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Re: The SpaceX Launch Log
« Reply #140 on: 12/24/2017 02:38 PM »
Should the one yesterday be "The one Falcon 9 that became a UFO", "The one that upstaged a Japanese rocket" or "The one that dumped the old 1st stage"?  ;)
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Re: The SpaceX Launch Log
« Reply #141 on: 12/24/2017 03:02 PM »
"The one Falcon 9 that became a UFO"  :D :D :D
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Re: The SpaceX Launch Log
« Reply #142 on: 12/24/2017 03:31 PM »
"The one Falcon 9 that became a UFO"  :D :D :D
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...or a North Korean nuke...

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Re: The SpaceX Launch Log
« Reply #143 on: 12/25/2017 01:16 PM »
The one that was really a nuclear alien UFO from North Korea
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Re: The SpaceX Launch Log
« Reply #144 on: 01/05/2018 03:42 PM »
Some pictures on results of 2017.

Note for the second graph:
There are few cases where the mass of satellite is unknown. For those I used typical (demonstrated) performance of the vehicle for this orbit.

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Re: The SpaceX Launch Log
« Reply #145 on: 01/10/2018 12:51 PM »
"The one Falcon 9 that became a UFO"  :D :D :D
Update coming soon

Update any time now? ;)

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Re: The SpaceX Launch Log
« Reply #146 on: 01/10/2018 02:58 PM »
Zuma: the one where 'Falcon 9 did everything correctly' ?

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Re: The SpaceX Launch Log
« Reply #147 on: 01/10/2018 05:11 PM »
Hi everybody and my apologies for the delays. The list is currently being updated, this post will be edited with every new addition until I catch up. edit: it is done, first post updated.

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Falcon 9 Flight 46 - CRS-13
payload mass: Dragon C108(CRS-6) +  2,205 kilograms to ISS including Space Debris Sensor, TSIS, orbit: LEO [187]
delivered orbit: 204 x 348 x 51.64 [192]
core number:  B1035.2 - RTLS - Pad SLC-40
  F) 2017-12-06, Successful static fire (7 seconds)[188]
  D) 2017-12-12, Mission delay to allow for additional time for pre-launch ground systems checks [190]
  D) 2017-12-13, Mission delay due to detection of particles in 2nd stage fuel system [191]
  L) 2017-12-15, Successful launch (the one with the pinstripes [first unwashed reused core, also first from rebuilt SLC-40])[189]
  BR) 2017-12-15, Successful landing at LZ1[189]

Falcon 9 Flight 47 - Iridium NEXT-4
payload mass: 9,600 kilograms (10 x 860kg + 1000kg dispenser) [99] orbit: 780 km x 780 km, 86.4 [104]
delivered orbit: 609 x 626 km x 86.7 [196]
core number: B1036.2 - Expendable - Pad SLC-4E
  F) 2017-12-18, Successful static fire [194]
  L) 2017-12-22, Successful launch (the one that became a nuclear alien UFO from North Korea) [193]
  BX) 2017-12-22, Booster expended due to it being an old version [195]

Falcon 9 Flight 48 - Northrop Grumman Zuma
payload mass: classified,  orbit: classified
delivered orbit: ?? x ?? km x ~50 (classified) [201]
core number: 1043 - RTLS - Pad SLC-40
  F) 2017-11-11, Successful static fire [198]
  D) 2017-11-15, Mission delay in order to conduct additional mission assurance work [199]
  D) 2017-11-16, Mission delay in order to take a closer look at data from recent fairing testing for another customer [200]
  D) 2018-01-04, Mission delay due to upper level winds. Did some propellant loading tests in the unique cold weather situation [202]
  L) 2018-01-08, Successful launch (the one where Falcon 9 did everything correctly [but the payload is rumored to be lost]) [197]
  BR) 2018-01-08, Successful landing at LZ1 [197]


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Re: The SpaceX Launch Log
« Reply #148 on: 01/10/2018 11:44 PM »
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  BX) 2017-12-22, Booster expended due to it being an old version [195]


Nice touch distinguishing from a failed landing attempt.

Suggestion for an edit to the ZUMA listing:

  L) 2018-01-08, Successful launch (the one where Falcon 9 did everything correctly [but the payload is rumored to be lost]) [197]


Walks the line between SpaceX succeeding in their responsibilities with a rumored launch mission failure (i.e. delivery to orbit failed).  As this is the SpaceX Launch Log, IMO a green primary listing is warranted.  But with a single color listing, a casual/quick scan of the log will likely miss the true result (assuming the satellite did actually get splashed).
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Re: The SpaceX Launch Log
« Reply #149 on: 01/11/2018 01:57 AM »
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  BX) 2017-12-22, Booster expended due to it being an old version [195]


Nice touch distinguishing from a failed landing attempt.
Thanks! in general I want to make the list more "grepable" so that it can be easier to use for statistics.

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Suggestion for an edit to the ZUMA listing:

  L) 2018-01-08, Successful launch (the one where Falcon 9 did everything correctly [but the payload is rumored to be lost]) [197]


Walks the line between SpaceX succeeding in their responsibilities with a rumored launch mission failure (i.e. delivery to orbit failed).  As this is the SpaceX Launch Log, IMO a green primary listing is warranted.  But with a single color listing, a casual/quick scan of the log will likely miss the true result (assuming the satellite did actually get splashed).
That's a great suggestion, it will make stuff more clear until we get an official answer about the fate of Zuma (or the satellite observers catch it)
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Re: The SpaceX Launch Log
« Reply #150 on: 01/14/2018 08:56 PM »
Here I have some new pictures.

The first one - former "FPIP-2017" which now is a history.
Legend:
Blue crosses - dates of static fires;
Blue circles - Falcon launches;
Light blue labels show commercial customers, bright blue - government customers;
Red circles - launches by other providers from the same ranges.

The second one is the same kind graph for 2016.

On the third graph I showed the duration of final part of launch campaign (from the first Static Fire attempt to launch).
The scale starts with the FIRST static fire attempt. And the blue dots - they show the SUCCESSFUL static fire. Therefore, if blue dot sits on zero line - it means the first static fire attempt was a success.
If blue dot is above zero line - the successful SF was not at first take.
Basically, it just illustrates how it become a routine with standard (more or less) duration.
Also it shows that the new Static Fire method ("SF w/out payload", introduced after AMOS 6 fire) adds ca. two days to the campaign.

If there are any mislabeled points (which is not unlikely) - please, let me know, I'll correct them.

« Last Edit: 01/14/2018 10:12 PM by smoliarm »

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Re: The SpaceX Launch Log
« Reply #151 on: 01/14/2018 09:56 PM »
Cool pics. Why is the hot fire sometimes elevated a day from the baseline. What is that day signifying?
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Re: The SpaceX Launch Log
« Reply #152 on: 01/14/2018 10:10 PM »
Cool pics. Why is the hot fire sometimes elevated a day from the baseline. What is that day signifying?
Sorry, forgot to put it in legend:
The scale starts with the first static fire attempt. And the blue dots - they show the SUCCESSFUL static fire. Therefore, if blue dot sits on zero line - it means the first static fire attempt was a success.
If blue dot is above zero line - it was not a first take.

Thank you for note, I'll update  legend.

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Re: The SpaceX Launch Log
« Reply #153 on: 01/15/2018 10:01 AM »
Cool pics. Why is the hot fire sometimes elevated a day from the baseline. What is that day signifying?
Sorry, forgot to put it in legend:
The scale starts with the first static fire attempt. And the blue dots - they show the SUCCESSFUL static fire. Therefore, if blue dot sits on zero line - it means the first static fire attempt was a success.
If blue dot is above zero line - it was not a first take.

Thank you for note, I'll update  legend.

Nice graphs!  Thanks. One issue though, Orbcomm-1 (flight 10) had 2 successful static fires done.  The first was about a month after the opening attempt.  And the second was about a month later after a few aborted launch attempts and a delay.  It looks like you're only listing the second attempt.  Also, as that one is such an outlier (max. campaign duration) it should be labelled as those points will generally be of high interest and labeling will
save viewers some extra searching. 

Falcon 9 flight 10 - OG2 Mission 1
  S) 2014-05-08, Umbilical connections between the pad and the rocket [15]
  S) 2014-05-09, Helium leak at Composite Overwrap Pressure Vessels (COPV) [16]
  D) 2014-05-10 - 2014-06-20, Delay due to helium leak, range, re-test on the satellites [16,17]
  F) 2014-06-13, Successful static fire [18]
  C) 2014-06-20, Pressure decrease in 2nd stage [19]
  W) 2014-06-21, Weather (the one without the webcast) [19]
  C) 2014-06-22, 1st stage TVC actuator [19]
  D) 2014-06-22 - 2015-07-14, Delay due to TVC actuator, range maintenance [19]
  F) 2014-07-11, 2nd Successful static fire [19]
  C) 2014-07-14, Ground Support Equipment (GSE) [20]
  L) 2014-07-14, Successful launch [20]
  BL) 2014-07-14, Third water landing attempt, first "soft" water landing
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Re: The SpaceX Launch Log
« Reply #154 on: 01/15/2018 03:04 PM »
A suggestion
The list of reference links includes this

[181] http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/hyperbola/2009/04/spacex-no-rocket-damage-link-t.html (link is dead, original blog entry copied below via the Wayback Machine)

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SPACEX: No rocket damage link to Razaksat delay
By Rob Coppinger on April 22, 2009 12:19 AM
Space Exploration Technologies has responded to Hyperbola's enquiry about the last minute announcement of the delay to the company's first commercial launch with its Falcon 1 rocket, scheduled for 20 April, and denied there is any damage to the rocket:
We are re-evaluating predicted launch vehicle environments on the satellite to ensure all systems are ready to support a successful launch. As for this being a "late" find, flushing out this type of potential issue is exactly why we do pre-launch tests and checkouts. Contrary to other reports, there is no damage to the launch vehicle (all prelaunch checks were accomplished successfully, including the successful static test fire of the vehicle last Wednesday). We are evaluating the extent of the delay, and I will let you know as soon as we have a new date for both RazakSAT and Falcon 9.

Rather than disrupting the flow with the entire quote, that footnote could link to this post, or another one you create.
It includes the original, now dead link for historical purposes, and the relevant text.

edit:  Forgot to say: This is a terrific reference. Thank you
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What kind of wastrels would dump a perfectly good booster in the ocean after just one use?

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Re: The SpaceX Launch Log
« Reply #155 on: 01/15/2018 06:00 PM »
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One issue though, Orbcomm-1 (flight 10) had 2 successful static fires done.  The first was about a month after the opening attempt.  And the second was about a month later after a few aborted launch attempts and a delay.  It looks like you're only listing the second attempt.  Also, as that one is such an outlier (max. campaign duration) it should be labelled as those points will generally be of high interest and labeling will
save viewers some extra searching. 


Thanks.
Here is updated graph, with newest launches added.

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Re: The SpaceX Launch Log
« Reply #156 on: 02/01/2018 11:26 AM »
"The one that survived splashdown"
"The one that didn't want to sink"
"The one that didn't need a barge droneship"

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Re: The SpaceX Launch Log
« Reply #157 on: 02/01/2018 02:17 PM »
"The one that survived splashdown"
"The one that didn't want to sink"
"The one that didn't need a barge droneship"
"The one that was towed to shore"
or
"The one that landed, floated, and sank"
depending on how the next few days go?

"The one that refused to be expendable"

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Re: The SpaceX Launch Log
« Reply #158 on: 02/01/2018 04:55 PM »
"the one that refused to be expended" is our winner, IMHO
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Re: The SpaceX Launch Log
« Reply #159 on: 02/01/2018 06:24 PM »
"The one we named Hope" (because, you know, hope floats...)
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