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SpaceX Falcon 1 Flight 4 Launch Thread  
User currently offlineWingedMigrator From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 2212 posts, RR: 56
Posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 12502 times:

They're at it again... after the unsuccessful Flight 3, which suffered a stage separation malfunction, Falcon 1 Flight 4 is on the pad and has already performed a static fire. This test flight (no revenue payload) is currently expected to lift off sometime between 28 September and 01 October.

The latest: http://www.spacex.com/updates.php

Here is the Flight 3 thread, with discussion about the latest failure:
http://www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/military/read.main/94069/

It's make or break time for SpaceX, since their credibility for more ambitious endeavors (Falcon 9, Dragon, etc.) is riding on a successful Flight 4. Good luck to them!  pray 

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User currently offlineThorny From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (5 years 10 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 12379 times:

Launch now planned for between 4 and 9pm Pacific Time tonight.

http://www.spacex.com/F1-004.php

Good luck, SpaceX!


User currently offlineZANL188 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 3503 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 10 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 12340 times:
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Launch will be webcast here:

http://spacex.com/webcast.php

Webcast starts at 1830EDT (2230UTC). The launch window runs from 1900 to 2359 EDT (2300 to 0400UTC)



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User currently offlineZANL188 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 3503 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 10 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 12312 times:
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Coming up on T-9.....


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User currently offlineThorny From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (5 years 10 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 12304 times:

SUCCESSFUL LAUNCH!

Payload Simulator has achieved orbit.

Congratulations, SpaceX! Now you can start bragging and boasting!

[Edited 2008-09-28 16:24:36]

[Edited 2008-09-28 16:30:29]

User currently offlineZANL188 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 3503 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 10 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 12294 times:
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Woo Hoo!! First privately developed launch vehicle has made it to orbit!!


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User currently offlineThorny From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (5 years 10 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 12286 times:



Quoting ZANL188 (Reply 5):
Woo Hoo!! First privately developed launch vehicle has made it to orbit!!

Second. Orbital did it in 1990 with the Pegasus.


User currently offlineNomadd22 From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 1832 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 10 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 12282 times:

Dang. There goes their perfect record.
Way to go Elon. Looking forward to booking my Dragon flight on Orbitz.
I'm betting they won't have too much trouble finding customers who will take the risk for 75% off the Pegasus price.

[Edited 2008-09-28 16:48:05]


Andy Goetsch
User currently offlineThorny From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (5 years 10 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 12276 times:



Quoting Nomadd22 (Reply 7):
I'm betting they won't have too much trouble finding customers who will risk the risky ride for 75% off the Pegasus price.

It does make you wonder how Pegasus or Vega will manage to stay in business.


User currently offlineZANL188 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 3503 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (5 years 10 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 12276 times:
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Quoting Thorny (Reply 6):
Second. Orbital did it in 1990 with the Pegasus.

I stand corrected. In any case an outstanding accomplishment....



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User currently offlineNomadd22 From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 1832 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (5 years 10 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 12261 times:

I know that Elon's biggest advantage was having a few hundred million to throw into the project without having to worry about ROI. I guess we'll have to wait a few years for realistic look at cash flow and profit and all that mundane stuff.
If they can really churn out Merlins for a couple million each we just might see the beginning of the launch business the way it should be.
And, if the guys figuring things like stage seperation delays don't fall asleep during Rocketry-101 again.



Andy Goetsch
User currently offlinePITIngres From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 1124 posts, RR: 13
Reply 11, posted (5 years 10 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 12228 times:



Quoting ZANL188 (Reply 5):
First privately developed launch vehicle has made it to orbit!!

I believe that the correct brag is first privately developed, liquid fueled launch vehicle to orbit.

Congratulations to the SpaceX team. Now, I want to know when the tourist vehicle will be ready!  Wink



Fly, you fools! Fly!
User currently offlineThorny From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (5 years 10 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 12211 times:



Quoting PITIngres (Reply 11):
Congratulations to the SpaceX team. Now, I want to know when the tourist vehicle will be ready!

The Falcon 9 is scheduled to make its first flight next year, That's the rocket that could, possibly, eventually carry humans.


User currently offlineN328KF From United States of America, joined May 2004, 6483 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (5 years 10 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 12143 times:



Quoting Thorny (Reply 8):
It does make you wonder how Pegasus or Vega will manage to stay in business.

OSC has moved on....to the Minotaur and Taurus lines...



When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not guilty.' T.Roosevelt
User currently offlineWingedMigrator From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 2212 posts, RR: 56
Reply 14, posted (5 years 10 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 12111 times:

 highfive  way to go SpaceX ! This is the biggest space story of the year, in my opinion.

Quoting Nomadd22 (Reply 10):
I know that Elon's biggest advantage was having a few hundred million to throw into the project without having to worry about ROI.

 checkmark  It's a business with extremely high barriers to entry... now that they're in, their only competition is going to be the Big Boys. The latter cannot move or reorganize on a dime. It remains to be seen whether SpaceX can consistently undercut them. Whatever happens, it will be extremely healthy for this industry.

Quoting N328KF (Reply 13):
OSC has moved on....to the Minotaur and Taurus lines...

That'll be news to OSC. They're launching a Pegasus next month.  wave 


User currently offlineBoeing4ever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (5 years 10 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 12056 times:

Congratulations to SpaceX on the successful flight of the fourth Falcon 1 rocket.

Let's get Flight 5 up and the premier of Falcon 9 now.

And after that...Dragon!

 airplane B4e-Forever New Frontiers airplane 


User currently offlineZANL188 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 3503 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 11748 times:
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Falcon 1, Flight 4 highlight reel. Includes launch to SECO, Restart and 2nd burn of 2nd stage, and video from Kwaj pass at end of orbit 1.

http://spacex.com/multimedia/videos.php?id=31



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