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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #8100 on: 01/12/2024 04:45 pm »
Hi, I put this decade old video here without any reason, throughput is now 5 times of that...

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #8101 on: 01/15/2024 02:46 am »
Internet went down again!

"Deployment of 23 @Starlink satellites confirmed"



You need Starlink Steven.   ;D

It sure is great watching a Starlink mission on Starlink Service lol

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #8104 on: 01/19/2024 02:13 am »
Congratulations to SpaceX on the launch of Axiom-3 to the ISS!

SpaceX Dragon has now launched 46 people into orbit.

Boeing Starliner has launched 0.
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #8105 on: 01/19/2024 02:51 am »
Congratulations to SpaceX on the launch of Axiom-3 to the ISS!

SpaceX Dragon has now launched 46 people into orbit.

Boeing Starliner has launched 0.
OIG "NASA have not implemented our recommendations for managing the price of the Artemis program".
Gov response: Cancel SX and BO's contracts, because there is not a good mechanism for penalizing them if they are late on milestones, and fixed price is not a good way of contracting moon missions. Give the additional work and missions to the NASA Prime Contractors: Aerojet Rocketdyne, Boeing, Jacobs, Lockheed Martin, and Northrop Grumman.

Comment: "At least Boeing have extensive experience in working on problems, such as dangerous flight software, setting the clock, parachute errors, neglected corroded and jammed valves, and schedule slip. Addressing  these problems may eventually lead to solving some of them one day"
They have succeeded in being awarded extra funds for late milestones, on a fixed price contract. This shows astute management.
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #8106 on: 01/19/2024 02:34 pm »
Congratulations to SpaceX on the launch of Axiom-3 to the ISS!

SpaceX Dragon has now launched 46 people into orbit.

Boeing Starliner has launched 0.
OIG "NASA have not implemented our recommendations for managing the price of the Artemis program".
Gov semi-senile former NASA Administrator response: Cancel SX and BO's contracts, because there is not a good mechanism for penalizing them if they are late on milestones, and fixed price is not a good way of contracting moon missions. Give the additional work and missions to the NASA Prime Contractors: Aerojet Rocketdyne, Boeing, Jacobs, Lockheed Martin, and Northrop Grumman.

Comment: "At least Boeing have extensive experience in working on problems, such as dangerous flight software, setting the clock, parachute errors, neglected corroded and jammed valves, and schedule slip. Addressing  these problems may eventually lead to solving some of them one day"
They have succeeded in being awarded extra funds for late milestones, on a fixed price contract. This shows astute management.
Fixed that for you.  ;)

Said Administrator was the bottom of the barrel paraphasing @VSECOTSPE. Will added that he  is almost solely responsible for NASA inertia until the mid 2010s.

AFAIK the launch contractors with NASA except for the SLS/Orion/EGS mess are primaly the folks from Hawthorne, secondary the folks from Centennial and tertiary the folks from McLean. Also according to @Jim Boeing and LockMart are no longer in the commercial and military launch businesses, all assets was passed onto ULA.

Amusingly Aerojet Rocketdyne couldn't bid for anything now, since they are a division of L3 Harris.

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #8107 on: 01/23/2024 03:35 pm »
(Because this is the only joke thread....)

A half century ago, in a Penuts by Charles Shultz strip which I cannot find, (but JAFO did!) Charlie Brown Linus is blowing soap bubbles. 
Snoopy runs out, takes the bubble gingerly in his teeth, brings it all the way back to Linus, but at the last moment, steps on his own ear and smashes the soap bubble in his mouth.
The SLIM lunar landing seems a lot like that.
SLIM seemed to follow the designed path from halfway around the Moon at 600 km with orbital velocity to tens of meters above the surface with little residual velocity and lots of margin on fuel.
Then it flopped over and rolled on its side.
"so deft and clumsy at the same time" the comic strip said.
« Last Edit: 01/30/2024 10:11 pm by Comga »
What kind of wastrels would dump a perfectly good booster in the ocean after just one use?

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #8108 on: 01/24/2024 02:41 am »
Re: discussion in this thread:
https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=60253.0





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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #8109 on: 01/30/2024 08:04 pm »
Just a thought. The 9 meter Starship booster is called the Super Heavy. What will they call the 12 meter booster if they ever make one?  The Super Duper Heavy?
And that gives a new acronym, the SDH!
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #8110 on: 01/30/2024 08:43 pm »
(Because this is the only joke thread....)

A half century ago, in a Penuts by Charles Shultz strip which I cannot find, Linus is blowing soap bubbles. 
Snoopy runs out, takes the bubble gingerly in his teeth, brings it all the way back to Linus, but at the last moment, steps on his own ear and smashes the soap bubble in his mouth....
"so deft and clumsy at the same time" the comic strip said.

https://peanuts.fandom.com/wiki/July_1956_comic_strips

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #8111 on: 01/31/2024 01:21 am »
Just a thought. The 9 meter Starship booster is called the Super Heavy. What will they call the 12 meter booster if they ever make one?  The Super Duper Heavy?
And that gives a new acronym, the SDH!


Naw, just call it the SpaceX Launch System (SLS). By then, those letters won't be in use for anything else flying.
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #8112 on: 01/31/2024 02:29 am »
Just a thought. The 9 meter Starship booster is called the Super Heavy. What will they call the 12 meter booster if they ever make one?  The Super Duper Heavy?
And that gives a new acronym, the SDH!


Naw, just call it the SpaceX Launch System (SLS). By then, those letters won't be in use for anything else flying.

Wrong. With the current chaotic nomenclature scheme for naming SpaceX vehicles, which is whatever takes Musk's fancy at naming time. A more likely name for a 12+ meter diameter booster is Ludicrous Heavy and of course there is only Plaid Heavy after Ludicrous Heavy for next bigger booster later on.

Musk already implemented the Spaceball movie naming scheme with Tesla.  :P

Think there will not likely to be a 12 meter diameter booster from SpaceX. More likely a 15 meter or even more likely a 18 meter diameter booster instead.  ;)


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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #8114 on: 02/15/2024 06:03 am »
Ooh, no ; P

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #8115 on: 02/16/2024 04:47 am »
Unfortunately, the military censors airbrushed out the fact that the disk is riding on four giant elephants, which in turn are atop the great Star-Turtle A'Tuin. The general population is just not ready...
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #8116 on: 02/21/2024 10:40 am »
 When I carry a really full Guiness back in Brisbane, and try to set it down without spilling any, I picture an F9 landing on a rocking barge.
 
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Those who danced were thought to be quite insane by those who couldn't hear the music.

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #8117 on: 02/21/2024 03:40 pm »
Crazy? Did anyone say crazy?  For your reading pleasure, three decades of the venerable newsgroup alt.sci.physics.new-theories to smile about. When I was a freshman student, I came across these posts in the sci.physics and alt.physics newsgroup hierarchies and said "huh?". Maybe such a historical reference helps to improve some conversation here on How >not< to approach 'New Physics' material to learn from. Initial link from 1992 and second link is today. Just scan a few pages :)
https://groups.google.com/g/alt.sci.physics.new-theories/search?q=before%3A1992-02-18
https://groups.google.com/g/alt.sci.physics.new-theories?pli=1
« Last Edit: 02/21/2024 03:41 pm by leovinus »

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #8118 on: 02/26/2024 09:43 pm »
In light of today's IF-2 Starship update.
« Last Edit: 02/26/2024 09:44 pm by StraumliBlight »

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #8119 on: 03/01/2024 08:48 am »
 I'm sure this post in the Curiosity thread won't last long, so I thought I'd preserve it here. It's how I expect our future AI overlord to start talking about three days after It takes over.

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Those who danced were thought to be quite insane by those who couldn't hear the music.

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