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Offline Jonesy STS

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RE: SCRUB: SpaceX Falcon 1, Launch Dec 19
« Reply #160 on: 01/03/2006 02:50 PM »
Nothing on the spacex site updated for a long time.

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RE: SCRUB: SpaceX Falcon 1, Launch Dec 19
« Reply #161 on: 01/04/2006 10:26 PM »
They are due to give their findings on the state of the tank very soon, I'd assume. That's where the lack of information is right now.

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RE: SCRUB: SpaceX Falcon 1, Launch Dec 19
« Reply #163 on: 01/09/2006 03:10 PM »
Possible Feb. 8 launch according to SpaceTransportNews.com

Obviously, we won't know for sure until something official comes out.

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RE: SCRUB: SpaceX Falcon 1, Launch Dec 19
« Reply #164 on: 01/13/2006 02:35 AM »
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hyper_snyper - 9/1/2006  10:10 AM

Possible Feb. 8 launch according to SpaceTransportNews.com

Obviously, we won't know for sure until something official comes out.

Look at the site they are quoting from on the methane story. The biggest hack of a site out there. Thus they themselves should be treated likewise as unable to gain information of credible nature.
Ex-Apollo, waiting for NASA to finish what we started.

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RE: SpaceX Falcon 1, Launch Feb?
« Reply #165 on: 01/26/2006 04:57 AM »
Spacex web site still maintains "The new launch time is February 8 at 4:30 p.m. California time with Feb. 9 as a backup day. "

Are we still on? and is there any chance for some video coverage this launch?


Spacex solution to the boiloff problem..

ref:spacex.com
"Another bothersome problem is the high rate of liquid oxygen (LOX) boiloff.  This is not surprising when LOX is at -300F and there is a stiff wind impinging on the vehicle at 85F.  To minimize boiloff, we will wrap the LOX tank in low cost cryo insulation attached with velcro straps that tear away on liftoff. "


Problem solved?

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RE: SpaceX Falcon 1, Launch Feb?
« Reply #166 on: 01/26/2006 03:58 PM »
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Spacex web site still maintains "The new launch time is February 8 at 4:30 p.m. California time with Feb. 9 as a backup day. "
Are we still on? and is there any chance for some video coverage this launch?

SpaceX PR just told me that the vehicle should be vertical on the pad about mid next week, and that we should expect an update from Elon around then.  Sounds like they are right on schedule.

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RE: SpaceX Falcon 1, Launch Feb?
« Reply #167 on: 01/27/2006 04:47 AM »
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Spacex web site still maintains "The new launch time is February 8 at 4:30 p.m. California time with Feb. 9 as a backup day. "
Are we still on? and is there any chance for some video coverage this launch?

SpaceX PR just told me that the vehicle should be vertical on the pad about mid next week, and that we should expect an update from Elon around then.  Sounds like they are right on schedule.


Thanks... Eh any word on video feeds?

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RE: SpaceX Falcon 1, Launch Feb?
« Reply #168 on: 01/27/2006 01:01 PM »
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Avron - 27/1/2006  12:47 AM
Thanks... Eh any word on video feeds?

I'm working on it, but no word yet...

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RE: SCRUB: SpaceX Falcon 1, Launch Dec 19
« Reply #169 on: 02/01/2006 08:54 PM »
I'd kinda miss the fun of the live thread, but I guess that'll happen whatever?

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RE: SCRUB: SpaceX Falcon 1, Launch Dec 19
« Reply #170 on: 02/24/2006 09:30 PM »
Stay tuned for more delays...only on FOX! ;)

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