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Online meekGee

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Re: How not to land an orbital rocket - Video
« Reply #60 on: 09/17/2017 02:38 PM »
It's rather impressive how fast the whole development happened.

2011 - SpaceX announces reusable rocket development program for Falcon 9.
2012 - First Grasshopper flight test.
2013 - First landing attempt with Falcon 9 over the ocean (CASSIOPE).
2014 - First successful "ocean landing" (CRS-3).
2015 - First successful land landing (Orbcomm OG2).
2016 - First successful droneship landing (CRS-8).
2017 - Blooper reel released after 12 consecutive successful landings.

In the span of six years, it went from a concept to routine operation.

I'd also call CASSIOPE first successful reentry.  This was supposed to be the hardest part, and it has worked right off the bat, and every time since.

As always, the devil was in the details, but those paying attention knew they "had it" even back then.

The 2012 video was a free glimpse into their plans, a declaration of intent.   CASSIOPE was a demonstration of capability.  SpaceX's competition wasted over 5 years, and are still not seriously trying to respond.  What a contrast.
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Re: How not to land an orbital rocket - Video
« Reply #61 on: 09/17/2017 11:16 PM »
Now, what about those Falcon 1 videos?   :)
I don't think SpaceX will have the time to dig through their video archives and release Falcon 1 footage eight years after it was retired.
It has nothing to do with time.

That whole blooper reel thing was politically feasible to release because stage landings were on SpaceX's dime and their sad fate didn't affected customer's payload in any way.

We will never see any new videos from Falcon 1 launches, CRS-7 or AMOS.
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Re: How not to land an orbital rocket - Video
« Reply #62 on: 09/18/2017 05:35 AM »
Now, what about those Falcon 1 videos?   :)
I don't think SpaceX will have the time to dig through their video archives and release Falcon 1 footage eight years after it was retired.
It has nothing to do with time.

That whole blooper reel thing was politically feasible to release because stage landings were on SpaceX's dime and their sad fate didn't affected customer's payload in any way.

We will never see any new videos from Falcon 1 launches, CRS-7 or AMOS.

We did see footage of employees reacting to CRS-7 in NatGeo's Mars series, it's possible there will be reaction to Amos-6 in season 2.

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Re: How not to land an orbital rocket - Video
« Reply #63 on: 09/19/2017 12:08 AM »
We did see footage of employees reacting to CRS-7 in NatGeo's Mars series, it's possible there will be reaction to Amos-6 in season 2.

Are you sure about that? I personally do not think anyone watches static fires from Hawthorne on a regular basis.
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