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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #400 on: 05/01/2017 04:26 PM »
I'm just glad that I got to watch the webcast while taking my morning shower, it was a one way broadcast, correct?

"Of course" ... ;D
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #401 on: 05/01/2017 05:30 PM »
Gentlemen, I fear I must accept responsibility for this delay. About a minute before launch it occurred to me that I had not made my usual comment in this thread and every time I failed to do so we have a scrub/abort/failure. A few seconds later...HOLD! I was trying to be logical about it and prove that my posting here had no bearing but obviously the gremlins out there are monitoring my thoughts when the tinfoil hat is on the rack. Have Elon send me a bill for the spoiled fuel. I'll try to be on my game before the next attempt.

That's better.  8)
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #402 on: 05/01/2017 06:32 PM »
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LOL, but they could have used their famous split screen!

They did.  They were just scaled for viewer interest.  You can see the 2nd stage on pixel 1597, 977

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #403 on: 05/02/2017 12:45 AM »
I was really impressed at the close-ups we got on the returning booster stage - has anything like that ever been shown before? This has to be the closest view I've ever seen of the F9R booster in action. It started with seeing the booster separate after MECO1, and then we got to see its ACS squirting thrust to reorient the stage, then we saw the boostback burn. Finally when it was descending, we got to see the braking thrust burn -- all from the viewpoint from the ground! Amazing.

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #404 on: 05/02/2017 02:19 AM »
He got the rocket at 12m AGAIN ?!? that must be a conspiracy of some sort ;)


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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #405 on: 05/02/2017 02:56 AM »
I'm just glad that I got to watch the webcast while taking my morning shower, it was a one way broadcast, correct?

"Of course" ... ;D

NO! This was an NRO launch. The broadcast was only 1 way until fairing separation.

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #406 on: 05/02/2017 02:58 AM »
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LOL, but they could have used their famous split screen!

They did.  They were just scaled for viewer interest.  You can see the 2nd stage on pixel 1597, 977

That's most interesting.  I used a microscope to check pixel 1597, 977 and found that the 2nd stage had somehow changed from white to red green and blue. No kidding. I'm not making this up.
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #407 on: 05/02/2017 04:15 AM »
I'm just glad that I got to watch the webcast while taking my morning shower, it was a one way broadcast, correct?

"Of course" ... ;D

NO! This was an NRO launch. The broadcast was only 1 way until fairing separation.

Ahhh, you *do* understand!  Good, good.  BTW, kevin-rf -- you missed a spot just below your left shoulder blade.  Don't feel bad about it, that's a rough spot to reach (I have trouble getting to it, too) ... ;)

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #408 on: 05/02/2017 04:48 AM »
Ahhh, you *do* understand!  Good, good.  BTW, kevin-rf -- you missed a spot just below your left shoulder blade.  Don't feel bad about it, that's a rough spot to reach (I have trouble getting to it, too) ... ;)

You have trouble getting to kevin-rf's shoulder blade... TMI. And no I don't mean Trans Mars Injection.  This ain't that kind of forum, write your slashfic somewhere else.
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #409 on: 05/02/2017 05:14 AM »
Ahhh, you *do* understand!  Good, good.  BTW, kevin-rf -- you missed a spot just below your left shoulder blade.  Don't feel bad about it, that's a rough spot to reach (I have trouble getting to it, too) ... ;)

You have trouble getting to kevin-rf's shoulder blade... TMI. And no I don't mean Trans Mars Injection.  This ain't that kind of forum, write your slashfic somewhere else.

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #410 on: 05/02/2017 06:58 AM »
I was really impressed at the close-ups we got on the returning booster stage - has anything like that ever been shown before?

The promo video they put out after the first RTLS landing had some very similar camera angles but it was night time of course.

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #411 on: 05/02/2017 09:40 AM »
Ahhh, you *do* understand!  Good, good.  BTW, kevin-rf -- you missed a spot just below your left shoulder blade.  Don't feel bad about it, that's a rough spot to reach (I have trouble getting to it, too) ... ;)

You have trouble getting to kevin-rf's shoulder blade... TMI. And no I don't mean Trans Mars Injection.  This ain't that kind of forum, write your slashfic somewhere else.

And yet, somehow he missed warming me about the tick crawling up my neck.... I must say, that camera in the microwave is not very good.
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #412 on: 05/02/2017 07:36 PM »
We should get a contest going to guess when someone will finally spot NROL-76 in orbit.
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #413 on: 05/02/2017 10:13 PM »
They could just use a speedboat with a winch on the back.
Hook on the the para-foil harness and bring it back like a para sailor.

Are we going to start naming fairings yet?

Edit to add: Since apparently no-one noticed, I'll advertise that I did add a name to fairing in the picture...
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #414 on: 05/02/2017 10:54 PM »
Plus, by then they'll need another pad set up for crew for the 12 flights around the moon each year.

So only when there is a full moon? ;D
Why would you want to go on a moon mission when it's only a crescent or worse a new moon when it's not even there!

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #415 on: 05/03/2017 07:11 AM »
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Are we going to start naming fairings yet?

We really have to if we are serious about becoming a sea fairing country.

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #416 on: 05/03/2017 09:10 AM »
They could just use a speedboat with a winch on the back.
Hook on the the para-foil harness and bring it back like a para sailor.

Are we going to start naming fairings yet?
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #417 on: 05/03/2017 12:35 PM »
They could just use a speedboat with a winch on the back.
Hook on the the para-foil harness and bring it back like a para sailor.

Are we going to start naming fairings yet?

Because of the shape, give them names of boats from popular culture (or just the shows' names if the name of the vessel is not known). The more comedic the better. For example Pea Green A and B referring to The Owl and the Pussycat.
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #418 on: 05/03/2017 12:53 PM »
Seriously, I think we may want to track them, although naming is a bit of a boatload of poppycock. :)
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #419 on: 05/03/2017 01:35 PM »
Are we going to start naming fairings yet?

Because of the shape, give them names of boats from popular culture (or just the shows' names if the name of the vessel is not known). The more comedic the better. For example Pea Green A and B referring to The Owl and the Pussycat.

Hmm... what famous boats and ships can I recall?  Let's see... Minnow, Poseidon, Edmund Fitzgerald, Titanic, Lusitania, Andrea Doria, Bismarck,...  Okay, bad list.  Let's try something else.

Oh, I know.  How about ships from Star Trek?  Let's see, there was Essex, Constellation, Excalibur, Enterprise, Antares, Intrepid,... Enterprise?, Valiant,... Enterprise?!?  Oh, phooey.

Anyone have a good list of *surviving* boats and ships?  ;D

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