Author Topic: LIVE: Falcon 9 Flight 1 Maiden Flight - June 4, 2010  (Read 338347 times)

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Live update thread for SpaceX's Falcon 9 Flight 1.

Article:
LIVE: SpaceX ready to attempt maiden launch of Falcon 9 - by William Graham :
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2010/06/live-spacex-attempt1-maiden-launch-falcon-9/


Previous SpaceX articles:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=21862.0


L2 Resources:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?action=tags&tags=SpaceX


Webcast will appear here:
http://www.spacex.com/webcast.php

General chatter (non updates) here:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?board=45.0

PLEASE NOTE THIS IS AN UPDATE THREAD. Posts need to be relevant to today's countdown and launch attempt, and it is our coverage. Posts that are not OUR updates will be deleted.

Chris G and Larry are at the launch site media area.

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Re: LIVE: Falcon 9 Flight 1 Maiden Flight - June 4, 2010
« Reply #1 on: 06/04/2010 01:07 PM »
Any details on the weather outlook?

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Re: LIVE: Falcon 9 Flight 1 Maiden Flight - June 4, 2010
« Reply #2 on: 06/04/2010 01:09 PM »
Any details on the weather outlook?

Air Force weather has 60 percent GO.
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Re: LIVE: Falcon 9 Flight 1 Maiden Flight - June 4, 2010
« Reply #3 on: 06/04/2010 01:14 PM »
This stage of the count calls for preparations to begin fueling.

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Re: LIVE: Falcon 9 Flight 1 Maiden Flight - June 4, 2010
« Reply #4 on: 06/04/2010 01:20 PM »
"Every vision is a joke until the first man accomplishes it; once realized, it becomes commonplace." - Robert Goddard

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Re: LIVE: Falcon 9 Flight 1 Maiden Flight - June 4, 2010
« Reply #5 on: 06/04/2010 01:23 PM »
« Last Edit: 06/04/2010 01:24 PM by Ronsmytheiii »
"Every vision is a joke until the first man accomplishes it; once realized, it becomes commonplace." - Robert Goddard

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New T-0 11:20 EDT
Range is red for clouds and showers

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Re: LIVE: Falcon 9 Flight 1 Maiden Flight - June 4, 2010
« Reply #7 on: 06/04/2010 01:32 PM »
This page
http://www.spacex.com/webcast.php

will host the live webcast of first test flight of Falcon 9. The launch window for the first Falcon 9 test launch attempt is now scheduled for:
      Friday 4 June 2010
      Launch Window Opens: 11:00 AM Eastern / 8:00 AM Pacific / 1500 UTC
      Launch window lasts 4 hours.

SpaceX will provide a live webcast of the launch events, presently scheduled to begin 20 minutes prior to the opening of the launch window.

      Webcast Start: 10:40 AM Eastern / 7:40 AM Pacific / 1440 UTC

SpaceX has also reserved a second launch day on Saturday 5 June, with the same hours.

Dates and times are subject to change, so check here where we will post any updates to this schedule.

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This stage of the count calls for preparations to begin fueling.

Welcome!

cheers, Martin

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Re: LIVE: Falcon 9 Flight 1 Maiden Flight - June 4, 2010
« Reply #9 on: 06/04/2010 01:40 PM »
t minus 100 minutes and counting
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Re: LIVE: Falcon 9 Flight 1 Maiden Flight - June 4, 2010
« Reply #10 on: 06/04/2010 01:46 PM »
The pad is clear for fueling, no confirmed start of fueling at this time. Watching weather

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Re: LIVE: Falcon 9 Flight 1 Maiden Flight - June 4, 2010
« Reply #11 on: 06/04/2010 01:49 PM »
Does anyone have a URL that will bring the SpaceX webcast into a player like VLC?

So we can help post images easier.
« Last Edit: 06/04/2010 01:49 PM by SpacexULA »
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Re: LIVE: Falcon 9 Flight 1 Maiden Flight - June 4, 2010
« Reply #12 on: 06/04/2010 01:49 PM »
There is only a flash stream.

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Update: Cumulus cloud rule remains red.
Still on 11:20am T-0.

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Re: LIVE: Falcon 9 Flight 1 Maiden Flight - June 4, 2010
« Reply #14 on: 06/04/2010 01:57 PM »
Does anyone have a URL that will bring the SpaceX webcast into a player like VLC?

So we can help post images easier.

Try looking in the source for the webcast page. Specifically these two URLs:
http://bglive-a.bitgravity.com/spacex/highquality/native
http://bglive-a.bitgravity.com/spacex/testing/native
You might have to wait until the webcast goes live before they work properly (I get a video/x-flv stream on both).

There is only a flash stream.

Good thing VLC will play those  ;D

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Re: LIVE: Falcon 9 Flight 1 Maiden Flight - June 4, 2010
« Reply #15 on: 06/04/2010 01:59 PM »

METAR at SLC says solid overcast ot 20,000 ft. Satellie pics show clouds over all of central FL

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Re: LIVE: Falcon 9 Flight 1 Maiden Flight - June 4, 2010
« Reply #16 on: 06/04/2010 02:01 PM »
Press Kit for those interested:

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Re: LIVE: Falcon 9 Flight 1 Maiden Flight - June 4, 2010
« Reply #17 on: 06/04/2010 02:02 PM »
With the present weather concerns does someone have the weather flight rules for Falcon 9?

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Re: LIVE: Falcon 9 Flight 1 Maiden Flight - June 4, 2010
« Reply #18 on: 06/04/2010 02:09 PM »
From Press Kit:

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Re: LIVE: Falcon 9 Flight 1 Maiden Flight - June 4, 2010
« Reply #19 on: 06/04/2010 02:10 PM »
t minus 80 minutes and counting
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