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SpaceX by Gerard Kuiper - Mon, 21 Dec 2015 21:08:08 EST ID:UJHLFL7d No.55894 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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William Hartmann - Mon, 21 Dec 2015 21:18:45 EST ID:j3JUC08k No.55895 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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William Hartmann - Mon, 21 Dec 2015 21:22:22 EST ID:j3JUC08k No.55896 Ignore Report Quick Reply
footage of the landing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1B6oiLNyKKI
Joseph Lockyer - Mon, 21 Dec 2015 22:06:25 EST ID:RCCxJ93u No.55897 Ignore Report Quick Reply
William Hartmann - Mon, 21 Dec 2015 22:25:02 EST ID:j3JUC08k No.55898 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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William Hartmann - Mon, 21 Dec 2015 22:59:45 EST ID:j3JUC08k No.55899 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Annie Cannon - Tue, 22 Dec 2015 01:21:17 EST ID:JOXj2zDH No.55900 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Ah, finally. Orbcomm's gotta be happy about that.
Friedrich von Struve - Tue, 22 Dec 2015 07:45:58 EST ID:sky71Ye7 No.55901 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Hasn't this already been achieved by other companies?
William Hartmann - Tue, 22 Dec 2015 10:09:27 EST ID:j3JUC08k No.55902 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Nope. Blue Origin launched and landed a rocket back in November, but that rocket wasn't taking anything to orbit, and it only went straight up and down. This is the first time a rocket first stage has landed vertically after delivering a second stage carrying an operational payload.
Friedrich von Struve - Tue, 22 Dec 2015 12:08:14 EST ID:sky71Ye7 No.55903 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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So it actually did something productive and not just a proof of concept? Neat!

Kinda crazy seeing the rocket just standing there after all the smoke has settled.
Johan Galle - Tue, 22 Dec 2015 15:13:22 EST ID:fDZ3h+Vd No.55904 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Uh yea, it ain't even a competition. Falcon 9 took 11 satellites to orbit, went aroung Mach 6, BO went ~3, and went up double his dinky craft. Besides, Elon's is bigger, pic related.

Jeff Bezos can go shove his tourist shuttle up his ass, especially after this underhanded comment on twatter.
"Congrats @SpaceX on landing Falcon's suborbital booster stage. Welcome to the club!"

Yea, fuck that guy. Though to be fair, Elon did point out some facts when he made his landing, but he did his tests in secret and SpaceX did its 2 other tries publicly.
Johan Galle - Tue, 22 Dec 2015 15:20:24 EST ID:fDZ3h+Vd No.55905 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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AND, the BO did a hover landing because it had a highly controllable throttle, Falcon 9 does a fucking suicide burn at the last moments to ease its self onto the ground, also called a hoverslam. Thats because even with only 1 Merlin firing, it would still lift the rocket even at the lowest throttle.

This landing is the Scifi landing of days past, gracefully decending spacecraft. Heres a video from a heli

Look at how buttery smooth that is, MMMMMMMMM ! That shit is what the future looks like, boys.
Pic is from today, damn amazing thing. Shame she ain't gonna fly anymore, its gonna be studied to death and then considered a relic.
Johan Galle - Tue, 22 Dec 2015 16:16:05 EST ID:fDZ3h+Vd No.55906 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Hot off the presses, sunrise with a spent first stage.
Bernhard Schmidt - Wed, 23 Dec 2015 16:26:11 EST ID:vH3CaGpi No.55907 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Can I be an asteroid miner soon?
Johann Encke - Wed, 30 Dec 2015 12:43:41 EST ID:0uvzHbkw No.55908 Ignore Report Quick Reply
William Lassell - Sat, 16 Jan 2016 22:03:56 EST ID:JOXj2zDH No.55930 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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They're going for another barge landing attempt tomorrow, 10:42 PST.
Joseph von Fraunhofer - Sun, 17 Jan 2016 12:18:48 EST ID:Y+pO+We9 No.55933 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>was gonna go see it
>look up what time it goes up
>1:42 pm, cool
>notice the day of that they put EST first

why would they do that
Edmond Halley - Sun, 17 Jan 2016 14:02:55 EST ID:NwG2VzXF No.55935 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>First stage on target at droneship but looks like hard landing; broke landing leg. Primary mission remains nominal
Edmond Halley - Sun, 17 Jan 2016 16:50:26 EST ID:NwG2VzXF No.55936 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Actually, it landed fine, but one of the legs didn't lock, so it toppled over and blew up.
William Lassell - Sun, 17 Jan 2016 18:38:54 EST ID:JOXj2zDH No.55937 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Closest try yet. I think they'll nail it next time.

They should have gone with the design for my screen door.
James van Allen - Sun, 17 Jan 2016 22:05:54 EST ID:JOXj2zDH No.55939 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Here's how close it got.
James Elliott - Mon, 18 Jan 2016 04:27:50 EST ID:fDZ3h+Vd No.55940 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Christ, look at this shit !

Thats a landed first stage, if not for that damn collet failing. Amazing how well they nailed it in rough seas.
Johan Galle - Sun, 24 Jan 2016 14:46:57 EST ID:fDZ3h+Vd No.55969 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Since SpaceX thread, I'll just bump this instead of making a new one.

SpaceX just tested their Dragon Crew capsule's hover capability, looks pretty sweet. It seems rock solid, expect for a small roll drift. Can't wait to see it land. It sounds so scifi too.

Heinrich Olbers - Mon, 25 Jan 2016 21:38:50 EST ID:I7iQN9rV No.55970 Ignore Report Quick Reply
can't re-use re-usable rocket=failure. Leg failure and toppling over and exploding is not a fine landing
Margaret Burbidge - Wed, 27 Jan 2016 09:42:42 EST ID:fDZ3h+Vd No.55973 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Yes, in that respect it was a failure, but I was talking about the actual landing, the hard part, which they nailed. I mean, those were rough seas and it came right in the middle and gently touched down, that is not to be dismissed.
Karl Swarzchild - Wed, 27 Jan 2016 11:04:40 EST ID:NwG2VzXF No.55974 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Yeah, a better analogy would be you hooked up with someone real nice looking, only you didn't actually finish because the fire alarm went off.
Clyde Tombaugh - Wed, 27 Jan 2016 12:26:36 EST ID:hu1a3ak0 No.55975 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Is space x capable of being focused on objects in the near field around earth in case of and asteroid or a fleet of space ships coming to earth for friendly or conquering reasons?

I don't know how well our ground based nukes would do against them but they would at least fry their electronics
Henrietta Levitt - Wed, 27 Jan 2016 21:07:36 EST ID:oigSnnJc No.55976 Ignore Report Quick Reply
cant tell if troll or just blissfully ignorant
A Wizard - Mon, 01 Feb 2016 01:51:56 EST ID:0HhPnpAt No.55997 Ignore Report Quick Reply
The moon I believe has sort of a pudding like consistency
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Carl Seyfert - Wed, 24 Feb 2016 15:56:43 EST ID:fDZ3h+Vd No.56080 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Another launch tonight with a missile attack on a drone ship afterwards. Or hopefully a gentle landing, though thats not looking too likely atleast according to SpaceX. Be there or be square.

Launch is 23:46 UTC.
Webstreams here(There's 2 this time):

or on the SpaceX youtube channel:
Carl Seyfert - Wed, 24 Feb 2016 18:14:31 EST ID:fDZ3h+Vd No.56081 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Fuuuuuuck, they delayed it until tomorrow because of weather. Oh well, better that than a repeat of CRS-7.

New launch time 6:46pm ET.
Annie Cannon - Thu, 25 Feb 2016 18:58:20 EST ID:JOXj2zDH No.56089 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Annnd the launch is scrubbed. Same issues with the liquid oxygen again today. The Orbcom2 mission was the only other one so far where they used this fueling strategy, and it had the same issues too. Hopefully they can get all these kinks worked out with the superchilled LOX.
Gerard Kuiper - Fri, 26 Feb 2016 05:20:22 EST ID:fDZ3h+Vd No.56090 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Yesterday was weather, but last night it was probably those motherfucking valves again colluding.

No word on new launch date yet.
Arthur Eddington - Fri, 26 Feb 2016 10:31:44 EST ID:NwG2VzXF No.56091 Ignore Report Quick Reply

I heard the problem was that for some reason the LOX didn't load fast enough, so they wouldn't be finished fueling by T-0. The behaviour of super-cooled LOX is not all that well understood.
Kiyotsugu Hirayama - Fri, 26 Feb 2016 15:01:45 EST ID:bUVcT3Vi No.56095 Ignore Report Quick Reply
More wasted money on nerds science projects... We need to spend this money on the military
Fred Hoyle - Sat, 27 Feb 2016 09:53:17 EST ID:JOXj2zDH No.56097 Ignore Report Quick Reply
The LOX temperature was an issue on both days. Even without the winds, they would have still scrubbed the first attempt. These are bugs in a relatively new design that they need to work out, but I'm sure they'll learn their way through it.
James van Allen - Sat, 27 Feb 2016 12:10:25 EST ID:bKsat3x7 No.56098 Ignore Report Quick Reply
that's not how SPACE works!
Walter Adams - Sat, 27 Feb 2016 17:00:27 EST ID:fDZ3h+Vd No.56102 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I know they've had problems with the densified lox, but I haven't heard any say that it was anything to do with hardware on the first day, where you getting the info? If you mean that it was an issue because any delay causes a scrub because of the lox getting warmer, then yes, but not still exactly because of it.

But I'm sure after a few launches they'll get the supa cold lox knocked down, seems they just gotta get the timing and ground support nailed down.
Walter Adams - Sat, 27 Feb 2016 17:15:01 EST ID:fDZ3h+Vd No.56103 Ignore Report Quick Reply
"Out of an abundance of caution, the team opted to hold launch for today to ensure liquid oxygen temperatures are as cold as possible in an effort to maximize performance of the vehicle."

So yea, it could be issues with not pumping the lox in fast enough or other ground support, but I still kind of read into that that it means that they didn't want to risk it waiting for the winds down and letting the lox warm up. I concede that you might be right though. They didn't have problems with getting the lox in quick enough during static fire or the december launch, though IIRC they did have problems then with the lox during static fire, but those were with valves stick, again IIRC.
Edwin Hubble - Sun, 28 Feb 2016 05:24:42 EST ID:fDZ3h+Vd No.56106 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Another lauch & landing attempt today, same time as last 2.

23:46 UTC

Streams: http://multistream-player.com/SpaceX
Thomas Henderson - Mon, 29 Feb 2016 17:48:52 EST ID:9r3Tit7C No.56110 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I had lox on a bagel once, it was the worst decision of my life...
John Riccioli - Mon, 29 Feb 2016 20:14:26 EST ID:fDZ3h+Vd No.56111 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I'm sure it burned very coldly.

Anyways, last launch was scrubbed because of wayward boat enterting range which caused a delay which caused the lox to warm up which caused the engine thrust to fall which caused the computer to cut the engines after ignition at T-1 second.

Fucking wayward boat, I'm telling you...
( https://twitter.com/WaywardBoat )

Next attempt is March 1, 23:35 UTC. Stream same as last.
George Hale - Wed, 23 Mar 2016 20:47:06 EST ID:Hg+8AAzn No.56137 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Donate your ass to our troops, relieve their democracy on the go.
Clyde Tombaugh - Fri, 08 Apr 2016 17:56:07 EST ID:OVa8xTMy No.56147 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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William de Sitter - Sat, 09 Apr 2016 17:18:56 EST ID:fDZ3h+Vd No.56149 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Fuck yeah, SpaceX ! Elon is on a roll for sure.

He also tweeted this but deleted it.
Joseph von Fraunhofer - Fri, 06 May 2016 07:39:42 EST ID:fDZ3h+Vd No.56183 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Did it again, second time in a row ! Thats 2 - 5 now! WE'RE GOING TO MARS!
Better start saving up for that $500k ticket to the Colony.

Oh, and since there is no update on this, SpaceX Red Dragon is happening as soon as 2018 aligment! I can't fucking wait until september when the Musk spills the beans on their Mars city plan.

Also, the live broadcast was great, the crowd reaction is the best.
Vaccer !u96GHOSTmY - Fri, 27 May 2016 22:11:47 EST ID:x76pLNZo No.56198 Report Quick Reply
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This is one of the coolest videos I have seen come out of SpaceX to date.
Bernhard Schmidt - Sat, 02 Jul 2016 19:18:47 EST ID:qmcp15Qq No.56260 Ignore Report Quick Reply
yea but it has no sound
John Bahcall - Sat, 06 Aug 2016 03:50:45 EST ID:mZZjPYkz No.56306 Ignore Report Quick Reply
That went from space to landing in like 10 seconds.
Edmond Halley - Tue, 09 Aug 2016 18:51:28 EST ID:nRjWggLk No.56307 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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That's how they're gonna do it now, because space travel is so boring.
Nicolaus Copernicus - Mon, 15 Aug 2016 05:40:21 EST ID:KgKlYmGv No.56312 Ignore Report Quick Reply
By the way if anyone didn't notice they did it again on the weekend
at about 25:30 - 26:30 mark
Paul Goldsmith - Thu, 18 Aug 2016 00:39:41 EST ID:rszf0FN0 No.56315 Ignore Report Quick Reply
It's sped up.
poopy f020 - Thu, 18 Aug 2016 22:33:31 EST ID:nKFcEwgv No.56317 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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George Gamow - Tue, 27 Sep 2016 16:40:27 EST ID:Cd//SB0x No.56482 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>SpaceX Interplanetary Transport System


We're going to Mars in 2022 bitches
Whoop whoop
George Gamow - Tue, 27 Sep 2016 17:33:48 EST ID:Cd//SB0x No.56483 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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From Elon Musk's presentation today

>first manned mission is scheduled for 2022, and launch windows occur every two years after that
>travel time from Earth to Mars is about 80-120 days
>while the spaceship can eventually carry 200 people at a time to a fully established colony, the first missions might not have more than a couple dozen people onboard, and will carry more equipment for the Mars base
>making the Mars colony fully self sufficient will take 40-100 years, after which the Human race can survive should a sudden catastrophic extinction event occur on Earth

>the large number of rocket engines on the ship ensures the mission can be successful even if a couple of them malfunction
>reusable spaceship will eventually fly back to Earth, allowing people to return from Mars if they so wish (the booster and tanker stages are fully reusable too, cutting down cost of operation)
>the spaceship can be configured for all sorts of missions in the solar system, including travel to the moons in the outer solar system

>most of the prospective astronauts only require "a couple of days of training", but must be "prepared to die" in case the mission goes awry
>the cost is projected to be as low as $140k per ton of cargo after multiple launches - a person plus the consumables and equipment they need weighs about that much, so that's a rough estimate of the cost of a Mars ticket
>the first manned spaceship to Mars will probably be called "Heart of Gold"
Arthur Eddington - Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:35:33 EST ID:Y3T9nNnZ No.56484 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Mars catches the imagination, but it will be amazing if we can regularly be lifting that much cargo into space. Still waiting on Falcon Heavy, but cautiously optimistic.
Hannes Alven - Wed, 28 Sep 2016 20:36:35 EST ID:tQX5ylFX No.56485 Ignore Report Quick Reply
What ever happened to DSI? I take it the space forge will not be made? I haven't heard form them in years.
They were supposed to have a station ready to forge steel Gundanium from asteroids in orbit. Using zero G for super pure quality. and to make space ship construction a reality. To make doing some thing like Mars colony much easier.
William de Sitter - Wed, 28 Sep 2016 20:53:05 EST ID:rszf0FN0 No.56486 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Seriously who the fuck deleted the other thread about this and why? This is important.
William de Sitter - Wed, 28 Sep 2016 20:55:28 EST ID:rszf0FN0 No.56487 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Nevermind I'm dumb. Double nb
Elon Musk take us to Mars plz!
Ejnar Hertzprung - Wed, 28 Sep 2016 20:57:37 EST ID:YHjXylC8 No.56489 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Was that ever a serious thing? Heat dissipation in space is a bitch, I'd expect any foundries would be on the moon just so they can use it to absorb the heat.
Henry Russell - Thu, 29 Sep 2016 02:42:21 EST ID:6+AQCLDz No.56493 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Wtf how the he'll is that nigga holding that shit
Like somebody give me some info, do they really dissipate heat quickly enough that he can comfortably hold that? My brain is full of fuck
Viktor Ambartsumian - Thu, 29 Sep 2016 02:52:18 EST ID:NLTUqgEN No.56494 Ignore Report Quick Reply
The edges where he picked it up from are cold. That's why that part of the tile isn't glowing. It's that good of an insulator.
Henry Russell - Thu, 29 Sep 2016 03:41:12 EST ID:6+AQCLDz No.56495 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Damn that shit blows my mind, fucking A engineering, you dun it again
But aren't the glowing parts over 1500 degrees (Fahrenheit I'm assuming)?
Like you'd think the heat coming off of the cube would fucking burn the shit out of someone
Ejnar Hertzprung - Thu, 29 Sep 2016 12:29:23 EST ID:YHjXylC8 No.56497 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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They don't dissipate heat very well at all. That's why they're used to protect the aluminum hull of the shuttle.
If they did, the heat would transfer into the guy's hand.

In space you've only got black-body radiation to take heat away from an object.
Vaccer !u96GHOSTmY - Thu, 29 Sep 2016 12:57:57 EST ID:x76pLNZo No.56498 Report Quick Reply
Kiyotsugu Hirayama - Fri, 30 Sep 2016 18:39:46 EST ID:3t/weoS/ No.56501 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Yeah, one easily forget that you'd experience about the same (more) radiation from the sun in orbit as at the equator of the Earth.

Space isn't cold, at least the part of you that faces the Sun.
Alan Guth - Thu, 20 Oct 2016 16:20:30 EST ID:pqsy+weD No.56544 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>pudding like consistency
why isnt this a party thread? A Wizard got banned.
Nicolaus Copernicus - Fri, 13 Jan 2017 21:04:45 EST ID:s8eqU4E9 No.56757 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Heads up to ya'll

Edmond Halley - Sat, 18 Feb 2017 00:59:16 EST ID:Zekh8fi+ No.56790 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Elon Musk is turning to a real life Robert Edwin House.

Lava tunnel societies on Mars is about the dopest shit I've ever heard of though.
Harlow Shapley - Sat, 15 Apr 2017 01:18:51 EST ID:Luev9R23 No.56915 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Awe' God !!vVWR8L52 - Tue, 23 May 2017 05:02:51 EST ID:vO6WOJQs No.56945 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I hope they unban you soon my comrade, you were one of the very few that kept me coming back to this forum. You, Bombastus, Void, Fiend and a few others... Thank you for all that you were able to share that I was able to receive and farewell for now.
Awe' God !!vVWR8L52 - Tue, 23 May 2017 05:04:26 EST ID:vO6WOJQs No.56946 Ignore Report Quick Reply
To A Wizard
Samsara Siddhartha - Fri, 16 Jun 2017 09:36:59 EST ID:mhvoJT06 No.56954 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Hot off the presses! Freely available until July 5th! <spoiler>Unless you http://sci-hub.io/</spoiler>
Samsara Siddhartha - Fri, 16 Jun 2017 09:38:50 EST ID:mhvoJT06 No.56955 Ignore Report Quick Reply
also this https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/06/air-force-budget-reveals-how-much-spacex-undercuts-launch-prices/
Samsara Siddhartha - Mon, 26 Jun 2017 11:16:24 EST ID:VzPcpzRp No.56967 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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