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Falcon 9 / Dragon

Discussion in 'Science' started by MoorKhan, Dec 8, 2010.

  1. RobRoySyd

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    I read that the first recycled booster is scheduled to fly March this year.
    If there any news about how much refurbishment has been found to be needed?
     
  2. Walshy

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    I've wondered about that myself! If anyone has a link to an article about it, it'd be interesting reading, I'm sure. Of course, SpaceX may not have released much (if any) info in that regard...

    I see the launch window next opens at 12:39am AEST... doubt I'll be able to stay up long enough to watch it, but stranger things have happened... (yeah, I'd be tired at work tomorrow, but sometimes sacrifices must be made! :p )
     
  3. Quadbox

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    Inspection only is what elon said some time ago
     
  4. Quadbox

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    I was wrong incidentally, it still tilts back. seems they're doing it way later in the countdown though
     
  5. RobRoySyd

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    Anything revealed?

    The economics of the whole program hinges on this and some who know what they're talking about have raised concerns. There's an expense involved in getting the booster back to Earth intact and that expense is just a waste unless the booster can be used again without needing a lot of refurbishment.
     
  6. Sphinx

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  7. PabloEscobar

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    I will never get tired of watching shit like that.

    I can't wait to watch them do it with the Falcon Heavy.

    I'm still saving for a trip to take the family and watch it launch.
     
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    When is the Falcon Heavy scheduled to fly? I can't seem to get a straight answer out of the googlesphere
     
  9. Sphinx

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    Official drone footage of the 12-storey high Falcon 9 First Stage's perfect daytime coastal landing..

     
  10. RnR

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    Doesn't even need an epic sound track.. the visuals are uber-epic already.
     
  11. MUTMAN

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    I was trying to convey the shear size of this thing to my parents today. This vid is way better, thanks :)
     
  12. RobRoySyd

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    SpaceX Aborts Approach to Space Station.

    Manoeuvring in space is more complex than getting up there. Strange to me though that at such close distance they're still relying on GPS.
     
  13. PabloEscobar

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    ISS orbits at 400 K's.
    GPS Satellites orbit at 20,000 K's.

    It's just like being at the top of a very tall hill :).

    I was watching someone on the docking steps/trip to ISS recently, They don't switch to relative rekoning until they are REALLY close together (and they don't burn straight to it either).

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFjw6Lc6J2g&t=234s



    2 Launches in 2017, one in "summer" and one in Q3... I was aiming to get over for a 2020 launch.
     
  14. RobRoySyd

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    I'd watched that video some time ago but worth watching again.
    My Googling did turn up this: Soyuz T-13 . That was quite an achievement.
     
  15. Quadbox

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    For anyone who doesn't like clicking non-described links:

    SpaceX to Send Privately Crewed Dragon Spacecraft Beyond the Moon Next Year
    Makes commercial sense for the first manned "test flight" of Dragon 2 :thumbup:
     
  17. Quadbox

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    Not the first manned test flight, it says after crew flights to the ISS are established. Pretty exciting though, especially as it's for-profit. I wonder who the two (presumably) billionaires are
     
  18. PabloEscobar

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    Crew flights to the ISS won't use the Falcon Heavy though will they?
     
  19. Quadbox

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    No indeed. Nor will they need over a week's continuous life support, and presumably the cabin fit out will be quite different
     
  20. MUTMAN

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    Is there any footage of yesterdays mission ?

    and just watched this from crs10


    why is there two ?
     

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