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Offline Northern Lurker

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Re: Falcon 9 Question ...
« Reply #30 on: September 01, 2017, 06:04:43 PM »
Imagine if we had a thicker atmosphere and more gravity.

Maybe we would launch our rockets from giant airships.

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Re: Falcon 9 Question ...
« Reply #31 on: September 10, 2017, 02:27:25 AM »


Apparently, when SpaceX launch their first Falcon 9 Heavy later this year (at this stage its down for November, but that could change) their intention is to use two previously flown Stage 1 cores as the boosters. Furthermore, they intend to recover all three parts of Stage 1, the two booster cores back to the Cape, and the centre Stage 1 core back to the downrange Atlantic platform.

https://spaceflightnow.com/2017/07/25/musk-sets-expectations-low-for-maiden-falcon-heavy-launch/

That is something I am looking forward to watching.
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Re: Falcon 9 Question ...
« Reply #32 on: September 10, 2017, 06:09:45 AM »


Apparently, when SpaceX launch their first Falcon 9 Heavy later this year (at this stage its down for November, but that could change) their intention is to use two previously flown Stage 1 cores as the boosters. Furthermore, they intend to recover all three parts of Stage 1, the two booster cores back to the Cape, and the centre Stage 1 core back to the downrange Atlantic platform.

https://spaceflightnow.com/2017/07/25/musk-sets-expectations-low-for-maiden-falcon-heavy-launch/

That is something I am looking forward to watching.

Indeed that will be a special launch to watch.
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Re: Falcon 9 Question ...
« Reply #33 on: September 10, 2017, 08:10:17 AM »

That is something I am looking forward to watching.

Indeed that will be a special launch to watch.
I've booked a week in Florida in the hopes I get lucky and see it! Fingers crossed
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Re: Falcon 9 Question ...
« Reply #34 on: September 10, 2017, 09:07:04 AM »

That is something I am looking forward to watching.

Indeed that will be a special launch to watch.
I've booked a week in Florida in the hopes I get lucky and see it! Fingers crossed
Best of luck, then.
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Re: Falcon 9 Question ...
« Reply #35 on: September 10, 2017, 11:35:16 AM »
I've booked a week in Florida in the hopes I get lucky and see it! Fingers crossed

Hopefully not this week.
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Re: Falcon 9 Question ...
« Reply #36 on: September 10, 2017, 06:12:40 PM »
I bet it will take a couple launches to get the bugs ironed out, but I also bet they'll get it in time.

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Re: Falcon 9 Question ...
« Reply #37 on: September 13, 2017, 11:43:08 AM »
Places where things will be "interesting" -

  • Ignition - lighting up 27 engines at once will be fun (and probably very loud)
  • MaxQ - that's where the fittings holding the boosters to the center core will be under the most stress
  • Booster separation - that's where their aero modeling will be put to the test, making sure that the boosters fly away from the core instead of into it

I'm not worried about landing, although watching two boosters land at the same time will be quite a show. 

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Re: Falcon 9 Question ...
« Reply #38 on: September 13, 2017, 11:56:27 AM »
I bet it will take a couple launches to get the bugs ironed out, but I also bet they'll get it in time.

Musk has said that the chances of the first being successful are pretty low. I really hope that he's lowballing us!


I'm not worried about landing, although watching two boosters land at the same time will be quite a show. 

If it all goes to plan there'll be three boosters landing.  :)

<edit> not all at the same time though!

https://www.instagram.com/p/BXXiVWFgphb/
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