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Re: SpaceX News

Postby Skipjack » Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:25 am

Block 5 and the Merlin 1D block 5 have enough differences, I guess that they are simply not going to bother with block 3 and 4 anymore.
Block 4 could have been reused up to 10 times already, but they need the block 5s for NASA's commercial crew anyway and they are currently sitting on too many old cores that they don't know what to do with them. Their storage is full. They have been scrapping old block 3 cores to make room for the landed block 4s and the anticipated bunch of block 5s. They did test some new re- entry profiles with today's core, from what I understand and they have done that with other expended cores in the past. This seems to be the best use for them right now. I also doubt that they will put much more energy into Falcon 9 anymore since BFS is around the corner and that again is completely different anyway. BFS will take over most of their launches in the future.

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Re: SpaceX News

Postby ladajo » Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:25 pm

Yes, it can certainly be that they don't feel it is worth the cost, and they are getting enough data already regarding flight wear.

On another note, my bad; this was the second time they have flown a "flight proven" capsule / booster combo.
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Re: SpaceX News

Postby Skipjack » Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:10 pm

https://www.instagram.com/p/BhVk3y3A0yB/
Tooling for the main tanks of BFS has arrived at SpaceX.

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Re: SpaceX News

Postby Skipjack » Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:15 pm

Also in the news today: It seems like SpaceX got officially cleared of all wrong doing in regards to the failed Zuma launch. It was NG's payload adapter that had recently been modified and failed to release the payload in zero G. Which is why the payload ended up falling into the ocean together with the second stage.

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Re: SpaceX News

Postby paperburn1 » Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:25 am

So that is the official version :wink: :wink: :wink:
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Re: SpaceX News

Postby ladajo » Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:39 am

Well, it did come down.
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Re: SpaceX News

Postby paperburn1 » Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:15 pm

¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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Re: SpaceX News

Postby ladajo » Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:47 pm

It was as shame. Good bird, that.
:(
Hopefully we build another.
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Re: SpaceX News

Postby paperburn1 » Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:56 pm

Without a doubt they will build another...IMHO
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Re: SpaceX News

Postby ladajo » Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:14 pm

I hope so. Not sure yet. If not a copy, then an updated version. It wasn't cheap.
Fastest way is to do a copy. It is a worthwhile mission.
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Re: SpaceX News

Postby paperburn1 » Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:49 pm

get ready to yawn again
6:51 p.m. EDT
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Re: SpaceX News

Postby Maui » Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:31 pm

Payload is not boring! I'm praying this launch, more than any others, goes off without a hitch!

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Re: SpaceX News

Postby paperburn1 » Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:08 pm

I too am very excited about Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) discovering our new alien overlords. :D
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Re: SpaceX News

Postby ladajo » Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:30 am

And another boring launch...

<yawn>

Now the payload, yeah, that is interesting. And if we can ever get Kepler up...
I want to see a lagrange based interferometer, then we can truly see some shit!
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Re: SpaceX News

Postby krenshala » Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:16 pm

An L4 + L5 interferometer would be nice. That would give it one hell of a base line, even if it was only two sats/scopes. More, obviously, would be better, though I don't expect that to happen any time soon.


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