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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #340 on: 04/28/2017 06:10 PM »

"Inside the box: exactly 1,969 pieces - a clever nod to the year of the first moon landing, by the crew of Apollo 11, in July 1969."

Maybe more that a day!
And nine months later, there I am :)

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #341 on: 04/29/2017 03:27 AM »
Harrumph!  Time to get on topic.  (if there is such a thing in the party thread!)  :P
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #342 on: 04/29/2017 05:47 AM »
Would they be using it for polar sub comms?

That seems like reasonable speculation. High dwell time over the poles could aid with that, among other things.

But general sigint over the poles is at least as compelling of a purpose.

The two implements on the patch seem significant. In the foreground is the spyglass, meaning "we're watching you." In the background is the gun, not drawing a bead, but ready if needed. Both messages meant for our friend, Boris the polar Bear, as he sniffs around the arctic?

Clearly, the satellite will be spying on Louisiana, otherwise why depict Lewis and Clark rather than Peary, Ross, Amundsen, or similar if the mission was to linger on the poles. No, definitely spying on Louisiana and maybe the western Midwest.

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #343 on: 04/29/2017 05:58 AM »
I'm buying 2

... That's certainly a good start...
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #344 on: 04/30/2017 03:22 AM »
Waiting at the Hampton Inn in Melbourne... pretty sure I'm not sleeping tonight... first in person launch since CRS7....

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #345 on: 04/30/2017 05:54 AM »
The party for this launch seems to be as secretive as our bird tonight!

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #346 on: 04/30/2017 07:25 AM »
Shhhhh!

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #347 on: 04/30/2017 09:16 AM »
My eyes still keep looking for wings poking out the side of the LC.
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #348 on: 04/30/2017 10:17 AM »
Greetings from Jetty Park... bit breezy this morning..

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #349 on: 04/30/2017 10:29 AM »
Damn clouds.

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #350 on: 04/30/2017 10:49 AM »
A little predawn music.

Edit:   Ooops, too early for exclamation marks!   ::)
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #351 on: 04/30/2017 11:03 AM »
Where are you seeing the spaceX page? For me spacex.com is offering a replay of the last launch - where it would usually have the webcast link.

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #352 on: 04/30/2017 11:05 AM »
Someone looks a bit tired this morning  ;D

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #353 on: 04/30/2017 11:07 AM »
Guy is struggling. Skeleton crew this morning it seems.
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #354 on: 04/30/2017 11:15 AM »
Sensor malfunction.....

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #355 on: 04/30/2017 11:18 AM »
I sensor a disturbance in the launch force...

What's the toto sensor?

I'm not really sure but (regardless of wherever it was made...) I think it's not in Kansas any more...

Slightly off topic...

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« Last Edit: 04/30/2017 11:37 AM by Lar »
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"We're a little bit like the dog who caught the bus" - Musk after CRS-8 S1 successfully landed on ASDS OCISLY

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #356 on: 04/30/2017 11:19 AM »
Sensor malfunction.....
even the hardware was having trouble waking up this morning

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #357 on: 04/30/2017 11:21 AM »
Well that'll show em for making everyone wake up so damn early.
« Last Edit: 04/30/2017 11:25 AM by yokem55 »

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #358 on: 04/30/2017 11:37 AM »
I sensor a disturbance in the launch force...

What's the toto sensor?

I'm not really sure but (regardless of wherever it was made...) I think it's not in Kansas any more...

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #359 on: 04/30/2017 12:08 PM »
Good thing they didn't launch today.  I was so groggy when I got up, I forgot to put on my lucky SpaceX t-shirt.
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