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2020-11-22 1:19:46 PM  
This will be the 100th Falcon 9 launch.  And the 7th launch of this particular first stage.

Reliability numbers continue to increase asymptotically.
 
2020-11-22 1:33:11 PM  
Intro needed:

SPACEX but its THUNDERBIRDS! (Thunderbirds Edit) by Psyclonyx
Youtube tiD8nGD0Q6w
 
2020-11-22 4:07:32 PM  
Please get as many satellites up as quickly as possible.  I want fast internet ASAP.
 
2020-11-22 9:23:36 PM  
Scrubbed...
 
2020-11-22 9:28:23 PM  
1 what is this

/b do I even
 
2020-11-22 9:38:36 PM  
Canceled
 
2020-11-22 9:40:55 PM  
Seeing a srub makes me a Sad Panda
 
2020-11-22 9:42:40 PM  

clovercat: Intro needed:

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OH.  MY.  F'ING.  GOD!!!!

F.A.B!!!
 
2020-11-22 10:07:46 PM  

FrancoFile: Scrubbed...


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"What? Like with a washcloth?"
 
2020-11-22 11:44:36 PM  

labman: Please get as many satellites up as quickly as possible.  I want fast internet ASAP.


Unless satellite internet is already your fastest option, this isn't likely to bring fast internet to you.  Not sure how much of the planet each bird has to cover, but it should be a few percent, and if that covers a city you can expect to share the bird's bandwidth with a farkton of people.  Still will be wildly better than geosat internet (which features few birds that have to share the bandwidth with all geosat transmissions, not just local internet), but will have trouble competing with cable modems and DSL.
 
2020-11-23 7:49:39 AM  

yet_another_wumpus: labman: Please get as many satellites up as quickly as possible.  I want fast internet ASAP.

Unless satellite internet is already your fastest option, this isn't likely to bring fast internet to you.  Not sure how much of the planet each bird has to cover, but it should be a few percent, and if that covers a city you can expect to share the bird's bandwidth with a farkton of people.  Still will be wildly better than geosat internet (which features few birds that have to share the bandwidth with all geosat transmissions, not just local internet), but will have trouble competing with cable modems and DSL.


These are phased array antennas, on both the bird and the ground station.  So they can multiplex by splitting (really steering) the beams, as well as whatever code and/or frequency multiplexing scheme they use for layer 1.  When the constellation is fully built out, multiple satellites will be handling high-demand areas simultaneously.
 
2020-11-23 2:32:02 PM  
Judging by the high prices, their primary customers will be people in rural areas who have no other choice.
 
2020-11-23 8:16:45 PM  

bingethinker: Judging by the high prices, their primary customers will be people in rural areas who have no other choice.


I'm considering it as a work-while-camping option. I have solar and batteries and a rooftop tent that I spent the entire summer in. Give me good internet so I can keep working instead of quitting my job and burning savings like I did this last time, and I just might camp for 6+ months a year.

Which I guess counts as being rural and not having another choice, come to think of it.
 
2020-11-24 6:38:36 PM  
They just did another 3-engine static fire of the Starship in Texas.  I expect the 12 km hop within the next 2 weeks.
 
2020-11-24 7:10:41 PM  

FrancoFile: They just did another 3-engine static fire of the Starship in Texas.  I expect the 12 km hop within the next 2 weeks.


Elon says next week!

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1​3​31386982296145922
 
2020-11-24 8:00:38 PM  

FrancoFile: Elon says next week!


Mega-awesome. If this thing works as advertised, that launch will be groundbreaking. Musk really has put excitement and joy into aerospace. I love that guy.

/And yes, in that special way. (Not really. Not that there's anything wrong with that.)
 
2020-11-24 8:49:55 PM  
Prop load underway.  Weather is GO, with some intermittent showers to keep an eye on.
 
2020-11-24 9:00:48 PM  
Oontz oontz oontz
 
2020-11-24 9:01:30 PM  

FrancoFile: They just did another 3-engine static fire of the Starship in Texas.  I expect the 12 km hop within the next 2 weeks.


did it blow up the launchpad again?
 
2020-11-24 9:02:31 PM  
Red 5 Standing by.
 
2020-11-24 9:05:40 PM  
This thing is flying for the seventh time.

THE SEVENTH TIME.

That's amazing. It's, crazy. It's almost a miracle. Wow. It's moments like these that keep me going.
 
2020-11-24 9:06:52 PM  
Even the fairings are massively reused. Musk, I'm not gay, but I'm willing to learn, for you.
 
2020-11-24 9:11:35 PM  
According to Google, there are 6000 satellites in space, including defunct satellites.

Starlink is over 900 satellites.
 
2020-11-24 9:12:52 PM  
woot go for launch!
 
2020-11-24 9:13:35 PM  

Destructor: Mega-awesome. If this thing works as advertised, that launch will be groundbreaking.


If it doesn't work as advertised, so long as it gets high enough before going off-norminal, that will break some ground too.
 
2020-11-24 9:13:38 PM  
go baby!
 
2020-11-24 9:13:55 PM  
Liftoff!!
 
2020-11-24 9:13:57 PM  
Huh. There it goes. Another amazing achievement for mankind. Wooo. Way to go Earth!
 
2020-11-24 9:15:11 PM  

Professor Science: Destructor: Mega-awesome. If this thing works as advertised, that launch will be groundbreaking.

If it doesn't work as advertised, so long as it gets high enough before going off-norminal, that will break some ground too.


The whole thing is amazing. Look what Humans can do when they put their tiny primitive ape-brains together.
 
2020-11-24 9:15:31 PM  
Now that's pretty. Amazing.
 
2020-11-24 9:17:06 PM  

FigPucker: Now that's pretty. Amazing.


Literally: I live for this.

Thanks Musk! Thank you aerospace guys!
 
2020-11-24 9:19:12 PM  
Crap I just saw this. Are they landing? Did I miss it?
 
2020-11-24 9:19:53 PM  

abhorrent1: Crap I just saw this. Are they landing? Did I miss it?


They are. But the video sucks (or so they say). They'll play it when they get it.
 
2020-11-24 9:20:28 PM  
Damn!  Got busy with work and missed the launch, but I'm in time to see the booster landing!

Hello, everyone!  Happy 100th Falcon 9 flight!  Happy seventh flight for this booster!
 
2020-11-24 9:21:29 PM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Happy seventh flight for this booster!


Wolfwood! Good to see you. This is amazing. SEVEN...
 
2020-11-24 9:22:04 PM  
YES!  ANOTHER MILESTONE FOR REUSABILITY!

NAILED ANOTHER LANDING!
 
2020-11-24 9:22:28 PM  
7th landing!!!!!. farking amazing!
 
2020-11-24 9:22:31 PM  
7x!
 
2020-11-24 9:22:31 PM  
9.6, 9.5, 9.3, 8.4 from the East German judge, 9.8, 9.7
 
2020-11-24 9:22:35 PM  
Bullseye!
 
2020-11-24 9:22:46 PM  
SIXTY-FIRST RECOVERY!  Booster is on the way to Double Ace!
 
2020-11-24 9:22:59 PM  
They make it look routine.

Amazing.
 
2020-11-24 9:23:03 PM  
I... I don't believe it.

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2020-11-24 9:23:20 PM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Damn!  Got busy with work and missed the launch, but I'm in time to see the booster landing!

Hello, everyone!  Happy 100th Falcon 9 flight!  Happy seventh flight for this booster!


im gona go out on a limb here and say that there is probably an internal spacex engineering report that these boosters can go for way more than 10 flights.
 
2020-11-24 9:24:40 PM  
Perfecto!
 
2020-11-24 9:24:41 PM  
Its a great achievement that is becoming routine and really helps bring the costs down.  Now are these "veteran" stages only used on these starlink missions at this point or does Musk give a discount if your satellite gets a ride on a well proven stage.
 
2020-11-24 9:25:06 PM  

Destructor: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Happy seventh flight for this booster!

Wolfwood! Good to see you. This is amazing. SEVEN...


Howdy, Destructor!  Damn, I'm starting to feel like we just might make it out of 2020 in mostly one piece!

I was poking at some stuff I'm writing - a 'backstory' for one of my old gaming characters, as a way to stave off cabin fever and as a writing exercise.  I had just gotten my protagonist into a very nasty jam when I remembered the launch.
 
2020-11-24 9:26:01 PM  

khitsicker: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Damn!  Got busy with work and missed the launch, but I'm in time to see the booster landing!

Hello, everyone!  Happy 100th Falcon 9 flight!  Happy seventh flight for this booster!

im gona go out on a limb here and say that there is probably an internal spacex engineering report that these boosters can go for way more than 10 flights.


The engines are what need care and feeding.  Scrub the soot deposits out, make sure the shaft seals on the turbopumps are ok.  That sort of thing.

Be interesting to see what kind of metal fatigue is happening to the tanks and structural elements.
 
2020-11-24 9:26:04 PM  

FrancoFile: yet_another_wumpus: labman: Please get as many satellites up as quickly as possible.  I want fast internet ASAP.

Unless satellite internet is already your fastest option, this isn't likely to bring fast internet to you.  Not sure how much of the planet each bird has to cover, but it should be a few percent, and if that covers a city you can expect to share the bird's bandwidth with a farkton of people.  Still will be wildly better than geosat internet (which features few birds that have to share the bandwidth with all geosat transmissions, not just local internet), but will have trouble competing with cable modems and DSL.

These are phased array antennas, on both the bird and the ground station.  So they can multiplex by splitting (really steering) the beams, as well as whatever code and/or frequency multiplexing scheme they use for layer 1.  When the constellation is fully built out, multiple satellites will be handling high-demand areas simultaneously.


My buddy in rural Alaska is watching this very closely.

He's paying for 3 microwave internet lines at his house so him and his kids can game.

Each line gets 6mps usually actually only 4-5mps.

Better than his old Hughes net latency of 800
 
2020-11-24 9:27:09 PM  

khitsicker: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Damn!  Got busy with work and missed the launch, but I'm in time to see the booster landing!

Hello, everyone!  Happy 100th Falcon 9 flight!  Happy seventh flight for this booster!

im gona go out on a limb here and say that there is probably an internal spacex engineering report that these boosters can go for way more than 10 flights.


Stated intent is that they're good for up to 100 flights, with inspection after each flight and a refurb/overhaul after each ten.
 
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