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Falcon Heavy: ArabSat-6A (mission)

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DocM    16,544
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Sounds like a big crowd...

 

https://www.orlandosentinel.com/space/os-bz-spacex-falcon-heavy-advance-20190402-story.html

 

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Space fans descend from around the world for the launch of SpaceX's powerful Falcon Heavy

One will drive through the night, 12 hours non-stop across three states. Another will catch a five-hour flight, from a humble Midwestern town known for salt, to a Southern city known for space.

And another still will traverse the Atlantic Ocean, enduring a layover and 17 hours of travel for a glimpse at the most powerful rocket since men walked on the moon

SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket commands that kind of awe, the sort that will lure space enthusiasts from behind their computer screens for a taste of the real rumble of a rocket launch. More than 100,000 are expected to come out when Falcon Heavy attempts its first commercial launch.
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Jim K    13,496

Haven't seen anything official from SpaceX yet but...

 

 

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DocM    16,544
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Oooooo....to have been a fly on the wall....

 

https://www.nbcnews.com/mach/science/nasa-s-17-billion-moon-rocket-may-be-doomed-it-ncna991061

 

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"I'll never forget being at Marshall with the leadership team the day that SpaceX announced the Heavy," said Lori Garver, NASA's deputy administrator from 2009 to 2013. She recalls NASA officials telling her: "Lori, you have got to tell your friend Elon he can't do that. He's in our lane. You made us get out of low-Earth orbit, so we've given him that lane, but this is our lane. We build the big rockets."
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😏🚀🚀 😃

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Unobscured Vision    2,668

I read this article the other morning, and I think the writing has been on the wall for a while now ...

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DocM    16,544

 

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DocM    16,544

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DocM    16,544

 

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Jim K    13,496

 

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Jim K    13,496

 

🤬 wind.

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Unobscured Vision    2,668

Space & Universe are already streaming.

 

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DocM    16,544
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Weird...the SpX  YT  stream said 4 hours to pprogram start for a while.
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Jim K    13,496

 

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Jim K    13,496
34 minutes ago, Unobscured Vision said:

Space & Universe are already streaming.

 

That isn't a live-stream.  That is last years Falcon Heavy (notice the white landing legs/service tower).

 

 

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CrashG    439

Not looking promising for this evening.

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Jim K    13,496

That's a wrap for today...

 

 

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Unobscured Vision    2,668

Arrrgh ..

12 minutes ago, Jim K said:

That isn't a live-stream.  That is last years Falcon Heavy (notice the white landing legs/service tower).

 

 

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Bleh. Figures. Sorry all. >.<

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Jim K    13,496
1 minute ago, Unobscured Vision said:

Arrrgh ..

Bleh. Figures. Sorry all. >.<

Well, I was watching it for a few minutes then went ... "Wait a second here... Something doesn't look right" then it hit me. LOL

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Unobscured Vision    2,668
1 hour ago, Jim K said:

Well, I was watching it for a few minutes then went ... "Wait a second here... Something doesn't look right" then it hit me. LOL

Didn't even occur to me to look at the fairing. >.< oof.

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DocM    16,544
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ARABSAT


Our world    Your world

 

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DocM    16,544

 

 

 

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Jim K    13,496

 

Giggity...

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anthdci    215

Here we go, any issues now means scrub for the day

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Unobscured Vision    2,668

Good landing, all three! :D 

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Jim K    13,496

Now....that was a thing of beauty. 

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