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(Spaceflight Now)   Lunch time? Launch time. Lunch time? Launch time. SpaceX sends another batch of Starlink satellites up at 12:14 eastern, oontz starts at noon   (spaceflightnow.com) divider line
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2020-10-22 12:58:32 AM  
oontz counterpoint:

Autotuned Cat [the original]
Youtube 9ao6stS2toU
 
2020-10-22 11:36:17 AM  
Cool, weather is green.  Yesterday they were saying it was only going to be 50/50 today.
 
2020-10-22 11:45:27 AM  
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2020-10-22 11:46:51 AM  
Angela Martin:It is awful. You've made this day awful!
Kevin Malone:Maybe you could just change the U into an A.
Angela Martin:Then it would say 'lanch party', Kevin. Would it really be better if it said 'lanch party'?
 
2020-10-22 11:49:12 AM  
In case you're wondering, there's a drone ship in position, but there won't be an attempt at fairing recovery - the fairing boats haven't unloaded from the mission a couple days ago.
 
2020-10-22 11:49:33 AM  
This is a repeat from Sunday.
 
2020-10-22 11:54:01 AM  
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2020-10-22 12:00:54 PM  
Aaaand scrub.
 
2020-10-22 12:00:55 PM  
SCRUB!
 
2020-10-22 12:04:00 PM  
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Where's the oontz?
 
2020-10-22 12:05:12 PM  
So Srubtober will continue.
 
2020-10-22 12:05:23 PM  

Professor Science: Aaaand scrub.


clear_prop: SCRUB!


Dammit
 
2020-10-22 12:05:32 PM  

Professor Science: Aaaand scrub.


clear_prop: SCRUB!


DERMATITIS!
 
2020-10-22 12:05:36 PM  

Kittypie070: oontz counterpoint:

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Oh, that's delightful!
 
2020-10-22 12:07:50 PM  

Professor Science: Aaaand scrub.


clear_prop: SCRUB!


Weird - the SpaceX webcast site is still counting down at 7 minutes to go.  Guess someone didn't update it?

Anyone know why the scrub?
 
2020-10-22 12:10:02 PM  
Nicholas D. Wolfwood

Anyone know why the scrub?

Probably sea state in the recovery zone.
 
2020-10-22 12:13:34 PM  
Looking at the schedule, Crew-1 has been delayed four days to Nov. 15.
 
2020-10-22 12:13:34 PM  

Larva Lump: Nicholas D. Wolfwood

Anyone know why the scrub?

Probably sea state in the recovery zone.


Okay.  I would have thought that would be included in the 'Weather is Green' call, but I guess it makes sense.
 
2020-10-22 12:14:59 PM  
Probably sea state in the recovery zone.

Although Spaceflight Now mentioned a concern about "mission assurance."

So, maybe another sensor glitch? Weak dilithium crystals? Magic 8-ball?
 
2020-10-22 12:15:05 PM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Professor Science: Aaaand scrub.

clear_prop: SCRUB!

Weird - the SpaceX webcast site is still counting down at 7 minutes to go.  Guess someone didn't update it?

Anyone know why the scrub?


Guy on the countdown net said "Hold hold hold, today's attempt is scrubbed for mission assurance."  I expect there will be an explanatory tweet at some point.
 
2020-10-22 12:20:33 PM  
(grumbles angrily at the scrub, not because it was a scrub but because someone fail-assed all over the YT videocast -- the damn thing's still running)
 
2020-10-22 12:24:25 PM  
Nasaspaceflight.com mentions engine replacements for a couple of upcoming NASA missions. Rocket Labs had a sensor issue on its last attempt in NZ. This is getting seriously stupid. Perhaps it's time to do some deep background checks in the pipeline.
 
2020-10-22 12:27:46 PM  

Larva Lump: Nasaspaceflight.com mentions engine replacements for a couple of upcoming NASA missions. Rocket Labs had a sensor issue on its last attempt in NZ. This is getting seriously stupid. Perhaps it's time to do some deep background checks in the pipeline.


And? They catch issues and deal with them? This is a problem somehow?
 
2020-10-22 12:52:21 PM  

Professor Science: I expect there will be an explanatory tweet at some point.


And here we go:
https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1​3​19313339026010112
Just a small-seeming issue with loss of upper stage camera. Probably nothing serious, but standing down to re-examine whole vehicle just in case.
 
2020-10-22 1:02:44 PM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Larva Lump: Nicholas D. Wolfwood

Anyone know why the scrub?

Probably sea state in the recovery zone.

Okay.  I would have thought that would be included in the 'Weather is Green' call, but I guess it makes sense.


But did we get a "Spectrum is green" call?

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2020-10-22 1:05:15 PM  

edmo: Larva Lump: Nasaspaceflight.com mentions engine replacements for a couple of upcoming NASA missions. Rocket Labs had a sensor issue on its last attempt in NZ. This is getting seriously stupid. Perhaps it's time to do some deep background checks in the pipeline.

And? They catch issues and deal with them? This is a problem somehow?


*That's* not a problem, no.

The recent increase in issues, however, *is* a problem. It indicates a strong possibility that someone is getting careless and sloppy.  That is the biggest No-No there is in spaceflight.
 
2020-10-22 1:07:28 PM  
Sorry I missed it. However, the delay means there is a tiny chance I might be able to see it live.
 
2020-10-22 1:09:49 PM  

dittybopper: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Larva Lump: Nicholas D. Wolfwood

Anyone know why the scrub?

Probably sea state in the recovery zone.

Okay.  I would have thought that would be included in the 'Weather is Green' call, but I guess it makes sense.

But did we get a "Spectrum is green" call?

[matakishi.net image 850x212]


I always wondered how many personnel Spectrum had.  Why did we never see Captain Burnt Umber, or Captain Periwinkle?

/And don't get me started on an organization that has only one rank - 'Captain'.
//New Mega-Villain!  Captain Vantablack!
 
2020-10-22 2:46:37 PM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: dittybopper: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Larva Lump: Nicholas D. Wolfwood

Anyone know why the scrub?

Probably sea state in the recovery zone.

Okay.  I would have thought that would be included in the 'Weather is Green' call, but I guess it makes sense.

But did we get a "Spectrum is green" call?

[matakishi.net image 850x212]

I always wondered how many personnel Spectrum had.  Why did we never see Captain Burnt Umber, or Captain Periwinkle?

/And don't get me started on an organization that has only one rank - 'Captain'.
//New Mega-Villain!  Captain Vantablack!


Colonel White and Lieutenant Green unavailable for comment.

And we really don't know what sort of rank Destiny, Harmony, Symphony, Rhapsody, and Melody Angel had, except of course for "pilot".
 
2020-10-22 2:49:56 PM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: That is the biggest No-No there is in spaceflight.


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WHAT A BIG NOO-NOO MIGHT LOOK LIKE.
 
2020-10-22 2:50:25 PM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: edmo: Larva Lump: Nasaspaceflight.com mentions engine replacements for a couple of upcoming NASA missions. Rocket Labs had a sensor issue on its last attempt in NZ. This is getting seriously stupid. Perhaps it's time to do some deep background checks in the pipeline.

And? They catch issues and deal with them? This is a problem somehow?

*That's* not a problem, no.

The recent increase in issues, however, *is* a problem. It indicates a strong possibility that someone is getting careless and sloppy.  That is the biggest No-No there is in spaceflight.


I doubt that RL and SpaceX have much overlap in their supply chain...
 
2020-10-22 2:59:09 PM  

FrancoFile: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: edmo: Larva Lump: Nasaspaceflight.com mentions engine replacements for a couple of upcoming NASA missions. Rocket Labs had a sensor issue on its last attempt in NZ. This is getting seriously stupid. Perhaps it's time to do some deep background checks in the pipeline.

And? They catch issues and deal with them? This is a problem somehow?

*That's* not a problem, no.

The recent increase in issues, however, *is* a problem. It indicates a strong possibility that someone is getting careless and sloppy.  That is the biggest No-No there is in spaceflight.

I doubt that RL and SpaceX have much overlap in their supply chain...


No, I doubt they do as well.  But I think each of them have had an increase in scrubs/delays/holds lately that were mechanical issues, so maybe both outfits have people getting complacent in their respective supply chains.

(Which, if I recall correctly, is mostly in-house for SpaceX, right?  Doesn't mean someone can't be slacking off.  This is business where constant vigilance is required in any case.)
 
2020-10-22 2:59:16 PM  

Kittypie070: oontz counterpoint:

[YouTube video: Autotuned Cat [the original]]


When I played that my cat came over and started rubbing his cheeks on my phone.
 
2020-10-22 3:03:45 PM  

dittybopper: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: dittybopper: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Larva Lump: Nicholas D. Wolfwood

Anyone know why the scrub?

Probably sea state in the recovery zone.

Okay.  I would have thought that would be included in the 'Weather is Green' call, but I guess it makes sense.

But did we get a "Spectrum is green" call?

[matakishi.net image 850x212]

I always wondered how many personnel Spectrum had.  Why did we never see Captain Burnt Umber, or Captain Periwinkle?

/And don't get me started on an organization that has only one rank - 'Captain'.
//New Mega-Villain!  Captain Vantablack!

Colonel White and Lieutenant Green unavailable for comment.

And we really don't know what sort of rank Destiny, Harmony, Symphony, Rhapsody, and Melody Angel had, except of course for "pilot".


True, just like 'Commander Zero and Lieutenant Ninety' on XL-5.  But aside from them, all the 'line officers' were captains.

Any organization without a solid core of career sergeants is in for long-term trouble.
 
2020-10-22 3:08:27 PM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: True, just like 'Commander Zero and Lieutenant Ninety' on XL-5.  But aside from them, all the 'line officers' were captains.

Any organization without a solid core of career sergeants is in for long-term trouble.


I think they do have them, though, it's just that they're doing standard things like running the motor pool, fixing the aircraft, etc.

Notice how wherever they are, there's a car or other vehicle waiting for them?  Someone's got to maintain all of that.
 
2020-10-22 3:43:31 PM  

dittybopper: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: True, just like 'Commander Zero and Lieutenant Ninety' on XL-5.  But aside from them, all the 'line officers' were captains.

Any organization without a solid core of career sergeants is in for long-term trouble.

I think they do have them, though, it's just that they're doing standard things like running the motor pool, fixing the aircraft, etc.

Notice how wherever they are, there's a car or other vehicle waiting for them?  Someone's got to maintain all of that.


... and now I have this image in my head of Grandma Tracy, on 'Thunderbirds', overhauling the engines on Thunderbird 2 ...
 
2020-10-22 3:52:49 PM  
"Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. Three times is enemy action." - Ian Fleming

I knew my Spidey-sense was primed by a nagging something.
 
2020-10-22 4:09:07 PM  

Destructor: Sorry I missed it. However, the delay means there is a tiny chance I might be able to see it live.


I'm visiting some friends in Florida (working remotely from their home too) and took the day off to drive down to see the launch but it got scrubbed. Damn. Was really looking forward to it too. We went to Playalinda Beach for a good view. Sorry folks. This scrub was probably my fault.
 
2020-10-22 4:55:07 PM  

Slypork: Destructor: Sorry I missed it. However, the delay means there is a tiny chance I might be able to see it live.

I'm visiting some friends in Florida (working remotely from their home too) and took the day off to drive down to see the launch but it got scrubbed. Damn. Was really looking forward to it too. We went to Playalinda Beach for a good view. Sorry folks. This scrub was probably my fault.


I didn't know Linda was a Playa (waggles eyebrows).
 
2020-10-23 8:23:23 AM  

I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: Slypork: Destructor: Sorry I missed it. However, the delay means there is a tiny chance I might be able to see it live.

I'm visiting some friends in Florida (working remotely from their home too) and took the day off to drive down to see the launch but it got scrubbed. Damn. Was really looking forward to it too. We went to Playalinda Beach for a good view. Sorry folks. This scrub was probably my fault.

I didn't know Linda was a Playa (waggles eyebrows).


She's a dry lake?
 
2020-10-23 12:04:12 PM  

dittybopper: I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: Slypork: Destructor: Sorry I missed it. However, the delay means there is a tiny chance I might be able to see it live.

I'm visiting some friends in Florida (working remotely from their home too) and took the day off to drive down to see the launch but it got scrubbed. Damn. Was really looking forward to it too. We went to Playalinda Beach for a good view. Sorry folks. This scrub was probably my fault.

I didn't know Linda was a Playa (waggles eyebrows).

She's a dry lake?


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What a dry lake may look like.
 
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