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Re: The SpaceX Launch Log
« Reply #80 on: 07/07/2017 07:19 AM »
Haha that's much better than mine!   ;D ;D First post updated

"the one where the rocket noticed it didn't have legs and didn't want to launch"?

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Re: The SpaceX Launch Log
« Reply #81 on: 07/08/2017 01:11 AM »
Why in the world is July 4th marked as a launch attempt? It was not... Only July 3rd (scrub) and July 5th was.

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Re: The SpaceX Launch Log
« Reply #82 on: 07/08/2017 01:48 AM »
Why in the world is July 4th marked as a launch attempt? It was not... Only July 3rd (scrub) and July 5th was.

It's not marked as a launch attempt.  (The colors do kinda blend together for me, I don't have spectacular color vision.  That's one reason I used to like using the bold tt font in the manifest, I could actually see what color things were marked.)

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Re: The SpaceX Launch Log
« Reply #83 on: 07/08/2017 03:07 AM »
Why in the world is July 4th marked as a launch attempt? It was not... Only July 3rd (scrub) and July 5th was.

It's not marked as a launch attempt.  (The colors do kinda blend together for me, I don't have spectacular color vision.  That's one reason I used to like using the bold tt font in the manifest, I could actually see what color things were marked.)

I understand that, but why mark it at all? It seems to A) take up unnecessary space with information of little value and B) inconsistent - if there was a delay before a first attempt that pushed a launch back two weeks, shouldn't there be 14 rows of that?

It seems to me to be a clear case of someone trying to add more precision than what there is data for.

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Re: The SpaceX Launch Log
« Reply #84 on: 07/08/2017 03:12 AM »
I think it's not too unwarranted, since there was widespread speculation that there would be an attempt, and Musk explicitly tweeted that there would not be. It's not quite the same as just another day going by out of 14 in a long slip...
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Re: The SpaceX Launch Log
« Reply #85 on: 07/08/2017 05:57 AM »
I think it's not too unwarranted, since there was widespread speculation that there would be an attempt, and Musk explicitly tweeted that there would not be. It's not quite the same as just another day going by out of 14 in a long slip...

But since when is forum speculation noteworthy enough to create a day entry? There is always work going on at the pad, every day. But either there is a launch attempt, or there isn't. Seems pretty clear to me.

But do as you want. Just think of this... The point of this is to create a record of what happened. A couple of years from now when someone finds this, will it matter exactly why there was no launch attempt on the 4th?

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Re: The SpaceX Launch Log
« Reply #86 on: 07/08/2017 08:09 AM »
They said in the webcast that they were going to attempt a launch at the 4th. Then they decided to delay one day in order to review all rocket and pad systems, so that counts as an attempt that was delayed in my book.

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Re: The SpaceX Launch Log
« Reply #87 on: 07/08/2017 01:37 PM »
I agree delay seems reasonable in this case. It is explicitly what SpaceX said about the issue, and by all accounts the range was ready to go on the 4th. In fact, AIUI they had to get the range to push off the start of it's maintenance window by two days to allow the attempt on the 5th (and 6th if necessary).  So it's pretty clear they were aligned for the 4th, then (after consulting with the range) took an opportunity to delay one day for added mission assurance.

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Re: The SpaceX Launch Log
« Reply #88 on: 07/08/2017 09:15 PM »
They said in the webcast that they were going to attempt a launch at the 4th. Then they decided to delay one day in order to review all rocket and pad systems, so that counts as an attempt that was delayed in my book.

No. There was never a firm announcement about a 4th of July. That was a possibility, but never stated as a firm launch attempt. We were told that they would announce it. And they did... that they would try next on the *5th*.
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