SpaceX launch in less than 30 minutes (18:42 UTC), a barge (sea) landing is planned
>The Jason-3 launch is targeted for a 18:42 UTC launch from Space Launch Complex 4E at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. If all goes as planned, the Jason-3 satellite will be deployed approximately an hour after launch.
Live stream: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivdKRJzl6y0
I like the SpaceX stream overlay, this whole thing is better than a NASA launch.
Why aren't they using Macs? Do they want to fail?
It will fall in the water. They should have installed Gentoo on it.
They never expected to land this rocket honestly, it's the last of the 1.1 designed rockets, they were just using it cause they had it. Wait for next time for a more feasible chance of a successful barge landing.
I'm watching it on youtube live with html5
works fine here
I loved how the last time the cocaine buzzed staff manager said they will be ditching the drone shit and never use it again.
>Open space-x today
>the drone ship is lost at sea together with the rocket
Oh what a great day
type in youtube-dl -g https://youtu.be/ivdKRJzl6y0
wait for the link and paste into you're player of choice
oh so that wasn't the satellite that was released, I misunderstood I guess.. well, hopefully they get the video signal back before 45 minutes so we can witness the splash in the ocean.
ok so that right there is the trajectory of the falcon 9 rocket, right? how has it not landed yet??
they should tape some floats onto the side of it or something, then if it fell over they could just wait a few minutes whilst it drifted into shore.
They maybe even could put a window so the astronauts can look at jellyfish.
No, primary mission is to deploy NOAA's satellite, landing is the secondary, since NASA is the contractor and they want their satellite in orbit. The landing falcon is for SpaceX themselves, so that makes it the secondary objective.
It is important to them, but they were hired to put the Jason 3 in orbit, not to land the Falcon
not trying to scare anyone but I'm pretty sure that's a bomb.
no way, I was just looking up shit like this on /adv/. Thanks based anon.
I miss having real prime universe trek movies and TV shows. JJartrek is such shit.
>Definitely harder to land on a ship. Similar to an aircraft carrier vs land: much smaller target area, that's also translating & rotating.
>However, that was not what prevented it being good. Touchdown speed was ok, but a leg lockout didn't latch, so it tipped over after landing.
the most they can do is advise you the area is unsafe, and may patrol a perimiter around the landing pad to instruct people to be clear. as they dont own the ocean, they cant really do anything to you.
>“If Space X offers on the market the prices and quality it is talking about and if it can put its Falcon 9 into a geostationary transfer orbit for $55.5 million, then they will be targeting a segment of satellites lighter than 4.5 tons, which is quite big. We can also achieve this level of costs, slightly higher,” he said.
>If the $81 million Falcon Heavy rocket proves successful as well, “we will see a new price format on the market”, Popov said. “Will we be able to compete with this price? I think we will, but we will have to invest in development,” the official added.
Please crawl back into your mother's sloppy cunt, reddit.
That seems like something that should be easy to solve. Why not go full 1950s and just have fins that are legs so there is no deployment issue. Or have a trapeze system with a hook or a net or something similar to some of the systems developed in the 30s for recovery of aircraft on ships or airships.
Drag. Keeping the leg folded up against the rocket body has a far less drag penalty than having it stick out into the airstream, especially when the vehicle goes super and hypersonic.
>Elon Musk @elonmusk 1h1 hour ago
>Well, at least the pieces were bigger this time! Won't be last RUD, but am optimistic about upcoming ship landing.
NASA would have to build a heating and humidification system that would keep the steaming pile of dog shit hot and steamy for the duration of the launch, and the weight of that equipment would be unacceptable at that cost
SPACEX CONFIRMED FOR EXPLODING ROCKETS
EVERYTIME I WATCH THIS I HOPE IT WON'T BREAK
GOD DAMNIT, THAT WAS DONE ALMOST PERFECTLY