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NSF Spacex Heavy Duty Landing Bingo
« on: 02/03/2018 07:04 PM »
NSF SpaceX ASDS Landing Bingo returns for the (as of 2018) mother of all SpaceX launches!!!!

For years it was only a rumor, an artist's concept, a video, a wind tunnel model, a paper rocket. The slowly, ever so slowly, things began to happen, a carbon nosecone spotted here, a strange thick octoweb spotted there, a flown booster taken back in the factory for surgery, strange lumps and bumps appearing on launch stands, pointy boosters being trucked across country and then as 2017 drew to a close, the myth became a legend as a giant new rocket rolled out into the light of day for the first time, a heavy duty experience to the Spacex fan!  So now, in the next few days, that giant rocket will roar into the sky for its semi maiden flight (two boosters are flight veterans) and if all goes well all three boosters come back to Earth while launching a car into orbit around the Sun in an ambitious and audacious test flight. The robust Heavy Duty FH center core is to land out to sea and OCISLY is out there to catch it, so once again the game is afoot!

No shotgun start, the game is immediately open!

 The game remains exactly as played in prior iterations. If its not broke don't fix it. :)

 - CRS-8 ( http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=39977.0 )
 - JCSAT-14 ( http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=40219.0 )

Pick your square, one per player. Closest square to the center engine when it comes to a halt gets the prize!

This includes post landing walkabouts!

No prize for fireballs, debris, or damage on deck!

If it hits the ship, goes kaboom, punctures holes in the deck, falls over in transit, there is no winner. Only a booster standing tall and triumphant as the ASDS sails into the harbor will generate a win!

Water squares used to be meaningless, if falls in the sea, no winners - no prize was the rule. However since GovSat decided to do its NO ASDS NO Problem swimabout, if you pick a water square, and it winds up floating in one piece you will receive a pair of rocket floaties for your efforts! :) (see attached picture)

This thread remains the official record of who chose what square when. For that reason any edited pick post is invalid.

Use Dan's scraper to see which spots have gone:

http://asds.dansdoorway.com

NOTE: There may sometimes be a slight delay of a few minutes at most between scraper updates, so check the last few posts before yours too, just to be sure. Scraper is operational as of this edit.  Thanks to DanielW for setting the scraper up, it helps a lot!

Judging is by me, Helodriver using imagery of OCISLY sailing back into the harbor to help determine a winner. Rocketcams, helicopter or drone shots, and landing coverage will also be used, but where it sits at the time of unloading will be final. 

Winner gets a SpaceX artifact, which has been recycled from its original purpose into a suitable prize. Winner also gets a one year L2 membership for free. If a current L2 member, you can donate it to another member (or add it to your own term length).

The winner will also get a signed picture of FH on its reveal day taken by me, suitable for framing.


Good luck SpaceX, Good luck FH, and Good luck to NSF readers! This is one Heavy Duty Mission!
« Last Edit: 02/03/2018 07:07 PM by Helodriver »

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Why not have a triple prize where you have to predict all three landings

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