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Re: A Beginners Guide To (almost) Everything SpaceX (PDF)
« Reply #40 on: 11/27/2017 02:22 PM »
The Post-Thanksgiving Break Update

What's New?
Scaling on first slide fixed
Credit to the NSF Forum
Restated somethings
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Re: A Beginners Guide To (almost) Everything SpaceX (PDF)
« Reply #41 on: 11/28/2017 03:26 AM »
Feedback after skimming the slides:

Black text on dark grey background really is not legible.

Vandenberg's landing site is not called LZ-2.

It's vs its.  http://www.angryflower.com/itsits.gif

All three problems are still in there! 
How to embed photos from outside sources (e.g. Twitter)
NASA TV in HD:  history and FAQ (from 2007-2010 startup period)

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Re: A Beginners Guide To (almost) Everything SpaceX (PDF)
« Reply #42 on: 11/28/2017 05:57 AM »
Page 9: "Also known ss v1.2" should be "Also known as v1.2".

Page 10: Falcon 9 being retired in 2019? Better not to put a death date on her just yet.
I agree with the others who've said that the stage was not over pressurized. There was an over pressure event, but that is different than being over pressurized which sounds like they just kept pumping after nozzle clicked off. The simplest accurate way to explain it is to say, "A Helium tank in the second stage burst resulting in the loss of the rocket and the payload."
Orbcomm OG-2 Mission 2? What does that mean? I've not seen the "Mission 2" designation before.

Page 24: As others have mentioned, the landing pad in Vandenberg is not called LZ-2.

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Re: A Beginners Guide To (almost) Everything SpaceX (PDF)
« Reply #43 on: 11/28/2017 11:18 AM »
Feedback after skimming the slides:

Black text on dark grey background really is not legible.

Vandenberg's landing site is not called LZ-2.

It's vs its.  http://www.angryflower.com/itsits.gif

All three problems are still in there!

Sorry, didn't see this. Will work on update.
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Re: A Beginners Guide To (almost) Everything SpaceX (PDF)
« Reply #44 on: 11/28/2017 12:49 PM »
Orbcomm OG-2 Mission 2? What does that mean? I've not seen the "Mission 2" designation before.

Thatís correct, there were two Orbcomm OG-2 launches.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orbcomm_(satellite)#Orbcomm-OG2

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Re: A Beginners Guide To (almost) Everything SpaceX (PDF)
« Reply #45 on: 11/28/2017 02:12 PM »
PDF updated

What's New?
Fixed Typos
Restated some things
Changed text color on title
Small improvments
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Re: A Beginners Guide To (almost) Everything SpaceX (PDF)
« Reply #46 on: 11/28/2017 08:46 PM »
I like it.

You've mentioned the number of Super Draco engines, but don't mention the number of Merlins(9), MVACs (1) or Draco thrusters (18).

Another picture of a Draco thruster attached.

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Re: A Beginners Guide To (almost) Everything SpaceX (PDF)
« Reply #47 on: 11/29/2017 02:23 PM »
I like it.

You've mentioned the number of Super Draco engines, but don't mention the number of Merlins(9), MVACs (1) or Draco thrusters (18).

Another picture of a Draco thruster attached.

Thank you for the Draco pic. Will include in the numbers and pic in the next update.
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Re: A Beginners Guide To (almost) Everything SpaceX (PDF)
« Reply #48 on: 11/30/2017 08:37 AM »
Slide 28, Dragon 2 says "First launch is planned for August 2018". That's the first manned flight, the unmanned Demo mission is currently planned for April '18.
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Re: A Beginners Guide To (almost) Everything SpaceX (PDF)
« Reply #49 on: 12/01/2017 05:27 PM »
PDF Updated

What's New?
Added some pictures
Added some info
Small improvements
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Re: A Beginners Guide To (almost) Everything SpaceX (PDF)
« Reply #50 on: 12/01/2017 06:02 PM »
Now looks even better!

Two additional suggestions:

- slide 14 ->  Dragon title slide, it should show a large image of Dragon itself instead of a Falcon (with Dragon).

I would also add a slide at the end listing credits for all images used in the Guide (I know it's a lot of work but I am assuming most of them are sourced from SpaceX).


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Re: A Beginners Guide To (almost) Everything SpaceX (PDF)
« Reply #51 on: 12/01/2017 08:33 PM »
Two suggestions:

1) For the "First Landings" slide, show dates.

2) Remove the ITS slide.  It never made it past planning.  If you want to show stuff like that, then you'll also need to include Falcon 5, Falcon 1e, and other stuff that never made it past planning.
« Last Edit: 12/01/2017 08:37 PM by Dave G »

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Re: A Beginners Guide To (almost) Everything SpaceX (PDF)
« Reply #52 on: 12/01/2017 08:58 PM »
You're doing an excellent job with a worthy project! All the best and keep at it...
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Re: A Beginners Guide To (almost) Everything SpaceX (PDF)
« Reply #53 on: 12/02/2017 01:09 AM »
PDF Updated

What's New?
Picture Credits
Falcon 1e and Falcon 5
Updated Images

Thanks for the input so far guys. Do you think i should make a beginners guide to the landings?
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Re: A Beginners Guide To (almost) Everything SpaceX (PDF)
« Reply #54 on: 12/24/2017 02:34 PM »
Do you think i should make a beginners guide to the landings?

Shouldn't it be new part of main PDF?

BTW I do not see any basis whatsoever for "Estimated fully operational period: 2017 - 2019".
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Re: A Beginners Guide To (almost) Everything SpaceX (PDF)
« Reply #55 on: 12/24/2017 07:58 PM »
I too like the slides - thanks for all your effort on this.

SpaceX have now announced that the 2nd pad at the Cape is LZ-2. Itís ready for the forthcoming FH demo flight. Picture attached to:

http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=44271.msg1760040#msg1760040

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Re: A Beginners Guide To (almost) Everything SpaceX (PDF)
« Reply #56 on: 07/05/2018 12:45 PM »
Last time I visited this thread as a guest was at October and the PDF didn't open up as it supposed to then - no preview, got downloaded by instantly and consisted of just one blank page. That's great there are the guys who're still working on updating it!

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Re: A Beginners Guide To (almost) Everything SpaceX (PDF)
« Reply #57 on: 07/05/2018 10:00 PM »
Nice summary
Downloads just fine
Slide 10 "Satellite was not able to make it's final orbit"
That should be "its" not "it's"
The rocket was not allowed to boost the satellite to its final orbit because the probability of having sufficient fuel didn't meet NASA's criterion.  There was an overwhelming, yet insufficient, probability that it could have made it.
It doesn't seem to help to have "Launches" in red after "No Failed"
Slide 16:  Time to update with a real photograph of Heavy.  (It's not "Falcon Heavy" anymore.)
Slide 17:  It's now past tense. 
Somewhere in there was a switch for the Falcon 9 second stage from moving the exhaust nozzel for roll control like on Falcon 1 to the cold gas system.
Slide 31:  Musk dropped the "V2" designator for Dragon because putting "V2" and "rocket" together remains a bad idea.
Slide 38:  We know the Merlin 1B was never flown but may not know if some were produced.  They were higher thrust ablatively cooled version of the abaltively cooled Merlin 1A.  The Merlin 1C was the first version with regenerative cooling using flowing fuel. 
It might be interesting to list the thrust for the various versions.

Overall, still pretty neat.
What kind of wastrels would dump a perfectly good booster in the ocean after just one use?

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Re: A Beginners Guide To (almost) Everything SpaceX (PDF)
« Reply #58 on: 07/06/2018 04:10 AM »
Comga, IRT Slide 16: SpaceX's website shows that the rocket being named as Falcon Heavy.  The name that went away was F9H or Falcon 9 Heavy, I believe.  Do you have reliable info otherwise?

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Re: A Beginners Guide To (almost) Everything SpaceX (PDF)
« Reply #59 on: 08/15/2018 12:30 AM »
UPDATE TIME!
Finally updated the guide after almost half a year.
Updated Falcon Heavy Slide
Added info about Spacex's planned facilities at the Cape
Various updated and tweaked info
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