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Offline Jarnis

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #3300 on: 02/13/2019 01:22 pm »
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Hopefully Nomadd is reading this, if SpaceX breaks the Hopper, maybe he can secure one of the COPVs...

"From the department of interesting new ways to try and get yourself killed while doing something silly"

 ;D
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #3301 on: 02/13/2019 07:54 pm »
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Hopefully Nomadd is reading this, if SpaceX breaks the Hopper, maybe he can secure one of the COPVs...

"From the deparment of interesting new ways to try and get yourself killed while doing something silly"

 ;D

Peter Beck built similar stuff, and look where he's now...

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #3302 on: 02/13/2019 11:59 pm »
New evidence has surfaced that SpaceX is once more relentlessly chasing manufacturing and material synergies in not only building Stainless Steel Starship and Stainless Steel Super Heavy, but is also pivoting to a Stainless Steel Spacesuit:

https://www.teslarati.com/elon-musk-boring-company-watchtower-knight/

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #3303 on: 02/15/2019 08:29 pm »
This is a statement. A globally-watched tentative first step on the path towards walking off this planet and onto another. This BFH is the very first manifestation of the Starship. Elon's Starship. And he ain't - no way no how - gonna fly it without a hat...

Or in the immortal words of Steely Dan, "I'm never gonna do it without the fez on..."

 ;)

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #3304 on: 02/16/2019 04:30 pm »
So trying to shoehorn this thing into a familiar fruit (apples to apples), by my simple math, when the BFH finally lights her three Raptors it will be roughly the equivalent of a Falcon7 - just trying to provide Nomadd and BCGal an idea of the show they’ll get.
And you guys live about 1.7 miles from the pad, right? 1.3MM lbs of thrust. Oh boy!

I was at the QM-1 test fire of one of the SLS five segment boosters in Utah a few years ago, at three miles away it was pretty damn impressive. Granted that sucker had almost three times the thrust, but still - you’re in for quite the show!
I'm replacing my Woodstock era windows with tempered glass. I keep waiting for SpaceX to come by and assist, but nothing yet.
They were planning to help with the removal of the old windows.
Space is not Highlander.  There can, and will, be more than one.

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #3305 on: 02/18/2019 04:41 pm »
" ...  much shorter tanks ..."  and " ... or it lacks the assumed common bulkhead and has a circumferential 'dead space' between two discrete tanks. ..."

I think both of you ( edzieba and StuffOfInterest) are on something.

The Phase One Hopper ... simplicity and speed of fabrication seems to be at the top of the to do list,

Perhaps both header tanks are mounted above and to the left and right of the three raptors ... makes for some simplified piping to the three raptors.

And an idle suggestion ... run the piping from the main LOX tank to the LOX header tank inside the fin that does not move ... call it the dorsal fin. Avoids complicating the structure of the main CH4 tank.

And a quite idle comment. I have quite a unique experience in piping.  Back in the day,  I set fire to my toilet.

Any feedback welcome by the NSF community.
Emphasis mine - assuming a methane fire...?
« Last Edit: 02/18/2019 04:41 pm by Johnnyhinbos »
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #3306 on: 02/18/2019 09:03 pm »
https://www.poll-maker.com/poll2250772x6BC44d18-65

Get some votes in for Chris G and Chris B.

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #3307 on: 02/19/2019 11:09 am »
https://www.poll-maker.com/poll2250772x6BC44d18-65

Get some votes in for Chris G and Chris B.

Ahhh.. a measure of popularity. How enticing! :D

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Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #3308 on: 02/19/2019 11:16 am »
https://www.poll-maker.com/poll2250772x6BC44d18-65

Get some votes in for Chris G and Chris B.

Ahhh.. a measure of popularity. How enticing! :D
Which, in turn, means a form of currency. And that leads to the black market and, ultimately, the dark web.

So let’s get started! Semmel, here’s one Like. However, in return I expect two future Likes. To sweeten the deal, I will also give one Like for each family member you name...

But be careful- if I don’t get my two Likes within a month I will report all future posts to the Mods (aka, The Family).
« Last Edit: 02/19/2019 11:19 am by Johnnyhinbos »
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #3309 on: 02/19/2019 05:45 pm »


I have to wonder if whoever modeled the payload deployment has ever seen a rocket launch in their life.
If that's where the payload is, what's in the fairing?

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #3310 on: 02/19/2019 08:53 pm »
Whew!  ;D

LOX on the top or the bottom?

Question from the hopper thread but as a general service announcement  I would like to clarify the lox always goes on the top the bagel on the bottom the cream cheese in the middle and optional onions and capers can be added as desired.

(drops mic)
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #3311 on: 02/19/2019 11:19 pm »
I have to wonder if whoever modeled the payload deployment has ever seen a rocket launch in their life.
If that's where the payload is, what's in the fairing?
On the plus side, the first stage can apparently now put the second stage, the fairings and at least one payload into orbit on its own.
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #3312 on: 02/20/2019 01:16 am »
In preparation for the launch of a Hebrew spacecraft to the moon I consulted with some local Rabbis about a spiritual boost. They agreed it was highly likely that Yallway would get behind this effort to check out the lesser light. (Genesis 1:16)
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #3313 on: 02/20/2019 11:21 am »
https://www.poll-maker.com/poll2250772x6BC44d18-65

Get some votes in for Chris G and Chris B.

Ahhh.. a measure of popularity. How enticing! :D
Which, in turn, means a form of currency. And that leads to the black market and, ultimately, the dark web.

So let’s get started! Semmel, here’s one Like. However, in return I expect two future Likes. To sweeten the deal, I will also give one Like for each family member you name...

But be careful- if I don’t get my two Likes within a month I will report all future posts to the Mods (aka, The Family).

I liked your post twice. Seems like the Like like to annihilated themselves. ;) There, how do you like that, Luigi?

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #3314 on: 02/20/2019 07:12 pm »
SpaceX Falcon Heavy : AFSPC-44 : LC-39A : NET late 2020

wild speculation alert on

What islands could be used out there? (If any.)

wild speculation off

Tracy Island?
Acronyms are the enemy of understanding. Why not spell them out and let everyone understand what you are saying?

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #3315 on: 02/20/2019 10:22 pm »
https://www.poll-maker.com/poll2250772x6BC44d18-65

Get some votes in for Chris G and Chris B.

Ahhh.. a measure of popularity. How enticing! :D
Which, in turn, means a form of currency. And that leads to the black market and, ultimately, the dark web.

So let’s get started! Semmel, here’s one Like. However, in return I expect two future Likes. To sweeten the deal, I will also give one Like for each family member you name...

But be careful- if I don’t get my two Likes within a month I will report all future posts to the Mods (aka, The Family).

I liked your post twice. Seems like the Like like to annihilated themselves. ;) There, how do you like that, Luigi?

Seems about right for the inflation/deflation patterns of made up currencies
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #3316 on: 02/20/2019 10:31 pm »
https://www.poll-maker.com/poll2250772x6BC44d18-65

Get some votes in for Chris G and Chris B.

Ahhh.. a measure of popularity. How enticing! :D
Which, in turn, means a form of currency. And that leads to the black market and, ultimately, the dark web.

So let’s get started! Semmel, here’s one Like. However, in return I expect two future Likes. To sweeten the deal, I will also give one Like for each family member you name...

But be careful- if I don’t get my two Likes within a month I will report all future posts to the Mods (aka, The Family).

I liked your post twice. Seems like the Like like to annihilated themselves. ;) There, how do you like that, Luigi?
Beware - I’m connected. Hooked might be a better word...
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #3317 on: 02/21/2019 05:45 am »
Lookin' at you two in Texas... now I don't care who started it! Play nice!
Human spaceflight is basically just LARPing now.

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #3318 on: 02/21/2019 10:23 am »
<looks at webcast time for launch of Nusantara Satu>

Wot?
03:45 in the morning? Just who do these people think they are!
I demand the launch be rescheduled to a more suitable time, the current launch is very inconsiderate to people in Europe!


;-)

Yes, I will be up. I've not yet missed a SpaceX live launch, and do not intend to miss this one, even if the timing *is* very inconvenient for me.
At least its a night launch, those are exceptionally pretty.
Although the plan of catching the fairing is a bit of a mystery.
Maybe they figure, they've missed it several dozen times in good daylight, so maybe catching with their eyes closed at night will work better?

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #3319 on: 02/21/2019 05:41 pm »
[Tracy Island?

Then it could do both!!


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