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2021-12-01 5:05:14 PM  
Is this still on for today?

RocketLaunch.Live shows it scheduled for tomorrow, and SpaceX.com/webcast is only showing the replay of the DART mission launch.  If there was a launch today, I'd expect it to be running the 'Countdown to Live' at this point.
 
2021-12-01 5:14:30 PM  
I have it at 6:12 p.m. Thursday.
 
2021-12-01 6:13:44 PM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Is this still on for today?

RocketLaunch.Live shows it scheduled for tomorrow, and SpaceX.com/webcast is only showing the replay of the DART mission launch.  If there was a launch today, I'd expect it to be running the 'Countdown to Live' at this point.


spacex unofficial facebook page has it pushed to around 6:00pm est tomorrow.
 
2021-12-01 6:17:12 PM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Is this still on for today?

RocketLaunch.Live shows it scheduled for tomorrow, and SpaceX.com/webcast is only showing the replay of the DART mission launch.  If there was a launch today, I'd expect it to be running the 'Countdown to Live' at this point.


Got delayed. It just reported the thread so hopefully Fark will close it for a day.
 
2021-12-01 6:18:24 PM  
Until tomorrow then.
 
2021-12-02 1:47:02 PM  
My sister was watching the stars and saw a launch spread out one night, freaked out (weed, maaaan) and thought it was war of the worlds shiat going on.

I'm like, no, it's just cosmic debris, maaan.
 
2021-12-02 5:42:04 PM  
Howdy, folks!  Hope everyone is doing well!

Looks like they did some pressure-testing / puck shucking on Starship SN20 yesterday.  Interestingly, at about the same time, they also seemed to doing some similar testing on the old SN2.1 'flying granary' that's still sitting out at the site.

The commentators thought they might have been gearing up for a static fire test on SN20 or BN4, but although (I *think*) the siren was sounded, there was no fire.
 
2021-12-02 5:57:37 PM  
t minus oontz and counting.
 
2021-12-02 5:59:41 PM  
I heard something about that, about 5 minutes after the apparent abort. Hopefully they get whatever tests done and things prepped so they can send that thing up for a first suborbital test flight.
 
2021-12-02 6:04:41 PM  
Anyone have the booster number for this one?  I *think* it's B1060, but I'm not sure.
 
2021-12-02 6:07:19 PM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Anyone have the booster number for this one?  I *think* it's B1060, but I'm not sure.


it is. 9th launch
 
2021-12-02 6:07:44 PM  
This'll be a record-breaker if it flies successfully - 27th mission of 2021, which would beat 2020's record of 26 missions.
 
2021-12-02 6:07:59 PM  

The Bestest: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Anyone have the booster number for this one?  I *think* it's B1060, but I'm not sure.

it is. 9th launch


Thanks.
 
2021-12-02 6:11:33 PM  
1 minue, let's see a good launch tonight!
 
2021-12-02 6:12:31 PM  
LIFTOFF!  FLY, YOU MAGNIFICENT WORKHORSE!
 
2021-12-02 6:12:42 PM  
And liftoff! Love a good night launch.
 
2021-12-02 6:14:05 PM  
*LOVE* watching the speed and altitude numbers climb!
 
2021-12-02 6:15:16 PM  
MECO.  Stage Separation, and Mvac Start, all good.
 
2021-12-02 6:15:52 PM  
And the Fairing is popped...
 
2021-12-02 6:16:10 PM  
Entering sunlight just at/after separation is fun.
 
2021-12-02 6:16:17 PM  
Now just for Booster Landing and Payload Deploy.
 
2021-12-02 6:16:49 PM  
I've liked that they added 1st stage speed/altitude as well to follow the landing as well.
 
2021-12-02 6:18:28 PM  

Bhaughbb: I've liked that they added 1st stage speed/altitude as well to follow the landing as well.


Yep.  They've really got these webcasts polished.  I'm spoiled when I see other company's coverage.
 
2021-12-02 6:20:08 PM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Bhaughbb: I've liked that they added 1st stage speed/altitude as well to follow the landing as well.

Yep.  They've really got these webcasts polished.  I'm spoiled when I see other company's coverage.


Agreed, just about anyone elses launch coverage and I wonder where the data and production values are.
 
2021-12-02 6:20:58 PM  
And they NAILED the Landing!
 
2021-12-02 6:21:01 PM  
And landed!
 
2021-12-02 6:22:00 PM  
I also find it interesting that landing and SECO are within seconds of each other for most launches.
 
2021-12-02 6:22:14 PM  
Woooo! Not a terrible feed either for the landing.
 
2021-12-02 6:22:41 PM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: *LOVE* watching the speed and altitude numbers climb!


yeah, I've gotten to the point where I ignore the fire and the rocket and everything and just watch the numbers
 
2021-12-02 6:23:02 PM  
So, they have two boosters now that have hit Ten successful missions (B1049 and B1051), and two more on deck at Nine missions (B1058 and B1060).  Pretty good!
 
2021-12-02 6:24:09 PM  

The Bestest: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: *LOVE* watching the speed and altitude numbers climb!

yeah, I've gotten to the point where I ignore the fire and the rocket and everything and just watch the numbers


I try to keep an eye on the fire - that powerful visual poetry helps recharge my soul.
 
2021-12-02 6:24:35 PM  
Incredible
 
2021-12-02 6:32:21 PM  
And a good time was had by all. Another successful mission, it seems.
 
2021-12-02 6:32:31 PM  
the twilight views are the best. especially the backlight atmosphere reflecting on the rocket and dark planet below.
 
2021-12-02 6:38:22 PM  
Here's the updated list of successful SpaceX Missions. I've realigned the dates and order for upcoming flights, and added Booster Tracking.  Today, they broke the old record of 26 missions, set in 2020. I figure SpaceX will hit 28 or 29 missions total for the 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    B1060.4
2     01/20/2021    Falcon 9 - Starlink 16    B1051.8
3     01/24/2021    Falcon 9 - Transporter 1  B1058.5
--    02/02/2021    Starship SN9 Test Flight
4     02/04/2021    Falcon 9 - Starlink 18    B1060.5
5     02/15/2021    Falcon 9 - Starlink 19    B1059.7
--    03/03/2021    Starship SN10 Test Flight
6     03/04/2021    Falcon 9 - Starlink 17    B1049.8
7     03/11/2021    Falcon 9 - Starlink 20    B1058.6
8     03/14/2021    Falcon 9 - Starlink 21    B1051.9
9     03/24/2021    Falcon 9 - Starlink 22    B1060.6
--    03/30/2021    Starship SN11 Test Flight
10   04/07/2021    Falcon 9 - Starlink 23    B1058.7
11   04/23/2021    Falcon 9 - CREW 2 . .   B1061.2
12   04/28/2021    Falcon 9 - Starlink 24    B1060.7
13   05/04/2021    Falcon 9 - Starlink 25    B1049.9
--   05/05/2021    Starship SN15 - Successful test flight, Successful landing
14   05/09/2021    Falcon 9 - Starlink 27   (B1051.10 is the first booster to hit TEN successful launches and landings!)
15   05/15/2021    Falcon 9 - Starlink 26    B1058.8
16   05/26/2021    Falcon 9 - Starlink 28    B1063.2
17   06/03/2021    Falcon 9 - CRS 22         B1067.1
18   06/06/2021    Falcon 9 - SXM 8          B1061.3
19   06/17/2021    Falcon 9 - GPS 3 SV05  B1062.2
20   06/30/2021    Falcon 9 - Transporter 2  B1060.8
21   08/29/2021    Falcon 9 - CRS 23         B1061.4
22   09/13/2021    Falcon 9 - Starlink 29   (B1049.10 reaches ten successful missions)
23   09/15/2021    Falcon 9 - Inspiration4  (B1062.3, Civilian Tourism Mission)
24   11/10/2021    Falcon 9 - CREW 3 . .  B1067.2
25   11/13/2021    Falcon 9 - Starlink 31   B1058.9
26   11/24/2021    Falcon 9 - DART           B1063.3
27   12/02/2021    Falcon 9 - Starlink 32   B1060.9

Upcoming Flights:
12/09/2021    Falcon 9 - IXPE
12/21/2021    Falcon 9 - CRS 24
Q4/??/2021   Falcon 9 - Turksat-5B
Q4/??/2021   Starship / Super Heavy - Full Stack Test Flight
??/??/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    Falcon Heavy - ViaSat 3
??/??/2021    Falcon 9 - SARah 1
??/??/2021    Falcon 9 - SmallSat Rideshare 1
??/??/2021    Falcon 9 - DOGE-1

01/??/2022    Falcon 9 - CSG-2
01/??/2022    Starship Orbital Flight 1
01/??/2022    Falcon Heavy - USSF 44
02/02/2022    Falcon 9 - NROL-87
02/21/2022    Falcon 9 - Ax-1
Q1/??/2022    Falcon 9 - GPS 3 SV06
Q1/??/2022    Falcon 9 - NROL-85
04/15/2022    Falcon 9 - CREW 4
07/??/2022    Falcon Heavy - Psyche Asteroid Mission
Q3/??/2022   TBD       - USSF-67
11/??/2022    Falcon 9 - SWOT (Surface Water and Ocean Topography)
12/??/2022    Falcon 9 - PACE
??/??/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)
 
2021-12-02 6:40:50 PM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Here's the updated list of successful SpaceX Missions. I've realigned the dates and order for upcoming flights, and added Booster Tracking.  Today, they broke the old record of 26 missions, set in 2020. I figure SpaceX will hit 28 or 29 missions total for the 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    B1060.4
2     01/20/2021    Falcon 9 - Starlink 16    B1051.8
3     01/24/2021    Falcon 9 - Transporter 1  B1058.5
--    02/02/2021    Starship SN9 Test Flight
4     02/04/2021    Falcon 9 - Starlink 18    B1060.5
5     02/15/2021    Falcon 9 - Starlink 19    B1059.7
--    03/03/2021    Starship SN10 Test Flight
6     03/04/2021    Falcon 9 - Starlink 17    B1049.8
7     03/11/2021    Falcon 9 - Starlink 20    B1058.6
8     03/14/2021    Falcon 9 - Starlink 21    B1051.9
9     03/24/2021    Falcon 9 - Starlink 22    B1060.6
--    03/30/2021    Starship SN11 Test Flight
10   04/07/2021    Falcon 9 - Starlink 23    B1058.7
11   04/23/2021    Falcon 9 - CREW 2 . .   B1061.2
12   04/28/2021    Falcon 9 - Starlink 24    B1060.7
13   05/04/2021    Falcon 9 - Starlink 25    B1049.9
--   05/05/2021    Starship SN15 - Successful test flight, Successful landing
14   05/09/2021    Falcon 9 - Starlink 27   (B1051.10 is the first booster to hit TEN successful launches and landings!)
15   05/15/2021    Falcon 9 - Starlink 26    B1058.8
16   05/26/2 ...


Thank you yet again for doing these posts!
 
2021-12-02 6:42:55 PM  
Has RocketLab reflown a booster yet? I think they've recovered two of them?
 
2021-12-02 6:44:44 PM  

Bhaughbb: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Here's the updated list of successful SpaceX Missions. I've realigned the dates and order for upcoming flights, and added Booster Tracking.  Today, they broke the old record of 26 missions, set in 2020. I figure SpaceX will hit 28 or 29 missions total for the 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    B1060.4
2     01/20/2021    Falcon 9 - Starlink 16    B1051.8
3     01/24/2021    Falcon 9 - Transporter 1  B1058.5
--    02/02/2021    Starship SN9 Test Flight
4     02/04/2021    Falcon 9 - Starlink 18    B1060.5
5     02/15/2021    Falcon 9 - Starlink 19    B1059.7
--    03/03/2021    Starship SN10 Test Flight
6     03/04/2021    Falcon 9 - Starlink 17    B1049.8
7     03/11/2021    Falcon 9 - Starlink 20    B1058.6
8     03/14/2021    Falcon 9 - Starlink 21    B1051.9
9     03/24/2021    Falcon 9 - Starlink 22    B1060.6
--    03/30/2021    Starship SN11 Test Flight
10   04/07/2021    Falcon 9 - Starlink 23    B1058.7
11   04/23/2021    Falcon 9 - CREW 2 . .   B1061.2
12   04/28/2021    Falcon 9 - Starlink 24    B1060.7
13   05/04/2021    Falcon 9 - Starlink 25    B1049.9
--   05/05/2021    Starship SN15 - Successful test flight, Successful landing
14   05/09/2021    Falcon 9 - Starlink 27   (B1051.10 is the first booster to hit TEN successful launches and landings!)
15   05/15/2021    Falcon 9 - Starlink 26   ...


My pleasure!  It's nice to know they haven't gotten tiresome.

I was trying to come up with something like the periodical 'List of People Conspiring Against the GOP (and Therefore, America)' (LOPCATGOPATA) posts that used to show up on the Pol Tab.  But that, hopefully, would be more fun.

(It will be sorta a relief when we hit January and can collapse 2021's marathon down into a single line item.)
 
2021-12-02 6:48:44 PM  

The Bestest: Has RocketLab reflown a booster yet? I think they've recovered two of them?


From November 24, 2021:

"Rocket Lab has not yet reflown a recovered first stage; the company will take that big step only with a completely dry - that is, helicopter-caught - booster, Beck said. And it's possible that the first helicopter-caught booster will be the first one to fly multiple missions."
 
2021-12-02 6:56:03 PM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: The Bestest: Has RocketLab reflown a booster yet? I think they've recovered two of them?

From November 24, 2021:

"Rocket Lab has not yet reflown a recovered first stage; the company will take that big step only with a completely dry - that is, helicopter-caught - booster, Beck said. And it's possible that the first helicopter-caught booster will be the first one to fly multiple missions."


they said in their last launch that they are ready to attempt the aerial recovery. Next one might be the first.
 
2021-12-02 7:07:57 PM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: And they NAILED the Landing!


I liked the seagull making a quick exit, probably around the time the sonic boom reached the barge.
 
2021-12-02 7:10:16 PM  
Just a thought. Musk says SpaceX in in danger of bankruptcy. How much is his Starlink paying his SpaceX for the launches? He could "save" SpaceX by having Starlink pay more for the launches.
This sounds like a case Of Hollywood profit shenanigans.
 
2021-12-02 7:13:58 PM  
And the second Mvac burn was good.  Just the deployment left.
 
2021-12-02 7:17:06 PM  

FarkingChas: Just a thought. Musk says SpaceX in in danger of bankruptcy. How much is his Starlink paying his SpaceX for the launches? He could "save" SpaceX by having Starlink pay more for the launches.
This sounds like a case Of Hollywood profit shenanigans.


I don't know the specifics of their internal accounting, but Starlink isn't a separate company or even a subsidiary.. rather it's a product and division of SpaceX.
 
2021-12-02 7:19:40 PM  
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2021-12-02 7:20:19 PM  
Just found this online.

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Alas, it exists only as part of a video game - Forza Horizon 5.  But it's still cute.

Base car is an old BMW Isetta Bubble Car.
 
2021-12-02 7:27:25 PM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Just found this online.

[Fark user image 850x478]

Alas, it exists only as part of a video game - Forza Horizon 5.  But it's still cute.

Base car is an old BMW Isetta Bubble Car.


Forza Horizon 5 is pretty fun. Has some serious network issues to fix and the AI doesn't even pretend to actually follow physics or try to act like an AI even more so than the previous. That is a fun paint job for the Isetta. I've thought about trying to come up with something amusing for mine in the game.
 
2021-12-02 7:30:23 PM  

Bhaughbb: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Just found this online.

[Fark user image 850x478]

Alas, it exists only as part of a video game - Forza Horizon 5.  But it's still cute.

Base car is an old BMW Isetta Bubble Car.

Forza Horizon 5 is pretty fun. Has some serious network issues to fix and the AI doesn't even pretend to actually follow physics or try to act like an AI even more so than the previous. That is a fun paint job for the Isetta. I've thought about trying to come up with something amusing for mine in the game.


Here's the Fark thread:

FARK.com: (11956026) I want a van with a giant anime wizard on it

And the Article:

Forza Horizon 5's Best Anime- And Manga-Inspired Designs (kotaku.com)
 
2021-12-02 7:45:45 PM  
And successful payload deploy is confirmed.  Put this one in the books.
 
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