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This makes me think of a dead man's switch: if you upload something that locks you out, and by a certain time you've not accessed it to disable...
1- Can’t they update said software remotely on-orbit? I assume said software update is critical to deployment operation itself, so ‘no’....
With SpaceX scrub, NASA again demonstrates commitment to innovation — Ars Technica
In short, NASA accepted a 24 hour delay on CRS-17 to allow...
Yes. My thoughts from the beginning: that this could be linked to it being a flight-proven Crew Dragon, and as such that this would not delay the...
Did you guys notice this bright dot? At that moment, I figured it might have been the ASDS as seen from the booster, and I got very excited we...
Back from a vacation in HI. Happy to see I did not miss this one.
With a close to shore ASDS landing, I wonder if we will get a nice nighttime...
Scott thinks oxidizer tank: Scott Manley on Twitter
Scott Manley on Twitter
But as he said in his video, we know nothing. Let’s wait for official...
Scott Manley makes a good case for a tank failure, of the COPV kind...
Scott Manley on Twitter
(First off, I think someone is getting fired. Filming a monitor with your phone then posting online has to be a no-no. Also, get a better phone......
Here’s hoping that the cause will be determined to be at best external to the capsule, or at worst a result of that capsule being “flight-proven”,...
"On April 20, an anomaly occurred at Cape Canaveral AFS during Dragon 2 static test fire. Anomaly was contained and no injuries."
Read about it here: SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft suffers an anomaly during static fire testing at Cape Canaveral – NASASpaceFlight.com
Crew Dragon anomaly in testing: Chris B - NSF on Twitter
The same one that did DM-1. Delays are now inevitable... Ugh.
The Hunt for Rocket Boosters in Russia's Far North
Found on Reddit:
Source: FH Arabsat 6a center core recovery thread : spacex
Today, SpaceFlightNow listed this as NET June 22.
Sure, but I like to think that a chunk of the workers at those SLS contractors would be pumped at working on hardware for the Moon!
But the restaurant next to SpaceX HQ has beet burgers! But am sure food is not the only challenge...
Man, are we ever off-topic. My bad!
He has indeed. Probably not the healthiest lifestyle working as much as he does...
I want one of those!
(Also, suit and tie: he cleans up nice for a massive stoner amirite? :p )
Nothing like seeing it to know what actually happened to it!
Wow, that is a lot! I think I saw two re-lights of the second stage. Would that be a first for SpaceX?
And it ends with a “Propulsive...
The Verge piece starts by saying it fell in the drink, so I assume it is completely lost.
Regarding the securing part:
We just lost the center core: Loren Grush on Twitter
Yes, Scott Manley’s recap of this week’s space news has video of that (CRS-4 is especially interesting, with a video of what happens at SECO when...
And if you just want the sonic booms, loudly as well: Alex Morin on Twitter
Kerbal Academy set up a mic away from the yelling space nerds. Headphone warning, keep the volume low!
Kerbal Space Academy on Twitter
For sure. But compared to what appears to be clean-room-fresh hardware to my uneducated senses, those might as well have sunk to the bottom and...
Yeah, and they have just scaled back their ambitions big time.
Stratolaunch space venture sharply scales back its operations, months after Paul...
And: SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says Starlink launch will reuse Falcon Heavy's fairing
Hypothesis about ocean-soaked fairing re-use is that SpaceX built...
Someone needs Starship and Super Heavy to launch that many sats...
Source: SpaceX's first dedicated Starlink launch announced as...
- This launch may re-use the Falcon Heavy Arabsat 6A fairing that were plucked out of the ocean: SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says Starlink launch will...
It’s on the Internet, so it is true! Looks Google ranks it that high!
Orbital Water Tower Prototype (OWTP) as seen from the air!
Video (at 25s): LabPadre on Twitter
Image: LabPadre on Twitter
36701km/h sounds like the fastest speed I've seen on a launch so far.
I think even the Russian judge gave a 10 for that choreographed landing.
Considering the $69 million launch cost, how could they not... A West Coast launch in 2021.
NASA Awards Launch Services Contract for...
And SpaceX confirmation that things are looking good: SpaceX on Twitter
Am now even readier! Rocking this guy: Starman by blipshift | Car Shirts and Apparel for Enthusiasts
That is a shame.
Last picture it sent here:
Elad Ratson on Twitter
IIRC, this will be a record for distance from the pad.
I’m ready, Are you?
Yes, quite informative! I recommend reading all of the “green” posts after your get past the Shuttle discussion. Including the one from Tory Bruno...
OMG just imagine if it works. On this launch...
SpaceXFleet Updates on Twitter
@Grendal Updated date and time below: Chris G - NSF on Twitter
Some pics of progress on the orbital water tower: Chris B - NSF on Twitter
Nailed it! George and Benjamin really dropped the ball on space exploration.
SpaceX confirmed the push to Wednesday. I hope there is at least a 30 minute delay, as I will be commuting that day... :(
SpaceX on Twitter
Wednesday it is! @Grendal