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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #1260 on: 11/16/2017 11:29 PM »
I think they blew up block 5 fairing on the stand in McGregor. Just wait for tomorrow's Washington Post.

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #1261 on: 11/17/2017 08:45 AM »
I think they blew up block 5 fairing on the stand in McGregor. Just wait for tomorrow's Washington Post.

I pre-emptively call fake news on that. Wouldn't that require adding explosives to it...?  :P

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #1262 on: 11/17/2017 01:23 PM »
We need to speculate about the payload because...
Well it’s a party thread tradition (I am making up right now)
How about Zumba being the Crossbow project from real genius ( unmanned of course)

I thought that was X-37B?

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #1263 on: 11/17/2017 02:42 PM »
I think they blew up block 5 fairing on the stand in McGregor. Just wait for tomorrow's Washington Post.

I pre-emptively call fake news on that. Wouldn't that require adding explosives to it...?  :P

Now, now.  He didn't say they *exploded* a fairing.  He said they *blew up* a fairing.  Obviously, blowing up a fairing, as shown by the model photo linked earlier in this thread, and having that result in a standdown can only be the result of one of two things: burning or unpopped kernels

Burning would seem to be more strictly procedural, so I'm going to assume they're studying the unpopped kernels to determine whether it was procedural (too short a firing) or a physical flaw (kernel moisture content out of spec).  If it's the latter, there's likely to be some amount of delay while they characterize the moisture content and, if necessary, swap things out.

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #1264 on: 11/17/2017 08:35 PM »
I think they blew up block 5 fairing on the stand in McGregor. Just wait for tomorrow's Washington Post.

I pre-emptively call fake news on that. Wouldn't that require adding explosives to it...?  :P

Now, now.  He didn't say they *exploded* a fairing.  He said they *blew up* a fairing.  Obviously, blowing up a fairing, as shown by the model photo linked earlier in this thread, and having that result in a standdown can only be the result of one of two things: burning or unpopped kernels

Burning would seem to be more strictly procedural, so I'm going to assume they're studying the unpopped kernels to determine whether it was procedural (too short a firing) or a physical flaw (kernel moisture content out of spec).  If it's the latter, there's likely to be some amount of delay while they characterize the moisture content and, if necessary, swap things out.

Did somebody imply something about popcorn...

The real genius implications are irresistible...
 like popcorn!
Colonize Mars!

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #1265 on: 11/17/2017 10:33 PM »
The Zuma launch is using a new proprietary fairing material to maximize payload theories.

I introduce to you the new TFH payload fairing.
That’s a fairing derivative of the Skylab hats from the 70's. There must be some worry that the payload will negatively interact with the decaying orbit of the Chinese station. It all makes sense now.
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #1266 on: 11/18/2017 08:09 PM »
I think the while fairing issue for Zuma is a misdirection. The put out the delay story, then went ahead and launched last Thursday. 

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #1267 on: 11/18/2017 09:41 PM »
Most useless achievement of the day: My like of something got the thread to exactly 1000 likes. Is that awesome or what?

And I would add 500 likes, and I would add 500 more!

A little Möbius müsic for your endless pleasure!  ;)

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #1268 on: 11/19/2017 12:51 AM »
I think the while fairing issue for Zuma is a misdirection. The put out the delay story, then went ahead and launched last Thursday. 
And nobody noticed. Because.. um... because reasons.
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #1269 on: 11/19/2017 01:37 AM »
I think the while fairing issue for Zuma is a misdirection. The put out the delay story, then went ahead and launched last Thursday. 
And nobody noticed. Because.. um... because reasons.

So you're saying the launch is one big smoke screen

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #1270 on: 11/19/2017 02:06 AM »
I think the while fairing issue for Zuma is a misdirection. The put out the delay story, then went ahead and launched last Thursday. 
And nobody noticed. Because.. um... because reasons.

So you're saying the launch is one big smoke screen

Of course it is!  Have you ever seen how much smoke one of them things makes?  :D
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #1271 on: 11/19/2017 02:57 AM »
The flat Earthers are stepping up their onslaught - now they are saying that satellites themselves are a myth. The irony is; they are using broadband internet technology that is increasingly relying on satellites to send their data. Old undersea phone cables still getting lots of use, but that will change soon.
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #1272 on: 11/19/2017 05:52 AM »
Do the flat earthers ever have a convention?  I would love to go to one.  Just give me a list of questions please.

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #1273 on: 11/19/2017 06:07 AM »
1) If the earth is flat, how come cats haven't pushed everything off the edge yet?

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #1274 on: 11/19/2017 06:17 AM »
The only thing they have to fear is Sphere itself... BOOM!! (mike drop)
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #1275 on: 11/19/2017 04:44 PM »
Do the flat earthers ever have a convention?  I would love to go to one.  Just give me a list of questions please.

Yup, but you just missed it.  http://fe2017.com/

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #1276 on: 11/19/2017 04:51 PM »
That must've been a World Totally Flat event!

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #1277 on: 11/19/2017 04:57 PM »
Yeah, people came from around the globe to attend it.

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #1278 on: 11/19/2017 07:41 PM »
I think the while fairing issue for Zuma is a misdirection. The put out the delay story, then went ahead and launched last Thursday. 
And nobody noticed. Because.. um... because reasons.

As Nacnud said in the post after yours, it's all a big smoke screen (And every launch has a lot of smoke!).

They could have easily disguised the rocket. For example, they could have painted "Not a rocket" on it, so that anyone seeing it go up (such as the tourists at KSC)  would have thought it something else - a bird, a brick, a Vogon construction ship, whatever.

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #1279 on: 11/19/2017 08:14 PM »
I think the while fairing issue for Zuma is a misdirection. The put out the delay story, then went ahead and launched last Thursday. 
And nobody noticed. Because.. um... because reasons.

As Nacnud said in the post after yours, it's all a big smoke screen (And every launch has a lot of smoke!).

They could have easily disguised the rocket. For example, they could have painted "Not a rocket" on it, so that anyone seeing it go up (such as the tourists at KSC)  would have thought it something else - a bird, a brick, a Vogon construction ship, whatever.
That or deep in Musk's Volcano Lair, he's succeeded in inventing a means to project an SEP field to hide the launch.

Perhaps we can come up with a 100 page thread in the New Physics forum to discuss this incredible development!
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