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Poll - 2nd F9 Flight / 1st Operational Dragon

Posted by: beancounter - Wed Aug 18, 2010 5:58 am
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Poll - 2nd F9 Flight / 1st Operational Dragon 

2nd F9 / 1st Dragon Flight will be:
LV successful to Orbit. 34%  34%  [ 17 ]
LV fails to achieve Orbit. 2%  2%  [ 1 ]
Dragon fails on-orbit objectives and fails EDL. 4%  4%  [ 2 ]
Dragon fails on-orbit objectives but somehow manages EDL. 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Dragon meets on-orbit objectives and fails EDL. 12%  12%  [ 6 ]
Dragon completes both on orbit and EDL objectives. 48%  48%  [ 24 ]
Total votes : 50

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Post Re: Poll - 2nd F9 Flight / 1st Operational Dragon   Posted on: Sun Nov 07, 2010 12:45 pm
http://spacelaunch.flatoday.net/ says it is currently NET Nov. 20th

looks like the re-entry license is slowing things down:
http://www.spacenews.com/venture_space/ ... cense.html

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Post Re: Poll - 2nd F9 Flight / 1st Operational Dragon   Posted on: Mon Nov 08, 2010 5:22 pm
I voted for full success. Mainly because I'm an optimist. Didn't someone quote Elon Musk saying that spaceflight should be as safe and inexpensive as jet airliners? That would be awesome. How long before that happens? A decade? Two?

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Post Re: Poll - 2nd F9 Flight / 1st Operational Dragon   Posted on: Tue Nov 09, 2010 11:06 am
Target launch date has slipped again.. now NET Dec. 7th :(

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Post Re: Poll - 2nd F9 Flight / 1st Operational Dragon   Posted on: Tue Nov 09, 2010 10:06 pm
I'm one of those that'd like to see it sooner, rather than later, but I also understand the "better safe than sorry" mentality when it comes to expensive test runs. By making this launch 110% successful, they might get away with one less demo flight than originally planned.


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Post Re: Poll - 2nd F9 Flight / 1st Operational Dragon   Posted on: Fri Nov 12, 2010 5:11 am
IrquiM wrote:
I'm one of those that'd like to see it sooner, rather than later, but I also understand the "better safe than sorry" mentality when it comes to expensive test runs. By making this launch 110% successful, they might get away with one less demo flight than originally planned.


Looks like their COTS2 flight will be used for a satellite launch as well. See here:
http://www.spacenews.com/satellite_tele ... lcon9.html

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Post Re: Poll - 2nd F9 Flight / 1st Operational Dragon   Posted on: Tue Nov 23, 2010 9:55 am
They got the reentry-license!
http://spacefellowship.com/news/art2400 ... pacex.html

somehow this almost went under the radar? I haven't seen a press release by SpaceX or something?

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Post Re: Poll - 2nd F9 Flight / 1st Operational Dragon   Posted on: Wed Dec 08, 2010 8:10 pm
Up, around, and down again, easy as you please...

Congratulations to SpaceX on this remarkable achievement!

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Post Re: Poll - 2nd F9 Flight / 1st Operational Dragon   Posted on: Wed Dec 08, 2010 8:21 pm
Splendid mission! Can't wait for first ISS docking


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Post Re: Poll - 2nd F9 Flight / 1st Operational Dragon   Posted on: Wed Dec 08, 2010 8:27 pm
Well, I was expecting something to go wrong with the capsule - glad I was wrong.

Well done SpaceX!


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Post Re: Poll - 2nd F9 Flight / 1st Operational Dragon   Posted on: Thu Dec 09, 2010 12:45 pm
Great result

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Post Re: Poll - 2nd F9 Flight / 1st Operational Dragon   Posted on: Sat Dec 11, 2010 9:12 pm
Congratulations to all at SpaceX! You make us all proud. What a magnificent achievement. You ARE the future, not only of space flight, but (IMO) of the human race as well. If only I could talk my family into moving to Florida, or even Texas. Maybe some day. Meanwhile, I'll stand behind you and cheer! May you have much continued success. God Speed!


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