by maxter
Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 2083
Views: 280972

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

parapente, you keep stating that " you are not having a go at Elon" but your posts inevitably become critical of Musk, offer back handed complements or seem to be dismissive of SpaceX's achievements. Not exactly sure where your claim and reality intersect, certainly elusive on these pages....

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by maxter
Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 2083
Views: 280972

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

What are the two satellite dishes just down the road in Brownsville for? They're mainly for tracking manned Dragons. STARGATE's relationship with them is a little fuzzy at the moment. SpaceX is the one that bought and installed them. They were used for Apollo and the Space Shuttle before NASA sold ...

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by maxter
Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 2083
Views: 280972

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/STARGATE

?????


Thanks a lot, much appreciated
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WIederling wrote:
maxter wrote:
What are the two satellite dishes just down the road in Brownsville for?


This:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/STARGATE

?????


Thanks a lot, much appreciated

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by maxter
Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 2083
Views: 280972

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

What are the two satellite dishes just down the road in Brownsville for?

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by maxter
Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 2083
Views: 280972

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

FYI just to show how small Falcon Heavy is compared to Saturn V / BFR: https://imagr.eu/up/ALvE7_Screenshot_from_2018-01-05_11-48-46.png And given that it will have the heaviest lift capacity currently if/when she flies shows just how far backwards everyone else has gone. If she flies, SpaceX will ...

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by maxter
Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 2083
Views: 280972

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

Oh my oh my... What an awesome sight, thanks for posting that

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by maxter
Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 2083
Views: 280972

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

I see Koreasat-5A is upright on the stand right now...

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by maxter
Mon May 01, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 2083
Views: 280972

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

Wow, the vision of the 1st Stage return including an uninterrupted boost back and landing video of NROL-76 was absolutely amazing. Catch it on YouTube.

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by maxter
Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 2083
Views: 280972

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

Of course Musk's goal is to have them ready to be flung again the same day. .. (Is he expecting to launch rockets on a daily basis?) l. I seem to recall a relatively recent Tweet from Elon that he was expecting a 24 hour turnaround eventually. The process of refining the flight hardware and refurb ...

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by maxter
Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation - February 2017
Replies: 215
Views: 23987

Re: Australian Aviation - February 2017

Just saw a Emirates A388 on a 18:07 departure from PER A6-EUH, any ideas? Tech? Medical diversion? UAE421D? The flight did take off last night but returned to PER about 3 and half hours later, I'm trying to find out why they returned It was medical (was told directly by someone involved with the fl...

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by maxter
Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation - February 2017
Replies: 215
Views: 23987

Re: Australian Aviation - February 2017

Just saw a Emirates A388 on a 18:07 departure from PER A6-EUH, any ideas? Tech? Medical diversion? UAE421D?

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by maxter
Mon Jan 09, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 2083
Views: 280972

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

From SpaceX yesterday on Twitter...
"Launch moving due to high winds and rains at Vandenberg. Other range conflicts this week results in next available launch date being Jan 14."

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by maxter
Wed Oct 05, 2016 8:59 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Sorry Elon, You're Not Going to Colonize Planets
Replies: 254
Views: 33323

Re: Sorry Elon, You're Not Going to Colonize Planets

My" bona fides"? -- As mentioned earlier in this topic, I do work in the aerospace industry, not with SpaceX or its competitors...But most important bona-fide -- I try to be a no-nonsense engineer who see BS when it appears... Example, check out Musk's presentation on this topic in YouTub...

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by maxter
Tue Oct 04, 2016 9:05 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Sorry Elon, You're Not Going to Colonize Planets
Replies: 254
Views: 33323

Re: Sorry Elon, You're Not Going to Colonize Planets

can't grow the Falcon-9 architecture up to this size and re-use everything, it is so different -- 42 engines in the first stage of BFR (Big F**king Rocket) for about 28-million lb thrust... I'm curious, you seem to be making some pretty definitive statements here. Just wondering what your bona fide...

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by maxter
Mon Oct 03, 2016 10:00 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Sorry Elon, You're Not Going to Colonize Planets
Replies: 254
Views: 33323

Re: Sorry Elon, You're Not Going to Colonize Planets

13 million-ton thrust??? Really, is that right?

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by maxter
Wed Sep 28, 2016 1:40 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Sorry Elon, You're Not Going to Colonize Planets
Replies: 254
Views: 33323

Re: Sorry Elon, You're Not Going to Colonize Planets

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qo78R_yYFA
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Anyone catch this?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qo78R_yYFA

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by maxter
Mon Aug 22, 2016 11:47 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 2083
Views: 280972

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

Any news on the Falcon Heavy folks? It's been very quiet on that front.

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by maxter
Fri Jul 29, 2016 8:41 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 2083
Views: 280972

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZQY902xQcw

Cheers
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First video I've seen of a re-test/re-fire of a landed F9

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZQY902xQcw

Cheers

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by maxter
Sat May 28, 2016 1:44 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 2083
Views: 280972

RE: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

Yes I wait for the day we get an unobsured view all the way back to the drone-ship.
Once again, great job SpaceX

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by maxter
Tue May 10, 2016 9:16 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 2083
Views: 280972

RE: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHqLz9ni0Bo

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by maxter
Fri May 06, 2016 8:46 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 2083
Views: 280972

RE: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

Yup, could not have got too much closer to the bullseye.
Awesome stuff. Now to re-fly a returned booster.

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by maxter
Wed Apr 20, 2016 8:28 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 2083
Views: 280972

RE: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

Found this on the tube today... Quite good.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDoyWcLtBC4

Cheers,

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by maxter
Tue Apr 12, 2016 8:16 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 2083
Views: 280972

RE: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/nomadd22" class="quote" target="_blank">nomadd22</a> (<a href="#117" class="quote">Reply 117</a>):<br/><i>They weld the feet to the deck. It's t...

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by maxter
Fri Mar 25, 2016 5:18 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 2083
Views: 280972

RE: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

Yes, spotted a photo of the BEAM module being loaded into Dragon's trunk on Twitter earlier today.
Has there been any talk about when they may put the B330 up, and will that fly free or will it be part of the station?

Cheers,

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by maxter
Thu Mar 24, 2016 7:41 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 2083
Views: 280972

RE: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

Thanks for the heads up.

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by maxter
Fri Mar 11, 2016 11:50 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 2083
Views: 280972

RE: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

Thanks for that, knew I saw it somewhere else.

An exciting year ahead it seems.

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by maxter
Fri Mar 11, 2016 8:55 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 2083
Views: 280972

RE: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

Any ideas when the next launch is? The manifest on the SpaceX site has no dates... TIA

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by maxter
Mon Mar 07, 2016 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread Part 137
Replies: 207
Views: 26269

RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 137

I keep hearing rumors of a new viewing platform at PER but I can't find anything other than the existing one at the 03 end of 03/21. Does anyon have any new information on this project?

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by maxter
Mon Feb 08, 2016 12:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Broncos World Champions!
Replies: 25
Views: 2157

RE: Broncos World Champions!

So i'm guessing the Hawthorn Football Club (AFL) can reasonably call themselves World Champions as well... Yessssss go the Hawks, World Champions again  <img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/smile.gif" width="15" height="15" border="0"/>  <img src="http://...

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by maxter
Sun Jan 31, 2016 4:37 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 2083
Views: 280972

RE: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

Some interesting comments on SpaceX from Elon and his own plans to head into space. Mars by 2025 maybe according to him.

Check here... From 27:46 onward

https://www.yootoobe.com/watch?v=jiRLGpm5CiY

Change spelling as necessary.

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by maxter
Thu Jan 07, 2016 1:45 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 2083
Views: 280972

RE: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

Something about Mars maybe   ???

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by maxter
Wed Jan 06, 2016 8:46 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 2083
Views: 280972

RE: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

Thanks for that travelavnut, much appreciated.

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by maxter
Mon Jan 04, 2016 1:06 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 2083
Views: 280972

RE: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/travelavnut" class="quote" target="_blank">travelavnut</a> (<a href="#22" class="quote">Reply 22</a>):<br/><i>There is supposedly some jawdroppi...

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by maxter
Tue Dec 29, 2015 4:45 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 2083
Views: 280972

RE: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

Dumb question I know but... Do you think there is any on-board video of the return flight which has not been made public yet, or did SX not have one due the night operations or some other reason...

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by maxter
Tue Dec 22, 2015 10:13 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX's Grasshopper
Replies: 220
Views: 34919

RE: SpaceX's Grasshopper

Fantastic, well done to all at SpaceX. What a brilliant achievement.

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by maxter
Thu Dec 17, 2015 9:11 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX's Grasshopper
Replies: 220
Views: 34919

RE: SpaceX's Grasshopper

Any news on how the static fire test went?

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by maxter
Mon Dec 14, 2015 1:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship Thread Part 3
Replies: 203
Views: 14927

RE: Cruise Ship Thread Part 3

Thanks for your thoughts guys, I will be looking forward to the cruise for sure.

Cheers,

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by maxter
Mon Dec 14, 2015 1:31 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX's Grasshopper
Replies: 220
Views: 34919

RE: SpaceX's Grasshopper

Yes indeed, very good news that. Hopefully weather will be favorable

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by maxter
Mon Dec 07, 2015 10:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship Thread Part 3
Replies: 203
Views: 14927

RE: Cruise Ship Thread Part 3

My wife and I are looking at booking an Adriatic and Aegean cruise on La Lyrial in 2017 and I was wondering if anyone here has had any experience on her. If so I would really like a brief honest appraisal.

Cheers and thanks,

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by maxter
Fri Nov 27, 2015 11:35 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX's Grasshopper
Replies: 220
Views: 34919

RE: SpaceX's Grasshopper

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Planeflyer" class="quote" target="_blank">Planeflyer</a> (<a href="#198" class="quote">Reply 198</a>):<br/><i> I seem to remember reading that n...

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by maxter
Wed Nov 25, 2015 9:31 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX's Grasshopper
Replies: 220
Views: 34919

RE: SpaceX's Grasshopper

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/francoflier" class="quote" target="_blank">francoflier</a> (<a href="#196" class="quote">Reply 196</a>):<br/><i>Did the capsule touchdown seem a...

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by maxter
Mon Aug 17, 2015 8:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2015 Orders - Part 3
Replies: 233
Views: 50997

RE: Airbus And Boeing 2015 Orders - Part 3

Awesome, another stunning result for the A320neo. Thanks for the update

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by maxter
Tue Jul 21, 2015 9:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump: The Gift That Keeps On Giving.
Replies: 169
Views: 8761

RE: Trump: The Gift That Keeps On Giving.

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Redd" class="quote" target="_blank">Redd</a> (<a href="#11" class="quote">Reply 11</a>):<br/><i> I wouldn't even care but this sideshow is rubbi...

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by maxter
Thu Jul 09, 2015 11:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flightglobal Article Pours Cold Water On A380NEO
Replies: 266
Views: 36991

Flightglobal Article Pours Cold Water On A380NEO

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/astuteman" class="quote" target="_blank">astuteman</a> (<a href="#20" class="quote">Reply 20</a>):<br/><i>Hang on a minute - there's a bit of a ...

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by maxter
Sun Jul 05, 2015 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark Blasts Big 3 U.S. Airlines
Replies: 38
Views: 16407

RE: Tim Clark Blasts Big 3 U.S. Airlines

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/MaverickM11" class="quote" target="_blank">MaverickM11</a> (<a href="#19" class="quote">Reply 19</a>):<br/><i>...just shows how dumb this conver...

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by maxter
Sun Jul 05, 2015 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Submits Full Rebuttal To USA, Speaks To Press
Replies: 129
Views: 29734

RE: EK Submits Full Rebuttal To USA, Speaks To Press

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/NYPECO" class="quote" target="_blank">NYPECO</a> (<a href="#49" class="quote">Reply 49</a>):<br/><i>Why do we even care at this point? He hates ...

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by maxter
Sun Jul 05, 2015 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark Blasts Big 3 U.S. Airlines
Replies: 38
Views: 16407

RE: Tim Clark Blasts Big 3 U.S. Airlines

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/sassiciai" class="quote" target="_blank">sassiciai</a> (<a href="#17" class="quote">Reply 17</a>):<br/><i>On the thread topic, I watched the ent...

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