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Will SpaceX's fourth attempt reach Orbit?

Posted by: Rob Goldsmith - Sat Aug 09, 2008 12:36 pm
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Will SpaceX's fourth attempt reach Orbit? 

Will SpaceX's fourth attempt reach Orbit?
100% success 52%  52%  [ 13 ]
Into orbit but with Problems 44%  44%  [ 11 ]
Officially to Space but not into orbit 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Won't make it to space 4%  4%  [ 1 ]
Won't make it off the pad 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
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Will SpaceX's fourth attempt reach Orbit? 
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Post Space X did it!!!!!!   Posted on: Sun Sep 28, 2008 11:59 pm
He did it, He did it. Now private space has taken its greatest step to date. And we have Elon and his Space X crew to thank. Nothing can take this GREAT milestone from them.


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Post    Posted on: Mon Sep 29, 2008 12:00 am
Pictures of the launch and more information online at:
http://spacefellowship.com/News/?p=6780

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Post Today was the Day for space-X!   Posted on: Mon Sep 29, 2008 12:11 am
Thay made it! Well it looks good so far!

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Post    Posted on: Mon Sep 29, 2008 6:09 am
you can stop voting now ;)

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Post    Posted on: Mon Sep 29, 2008 9:40 pm
Does anybody know if Spacex managed to recover the first stage and if it is actually one of the objectives of the last flight?

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Post    Posted on: Mon Sep 29, 2008 9:50 pm
culture wrote:
Does anybody know if Spacex managed to recover the first stage and if it is actually one of the objectives of the last flight?


I called into the press conference with Elon Musk and this question was brought up, the first stage was considered to be not recovered for this flight it was not an objective. However in the future they want to add re-usability. The current price tag of $8 million is without reusability in mind.

Other news is that the test firing of the rockets will only happen the first few launches and will not be necessary after some time.

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Post    Posted on: Mon Sep 29, 2008 9:58 pm
Ahh clear, thanks Sigurd.
I remember vaguely they mentioned something like this in yesterdays web cast but i wasn't sure any more.

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Post    Posted on: Mon Sep 29, 2008 10:57 pm
Now the test is how many in a row before the next fail. If they make no changes, I say quite a few. All past fails were first use of an untested change. 1 was the first flight of a new rocket, 2 was the first use of the 2nd stage, 3 was a new engine. They can probably launch Falcon 1 reliably now. How will Falcon 9 do? There are important differences so it is no free ride. But I continue to be extremely impressed by the company and see a bright future for them.


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Post    Posted on: Mon Sep 29, 2008 11:09 pm
my guess is you're right campbelp, somehow i think falcon9 will be a first time success. Like Elon said, most things of falcon9 are quite similar to falcon1 so a first time success would not surprise me that much.
Guess it's almost time for a new poll!

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Post    Posted on: Tue Sep 30, 2008 1:42 pm
I vote software error for F9 or F9H. Integer overflow to be specific ;)


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Post Re: Will SpaceX's fourth attempt reach Orbit?   Posted on: Sat Jun 27, 2009 1:07 am
Could probably un-sticky this one now.

I was right, by the way. :-)


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Post    Posted on: Sat Jun 27, 2009 9:10 am
hahaha!

See how many more predictions you get right this year hey Ben!

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