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Offline CitizenVeen

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Viewing SpaceX launches with more data?
« on: 01/31/2018 10:47 PM »
On spacex's webcast of their launches we see images of onboard cameras combined with the current speed (groundspeed I guess?) and height. Along with interviews with engineers now and then and some nice footage of landings. That's very nice but it gives us such limited info on what the spacecraft is actually doing.

I would love to view more data during these launches. Especially for the FH launch next week, not blowing up on the launch pad is one thing, seeing if it reached its targeted orbit is another. Is their a way to see more orbital data of the vehicle during the launch? Horizontal / vertical speed, inclination, ap/pe, or just all orbital elements.

Also I can't find the targeted orbit for the FHs maiden launch. Just the very vaque 'destination: mars' or 'interplanetary space' you see in most press messages.

Would love to view that data and compare 'm to the targeted orbit live during the launch. Any help on where to find any of these would be very much appreciated.

Thank you.






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Re: Vieuwing spacex launches with more data?
« Reply #1 on: 01/31/2018 11:08 PM »
Welcome to the site.  You have a good question and it's being discussed in this thread:

http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=43984.msg1737759#msg1737759
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Re: Vieuwing spacex launches with more data?
« Reply #2 on: 02/01/2018 03:11 AM »
Will we get split split split screen views to track 3 cores and a 2nd stage with Tesla in tow?

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Re: Vieuwing spacex launches with more data?
« Reply #3 on: 02/01/2018 03:34 AM »
Will we get split split split screen views to track 3 cores and a 2nd stage with Tesla in tow?

I doubt it, at least for the live broadcast.

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Re: Viewing SpaceX launches with more data?
« Reply #4 on: 02/01/2018 09:59 AM »
Thanks for the link to the other thread, sorry to have missed that.

And for my second question, regarding the target orbit of the FH test launch. Do you know if there any place to find that?

Thanks again

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Re: Viewing SpaceX launches with more data?
« Reply #5 on: 02/02/2018 06:08 AM »
I would suggest you jump unto the FH Discussion Thread and ask your questions there.  This may be a good place to start:

https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=44778.msg1779029#msg1779029
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