Welcome to Tesla Motors Club
Discuss Tesla's Model S, Model 3, Model X, Model Y, Cybertruck, Roadster and More.
Register

Search results

  1. e-FTW

    SpaceX F9 - Starlink V1.0-L27 - SLC-40

    And I'll start the bet thread on first Falcon 9 to 100 flights. :p
  2. e-FTW

    Reusing Boosters: Launch, Land, and Re-Launch

    Ok, ok peeps! I can't believe this actually happened! 10 flights! Here we go: World Wildlife Fund donations. They have these symbolic adoptions if you like, where you can get a plush toy and so on. Go for the octopus cuz no one likes them! Adopt an Octopus | Symbolic Adoptions from WWF
  3. e-FTW

    SpaceX F9 - Starlink V1.0-L27 - SLC-40

    Let's do THIS! 10! Ten!
  4. e-FTW

    SpaceX F9 - Starlink V1.0-L25 - LC-39A

    So about this re-use thing... https://apple.news/AndV-92_OS0WPsmQFiDhMOw
  5. e-FTW

    SpaceX Internet Satellite Network: Starlink

    Also, their current rate of production matches their current launch capacity. Things that will change that equation: West coast (polar) launches starting this summer Faster turnaround times for Falcon 9 Starship Their current production facility can probably handle the first two.
  6. e-FTW

    SpaceX Internet Satellite Network: Starlink

    Related to the last page of discussion; the demand is there: SpaceX: Over 500,000 orders for Starlink satellite internet service received to date
  7. e-FTW

    Space movies (possible spoilers)

    Scott consulted on this movie:
  8. e-FTW

    SpaceX SN15 Experimental Test Vehicle

    Considering how the headers tanks have been part of the challenges they’ve had so far, good idea to test this possible new design (SN15 is a like a new “block”).
  9. e-FTW

    SpaceX Crew Dragon Capsule Docks at ISS - Crew 1 Thread

    I was on my couch all along, and I would not have been able to pull that off that after getting up...
  10. e-FTW

    Reusing Boosters: Launch, Land, and Re-Launch

    I wish! But that will be 1049’s 9th mission. 😞
  11. e-FTW

    SpaceX F9 - Starlink V1.0-L24 - SLC-40

    Could be related to:
  12. e-FTW

    SLS - On the Scent of Inevitable Capitulation

    https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/04/five-reasons-why-nasas-starship-award-is-a-watershed-moment-in-spaceflight/ One aspect of this I had not read about yet: other countries’ interests:
  13. e-FTW

    SpaceX SN15 Experimental Test Vehicle

    I assume this would be a static fire.
  14. e-FTW

    SpaceX Internet Satellite Network: Starlink

    Found in that same Ars piece, a link to a good dataset on Starlink constellation status: Jonathan's Space Report | Space Statistics
  15. e-FTW

    SpaceX Internet Satellite Network: Starlink

    Starlink going mobile by end of year, wiht current dishes! https://apple.news/AQRKzZKqjRlWUIRiCdaKWCA Also a good write up on current status of Starlink.
  16. e-FTW

    NASA selects SpaceX Starship system to land on moon

    There is also a healthy dose of “never mind the complexity that SLS and Orion and multiple docking operations add to the mix here, because look: JOBS.”
  17. e-FTW

    NASA selects SpaceX Starship system to land on moon

    One wonders if this a way for NASA (sans politicians at the helm) to: Force Congress to up their budget (if they want “competition“ which means a jobs program) Show the public it could do great things if free of political forces (“I need jobs in my state”)
  18. e-FTW

    SpaceX F9 - Starlink V1.0-L24 - SLC-40

    Absolutely, everything else stops or slows down before a crew launch. This flight is my only chance to win the Race To Ten™! But it would need to get delayed to early May. Not that crazy with Crew in the way.
  19. e-FTW

    SpaceX F9 - Starlink V1.0-L24 - SLC-40

    Nice!
  20. e-FTW

    SpaceX Internet Satellite Network: Starlink

    Both OCISLY and JRTI have Starlink terminals. So, they work at sea It seems! https://teslamotorsclub.com/tmc/posts/5444291/
  21. e-FTW

    SpaceX F9 - Starlink V1.0-L23 - SLC-40

    Also, OCISLY has Starlink terminals: JRTI has them as well:
  22. e-FTW

    New Ship for Fairing Recovery

    That makes me a little sad. But it makes sense: the majority of launches are Starlink, and they have no qualms about re-using sea-soaked fairings on those (since they don’t appear to need clean-room condition fairing halves for Starlink). That leaves only a handful of customer missions a year...
  23. e-FTW

    SpaceX F9 - Starlink V1.0-L23 - SLC-40

    This is the exact moment the booster initiates the translation maneuver to aim for the ship (instead of the ocean which is where it is headed until it decides it will have what it needs to land on the deck). You can see OCISLY through the grid fin:
  24. e-FTW

    SpaceX F9 - Starlink V1.0-L23 - SLC-40

    That first person view of the first stage through landing was fantastic. I gotta go see that again! BRB
  25. e-FTW

    SpaceX F9 - Starlink V1.0-L23 - SLC-40

    Wikipedia lists 1058 as assigned to this mission. It would tie their current record for turnaround time at 27 days (1060 on Starlink 18).
  26. e-FTW

    The "uncontrolled reentry" of the 2nd stage

    That engineering team should get this back to hang on their wall. They built one heck of a tough beast! Or they make a beer cooler out of it:
  27. e-FTW

    SpaceX SN11 Experimental Test Vehicle

    "People attempting to watch the launch from the southern tip of South Padre Island reported finding lightweight debris," Wow, that is less than ideal.
  28. e-FTW

    SpaceX SN11 Experimental Test Vehicle

    Even more impressive position, big boom and raining rocket parts with one hitting the camera:
  29. e-FTW

    SpaceX SN11 Experimental Test Vehicle

    The Everyday Astronaut feed has a shot of debris landing around their camera, with dirt being thrown around. They got lucky! (Watch the left side of the screen, it is ahead of the SpaceX view on the right.)
  30. e-FTW

    SpaceX SN11 Experimental Test Vehicle

    Per Elon, they try again tomorrow afternoon (TX time I assume):
  31. e-FTW

    SpaceX Crew Dragon Capsule Docks at ISS - Crew 1 Thread

    Is Hopkins still sleeping in there? That has to be a bit unnerving...
  32. e-FTW

    SpaceX SN11 Experimental Test Vehicle

    Boca Chica Gal (Mary) has just received the evacuation notice. That is the last thing needed before a flight today.
  33. e-FTW

    SpaceX SN11 Experimental Test Vehicle

    It might go today! Already did a static fire. https://nextspaceflight.com/starship/
  34. e-FTW

    SpaceX F9 - Starlink V1.0-L22 - SLC-40

    Did you guys also catch this? Looks like maybe the drone ship...
  35. e-FTW

    SpaceX SN11 Experimental Test Vehicle

    The script about SN11 the host was reading for last night's Falcon 9 launch Webcast said "...in the days ahead". Of course, that could mean anywhere between 2 and 10+ days...
  36. e-FTW

    NASA Administrator Bill Nelson

    Right, he waited until after his stint as NASA Administrator to get hired in aerospace...
  37. e-FTW

    NASA Administrator Bill Nelson

    ERIC BERGER FOR SENATE 2022
  38. e-FTW

    SLS - On the Scent of Inevitable Capitulation

    Scott is not as pessimistic as us:
  39. e-FTW

    Reusing Boosters: Launch, Land, and Re-Launch

    Thank you your Honor! Back to the business of re-use: Another Octograbber spotted at SpaceX facility awaits a droneship to call home - Space Explored
  40. e-FTW

    Falcon Super Heavy/Starship - General Development Discussion

    Am partial to this image of it. Sweet baby Jesus...
  41. e-FTW

    SLS - On the Scent of Inevitable Capitulation

    In other potential good news for SLS: Biden to tap Bill Nelson to lead NASA We shall see how much independence or (influence on the White House) he will have with regards to SLS.
  42. e-FTW

    SpaceX SN11 Experimental Test Vehicle

    I’m positive I’ve seen these attachment thingies somewhere. And that would not surprise me: SpaceX uses off-the-shelf stuff all the time. “Space-rated” seems like an easy way to make a lot of money selling over-engineered bolts.
  43. e-FTW

    Reusing Boosters: Launch, Land, and Re-Launch

    An nice piece by Eric on this milestone: After Sunday’s launch, SpaceX is on the cusp of a historic reuse milestone — Ars Technica
  44. e-FTW

    Reusing Boosters: Launch, Land, and Re-Launch

    I stand by my initial requirement that the booster must land to qualify for 10. A flight is not done for a booster until it is safely back on ground or drone ship. I will provide some flexibility: if rough seas (or those birds) throw it over-board, after successful landing, a ULA drone blows it...
  45. e-FTW

    SpaceX SN10 Prototype Explodes After Touchdown

    There are some nice new camera views in there.
  46. e-FTW

    SLS - On the Scent of Inevitable Capitulation

    There was a response from NASA. And no matter how often I read the last phrase, I keep 🤮 at the use of construct. Man that phrase says nothing. They sure are attempting to walk a fine line until they assess where the SLS Senate balance of power sits with Shelby having lost his gavel.
  47. e-FTW

    Falcon 9 Flies for Record Ninth Time

    Agreed, IR is very neat. You can clearly see the hotspots on the fairing and the gridfins. In case there was any doubt those speeds in the thick parts of the atmosphere create heat.
  48. e-FTW

    Falcon 9 Flies for Record Ninth Time

    Man those vids are cool (said no-one else I know)! Hope we get them for a long time...
  49. e-FTW

    Reusing Boosters: Launch, Land, and Re-Launch

    An over/under at 100 based on that “Elon goal”?

About Us

Formed in 2006, Tesla Motors Club (TMC) was the first independent online Tesla community. Today it remains the largest and most dynamic community of Tesla enthusiasts. Learn more.

Do you value your experience at TMC? Consider becoming a Supporting Member of Tesla Motors Club. As a thank you for your contribution, you'll get nearly no ads in the Community and Groups sections. Additional perks are available depending on the level of contribution. Please visit the Account Upgrades page for more details.


SUPPORT TMC
Top