Author Topic: SpaceX Falcon 9 - Iridium NEXT Flight 1 DISCUSSION (Jan. 14 2017)  (Read 339349 times)

Offline old_sellsword

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Will S2 conduct another engine firing to deorbit itself or will it keep going until its orbit decays on its own?

It will do a deobrit burn and splashdown in the southern Pacific, very near Antartica.

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Just out of interest, where are the ground stations during this orbit? I'm guessing that they're out of range of Madagascar right now.
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Just out of interest, where are the ground stations during this orbit? I'm guessing that they're out of range of Madagascar right now.

Not super surprised that the somalia/middle east coverage is spotty.

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Anyone hear if the SECO-1 orbital parameters were announced? ~166x628km?
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Is ZachS09 high ? He's calling out things that even People at misson control do not seem to know, in the updates ...

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Is ZachS09 high ? He's calling out things that even People at misson control do not seem to know, in the updates ...

He's guessing based on the timeline given. They're not real updates so I don't think they belong in the updates thread.

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Is ZachS09 high ? He's calling out things that even People at misson control do not seem to know, in the updates ...
He likes to see himself post.

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Is ZachS09 high ? He's calling out things that even People at misson control do not seem to know, in the updates ...

He's guessing based on the timeline given. They're not real updates so I don't think they belong in the updates thread.

Seems like Chris is in the process of correcting said posts to make correct use of hypothetical formulations. Much better !
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Should never use such terms as "confirmed" when posting completely unconfirmed guesses based on pre-launch timeline.

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He's a super-enthusiastic college kid. Give him a break.

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does anyone have any clue about what kind of debris can be seen at T+5.35 (the landing sequence) on the left side of the screen? it looks like a solid piece flying away from the stage, it stays there for quite sometime going of its own downground and rotating on itself...

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He's a super-enthusiastic college kid. Give him a break.

Nah, he needs to be broken, like the rest of us old cynics.
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He's a super-enthusiastic college kid. Give him a break.

It's not a problem of being enthousiastic. What we're calling him out on is making people believe that things have been confirmed to have happened when they actually haven't been confirmed.
It's bordeline an ethics question. People rely on us for actual information.
He should provide only information he actually has ! Otherwise he's missleading people !

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Is ZachS09 high ? He's calling out things that even People at misson control do not seem to know, in the updates ...

You're out of your mind. I do not do drugs or drink.
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Jesus. A bit of proportion. It's happened before, it's a moderated forum, it's been fixed...

He's just a poster, so it's not an ethical problem any more than  any other industry insider that posts opinions as facts.

People are allowed to talk, and Chris B has to walk the line of keeping the site reputable.

In discussion threads, things usually self-moderate.  In update threads, the mods fix it.

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Is ZachS09 high ? He's calling out things that even People at misson control do not seem to know, in the updates ...
You're out of your mind. I do not do drugs or drink.

That's good to hear ! Please make proper use of conditionnals next time and all will be great !
You got me really confused for a moment as I couldn't say where you got your infos ...

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does anyone have any clue about what kind of debris can be seen at T+5.35 (the landing sequence) on the left side of the screen? it looks like a solid piece flying away from the stage, it stays there for quite sometime going of its own downground and rotating on itself...

fairing?

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obviously have been working on de-fogging the decent camera, clear picture all the way down.

Well this stage likely had a less rigorous decent regime than the GTO birds.

I believe all previous decent camera videos covered all types of decent regimes.

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