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SpaceX Booster List
« on: 12/09/2018 02:49 am »
I was slightly bored so I got inspired by spacexstats and made this:

https://spacex.niwax.de

It's a list of all Falcon cores with their missions as listed in the r/spacex API. It shows flown missions, types of landing and the Core Toastiness Indicator (patent pending).
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Re: SpaceX Booster List
« Reply #1 on: 12/09/2018 03:13 am »
 Nice. But, the Merlin numbers on the F1s are a little confusing.
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« Reply #2 on: 12/09/2018 03:29 am »
Nice. But, the Merlin numbers on the F1s are a little confusing.

According to the API, these are the names for the corresponding cores. I'm not sure there are specific names for cores from this era, so I'd add add an exception to make them unnamed unless you have their actual names.
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« Reply #3 on: 12/09/2018 03:39 am »
I like it, but where did you get the core number and mission relationships for 1004-1009? They're labelled as "10**" on the /r/SpaceX wiki. I'm also wondering about F9R Dev2, which should be labelled as 1009 according to your list.

Other than that, I really like the setup!

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« Reply #4 on: 12/09/2018 04:23 am »
I like it, but where did you get the core number and mission relationships for 1004-1009? They're labelled as "10**" on the /r/SpaceX wiki. I'm also wondering about F9R Dev2, which should be labelled as 1009 according to your list.

I'd guess they replaced the unknown numbers to allow for unique IDs in the API. I've added a note and replaced the names for F1.
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« Reply #5 on: 12/10/2018 01:41 pm »
Future launches with known boosters have been added and the project has moved to Github Pages from the slightly dodgy freehoster I used to park my domain.
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Re: SpaceX Booster List
« Reply #6 on: 01/27/2019 07:25 pm »
I was slightly bored so I got inspired by spacexstats and made this:

https://spacex.niwax.de

It's a list of all Falcon cores with their missions as listed in the r/spacex API. It shows flown missions, types of landing and the Core Toastiness Indicator (patent pending).

This is a nice list, and good looking.
Would you consider adding, perhaps as hypertext for the booster number, the current location?  We know of several like the one turned into a monument in Hawthorne, and several for which future missions are anticipated.  The future missions indicators you do have are good information.

Some of the earlier boosters, like the "B1003*" for Cassiope, were not so much "expended" as lost in testing.  That particular booster was never going to be recovered, but they did try to "land" it, albeit on the ocean surface.

The target orbit for B1018, CRS-7, wasn't "0 km x 0 km by 52 deg".  The target was the target, something like 220 km x 220 km by 51.6 deg.  It just failed.

B1050 wasn't "expended". It was a landing failure after a mission success.  You might need another color for that kind of failure.

But overall, still more pleasant to read than the reddit list or the one here on NSF.
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« Reply #7 on: 01/28/2019 12:01 pm »
Thanks for the feedback. I have improved the tooltips to show "unknown" instead of zeroes for orbits and masses.
I have also added indicators for the introduction of new blocks. You can really see them ramping up reuse with every iteration.

As to specifics about missions, the data is pulled from the r/spacex api which itself uses data from their wiki. If you have improvements such as the CRS7 orbit, please contribute! It'll help my site as well as others like spacexstats. For the same reason, I can't easily add more details about the circumstances about retirement, the API only records whether the booster was destroyed or not.
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Re: SpaceX Booster List
« Reply #8 on: 01/28/2019 02:40 pm »
But overall, still more pleasant to read than the reddit list or the one here on NSF.
What do you see as the improvements? What, if anything, could be transferred over to the list here to make it "more pleasant to read" ?
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« Reply #9 on: 02/03/2019 07:54 pm »
Hi niwax! I improved a bit the page (placed, positioned the booster mission tags according to the launch date). Can I commit on GitHub, or should I send it in a diff file in email? :)
Nice page, BTW.

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« Reply #10 on: 02/03/2019 09:15 pm »
Hi niwax! I improved a bit the page (placed, positioned the booster mission tags according to the launch date). Can I commit on GitHub, or should I send it in a diff file in email? :)
Nice page, BTW.

If you want, you can just commit to a second branch and I'll take a look at it later.
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Re: SpaceX Booster List
« Reply #11 on: 02/04/2019 06:07 am »
Ok, I will.

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Re: SpaceX Booster List
« Reply #12 on: 02/04/2019 04:24 pm »
If you want to make a SpaceX booster list I think it would be a good bet to just list every one of us that post here.  Easier too.
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