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Re: SpaceX launch
« Reply #50 on: May 05, 2016, 07:30:03 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/user/spacexchannel

we are launching again tonight 01:21 EST

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« Reply #52 on: June 03, 2016, 03:45:19 PM »
That landing is so cool.

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« Reply #53 on: June 03, 2016, 03:48:32 PM »
One of the coolest vids I've ever seen.
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« Reply #54 on: June 06, 2016, 11:56:58 AM »
Looks like they've got it dialed in!
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« Reply #55 on: June 06, 2016, 01:25:52 PM »
We have always done real well at bring down spot on, even when we didn't have a barge to land them on.  we will be re-flying one of the ones we have brought back later this year, but the big news is going to be the Falcon Heavy at the end of this year, along with the Crew Dragon and Red Dragon lots going on guys!!!!!!

 

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« Reply #56 on: July 18, 2016, 11:30:51 AM »
Another launch and a LAND landing this time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCCyVCvN2bo 

if you have about 30min to spare!

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« Reply #57 on: July 18, 2016, 11:49:23 AM »
that is an awesome pic there!
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« Reply #58 on: July 18, 2016, 11:51:06 AM »
pretty cool.

so how much of this elon musk drama effecting your guys work?
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« Reply #59 on: August 15, 2016, 11:43:52 AM »
https://www.flickr.com/photos/spacex

if you have some time to kill so new picture of the latest launch and return.

And of course the Video

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

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« Reply #60 on: August 15, 2016, 11:44:55 AM »
pretty cool.

so how much of this elon musk drama effecting your guys work?

as long as we are successful in what we do not at all.

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« Reply #61 on: September 01, 2016, 11:22:55 AM »
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« Reply #62 on: September 02, 2016, 08:45:13 PM »
The upside is that it was a Facebook satellite.


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« Reply #63 on: September 27, 2016, 03:17:49 PM »
https://youtu.be/0qo78R_yYFA

time to build more rockets!

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« Reply #64 on: September 27, 2016, 03:54:16 PM »
https://youtu.be/0qo78R_yYFA

time to build more rockets!
More?

Well, what happened to the other ones you guys built?

Lose em' somewhere?
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« Reply #65 on: September 27, 2016, 04:10:04 PM »
nope now we just have to build bigger ones!  and more of them.

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« Reply #66 on: September 27, 2016, 04:53:16 PM »
That is a very cool video. 

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« Reply #67 on: September 27, 2016, 06:48:16 PM »
Two questions.... What is the anticipated travel time? Are they going to let you bring your Ramcharger?


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« Reply #68 on: September 27, 2016, 09:24:50 PM »
Awesome video!
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« Reply #69 on: September 27, 2016, 09:32:25 PM »
Two questions.... What is the anticipated travel time? Are they going to let you bring your Ramcharger?


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I'm going to pretend that I'm smart, and that I'm Phil for a moment....a famous rocket scientist.

If we take the distance to Mars which is 34,000,000 miles (rounding numbers here) and divide that by the speed of the craft in the video, of 63,000mph, we come up with roughly 540 hrs, divided by 24 hrs in a day, and we come up with approximately 24 1/2 days travel time. ya might wanna take something to read :)
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« Reply #70 on: September 27, 2016, 10:02:47 PM »
Well, you are not taking into account a few things.  First it will take a little time to accelerate to 63000mph. And then a little ways out you have to start braking so you don't go flying past your target.  Lastly there is this thing called orbital mechanics, so every two years we are closest to Mars so in ideal conditions 80 to 90 days.  And remember this is if you are burning fuel the whole way otherwise it's a nice 9 month journey!!!

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« Reply #71 on: September 27, 2016, 10:04:37 PM »
And I'm not famous and I only completed the third grade, but I sure do like thinks that make smoke and fire!

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« Reply #72 on: September 27, 2016, 11:01:38 PM »
Two questions.... What is the anticipated travel time? Are they going to let you bring your Ramcharger?


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I'm going to pretend that I'm smart, and that I'm Phil for a moment....a famous rocket scientist.

If we take the distance to Mars which is 34,000,000 miles (rounding numbers here) and divide that by the speed of the craft in the video, of 63,000mph, we come up with roughly 540 hrs, divided by 24 hrs in a day, and we come up with approximately 24 1/2 days travel time. ya might wanna take something to read :)


Ken, I'd give you a rocket scientist badge for a day, that's some pretty good thinkings!


Well, you are not taking into account a few things.  First it will take a little time to accelerate to 63000mph. And then a little ways out you have to start braking so you don't go flying past your target.  Lastly there is this thing called orbital mechanics, so every two years we are closest to Mars so in ideal conditions 80 to 90 days.  And remember this is if you are burning fuel the whole way otherwise it's a nice 9 month journey!!!

9 months just drifting! Oh man that would be a long trip. Sure is fascinating none the less. Guess I'm in the wrong field of work, considering once this gets rolling there is going to be a need for many different fields of study to be employed.


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Re: SpaceX launch
« Reply #73 on: September 28, 2016, 08:15:06 AM »
I was taking note of that 63,000mph number

We accelerate things to what, 18,000 mph for orbit and 25,000 mph to escape orbit???

63K is a much higher number...So I was wondering how exactly we did that without having to build a rocket a thousand feet tall and half a mile in diameter just to carry all the fuel.

I think in 2008 the earth passed within 34,000,000 miles of Mars, but that won't happen again for a long time. Typically the distances are much greater, meaning more time. I always thought travel time was around 9 months give or take for one way to the red planet...
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Re: SpaceX launch
« Reply #74 on: September 28, 2016, 09:27:22 AM »
Dang I wasn't even close!

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« Reply #75 on: September 29, 2016, 01:57:24 PM »
I thought it was MPS (meters per second)? crazy fast!

Now kph would just be 39000mph.
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« Reply #76 on: January 14, 2017, 12:03:12 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WimRhydggo

a little less in one hour, if weather holds winds are building but it might be OK.

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« Reply #77 on: January 14, 2017, 01:07:10 PM »
Ok so far so good, first stage made it home in about 40 min we see if we make payday.

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« Reply #78 on: January 14, 2017, 01:07:27 PM »
That is really a pretty cool feat to watch. The main rocket doing its landing dance towards a floating barge in the Atlantic!


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« Reply #79 on: January 14, 2017, 05:02:29 PM »
Outstanding!  Glad it went so well.


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« Reply #80 on: February 19, 2017, 09:35:50 AM »
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jre7HBR0gdk

6 min away,   The landing is 10 min after liftoff

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« Reply #81 on: February 19, 2017, 01:38:53 PM »
That was a cool landing video. Guess non of those talking are you?

Hopefully with the new Admin we will see more of this. Things like this is why we have such a great country, the people step in to a job that needs to be done regardless of being dragged down by the last 8 years.
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« Reply #82 on: February 19, 2017, 10:23:26 PM »
Its been a very long road to get were we are now, lots of haters from everywhere.

I am very limited what I can say publicly but if there is ever a Real-Man gathering I can give you a much more in-depth details.  I might be up you way next month JR.


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« Reply #83 on: February 20, 2017, 12:35:11 AM »
Sweet
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« Reply #84 on: February 20, 2017, 01:46:34 PM »
Awesome progress Mr Phil. Great video.

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« Reply #85 on: February 20, 2017, 05:21:33 PM »
National news up here in WA. Nothing but love on King 5. Well done.
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« Reply #86 on: February 20, 2017, 10:44:06 PM »
A source of national pride once again. Great job!


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« Reply #87 on: February 20, 2017, 10:50:13 PM »
Finally had time to have a watch.
So cool what's happening here.
Thanks for sharing Phil!
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« Reply #88 on: February 21, 2017, 08:42:26 AM »
Phil is a bit of a mystery to me

The same guy shoots expensive stuff into orbit, then lands part of it back on the very launch pad from which it departed...Also messes with 18th century Dodge Ramchargers with steam engines.

I just don't see the connection. Unless its related to the principal that neither should actually work???
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« Reply #89 on: February 21, 2017, 01:07:16 PM »
 Not much mystery with me, just a semi-educated red neck that made it thru the third grade.  I try to never forget how far we have come with technology and always try to learn from the failures.

  Someday I might have to go back to pulling a plow with a horse, but I need to remember/know how to make the iron/steel/bronze to make the plow. 

  As a society we can regress real fast and so much basic knowledge is not taught now, I?m not one of the doom and gloom people but I try  to be prepared.

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« Reply #90 on: February 21, 2017, 01:45:35 PM »
Not much mystery with me, just a semi-educated red neck that made it thru the third grade.  I try to never forget how far we have come with technology and always try to learn from the failures.

  Someday I might have to go back to pulling a plow with a horse, but I need to remember/know how to make the iron/steel/bronze to make the plow. 

  As a society we can regress real fast and so much basic knowledge is not taught now, I?m not one of the doom and gloom people but I try  to be prepared.

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« Reply #91 on: February 21, 2017, 05:12:55 PM »
So I watched this and I'm kind of puzzled....you like to shoot guns and you're a reloader so you pick up the shells....is that about it?  :huh:

 :grin: Just messing with you......VERY VERY cool! THAT was very great to watch!

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« Reply #93 on: March 13, 2017, 04:20:59 PM »
and if any of you are up at 0130 EST weather is not looking the best right now.

http://www.spacex.com/webcast

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« Reply #94 on: March 13, 2017, 05:48:19 PM »
That is cool. So NASA has a hand in it but it is your craft. Hopefully this continues with the new admin.

I will be up then, just 2230 here.
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« Reply #95 on: March 13, 2017, 06:13:56 PM »
No NASA is the end user and we kind of have to make them happy

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« Reply #96 on: March 16, 2017, 01:47:05 AM »
14 min to liftoff

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« Reply #97 on: March 16, 2017, 07:50:06 AM »
Sweet launch. Glad to see everything is going well.  :laugh:
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« Reply #98 on: March 16, 2017, 08:18:41 AM »
Proof that innovation and pushing the envelope is not the sole domain of the government.  Nice!


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« Reply #99 on: March 16, 2017, 11:21:46 AM »
I watched until the glide segment. Sure that cone is 10 ft?
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