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#1 2018-06-16 14:36:15

louis
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Space X - another successful mission...

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

Looks like another successful F9 mission - nice shot of rocket returning to landing zone, hitting the X bang in the middle!


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#2 2018-06-27 18:36:45

louis
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Re: Space X - another successful mission...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5faA2MZ6jY

Interesting vid on how Space X deal with the challenges of software in space.


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#3 2018-07-22 18:26:11

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Re: Space X - another successful mission...

I thought that there was a topic by this name to put another launch success into....

SpaceX successfully launches satellite, lands booster

Thirty-three minutes after launch, 15,500-pound Telstar 19 Vantage satellite was released. It's orbit is over the equator. Which marked the second launch for the Block 5 a 230-foot Falcon 9 rocket. The Falcon 9's first-stage booster landed on the deck of a SpaceX ship stationed in the Atlantic Ocean about 8 1/2 minutes after liftoff. It will return to Port Canaveral in a few days. SpaceX engineers expect the Block 5 rockets to fly up to 10 missions without refurbishment. Only minimal inspections will be required in-between missions.

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#4 2018-10-07 19:25:06

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Re: Space X - another successful mission...

Another first to be achieved with Watch SpaceX's first West Coast ground landing at 10:21PM ET

If all goes according to plan, this will be SpaceX's first ground landing on the West Coast -- it used a drone ship for California missions until now.

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#5 2018-10-08 12:05:41

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Re: Space X - another successful mission...

SpaceX actually achieved another pinpoint landing of the Block 5 booster back at Vandenberg AFB. Appeared to be another perfect orbital insertion of the satellite built for Argentina. This was also the 30th Falcon 9 booster stage successfully landed/recovered.

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#6 2018-10-11 22:18:54

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Re: Space X - another successful mission...

I think the genius of Musk is that he sets ridiculous goals and then frees the engineers to solve them.  It's hard to believe he's done as much as he has, though he's done so at incredible financial risk and by promising nearly the impossible.    But he always hits his goals, even if a bit late.  And without asking for cost overrun money.  I'll give him all that.   He is a visionary.

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#7 2018-10-12 03:33:00

louis
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Re: Space X - another successful mission...

He's an interesting amalgam of visionary, pragmatist and entrepreneur. I suppose in the tradition of Edison.

Belter wrote:

I think the genius of Musk is that he sets ridiculous goals and then frees the engineers to solve them.  It's hard to believe he's done as much as he has, though he's done so at incredible financial risk and by promising nearly the impossible.    But he always hits his goals, even if a bit late.  And without asking for cost overrun money.  I'll give him all that.   He is a visionary.


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#8 2018-10-12 16:56:55

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Re: Space X - another successful mission...

Design expectation, desired goal time line, limits set for funds to make use of....sound like a business plan....Nasa has 2 out of 3 can you guess which one they do not care about.....

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