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Offline yg1968

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Re: ISS Commercial Resupply Services 2 (CRS2) 2017-2024
« Reply #1020 on: 01/14/2016 01:57 pm »
I don't understand the point of only alerting one out of the 3 potential bidders?

He explained in a subsequent tweet that he has information from one company but that doesn't mean the other companies will not receive a call. In any event, it's now official. The anouncement is today at 4 pm (see post above mine).

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« Reply #1021 on: 01/14/2016 01:57 pm »
Set up a main thread for the announcement.

http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=39317.0
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« Reply #1022 on: 01/14/2016 02:15 pm »
It's about damn time.  Really curious what the end result will be.  (Before the inevitable protest from one or more of the losers, of course  :-\).

So, the static re-fire today SpaceX is conducting today, the haste with which it was set up, moving it to SLC-40 from LC-39a... anyone care to bet that SpaceX was notified a few days ago and sensed an opportunity to tout their successfully re-fired first stage in combination with a CRS-2 contract award?

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Re: ISS Commercial Resupply Services 2 (CRS2) 2017-2024
« Reply #1023 on: 01/14/2016 02:21 pm »
Nah.  CRS-2 is about Dragon, the static fire is about F9R.  Not really related at all, and SpaceX has plenty of "cool things" coming up to talk about, they don't need to scramble to manufacture more.

Heck, if they were desperate for cool points, just replay the landing video on a loop during the CRS2 press conference.  The static fire isn't going to be nearly as impressive as that.
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« Reply #1024 on: 01/14/2016 03:07 pm »
Nah.  CRS-2 is about Dragon, the static fire is about F9R.
Ah, silly me, I must have missed that SpaceX was launching Dragon by itself, without a rocket...

With less snark, CRS-2 is about delivery of cargo to the space station, which involves a rocket (F9R) and capsule (Dragon).  If, for example, SpaceX bid lower for CRS-2 because they are confident they will be able to reuse F9R first stages, and they announced these things together, I think that could make a lot of sense.

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