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Re: SpaceX Falcon Heavy
« Reply #225 on: February 07, 2018, 04:33:33 pm »
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Re: SpaceX Falcon Heavy
« Reply #226 on: February 07, 2018, 06:36:32 pm »
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Re: SpaceX Falcon Heavy
« Reply #227 on: February 07, 2018, 11:36:58 pm »
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Re: SpaceX Falcon Heavy
« Reply #228 on: February 08, 2018, 04:46:03 am »
I suppose the thing has no high gain antenna, so once it is out of TDRSS range, contact is lost ?
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Re: SpaceX Falcon Heavy
« Reply #229 on: February 08, 2018, 05:45:29 am »
I suppose the thing has no high gain antenna, so once it is out of TDRSS range, contact is lost ?

It also had only 12 hours of battery (at most). 

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Re: SpaceX Falcon Heavy
« Reply #230 on: February 08, 2018, 12:57:09 pm »
I suppose the thing has no high gain antenna, so once it is out of TDRSS range, contact is lost ?

According to Jim on NASAspaceflighft it didn’t use that system.

Military certification the next big test for Falcon Heavy

http://spacenews.com/military-certification-the-next-big-test-for-falcon-heavy/

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Re: SpaceX Falcon Heavy
« Reply #231 on: February 13, 2018, 04:13:41 am »
Some interesting discussion going on on twitter: https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/963094533830426624

Probably most immediately relevant part:
Quote from: Elon Musk on Twitter
Side boosters landing on droneships & center expended is only ~10% performance penalty vs fully expended. Cost is only slightly higher than an expended F9, so around $95M.

Also interesting: ULA CEO stopped by to promise that Vulcan would fly before 2020, to which Elon answered by promising to eat his hat with a side order of mustard if "that rocket flies national security payload before 2023".

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Re: SpaceX Falcon Heavy
« Reply #232 on: February 13, 2018, 04:51:42 am »
Some interesting discussion going on on twitter: https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/963094533830426624

Probably most immediately relevant part:
Quote from: Elon Musk on Twitter
Side boosters landing on droneships & center expended is only ~10% performance penalty vs fully expended. Cost is only slightly higher than an expended F9, so around $95M.

Also interesting: ULA CEO stopped by to promise that Vulcan would fly before 2020, to which Elon answered by promising to eat his hat with a side order of mustard if "that rocket flies national security payload before 2023".

That's the part to remember.  A test flight with ballast or a flight with a commercial payload doesn't cut it. (Though we all know 99% of those who even remember the claim will forget that part.)
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Re: SpaceX Falcon Heavy
« Reply #233 on: February 13, 2018, 12:22:30 pm »
Quote

Also interesting: ULA CEO stopped by to promise that Vulcan would fly before 2020, to which Elon answered by promising to eat his hat with a side order of mustard if "that rocket flies national security payload before 2023".

ROTFLMAO

Oh boy, a childhood dream come true: a millionaire eating his hat, just like Scrooge McDuck rivals, either Glomgold or Rockerduck.

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Rockerduck_si_mangia_la_bombetta Ah, the beauty of italian language !!!

Elonduck_si_mangia_la_bombetta (I'm laughing so much typing this, I can barely see my computer screen, tears are flowing from my eyes)

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Re: SpaceX Falcon Heavy
« Reply #234 on: February 13, 2018, 03:49:13 pm »
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Re: SpaceX Falcon Heavy
« Reply #235 on: February 13, 2018, 08:42:48 pm »
That Arc disk was not secret payload, SpaceX announce it before launch

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IF ULA manage to get Vulcan operational to 2023
we see something similar from Musk...

...the chances that ULA get that done are nearly zero.
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Re: SpaceX Falcon Heavy
« Reply #236 on: February 14, 2018, 05:03:06 am »
IF ULA manage to get Vulcan operational to 2023
we see something similar from Musk...

...the chances that ULA get that done are nearly zero.

Look at that.  In what, FOUR posts it's already been forgotten that "getting operational" isn't the metric.

Some interesting discussion going on on twitter: https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/963094533830426624

Probably most immediately relevant part:
Quote from: Elon Musk on Twitter
Side boosters landing on droneships & center expended is only ~10% performance penalty vs fully expended. Cost is only slightly higher than an expended F9, so around $95M.

Also interesting: ULA CEO stopped by to promise that Vulcan would fly before 2020, to which Elon answered by promising to eat his hat with a side order of mustard if "that rocket flies national security payload before 2023".

That's the part to remember.  A test flight with ballast or a flight with a commercial payload doesn't cut it. (Though we all know 99% of those who even remember the claim will forget that part.)
"DARPA Hard"  It ain't what it use to be.

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Re: SpaceX Falcon Heavy
« Reply #237 on: February 14, 2018, 06:16:02 am »
IF ULA manage to get Vulcan operational to 2023
we see something similar from Musk...

...the chances that ULA get that done are nearly zero.

Look at that.  In what, FOUR posts it's already been forgotten that "getting operational" isn't the metric.


Some interesting discussion going on on twitter: https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/963094533830426624

Probably most immediately relevant part:
Quote from: Elon Musk on Twitter
Side boosters landing on droneships & center expended is only ~10% performance penalty vs fully expended. Cost is only slightly higher than an expended F9, so around $95M.

Also interesting: ULA CEO stopped by to promise that Vulcan would fly before 2020, to which Elon answered by promising to eat his hat with a side order of mustard if "that rocket flies national security payload before 2023".

That's the part to remember.  A test flight with ballast or a flight with a commercial payload doesn't cut it. (Though we all know 99% of those who even remember the claim will forget that part.)


A Space Test Program payload qualifies as a national security payload.  It actually won't be that hard.  ULA knows how to fly national security payloads and to get certification of their vehicles.



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Re: SpaceX Falcon Heavy
« Reply #238 on: February 14, 2018, 12:44:54 pm »
I suppose the thing has no high gain antenna, so once it is out of TDRSS range, contact is lost ?

Also, TDRSS is for looking down.  Need ground stations once the vehicle goes above 10k miles or so.

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