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Offline Formica

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #780 on: 07/01/2017 04:24 PM »

I don't think the octagrabber should be named after a warship (I'd have to check but I assume Attitude Adjuster was an offensive unit.)

Okay, yeah, Attitude Adjuster was a warship. Involved in a conspiracy to start a war.

Conversely, the octagrabber literally adjusts the attitude of landed stages. It's just too perfect.

I guess I'd settle for Funny, It Worked Last Time, though that doesn't exactly inspire confidence.  ::)
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #781 on: 07/02/2017 07:54 AM »
Did I miss the Intelsat 35e landing bingo? I'm going to chose "AO"

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(yes that's "Atlantic Ocean")
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #782 on: 07/02/2017 09:46 AM »
NSF SpaceX ASDS Landing Bingo returns again! Let's see who actually reads this part of the game postings!

So we've just had doubleheader weekend and while we're all still woozy from our drunken celebratory coast to coast electric boogalooing, SpaceX goes and sneaks out a legless finless booster out on to 39A hoping they'd get off a landingless launch in the middle of the night without anyone noticing. Fat chance! This is NSF we're talking about here! Obsessive stalking and discussion of minute detail is what we do best. Noting is too obscure! Trainspotting anoraks have nothing on us! Let the games begin!

No shotgun start, the game is immediately open!

The game remains exactly as played in prior iterations. Except for the part where the ASDS remains port and the rocket crashes into the ocean in pieces at near supersonic speed. If its not broke don't fix it. :)

 - CRS-8 ( http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=39977.0 )
 - JCSAT-14 ( http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=40219.0 )

Pick your square, one per player. Closest square to the center engine when it comes to a halt gets the prize! Pro tip: I expect it to be somewhere between Bermuda and the Bahamas.

This includes post landing walkabouts or fluttering to the water's surface of lightweight random parts and pieces scattered across the sky from the tumbling breakup.

Definite major prize for fireballs, debris, or damage on deck! Especially since the ASDS will be hundreds of miles uprange!

If it hits the ship, goes kaboom, punctures holes in the deck, falls over in transit, there is no winner. Only a booster standing tall and triumphant as the ASDS sails into the harbor will generate a win! Then a squadron of Raptor powered elephants will launch and circle the globe trumpeting your victory. I guarantee it. Promise.

Water squares are meaningless, if falls in the sea, no winners - no prize. Well scratch that!  Water square gets a win if you pick the correct one.

This thread remains the official record of who chose what square when. For that reason any edited pick post is invalid. Naw, edit away, see if I care. First to claim a square gets it! Given how big the ocean impact hazard area is, there are PLENTY of squares to choose from.

Use Dan's scraper to see which spots have gone: Scraper HAS NOT been repointed to new thread. No sense wasting DanielW's bandwidth for nothing. That stuff does not grow on trees you know.

http://asds.dansdoorway.com/BigOceanLittleRocket

NOTE: There may sometimes be a slight delay of a few minutes at most between scraper updates, so check the last few posts before yours too, just to be sure.  Thanks to DanielW for setting the scraper up, it helps a lot!

Judging is by me, Helodriver picking whomever I damn well please as the winner because there isn't going to be a camera within 100 miles of splashdown. Rocketcams, helicopter or drone shots, and landing coverage will be ignored, but where it sits at the time of its bomb like landing will be final.  Post landing movements by robot will only happen if Optimus Prime (the real one) happens to be flying by on his way to fight Decepticons. :)

Winner gets the remains of the Intelsat35e booster as a suitable prize. Prize is as is - where is, transportation and loading are the sole responsibility of the winner. Winner does not get a year of L2 membership for free. This is not a charity. If a current L2 member, you are awesome, if not, better luck next time! ;)


Good luck SpaceX, Good luck Intelsat35e, and Good luck especially to NSF readers, you're going to need it!
« Last Edit: 07/02/2017 09:50 AM by Helodriver »

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #783 on: 07/02/2017 09:58 AM »
I believe this booster will be expendable 😉
So we can't have a bingo 😳

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #784 on: 07/02/2017 10:09 AM »
Love Bingo! 2853'2" N 7827'1" W Right on top of a NOAA Buoy. Though if it does land there, things not gone so well  :P

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #785 on: 07/02/2017 10:20 AM »
NSF SpaceX ASDS Landing Bingo returns again!


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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #786 on: 07/02/2017 01:11 PM »
We're launching rockets on a 4th of July weekend. How appropriate.  8)

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #787 on: 07/02/2017 01:53 PM »
After staging Falcon will descend into the mists of the triangle and reappear on Pad 39A ready for reuse...
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #788 on: 07/02/2017 03:27 PM »
We're launching rockets on a 4th of July weekend. How appropriate.  8)

It's been done before. STS-121 is a notable example.
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #789 on: 07/02/2017 03:38 PM »
After staging Falcon will descend into the mists of the triangle and reappear on Pad 39A ready for reuse...

I was wondering how some people thought SpaceX will launch the full manifest this year...

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #790 on: 07/02/2017 05:59 PM »
Sadly my new SpaceX mug arrived two days ago with a broken handle (picture). Fixed with glue and ready for its first launch and expendable coffee later tonight if weather cooperates:-)

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #791 on: 07/02/2017 07:37 PM »
We're launching rockets on a 4th of July weekend. How appropriate.  8)

It's been done before. STS-121 is a notable example.

Oh heck yeah. We've even landed on the 4th before. That was an awesome day.

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #792 on: 07/02/2017 07:47 PM »
When did SpaceX get a new ASDS named Just Kidding?

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #793 on: 07/02/2017 07:53 PM »
Just noticed 39A is developing a nice healthy coating of soot from all the usage....  8)

Link to pics referenced...  on edit
https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=43211.msg1697923#msg1697923
« Last Edit: 07/02/2017 07:56 PM by John Alan »

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #794 on: 07/02/2017 09:14 PM »
NSF SpaceX ASDS Landing Bingo returns again!



This one is, of course, better



The other one is defective, it lacks LEGO references.
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #795 on: 07/02/2017 09:21 PM »
Oh, and my guess is, of course 

5338'1.79" N -240'16.79" W
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53.6357823 N ,-2.7006652 W

https://www.google.com/maps/@53.6357823,-2.7006652

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spoiler, highlight to see it
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camelot_Theme_Park
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #796 on: 07/02/2017 09:57 PM »
T-35 minutes. Engineers confident launch will be a success.
When was the last time you heard an engineer say (about their own thing) "I am absolutely CERTAIN this will be a failure" ???
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #797 on: 07/02/2017 10:03 PM »
When did SpaceX get a new ASDS named Just Kidding?

Now you made me look at the list of Culture ship names to see if that actually was one.  (It's not.)

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #798 on: 07/02/2017 10:32 PM »
T-35 minutes. Engineers confident launch will be a success.
When was the last time you heard an engineer say (about their own thing) "I am absolutely CERTAIN this will be a failure" ???
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soyuz_1
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #799 on: 07/02/2017 10:55 PM »
NSF SpaceX ASDS Landing Bingo returns again! Let's see who actually reads this part of the game postings!
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Good luck SpaceX, Good luck Intelsat35e, and Good luck especially to NSF readers, you're going to need it!
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