Author Topic: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 (Flight 2) - COTS-1 - Launch Updates - December 8, 2010  (Read 506141 times)

Offline Chris Bergin

You won't be the last person to do that Chef ;D

Strongback retracted and waiting for commentary coverage to begin.
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Offline butters

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Alright, we've got venting visible from both stages.
« Last Edit: 12/08/2010 11:53 am by butters »

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The 2 links for the media stream is not working for me. Internet explorer opens and stay blank. What am I doing wrong? Thanks.

Offline mtakala24

hmm, will this media channel stream have the overlays (T-minus -counter etc) or is this more raw feed?

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The 2 links for the media stream is not working for me. Internet explorer opens and stay blank. What am I doing wrong? Thanks.

They won't work in VLC for me either, And also the direct webpage is just stuck on 'Buffering' for me.

I think I'll just wait until Launch coverage on NASA TV and watch it in HD, Or what is probably upscaled SD depending on what cameras NASA have there.
« Last Edit: 12/08/2010 12:05 pm by Mapperuo »
- Aaron

Offline joshcryer

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They take some time to start up in VLC, just be patient. If you don't have VLC, get it.

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I was patient until I got error messages from VLC (decoder missing) :)
At least on  a Mac they don't work.

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Via SpaceX Facebook http://www.facebook.com/SpaceX?v=wall :

"We are a go for our first launch attempt today--webcast will start at about 8:15am EST"

and http://twitter.com/SpaceXmissions : The Falcon 9 Demonstration Flight 2 COTS C1 webcast will start at 8:15 AM Eastern / 5:15 AM Pacific / 13:15 UTC
« Last Edit: 12/08/2010 12:09 pm by corrodedNut »

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The confusion here is that the NASA TV streams work just fine in VLC, but the SpaceX BitGravity streams don't.

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I was patient until I got error messages from VLC (decoder missing) :)
At least on  a Mac they don't work.

VLC1.1.5 on a Mac is OK (but I also have "Flip4Mac" and "Perian" installed.)

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NTV Media Channel is no longer showing video. They may be preparing to hook in to the SpaceX feed.

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Tracking T-0 of 9:06AM EST. Next opportunity is 10:38AM EST. There is also a third short launch window today before the range window closes at 12:22PM EST.

SpaceX says root cause of nozzle extension cracks was a GN2 vent line that impinged on the extension and caused it to flutter. Extension was trimmed and root cause was corrected by installing a diffuser on the vent line.

Speculation: this may be related to the roll control issue on flight 1. SpaceX relocated a GOX vent to avoid it impinging on the roll control actuator and freezing the RP-1 in the hydraulic line. They may have also relocated the GN2 vent. /end speculation
« Last Edit: 12/08/2010 12:20 pm by butters »

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NTV Media Channel is no longer showing video.

My link to the media channel still is. Maybe a separate thread can be started if people are having problems with the feeds - most of us are not.

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SpaceXer: SpaceX is counting down for a 9:06 AM EST launch attempt.

rdale, yes, sorry, I am not having any technical issues. It literally was showing test bars.
« Last Edit: 12/08/2010 12:19 pm by joshcryer »

Offline MP99

The confusion here is that the NASA TV streams work just fine in VLC, but the SpaceX BitGravity streams don't.

http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=22041.msg667882#msg667882

cheers, Martin

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looks good to go

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The confusion here is that the NASA TV streams work just fine in VLC, but the SpaceX BitGravity streams don't.

http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=22041.msg667882#msg667882

cheers, Martin

Thanks for reminding me about that post, which I have now deleted. Those feeds are not for today's launch. They just play F1 flight 5.

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Weather is observed RED for first stage recovery, GREEN for launch.

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SpaceX flash webcast is starting:

http://www.spacex.com/webcast.php

Offline joshcryer

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This coverage is a lot better than last time.

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