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Re: ASDS Naming Discussion Thread
« Reply #120 on: 06/27/2015 06:30 pm »
I'm expecting another Instagram post from SpaceX as soon as 303 has the wings put on and its name painted, regardless of whether Jason 3 gets cleared for RTLS or not.  And my money would be that 303 gets its own unique name, and that it will also be from the culture series.

If the name Just Read the Instructions was indeed, as surmised, applied with stencils, the cheapest way to apply a name again would be to use an already-existing stencil set, and apply it using the faintly visible old letters as guides.  And SpaceX optimizes for cost. So, While I think you may well be right regarding a new name, I also think it's possible we'll see JRtI, and done in the familiar so-beloved-in-this-thread unkerned font.  ;)

On the other hand, if that ASDS isn't JRtI, then perhaps we'll see JRtI appear as the Brownsville ASDS in a few years, or as a MCT. However, if the latter, I'm assuming there will be some significant differences between the old design and the new. :)


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Re: ASDS Naming Discussion Thread
« Reply #121 on: 06/27/2015 09:19 pm »
Naw, there are so many good culture ship names, and Elon/SpaceX is obviously having fun (perhaps there's a company-wide poll?), no way he'll give up the opportunity to choose a new name by reusing an old one.  Keeping morale up is certainly worth the extra pennies for new stencils.  IMNSHO.
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Re: ASDS Naming Discussion Thread
« Reply #122 on: 06/27/2015 09:47 pm »
Naw, there are so many good culture ship names, and Elon/SpaceX is obviously having fun (perhaps there's a company-wide poll?), no way he'll give up the opportunity to choose a new name by reusing an old one.  Keeping morale up is certainly worth the extra pennies for new stencils.  IMNSHO.

Hrmmmm...

I don't think anyone thought the ASDS in Jax would turn out to be OCISLY, but it did. My wild guess is that whatever it is, we'll be surprised. 

Also, it must always be remembered that, if the books are the guide, the ships name themselves. (they are autonomous, after all).  ;)

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Re: ASDS Naming Discussion Thread
« Reply #123 on: 06/28/2015 03:33 am »
For a guy who doesn't like acronyms, Musk's barge naming convention sure does beg for them.

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Re: ASDS Naming Discussion Thread
« Reply #124 on: 07/09/2015 06:09 pm »
Finally started reading "Player of Games".  One of the first drone ships mentioned in it is Unfortunate Conflict of Evidence.  That could be an appropriate name now.

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Re: ASDS Naming Discussion Thread
« Reply #125 on: 01/07/2016 10:47 pm »
Well, it's looking more and more like Jason 3 (NET Jan 17th, 2016) will be an ASDS landing.

The ASDS currently in Long Beach does not, as of yet, have a name painted on it. SpaceX, with OCISLY, waited until just before its first operation sortie to paint the name on (Prior to that, we had no idea, because SpaceX had previously said OCISLY would be the WEST coast ASDS.).

So, I'm speculating that the west coast ASDS will get a name painted on any day now. I'll further speculate that the name will be Just Read the Instructions (JRTI). That ASDS does, after all, have old JRTI's wings. It's also very possible that that ASDS has old JRTI's CPU, so a "brain transplant".

If, indeed, the west coast ASDS is revealed to be named JRTI, I suggest we follow SpaceX's Falcon 9 naming conventions. The F9 upgrade was named V1.1, the original F9 1.0, and the current (subchilling) F9 is now F9 1.1 FT (Full Thrust). I therefor propose that the "new" JRTI be dubbed JRTI FT (full thrust) due to having more powerful thrusters. This IMHO would be more in keeping with SpaceX's naming system than calling it JRTI V. 1.1

I also suggest that, in order to be consistent with prior SpaceX statements,  the west coast be renamed the east coast (so OCISLY';s location in port Canaveral will for with SpaceX's declaration that OCISLY is the west coast ASDS). 

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Re: ASDS Naming Discussion Thread
« Reply #126 on: 01/07/2016 11:12 pm »
i guess its too late but i think it would be funny to name them after celestial bodies.

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Re: ASDS Naming Discussion Thread
« Reply #127 on: 01/08/2016 03:44 am »
So, I'm speculating that the west coast ASDS will get a name painted on any day now. I'll further speculate that the name will be Just Read the Instructions (JRTI). That ASDS does, after all, have old JRTI's wings. It's also very possible that that ASDS has old JRTI's CPU, so a "brain transplant".

I, personally, don't think it's likely that M'303 will also be named JRtI: it would cause too much confusion amongst journalists, historians, groupies and SpaceX themselves.

"JRtI MkII" would be more likely.. but I suspect we'll find out soon enough - whatever it is. ;)
With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine - however, this is not necessarily a good idea. It is hard to be sure where they are
going to land, and it could be dangerous sitting under them as they fly overhead.

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Re: ASDS Naming Discussion Thread
« Reply #128 on: 01/08/2016 04:09 am »
SpaceX can paint "ARGO X" on the M'303 landing deck since it is retrieving the Jason flight core. :)

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Re: ASDS Naming Discussion Thread
« Reply #129 on: 01/08/2016 07:12 am »
If they don't go with another Culture ship name, I think a good candidate would be "Welcome to the Club".
I also hope they do decide to bring JRtI back. JRtI II is a good name.

For other culture inspired names that would fit the purpose for ASDS, re-flown spacecraft or re-flown core duties..

Clear Air Turbulence
So Much For Subtlety
Kiss My Ass
Just Testing
Only Slightly Bent
Funny, It Worked Last Time...
Ablation
Dramatic Exit, Or, Thank you And Goodnight
Unwitting Accomplice
Well I Was In The Neighbourhood
You'll Thank Me Later
Different Tan
Fate Amenable To Change
It's Character Forming
Attitude Adjuster
Anticipation Of A New Lover's Arrival, The
Death and Gravity
No Fixed Abode
What Is The Answer and Why?
Serious Callers Only
I Blame Your Mother
Just Passing Through
Full Refund
Break Even
Kiss the Blade
Resistance Is Character-Forming
Someone Else's Problem
Poke It With A Stick
But Who's Counting?
We Haven't Met But You're A Great Fan Of Mine
You May Not Be The Coolest Person Here
Fine Till You Came Along
I Blame The Parents
A Momentary Lapse Of Sanity
Injury Time
Now Look What You've Made Me Do
Kiss This Then
Don't Try This At Home
Lightly Seared On The Reality Grill
Now We Try It My Way
Pure Big Mad Boat Man
You'll Clean That Up Before You Leave
Sense Amid Madness, Wit Amidst Folly
Hidden Income
Passing By And Thought I'd Drop In
Beats Working
Anything Legal Considered
Warm, Considering
Outstanding Contribution to the Historical Process
Unreliable Witness
You Call This Clean?
Oceanic Dissonance

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Re: ASDS Naming Discussion Thread
« Reply #130 on: 01/11/2016 04:55 pm »
From that list I go with "Full Refund"
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Re: ASDS Naming Discussion Thread
« Reply #131 on: 01/11/2016 05:37 pm »
From that list,

Most appropriate name: Pure Big Mad Boat Man
Least likely to be chosen: Kiss My Ass
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Re: ASDS Naming Discussion Thread
« Reply #132 on: 01/11/2016 06:25 pm »
I could see "Kiss My Ass (Jeff Bezos)" being a popular name inside SpaceX...

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Re: ASDS Naming Discussion Thread
« Reply #133 on: 01/11/2016 09:26 pm »
Hmmm... I'd chose either:

"Beats Working" or
"Someone Else's Problem"

Although "Fine Till You Came Along" would have been appropriate for the last couple of barge landing attempts.  ;)
With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine - however, this is not necessarily a good idea. It is hard to be sure where they are
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Re: ASDS Naming Discussion Thread
« Reply #134 on: 01/11/2016 09:48 pm »
This would also be a good one "Lightly Seared On The Reality Grill". As the ASDS gets flamed from the landing burns or the prior explosions..

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Re: ASDS Naming Discussion Thread
« Reply #135 on: 01/12/2016 10:20 am »
For me "Funny, It Worked Last Time" is best choice.

Yes, I know it is unlikely, unless Musk is into dark humour.
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Re: ASDS Naming Discussion Thread
« Reply #136 on: 01/12/2016 02:25 pm »
For me "Funny, It Worked Last Time" is best choice.

Yes, I know it is unlikely, unless Musk is into dark humour.

he is.

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Re: ASDS Naming Discussion Thread
« Reply #137 on: 01/12/2016 03:55 pm »
That said, if I recall correctly, the previous ASDSes were named by a spacex-internal poll.  I suspect Elon got to choose what the choices in that poll are, and that Elon's company probably shares some of his sense of humor... but the names can't be simply interpreted as windows into Elon's soul.
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Re: ASDS Naming Discussion Thread
« Reply #138 on: 01/14/2016 03:52 am »
The mystery is solved at last!
From the ASDS thread;
SpaceX West Coast Droneship Gets New Paint, Old Name - "Just Read The Instructions"

So, that ASDS has been the original Just Read the Instructions all along! It's the same ASDS, just with a few new upgraded parts (the bits between the wing extensions).

Now, if I was truly the obnoxious type, I'd say "I told you so!", and... oh, what the heck, I am the obnoxious type, so I will!
 :P

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Re: ASDS Naming Discussion Thread
« Reply #139 on: 01/15/2016 07:15 pm »
It is ready now as it has read the instructions..names are different  ;)
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