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Re: SpaceX Rocket
« Reply #25 on: 06 February, 2018, 08:54:52 pm »
That was awesome!
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Re: SpaceX Rocket
« Reply #26 on: 06 February, 2018, 08:57:15 pm »
Wow.  I'm so happy about that.
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Re: SpaceX Rocket
« Reply #27 on: 06 February, 2018, 08:58:04 pm »
The boosters landing  :thumbsup:

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Re: SpaceX Rocket
« Reply #28 on: 06 February, 2018, 09:01:34 pm »
I'm not optimistic about the landing of the central core, but that was awesome.

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Re: SpaceX Rocket
« Reply #29 on: 06 February, 2018, 09:01:55 pm »
The boosters landing  :thumbsup:
2nd that.  The pair of them plopping down together just like the computer simulations was very cool indeed.  Hope the 3rd one made it, that's where the mods have been.

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Re: SpaceX Rocket
« Reply #30 on: 06 February, 2018, 09:02:57 pm »
My one wish would be a live stream without the noise of a room full of Murican testosterone.

There was an alternative 'camera angle' feed with just the mission control loop audio.

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« Reply #31 on: 06 February, 2018, 09:04:42 pm »
That was just great.  I have the same feeling now that I had as a youngster as the Geminis went up.
We are entering a new era.

Well done all involved.  Superb job.  :thumbsup:
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Re: SpaceX Rocket
« Reply #32 on: 06 February, 2018, 09:08:11 pm »
That was cool.  Takes me back...

Re: SpaceX Rocket
« Reply #33 on: 06 February, 2018, 09:11:57 pm »
I'm not optimistic about the landing of the central core, but that was awesome.

Yeah, they would have confirmed that, if they could.

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Re: SpaceX Rocket
« Reply #34 on: 06 February, 2018, 09:13:18 pm »
Losing the feed from the droneship is normal, but it usually comes back within a minute or so unless something has gone boom and wrecked the comms gear.  We'll have to wait until they can get a boat out to eyeball it.

ETA: Ah no we won't.  It's on the mission control audio loop:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-B_tWbjFIGI&feature=youtu.be&t=2304

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Re: SpaceX Rocket
« Reply #35 on: 06 February, 2018, 09:21:05 pm »
Ferfuckssake!!!

That was, actually, for once...actually AWESOME!!!!

I assume the Tracy family were involved in that?

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Re: SpaceX Rocket
« Reply #36 on: 06 February, 2018, 09:26:07 pm »
Calling the Royal Marines.....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6LeDxlaig0

Re: SpaceX Rocket
« Reply #37 on: 06 February, 2018, 09:29:02 pm »
It would have been better if the boosters had landed inside a giant fucking volcano You Only Live Twice style...
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Re: SpaceX Rocket
« Reply #38 on: 06 February, 2018, 09:36:38 pm »
It would have been better if the boosters had landed inside a giant fucking volcano You Only Live Twice style...

I suspect you only need mention it to Elon Musk and he'll do it.

He's bound to be evil right?

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Re: SpaceX Rocket
« Reply #39 on: 06 February, 2018, 09:38:49 pm »
He's bound to be evil right?

Has he got a white cat?
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« Reply #40 on: 06 February, 2018, 09:49:39 pm »
Not fast & rarely furious

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« Reply #41 on: 06 February, 2018, 09:50:02 pm »
Synchronized landing???

They're just taking the piss now.

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Re: SpaceX Rocket
« Reply #42 on: 06 February, 2018, 09:58:15 pm »
The trouble with rockets is that they always look slow as they take off...but in the 1996 film "Apollo 11" there are library clips of the Saturn V a few minutes after launch, when it's almost horizontal against a blue sky, and moving like a very fast bullet.
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Re: SpaceX Rocket
« Reply #43 on: 06 February, 2018, 10:01:29 pm »
Live feed from the car: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBr2kKAHN6M

It's going to coast for about 5 hours and then attempt another burn to line the orbit up with Mars.  That's actually a serious test of the second stage's capabilities, as it hasn't spent anywhere near as long chilling in space before re-lighting the engine before.

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Re: SpaceX Rocket
« Reply #44 on: 06 February, 2018, 10:11:53 pm »
Live feed from the car: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBr2kKAHN6M

It's going to coast for about 5 hours and then attempt another burn to line the orbit up with Mars.  That's actually a serious test of the second stage's capabilities, as it hasn't spent anywhere near as long chilling in space before re-lighting the engine before.

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Re: SpaceX Rocket
« Reply #45 on: 06 February, 2018, 10:19:26 pm »
The trouble with rockets is that they always look slow as they take off...but in the 1996 film "Apollo 11" there are library clips of the Saturn V a few minutes after launch, when it's almost horizontal against a blue sky, and moving like a very fast bullet.

As the tail of the Space Shuttle passed the top of the gantry it was doing 125mph.  That's a heck of a shove from a standing start.

The Space-X seemed to get to 2,000km/hr pretty quickly.

Looking back at the video it did 0-62mph in 9 seconds.  That's like my 2.0L Mondeo.

Then it was doing 700mph in 60 seconds!!!!  That's much faster than my Mondeo.

2500mph at 2 minutes  (I'm going to cease using my Mondeo as a comparison*)
*Faster than a Sniper rifle bullet.

14,000mph at 8 minutes !!!

I mean this thing really picks up speed nicely.
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Re: SpaceX Rocket
« Reply #46 on: 06 February, 2018, 10:22:23 pm »
Losing the feed from the droneship is normal, but it usually comes back within a minute or so unless something has gone boom and wrecked the comms gear.  We'll have to wait until they can get a boat out to eyeball it.

ETA: Ah no we won't.  It's on the mission control audio loop:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-B_tWbjFIGI&feature=youtu.be&t=2304

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We lost the centre core.

I'm fairly certain that they have ships nearby with people observing the landing. I know that they usually get people onboard the landing barge fairly quickly to weld it down.

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Re: SpaceX Rocket
« Reply #47 on: 06 February, 2018, 10:24:21 pm »
Anyone who missed the synchronised booster landing, it's here
https://youtu.be/l5I8jaMsHYk
Stay with it, you will see it.
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« Reply #48 on: 06 February, 2018, 10:29:30 pm »
I'm fairly certain that they have ships nearby with people observing the landing. I know that they usually get people onboard the landing barge fairly quickly to weld it down.

For values of 'nearby' that provide a reasonable degree of protection from being accidentally bombed from space, so they probably can't tell much more than "it went boom" until they've waited for the fire to die down and decided it's safe to approach and recover the wreckage / data loggers.

Re: SpaceX Rocket
« Reply #49 on: 07 February, 2018, 12:04:06 am »
I mean this thing really picks up speed nicely.
As the fuel burns the rocket gets lighter and the acceleration increases.  This was particularly noticeable during the second stage, after the 3 first stage motors had detached.