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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #860 on: 07/05/2017 11:36 PM »
Third time's the charm, boys. Here we go.  8)
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #861 on: 07/05/2017 11:42 PM »
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #862 on: 07/05/2017 11:43 PM »
Norminal!

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #863 on: 07/05/2017 11:46 PM »
Was I the only one whose heart was absolutely thumping as we crossed T-10 seconds through until the booster was several kilometers up? I mean, launches normally get the old heart rate up, but this was more than usual given the circumstances.

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #864 on: 07/05/2017 11:46 PM »
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Leo has come by to watch the launch with me. :-)

Cool name for a cat!  8)
Polly however, doesn't care and just wants to worship the Sun...
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #865 on: 07/05/2017 11:48 PM »
Polly is gonna need a specialty fairing me thinks.  ;D

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #866 on: 07/06/2017 12:12 AM »
So we what we all want to know, who won Intelsat 35e Bingo?
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #867 on: 07/06/2017 12:14 AM »
No landing, "just a comsat" launch (c) Jim :)

Yet we're as busy as ever. Servers are steaming, but are holding up really well (thanks L2 members who fund them - I say that a lot, but it needs to be said).

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #868 on: 07/06/2017 12:22 AM »
So we what we all want to know, who won Intelsat 35e Bingo?

Neptune
And he got great bling
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #869 on: 07/06/2017 12:27 AM »
Was I the only one whose heart was absolutely thumping as we crossed T-10 seconds through until the booster was several kilometers up? I mean, launches normally get the old heart rate up, but this was more than usual given the circumstances.


Nope!  I went "YESSS!!" when it got to T-8!

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #870 on: 07/06/2017 12:28 AM »
Thank you "Lucky Leo" we needed you to get this one off the pad! :)
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #871 on: 07/06/2017 12:31 AM »
Was I the only one whose heart was absolutely thumping as we crossed T-10 seconds through until the booster was several kilometers up? I mean, launches normally get the old heart rate up, but this was more than usual given the circumstances.


Nope!  I went "YESSS!!" when it got to T-8!

The countdown announcer got caught up, too.
He completely choked on 10-9-8-7-and 6. :)
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #872 on: 07/06/2017 12:31 AM »
Are you serious!?
I assure you, my statement was firmly rooted in the rules of english grammer and party thread logic. DANG IT!!! Look what you made me do...ANOTHER serious statement. Now I have to run outside, turn around three times and curse loudly in order to fend off bad ju ju.

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #873 on: 07/06/2017 12:34 AM »
Was I the only one whose heart was absolutely thumping as we crossed T-10 seconds through until the booster was several kilometers up? I mean, launches normally get the old heart rate up, but this was more than usual given the circumstances.


Nope!  I went "YESSS!!" when it got to T-8!

I gave my screen a "don't even think about it" glance at T-10 seconds ;D

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #874 on: 07/06/2017 12:55 AM »
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Leo has come by to watch the launch with me. :-)

Cool name for a cat!  8)

Leo was found in a pipe at my brothers worksite with some other kittens. With his tortoise shell colour and his "underground" origin, I named him Leonardo after one of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! The other kittens found good homes elsewhere.
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #875 on: 07/06/2017 12:58 AM »
Leo has come by to watch the launch with me. :-)
That must be the Soyuz of computer monitors on that desk. ;)

Still going strong after 20 years, although I have to give it a bang once in a while when the screen pincushions on me. Its been in the repair shop more times than I care to remember, but I like the quality of the picture compared to modern screens.
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Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #876 on: 07/06/2017 01:00 AM »
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Leo was found in a pipe.....

Well darn it.  I was hoping there was a colorful tale involving Low Earth Orbit.  ;)

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #877 on: 07/06/2017 01:41 AM »
These blind squirrels are getting a pretty good batting average. Perhaps they aren't so blind after all.  8) ;D

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #878 on: 07/06/2017 01:57 AM »
Leo has come by to watch the launch with me. :-)
That must be the Soyuz of computer monitors on that desk. ;)

Still going strong after 20 years, although I have to give it a bang once in a while when the screen pincushions on me. Its been in the repair shop more times than I care to remember, but I like the quality of the picture compared to modern screens.

It's like my desktop CRT monitor as well, it has to be 15 years old, but it's still going strong. I see no reason to replace it with a modern flatscreen monitor that would probably have its image quality become severely degraded in a few years.

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #879 on: 07/06/2017 02:19 AM »
These blind squirrels are getting a pretty good batting average. Perhaps they aren't so blind after all.  8) ;D

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