- Tonight. 19:30 UK time. Raise a glass…
…to Douglas Adams.
“Well Elon’s just this guy, you know? ”Posted 2 months agoMurrayMember
19:20 UTC according to SpaceX on Twitter but “<span style=”color: #6a6a6a; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;”>Time</span><span style=”color: #545454; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;”> is an illusion. </span><span style=”color: #6a6a6a; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;”>Lunchtime doubly so.”</span>Posted 2 months agotailsMember
I thought they were just sending a car to space, didn’t know they were landing the rockets that’s what all the whooping was about. I was watching thinking NASA have been doing this for years.
So they’ll try to reuse the rockets? What was landing on the landing station at sea, where the cameras went fuzzy?Posted 2 months agotailsMember
How do the booster remain stable when returning to base, did I miss the parachutes? Did only the top of the phyalic rocket enter space and the big booster returned as well? Last question where did Mr Musk get all his money from I thought tesla was not profitable yet and flying rockets certainly isn’t, his PayPal business seems to have only made him a billion or so.
Anyway cool project and I like those tesla so especially the one with the lambourghini doors.Posted 2 months agoNorthwindSubscriber
Presumably the core landing’s gone wrong, i guess the question is whether they own 1 drone ship or 2 now 😛 But if that’s all that goes wrong it’s a spectacular win.
“How do the booster remain stable when returning to base, did I miss the parachutes?”
They gave up on parachutes early on, the landing’s done entirely powered. ThoughPosted 2 months agoCougarSubscriber
Well, that was bloody brilliant. The booster landing was like something Gerry Anderson would’ve dreamt up.
Nit picking: the on-booster footage was surely the same engine? Flight similarities aside, both were headed for the same landing pad until it cut away.
The man does have flair really. Loving the simulation.
Credit where it’s due, it wasn’t a million miles from reality. If I’d seen that animation before the actual footage I’d have thought, “yeah right.”Posted 2 months ago
Presumably the core landing’s gone wrong
Looks that way. I’ve been following musk on twitter and he’s been quick to put out anything positive and there’s been no mention so far of the core landing.
He has said that the upper stage is all progressing according to plan so the separation must have gone ok.Posted 2 months agoswanny853Member
If you’vve not read it there’s some interesting stuff herePosted 2 months agolegendMember
<span style=”color: #444444; font-size: 16px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto;”>… although there is a voice saying that the era of big satellites is nearing an end as they all become smaller through miniaturisation</span>
and that craft can take 60* tonnes of small satellites up at a time
*not actually if they want the boosters backPosted 2 months ago
Elon Musk said on a conference call with reporters that the launch “seems to have gone as well as one could have hoped with the exception of center core. The center core obviously didn’t land on the drone ship” and he said that “we’re looking at the issue.” Musk says that the core ran out of propellant, which kept the core from being able to slow down as much as it needed for landing. Because of that, the core apparently hit the water at 300MPH, and it was about 100 meters from the ship. “It was enough to take out two thrusters and shower the deck with shrapnel,” Musk said. That should be worth seeing on video: “We have the video,” Musk confirmed, “it sounds like some pretty fun footage… if the cameras didn’t get blown up as well.”
Lifted from engadgetPosted 2 months ago
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