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(YouTube)   SpaceX launching four humans to the ISS at 12:00 NOON ET from Kennedy Space Center. Stream begins at 8:30 a.m. Watch them put on space suits, kiss their families goodbye, ride in a Tesla, launch into space, and trip out because there's no gravity   (youtube.com) divider line
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2022-10-05 8:43:31 AM  
I'm barely awake and they're already getting into the Teslas.
 
2022-10-05 8:47:15 AM  
T-3 HOURS!
 
2022-10-05 9:25:56 AM  

Spectrum: I'm barely awake and they're already getting into the Teslas.


The most dangerous part of the mission.
 
2022-10-05 9:32:54 AM  
The current SpaceX schedule has this launch at noon, StarLink from California at 7:10 p.m., and two comm sats tomorrow from Florida at 7:07 p.m.

Three launches in just over 31 hours. At that point they will be completely out of drone ships.
 
2022-10-05 9:47:08 AM  
TMI!
 
2022-10-05 10:35:16 AM  
they actually detected a hair in the hatch seal. un-fuggin-real.
 
2022-10-05 11:20:20 AM  
Here's the first of two trivia tidbits I ran across the other day -

SpaceX Year to Date:

44 Launches, 16 of which are for outside paying customers.
This translates to 36% paying customers.

Projected ratio for the entire year:
70 launches, 39 of which are for outside paying customers.
This translates to 56% paying customers.

Do I think that projection for the rest of the year will happen as listed?  No.  But I do think they're bringing in enough business to keep going.
 
2022-10-05 11:22:36 AM  
Here's trivia tidbit the second -

Excerpted from Ars Technica, as of July 18, 2022:

"SpaceX is now launching 10 rockets for every one by its main competitor"

"As of Monday, the Falcon 9 rocket has launched every 6.4 days this year and has lofted nearly 300,000 kg into low Earth orbit. This is considerably more than every other country and company in the world combined. Two more Starlink launches are likely this week."

"To put this cadence into perspective, consider the flight rate of SpaceX's main US-based competitor, United Launch Alliance. Counting both its Delta and Atlas fleets, ULA launched its last 31 rockets from March 19, 2017, to the present day. That's a cadence of one launch every 64 days.

Put another way, SpaceX is now launching at a rate of 10 rockets to every one of its main American competitor. Both companies have 100 percent success rates during this time period.

This competition will change in nature in the coming years. ULA will soon debut its new heavy lift Vulcan rocket, likely during the first half of 2023. With a lengthy launch manifest that includes both institutional customers and Amazon's Project Kuiper, the company's cadence should increase significantly. This likely will come sometime in the mid-2020s as ULA scales up its operations and Vulcan production capabilities."

https://arstechnica.com/science/2022/07/spacex-just-matched-its-record-for-annual-launches-and-its-only-july/
 
2022-10-05 11:38:51 AM  
Today's drinking game drink phrase is "Historic Launch Complex 39A".
 
2022-10-05 11:45:18 AM  
LOX load started.
Bagels on standby.

/no, I will not tire of this joke
 
2022-10-05 11:51:42 AM  
SpaceX launching four humans

So, I take it Musk won't be flying.
 
2022-10-05 11:57:12 AM  
East coast lunch launch! Good luck ISS crew!
 
2022-10-05 11:58:14 AM  

optikeye: SpaceX launching four humans

So, I take it Musk won't be flying.


hasn't he stated several times he has no desire to actually go to space himself?
 
2022-10-05 12:00:31 PM  
LIFTOFF!!!  GODSPEED, CREW-5!
 
2022-10-05 12:01:28 PM  
Liftoff!!
 
2022-10-05 12:01:48 PM  
You're at least 20 seconds ahead of me. Nice liftoff!
 
2022-10-05 12:01:57 PM  

khitsicker: optikeye: SpaceX launching four humans

So, I take it Musk won't be flying.

hasn't he stated several times he has no desire to actually go to space himself?


Well, yeah. Unless he's within constant range of the earth based shape shifter 'cloak' field. His lizard form would be reveled.

It's a problem...he's working on it.....

/sarc
 
2022-10-05 12:02:16 PM  
GOOOOOOOOOO!
 
2022-10-05 12:03:23 PM  
They removed the graphic of various stages?
 
2022-10-05 12:03:56 PM  
how the hell do they do 29 hours in the dragon? i mean, they have consumables, but what goes in must come out... eventually. are they diapered up?
 
2022-10-05 12:05:21 PM  

techrat: how the hell do they do 29 hours in the dragon? i mean, they have consumables, but what goes in must come out... eventually. are they diapered up?


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2022-10-05 12:05:40 PM  
what's the over/under for stage 1 staying up when it reaches JRTI?
 
2022-10-05 12:06:20 PM  
Pic from Orlando. Didn't realize it was launching but glad I was outside.
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2022-10-05 12:06:37 PM  

Joe_diGriz: They removed the graphic of various stages?


NASA launches don't use the standard SpaceX graphics.
 
2022-10-05 12:07:14 PM  
there's some venting on the Merlin vac that I've never noticed before.. is that normal?
 
2022-10-05 12:07:18 PM  

clear_prop: NASA launches don't use the standard SpaceX graphics.


Ah, got it.
 
2022-10-05 12:10:19 PM  
Shannon Ireland and Shannon the recovery ship isn't confusing at all...
 
2022-10-05 12:11:06 PM  
off-center landing. -20 points
 
2022-10-05 12:11:43 PM  

The Bestest: off-center landing. -20 points


any landing you can walk away from in a win
 
2022-10-05 12:11:44 PM  

The Bestest: off-center landing. -20 points


remained standing: 100 points
 
2022-10-05 12:11:48 PM  
Nice orbit!
 
2022-10-05 12:12:01 PM  
Interesting that the burn scar on JRTI is slightly off center, and this landing was in exactly the same place.  Looks like the targeting needs to be adjust 20ft.
 
2022-10-05 12:12:06 PM  
Stuck the landing and good orbit!

Been watching space flights for 50 years and it NEVER gets old!
 
2022-10-05 12:13:19 PM  

Dancin_In_Anson: Stuck the landing and good orbit!

Been watching space flights for 50 years and it NEVER gets old!


"sure, put me on top of a million pounds of liquid explosive and light it." the entire space program is "hold my beer" shiat.
 
2022-10-05 12:13:39 PM  
A rocket piloting and landing itself on a boat in the middle of the ocean should be old-hat by now, but it continues to be utterly fascinating and amazing.
 
2022-10-05 12:13:45 PM  
Had to go somewhere, listened to the launch on MSNBC on SiriusXM, and man, Andrea Mitchell is kinda clueless about space stuff. Home in time for landing.
 
2022-10-05 12:15:14 PM  
And good separation, another successful launch.
 
2022-10-05 12:15:28 PM  

techrat: "sure, put me on top of a million pounds of liquid explosive and light it." the entire space program is "hold my beer" shiat.


shiat farking hell goddamn YES! I'd do it in a heartbeat.

And twice on Sunday!
 
2022-10-05 12:18:27 PM  
Watching the launch and the Dragon separation and the F9 landing will always be cool.
 
2022-10-05 12:18:51 PM  

Dancin_In_Anson: techrat: "sure, put me on top of a million pounds of liquid explosive and light it." the entire space program is "hold my beer" shiat.

shiat farking hell goddamn YES! I'd do it in a heartbeat.

And twice on Sunday!


not gonna lie - i would, too. mostly because i want to migrate to the ISS permanently.
 
2022-10-05 12:19:00 PM  

Bhaughbb: You're at least 20 seconds ahead of me. Nice liftoff!


Yeah, I'm giving myself a timeout for that particular piece of stupidity.  I am terminally embarrassed.  This is what happens when I try to Fark while busy at work for my job.  Accidentally hit 'Enter' on the wrong keyboard.

*hangs head in shame*
 
2022-10-05 12:20:34 PM  
I hope Subby was kidding about no gravity.  The ISS is experiencing almost as much gravity as we are here on the ground.
 
2022-10-05 12:21:52 PM  

Dancin_In_Anson: techrat: "sure, put me on top of a million pounds of liquid explosive and light it." the entire space program is "hold my beer" shiat.

shiat farking hell goddamn YES! I'd do it in a heartbeat.

And twice on Sunday!


How about twice on Wednesday?  There's another Falcon launch early this evening, and (hopefully) another one tomorrow.
 
2022-10-05 12:22:39 PM  

TheMysteriousStranger: I hope Subby was kidding about no gravity.  The ISS is experiencing almost as much gravity as we are here on the ground.


True.  It's simply not *resisting* gravity.
 
2022-10-05 12:27:22 PM  
Here's the updated list of successful SpaceX Missions.  I've realigned the dates and order for upcoming flights.  Last year was a record, with Thirty-One missionsThere are currently 70 listed so far for this year, with more Starlink missions to come! We can count on several of these slipping into 2023 or later, for any one of myriad reasons, but 2022 is already another record year.  SpaceX's launch cadence is about one launch every 6.3 days so far.  That puts them on pace to hit 58 missions this year. We'll see if they can maintain that rate.

Year  # flown  Milestones
2006 - 1 - Falcon 1 successfully flies on its fourth attempt
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 - 31 - 2 ISS Crew/1 Tourist flights; 1st good Starship landing; 2 boosters hiat 10 flights; Starlink is Live

2022:

1     01/06/2022    Falcon 9 - Starlink 34          B1062.4
2     01/13/2022    Falcon 9 - Transporter-3     B1058.10
3     01/18/2022    Falcon 9 - Starlink 35          B1060.10
4     01/31/2022    Falcon 9 - CSG-2                B1052.3
5     02/02/2022    Falcon 9 - NROL-87            B1071.1
6     02/03/2022    Falcon 9 - Starlink 36          B1061.6
7     02/21/2022    Falcon 9 - Starlink 37          B1058.11
8     02/25/2022    Falcon 9 - Starlink 38          B1063.4
9     03/03/2022    Falcon 9 - Starlink 39          B1060.11
10   03/09/2022    Falcon 9 - Starlink 40          B1052.4
11   03/19/2022    Falcon 9 - Starlink 41          B1051.12
12   04/01/2022    Falcon 9 -Transporter 4      B1061.7
13   04/08/2022    Falcon 9 - Ax-1 (Crewed; first fully private mission to the ISS) B1062.5
14   04/17/2022    Falcon 9 - NROL-85           B1071.2
15   04/21/2022    Falcon 9 - Starlink 42         B1060.12
16   04/27/2022    Falcon 9 - CREW 4.           B1067.4
17   04/29/2022    Falcon 9 - Starlink 43         B1062.6
18   05/06/2022    Falcon 9 - Starlink 44         B1058.12
19   05/13/2022    Falcon 9 - Starlink 45         B1063.5
20   05/14/2022    Falcon 9 - Starlink 46         B1073.1
21   05/18/2022    Falcon 9 - Starlink 47         B1052.5
22   05/25/2022    Falcon 9 -Transporter 5      B1061.8
23   06/08/2022    Falcon 9 - Nilesat 301        B1049.11
24   06/17/2022    Falcon 9 - Starlink 48         B1060.13
25   06/18/2022    Falcon 9 - SARah 1           B1071.3
26   06/19/2022    Falcon 9 - Globalstar-2      B1061.9
27   06/29/2022    Falcon 9 - SES-22             B1073.2
28   07/07/2022    Falcon 9 - Starlink 49         B1058.13
29   07/11/2022    Falcon 9 - Starlink 50         B1063.6
30   07/15/2022    Falcon 9 - CRS 25             B1067.5
31   07/17/2022    Falcon 9 - Starlink 51         B1051.13
32   07/22/2022    Falcon 9 - Starlink 52         B1071.4
33   07/24/2022    Falcon 9 - Starlink 53         B1062.8
34   08/04/2022    Falcon 9 - Korea Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter B1052.6
35   08/09/2022    Falcon 9 - Starlink 54         B1073.3
36   08/12/2022    Falcon 9 - Starlink 55         B1061.10
37   08/19/2022    Falcon 9 - Starlink 56         B1062.9
38   08/27/2022    Falcon 9 - Starlink 57         B1069.2
39   08/31/2022    Falcon 9 - Starlink 58         B1063.7
40   09/04/2022    Falcon 9 - Sherpa LTC2 / Starlink 59  B1052.7
41   09/10/2022    Falcon 9 - Bluewalker 3 / Starlink 60  B1058.14
42   09/18/2022    Falcon 9 - Starlink 61         B1067.6
43   09/24/2022    Falcon 9 - Starlink 62         B1073.4
44   10/05/2022    Falcon 9 - Crew 5               B1077.1

Upcoming Flights:

10/05/2022    Falcon 9 - Starlink 63           B1071.5
10/06/2022    Falcon 9 - Galaxy 33 and Galaxy 34  B1060.14
10/14/2022    Falcon 9 - Hotbird 13F          B1069.3
10/??/2022    Falcon Heavy - USSF 44  B1064.1, B1065.1, B1066.1
10/??/2022    Falcon 9 - Starlink 64           B1062.10
10/??/2022    Falcon 9 - Starlink 65
10/??/2022    Falcon 9 - Starlink 66
11/05/2022    Falcon 9 - Galaxy 31 and Galaxy 32
11/07/2022    Falcon 9 - Hotbird 13G
11/09/2022    Falcon 9 - Hakuto-R Mission 1 Lunar Lander / Emirates Lunar Mission Rover
11/11/2022    Falcon 9 - Eutelsat 10B geostationary comsat
11/18/2022    Falcon 9 - CRS 26
11/??/2022    Falcon Heavy - ViaSat 3   B1068.1, B1052.9, B1053.3
11/??/2022    Falcon 9 - O3b mPower-1,2
11/??/2022    Starship / Super Heavy - Full Stack Test Flight
11/??/2022    Starship / Super Heavy - Orbital Flight 1
12/05/2022    Falcon 9 - SWOT (Surface Water and Ocean Topography)
12/??/2022    Falcon 9 - Tranche 0            B1071.5
12/??/2022    Falcon 9 - Transporter 6
12/??/2022    Falcon 9 - OneWeb Flight #14
Q4/??/2022   Falcon 9 - WorldView Legion 1 & 2
12/??/2022    Falcon 9 - WorldView Legion 3 & 4
Q4/??/2022   Falcon Heavy - USSF-67
Q4/??/2022   Falcon 9 - O3b mPower-3,4
Q4/??/2022   Falcon 9 - O3b mPower-5,6
Q4/??/2022   Falcon 9 - GPS 3 SV06 ("Amelia Earhart")
Q4/??/2022   Falcon 9 - SES-18, SES-19
12/??/2022    Falcon 9 - SARah 2 & 3

(from http://www.spacex.com/missions, https://spaceflightnow.com/launch-schedule/ and https://www.rocketlaunch.live/?filter=spacex)
(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Falcon_9_and_Falcon_Heavy_launches)
 
2022-10-05 12:27:26 PM  

techrat: not gonna lie - i would, too. mostly because i want to migrate to the ISS permanently.


Closed environment. I understand that it is a bit...aromatic.

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: How about twice on Wednesday?  There's another Falcon launch early this evening, and (hopefully) another one tomorrow.


And ULA had a good Atlas V yesterday!
 
2022-10-05 12:29:07 PM  

clear_prop: Interesting that the burn scar on JRTI is slightly off center, and this landing was in exactly the same place.  Looks like the targeting needs to be adjust 20ft.


Or the drone ship's navigation...
 
2022-10-05 12:29:09 PM  
I appreciate that Google reminds me about this launch only 28 minutes after it happened.
 
2022-10-05 12:29:46 PM  

clear_prop: Interesting that the burn scar on JRTI is slightly off center, and this landing was in exactly the same place.  Looks like the targeting needs to be adjust 20ft.


(Boeing's solution would be to repaint the target.)
 
2022-10-05 12:31:57 PM  
Hope the Cosmonaut enjoyed the trampoline-powered broomstick...
 
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