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Re: The Crouching Falcon... Flying ASIASAT-8 Party Thread
« Reply #20 on: 07/21/2014 10:44 PM »
I've been waiting a long time for SpaceX to launch two in the same month.    August 2014 could be it.  I wouldn't bet beer on it or anything.  ;D


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Re: The Crouching Falcon... Flying ASIASAT-8 Party Thread
« Reply #21 on: 07/22/2014 12:25 AM »
Jul 14, Aug 4, Aug 25, Sept 12

There are lots of things you can say about Elon and SpaceX but fear of being aggressive is not one of them.

The cynical side of me, doesn't see this happening, but if the Aug 25 is a real date it makes me think there is a slip of CSR4 coming that hasn't been announced yet.
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Re: The Crouching Falcon... Flying ASIASAT-8 Party Thread
« Reply #22 on: 07/22/2014 01:08 AM »
*sigh*

Let's hope it doesn't stall out when it gets to FL next week.

That'll be dead and gone by 24 hours, guarantee it.
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Re: The Crouching Falcon... Flying ASIASAT-8 Party Thread
« Reply #23 on: 07/22/2014 03:37 PM »
From NOAA...

000
AXNT20 KNHC 221043
TWDAT

TROPICAL WEATHER DISCUSSION
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
805 AM EDT TUE JUL 22 2014

TROPICAL WEATHER DISCUSSION FOR NORTH AMERICA...CENTRAL 
AMERICA...GULF OF MEXICO...CARIBBEAN SEA...NORTHERN SECTIONS OF
SOUTH AMERICA...AND ATLANTIC OCEAN TO THE AFRICAN COAST FROM THE
EQUATOR TO 32N. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS BASED ON SATELLITE
IMAGERY...WEATHER OBSERVATIONS...RADAR...AND METEOROLOGICAL
ANALYSIS.

BASED ON 0600 UTC SURFACE ANALYSIS AND SATELLITE IMAGERY THROUGH
1015 UTC.

...SPECIAL FEATURES...                                         

AS OF 0900 UTC...TROPICAL DEPRESSION TWO IS LOCATED NEAR 12.2N
45.4W OR ABOUT 770 NM E OF THE LESSER ANTILLES. THE ESTIMATED
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 1012 MB. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE
30 KT WITH GUSTS TO 40 KT. LITTLE CHANGE IN STRENGTH IS EXPECTED
THROUGH TONIGHT...BUT SOME WEAKENING IS FORECAST BY WEDNESDAY
NIGHT.  THE DEPRESSION IS FORECAST TO DEGENERATE INTO A TROUGH
OF LOW PRESSURE IN TWO TO THREE DAYS. SCATTERED MODERATE TO
ISOLATED STRONG CONVECTION IS FROM 11N-13N BETWEEN 46W-48W. SEE
THE LATEST NHC ADVISORY UNDER AWIPS/WMO HEADERS MIATCPAT2/WTNT32
KNHC FOR MORE DETAILS.

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/text/refresh/MIATWDAT+shtml/221043_MIATWDAT.shtml?


It appears this tropical system will disapate. :D
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Re: The Crouching Falcon... Flying ASIASAT-8 Party Thread
« Reply #24 on: 07/23/2014 05:48 AM »
So SpaceX PR said something that has us all stirred up...

"At this point, we are highly confident of being able to land successfully on a floating launch pad or back at the launch site and refly the rocket with no required refurbishment"  Did they mean launch pad or landing pad?

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Re: The Crouching Falcon... Flying ASIASAT-8 Party Thread
« Reply #25 on: 07/23/2014 04:30 PM »
I know, right? Can we have some suggestions for launch coverage drinking games? The only one I can think of is to drink each time a specific time is announced during the count-down.  Of course, I'd like to actually have a liver at the end of this, so any other (more reasonable) suggestions? :D

Everytime we hear "nominal?"

Ouch.

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Re: The Crouching Falcon... Flying ASIASAT-8 Party Thread
« Reply #26 on: 07/23/2014 04:43 PM »
"At this point, we are highly confident of being able to land successfully on a floating launch pad or back at the launch site and refly the rocket with no required refurbishment"  Did they mean launch pad or landing pad?

I wonder if "launch pad" has just become internal SpaceX lingo.  Considering the number of times they've launched Grasshoppers off a bare concrete pad, maybe they just call any big concrete pad a launch pad?  I'm wary of reading too much into it.

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Re: The Crouching Falcon... Flying ASIASAT-8 Party Thread
« Reply #27 on: 07/23/2014 04:54 PM »
This summer Spacex is swallowing rockets like Augustus gloop.
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Re: The Crouching Falcon... Flying ASIASAT-8 Party Thread
« Reply #28 on: 07/23/2014 05:29 PM »
Fingers crossed the next few launches have a Golden Ticket.
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I know, right? Can we have some suggestions for launch coverage drinking games? The only one I can think of is to drink each time a specific time is announced during the count-down.  Of course, I'd like to actually have a liver at the end of this, so any other (more reasonable) suggestions? :D

Everytime we hear "nominal?"

Ouch.

Heh, in truth I don't remember them saying it that often.  I think it might work :D

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Re: The Crouching Falcon... Flying ASIASAT-8 Party Thread
« Reply #31 on: 07/24/2014 07:10 AM »
I know, right? Can we have some suggestions for launch coverage drinking games? The only one I can think of is to drink each time a specific time is announced during the count-down.  Of course, I'd like to actually have a liver at the end of this, so any other (more reasonable) suggestions? :D

Everytime we hear "nominal?"

Ouch.

Heh, in truth I don't remember them saying it that often.  I think it might work :D

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Re: The Crouching Falcon... Flying ASIASAT-8 Party Thread
« Reply #32 on: 07/24/2014 11:01 AM »
I know, right? Can we have some suggestions for launch coverage drinking games? The only one I can think of is to drink each time a specific time is announced during the count-down.  Of course, I'd like to actually have a liver at the end of this, so any other (more reasonable) suggestions? :D

Everytime we hear "nominal?"

Ouch.
Perfect. Now we just need to figure the nominal drink size for each transgression.

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Re: The Crouching Falcon... Flying ASIASAT-8 Party Thread
« Reply #33 on: 07/24/2014 05:17 PM »
I know, right? Can we have some suggestions for launch coverage drinking games? The only one I can think of is to drink each time a specific time is announced during the count-down.  Of course, I'd like to actually have a liver at the end of this, so any other (more reasonable) suggestions? :D

Everyone choose a reason for delay or scrub.  If it happens- you drink!

I'll pick "sailboat in restricted area"

I'd advise against choosing "helium leak"
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Re: The Crouching Falcon... Flying ASIASAT-8 Party Thread
« Reply #34 on: 07/24/2014 05:27 PM »
A single anvil cloud only half a kilometer wide that sits over the pad for four days straight causing continuous weather scrubs.

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Re: The Crouching Falcon... Flying ASIASAT-8 Party Thread
« Reply #35 on: 07/24/2014 06:51 PM »
A moth sits on the camera lens making controllers think that the space craft is under attack by a mutant species that secretly works for the ULA.  Only after four delays (causing the missing of the launch window) does one of the controllers switch to a different camera and realize their error. 

Delay is written up as "an off nominal sensor reading" and the launcher is rolled back for "further inspection".
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Re: The Crouching Falcon... Flying ASIASAT-8 Party Thread
« Reply #36 on: 07/24/2014 07:57 PM »
Helium leak in the flachsubbated yaksebancheewy.

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Re: The Crouching Falcon... Flying ASIASAT-8 Party Thread
« Reply #37 on: 07/24/2014 11:21 PM »
I'll vote for a hydrogen leak in that flatulent chewing yak thingy.

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Re: The Crouching Falcon... Flying ASIASAT-8 Party Thread
« Reply #38 on: 07/24/2014 11:44 PM »
The dilithium recrystallizing in the Jeffreys Tube.

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Re: The Crouching Falcon... Flying ASIASAT-8 Party Thread
« Reply #39 on: 07/25/2014 12:05 AM »
Dirty water in the bilge pumps.
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