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Offline Michael Baylor

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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #760 on: 11/08/2017 09:02 PM »
Just bolted straight out.
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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #761 on: 11/08/2017 09:08 PM »
Now making a pass over the northern main runway (STS-126 landed here!)

Edit: well looks like it landed, odd as the altitude was still at 2,600 ft!
« Last Edit: 11/08/2017 09:10 PM by Ronsmytheiii »
And this is a good reminder that just because one of your fellow space enthusiasts occasionally voices doubts about the SpaceX schedule announcements or is cautious about believing SpaceX has licked a problem before actually seeing proof that's true, it doesn't mean they hate SpaceX.

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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #762 on: 11/08/2017 09:08 PM »
All quiet on Facebook and Twitter for SNC and Armstrong...
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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #763 on: 11/08/2017 09:10 PM »
SNC is pretty active on Twitter today, but mainly with totally irrelevant tweets. If I didn't know better, they are doing that on purpose. They follow me and will be seeing my tweets! ;D

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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #764 on: 11/08/2017 09:11 PM »
Looks like both aircraft landed
And this is a good reminder that just because one of your fellow space enthusiasts occasionally voices doubts about the SpaceX schedule announcements or is cautious about believing SpaceX has licked a problem before actually seeing proof that's true, it doesn't mean they hate SpaceX.

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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #765 on: 11/08/2017 09:11 PM »
All aircraft in the area have now landed. Possibility that the test has been completed, but no way to know for sure.

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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #766 on: 11/09/2017 08:15 AM »
While we await news, SNC uploaded some DreamChaser graphics a few days ago:

https://www.sncorp.com/news-resources/media-resources/

Thanks to @Dutchspace for the heads-up

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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #767 on: 11/09/2017 01:24 PM »
« Last Edit: 11/09/2017 01:25 PM by Rocket Science »
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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #768 on: 11/09/2017 02:33 PM »
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Looks like Gerst just disclosed the date of Sierra Nevada’s Dream Chaser glide test at Edwards: November 14.

https://twitter.com/jeff_foust/status/928646279147802625

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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #769 on: 11/11/2017 01:13 PM »
WX forecast for today and into next week looks great for flying...
https://www.theweathernetwork.com/us/weather/california/mojave
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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #770 on: 11/11/2017 02:59 PM »
NOTAM for EDW today!

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M1038/17 - AERODROME UNCONTROLLED AIRFIELD OPERATIONS TAKING PLACE WITH
 AIRCRAFT CONDUCTING GLIDE OPERATIONS FROM 13,000 FEET MSL LANDING
 ON RUNWAY 22L. DAILY 1400Z - 2100Z. 11 NOV 14:00 2017 UNTIL 12 NOV 21:00 2017.
CREATED: 10 NOV 00:35 2017

https://www.notams.faa.gov/dinsQueryWeb/printRetrievalMapAction.do
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« Last Edit: 11/11/2017 03:14 PM by Rocket Science »
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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #772 on: 11/11/2017 04:03 PM »
Weather alert for dense fog until 1100.  http://www.intellicast.com/Storm/Severe/Bulletins.aspx?location=USCA0715

but it looks like it all burned off.


Weather link  http://www.intellicast.com/Local/Observation.aspx?location=USCA0715

CAVU with no wind.  C'mon, baby....

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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #773 on: 11/11/2017 04:29 PM »
Light winds picking up should help clear any fog left...
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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #774 on: 11/11/2017 05:13 PM »
For what it's worth, the two NASA planes that we were monitoring as part of a potential test on November 8th returned to LAX later that night. So either they are not related to the Dream Chaster flight (which is completely possible), or they will have to fly back to Edwards today.
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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #775 on: 11/11/2017 05:46 PM »
« Last Edit: 11/11/2017 06:39 PM by Chris Bergin »
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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #776 on: 11/11/2017 06:36 PM »
REPORTS OF A SUCCESSFUL TEST!!!

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Hearing that Dream Chaser successfully flew an approach and landing test today!

https://twitter.com/TheLurioReport/status/929431427233480704
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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #777 on: 11/11/2017 06:44 PM »
Waiting for official confirmation...

Nothing showed up on the flight tracker. The helicopters usually don't show up, so that is not too much of a surprise. It's very possible that if there were some support aircraft, those too were helicopters. Additionally, they could have had planes which were a bit more stealth than commercial ones.  8)

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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #778 on: 11/11/2017 09:17 PM »
This isn't the video that you are waiting for but it is still of interest (posted by the UN):


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Re: SNC Dream Chaser UPDATE Thread
« Reply #779 on: 11/11/2017 09:26 PM »
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