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SpaceX Falcon 1 Launch Attempt #2

Posted by: Klaus Schmidt - Wed Mar 14, 2007 4:32 pm
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SpaceX Falcon 1 Launch Attempt #2 

How far will the Falcon 1 get?
Launch pad failure 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
First stage failure 17%  17%  [ 3 ]
Successful seperation, but early second stage failure 11%  11%  [ 2 ]
Basically successful flight, only underperforming 28%  28%  [ 5 ]
Full success 44%  44%  [ 8 ]
Total votes : 18

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Post SpaceX Falcon 1 Launch Attempt #2   Posted on: Wed Mar 14, 2007 4:32 pm
As the Falcon 1 launch comes closer (planned for March 19), the following question arises:

Will SpaceX succeed this time or will we have another salt-water-washed rocket?

What is your opinion?

What would you call a success?

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Post    Posted on: Wed Mar 14, 2007 4:35 pm
I think... and I hope.. to have at least "Basically successful flight, only underperforming".. but a perfect flight would be better.. but I think most likely the underperforming flight will happen.

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Post    Posted on: Wed Mar 14, 2007 5:54 pm
I vote 100% success. I know I said that last time, but this time for sure!


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Post    Posted on: Wed Mar 14, 2007 6:30 pm
I think the angry rocket gods were pleased by the last sacrifice, however I'm not sure if they can remember that far back. It ought to work....probably.


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Post    Posted on: Wed Mar 14, 2007 8:03 pm
Generally a proven design, now adequately tested and re-designed in a 'hind sight' situation, I'm going with successful but underperforming.

Good for them if they can pull off a perfect flight but I think it may still be early days for them and a perfect flight is a huge challenge.


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Post    Posted on: Mon Mar 19, 2007 8:35 pm
I voted for "early second stage failure" because they can't test it on the ground nearly as well as the first stage. At least the first stage has flown once (although, of course, it failed).

I really hope I'm wrong, though! I can't wait for today's launch...

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Post    Posted on: Mon Mar 19, 2007 8:47 pm
For the people who're looking for the live event information:
http://www.spacefellowship.com/News/?p=1922
http://www.spacefellowship.com/Forum/vi ... hp?p=23703

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Post    Posted on: Mon Mar 19, 2007 9:52 pm
Looking at the webcast it seems a bit windy. wonder if this is a live cast right now. also the whole structure seems a bit squibly skwobly... geuss its the cam or just me (though im totaly sober tonight)

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Post    Posted on: Mon Mar 19, 2007 9:54 pm
Yeah, what makes it look worse is that the video compression doesn't seem to acknowledge that the ground should be moving in the image too.


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Post    Posted on: Mon Mar 19, 2007 9:54 pm
culture wrote:
Looking at the webcast it seems a bit windy. wonder if this is a live cast right now. also the whole structure seems a bit squibly skwobly... geuss its the cam or just me (though im totaly sober tonight)

success spacex!!!


It's the camera, as the ground is shaking as well.

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Post    Posted on: Mon Mar 19, 2007 10:06 pm
So how long until the actual launch from now? I'm terrible with time zones.


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Post    Posted on: Mon Mar 19, 2007 10:08 pm
Launch countdown start: 53 minutes, launch: 1 hour, 53 minutes. (if all goes as planned)

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Post    Posted on: Mon Mar 19, 2007 10:21 pm
Humm.. it seems we're already in countdown.. so make that ... "possible" launch in already 40 minutes

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Post    Posted on: Mon Mar 19, 2007 10:22 pm
hold on!!

space.com: Launch of the Falcon 1 rocket remains targeted for 2300 GMT today.

thats in 40 minutes...

edit: sorry... didnt see your last post yet


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Post    Posted on: Mon Mar 19, 2007 10:24 pm
culture wrote:
hold on!!

space.com: Launch of the Falcon 1 rocket remains targeted for 2300 GMT today.

thats in 40 minutes...

edit: sorry... didnt see your last post yet


I think you're right :)

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