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by DarkKnight5
Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:40 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020
Replies: 292
Views: 22498

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020

It’s interesting that we get to witness the ends of the spectrum during this little space race. SpaceX who publicizes and to some degree, celebrates their failures as all being part of the process. They're loud, brash, and fun. Blue Origin who says basically nothing but seem to be taking a very slo...

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by DarkKnight5
Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:27 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020
Replies: 292
Views: 22498

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020

SN5 passes cryogenic proof testing. Well that wasn't exciting at all! No failure, no collapse, no boom! What fun is that? :spin: There is a bit of deformation though visible on the outer skin by the end though. I'm curious if that is an issue at all or not. And otherwise, beyond my question/comment...

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by DarkKnight5
Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020
Replies: 292
Views: 22498

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020

T+1:21 Something weird is going on. There is fire creeping up the side of the rocket at the bottom of the landing leg. I can’t tell if it’s engine exhaust getting vacuumed up close to the base of the rocket or if there’s something burning on the side. It extinguishes itself at T+1:33. Since it goes ...

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by DarkKnight5
Sat Jun 27, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020
Replies: 292
Views: 22498

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020

Looks like the crew that went up in the SpaceX Crew Dragon will be coming back about Aug 2 https://www.space.com/spacex-crew-dragon-aces-space-station-tests.html Interesting, that month the 2nd one is due to go up with 4 crew on board. Obviously with the 4 on board on the station tests going OK. Th...

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by DarkKnight5
Fri Jun 26, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020
Replies: 292
Views: 22498

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020

June 26Falcon 9 • Starlink 9/BlackSky Global 5 & 6 Launch time: 2018 GMT (4:18 p.m. EDT) Launch site: LC-39A, Kennedy Space Center, Florida A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is expected to launch the tenth batch of approximately 60 satellites for SpaceX’s Starlink broadband network, a mission designated...

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by DarkKnight5
Sat Jun 13, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020
Replies: 292
Views: 22498

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020

Another one away; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8riKQXChPGg 58 Starlinks plus 3 Skysats, 3rd successful landing of the 1st stage, fairings both re-used, awaiting news on their recovery this time, record pad turnaround for SLC 40. Cool launch from the dark morning up into the sunshine and a beauti...

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by DarkKnight5
Fri Jun 12, 2020 1:13 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020
Replies: 292
Views: 22498

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020

Testing a spacecraft to the point of failure with a crew aboard is a really bad idea. The odds of LOC/LOV are already what? 1 in 200? One fatality and it’s all over the news, “agile development” goes out the window, and we may well just lose CCP altogether. It’s not the ‘50s where we lost a test pi...

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by DarkKnight5
Thu Jun 11, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020
Replies: 292
Views: 22498

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020

To Zanl harrumphing about the need to prove safety before human flight and national security launches: duh, obviously you prove rockets are reasonably safe prior to those things. The purpose of these test to failure tests is to determine what reasonably safe even is. Welcome to Agile development. J...

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by DarkKnight5
Thu Jun 11, 2020 2:21 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020
Replies: 292
Views: 22498

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020

SpaceX twitter posted a jaw-dropping video of favoring deploy on the dark side of the earth. Too many details to list. Just watch and then push your jaw up.

http://www.teslarati.com/spacex-rare-view-starlink-rocket-fairing-deploy/

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by DarkKnight5
Mon Jun 08, 2020 4:20 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020
Replies: 292
Views: 22498

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020

My my the Harrumph Brigade has arrived. First to Sam Y: no matter what, they have already caused a paradigm shift in terms of cost of access to space. For that I will sing their praises. They’ve also shifted the paradigm in rocket reuse, and by that I mean they proved it was possible and efficient. ...

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by DarkKnight5
Thu Jun 04, 2020 2:12 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020
Replies: 292
Views: 22498

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020

That has to be the first time I ever saw the 1st stage full landing without the video cutting out on Just Read the Instructions. ( They had to bring in the other drone ship since the crew one is on OCISLY). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4xBFHjkUvw Another successful launch. These are becoming a ...

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by DarkKnight5
Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020
Replies: 292
Views: 22498

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020

When you wake up and find someone thinks you don’t know England is in the UK when you used “maths” twice in an obviously satirical post in which you also claimed water is poorly understood or doesn’t exist. I read somewhere, I think at ARS, maybe up thread I don’t know, that the thrust to weight rat...

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by DarkKnight5
Tue Jun 02, 2020 2:34 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020
Replies: 292
Views: 22498

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020

That's a little over the top. The ISS cost "only" $150 billion to build and it's hardly designed with cost in mind. At ~40 launches with modules on board, you could launch a private ISS replica for $2 billion, plus the hardware cost for each module. You still have to assemble the thing in...

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by DarkKnight5
Tue Jun 02, 2020 2:31 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020
Replies: 292
Views: 22498

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020

The major problem with space is the amount of cubic dollars required. Even all the money SpaceX and Boeing have spent in the past 10+ years on manned flight is just pennies in a huge bucket compared to the total amounts needed. A manned space station with a moderate - say 50 person capacity - is go...

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by DarkKnight5
Mon Jun 01, 2020 3:52 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020
Replies: 292
Views: 22498

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020

Congratulations to Spacex and NASA. I have been catching up today on everything . I watched the launch with my kids yesterday and it was amazing to feel the chills. Maybe it is because I can remember Challenger, Columbia, and the last shuttle launch. However this was truly great having watch Spacex...

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by DarkKnight5
Sun May 31, 2020 2:20 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020
Replies: 292
Views: 22498

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020

That was great to watch. Did you catch Bob Behnken grabbing for the dinosaur balloon? The presumed high-tech Gravity Assessment Device? It has been a long journey... Elon Musk smoking a joint, then the launch escape system exploding, but then SpaceX still beat Boeing. Turns out it’s one of their bo...

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by DarkKnight5
Thu May 28, 2020 5:57 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020
Replies: 292
Views: 22498

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020

How's the weather holding up in Florida? The forecast looks a bit average, and I saw they had storms passing over the facility a couple of hours ago with more on the way it seems... Despite my misgivings I drove down to the Cape for the launch, its only a 30 minute drive for me (I can see the launc...

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by DarkKnight5
Wed May 27, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020
Replies: 292
Views: 22498

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020

Francoflier wrote:
How's the weather holding up in Florida? The forecast looks a bit average, and I saw they had storms passing over the facility a couple of hours ago with more on the way it seems...

Not great, Bob. Scrubbed due to atmospheric charge.

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by DarkKnight5
Wed May 27, 2020 5:18 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020
Replies: 292
Views: 22498

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020

I'm seeing complaints on RV forums that Playalinda Beach is closed. Folks are showing up with their motorhomes planning to see the launch tomorrow. Some are blaming COVID-19 restrictions, but that beach is always closed for takeoffs from that launch complex. Thing I learned today: RV Forums are a t...

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by DarkKnight5
Tue May 26, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020
Replies: 292
Views: 22498

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020

Tomorrow is the great day... ...and I wondered if Elon Musk ever had any idea for a cheap space station, basically renting out the station for material sciences and biomedical research. Could they build a centipede of Cargo/Crew Dragons, each with a Clampo-O-Tron Docking Port at the fore and aft en...

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by DarkKnight5
Sat May 23, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020
Replies: 292
Views: 22498

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020

Demo-2 Mission has passed flight readiness review and is scheduled to launch with two astronauts on board May 27, 2020.

The Falcon 9 rocket for the launch completed its static fire test with the Crew Dragon capsule stacked on top. The mission appears to be proceeding smoothly.

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by DarkKnight5
Thu May 21, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020
Replies: 292
Views: 22498

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020

Nomad was right, looks like the padding on the structure has some heat damage. http://youtu.be/uH1BTbWTOWk Also, go to 3:13 in the video, the source of the persistent fire appears to be some sort of attitude control thruster. Clearly it’s fueled by Methane, because cold nitrogen would not burn. Was ...

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by DarkKnight5
Thu May 21, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020
Replies: 292
Views: 22498

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020

I can’t find any updates on SN4 anywhere. Anyone know if they have safed the test site and returned workers or not? Hopefully nobody has to risk life and limb to get to the site.

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by DarkKnight5
Wed May 20, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020
Replies: 292
Views: 22498

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020

Very interesting. Looks like padding to prevent damage if a mobile lift were to make contact. It doesn’t look present on the other side of the mount. Seems like foam wrapped in tape. Sort of silly if it’s not flame resistant.

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by DarkKnight5
Tue May 19, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020
Replies: 292
Views: 22498

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020

Possible Test fire of Starship mockup in a few minutes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9T8qfm5sv9I Went well. That was streamed over my cracked Galaxy S7. What did you make of the persistent flame at the bottom of the thrust skirt? No stream had a particularly good view of it because of the distan...

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by DarkKnight5
Mon May 18, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: United Launch Alliance - Tests, Launches, News, Developments
Replies: 112
Views: 16232

Re: United Launch Alliance - Tests, Launches, News, Developments

Nomadd wrote:
I have to wonder if Tim Dodd is human. I've seen him talk for two hours without taking a breath.

Each time is see one of his launch live-streams check in at 4+ hours I ask myself “isn’t he married?”.

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by DarkKnight5
Sun May 17, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: United Launch Alliance - Tests, Launches, News, Developments
Replies: 112
Views: 16232

Re: United Launch Alliance - Tests, Launches, News, Developments

Atlas V launched US Air or Space Force’s X-37B spaceplane. Can’t confirm the prograM has been transferred to the Space Force officially or not. Media outlets divided in that point. Errrrrday’s coverage here: http://youtu.be/NIfyAd06lII It is amazing how slowly it left the pad. It had to have been at...

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by DarkKnight5
Sun May 10, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020
Replies: 292
Views: 22498

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020

After SN1 blew in Texas, it was about one week before they had a test tank cobbled together out of SN2 parts and tested it to prove the problem was solved. How long would the "right" way of handling that incident have taken? (I was there about 20 minutes after that test) https://youtu.be/...

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by DarkKnight5
Sat May 09, 2020 1:57 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020
Replies: 292
Views: 22498

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020

DM-1 was not a fully configured spacecraft. No load put on life support, etc. Seems aggressive to me to put a new spacecraft and crew on a open ended mission with certification and completion of next spacecraft tied in. If there is a significant hiccup they’ll likely lose ISS crew time anyway - can...

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by DarkKnight5
Thu May 07, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020
Replies: 292
Views: 22498

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020

Starship SN4 static fire test completed. Impressive fireball. Maybe a little hop coming soon and a 20KM leap late this month, if all goes well.

http://arstechnica.com/science/2020/05/spacex-has-fired-starships-raptor-engine-and-the-vehicle-still-stands/?amp=1

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by DarkKnight5
Wed Apr 29, 2020 4:15 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020
Replies: 292
Views: 22498

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020

So I’m thinking that maybe I’m not using enough solvent. I find that if I drip some on there and wipe it up, everything seems fine. Anyone have a different perspective? I’ve come across some tricky lenses, I find that eyeglass wipes work ok but the ones they make for flat screens like laptops and TV...

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by DarkKnight5
Mon Apr 27, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020
Replies: 292
Views: 22498

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020

Also could have something to do with closing the road and the beech to the public.

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by DarkKnight5
Mon Apr 27, 2020 1:20 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020
Replies: 292
Views: 22498

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020

Can anyone shed any light on a couple things I’ve been mulling over? Here they are:

1) how much solvent should I use, and is it possible to use too much when I’m cleaning flight hardware?
2) do I put the solvent on the swab or do I apply it directly to the work piece?

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by DarkKnight5
Mon Apr 20, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020
Replies: 292
Views: 22498

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020

Link with more: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/17/science/spacex-nasa-crew-dragon.html Still no decision if they will be there for more than the originally planned two weeks. For now, NASA states, “The specific duration of the mission is to be determined.” Tugg They'll definitely be there more tha...

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by DarkKnight5
Sun Apr 12, 2020 5:06 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing Space and Launch - Issues, Flights, Developments
Replies: 3
Views: 625

Re: Boeing Space and Launch - Issues, Flights, Developments

With the way government contracting works, and with the rise of a capable competitor for the first time since Rockwell, it was almost inevitable that the shine would come off. During the 25 years where there was no competition, being the gold standard was easy: go slow, take almost no risks, ride th...

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by DarkKnight5
Thu Apr 09, 2020 2:37 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: United Launch Alliance - Tests, Launches, News, Developments
Replies: 112
Views: 16232

Re: United Launch Alliance - Tests, Launches, News, Developments

Boeing opts for OFT reflight. https://boeing.mediaroom.com/2020-04-06-Boeing-Statement-on-Starliners-Next-Flight 'Opts'... :wink2: We’ve “opted” to “meet our contractual obligations” and avoid a “devastating” “contractor performance review”. http://aznbadger.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/chris-farley...

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by DarkKnight5
Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020
Replies: 292
Views: 22498

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020

Been a few days but no mention here. SN2 Tank test a success. https://www.space.com/spacex-starship-sn2-prototype-pressure-test.html https://youtu.be/QlDBjHa0NkU Next up: "Static fire & short flights with SN3, longer flights with SN4, but spooling up the whole Starship/Raptor production li...

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by DarkKnight5
Sat Mar 07, 2020 5:58 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: United Launch Alliance - Tests, Launches, News, Developments
Replies: 112
Views: 16232

Re: United Launch Alliance - Tests, Launches, News, Developments

Also Boeing has set aside/took a charge of $410M to cover a potential second full-up test launch if required. Tugg If I was an astronaut slated to fly this thing, I certainly would want them to... I hope NASA makes them do another test, though I suspect Boeing's lobbyist are working against that al...

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by DarkKnight5
Sun Mar 01, 2020 1:33 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Mad Mike Hughes - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 13
Views: 1461

Re: Mad Mike Hughes - Tests, Launches, Developments

As the philosopher says: stupid is as stupid does.

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by DarkKnight5
Mon Feb 10, 2020 3:16 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: United Launch Alliance - Tests, Launches, News, Developments
Replies: 112
Views: 16232

Re: United Launch Alliance - Tests, Launches, News, Developments

This is sort of shocking for me to say (I’m surprised even by the thought), but Boeing might be the Sears and Roebuck of aerospace. At one point, the biggest titan in their industry, too big to fail, Printing money, untouchable. Then the industry changes and boom your bankruptcy stock is trading at ...

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by DarkKnight5
Wed Jan 08, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2713
Views: 289379

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

32andBelow wrote:
1989worstyear wrote:
Isn't it 07:30 in the Morning in Tehran right now? The videos seem pretty dark.

Time zones man. It doesn’t get light where I live until like 0900

That probably had less to do with your time zone and more to do with your latitude.

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by DarkKnight5
Tue Dec 24, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: United Launch Alliance - Tests, Launches, News, Developments
Replies: 112
Views: 16232

Re: United Launch Alliance - Tests, Launches, News, Developments

I'm not too happy with the blatant NASA bias in favor of Boeing over SpaceX, but the fact is, this mission did demonstrate the basic ability of Starliner to orbit and return, so I can see them allowing the crewed mission based on what they achieved. If docking doesn't work out, they can always just...

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by DarkKnight5
Tue Dec 24, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: The Space Force
Replies: 8
Views: 1192

Re: The Space Force

Thanks for the info ! I’m 58 and when I was in grade school they would roll out the TV’s to watch all the launches and slash downs, great memories. Nowadays on most TV networks, nothing. A couple of weeks ago I ran across the NASA channel for the first time in awhile and was blown away with what wa...

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by DarkKnight5
Tue Dec 24, 2019 1:53 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: The Space Force
Replies: 8
Views: 1192

Re: The Space Force

If you’re looking to improve your knowledge about space flight, start by reading up on United Launch Alliance, SpaceX, and their contracts for sending NASA astronauts to the Space Station. From there you can expand to other companies like RocketLab, or into government spacecraft like SLS and the Art...

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by DarkKnight5
Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing Starliner CST-100 Abort Test
Replies: 30
Views: 2344

Re: Boeing Starliner CST-100 Abort Test

My 2cents... The long-duration dinitrogen tetroxide propellant 'plume' from the crashed service module was very unnerving. Assuming this was not a wholesale pad abort... and that booster failure occurred later-in-flight, at higher altitude over water, this should not be a problem/issue... Oddly.. t...

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by DarkKnight5
Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing Starliner CST-100 Abort Test
Replies: 30
Views: 2344

Re: Boeing Starliner CST-100 Abort Test

Did anyone else catch the mention of the excessive smoke from the toxic propellant on landing? https://arstechnica.com/science/2019/11/starliner-flies-for-the-first-time-but-one-of-its-parachutes-failed-to-deploy/ "One other notable event during Monday's test was the large amount of orange smo...

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by DarkKnight5
Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing Starliner CST-100 Abort Test
Replies: 30
Views: 2344

Re: Boeing Starliner CST-100 Abort Test

I imagine with the system designed to operate with three, with a backup plan of two being ok, NASA will not looking happily at this test. It will cause a delay, no doubt. SpaceX was supposedly trying to get to 10 consecutive flawless tests of the parachute system to progress on to the next phase, so...

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by DarkKnight5
Thu Oct 03, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 2083
Views: 291732

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

It's amazing what a focused, very intelligent billionaire, who's willing to spend billions and not hoard them into portfolio investments, can do. We need more billionaires like him (and Bezos comes to mind of course) that just pour their wealth back into things like this (real world production and ...

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by DarkKnight5
Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 2083
Views: 291732

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

There's already people out there speculating that something might have gone wrong with the raptor engine towards the end as the exhaust could be seen turning bright yellow, not a color you're supposed to get when burning methane... The plume also seemed yellow while close to the ground on liftoff. ...

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by DarkKnight5
Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 2083
Views: 291732

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

Dense question, what exactly is this Hopper for? The name seems obvious but I'll be damed if I can understand how you'd ever tank enough fuel to do more than one take-off. It's a prototype for testing the general setup. They did the same when developing the landing capability of the Falcon 9 booste...

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