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Re: SpaceX FH : Falcon Heavy Demo : Feb. 6, 2018 : Updates
« Reply #180 on: 02/04/2018 09:54 pm »
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Current hazardous operation board in front of the gate to Launch Complex 39A for Falcon Heavy: LOX Farm Densification and Vehicle Ops in side the Hangar.

https://twitter.com/nasa_nerd/status/960278175925219328

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Re: SpaceX FH : Falcon Heavy Demo : Feb. 6, 2018 : Updates
« Reply #181 on: 02/05/2018 03:18 am »
GO FOR LAUNCH!!!

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Falcon Heavy remains go for launch at 1:30pm on Tuesday
https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/960366295362494464

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Re: SpaceX FH : Falcon Heavy Demo : Feb. 6, 2018 : Updates
« Reply #182 on: 02/05/2018 04:56 am »
FH + Roadster + Starman :)

https://www.instagram.com/p/BezcvpzAgYI/

@nova,_road Robin Seemangle
Looks like there's going to be a driver behind the wheel of the Roadster. Via @elonmusk Instagram.
"Starman in Red Roadster" https://t.co/7fyTj7fVwa

https://twitter.com/nova_road/status/960391177890598912

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Re: SpaceX FH : Falcon Heavy Demo : Feb. 6, 2018 : Updates
« Reply #183 on: 02/05/2018 05:00 am »
Images attached.
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SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket has emerged from its hangar and rolled up the ramp to launch pad 39A in Florida ahead of liftoff scheduled for Tuesday. https://spaceflightnow.com/2018/02/05/falcon-heavy-demo-flight-mission-status-center/

https://twitter.com/SpaceflightNow/status/960414221405220864


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Re: SpaceX FH : Falcon Heavy Demo : Feb. 6, 2018 : Updates
« Reply #185 on: 02/05/2018 08:02 am »
https://twitter.com/AmericaSpace/status/960392108782903296

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Looks like @elonmusk has arrived in Florida this evening for launch of #FalconHeavy, still targeting liftoff at 1:30pm EST Feb 6 from pad 39A, #SpaceX.

You want to be inspired by things. You want to wake up in the morning and think the future is going to be great. That's what being a spacefaring civilization is all about. It's about believing in the future and believing the future will be better than the past. And I can't think of anything more exciting than being out there among the stars.

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Re: SpaceX FH : Falcon Heavy Demo : Feb. 6, 2018 : Updates
« Reply #186 on: 02/05/2018 12:17 pm »
And we have a webcast link now!



Usually, there is also a press kit link on the SpaceX Webcast site, but apparently not this time.

http://www.spacex.com/webcast
GO for launch, GO for age of reflight

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Re: SpaceX FH : Falcon Heavy Demo : Feb. 6, 2018 : Updates
« Reply #187 on: 02/05/2018 12:46 pm »
Weather still 80% GO.

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Re: SpaceX FH : Falcon Heavy Demo : Feb. 6, 2018 : Updates
« Reply #188 on: 02/05/2018 02:33 pm »
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Falcon Heavy is vertical @NASASpaceflight! We have remote setup in just a few hours. This is going to be a blast!

https://twitter.com/thefavoritist/status/960534176683384832

Edit to add: 2nd picture for context, from
https://twitter.com/lorengrush/status/960532298658697218
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Re: SpaceX FH : Falcon Heavy Demo : Feb. 6, 2018 : Updates
« Reply #189 on: 02/05/2018 03:41 pm »
Airspace closure area and launch hazard area

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Re: SpaceX FH : Falcon Heavy Demo : Feb. 6, 2018 : Updates
« Reply #190 on: 02/05/2018 04:14 pm »
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Official from #spacex - Pre launch conference call set with @elonmusk at roughly 2pm EDT today to speak about #falconheavy

https://twitter.com/thaddeusces/status/960560111461785601

So in about 105 minutes.

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FEATURE ARTICLE: SpaceX set to debut Falcon Heavy in demonstration launch from KSC -
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2018/02/spacex-debut-falcon-heavy-demonstration-launch/

By Chris Gebhardt with renders from Nathan Koga. Lots of NSF media there too. Philip Sloss is the current lead photo.

Will be refined as more details arrive via Elon press conference.
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Re: SpaceX FH : Falcon Heavy Demo : Feb. 6, 2018 : Updates
« Reply #193 on: 02/05/2018 05:30 pm »


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Uploaded on 5 Feb 2018 When Falcon Heavy lifts off, it will be the most powerful operational rocket in the world by a factor of two.  With the ability to lift into orbit nearly 64 metric tons (141,000 lb)---a mass greater than a 737 jetliner loaded with passengers, crew, luggage and fuel--Falcon Heavy can lift more than twice the payload of the next closest operational vehicle, the Delta IV Heavy, at one-third the cost.

Falcon Heavy's first stage is composed of three Falcon 9 nine-engine cores whose 27 Merlin engines together generate more than 5 million pounds of thrust at liftoff, equal to approximately eighteen 747 aircraft.

Following liftoff, the two side boosters separate from the center core and return to landing sites for future reuse.  The center core, traveling further and faster than the side boosters, also returns for reuse, but lands on a drone ship located in the Atlantic Ocean.

At max velocity the Roadster will travel 11 km/s (7mi/s) and travel 400 million km (250 million mi) from Earth. 

Falcon Heavy was designed from the outset to carry humans into space and restores the possibility of flying missions with crew to the Moon or Mars.
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Elon to hold a media event at 3:30 p.m. EST - per an e-mail from SpaceX.
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Re: SpaceX FH : Falcon Heavy Demo : Feb. 6, 2018 : Updates
« Reply #195 on: 02/05/2018 06:05 pm »
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All systems remain green for launch at 1:30pm EST tomorrow

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/960589757519663105

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Re: SpaceX FH : Falcon Heavy Demo : Feb. 6, 2018 : Updates
« Reply #196 on: 02/05/2018 06:05 pm »
@elonmusk
All systems remain green for launch at 1:30pm EST tomorrow

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/960589757519663105
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Re: SpaceX FH : Falcon Heavy Demo : Feb. 6, 2018 : Updates
« Reply #197 on: 02/05/2018 06:11 pm »
Clearer view

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The might Falcon Heavy on Launch Complex 39A from the NASA Causeway.  #SpaceX #FalconHeavy

https://twitter.com/nasa_nerd/status/960590679448608768

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Re: SpaceX FH : Falcon Heavy Demo : Feb. 6, 2018 : Updates
« Reply #198 on: 02/05/2018 06:20 pm »
Elon to hold a media event at 3:30 p.m. EST - per an e-mail from SpaceX.

Is there a link to where we can watch or listen to this media event?

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Re: SpaceX FH : Falcon Heavy Demo : Feb. 6, 2018 : Updates
« Reply #199 on: 02/05/2018 06:37 pm »
Thumbnail of mission patch (from someone who put pic of their press pass on social media, which I understand is rather frowned on by security so I won’t link).

Edit: added patch from presskit now up
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