Author Topic: NSF SpaceX Kiss Kiss Banga Bandhu Block 5 Landing Bingo  (Read 365921 times)

Online Silmfeanor

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 1188
  • Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • Liked: 248
  • Likes Given: 517
Re: NSF SpaceX Kiss Kiss Banga Bandhu Block 5 Landing Bingo
« Reply #200 on: 05/11/2018 04:30 PM »
O-27

Offline mwfair

q-16
Mike Fair

Offline Comga

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4339
  • Liked: 1570
  • Likes Given: 1314
Re: NSF SpaceX Kiss Kiss Banga Bandhu Block 5 Landing Bingo
« Reply #202 on: 05/11/2018 08:24 PM »
Landed near K-11!
Seas are calm.
Odd are we have a winner (who is not me).
What kind of wastrels would dump a perfectly good booster in the ocean after just one use?

Offline fthomassy

  • Full Member
  • **
  • Posts: 227
  • Austin, Texas, Earth, Sol, Orion, Milky-Way, Virgo, Bang 42
  • Liked: 146
  • Likes Given: 1794
Re: NSF SpaceX Kiss Kiss Banga Bandhu Block 5 Landing Bingo
« Reply #203 on: 05/11/2018 08:37 PM »
My eye-ball is J-18 region ... not me either. :P
gyatm . . . Fern

Offline ZachS09

I think that the booster landed near I-20.

Just a guess.
Because the Falcon Heavy Test Flight was successful, it has inspired thousands of people to consider changing the future of space travel.

Offline Helodriver

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 997
  • Liked: 5552
  • Likes Given: 581
Re: NSF SpaceX Kiss Kiss Banga Bandhu Block 5 Landing Bingo
« Reply #205 on: 05/11/2018 09:08 PM »
There will be a winner! Looking for a high angle shot coming back into port, as the rocketcam was on the fritz for touchdown.

Definitey to the "upper" side of the circle, looking slightly "left" of center though.

Making it look easy when its anything but!

Online The_Ronin

  • Master of Servers, Big and Small
  • Full Member
  • **
  • Posts: 209
  • *nix engineer & space geek
  • Nashville, TN
  • Liked: 88
  • Likes Given: 145
Re: NSF SpaceX Kiss Kiss Banga Bandhu Block 5 Landing Bingo
« Reply #206 on: 05/11/2018 09:37 PM »
Doesn't matter where it is now... it's where it is when it comes back into port, remember?

Offline octavo

  • Full Member
  • *
  • Posts: 129
  • Liked: 64
  • Likes Given: 181
Re: NSF SpaceX Kiss Kiss Banga Bandhu Block 5 Landing Bingo
« Reply #207 on: 05/12/2018 06:50 PM »
Doesn't matter where it is now... it's where it is when it comes back into port, remember?
With the octograbber in action, it's unlikely it will move much.

Offline NX-0

  • Full Member
  • *
  • Posts: 121
  • USA
  • Liked: 130
  • Likes Given: 192
Re: NSF SpaceX Kiss Kiss Banga Bandhu Block 5 Landing Bingo
« Reply #208 on: 05/12/2018 06:59 PM »
Doesn't matter where it is now... it's where it is when it comes back into port, remember?
With the octograbber in action, it's unlikely it will move much.

Dear fellas on the barge,
Nudge it over to J-22 and I will end you 5 dozen of my daughter's regionally famous sugar cookies.
Thank in advance,
NX-0

Offline CorvusCorax

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 454
  • Germany
  • Liked: 502
  • Likes Given: 450
Re: NSF SpaceX Kiss Kiss Banga Bandhu Block 5 Landing Bingo
« Reply #209 on: 05/13/2018 11:27 AM »
Not funny, I just thought...

What happens if SpaceX really starts pushing the stage as part of octograbber operations.

It would be kinda a downer if every landed stage ends up in the exact same spot (perfectly centered on the barge for safety reasons) every time she sails into port.

We wouldn't be able to tell anymore where she landed, there's only 2 options. "Post landing secure position" or "not landed"
of course there'd still be variability in where she touches down, but we would have to change the rules of landing bingo and rely on difficult to conduct analyisis of landing photography.

I think it can be done, if the circles are present and we know the fish-eye correction of the camera lens, you can calculate the relative position to the circle center - and from that the square - if at least 3 leg tips are in the image frame.

But we better have that program ready by the time SpaceX starts doing this.

That would keep the Bingo alive at least until they start landing on the cradle tests.

Offline kevin-rf

  • Elite Veteran
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 8652
  • Overlooking the path Mary's little Lamb took..
  • Liked: 1124
  • Likes Given: 243
Re: NSF SpaceX Kiss Kiss Banga Bandhu Block 5 Landing Bingo
« Reply #210 on: 05/13/2018 12:02 PM »
In that case the group just starts asking Elon on twitter where it landed. I'm sure he will respond ;)
If you're happy and you know it,
It's your med's!

Offline marsbase

  • Member
  • Posts: 69
  • North Carolina
  • Liked: 38
  • Likes Given: 13
Re: NSF SpaceX Kiss Kiss Banga Bandhu Block 5 Landing Bingo
« Reply #211 on: 05/13/2018 02:36 PM »
The first time BFS lands on Mars, there won't be any human constructed reference point for Bingo.  But I guess we could use photos of craters.

Offline NX-0

  • Full Member
  • *
  • Posts: 121
  • USA
  • Liked: 130
  • Likes Given: 192
Re: NSF SpaceX Kiss Kiss Banga Bandhu Block 5 Landing Bingo
« Reply #212 on: 05/13/2018 06:47 PM »
The first time BFS lands on Mars, there won't be any human constructed reference point for Bingo.  But I guess we could use photos of craters.

Maybe. Maybe not.
In "Halfway Home" by Hugh Howey, there are robots that do the prep work. (Very little else of that story would apply)

I am sure BFR Mars will be very accurate.

Offline Mark McCombs

  • Full Member
  • **
  • Posts: 286
  • SW Washington
  • Liked: 123
  • Likes Given: 1465
Re: NSF SpaceX Kiss Kiss Banga Bandhu Block 5 Landing Bingo
« Reply #213 on: 05/14/2018 07:14 AM »
Enough of this nonsense.  It landed on J-20.  Where do I turn in my ticket?

 ::)  ;D
« Last Edit: 05/14/2018 07:15 AM by Mark McCombs »
"Are you sure you want to go to Red Alert, Sir? It does mean changing the bulb." - Kryten
"A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory". LLAP - Leonard Nimoy

Offline octavo

  • Full Member
  • *
  • Posts: 129
  • Liked: 64
  • Likes Given: 181
Re: NSF SpaceX Kiss Kiss Banga Bandhu Block 5 Landing Bingo
« Reply #214 on: 05/14/2018 07:17 AM »


Not funny, I just thought...

What happens if SpaceX really starts pushing the stage as part of octograbber operations.


I doubt very much that octograbber is powerful enough to move even an empty stage...

Offline Chris_Pi

  • Full Member
  • *
  • Posts: 182
  • Wisconsin
  • Liked: 74
  • Likes Given: 84
Re: NSF SpaceX Kiss Kiss Banga Bandhu Block 5 Landing Bingo
« Reply #215 on: 05/14/2018 07:29 AM »
Electric-drive tracks. Tethered, So plenty of power to run the motors. No need for high speed so it can be geared way down. Motors are probably big enough for slow movement as-is anyways - Some guesstimates had the weight of the thing around as much as the booster itself.

Big questions are do the tracks have enough traction and can the extended grabber arms handle the high side loads.

Not saying they mean to, But it might be able to.

Online Joffan

  • NSF Irregular
  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 1394
  • Liked: 434
  • Likes Given: 1205
Re: NSF SpaceX Kiss Kiss Banga Bandhu Block 5 Landing Bingo
« Reply #216 on: 05/15/2018 02:42 PM »
Going to have to hurry to get the winning location... Lifting off barge looks imminent.
Max Q for humanity becoming spacefaring

Offline niwax

  • Full Member
  • **
  • Posts: 205
  • Germany
  • Liked: 102
  • Likes Given: 19
Re: NSF SpaceX Kiss Kiss Banga Bandhu Block 5 Landing Bingo
« Reply #217 on: 05/15/2018 03:05 PM »
In a surprising turn of events, the booster appears to have taken off again.



Source:
@murphypak is on her way to port do a live Periscope of the return:

https://www.pscp.tv/w/1mnGeXaOOOvKX
« Last Edit: 05/15/2018 03:13 PM by niwax »

Offline Helodriver

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 997
  • Liked: 5552
  • Likes Given: 581
Re: NSF SpaceX Kiss Kiss Banga Bandhu Block 5 Landing Bingo
« Reply #218 on: 05/16/2018 10:42 PM »
With careful analysis of the available photographic images of the B5 booster's return aboard OCISLY a bingo winner has been determined!

After allowing a few days for rocketcam video to be released that was lost during the live broadcast  (it wasn't) and for some high angle helicopter or drone shots to emerge of the ASDS pulling into port, (none did) still images of the booster landing and a perfect side on shot of the booster standing on deck as it sailed in were used to determine the landing spot.

Given that B5s look like they will be offloaded quickly versus spending hours standing on deck and that the OctoGrabber is moved away quickly after crane lift, leaving no indications of where it was holding the booster, this method will likely become standard. Fortunately it seems fairly accurate.

So with no further ado, the winning spot was J-20 and the winner is Mark McCombs who picked the winning square 27 minutes after the game went live.

Congrats Mark on doing a Banga up job playing! PM me with a mailing address and a prize will be dispatched forthwith!

NSF SpaceX ASDS Landing Bingo Will Return.
« Last Edit: 05/17/2018 02:53 AM by Helodriver »

Offline Kabloona

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4321
  • Velocitas Eradico
  • Fortress of Solitude
  • Liked: 2554
  • Likes Given: 529
Re: NSF SpaceX Kiss Kiss Banga Bandhu Block 5 Landing Bingo
« Reply #219 on: 05/16/2018 11:20 PM »

With careful analysis of the available photographic images of the B5 booster's return aboard OCISLY a bongo winner has been determined!

Does that mean the Banga Bandhu bingo winner gets a bongo?

Now I really wish I had played...

« Last Edit: 05/16/2018 11:25 PM by Kabloona »

Tags: