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Re: SpaceX News

Postby Tom Ligon » Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:52 pm

And the judges give it ... another perfect 10.0.

Well, honestly, isn't it time the judges up their scoring criteria? This business of sticking the landing dead center is getting to be sooooo boring! Shouldn't there be extra points for doing a double back flip half twist on the way down?

Of course, the whole business plan is to make it boring.

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Re: SpaceX News

Postby ladajo » Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:02 pm

The dirt landings are getting pretty boring, and on plan.
The high energy boosts requiring at distance maritime landings are still sporty!

I too would love to see some excess landing fuel mass burned off using 'weight management maneuvers'!

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Re: SpaceX News

Postby jcoady » Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:41 pm

Check out the close up video of the landing in this video recap.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BXyQh_UFR2m/

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Re: SpaceX News

Postby ladajo » Tue Aug 15, 2017 5:15 pm

What a clear day! And the cameras are getting better every time. I really loved the 1st Stage Separation video from the ground. First time I have seen it from that angle. VERY COOL! If it weren't for thin/almost no air at that point, it would certainly come apart. It also makes one wonder about internal inertial transition based stresses in the design basis.

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Re: SpaceX News

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Re: SpaceX News

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Re: SpaceX News

Postby hanelyp » Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:34 pm

For a commercial tech we want "boring". Leave the exciting for stuff that hasn't been done properly before.
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Re: SpaceX News

Postby Betruger » Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:16 pm

Was too cryptic. FH may also go from exciting to boring. Thus it'll be great for yet another novelty to also be made boring, after FH. And so on.

Exciting times :P

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Re: SpaceX News

Postby ladajo » Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:51 pm

Took me a minute to connect FH to Falcon Heavy...

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Re: SpaceX News

Postby Betruger » Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:02 am

Yeah, rocket geeks

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Re: SpaceX News

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Re: SpaceX News

Postby Tom Ligon » Fri Aug 25, 2017 2:33 pm

I dunno, they just landed on the barge again, dead center, made it look easy.

They need to do some work on their video links, though. Not quite up to ESPN sports cameras.

From their audio feed, about 7 seconds in to the clip I watched, the announcer calls out "Trans-sonic." Touchdown is 40 seconds later. The video clips really don't do the deceleration justice. We get to watch this from a distance with the dirt landings.

For full dramatic effect, hold your breath for the last 40 seconds as it lands, which is probably what a lot of the ground team is doing.

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Re: SpaceX News

Postby jnaujok » Fri Aug 25, 2017 4:40 pm

I'm sorry, to continue a previous line of reasoning, you can't possibly give that landing a perfect 10. There's a mandatory one tenth point deduction with landing with one foot outside the line.

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Re: SpaceX News

Postby paperburn1 » Fri Aug 25, 2017 5:00 pm

I would have sworn they would try a stage two recovery with a load this light.
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Re: SpaceX News

Postby ladajo » Fri Aug 25, 2017 6:28 pm

<Yawn>

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