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2020-10-01 6:55:48 AM  
I LOVE how often they are launching. My 5 year old son enjoys watching them so much.
 
2020-10-01 8:45:31 AM  
Yeah, when I was a kid you might get 2-3 shuttle launches a year not 2-3 rocket launches a month or in this case 2-3 a week.  I wont be able to see this one outside though if it does launch, to cloudy.
 
2020-10-01 8:53:47 AM  
Weather gods finally cooperating.
 
2020-10-01 8:59:44 AM  
Oontz!

And they finally upgraded their highlight reel to include Bob & Doug!
 
2020-10-01 9:01:59 AM  

FrancoFile: Oontz!

And they finally upgraded their highlight reel to include Bob & Doug!


Never mind.

That's this 3rd party guy, not SpaceX itself.
 
2020-10-01 9:04:01 AM  
Officially sanctioned Oontz.
 
2020-10-01 9:04:18 AM  
... Are we still on?  No webcast yet.
 
2020-10-01 9:05:56 AM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: ... Are we still on?  No webcast yet.


OK, it's on YouTube - but *NOT* on 'spacex.com/webcast'.

Weird.
 
2020-10-01 9:10:42 AM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: ... Are we still on?  No webcast yet.

OK, it's on YouTube - but *NOT* on 'spacex.com/webcast'.

Weird.


Official YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v​=UZkaE_​9zwQQ
 
2020-10-01 9:16:41 AM  

centrifugal bumblepuppy: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: ... Are we still on?  No webcast yet.

OK, it's on YouTube - but *NOT* on 'spacex.com/webcast'.

Weird.

Official YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=​UZkaE_9zwQQ


No offense, but I prefer the SpaceX commentators to these guys.  I don't *care* about your microphone!
 
2020-10-01 9:18:45 AM  
Rocket stopped itself at T-0:18.
Bummer
 
2020-10-01 9:18:45 AM  
Bah!
 
2020-10-01 9:18:53 AM  
Abort due to ground sensor reading.
 
2020-10-01 9:18:55 AM  
WTF??!?

Ground Sensor?
 
2020-10-01 9:19:01 AM  
Scrubbed? Boo
 
2020-10-01 9:21:03 AM  
So what is an "Out of family reading" mean?

/No Alabama jokes, please.
 
2020-10-01 9:21:34 AM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: WTF??!?

Ground Sensor?


Yep, we're on the ground
 
2020-10-01 9:22:04 AM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: centrifugal bumblepuppy: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: ... Are we still on?  No webcast yet.

OK, it's on YouTube - but *NOT* on 'spacex.com/webcast'.

Weird.

Official YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=​UZkaE_9zwQQ

No offense, but I prefer the SpaceX commentators to these guys.  I don't *care* about your microphone!


Seconded.
They have good voices, but... the advertisements, the asides, the lack of professionalism... ugh.
I caught a previous Starlink launch courtesy of Fark.  That was impressive.
 
2020-10-01 9:22:37 AM  

SuperChuck: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: WTF??!?

Ground Sensor?

Yep, we're on the ground


Contact light
 
2020-10-01 9:24:31 AM  
Oh and if anyone is interested in reading about the history of how Kennedy got us to the moon, I just finished American Moonshot by Douglas Brinkley. It's a fascinating comprehensive history of American spaceflight and how Kennedy's life intertwined with it. Really great, positive read.
 
2020-10-01 9:40:14 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: SuperChuck: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: WTF??!?

Ground Sensor?

Yep, we're on the ground

Contact light


Engine stop.  ACA out of detent.  Mode control, both auto.  Descent engine command override off.  Engine arm off.  Four thirteen is in.

/Sorry, reflex.
 
2020-10-01 10:05:46 AM  

petuniapup: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: centrifugal bumblepuppy: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: ... Are we still on?  No webcast yet.

OK, it's on YouTube - but *NOT* on 'spacex.com/webcast'.

Weird.

Official YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=​UZkaE_9zwQQ

No offense, but I prefer the SpaceX commentators to these guys.  I don't *care* about your microphone!

Seconded.
They have good voices, but... the advertisements, the asides, the lack of professionalism... ugh.
I caught a previous Starlink launch courtesy of Fark.  That was impressive.


I was going to post a snarky comment about today's commentators, but decided they weren't worth it.
 
2020-10-01 10:12:41 AM  

TommyDeuce: So what is an "Out of family reading" mean?

/No Alabama jokes, please.


They have many sensors monitoring each component.
If 1 of those sensors is reading meaningfully different from the rest, it's 'out of family'

So 3 pressure sensors in the LOX tank read spot on, another reads 10% low, that last sensor is out of family.  Technically, 3 sensors agree you're good, but they'll usually want to investigate why the one sensor is so far off from the others.
Because if it fails completely, or falls outside of acceptable limits later you could end up with much bigger problems during flight.
 
2020-10-01 10:23:35 AM  

KRSESQ: petuniapup: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: centrifugal bumblepuppy: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: ... Are we still on?  No webcast yet.

OK, it's on YouTube - but *NOT* on 'spacex.com/webcast'.

Weird.

Official YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=​UZkaE_9zwQQ

No offense, but I prefer the SpaceX commentators to these guys.  I don't *care* about your microphone!

Seconded.
They have good voices, but... the advertisements, the asides, the lack of professionalism... ugh.
I caught a previous Starlink launch courtesy of Fark.  That was impressive.

I was going to post a snarky comment about today's commentators, but decided they weren't worth it.


So...  YouTube commentators aside, anyone know why 'SpaceX.com/webcast' wasn't on the air today?
 
2020-10-01 11:08:38 AM  
Okay, who flies next, ULA's NROL-44 over on 37a or SpaceX's GPS-Sat for the Space Force on 40? Or are they all just gonna keep taking turns scrubbing all week..
 
2020-10-01 11:25:48 AM  

sno man: Okay, who flies next, ULA's NROL-44 over on 37a or SpaceX's GPS-Sat for the Space Force on 40? Or are they all just gonna keep taking turns scrubbing all week..


There's an Antares supply launch to the ISS from Wallops Island, Virginia tonight at 9:38pm eastern.  Maybe the gremlins are limited to Florida.
 
2020-10-01 12:10:31 PM  
"This video is private".
 
2020-10-01 1:01:08 PM  
Looks like the ULA lunch is now on the 6th at 11:54ET PM, the SpaceX GPS launch window is tomorrow night between 9:43 - 9:58 and SpaceX Starlink set to go Saturday morning at 10:00 (Basically just 12 hours later.) (!)
 
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