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Poll - First Launch of Falcon9

Posted by: beancounter - Tue Feb 23, 2010 12:59 am
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Poll - First Launch of Falcon9 

First Launch of Falcon9 is going to be a
Success 90%  90%  [ 27 ]
Failure 10%  10%  [ 3 ]
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Post Re: Poll - First Launch of Falcon9   Posted on: Wed Jun 02, 2010 6:22 am
Andy Hill wrote:
Not sure whether having the Rocket sit on the pad for all this time is such a good idea.


Confirmation that the LV is in the hanger undergoing final connections of the FTS. Then they'll roll it out and raise it for the launch.
Paperwork still not finalised but they're hoping (like all of us) since air force now has resources available after busy time with the last launches.
Note that it's only paperwork; they system tests are reported as all nominal so should be go :!:

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Post Re: Poll - First Launch of Falcon9   Posted on: Wed Jun 02, 2010 6:49 am
Thanks for the update beancounter! :)

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Post Re: Poll - First Launch of Falcon9   Posted on: Wed Jun 02, 2010 9:32 am
Finally!
http://www.spacex.com/updates.php
http://spacefellowship.com/news/art2060 ... aunch.html

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Post Re: Poll - First Launch of Falcon9   Posted on: Thu Jun 03, 2010 2:55 am
SpaceX is all go but no official word on air force acceptance of the FTS :?

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Post Re: Poll - First Launch of Falcon9   Posted on: Fri Jun 04, 2010 3:21 am
They go the air force acceptance. It's all go now :D

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Post Re: Poll - First Launch of Falcon9   Posted on: Fri Jun 04, 2010 9:13 am
Its made it on to the BBC website - 1500GMT launch apparently.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/science_and_ ... 209704.stm

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Post Re: Poll - First Launch of Falcon9   Posted on: Fri Jun 04, 2010 2:42 pm
what time in melbourne,australia??? is it launching in 20 minutes???


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Post Web Cast   Posted on: Fri Jun 04, 2010 2:50 pm
I don't see anything on the webcast from spaceX yet.

Does anyone have anything?

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Post Re: Poll - First Launch of Falcon9   Posted on: Fri Jun 04, 2010 3:00 pm
Web Cast is ON !

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Post Re: Poll - First Launch of Falcon9   Posted on: Fri Jun 04, 2010 3:33 pm
This range hold is annoying!!


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Post Re: Poll - First Launch of Falcon9   Posted on: Fri Jun 04, 2010 3:35 pm
JamesHughes wrote:
This range hold is annoying!!


did i see a chopper go past?


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Post Re: Poll - First Launch of Falcon9   Posted on: Fri Jun 04, 2010 3:59 pm
it looks like its clearing up!

is the white building on the left of screen the hangar where they integrated the rocket??? looks too small


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Post Re: Poll - First Launch of Falcon9   Posted on: Fri Jun 04, 2010 6:59 pm
Whhooohooooo!!!!!!

Well done everyone!

Real nerve wracking launch, but cracking stuff!


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Post Re: Poll - First Launch of Falcon9   Posted on: Fri Jun 04, 2010 7:04 pm
JamesHughes wrote:
Whhooohooooo!!!!!!

Well done everyone!

Real nerve wracking launch, but cracking stuff!

Indeed very nerve wracking! If you see a rocket launch for the first time, and don't know the launch characteristics yet, you just get some sort of panic whenever something unexpected happens :D 8) :wink:

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Post Re: Poll - First Launch of Falcon9   Posted on: Fri Jun 04, 2010 7:11 pm
First panic - seemed to be a lot of 'debris' in the rocket plume - almost like sparks flying off, which I don't remember from the Falcon 1. Second was the engine stop on first stage - seemed a long time before the stage separated. Then even longer for the second stage to ignite. Then the roll just before the video cut out.

Hopefully all has gone well since then - was the dragon supposed to separate from the second stage at all?


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