Falcon 9 / Dragon

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  1. mr camouflage

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  2. MUTMAN

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    OK. doctor evil musk is doing some crazy stuff :thumbup:
     
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    It's a NASA mission/vehicle. SpaceX is just getting it to space.

    NASA will also be testing a new electrical ION engine using purely solar power - as well as launching a small secondary camera drone spacecraft when close to the asteroid which will observe the impact of the 500 kg main spacecraft at an expected speed of ~24,000 km/h, and then relay the images back to Earth.

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    Yer, I figured as much.
    Odd there wasn't more coverage of this launch. Guess the main coverage will be when the impact is on
     
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    Computer simulation of the asteroid impact

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    BlueRaven Brute force & optimism

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    Ed - 5:02PM: Go for launch, up she goes!

    NASA's IXPE sat going up on an F9 in just under four minutes. (unless scrubbed for some reason, but there's been no mention of weather or anything else that might cause a scrub).
    RP-1/LOX fuelling complete.

    SpaceX stream:


    NASA stream:
     
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    First stage safely back on JRTI, that is the 97th first stage booster that spaceX have landed.
    Absolutely amazing.
     
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    Inclination/circularisation burns complete and payload successfully deployed (T+33:30 in the stream).
    Super cool watching IXPE float away into the black.

    SpaceX making "Space Is Hard" seem like an outdated falsehood once again. Awesome stuff. :thumbup:
     
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    CRS24 First Stage landed successfully earlier today.
    Big Deal ?
    Well that's 100 landings.
    GG SpaceX :thumbup::thumbup:
     
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    Let's go back, 100 Falcon 9 landings ago....

     
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    BlueRaven Brute force & optimism

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    Something a bit different from Starlink launches, Falcon 9 Transporter-3 smallsat rideshare mission is coming up shortly.
    The reflown booster will return to LZ-1 at Cape Canaveral rather than a drone ship, so we should get some nice clean video of the landing.
    Launch is targeted for 13/01/22 @ 15.25 UTC (14/01/22 @ 02:25am AEDT).
    Space (Official) youtube channel has a stream link up for anyone who wants to set a reminder and stay up late.
     
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    Lovely daylight launch and landing on land for the Falcon 9 launch today....
    With continual camera coverage from Stage 1 the entire time during the re-entry and landing process + ground tracking cameras :thumbup:

    10th re-use launch and landing for this particular rocket stage, which is 12-storeys tall!

     
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