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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #960 on: 08/23/2017 02:13 AM »
Just like a cake, the same things have to be done to make and fly one.

For clarification, what exactly needs to be done to fly a cake?  I'm assuming it has to do with correctly balancing the Layers/Decorations (L/D)?
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #961 on: 08/23/2017 03:09 AM »
Just like a cake, the same things have to be done to make and fly one.

For clarification, what exactly needs to be done to fly a cake?  I'm assuming it has to do with correctly balancing the Layers/Decorations (L/D)?
For starters: the cake will fly much better WITHOUT de-icing equipment installed.

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #962 on: 08/24/2017 06:39 PM »
So does anyone know how to keep the SpaceX stream audio from showing up in a google hangout while attending a remote meeting. (Without muting it)

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #963 on: 08/24/2017 06:41 PM »
So does anyone know how to keep the SpaceX stream audio from showing up in a google hangout while attending a remote meeting. (Without muting it)

Just asking for a friend....
Can you your friend take an early launchlunch break?
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #964 on: 08/24/2017 06:45 PM »
You mean a late Launch? Kinda suspicious when the friend just came back from a launch at the Chinese place down the road missing the daily dreaded 1:30 Agile Stand up Huddle with the rest of the east coast Software and SQA team :-D

Whining something about putting the fanasty foozeball(???sp???) comis in HEO for unspecified micro management.
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #965 on: 08/24/2017 06:49 PM »
Can someone run out with a squeegee and some windex to clean that lens?

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #966 on: 08/24/2017 06:50 PM »
Oh no, Falcon is very shy - camouflage venting!
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #967 on: 08/24/2017 07:10 PM »
That was kinda boring. I can't believe I just said that.  I mean, it was boring in a good way but the thrill isn't quite as intense after N successful landings in a row.  Had to giggle that the rocket cam showed it landed but the JRTI cam didn't.

Anyone manage to get a shot of the fairing as it left town?
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #968 on: 08/24/2017 07:27 PM »
Man, that was boring. The soccer game I was watching in tandem was more exciting!

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #969 on: 08/24/2017 07:36 PM »
Don't know about boring, one of the  junior ME's walked in and was asking all sorts of weird question about it, just not grasping what he was seeing. You mean they just dropped a rocket stage from space onto a barge several hundred miles down range out at asea? How many things are in orbit, really, and are active, really? How do they all move out of the way from each other? It's 500 km up? Best part is he is off to congratulate a school mate that now works for SpaceX out on the west coast.... To be a fly on the wall for that interesting conversation.

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #970 on: 08/24/2017 08:25 PM »
Don't know about boring, one of the  junior ME's walked in and was asking all sorts of weird question about it, just not grasping what he was seeing. You mean they just dropped a rocket stage from space onto a barge several hundred miles down range out at asea? How many things are in orbit, really, and are active, really? How do they all move out of the way from each other? It's 500 km up? Best part is he is off to congratulate a school mate that now works for SpaceX out on the west coast.... To be a fly on the wall for that interesting conversation.

Ah, someone else who seems to need the dread "in space =/= in orbit" talk, though, somewhat surprisingly, from the opposite direction than is usually indicated.
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #971 on: 08/24/2017 09:23 PM »
Don't know about boring
Well, a bit of hyperbole should be allowed in a party thread :-*
Seriously, the heart-skipping-a-beat launches for Falcon 9 are a thing of the past for me. Time for a new chall- OH HI FALCON HEAVY!
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #972 on: 08/24/2017 09:43 PM »
Don't know about boring
Well, a bit of hyperbole should be allowed in a party thread :-*
Seriously, the heart-skipping-a-beat launches for Falcon 9 are a thing of the past for me. Time for a new chall- OH HI FALCON HEAVY!

Still edge of seat for me... too much riding on each flight, in addition to a payload.

Heavy will be more fun than these must-succeed flights, though it will also be edge of seat for different reasons.  Many pieces to recover even after the hat trick.
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #973 on: 08/24/2017 11:16 PM »
For Falcon Heavy, I'll have to sit on the edge of three seats.
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #974 on: 08/25/2017 04:13 AM »
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

From: 30th Space Wing Public Affairs, www.vandenberg.af.mil

FALCON 9 LAUNCHES FROM VANDENBERG

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -  Team Vandenberg launched the FORMOSAT-5
satellite on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex-4 here
Thursday, Aug. 24, at 11:51 a.m. PDT.

Col. Gregory E. Wood , 30th Space Wing vice commander, was the launch safety
authority.

"The 30th Space Wing takes great pride in supporting another successful SpaceX
launch," said Wood. "It is a sterling example of the wing's commitment to
public safety and mission success on the Western Range."

SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket delivers FORMOSAT-5, an Earth observation satellite
for Taiwan's National Space Organization, to a low-Earth orbit.

"The Falcon 9 launch of Formosat-5 was an incredible mission to be a part of!
This was the first satellite manufactured and integrated entirely by Taiwan
and it was also the fastest turn-around time between Falcon launches here at
Space Launch Complex-4," said Capt. Kylie Prachar, Air Force Launch Commander
for F9-40 Formosat-5 mission, 1st Air and Space Test Squadron. "Our Air Force
team put in a lot of work to support the mission and provide Fleet
Surveillance on behalf of the Space and Missile Systems Center."

FORMOSAT-5 will operate in a sun synchronous orbit at an altitude of 720-km
with a 98.28 degree inclination angle. As with the FORMOSAT-2 satellite, the
primary payload on FORMOSAT-5 is an optical Remote Sensing Instrument (RSI),
which provides 2-meter resolution panchromatic (black & white) and 4-meter
resolution multi-spectral (color) images. FORMOSAT-5 also hosts a secondary
scientific payload, an Advanced Ionospheric Probe, developed by Taiwan's
National Central University.

I'd like to congratulate the public affairs officer for the 30th Space Wing for waiting until the mission is actually fully successful before putting out their press release, instead of firing it out immediately after lift-off like they usually seem to do.
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #975 on: 08/25/2017 12:42 PM »
For Falcon Heavy, I'll have to sit on the edge of three seats.

Just curious, do you have procedures in place for seat separation at the appropriate phase of the flight so you'll continue sitting on the edge of only one seat once boosters have done their job?

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #976 on: 08/25/2017 01:37 PM »
For Falcon Heavy, I'll have to sit on the edge of three seats.

Just curious, do you have procedures in place for seat separation at the appropriate phase of the flight so you'll continue sitting on the edge of only one seat once boosters have done their job?

Now that's an idea.  Start off in the middle of a three-segment sectional with center ottoman, then at booster sep, drop the sides for something more like a chaise lounge configuration.  When the center core drops off, move forward to ottoman-only position.  And at payload sep, you jump off and cheer.

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #977 on: 08/26/2017 09:25 PM »
For Falcon Heavy, I'll have to sit on the edge of three seats.

Just curious, do you have procedures in place for seat separation at the appropriate phase of the flight so you'll continue sitting on the edge of only one seat once boosters have done their job?

Now that's an idea.  Start off in the middle of a three-segment sectional with center ottoman, then at booster sep, drop the sides for something more like a chaise lounge configuration.  When the center core drops off, move forward to ottoman-only position.  And at payload sep, you jump off and cheer.

Would you say " Three chairs for SpaceX!" ?
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #978 on: 08/26/2017 09:27 PM »
Would you say " Three chairs for SpaceX!" ?
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #979 on: 08/27/2017 03:29 AM »
Would you say " Three chairs for SpaceX!" ?

The side chairs are obviously for the hip and hip, so a big hooray for the center.

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