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(Rocket Launch Live)   Watch SpaceX try to disappoint Ivanova by having an astounding 100 successful Falcon missions in a row. Liftoff is scheduled for 11:55 PM ET. Booster will try for ten by landing on Of Course I Still Hate Bezos   (rocketlaunch.live) divider line
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6 days ago  
Watch SpaceX

skip out on taxes and insist taxpayers pay for their vanity bullshiat

Still hate Bezos

Musk is no different subs

this isn't "which team is better"
 
6 days ago  

whidbey: Watch SpaceX

skip out on taxes and insist taxpayers pay for their vanity bullshiat

Still hate Bezos

Musk is no different subs

this isn't "which team is better"



This "vanity" project has been instrumental in providing broadband to emergency crews and under-served Native American communities.
 
6 days ago  

FrancoFile: whidbey: Watch SpaceX

skip out on taxes and insist taxpayers pay for their vanity bullshiat

Still hate Bezos

Musk is no different subs

this isn't "which team is better"


This "vanity" project has been instrumental in providing broadband to emergency crews and under-served Native American communities.


Yeah I know,   he did one good thing that everyone's going to jizz over.
 
6 days ago  
So this is from Vandenberg AFB, nice. Should be able to see it from my driveway. Too bad it's not an hour earlier, that would have been quite a show.
 
6 days ago  

whidbey: FrancoFile: whidbey: Watch SpaceX

skip out on taxes and insist taxpayers pay for their vanity bullshiat

Still hate Bezos

Musk is no different subs

this isn't "which team is better"


This "vanity" project has been instrumental in providing broadband to emergency crews and under-served Native American communities.

Yeah I know,   he did one good thing that everyone's going to jizz over.


It's okay to think SpaceX is mostly pretty great, and Elon is an idiot-savant, pot-head, doge-as-fark asshat.
Or at least it should be.
 
6 days ago  
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6 days ago  

whidbey: Watch SpaceX

skip out on taxes and insist taxpayers pay for their vanity bullshiat

Still hate Bezos

Musk is no different subs

this isn't "which team is better"


He has donated far more money than I have. He lives in extremely modest homes. And he's trying to help save the world.

Aside from that, sure, he's the world's most dangerous supervillain for some reason... (It's the pot smoking, isn't it? Sure it is. That's it. The fast jazz music is key.)

/Soon, I will eclipse his super villainy with my ''LASER'' drills that are almost ready for deployment.
//Ahhahahahhahahaha
 
6 days ago  
I wanted to fly down to watch this one, but LPC is hard IFR and I'm VFR only.

The fog should make the launch interesting looking.
 
6 days ago  
notes:

125th launch of a Falcon 9 rocket since 2010
133rd launch of Falcon rocket family since 2006
10th launch of Falcon 9 booster B1049
30th dedicated launch of Starlink satellites
17th SpaceX launch from Vandenberg Space Force Base
70th flight of a reused Falcon 9 booster
22nd Falcon 9 launch of 2021
22nd orbital launch by SpaceX in 2021
4th orbital launch attempt based out of Vandenberg in 2021

This will be the first batch of Starlink v1.5 stats that have intersat laser communication, and the first batch to populate Starlink's second shell.
 
6 days ago  

whidbey: FrancoFile: whidbey: Watch SpaceX

skip out on taxes and insist taxpayers pay for their vanity bullshiat

Still hate Bezos

Musk is no different subs

this isn't "which team is better"


This "vanity" project has been instrumental in providing broadband to emergency crews and under-served Native American communities.

Yeah I know,   he did one good thing that everyone's going to jizz over.


It was a boon today.  There's no guarantee of a boon tomorrow.

/Someone's gotta keep some damn perspective around here.
//BOON!
 
6 days ago  
So, Booster B-1049; it'll hit 10 missions if it's successful tonight.

First batch of Starlink satellites with the laser crosslinks.  Pretty cool.

And the 100th Falcon mission, crossing our fingers.

All in all, very nice.
 
6 days ago  
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6 days ago  

whidbey: Watch SpaceX

skip out on taxes and insist taxpayers pay for their vanity bullshiat

Still hate Bezos

Musk is no different subs

this isn't "which team is better"


Are you the one that insisted Bezos would beat the pants off of SpaceX? 6 months to a year ago.
 
6 days ago  

The Bestest: notes:

125th launch of a Falcon 9 rocket since 2010
133rd launch of Falcon rocket family since 2006
10th launch of Falcon 9 booster B1049
30th dedicated launch of Starlink satellites
17th SpaceX launch from Vandenberg Space Force Base
70th flight of a reused Falcon 9 booster
22nd Falcon 9 launch of 2021
22nd orbital launch by SpaceX in 2021
4th orbital launch attempt based out of Vandenberg in 2021

This will be the first batch of Starlink v1.5 stats that have intersat laser communication, and the first batch to populate Starlink's second shell.


I believe I saw that this will bring the total constellation up to 1747 satellites - or was that 1797?

Also think I saw something about SpaceX booking another Falcon Heavy mission for sometime in 2024, and an article about SpaceX starting to eat ULA's NASA contracts.  Article was in InterestingEngineering.com.
 
6 days ago  
we have oontz
 
6 days ago  
... And Inspiration 4 due to launch on Wednesday!
 
6 days ago  
I love this sh*t.
 
6 days ago  
I love that she is describing the rocket and we can barely see that there is a maybe rocket shaped thing in the fog.
 
6 days ago  
Oh, it's nice to be back!

And the fog will hopefully make for some awesome launch footage.
 
6 days ago  

clear_prop: I love that she is describing the rocket and we can barely see that there is a maybe rocket shaped thing in the fog.


Impressive fog.
 
6 days ago  
SPACE LASERS!

Great. Now that'll be a thing for dumbasses to protest.
 
6 days ago  

Fursecution: clear_prop: I love that she is describing the rocket and we can barely see that there is a maybe rocket shaped thing in the fog.

Impressive fog.


I'm really glad I didn't fly down for this launch.
 
6 days ago  
So... a 'Startling Pig" payload??!?
 
6 days ago  
Here we go!  Light up that fog!
 
6 days ago  
"That's a little bright."
 
6 days ago  
Liftoff!!
 
6 days ago  
Gogogogogogogogogo
 
6 days ago  
Pretty!
 
6 days ago  
Beautiful Plumage!
 
6 days ago  
No onboard cameras?
 
6 days ago  

clear_prop: No onboard cameras?


And as I hit Add Comment, they switch views to onboard.
 
6 days ago  

clear_prop: I'm VFR only.


Name checks out.
 
6 days ago  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Beautiful Plumage!


thats what she said.
 
6 days ago  
all these launches and for the first time I'm just noticing the gradual heating up of the second stage engine bell
 
6 days ago  

The Bestest: all these launches and for the first time I'm just noticing the gradual heating up of the second stage engine bell


If I recall correctly, they have two cameras pointed at the second stage Mvac - one for visible light, one for infrared.
 
6 days ago  
Stage 1 isn't looking happy with those sparklers.
 
6 days ago  
And they *NAILED* the landing!  Mission number 10 is in the bag for B-1049!!!
 
6 days ago  
Stiggit!
 
6 days ago  
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6 days ago  
Excellent!
 
6 days ago  
Nailed it!!
 
6 days ago  

clear_prop: Stage 1 isn't looking happy with those sparklers.


But they stuck the landing anyway.
 
6 days ago  
Standard loss of video, but still nailed the landing. Never gets old.
 
6 days ago  
I'm amused by the fact that the booster got higher than Bezos and Branson, never mind the second stage and payload.
 
6 days ago  

clear_prop: clear_prop: Stage 1 isn't looking happy with those sparklers.

But they stuck the landing anyway.


it might of just been that we aren't used to seeing the landing burn in total darkness. those sparks probably are not nearly as pronounced when everything is all lit up.

or iot could of been the engine eating its self. won't know until later I guess.
 
6 days ago  

Theaetetus: I'm amused by the fact that the booster got higher than Bezos and Branson, never mind the second stage and payload.



Bezos made an elevator that fell from the sky. That was their "zero-g."
 
6 days ago  

The Bestest: notes:

125th launch of a Falcon 9 rocket since 2010
133rd launch of Falcon rocket family since 2006
10th launch of Falcon 9 booster B1049
30th dedicated launch of Starlink satellites
17th SpaceX launch from Vandenberg Space Force Base
70th flight of a reused Falcon 9 booster
22nd Falcon 9 launch of 2021
22nd orbital launch by SpaceX in 2021
4th orbital launch attempt based out of Vandenberg in 2021

This will be the first batch of Starlink v1.5 stats that have intersat laser communication, and the first batch to populate Starlink's second shell.


Plus the secret satellites.
 
6 days ago  
I'm about a half-hour south of Vandenberg.  It's a bit foggy on the coast and Falcon 9 was on a trajectory not visible from my place. Could hear the stage 1 booster thundering for a couple minutes on its return to 'Of Course I Still Love You'.
 
6 days ago  

whidbey: Watch SpaceX

skip out on taxes and insist taxpayers pay for their vanity bullshiat

Still hate Bezos

Musk is no different subs

this isn't "which team is better"


SpaceX changed the orbital launch game. Reusable rockets are a BFD for the future of human spaceflight, and probably the future of humans. The reduction in cost per ton to orbit is revolutionary. America also now has a human-rated spacecraft to deliver astronauts to orbit - something we haven't had since the shuttle was retired.

And we threw mountains of cash developing our extremely expensive non-reusable heavy lift capabilities in the past, and the shuttle and various human rated craft too. Reusable rocketry is not going back in the box now that not only has it been proven to be possible - it's actually become routine. The Europeans and Chinese are working on their own reusable launch systems.

Altogether that's a heck of a payoff for the investment. Bezos' venture is a different story. SpaceX started as a concept, but became the world leader in rocket flights. It's a functioning company with operational products. They're working on iterations now, so they have credibility that they can make it work, but the next iteration is a whole other game changer that can open up the solar system sort of how Falcon opened up orbit.

Blue Origin is a startup, essentially, doesn't have particularly ambitious goals aside from just becoming a company that can get into space. They're not proposing something new that hasn't been done yet and would be valuable like SpaceX did when they were at the startup phase. They haven't been able to deliver the rocket engines to ULA for Vulcan, and are 2 years late on delivery. They're only superficially similar to SpaceX.
 
6 days ago  
Here's the updated list of successful SpaceX Missions. I've realigned the dates and order for upcoming flights.  The manifest is really fleshing out for this year, with more Starlink launches, Rideshare missions, and other customers being added.

There's been about a two month hiatus in the launches, mainly due to a pause in the pace of Starlink missions, which we now know to be because SpaceX has been working on adding laser crosslinks to the satellites.  Beyond that, I'm not going to speculate on how many of the missions on this list will actually make it off the ground this year.

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
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 (TENTH successful launch and landing for this booster!)
15   05/15/2021    Falcon 9 - Starlink 26
16   05/26/2021    Falcon 9 - Starlink 28
17   06/03/2021    Falcon 9 - CRS 22
18   06/06/2021    Falcon 9 - SXM 8
19   06/17/2021    Falcon 9 - GPS 3 SV05
20   06/30/2021    Falcon 9 - Transporter 2
21   08/29/2021    Falcon 9 - CRS 23
22   09/13/2021    Falcon 9 - Starlink 29

Upcoming Flights:
09/15/2021    Falcon 9 - Inspiration4 (Civilian Tourism Mission)
09/??/2021    Starship / Super Heavy - Full Stack Test Flight
09/??/2021    Falcon 9 - Starlink 30
09/??/2021    Falcon 9 - SWOT (Surface Water and Ocean Topography)
Q3/??/2021    Falcon 9 - GPS 3 SV06
10/??/2021    Falcon Heavy - USSF 44
10/31/2021    Falcon 9 - CREW 3
11/17/2021    Falcon 9 - IXPE
11/24/2021    Falcon 9 - DART
12/??/2021    Falcon 9 - CRS 24
Q4/??/2021    Falcon 9 - Turksat-5B
??/??/2021    Falcon 9 - O3b mPower-1
??/??/2021    Falcon 9 - O3b mPower-2
??/??/2021    Falcon 9 - Worldview Legion 1 & 2
??/??/2021    Falcon 9 - Space Adventures LEO Tourism Flight (Crew Dragon)
??/??/2021    Starship Orbital Flight 1
??/??/2021    Falcon 9 - NROL-87
??/??/2021    Falcon Heavy - ViaSat 3
??/??/2021    Falcon 9 - SARah 1
??/??/2021    Falcon 9 - SmallSat Rideshare 1
??/??/2021    Falcon 9 - DOGE-1

01/??/2022    Falcon 9 - Ax-1
Q1/??/2022    Falcon 9 - NROL-85
07/??/2022    Falcon Heavy - Psyche Asteroid Mission
Q3/??/2022    TBD      - USSF-67
12/??/2022    Falcon 9 - PACE
??/??/2022    Falcon 9 - CREW 4
??/??/2022    Falcon Heavy - USSF-52
??/??/2022    Falcon 9 - Ax-2
??/??/2022    Falcon 9 - Ax-3
??/??/2022    Falcon 9 - Intelsat-40e
??/??/2022    Falcon 9 - Smallsat Rideshare 2

(from http://www.spacex.com/missions, https://spaceflightnow.com/launch-sche​dule/ and https://www.rocketlaunch.live/?filter=​spacex)
(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of​_Falcon_9_and_Falcon_Heavy_launches)
 
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