Poll

How many SpaceX flights do you anticipate in 2017?

None
0 (0%)
1
1 (0.3%)
2
1 (0.3%)
3
0 (0%)
4
0 (0%)
5
0 (0%)
6
5 (1.6%)
7
5 (1.6%)
8
8 (2.5%)
9
8 (2.5%)
10
24 (7.5%)
11
18 (5.6%)
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45 (14.1%)
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36 (11.3%)
14
24 (7.5%)
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31 (9.7%)
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25 (7.8%)
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16 (5%)
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26 (8.1%)
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9 (2.8%)
20
14 (4.4%)
21-25
21 (6.6%)
26-30
2 (0.6%)
31-35
0 (0%)
more than 35 !!!!
1 (0.3%)

Total Members Voted: 320

Voting closed: 01/19/2017 06:46 PM


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Offline spacenut

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Re: POLL: Number of SpaceX orbital flights in 2017
« Reply #160 on: 06/07/2017 02:00 AM »
I saw where the X-37 for the Air Force is to launch from 39A in August.  I thought it was supposed to be down to get ready for FH? 


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Re: POLL: Number of SpaceX orbital flights in 2017
« Reply #161 on: 06/07/2017 03:18 AM »
I saw where the X-37 for the Air Force is to launch from 39A in August.  I thought it was supposed to be down to get ready for FH?

My interpretation of this announcement from the Air Force combined with Hans statement at the post-CRS-11 press conference is that SLC-40 won't be activated until September (late summer/early fall). As a result, SpaceX will continue launching from LC-39A into August (and September if SLC-40 remains offline).

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Re: POLL: Number of SpaceX orbital flights in 2017
« Reply #162 on: 06/23/2017 08:29 PM »
BulgariaSat-1 makes eight, with the next flight scheduled in just two days.

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Re: POLL: Number of SpaceX orbital flights in 2017
« Reply #163 on: 06/24/2017 01:35 AM »
Some of the other implications are that with this next it will be 9 launches in 6 months. But also that in just the last 2 months it will be 5. At that rate you could have 15 more launches for the second half of the year. That gives a range of 18 to 24 for 2017.

But all indications is that there will be possibly 3 in July and 3 also in August. Bringing the number at the end of August to as high as 15. But that is where things slow down to probably not more than 2 a month for the remaining 4 months for a number of around 23 launches. The end of August wil be the true indicator of how the remaining of the year will play out as well as the probable number for the year.

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Re: POLL: Number of SpaceX orbital flights in 2017
« Reply #164 on: 06/24/2017 02:02 AM »
I had predicted 18, which is right in the wheelhouse for this cadence. However I think it's worth pointing out that I never expected SpaceX to launch AND land two previously flown boosters by June. That is worth repeating and remembering, because it's truly amazing.
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Re: POLL: Number of SpaceX orbital flights in 2017
« Reply #165 on: 06/25/2017 10:20 PM »
Fantastic weekend for SpaceX. I predicted 15 for the year and now 6 months in I think I'm going to be under by at least 5 ... unbelievable.

Keep it going SpaceX, this Is really proving a year to remember for all the right reasons.

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