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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #2580 on: 06/12/2018 02:21 pm »
Wait, it has grid fins?
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Leave them deployed when you park to keep people from giving you door dings.
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #2581 on: 06/20/2018 01:04 am »
How is this on topic?

/me stamps foot...
 (only a week late)
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #2582 on: 06/20/2018 06:35 am »
[Space News] Arabsat Falcon Heavy mission slated for December-January timeframe
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The Riyadh, Saudi Arabia-based satellite operator told SpaceNews by email that the launch window for Arabsat 6A is between December and January.

translation artifact I guess... not a lot of time "between December and January" ... (exactly zero seconds most years, although once in a while we get a leap second)
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #2583 on: 06/20/2018 11:28 am »
translation artifact I guess... not a lot of time "between December and January" ... (exactly zero seconds most years, although once in a while we get a leap second)
That's what you call an instantaneous launch window.

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #2584 on: 06/20/2018 04:24 pm »
How is this on topic?

/me stamps foot...
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We were speculating about the announced Tesla Roadster “SpaceX Package“ contents ... so it seems fair game and on topic (for the party thread).
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #2585 on: 06/21/2018 03:23 pm »
Cross-post from the Exomars 2020 thread!:
Rover test: What's it like to ride a rocket to Mars?

If the rocket is called Proton, the answer to the question is: quite scary.
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #2586 on: 06/28/2018 04:05 am »
I will likely be asleep for the forthcoming occasion and it will be the first time I've missed a Falcon launch. To bar against the possibility that my absence could lead to bad juju, mojo, spiritual unrest, or sundry taboo RUD unpleasantness, I've asked another great American to stand in my stead for the event.

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #2587 on: 06/28/2018 04:07 pm »
That great American, Canadian born Donald Sutherland.

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #2588 on: 06/28/2018 04:18 pm »
That great American, Canadian born Donald Sutherland.

And I'm off to Canada tomorrow and will being driving through Shirley Douglas' home town.

Hopefully when I wake up tomorrow there will a fresh SpaceX launch to watch on YouTube.
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #2589 on: 06/28/2018 07:03 pm »
That great American, Canadian born Donald Sutherland.

Yes, but like so many Canadians he's playing a great American. Right Captain?
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #2590 on: 06/28/2018 07:50 pm »
I just had this weird vision of the McKenzie brothers doing a parody of a Star Trek episode. 

Hey eh..... There is like a Tribble in this beer bottle.

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #2591 on: 06/29/2018 10:00 am »
Well the little master alarm clock in my brain woke me up a few minutes before launch and told me to watch. Glad it did. Once again it was all so beautiful. Time to get up for work in thirty minutes anyway.  8)
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #2592 on: 06/29/2018 10:03 am »
Can’t help but say “ menonmenal... dee deeee.. dee dee dee”
Every time someone says “nominal” on the broadcast.
Too much Sesame Street with the kids as they grew up.
Oh... congrats to SpaceX on the successful launch and retirement of the last block 4 1st stage (edit: remaining to be used for orbital flight)
Block 5 forever... until one BFR rules them all.
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #2593 on: 06/29/2018 10:21 am »
Congrats SpaceX on a successful launch. Gotta love night/early morning launches.

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #2594 on: 06/29/2018 02:11 pm »
Congrats to SpaceX and NASA on the successful launch of SpX-15 to the ISS.

Sorry I'm late in my congrats because I slept through everything.
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Because the Falcon Heavy Test Flight was successful, it has inspired thousands of people to consider changing the future of space travel.

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #2595 on: 06/29/2018 02:25 pm »
Congrats SpaceX on another beautiful success.

Reused booster and spacecraft, sweet.

I hope we hear something about the US long duration test.

Now, onto the Block 5's!
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #2596 on: 06/29/2018 02:55 pm »
Congrats to all and continued mission success... Your new "rare" Falcon 9 fish habitat has arrived to the ocean floor courtesy of SpaceX! ;)
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #2597 on: 06/30/2018 04:47 am »
Congrats to all and continued mission success... Your new "rare" Falcon 9 fish habitat has arrived to the ocean floor courtesy of SpaceX! ;)

We've got the best coral reefs in a block four radius.

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #2598 on: 06/30/2018 03:48 pm »
Zucchini9, ready for lunch..

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #2599 on: 07/01/2018 01:00 pm »
My plans for world domination foundered because the team floundered around trying to decide if the orbiting mind control lasers should be red, green, or blue, and that caused so much lack of progress, and bitter arguing, that all the backers withdrew their funds.

That wouldn't be the first project to wallow over bikeshedding ;) I assume you have a plan B ?

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