX usually gets a week break after July 4th anyways.
This is accurate.

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>> No.9012480

if they don't stick some sparklers on the 1st stage for tomorrow's attempt I'll be mad

>> No.9012481

What are the chances of people who lack degrees but already work in the field getting hired there as software engineers?

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>> No.9012487

>AU where elon launches an este F9 on 40.

>> No.9012493

Disclaimer: I'm a brainlet and work here as a technician not an engineer.

With that being said, I would expect not having a degree will hurt your chances significantly, but I know for a fact that there have been people on the software side without degrees. I think the hardest part would be getting past the initial HR screen. Once past that most of the department/group heads don't really care as long as you have a proven track record and do well in the interviews.

>> No.9012496

prove it

>> No.9012505

>prove it
Prove what? That I'm a brainlet or that I work here? Or that we've had software devs work here without degrees?

I'm not posting my ID, even with info blacked out, we aren't even supposed to wear it off campus.

>> No.9012518

>I'm not posting my ID, even with info blacked out, we aren't even supposed to wear it off campus.
Know the feeling, chem. tutor works in propulsion and can't say shit. elon watch you always.

>> No.9012522

Yeah, Elon runs a pretty tight ship and since getting cleared for national security payloads we have people from the NRO/SMC mulling about and making things even more strict.

As an aside, propulsion is probably the best group to be in here, those guys are pretty much all top notch, including the managers.

>> No.9012533

the f9 can withstand two engine-out situations and still make it to orbit, according to SpX. this happened with CRS1.

But, for heavy stuff to GTO or whatnot, is this still the case? There doesn't seem to be as much margin.

>> No.9012549

I'm not the best source for this so take what I have to say with a large grain of salt. An engine out situation for heavier payloads would probably not end well. Even with lighter payloads an engine out isn't always going to be recoverable, it still depends on which engine(s) go out and at what stage of flight. There may be some circumstances where you could run stage 2 longer but I'm not sure how likely this is.

This is all very dependent on payload and orbit, and at what point you have a failure and in which specific engine.

>> No.9012550

yea, he was the the lead developer for the new and improved RP-1. It was great to because he helped me learn chem. using fuels as practice work.

>> No.9012557

Just means they have to burn longer, unless its a launch where they are pushing the margin all the way to the edge then they should be able to handle 1-2 engine flameouts.

Unless its really early in the launch and it puts them below 1.0 thrust to weight

>> No.9012569

They have to throttle down the engines later in the flight anyways to keep the G's under control

Engine out on a rocket with 9 engines is not anything special
Worst case scenario they could not try to land the stage, using that margin to recoup whatever extra gravity losses they had.

>> No.9012579

That's very cool to have access to someone like that as a tutor.

From my understanding center engine out's are more problematic. Also, I believe usually and engine out will require an apposing engine to be throttled down, and due to the restriction in gimbaling this can be problematic depending on which engine goes out and at what stage of flight. Again, I could very well be wrong.

>> No.9012581

> puts them below 1.0 thrust to weight
Lel. I'm sure there is a margin between reaching the orbit and simply falling down after take-off.

>> No.9012640

>they really want to get this one over with....
not as much as intelsat

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They do look smug af together.

>> No.9012645

They could have just let the launch date settle there when it was dancing around last week.

>> No.9012651

>there is a falcon 1-era sat still waiting to be launched

fuck spacex, get slc40 up already. This backlog is crazy

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I think so too

>> No.9012894

I hear the pay is shit though. He thrives on cheap motivated naive young people.

>> No.9012915

I worked for hyperloop for one year, busted my balls 14 hour days and yeah, burned out and left. Was nice to be a part of it, got a little stock might be worth something one day. Not a good environment for me tho.

>> No.9012994

Nobody here works 100+ hour weeks. Even Musk doesn't do that and he splits his time between SpaceX/Tesla. I pretty much live at work and even I get told to gtfo after 70+, and I'm volunteering for it.

On the engineering side you might have the occasional 60-70 hour week, usually pre-launch. But even that is fairly rare and is mostly people doing it by choice to get ahead faster. Most people aren't working more than 50.

On the tech side we have people actually fighting for more hours to get OT pay.

Pay tends to start lower than average but ramps up fairly quickly. Because of the overall org structure, and the fact that we have relatively high turnover, you can typically move up faster than at some of the other traditional aero corps. Salary should be equalized with industry norms at around the 2 year mark, not including any stock compensation which can be a nice bonus. After 2-3 years if you're making less than you would be somewhere else in aerospace that's probably more of a reflection on you than SpaceX.

>> No.9012996

I know of a couple of guys who went over to Hyperloop One from SpaceX. From what I've heard their management is a total shitshow, particularly Shervin. How did you like it there aside from the hours? What are you up to now?

>> No.9013181

Looks like elon tweeted no launch til the 5th.

>> No.9013212

Dont you have a business to run?

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>> No.9013423

What went wrong yesterday?

>> No.9013455

GNC issue first time around. The pad computer disagreed with the falcon computer. Was also a GNC issue 2nd attempt.

If you see a hold after t-9, it is always computer issued I think

>> No.9013463

Yeah, at that point everything is on internal computers. Surprised they didnt get it fixed the first time though

>> No.9013468

oh boy, I bet they're not happy about that. They will be spending all of July 4 reviewing the ground systems instead of celebrating Independence Day. They won't even be launching a rocket!

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>> No.9014435

Musk makes rockets, Bezos makes useless toys, when you get even an apple in orbit well talk

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>> No.9014453

Nice to know that you're still triggered.

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>your average SpaceX fan

>> No.9014461

Wow, a non orbital experimental cheap copy of what msuk has already achieved.
Maybe in 10 years you could dream of achieving what he did 10 years ago

>> No.9014465

Not only did Blue Origin land and relaunch their rocket before SpaceX did, they did it 5 times in a row with the same rocket, and one which uses hydrogen fuel at that.

>> No.9014468

I love both guys.

On one hand you have a rich man making cool rockets.
On the other hand you have a verrrry rich man progressing towards making rockets. BO is currently making a 750,000sqfoot custom rocket factory. Can't really make rockets until you have one of those. They're doing the right thing and starting small.

Sure the New glenn is just a paper rocket now, but I don't doubt at all that it will never fly

>> No.9014472

*I don't doubt that it will fly

>> No.9014475

>Not only did Blue Origin land and relaunch their rocket before SpaceX did
A non orbital rocket.

When i was 12 I filled a can of Beanswith gunpowder, ignited it and it lifted like 5 meters into the air. Then i filled it again and it happened again.

Technically i predated both Blue Origin and Spacex.

The difference is that what i did and what blue origin does not have any utility whatsoever.

What spacex did is directly capable of delivering payloads into orbit.

Get fucked shill, you have been assobliterdecimated by the sweeet sweeeet sword of reading books all my life, and you better dont screw up with me little itty boy cause there plenty much plenty more of were that good ol stuffy came from, capise little kiddo-diddo?

>> No.9014502

>When i was 12 I filled a can of Beanswith gunpowder, ignited it and it lifted like 5 meters into the air. Then i filled it again and it happened again.
Didn't go to space.

>The difference is that what i did and what blue origin does not have any utility whatsoever.
Blue Origin is already selling launch slots for experiments for only $5000, and will start selling suborbital tourism tickets within the year.

>What spacex did is directly capable of delivering payloads into orbit.
recovery has no bearing on orbital payloads, hence why we've been launching payloads into orbit for 60 years
what sets spacex and blue origin apart from the rest is not the launching of payloads, but the recovery of rockets

>Get fucked shill, you have been assobliterdecimated by the sweeet sweeeet sword of reading books all my life, and you better dont screw up with me little itty boy cause there plenty much plenty more of were that good ol stuffy came from, capise little kiddo-diddo?
I have practiced Muay thai for 8 years and after a clean 14-0 I went to BJJ, stopped at brown belt and after 5 consecutive swedish submission wrestling tournament wins at 1st and 2nd place. I started practicing MMA, been doing it for about 6 years now and I already got 17-1 as a record, that one loss was even by DQ (kick to the back of the head while kneeling). Be careful of who you say that shit to, considering that I could knock/choke you and everyone you know clean out.

>> No.9014506

>Didn't go to space.
what's the use of going to space if you dont get to orbit.

come on, im waiting, say one other use other than tourism, i can wait all day you fucker

>I went to BJJ
lol, admits to doing blowjobs. Im very afraid of your black belt in blowjob

besides, all of my internetz to you dear kind sir for pretending that a mere bully assault power of the fists can even even begin to be comparable oponent to a great logical ratioanl mind

>> No.9014655

>Forgetting about Grasshopper

>> No.9014677

>1km vs 105km

>> No.9015959

It's launching in a few hours

>> No.9015970

which launch is this?

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>> No.9016315

T-minus 35 minutes. LOX load has started

>> No.9016342

third time's the charm?

>> No.9016343

T minus 14, webcast should start soon

>> No.9016353


webcast has started. T minus 9

>> No.9016354

it's happening

>> No.9016355

SpaceX FM is live

>> No.9016356

that poor rocket. Used only once. How criminal.

>> No.9016357

thats why it didnt wanna launch the last 2 times

>> No.9016361

That's what they said last time.

>> No.9016362

Ha! It was the avionics' fault last time.

>> No.9016363


captcha: road bittersweet

>> No.9016365

the ground, not the rocket systems.

>> No.9016366

come on john don't mess it up again

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no more room for cores in the warehouse!

>> No.9016368

T minus 2 minutes 30 seconds

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>> No.9016370

If repeating digits, rocket blows up!

>> No.9016372

omg did you guys see that weird alien fly in front of the camera?

>> No.9016374

T : -09
Calling it

>> No.9016375

What happens if they scrub again? Is there any limit on launch attempts due to policies or anything?

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>> No.9016380

Nice, local news just aired the launch.

>> No.9016385

>entered the stream 7 seconds before liftoff

wew glad I made it

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>> No.9016387

Guys why no second stage landing with this one?

>> No.9016390

Eh didn't mean to quotelink

>> No.9016391

nah. it costs money though, getitng everything and everyone ready. The range gets paid per attempt.

>> No.9016392

very heavy satellite, needs all the fuel just for the increased performance

>> No.9016393

Heavier sat + geostat orbit = not enough fuel left to land with

>> No.9016394

because they've never landed a second stage?

>> No.9016396

sorry Mr perfect.

>> No.9016397

>not reusable

What's the point then?

>> No.9016398

Nostalgia of the pre-reuse days

>> No.9016399

sending shit into orbit

>> No.9016400

the intelsat 35e is a ~6800 kg satellite going to a GTO. Usually that takes about a 4 stage Proton-M, or a 2-stage atlas V with a LH2 upper stage and 4 boosters. To do that with a 2 stage, Gas generator RP-1/LOX vehicle is some kind of black magic already.
Mass fraction on the stages is insane; but the performance required for this launch is simply too much to be able to save fuel to land

>> No.9016401

Music time

>> No.9016402

This guy sounds like a Disney character.

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>> No.9016407

The music's nice. I feel like I'm playing super mario galaxy.

>> No.9016411

It's really like I'm playing Kerbal.

>> No.9016412

john asberger is /ourguy/

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>first stage value doesn't match ground database limit
>solution: change ground database limit


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SpaceX party!

>> No.9016429

about to restart

>> No.9016434


He sounds like the "Fuck Her Right in the Pussy" guy


>> No.9016435

final burn complete, good orbit

>> No.9016437

satellite deployed! webcast ending

Next launch is on August 3 for an Atlas V launching a TDRS satellite, after a month shutdown for range maintenance.

>> No.9016444

Do the Russians usually stream their launches as well? I see there are two Soyuz launches planned from Baikonur in between now and August 3rd, including a crewed one to the ISS.

>> No.9016450

right, that was just from Canaveral. The next launch worldwide is a Soyuz Kanopus-V-IK satellite on July 14 for the Russian military.

A Soyuz-FG will go up on the 28th with new crew for the ISS.

>> No.9016453

yeah. spaceflightnow usually posts a stream

>> No.9016467

well, this 3x attempt isn't as bad as when I woke up at 4:30AM when I had an 8am class... and it got scrubbed

then I did the same thing the next night for the 2nd attempt. I woke up at 4 or so. But I fell back asleep before it launched

still made it to class. yeesh

>> No.9016544

that altitude isn't even close to a geostationary orbit

>> No.9016561

SpaceX and most other launch providers only contract for the elliptical GTO (perigee low, apogee at GEO altitude). The satellite itself will raise itself to the circular GEO orbit.

>> No.9016580

satellite didnt look like it had an extra tank, thanks

>> No.9017639

is this him?


>> No.9018066

Looks like it yes.


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>August 28, 2017[204]
>F9 FT
>LC-39A or SLC-40
>Boeing X-37B OTV-5
>US Air Force
>Notable because Boeing is the primary contractor of the X-37B, which has until now been launched by ULA, a SpaceX competitor and Boeing partnership.

How embarrassing.

>> No.9018367

not really. ULA wasn't even allowed to bid on it. the airforce wants to have redundant launch capabilities for the x37b, so they're giving SpX the opportunity to fly it. that way they know if one company can't launch it for whatever reason in the future, they have a 2nd one that will.

It is still kinda funny though.

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