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Offline Cherokee43v6

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #1240 on: 11/15/2017 05:17 PM »
The Zuma launch is using a new proprietary fairing material to maximize payload theories.

I introduce to you the new TFH payload fairing.

So what now? Are we supposed to speculate what that 'fairing' is covering? ;)

Hmmm...

I know!  On-orbit pizza by the slice!
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #1241 on: 11/15/2017 05:30 PM »
The Zuma launch is using a new proprietary fairing material to maximize payload theories.

I introduce to you the new TFH payload fairing.

So what now? Are we supposed to speculate what that 'fairing' is covering? ;)

Hmmm...

I know!  On-orbit pizza by the slice!
Given that it is a spy satellite, the good stuff is likely to be hidden inside.
So I suggest that it would be a calzone.
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #1242 on: 11/15/2017 07:37 PM »
...and now...leaked photo of ZUMA with the new fairing.
http://nutsandboldts.typepad.com/.a/6a0105369fb458970c0128764f4a40970c-320wi

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #1243 on: 11/15/2017 08:30 PM »
The Zuma launch is a decoy.  The real payload is being delivered by Jason Statham catching a bus.

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #1244 on: 11/16/2017 12:13 AM »
...and now...leaked photo of ZUMA with the new fairing.
http://nutsandboldts.typepad.com/.a/6a0105369fb458970c0128764f4a40970c-320wi

That's what it will look like after experiencing the heating during launch.  Before that point it's much flatter.
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #1245 on: 11/16/2017 12:22 AM »
The Zuma launch is using a new proprietary fairing material to maximize payload theories.

I introduce to you the new TFH payload fairing.

So what now? Are we supposed to speculate what that 'fairing' is covering? ;)

Hmmm...

I know!  On-orbit pizza by the slice!

Zuma.... Sounds like Zoomie.

Zoomie.... slang for pilot.

Zuma is Classified.
Chemtrails are Classified.

Therefore, the Zuma payload is an orbital Chemtrail dispenser. It's obvious, once you think about it.




« Last Edit: 11/16/2017 12:22 AM by JAFO »
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #1246 on: 11/16/2017 02:35 AM »

C'mon, everybody knows Zuma is really a Lunar Module from Grumman's basement.

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #1247 on: 11/16/2017 03:02 AM »
I think to decode the meaning of Zuma you have to think backwards.. it's a big joke. Elon is playing with us all for his own AMUZ-ment.
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #1248 on: 11/16/2017 05:33 AM »
Naaaa... It refers to the leader of the aztecs, MonteZUMA... Especially the Version portrayed in Civ 4..

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #1249 on: 11/16/2017 08:43 AM »
Well this is interesting.

If you dont click on the link, a launch within the first 15-20 minutes of the window may put it next to USA 276 (aka NROL 76).

The author also emphasizes that this may just be pure coincidence. It will be interesting to see when this bird launches.

What happens if we do click on the link?  How does whether we click on it or not have any impact on where the payload end up?  I have to put up with "Like this to 10,000 times to save my dog from cancer" enough of f*book, let's not start with that spam here too.
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #1250 on: 11/16/2017 01:42 PM »
...let's not start with that spam here too.

Did somebody say SPAM?
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #1251 on: 11/16/2017 03:48 PM »
Yup!  No one expects that.

*looks around*

*sneaks away*
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #1252 on: 11/16/2017 05:43 PM »
Interesting - they leave two red working machines (cranes, forklifts or what ever) inside the partially demolished rotating structure during launch.

These were there for the precious launch, as well.
Yessssss.  My precious rocket.  Stole it from me the hobbit did!

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #1253 on: 11/16/2017 05:46 PM »
I love how this crowd pounces on typos. ANY typos, regardless.

You're all awesome.
« Last Edit: 11/16/2017 05:47 PM by Lar »
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #1254 on: 11/16/2017 06:10 PM »


Yup!  No one expects that.

*looks around*

*sneaks away*

Did someone mention the Spanish inquisition?

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #1255 on: 11/16/2017 08:34 PM »
Well that was unexpected.

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #1256 on: 11/16/2017 09:21 PM »
Clearly the launch tonight was delayed so as to not conflict with the much anticipated first of two meetings between the World Champion Golden State Warriors and the Celtics tonight at 8pm eastern.   8)

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #1257 on: 11/16/2017 10:18 PM »

Jim just said itís not a military launch, I canít think who else government wise other than NASA would be launching satellites.
NSA. CIA.  NRO.

Missile Defence Agency?

We need to speculate about the payload because...
Well itís a party thread tradition (I am making up right now)
How about ZUMA being the Crossbow project from real genius ( unmanned of course)
« Last Edit: 11/17/2017 08:30 PM by CraigLieb »
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #1258 on: 11/16/2017 10:56 PM »
I love how this crowd pounces on typos. ANY typos, regardless.

You're all awesome.

Wow, I had to read that comment a few times to catch what you did there.  Very subtle.
« Last Edit: 11/16/2017 10:58 PM by deruch »
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #1259 on: 11/16/2017 11:00 PM »
Interesting - they leave two red working machines (cranes, forklifts or what ever) inside the partially demolished rotating structure during launch.

These were there for the precious launch, as well.
Yessssss.  My precious rocket.  Stole it from me the hobbit did!

So that's the fairing issue? Gollum got encapsulated with the payload?

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