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(Everyday Astronaut)   Watch SpaceX launch nearly a hundred satellites in a ride share. Liftoff rescheduled for 10 AM ET on Sunday. Link goes to mission info and catalogs the satellites to be orbited. Scroll down for two livestream options   (everydayastronaut.com) divider line
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2021-01-21 9:10:06 PM  
A family member is a big space / rocket fan and sends regular launch updates to me and a couple of friends here in FL. Here's his update for this launch:

The next mission from the Cape is a SpaceX Falcon 9 flight with their Transporter-1 Rideshare mission.  Carrying dozens of small satellites for multiple customers into a Sun Synchronous polar orbit, it will launch from SLC-40 to the south, flying just offshore, hugging the coast, and coming very close to actually overflying Miami (though the IIP, or Instantaneous Impact Point -- where it would crash if the engines died at any moment -- is always offshore).

This is a similar flight profile to the NROL-108 mission back in mid-December, but which was totally obscured by clouds.

One difference is that with this upcoming flight, the booster won't return for a land landing at the Cape as with NROL-108, but will instead land on the barge OCISLY (Of Course I Still Love You) off the Cay Sal Bank of the Bahamas, near Cuba.

Still, if the skies are clear, it should be quite a sight.  So you Floridians should make your plans.
T-0 is expected to fall within a one hour window, starting at 09:24 EST (14:24 UTC / 15:24 CET) this Friday, 22 January.  The L-2 day weather forecast is 80% positive.

Viewing should be great anywhere, but if I were in Palm City and wasn't headed all the way up to the Cape to watch it, I'd consider going to the beach between Vero and Sebastian to be closest for the stage separation -- though as neat as it will be, it won't be as great as it would be were the booster quickly flipping around to boost back to the Cape.

Also interesting would be the view from Miami, both to see if fly overhead, and to see the booster's reentry burn, and possibly the start of the landing burn.
 
2021-01-21 9:31:25 PM  
A key major milestone with this flight buried in the details.

This is the first Falcon 9 flight with a transfer stage.
 
2021-01-21 9:43:29 PM  
Go Starlink !

I'm impatiently waiting on faster internet
 
2021-01-22 9:03:50 AM  

labman: Go Starlink !

I'm impatiently waiting on faster internet


Not a Starlink mission - that was Wednesday.

This is a rideshare - SpaceX is being an 'Uber-to-Orbit' for a bunch of unrelated payloads.
 
2021-01-22 9:07:22 AM  
Guys, I'm not going to be posting much on this one.

I just drove Jubal to the ER with nausea and stabbing chest pain.  I'm sitting with him while they're doing EKG, X-rays, IVs, and all that stuff.

Please, God, don't take him.
 
2021-01-22 9:08:17 AM  
Everything on Space.com shows this for Saturday... someone's got their dates / Days of the week screwed up... Guess we'll know in a few...
 
2021-01-22 9:11:13 AM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Guys, I'm not going to be posting much on this one.

I just drove Jubal to the ER with nausea and stabbing chest pain.  I'm sitting with him while they're doing EKG, X-rays, IVs, and all that stuff.

Please, God, don't take him.


CAT HUGS <3
 
2021-01-22 9:12:03 AM  

Kittypie070: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Guys, I'm not going to be posting much on this one.

I just drove Jubal to the ER with nausea and stabbing chest pain.  I'm sitting with him while they're doing EKG, X-rays, IVs, and all that stuff.

Please, God, don't take him.

CAT HUGS <3


Jubal says "Thank you".
 
2021-01-22 9:13:47 AM  

Kilted_Dude: Everything on Space.com shows this for Saturday... someone's got their dates / Days of the week screwed up... Guess we'll know in a few...


Yeah, the webcast site is only offering up replays of Wednesday's Starlink mission.

I think we've had a 24 hour delay.
 
2021-01-22 9:14:02 AM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Guys, I'm not going to be posting much on this one.

I just drove Jubal to the ER with nausea and stabbing chest pain.  I'm sitting with him while they're doing EKG, X-rays, IVs, and all that stuff.

Please, God, don't take him.


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2021-01-22 9:15:58 AM  
YouTuber Raw Space has a standby for the livecast:

LIVE: Falcon 9 launches Transporter 1 rideshare mission (23 Jan 2021)
Youtube sQ0MsHxczhI
 
2021-01-22 9:21:20 AM  

Kittypie070: YouTuber Raw Space has a standby for the livecast:

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Live in 23 hours
 
2021-01-22 9:26:19 AM  
Spacex website is a big corporate marketing thing now. Understandable. Don't they have a media page?
 
2021-01-22 9:32:02 AM  

Kilted_Dude: Live in 23 hours


Exactly :P
 
2021-01-22 9:35:01 AM  
Thanks, everyone.  First EKG shows heart in normal sinus rhythm, and they started an anti-nausea med.
 
2021-01-22 9:48:29 AM  
There is a static fire for SN9 about to happen now though
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ky5l9​Z​xsG9M
 
2021-01-22 9:49:14 AM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Guys, I'm not going to be posting much on this one.

I just drove Jubal to the ER with nausea and stabbing chest pain.  I'm sitting with him while they're doing EKG, X-rays, IVs, and all that stuff.

Please, God, don't take him.


Huge, gentle hugs.
 
2021-01-22 9:52:02 AM  

Gerald Tarrant: There is a static fire for SN9 about to happen now though
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ky5l9Z​xsG9M


hot damn less fog
 
2021-01-22 9:52:49 AM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Thanks, everyone.  First EKG shows heart in normal sinus rhythm, and they started an anti-nausea med.


yass!!!!
 
2021-01-22 10:04:07 AM  
that was a rather short static fire :P
 
2021-01-22 10:12:02 AM  

Kittypie070: that was a rather short static fire :P


They all are. Might be due to their not having a cooling system on the launch pad.
 
2021-01-22 11:40:10 AM  
Really should be using SpaceXL.
 
2021-01-22 12:06:55 PM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: labman: Go Starlink !

I'm impatiently waiting on faster internet

Not a Starlink mission - that was Wednesday.

This is a rideshare - SpaceX is being an 'Uber-to-Orbit' for a bunch of unrelated payloads.


Tfa says 10 Starlink satellites are included.
 
2021-01-22 4:49:56 PM  
Why did this thread go light green? I'm very confused. I'm also sorry I missed the launch.

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Thanks, everyone.  First EKG shows heart in normal sinus rhythm, and they started an anti-nausea med.


How's he doing? Best wishes.
 
2021-01-22 5:50:44 PM  

Destructor: Why did this thread go light green? I'm very confused. I'm also sorry I missed the launch.


Launch is now Saturday, 9:40 a.m. EST
 
2021-01-22 7:26:14 PM  

bingethinker: Destructor: Why did this thread go light green? I'm very confused. I'm also sorry I missed the launch.

Launch is now Saturday, 9:40 a.m. EST


You know, it's funny. Every time I can't make one of these things, it's canceled. What luck, right? Never won the lottery. I should be able to make it tomorrow.
 
2021-01-23 9:16:53 AM  

WelldeadLink: Kittypie070: that was a rather short static fire :P

They all are. Might be due to their not having a cooling system on the launch pad.


You mean the water spray?

That's actually for acoustic dampening, not cooling.
 
2021-01-23 9:26:36 AM  
Oontz oontz oontz
 
2021-01-23 9:27:21 AM  

Destructor: Why did this thread go light green? I'm very confused. I'm also sorry I missed the launch.

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Thanks, everyone.  First EKG shows heart in normal sinus rhythm, and they started an anti-nausea med.

How's he doing? Best wishes.


Hi, folks!

(I had to wait till the thread returned to the live page to reply - I'm not on TotalFark, so couldn't post while the thread was being recycled.)

Jubal is doing well.  They moved him from the ER to the Trauma ICU, because that's where they had bed space.

The chest pain was a result of dehydration.  It's been dealt with.  The nausea was the result of diabetic ketoacidosis and a possible gall bladder issue.  They're still investigating the gall bladder.  The DKA was either caught early or a mild case - it's been dealt with.

Vitals are good (good enough for a 58 year old man with his history).  Heart rate is 89, B/P is 118/64, Pulse Oxygenation is 98%, Respiration is 21.

As of last night, he had had two meals and is keeping them down.  He's himself again - alert, mind is back to normal, color is good.

An endocrinologist discovered that Jubal's adrenals crank out a lot more Cortisol than normal, especially when he has an adrenalin rush.  Cortisol blocks the effect of insulin.  When his Cortisol is cranked, his insulin resistance gets close to 100% - doesn't matter how much insulin he has, he ain't gonna process it.

They've got good folks at that hospital, as I know first-hand.  Jubal will be fine, and his wife, his Mom, and I are all relieved.

Thank you to everyone here for the kind thoughts and concern.
 
2021-01-23 9:28:10 AM  
And now, on with the show!
 
2021-01-23 9:29:31 AM  
Hey!  This mission is a success, and we'll have another booster reach 'Ace' status - five flights and landings!
 
2021-01-23 9:33:05 AM  
weather is iffy - that's a technical term meaning 'well, let's find out'
 
2021-01-23 9:33:31 AM  
... Guess everyone is sleeping in since it's Saturday?
 
2021-01-23 9:34:27 AM  
Scrubbing for weather, surface electrical fields.

Tomorrow at 10 AM EST.  Be there.  Aloha.
 
2021-01-23 9:34:37 AM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: And now, on with the show!


Scrub :(
 
2021-01-23 9:37:23 AM  
... Anyone have any word on Starship SN9?
 
2021-01-23 9:39:19 AM  
bleh. is this a return of scrubtober.
 
2021-01-23 9:40:09 AM  
Where's the feed?
 
2021-01-23 9:45:09 AM  

Mr. Fuzzypaws: Where's the feed?


Feed will be tomorrow around 9:30 am EST or thereabouts.  Launch scrubbed today due to weather - 'surface electrical fields'.  (High chance of a static electric 'ZAP', which could be Bad.)
 
2021-01-23 10:06:01 AM  

dammit just give me a login: A family member is a big space / rocket fan and sends regular launch updates to me and a couple of friends here in FL. Here's his update for this launch:

The next mission from the Cape is a SpaceX Falcon 9 flight with their Transporter-1 Rideshare mission.  Carrying dozens of small satellites for multiple customers into a Sun Synchronous polar orbit, it will launch from SLC-40 to the south, flying just offshore, hugging the coast, and coming very close to actually overflying Miami (though the IIP, or Instantaneous Impact Point -- where it would crash if the engines died at any moment -- is always offshore).

This is a similar flight profile to the NROL-108 mission back in mid-December, but which was totally obscured by clouds.

One difference is that with this upcoming flight, the booster won't return for a land landing at the Cape as with NROL-108, but will instead land on the barge OCISLY (Of Course I Still Love You) off the Cay Sal Bank of the Bahamas, near Cuba.

Still, if the skies are clear, it should be quite a sight.  So you Floridians should make your plans.
T-0 is expected to fall within a one hour window, starting at 09:24 EST (14:24 UTC / 15:24 CET) this Friday, 22 January.  The L-2 day weather forecast is 80% positive.

Viewing should be great anywhere, but if I were in Palm City and wasn't headed all the way up to the Cape to watch it, I'd consider going to the beach between Vero and Sebastian to be closest for the stage separation -- though as neat as it will be, it won't be as great as it would be were the booster quickly flipping around to boost back to the Cape.

Also interesting would be the view from Miami, both to see if fly overhead, and to see the booster's reentry burn, and possibly the start of the landing burn.


Socialism and spy satellites are awesome!!
 
2021-01-23 10:07:34 AM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: labman: Go Starlink !

I'm impatiently waiting on faster internet

Not a Starlink mission - that was Wednesday.

This is a rideshare - SpaceX is being an 'Uber-to-Orbit' for a bunch of unrelated payloads.


Otherwise known as spy satellites.

Giggle
 
2021-01-23 10:09:11 AM  

edmo: Spacex website is a big corporate marketing thing now. Understandable. Don't they have a media page?


Supported by public tax money no doubt.

Socialism has its pluses.
 
2021-01-23 10:10:59 AM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: ... Guess everyone is sleeping in since it's Saturday?


Assuming they have jobs.
 
2021-01-23 10:11:58 AM  

Saab Story: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: And now, on with the show!

Scrub :(


Dont be sad!!

The tax payer is happy to foot the bill for another launch!
 
2021-01-23 10:14:15 AM  

Mr. Fuzzypaws: Where's the feed?


The tax payer is doing the feeding and private industry sit at home stock owners are doing the eating.
 
2021-01-23 10:38:54 AM  

Linux_Yes: edmo: Spacex website is a big corporate marketing thing now. Understandable. Don't they have a media page?

Supported by public tax money no doubt.

Socialism has its pluses.


You're not very familiar with SpaceX, are you?
 
2021-01-23 10:40:08 AM  

FrancoFile: WelldeadLink: Kittypie070: that was a rather short static fire :P

They all are. Might be due to their not having a cooling system on the launch pad.

You mean the water spray?

That's actually for acoustic dampening, not cooling.


I am familiar with the acoustic systems. I said cooling because I meant cooling.
 
2021-01-23 11:46:26 AM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: ... Anyone have any word on Starship SN9?


They did a static fire on Friday, so they could try a launch as early as Monday.
 
2021-01-23 12:03:25 PM  

WelldeadLink: FrancoFile: WelldeadLink: Kittypie070: that was a rather short static fire :P

They all are. Might be due to their not having a cooling system on the launch pad.

You mean the water spray?

That's actually for acoustic dampening, not cooling.

I am familiar with the acoustic systems. I said cooling because I meant cooling.



What cooling are you talking about then?
 
2021-01-24 9:44:55 AM  
Watch SpaceX launch 143 satellites for their first dedicated rideshare!
Youtube 4hhj_Y3B54M
 
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