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4 days ago  
no scrubbing unless that public money goes away.
 
4 days ago  
Another day, another sixty orbiting router relays.
 
4 days ago  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Another day, another sixty orbiting router relays.


And streaked up astronomy images.
 
4 days ago  
So, the Starlink constellation now consists of ~1500 satellites.  And about 50% or so of that constellation has been launched by *TWO* Falcon 9 boosters.

Damn.  Reusability works.
 
4 days ago  
Oontz.
 
4 days ago  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: So, the Starlink constellation now consists of ~1500 satellites.  And about 50% or so of that constellation has been launched by *TWO* Falcon 9 boosters.

Damn.  Reusability works.


that is crazy.
 
4 days ago  
I want my Starlink dishy - NOW, PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEASE!!

/a wish upon a satellite that this country-bumpkins thinks is a star
 
4 days ago  
Mission Number Nine for this booster.  Tying the fleet leader.
 
4 days ago  
Erector. Heh heh.
 
4 days ago  
Here is a photo of take off

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4 days ago  
Winds are looking pretty gusty.  15kts or so.
 
4 days ago  
Gawd I love watching these launches.
 
4 days ago  
AND SHE'S OUT OF THE GATE AND CLIMBING LIKE MAD!!!
 
4 days ago  
Liftoff!!
 
4 days ago  
Go baby go!
 
4 days ago  
"May the force be with us."

/The time derivative of momentum certainly is.
 
4 days ago  
The telemetry is amazing!
 
4 days ago  
MECO, Stage Sep, and MVac startup all Good.
 
4 days ago  
Fairing Sep is good.
 
4 days ago  
Flyswatters are out.
 
4 days ago  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Flyswatters are out.


Waffle Irons.
 
4 days ago  
I've been watching those things take off for 60 years now

/It never gets old
 
4 days ago  
C'mon, Landing Number Nine!
 
4 days ago  
That was a strange little wobble just before the "transonic" callout.
 
4 days ago  
Stick it!
 
4 days ago  
AND THEY STICK THE LANDING!
 
4 days ago  
Excellent.
 
4 days ago  
BULLSEYE!  No. Nine in the books!
 
4 days ago  
NAILED IT!
 
4 days ago  
And OCISLY's fresh coat of paint starts to look properly singed.
 
4 days ago  
Looks like dead center on the landing.

I was worried with all the signal dropouts.
 
4 days ago  

Professor Science: That was a strange little wobble just before the "transonic" callout.


turbulence maybe?
 
4 days ago  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: I've been watching those things take off for 60 years now

/It never gets old


You have me by about 10 years but yeah, it NEVER gets old.
 
4 days ago  
Bullseye, add 50 points to this one's tally.
 
4 days ago  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: AND THEY STICK THE LANDING!


He gotten good at playing darts.
 
4 days ago  
Here's the updated list of successful SpaceX Missions. I've realigned the dates and order for upcoming flights.
The manifest is starting to flesh out for this year, with more Starlink launches, Rideshare missions, and other customers being added.  Currently, it's at 27 launches this year, but it's a cinch there will be more added as the year goes on.  Weather and technical issues allowing, SpaceX could conceivably hit 36 or 37 missions in 2021 if they want to hit their mandated target for building out the Starlink Constellation.

Year  # flown  Milestones
2006 - 1 - Falcon 1
2007 - 1
2008 - 2
2009 - 1
2010 - 2 - First Falcon 9, June 4, 2010
2011 - 0
2012 - 2 - First private spaceship (Dragon) to visit ISS
2013 - 3 - Falcon 9 v1.1
2014 - 6
2015 - 6 - Falcon 9 'Full Thrust' and first booster landing
2016 - 8
2017 - 18 - First Launch and Recovery of a reused booster / Dragon
2018 - 21 - First Falcon Heavy, First F9 Block 5, First booster with 3 flights
2019 - 13 - Successful Crew Dragon Demo 1; 1st Paying Falcon Heavy; Starlink; 1 F9 flies 4 times
2020 - 26 - 7 flights on one Falcon 9; Crew Dragon Certified; Starship test flights; Starlink Beta Opens

2021:

1    01/07/2021    Falcon 9 - Turksat 5A
2    01/20/2021    Falcon 9 - Starlink 16
3    01/24/2021    Falcon 9 - Transporter 1
4    02/04/2021    Falcon 9 - Starlink 18
5    02/15/2021    Falcon 9 - Starlink 19
6    03/04/2021    Falcon 9 - Starlink 17
7    03/11/2021    Falcon 9 - Starlink 20
8    03/14/2021    Falcon 9 - Starlink 21 - NINTH mission for this booster
9    03/24/2021    Falcon 9 - Starlink 22
10   04/07/2021    Falcon 9 - Starlink 23
11   04/23/2021    Falcon 9 - CREW 2
12   04/28/2021    Falcon 9 - Starlink 24
13   05/04/2021    Falcon 9 - Starlink 25

Upcoming Flights:
06/01/2021    Falcon 9 - SXM 8
06/03/2021    Falcon 9 - CRS 22
06/17/2021    Falcon 9 - GPS 3 SV05
07/??/2021    Falcon 9 - Transporter 2
07/??/2021    Falcon Heavy - USSF 44
08/18/2021    Falcon 9 - CRS 23
09/15/2021    Falcon 9 - Inspiration4 (Civilian Tourism Mission)
09/??/2021    Falcon 9 - Worldview Legion 1 & 2
10/??/2021    Falcon Heavy - USSF 52
10/23/2021    Falcon 9 - CREW 3
11/??/2021    Falcon 9 - Turksat 5B
11/17/2021    Falcon 9 - IXPE
11/24/2021    Falcon 9 - DART
12/04/2021    Falcon 9 - CRS 24

(from http://www.spacex.com/missions and https://spaceflightnow.com/launch-sche​dule/)
(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of​_Falcon_9_and_Falcon_Heavy_launches)
 
4 days ago  
Still amazed how often these things fly.
 
4 days ago  
Tomorrow is the 60th anniversary of the first golfer in space assuming Yuri did not golf.
 
4 days ago  

Mr. Fuzzypaws: Still amazed how often these things fly.


They fall with style pretty well, too.
 
4 days ago  
SN15 is very shiny whether it is scrubbed or not.
 
4 days ago  
Had a quick errand to run and tried to make it back. Missed the launch by about 15 minutes and went back for a replay. Great to see another successful launch.
 
4 days ago  

Bhaughbb: Had a quick errand to run and tried to make it back. Missed the launch by about 15 minutes and went back for a replay. Great to see another successful launch.


Glad you got to see it.  A thing of beauty, indeed!
 
4 days ago  
SES-2 happened on schedule.
 
4 days ago  
...  aaaaaand, it's done!
 
4 days ago  
Successful Payload Deploy.
 
4 days ago  

the_innkeeper: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Another day, another sixty orbiting router relays.

And streaked up astronomy images.


Astronomers will get over it after Starship launches a couple dozen LUVIOR scale birds.
 
4 days ago  
Today is the 124th day of the year, and they've made 13 successful launches.  That's one every 9.5 days.

SpaceX is sending stuff to orbit this year more often than I've gotten my car out of the garage.
 
3 days ago  
every booster landing, I can't help but think "man, if only Robert Heinlein were around to see this"
 
3 days ago  

The Bestest: every booster landing, I can't help but think "man, if only Robert Heinlein were around to see this"


Amen.
 
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