Author Topic: ASDS Naming Discussion Thread  (Read 45089 times)

Offline Chris Bergin

ASDS Naming Discussion Thread
« on: 01/25/2015 12:21 AM »
A thread to stop the other ASDS threads being turned into "How about they call it something I've just thought up because Elon's going to see it here and think "SWEEEEET NAME DUDE!" ;)

Yes, Elon (and others at the top) read this site and the forum. No, they are not F5 mashing the SpaceX threads to see what everyone has to say! ;D

Anyway, go nuts.....

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Re: ASDS Naming Discussion Thread
« Reply #1 on: 01/25/2015 12:45 AM »
I just hope the Culture precedent holds with SpaceX's reusable launch vehicles.  ;D

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Re: ASDS Naming Discussion Thread
« Reply #2 on: 01/25/2015 01:13 AM »
If booster recovery becomes routine, maybe they will start naming them?
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Re: ASDS Naming Discussion Thread
« Reply #3 on: 01/25/2015 01:23 AM »
Trampolines Are For Sissies (alternatively "For Amateurs")
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Re: ASDS Naming Discussion Thread
« Reply #4 on: 01/25/2015 01:33 AM »
It would be interesting if there were different themes for naming boosters and dragons.  Give the Dragons a "dragon" theme, perhaps, and the boosters a bird raptor theme?


So maybe we'll see "Chrysophylax Dives" sitting on top of the Kārearea.
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Re: ASDS Naming Discussion Thread
« Reply #5 on: 01/25/2015 01:36 AM »
In keeping with the existing naming memes expressed by Elon and SpaceX

Places the Millenium Falcon has been known to land
1) Mos Eisley
2) Bespin
3) Yavin

Arthurian Legend
4) Excaliber
5) Arthur Pendragon
6) Camelot

Dragon related
7) Aerie
8) Benden Weyr
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Re: ASDS Naming Discussion Thread
« Reply #6 on: 01/25/2015 01:41 AM »
How many more barges might we expect to see?  I'm thinking one more at the most, for Boca Chica.
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Re: ASDS Naming Discussion Thread
« Reply #7 on: 01/25/2015 03:55 AM »
Hate to ask this in a party thread, but can they actually renaming the barge, I mean officially? I thought they're leasing it, and it already has a name.

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Re: ASDS Naming Discussion Thread
« Reply #8 on: 01/25/2015 04:26 AM »
About a month ago, I had a dream that I was in an airliner flying out of San Diego and I saw below me the west coast SpaceX barge.  I was SO excited to have a scoop for this forum, that I pulled out my phone and tried to take a picture, but the phone did everything but work right and we flew away.  Considering my predictive skills, I think we can safely assume that "Of Course I Still Love You" is being built anywhere BUT San Diego!

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Re: ASDS Naming Discussion Thread
« Reply #9 on: 01/25/2015 06:54 AM »
Poor forum mods, caught between the Rock of people coming up with silly ship names and the hard place of elon musk having done it first!
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Re: ASDS Naming Discussion Thread
« Reply #10 on: 01/25/2015 12:31 PM »
 A simple and descriptive yet elegant name for the barge would be bob.    :D    If Elon wanted to credit me with coming up with it they could call it the Bobr.  ;D

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Re: ASDS Naming Discussion Thread
« Reply #11 on: 01/25/2015 01:07 PM »
I'm hoping that once crewed dragon comes online, they assign individual names to each capsule.

Assuming there is a 3rd ASDS; Jump Zero

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Re: ASDS Naming Discussion Thread
« Reply #12 on: 01/25/2015 01:19 PM »
The name "Poke It With A Stick" spring to mind.  :)

(General Contact Unit from Look to Windward - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_spacecraft_in_the_Culture_series#Look_to_Windward)
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Re: ASDS Naming Discussion Thread
« Reply #13 on: 01/25/2015 01:30 PM »
As flat as a Pancake landing.

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Re: ASDS Naming Discussion Thread
« Reply #14 on: 01/25/2015 01:52 PM »
Okay, so as a result of the discussion here, I'm reading my first Culture book - I'd missed that series, somehow. 

But I'm surprised that the Culture, which incorporates high level AI minds, would be used as the template for ships Elon (who has voiced deep skepticism of the wisdom of unleashing high level AI minds) has named.

Maybe I'll understand better after a day of reading while son is snowboarding ...

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Re: ASDS Naming Discussion Thread
« Reply #15 on: 01/25/2015 04:58 PM »
In the original thread was this comment:

Quote from: OxCartMark on Today at 09:28 AM "So where would be a likely port location for ~Love?"

That question gave me a bit of deja vu... I am tempted to consider using the trite nickname "Love Boat" but understand full well the potential misdirection of the nickname "Lovecraft."  :-\
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Re: ASDS Naming Discussion Thread
« Reply #16 on: 01/25/2015 06:42 PM »
@elonmusk

'Repairs almost done on the spaceport drone ship and have given it the name "Just Read the Instructions"'

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Whatever.... still 2 weeks to wait   :(

Dang, hat tip for one of my two favorite authors (other being Peter F. Hamilton).  Sad we won't see any more Culture novels.  Now, if Elon gets to Mars and there is a wormhole from California already there then I'll know the Sci Fi crowd is working with him.

As for mention of the west coast ship and any possible differences, I believe you'll see both ships evolve over time.  Just look at SLC-40, there have been plenty of upgrades there since the first F9 flew and I bet you'll see both drone ships change as well as new capabilities are added.  Probably more on the electronics side but also possible on the mechanical.

Imagine adding a snare tie down system like the robot arm latches, three wires pulled in from different angles to secure the rocket body.  Obviously not there now but if they loose any rockets over the side after a successful landing they may look at remote systems for securing it.
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Re: ASDS Naming Discussion Thread
« Reply #17 on: 01/25/2015 07:16 PM »
Okay, so as a result of the discussion here, I'm reading my first Culture book - I'd missed that series, somehow. 

But I'm surprised that the Culture, which incorporates high level AI minds, would be used as the template for ships Elon (who has voiced deep skepticism of the wisdom of unleashing high level AI minds) has named.

Maybe I'll understand better after a day of reading while son is snowboarding ...

Quite probably because they are just really fun names.
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Re: ASDS Naming Discussion Thread
« Reply #18 on: 01/25/2015 07:24 PM »
Hey Elon, if you're going to name the ASDS' ship's cat, consider "Flea-bus."

I sometimes call my dog that.

But nobody should infer that I therefore use it as my forum password. Really.

(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Consider_Phlebas :-) )

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Re: ASDS Naming Discussion Thread
« Reply #19 on: 01/25/2015 08:04 PM »
Okay, so as a result of the discussion here, I'm reading my first Culture book


Same!  ;D
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