Author Topic: The SpaceX Launch Log  (Read 36272 times)

Online cartman

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 471
  • Greece
  • Liked: 449
  • Likes Given: 1944
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"?

Offline Lars-J

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3299
  • California
  • Liked: 2563
  • Likes Given: 1572
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.

Offline gongora

  • Global Moderator
  • Full Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1641
  • US
  • Liked: 1082
  • Likes Given: 862
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.)

Offline Lars-J

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3299
  • California
  • Liked: 2563
  • Likes Given: 1572
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.

Offline Lar

  • Fan boy at large
  • Global Moderator
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 8160
  • Saw Gemini live on TV
  • A large LEGO storage facility ... in Michigan
  • Liked: 4913
  • Likes Given: 3333
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...
"I think it would be great to be born on Earth and to die on Mars. Just hopefully not at the point of impact." -Elon Musk
"We're a little bit like the dog who caught the bus" - Musk after CRS-8 S1 successfully landed on ASDS OCISLY

Offline Lars-J

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3299
  • California
  • Liked: 2563
  • Likes Given: 1572
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?

Online cartman

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 471
  • Greece
  • Liked: 449
  • Likes Given: 1944
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.

Offline cscott

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2455
  • Liked: 1682
  • Likes Given: 656
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.

Offline Lars-J

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3299
  • California
  • Liked: 2563
  • Likes Given: 1572
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*.
« Last Edit: 07/08/2017 09:15 PM by Lars-J »

Online cartman

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 471
  • Greece
  • Liked: 449
  • Likes Given: 1944
Re: The SpaceX Launch Log
« Reply #89 on: 08/15/2017 01:27 PM »
Updated for CRS-12. Does anyone have the delivered orbit? I got one from n2yo.com,but I guess that's the current orbit of Dragon.
edit: found source

Quote
Falcon 9 Flight 40 - CRS-12
payload mass: Dragon +  2,910 kilograms to ISS including ISS-CREAM, orbit: LEO [134]
delivered orbit: 202 x 358 x 51.6 [136]
core number:  B1039 - RTLS - Pad 39A
  F) 2017-08-10, Successful static fire [135]
  L) 2017-08-14, Successful launch (the one with the one month gap due to range maintenance)[134]
  BR) 2017-08-14, Successful landing at LZ1[134]
« Last Edit: 08/18/2017 11:49 PM by cartman »

Offline deruch

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 1423
  • California
  • Liked: 1099
  • Likes Given: 1472
Re: The SpaceX Launch Log
« Reply #90 on: 08/28/2017 01:27 AM »
Falcon 9 Flight 41 - Formosat-5
payload mass: 475 kilograms [138], orbit: SSO 720 km x  720 km, 98.28 [139] 
delivered orbit: 730 km x 717 km x 99.26 [140] 
core number: 1038 - Droneship landing - Pad SLC-4E
  F) 2017-08-19, Successful static fire [141]
  L) 2017-08-24, Successful launch (the one with tiny satellite that was originally manifested on Falcon 1e) [138]
  BR) 2017-08-24, Successful landing on JRtI [138]


[138] https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2017/08/falcon-9-vandenberg-launch-formosat-5/
[139] http://www.spacex.com/sites/spacex/files/formosat5presskit.pdf
[140] http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=43396.msg1716223#msg1716223
[141] https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2017/08/spacex-static-fire-formosat-5-falcon-9-asds-landing/
Shouldn't reality posts be in "Advanced concepts"?  --Nomadd

Online cartman

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 471
  • Greece
  • Liked: 449
  • Likes Given: 1944
Re: The SpaceX Launch Log
« Reply #91 on: 08/28/2017 11:12 AM »
Thank you for your kind help! Will update the first post once i get back home edit: first post updated!
« Last Edit: 08/28/2017 08:52 PM by cartman »

Offline cscott

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2455
  • Liked: 1682
  • Likes Given: 656
Re: The SpaceX Launch Log
« Reply #92 on: 09/08/2017 08:00 AM »
This last launch was "the one launched in the teeth of a hurricane", perhaps?

Offline Stefan.Christoff.19

  • Member
  • Posts: 8
  • RI USA
  • Liked: 5
  • Likes Given: 4
Re: The SpaceX Launch Log
« Reply #93 on: 09/08/2017 04:17 PM »
Or is it "the one that the commentator got the grid fins wrong" ;)

Online cartman

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 471
  • Greece
  • Liked: 449
  • Likes Given: 1944
Re: The SpaceX Launch Log
« Reply #94 on: 09/09/2017 11:36 AM »
Both are very good suggestions, but I think I prefer the hurricane one!

Quote
Falcon 9 Flight 42 - OTV-5 (X-37B Spaceplane)
payload mass:  classified orbit: classified
delivered orbit: classified   
core number:  B1040 - RTLS - Pad 39A [142]
  F) 2017-08-31, Successful static fire [142]
  L) 2017-09-07, Successful launch (the one launched in the teeth of hurricane Irma) [143]
  BR) 2017-09-07, Successful landing at LZ1 [143]

« Last Edit: 09/11/2017 07:44 AM by cartman »

Offline deruch

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 1423
  • California
  • Liked: 1099
  • Likes Given: 1472
Re: The SpaceX Launch Log
« Reply #95 on: 09/11/2017 04:34 AM »
Both are very good suggestions, but I think I prefer the hurricane one!

Quote
Falcon 9 Flight 42 - OTV-5 (X-37B Spaceplane)
payload mass:  classified orbit: classified
delivered orbit: classified   
core number:  B1040 - RTLS - Pad 39A [142]
  F) 2017-08-31, Successful static fire [142]
  L) 2017-09-07, Successful launch (the one launched in the teeth of a hurricane) [143]
  BR) 2017-09-07, Successful landing at LZ1 [143]


IMO, you should edit to include the hurricane's name: the one launched in the teeth of Hurricane Irma. 

Gives better context when people look back and try to figure out which storm it was.
« Last Edit: 09/11/2017 04:35 AM by deruch »
Shouldn't reality posts be in "Advanced concepts"?  --Nomadd

Offline Nomadd

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2552
  • Boca Chica, Texas
  • Liked: 3058
  • Likes Given: 211
Re: The SpaceX Launch Log
« Reply #96 on: 09/11/2017 04:41 AM »
 Gregory Peck could launch through the eye of the hurricane.

Online cartman

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 471
  • Greece
  • Liked: 449
  • Likes Given: 1944
Re: The SpaceX Launch Log
« Reply #97 on: 09/11/2017 07:46 AM »
Yeah that sounds better.

Tags: