SpaceX

Discussion in 'General' started by Chasbro, Sep 28, 2019.

  1. motion

    motion RockyMountainMotos.com

    Happening today at 11 AM EST.

     
  2. mpusch

    mpusch Well-Known Member

    The one thing you can probably be pretty sure of, is that it won't happen at 11AM. I'll have a stream running all day today keeping an eye on it, but for those who are serious about watching but can't do that I recommend downloading the app - Nextspaceflight. It pushes notifications for important events and the link to the video.

    Also, if you're really nerdy, search YT for Nasaspaceflight. They have a commentary running all day and have some cameras set up close. Great guys that are really active in following this whole process.
     
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  3. motion

    motion RockyMountainMotos.com

  4. mpusch

    mpusch Well-Known Member

    Perfect, wasn't sure if I'd get busted for it or not :D
     
  5. OGs750

    OGs750 Well-Known Member

    Some buddies and I have a failure bingo going. There are so many thing that can go wrong that regardless the outcome, this will be entertaining to watch!
     
  6. motion

    motion RockyMountainMotos.com

    I'll take one for the team :D
     
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  7. mpusch

    mpusch Well-Known Member

    I think the smart money would be on an aerodynamic instability or structure failure on the way down. Pretty confident on the flight up, and if they can actually get SN8 back to vertical after the "crazy elon", then I think they'll land it.
     
  8. OGs750

    OGs750 Well-Known Member

    My money is on the engine not restarting. The team is working through a lot of thermal issues that could cause problems with restart amongst other things. That or loss of control authority as the vehicle is coming vertical due to being marginal on the RCS propellant they're carrying.
     
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  9. mpusch

    mpusch Well-Known Member

    Probably around 45 minutes or an hour out from the test.
     
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  10. rwdfun

    rwdfun

    Fueling now, NASA plane in the area but no SpaceX stream yet but says targeting 5:3o eastern

    If it has a controlled decent on it's side that would be a win
     
  11. rwdfun

    rwdfun

    SpaceX live in 5 minutes
     
  12. rwdfun

    rwdfun

    T minus 4 mins
     
  13. ljuice26

    ljuice26 Well-Known Member

    T - 2:30
     
  14. rwdfun

    rwdfun

    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
     
  15. mpusch

    mpusch Well-Known Member

    Dangit. Aborted. Such is the way with these things!
     
  16. motion

    motion RockyMountainMotos.com

    Arrrrrrrghhhhhhhh!!!!!
     
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  17. drop

    drop Well-Known Member

    Ut oh. At least no ka boom
     
  18. Chasbro

    Chasbro Well-Known Member

    Man, the one minute board was sideways!
     
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  19. mpusch

    mpusch Well-Known Member

    Heck, they waved the flag too, it just happened to be red.
     
  20. auminer

    auminer Renaissance Redneck


    Nah... you're one of the cool kids... you won't get a vacation.

    I would... but you won't.
     
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