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SpaceX Falcon 9 Maiden Flight  
User currently offlineVokinLoksar From Russia, joined Apr 2010, 19 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3924 times:

Scheduled for today, Friday June 4th. Launch window opens at 11:00am EDT and lasts for 4 hours. Webcast should start any minute now:

http://www.spacex.com/webcast.php
http://www.spacex.com/updates.php

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User currently offlineDiamondFlyer From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 1626 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (4 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3837 times:

Looks like they've been working some sort of FTS problem, seeming to be caused by the location of the launch strongback, which seems odd to me. But in any case, hopefully this thing gets in the air today.

-DiamondFlyer


User currently offlineVokinLoksar From Russia, joined Apr 2010, 19 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3806 times:

They were holding due to range problems:

Quote:
Posted June 04, 2010 09:54 Pacific Time
Currently the range is holding for a concern about the downrange clear zone.

Now at T-5.

[Edited 2010-06-04 10:25:39]

User currently offlinetrigged From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 540 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (4 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3762 times:

She made it to orbit! Good Job SpaceX!

User currently offlineiflykpdx From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 287 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (4 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3757 times:

Great launch, was loving the on-board cameras  


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User currently offlineDiamondFlyer From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 1626 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (4 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3754 times:

Quoting trigged (Reply 3):
She made it to orbit! Good Job SpaceX!

Indeed. I'll be interested to see if the roll that developed on the 2nd stage was planned, or if there was some sort of small failure. In any case, this is a big step forward for them, and hopefully for American spaceflight.

-DiamondFlyer


User currently offlinetrigged From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 540 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (4 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3746 times:

Quoting DiamondFlyer (Reply 5):
I'll be interested to see if the roll that developed on the 2nd stage was planned,

I could be mistaken, but I thought the controller mentioned something about the roll being nominal. I thought it a little out of the ordinary, but maybe that is part of the design. I know I incessantly heard that the propulsion and guidance was nominal. 


User currently offlinetrigged From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 540 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (4 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3709 times:

I am getting word that a roll control motor was stuck on close to the end of the flight to cause that roll. Not a bad roll, but not something they need to happen on man-rated hardware. This was one heck of a good first flight though! Almost flawless.

User currently offlineskyhawk62507 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 177 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (4 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3663 times:

Any word on the cause of the earlier-than-T-Zero launch (on the webcam, the rocket was off the pad at T -3). It seemed to catch the launch commentator off-guard, too.

SpaceX definitely has good reason to celebrate today!!!

[Edited 2010-06-04 13:32:28]

User currently offlinerwessel From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 2411 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (4 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3594 times:
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Does anyone have a link to a decent video of the launch? All the ones I've seen are really bad captures of the web stream.

User currently offlineSpruceMoose From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 119 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (4 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3501 times:

Quoting rwessel (Reply 9):
Does anyone have a link to a decent video of the launch? All the ones I've seen are really bad captures of the web stream.

Are these any better than what you've found?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science_and_environment/10243614.stm
(2 minutes condensed from the web stream)

http://www.spacex.com/multimedia/videos.php?id=51
(1:32 from the web stream, slightly different cuts)

Congratulations to SpaceX!

-SpruceMoose



It flew at an altitude of six feet for a distance of four and a half feet. Then we discovered rain makes it catch fire.
User currently offlinetugger From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 5773 posts, RR: 10
Reply 11, posted (4 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3038 times:

Sorry, I just saw this and have to ask:

Is Elon Musk related to Data from Star Trek?


Tugg



I don’t know that I am unafraid to be myself, but it is hard to be somebody else. -W. Shatner
User currently offlinetrigged From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 540 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (4 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2969 times:

Quoting tugger (Reply 11):
Is Elon Musk related to Data from Star Trek?

Thanks.... you owe me a new keyboard. Keyboards don't react well to Diet Dr. Pepper. Especially nasally aspirated Diet Dr. Pepper.


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