Author Topic: LIVE UPDATES: SpaceX to Announce Liftoff Time of the Falcon 1 Rocket  (Read 21780 times)

Offline Ad Astra

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I'm liking all of this. Thanks for the updates.

Offline Peter NASA

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I'll be impressed when he gets metal in the sky. Might happen next Friday, but a lot can happen in the space of seven days of launch prep.

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Musk says toughest competition to Falcon I internationally is converted Russian ICBMs, since they don't have to pay for manufacture or development, just refurbishment for launch.  Still, Musk says Falcon I _IS_ cheaper than the Russian ICBM launchers.

Domestically, Musk says their biggest competitor to the Falcon I is people putting their small satellite as a secondary payload in a large satellite launch.

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MUSK: "The pricing of the Falcon I does not assume any reusability."
Musk says they did not want to assume reusability, and that it might take a couple flights to get recovery right, so if they are successful at reusability their launch price could be reducded.

Musk says they are attempting to build a "fleet" of reusable vehicles (first stages at any rate), not just build per launch.

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And those Russian converts are failing a lot of late, so that's a clever comment from him.

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It is over.  Musk "has to catch a plane".


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Stay tuned for the article in the next few hours.  I have also obtained today the amended SpaceX filing for the Boeing and Lockheed lawsuit which I'll make available and have some commentary on.

Thanks everyone,
Braddock Gaskill

Offline Chris Bergin

Great work Braddock.

Article will be published asap and linked up in here.

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Very nicely updated. Thanks.

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Nice work.

Offline AndyMc

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Thanks for the coverage braddock :)

Offline Chris Bergin

Article in 5 mins on site.

Revised set of claims against Lockheed and Boeing document also going on in the next 10 mins.


Offline Martin FL

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This site really is making huge strides in space coverage.

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In case some people are reading this wondering why they can't see the PDF file, you need to be signed up to the forum to view the video section. It's free, your e-mail is not used in any way other than to send you your password. Takes 10 seconds to do.

Offline FransonUK

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Great story, going to read through the suit later, but after thinking this guy was looking for cheap PR, he seems to have this switched to serious mode now.
Don't ya wish your spaceship was hot like me

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Who do people think will be the source of the extra 100m he needs?

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UK Shuttle Clan - 19/11/2005  8:57 AM

Who do people think will be the source of the extra 100m he needs?

Inverstors who can see a market for it: http://www.spaceref.com/news/viewsr.html?pid=18740



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