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2021-05-09 2:35:59 AM  
Looking forward to a good launch/landing.
 
2021-05-09 2:36:45 AM  
Here to bear witness to this flight.

<crosses fingers>
 
2021-05-09 2:37:24 AM  

Bhaughbb: Looking forward to a good launch/landing.


From your mouth to FSM's ears.
 
2021-05-09 2:39:34 AM  
LIVE!  From KSC!  It's Starlink Night!
 
2021-05-09 2:39:58 AM  
Always fun to be streaming rhrse on the tv.
 
2021-05-09 2:40:29 AM  

Bhaughbb: Always fun to be streaming rhrse on the tv.


Yep.
 
2021-05-09 2:42:59 AM  
Go! Liftoff!
 
2021-05-09 2:43:18 AM  
LIFTOFF!  GODSPEED, AND GO GO GO!!!
 
2021-05-09 2:43:39 AM  
I caught a Starlink train last night after being alerted by Nextdoor freaking out about military planes and aliens.  Kinda hard to see with the light pollution of the city, but still neat.
 
2021-05-09 2:44:46 AM  
I would be interested in how much maintenance it has actually needed across these 10 launches based on the goal.
 
2021-05-09 2:46:06 AM  
MECO, Stage Sep, and Mvac Ignition all Good!
 
2021-05-09 2:46:18 AM  
That lookback of night lights is great.
 
2021-05-09 2:46:56 AM  
Fairings popped.
 
2021-05-09 2:47:38 AM  
Is there any info about what they're going to do with this booster now that it'shiat 10 launches, which is supposedly what it was built for.
 
2021-05-09 2:47:45 AM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Fairings popped.


Reminds me, I have been meaning to make waffles.
 
2021-05-09 2:47:53 AM  

Bhaughbb: I would be interested in how much maintenance it has actually needed across these 10 launches based on the goal.


Good question.  I'm sure we'll be hearing.
 
2021-05-09 2:48:21 AM  

wax_on: Is there any info about what they're going to do with this booster now that it'shiat 10 launches, which is supposedly what it was built for.


10 with minimal service, not ten total.
 
2021-05-09 2:48:54 AM  

Bhaughbb: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Fairings popped.

Reminds me, I have been meaning to make waffles.


I'm set to do homemade pancakes and bacon tomorrow morning.  Just got some Apple Syrup.
 
2021-05-09 2:49:56 AM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Bhaughbb: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Fairings popped.

Reminds me, I have been meaning to make waffles.

I'm set to do homemade pancakes and bacon tomorrow morning.  Just got some Apple Syrup.


I need to run out and get eggs and buttermilk for rhe waffle recipe I use.
 
2021-05-09 2:50:01 AM  

Bhaughbb: wax_on: Is there any info about what they're going to do with this booster now that it'shiat 10 launches, which is supposedly what it was built for.

10 with minimal service, not ten total.


Yup.  Now, in theory, they do an overhaul instead of just a refurbishing, and fly it another 10.  Lather, rinse, repeat.
 
2021-05-09 2:51:19 AM  
Dafuq? I thought he was on SNL and now he's launching rockets? Man, that Asperger must be a super power.

/ I'm not smart enough to have it -- I'm just socially awkward and cranky.
 
2021-05-09 2:51:34 AM  
And landed!
 
2021-05-09 2:51:51 AM  
YES!  THEY NAILED LANDING NUMBER TEN!!!
 
2021-05-09 2:52:25 AM  
Noice!
 
2021-05-09 2:52:40 AM  
SECO, and good orbit.
 
2021-05-09 2:53:02 AM  
I love that the commentary is just "landed for the tenth time, nbd".
 
2021-05-09 2:53:19 AM  
It is becoming routine, and that is a very good thing.
 
2021-05-09 2:53:46 AM  
This never gets old. I could watch this all day!
 
2021-05-09 2:54:13 AM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Bhaughbb: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Fairings popped.

Reminds me, I have been meaning to make waffles.

I'm set to do homemade pancakes and bacon tomorrow morning.  Just got some Apple Syrup.


Apple syrup? Not familiar. I do like some warmed apple sauce drizzled withaple.ayrup on mine from time to time.
 
2021-05-09 2:54:25 AM  

Daedalus27: It is becoming routine, and that is a very good thing.


Trouble is the shuttle was routine until it wasn't.

/ Hopefully SpaceX doesn't buy from Raytheon.
 
2021-05-09 2:56:11 AM  
Lots of stuff drifting off tonight.
 
2021-05-09 2:57:56 AM  
Beautiful landing!
That's the first time I've seen the 'first stage camera perspective' landing on a drone ship.
 
2021-05-09 3:00:13 AM  
it's starting to seem like the cadence/schedule for these Starlink launches is just "is it ready? fuggit, light it"
 
2021-05-09 3:02:23 AM  

Redh8t: Beautiful landing!
That's the first time I've seen the 'first stage camera perspective' landing on a drone ship.


We got lucky with the signal from the booster camera not dropping out.  I've watched most of these, and you hardly ever get continuous video through the landing.  The ship camera feed dropped out as usual.
 
2021-05-09 3:03:08 AM  

Redh8t: Beautiful landing!
That's the first time I've seen the 'first stage camera perspective' landing on a drone ship.


The camera on the first stage didn't cut out at the end like it usually does. Cool.
 
2021-05-09 3:04:16 AM  

Bhaughbb: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Bhaughbb: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Fairings popped.

Reminds me, I have been meaning to make waffles.

I'm set to do homemade pancakes and bacon tomorrow morning.  Just got some Apple Syrup.

Apple syrup? Not familiar. I do like some warmed apple sauce drizzled withaple.ayrup on mine from time to time.


This was on the grocery store shelf with the other pancake syrup.  Maple, Blueberry, Apple, Raspberry, and Blackberry syrups.

Planning to do homemade buttermilk pancakes with a little vanilla and cinnamon added to the batter, and apple syrup.

And a fresh baked apple pie with french vanilla ice cream and apple syrup.
 
2021-05-09 3:04:32 AM  

bingethinker: Redh8t: Beautiful landing!
That's the first time I've seen the 'first stage camera perspective' landing on a drone ship.

The camera on the first stage didn't cut out at the end like it usually does. Cool.


I wouldn't be surprised if they are starting to relay the video through starlink for a more stable uplink in the thrust vibration of the landing burn.
 
2021-05-09 3:05:26 AM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Bhaughbb: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Bhaughbb: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Fairings popped.

Reminds me, I have been meaning to make waffles.

I'm set to do homemade pancakes and bacon tomorrow morning.  Just got some Apple Syrup.

Apple syrup? Not familiar. I do like some warmed apple sauce drizzled withaple.ayrup on mine from time to time.

This was on the grocery store shelf with the other pancake syrup.  Maple, Blueberry, Apple, Raspberry, and Blackberry syrups.

Planning to do homemade buttermilk pancakes with a little vanilla and cinnamon added to the batter, and apple syrup.

And a fresh baked apple pie with french vanilla ice cream and apple syrup.


Oh, nice. That sounds great.
 
2021-05-09 3:10:58 AM  
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 30 launches this year, which is a record even if no more launches get added.  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
--    05/05/2021    Starship SN15 - Successful test flight, Successful landing
14   05/09/2021    Falcon 9 - Starlink 27 (NOT an error) FLIGHT # 10 on ONE Booster!

Upcoming Flights:

05/15/2021    Falcon 9 - Starlink 26
05/??/2021    Falcon 9 - Starlink 28
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)
 
2021-05-09 3:14:22 AM  
So today is day 129 for 2021.  SpaceX has 15 successful missions in the book.  (Yes, I'm counting SN15 as a successful mission.  So sue me.)

That's one mission every 8.6 days.  Extrapolate that to the end of the year, and you get 42 missions.

Wow!
 
2021-05-09 3:16:11 AM  

Bhaughbb: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Bhaughbb: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Bhaughbb: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Fairings popped.

Reminds me, I have been meaning to make waffles.

I'm set to do homemade pancakes and bacon tomorrow morning.  Just got some Apple Syrup.

Apple syrup? Not familiar. I do like some warmed apple sauce drizzled withaple.ayrup on mine from time to time.

This was on the grocery store shelf with the other pancake syrup.  Maple, Blueberry, Apple, Raspberry, and Blackberry syrups.

Planning to do homemade buttermilk pancakes with a little vanilla and cinnamon added to the batter, and apple syrup.

And a fresh baked apple pie with french vanilla ice cream and apple syrup.

Oh, nice. That sounds great.


Add vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg, and you get my 'Fall Harvest' pancakes.

Also worth trying - add Lemon Extract and fresh blueberries.
 
2021-05-09 3:18:35 AM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Bhaughbb: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Bhaughbb: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Bhaughbb: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Fairings popped.

Reminds me, I have been meaning to make waffles.

I'm set to do homemade pancakes and bacon tomorrow morning.  Just got some Apple Syrup.

Apple syrup? Not familiar. I do like some warmed apple sauce drizzled withaple.ayrup on mine from time to time.

This was on the grocery store shelf with the other pancake syrup.  Maple, Blueberry, Apple, Raspberry, and Blackberry syrups.

Planning to do homemade buttermilk pancakes with a little vanilla and cinnamon added to the batter, and apple syrup.

And a fresh baked apple pie with french vanilla ice cream and apple syrup.

Oh, nice. That sounds great.

Add vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg, and you get my 'Fall Harvest' pancakes.

Also worth trying - add Lemon Extract and fresh blueberries.


I will keep those ideas in mind, thank you!
 
2021-05-09 3:19:46 AM  
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2021-05-09 3:23:07 AM  

Bhaughbb: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Bhaughbb: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Bhaughbb: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Bhaughbb: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Fairings popped.

Reminds me, I have been meaning to make waffles.

I'm set to do homemade pancakes and bacon tomorrow morning.  Just got some Apple Syrup.

Apple syrup? Not familiar. I do like some warmed apple sauce drizzled withaple.ayrup on mine from time to time.

This was on the grocery store shelf with the other pancake syrup.  Maple, Blueberry, Apple, Raspberry, and Blackberry syrups.

Planning to do homemade buttermilk pancakes with a little vanilla and cinnamon added to the batter, and apple syrup.

And a fresh baked apple pie with french vanilla ice cream and apple syrup.

Oh, nice. That sounds great.

Add vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg, and you get my 'Fall Harvest' pancakes.

Also worth trying - add Lemon Extract and fresh blueberries.

I will keep those ideas in mind, thank you!


Any time.

On the lemon extract, if you're using 2 cups of flour for the batter, about a half tablespoon of extract is about right.
 
2021-05-09 3:26:38 AM  

Professor Science: Redh8t: Beautiful landing!
That's the first time I've seen the 'first stage camera perspective' landing on a drone ship.

We got lucky with the signal from the booster camera not dropping out.  I've watched most of these, and you hardly ever get continuous video through the landing.  The ship camera feed dropped out as usual.


The waves around 'Just Read The Instructions' being lit up by rocket exhaust created a lovely backdrop for the landing.
 
2021-05-09 3:28:02 AM  

Bhaughbb: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Bhaughbb: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Bhaughbb: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Bhaughbb: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Fairings popped.

Reminds me, I have been meaning to make waffles.

I'm set to do homemade pancakes and bacon tomorrow morning.  Just got some Apple Syrup.

Apple syrup? Not familiar. I do like some warmed apple sauce drizzled withaple.ayrup on mine from time to time.

This was on the grocery store shelf with the other pancake syrup.  Maple, Blueberry, Apple, Raspberry, and Blackberry syrups.

Planning to do homemade buttermilk pancakes with a little vanilla and cinnamon added to the batter, and apple syrup.

And a fresh baked apple pie with french vanilla ice cream and apple syrup.

Oh, nice. That sounds great.

Add vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg, and you get my 'Fall Harvest' pancakes.

Also worth trying - add Lemon Extract and fresh blueberries.

I will keep those ideas in mind, thank you!


Sorry - disregard previous.  One half tablespoon of extract for a 2-cup batch of batter is for the VANILLA extract.

For the Lemon extract, about one tablespoon.
 
2021-05-09 3:30:02 AM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Bhaughbb: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Bhaughbb: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Bhaughbb: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Bhaughbb: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Fairings popped.

Reminds me, I have been meaning to make waffles.

I'm set to do homemade pancakes and bacon tomorrow morning.  Just got some Apple Syrup.

Apple syrup? Not familiar. I do like some warmed apple sauce drizzled withaple.ayrup on mine from time to time.

This was on the grocery store shelf with the other pancake syrup.  Maple, Blueberry, Apple, Raspberry, and Blackberry syrups.

Planning to do homemade buttermilk pancakes with a little vanilla and cinnamon added to the batter, and apple syrup.

And a fresh baked apple pie with french vanilla ice cream and apple syrup.

Oh, nice. That sounds great.

Add vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg, and you get my 'Fall Harvest' pancakes.

Also worth trying - add Lemon Extract and fresh blueberries.

I will keep those ideas in mind, thank you!

Sorry - disregard previous.  One half tablespoon of extract for a 2-cup batch of batter is for the VANILLA extract.

For the Lemon extract, about one tablespoon.


Sounds good.
 
2021-05-09 3:30:32 AM  
He just spoke over the callout.
 
2021-05-09 8:19:55 AM  
Not so long ago that SStO was the Golden Goal.

Times change.
 
2021-05-09 8:20:14 AM  

CrazyCurt: Daedalus27: It is becoming routine, and that is a very good thing.

Trouble is the shuttle was routine until it wasn't.

/ Hopefully SpaceX doesn't buy from Raytheon.


The Shuttle was never very routine. We were promised that the shuttle would fly two weeks after landing. Indeed they promised more flights before 1981 than the Shuttle fleet flew in its entire existence. Instead of light maintenance between flights, it needed heavy refurbishment.

This booster has flown 10 times in two years, two months which easily better than any one shuttle.  And what is more, the early turnarounds were much longer than it is now.
 
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