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Title: SpaceX | Space Exploration Technologies Corporation
Post by: l3x on March 27, 2012, 03:31:51 PM
Stiri, noutati, informatii si discutii despre SpaceX


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Title: Re: SpaceX
Post by: valexandru on March 27, 2012, 03:34:05 PM
Te referi la:
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Space Exploration Technologies Corporation, cunoscută ca SpaceX, este o companie privată din Statele Unite ale Americii dedicată realizării de vehicule pentru transportul în spațiul cosmic, fondată ca o companie pornind de la zero de către co-fondatorul companiei PayPal, antreprenorul Elon Musk.

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Title: Re: SpaceX
Post by: l3x on March 27, 2012, 03:48:49 PM
In primul rand, scuze Ionut pentru intarzierea de jumatate de an :)

Informatii generale despre companie
(sursa wikipedia.org)

Type                         Private
Industry                 Aerospace
Founded                 2002
Headquarters         Hawthorne, California
Key people             Elon Musk (CEO and CTO)
                             Gwynne Shotwell (President)
Products                 Orbital rocket launch
                             Commercial Orbital Transportation Services
Employees              > 1,500 (Early 2011)[2]
Website                 www.spacex.com

"Produse"

Falcon 1/1e   : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falcon_1         
Falcon 9        : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falcon_9
Falcon Heavy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falcon_Heavy
Dragon         : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dragon_%28spacecraft%29

Si un video, biggest SpaceX achievement so far:

http://www.youtube.com/v/cdLITgWKe_0

Te referi la:
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Space Exploration Technologies Corporation, cunoscută ca SpaceX, este o companie privată din Statele Unite ale Americii dedicată realizării de vehicule pentru transportul în spațiul cosmic, fondată ca o companie pornind de la zero de către co-fondatorul companiei PayPal, antreprenorul Elon Musk.

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Salut valexandru! Da, la ei ma refer :)

Next launch:

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April 30     Falcon 9  •  Dragon C2
Launch time: 1622 GMT (12:22 p.m. EDT)
Launch site: SLC-40, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the second Dragon spacecraft, called Dragon C2, to demonstrate rendezvous and berthing with the International Space Station for cargo-delivery. The company is building the Dragon to fly on operational resupply missions to the orbiting lab. Delayed from June 6, Oct. 8, Nov. 30, Dec. 19, Jan. 7, Feb. 7 and March 20. See our Mission Status Center. [March 15]

http://spaceflightnow.com/tracking/index.html (http://spaceflightnow.com/tracking/index.html)
Title: Re: SpaceX
Post by: valexandru on March 27, 2012, 03:58:24 PM
^^
Mersi de raspuns :cheers: .
Pe 30 aprilie cea mai apropiata lansare?
Se vede ca sunt mai harnici decat NASA:cheers:
Title: Re: SpaceX
Post by: Ionut on March 27, 2012, 04:26:19 PM
@l3x: bine ai revenit!!! Nu-i bai de intarziere, e bine ca ai revenit. Multumesc pentru updateuri! :cheers:
Title: Re: SpaceX
Post by: l3x on March 31, 2012, 09:02:39 AM
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Half-ton of cargo on Dragon's space station manifest

Technicians will load more than 1,000 pounds of food and clothing into SpaceX's Dragon capsule next month for delivery to the International Space Station on the commercial craft's first flight to the outpost.

Working inside the company's hangar adjacent to the Falcon 9 launch pad, technicians will carefully stow approximately 530 kilograms, or 1,168 pounds, of station-bound cargo inside the Dragon's pressurized section. Most of the supplies are currently scheduled to be loaded inside Dragon in mid-April.

Josh Byerly, a NASA spokesperson, said the cargo is comprised of mostly low-value items such as food, water, and clothing to supplement supplies delivered this week aboard Europe's Automated Transfer Vehicle.

"It's not one-of-a-kind [hardware], but it's important cargo, all the same," said Mike Suffredini, NASA's space station program manager.

Future Dragon flights will be filled with more than 3,500 pounds of cargo.

Widely anticipated by NASA, lawmakers and space enthusiasts, the flight is due to blast off no sooner than April 30 at 1622 GMT (12:22 p.m. EDT) from Cape Canaveral, Fla.

Beginning a two-day high-speed chase of the space station, SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket will lift the gumdrop-shaped spacecraft into orbit a few minutes after launch.

The SpaceX flight will also carry some research payloads, including student experiments and scientific gear for NanoRacks, a company which designs low-cost research platforms for the International Space Station.

The space station crew will unload cargo from the Dragon spacecraft after its scheduled arrival at the orbiting lab May 3. The astronauts will replace the supplies with 660 kilograms, or 1,455 pounds, of equipment for return to Earth.

 
Besides Russia's Soyuz crew capsule, the Dragon will be the only spacecraft able to return space station hardware and experiments to Earth. After about a three-week stay at the space station, the Dragon will parachute into the Pacific Ocean west of Baja California for recovery by a maritime retrieval team.

Supplies for the Dragon mission are already arriving at the Kennedy Space Center, where they are being packaged and prepared for flight inside the Space Station Processing Facility, according to George Diller, a NASA spokesperson at KSC.

Measuring 9.5 feet tall and 11.8 feet wide at its base, the Dragon's pressurized cabin has a volume of about 245 cubic feet, according to SpaceX.

The cargo aboard the Dragon craft's first flight to the space station will not go toward the commitment in SpaceX's $1.6 billion contract to transport 44,000 pounds of supplies to the complex over 12 operational flights.

"This was additional cargo that was added so that we could fully check out the cargo capability on the demo mission," Byerly said.

SpaceX's operational Commercial Resupply Services missions could begin as soon as August, assuming the upcoming test flight goes well.

http://www.spaceflightnow.com/falcon9/003/120330cargo/ (http://www.spaceflightnow.com/falcon9/003/120330cargo/)
Title: Re: SpaceX
Post by: l3x on April 02, 2012, 02:14:34 PM

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Industry Leaders Lend Expertise As Company Prepares for Astronaut Flights

Hawthorne, CA – Today, Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX), one of the leading private companies working to restore America’s ability to carry astronauts to the Space Station, announced it has assembled a team of outside experts to help the company create the world’s safest human spaceflight system.

“When it comes to manned spaceflight, safety is our top priority,” said SpaceX CEO and Chief Designer, Elon Musk. “These experts will provide us with important insights as we prepare to carry astronauts on the next generation of American spacecraft.”

(http://www.spacex.com/assets/img/2012-03-29-001.jpg)

sursa: http://www.spacex.com/press.php?page=20120329 (http://www.spacex.com/press.php?page=20120329)
Title: Re: SpaceX | Space Exploration Technologies Corporation
Post by: l3x on April 17, 2012, 01:29:28 PM
Flight Readiness Review complete for SpaceX flight

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NASA and SpaceX officials will proceed with preparations for the scheduled April 30 launch of a commercial demo flight to the International Space Station, managers decided during a Flight Readiness Review on Monday. But more software verifications are needed before officials give final approval for the mission.

The Flight Readiness Review concluded SpaceX's launch date target of April 30 is realistic, but more discussions are planned in the coming days before final launch preparations begin.

An internal SpaceX readiness review is on tap for April 22, followed by a meet-up between SpaceX and NASA officials April 23.

Bill Gerstenmaier, NASA's associate administrator for human exploration and operations, said more "in-the-loop" testing between hardware and software is scheduled over the next few days.

There are also several software validation steps remaining before flight, according to Mike Suffredini, NASA's space station program manager.

Liftoff on April 30 would occur in a brief launch opportunity at 12:22 p.m. EDT (1622 GMT). The Dragon spacecraft will berth with the space station May 3.

http://spaceflightnow.com/falcon9/003/status.html (http://spaceflightnow.com/falcon9/003/status.html)
Title: Re: SpaceX | Space Exploration Technologies Corporation
Post by: Ionut on April 17, 2012, 01:33:54 PM
Ce bine se misca! Vesti legate de Virgin Galactic ai? Nu am mai urmarit in ultima vreme... :)
Title: Re: SpaceX | Space Exploration Technologies Corporation
Post by: l3x on April 19, 2012, 03:35:13 PM
N-am nicio noutate despre Virgin Galactic... aaa, am vazut/citit pe undeva cum ca vine Richard Branson in Romania sa tina nu-stiu-ce prelegere :)

Oricum Virgin Galactic nu ma prea pasioneaza, they don't want to go to the stars... or at least LEO.
Title: Re: SpaceX | Space Exploration Technologies Corporation
Post by: valexandru on April 19, 2012, 03:43:46 PM
:cheers: pt toate informatiile pe care le pui!
Imi place mult avatarul pe care ti l-ai pus.
Title: Re: SpaceX | Space Exploration Technologies Corporation
Post by: l3x on April 20, 2012, 10:47:48 AM
inca un articol interesant :

SpaceX to Launch First Private Craft to Space Station—Next Stop: Mars?

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The SpaceX Dragon capsule is almost ready to become the first private spacecraft to visit the International Space Station (ISS), NASA and SpaceX officials announced today.

Following what's known as a flight-readiness review, Space Exploration Technologies Corporation, aka SpaceX, is so far on course to launch the reusable Dragon aboard the firm's Falcon 9 rocket later this month, NASA said at a Monday press briefing.

But SpaceX founder Elon Musk already has his eyes on a bigger prize: putting people on Mars as quickly as possible.

According to Musk, all SpaceX ventures—including the Dragon mission—are being designed to advance this ambitious larger goal.

"I'm a big believer in humanity becoming a multiplanetary species," Musk said.

"At SpaceX our goal is to keep pushing innovations in rocketry and scaling things up to get to a point where we can allow people to basically move to Mars."


full article here : http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/04/120416-nasa-spacex-dragon-launch-readiness-space-station-science/?source=link_TW_02&plckOnPage=2 (http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/04/120416-nasa-spacex-dragon-launch-readiness-space-station-science/?source=link_TW_02&plckOnPage=2)
Title: Re: SpaceX | Space Exploration Technologies Corporation
Post by: l3x on April 25, 2012, 05:25:23 PM
SpaceX flight preps continue with fueling, engine hotfire

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While engineers analyze and tweak software coding, SpaceX will continue making physical preparations to the Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 booster for a commercial launch to the International Space Station as soon as May 7, officials said Tuesday.

Managers on Tuesday officially reset the flight's target launch date to May 7. The precise launch opportunity will be at 9:38 a.m. EDT (1338 GMT). SpaceX could make a second launch attempt May 10 if officials are comfortable with flying the Dragon mission before the arrival of three astronauts aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft.

SpaceX decided Monday to delay the launch from April 30 to allow for more hardware-in-the-loop testing and proper data reviews. The company has conducted extensive software testing since last year to meet NASA's stringent safety requirements for approaching the space station.

The hardware-in-the-loop testing employs test units at SpaceX's headquarters in Hawthorne, Calif., and the flight spacecraft in the hangar at Cape Canaveral's launch pad 40.

"It's where you get the hardware and the software together and you make sure that they operate as you expect," said Mike Suffredini, NASA's space station program manager, in a media briefing earlier this month.

SpaceX's software testing must prove the Dragon spacecraft is safe enough to fly in close proximity to the space station and its crew. NASA is responsible for ensuring the complex and its residents are not threatened by visiting vehicles.

The Dragon capsule features redundant systems, but its software must be able to recognize failures and respond properly, switching to backup strings if necessary.

"We appreciate that SpaceX is taking the necessary time to help ensure the success of this historic flight," said Bill Gerstenmaier, NASA's associate administrator for human exploration and operations. "We will continue to work with SpaceX in preparing for the May 7 launch to the International Space Station."

Launch preparations continued Tuesday while SpaceX and NASA worked on the Dragon's software reviews.

Filling of the Dragon capsule's hypergolic propellant tanks was supposed to be completed Tuesday, according to Kirstin Brost Grantham, a SpaceX spokesperson.

The spacecraft was scheduled to be rotated from a vertical position to a horizontal orientation Thursday and attached to the upper stage of the Falcon 9 launcher inside SpaceX's hangar.

The aerodynamic nose cone is set to be integrated to the forward end of the Dragon capsule Friday.

A brief firing of the Falcon rocket's nine Merlin first stage engines is scheduled for April 30. SpaceX conducts a hotfire test of the Falcon 9's engines before each launch to check their health.

A technical review meeting is planned for Friday, and a SpaceX launch readiness review is set for May 5, according to an official familiar with the Dragon mission.

As currently envisioned, the schedule would make possible a launch attempt May 7, assuming NASA and SpaceX finish software testing.

SpaceX's launch on May 7 is booked on the U.S. Air Force range after the May 3 blastoff of a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket with a military communications satellite.

If the Dragon spacecraft takes off May 7, it will catch up with the space station in orbit for a flyby of the outpost May 9. The initial rendezvous will demonstrate the craft's ability to navigate and communicate with the space station.

If the flyby goes as planned, NASA and SpaceX will give the go-ahead for the capsule to approach the space station May 10. The Dragon will meticulously close in on the station, stopping several times at predetermined points to ensure all systems are functioning as expected.

The automated spaceship will reach a location 30 feet underneath the space station during the May 10 rendezvous, close enough for the lab's manually-operated robot arm to grab the capsule and install it on a berthing port.

NASA has signed up for 12 operational resupply missions with SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft. The $1.6 billion contract covers cargo delivery and return services.

The space agency has also provided $381 million to help pay for development of the SpaceX vehicles under a public-private partnership. 

sursa: http://spaceflightnow.com/falcon9/003/120424date/ (http://spaceflightnow.com/falcon9/003/120424date/)
Title: Re: SpaceX | Space Exploration Technologies Corporation
Post by: l3x on May 14, 2012, 11:41:25 AM
SPACEX AND BIGELOW AEROSPACE JOIN FORCES TO OFFER CREWED MISSIONS TO PRIVATE SPACE

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Hawthorne, CA, and Las Vegas, NV– Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) and Bigelow Aerospace (BA) have agreed to conduct a joint marketing effort focused on international customers. The two companies will offer rides on SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft, using the Falcon launch vehicle to carry passengers to Bigelow habitats orbiting the earth.

According to Bigelow Aerospace’s President and Founder, Robert T. Bigelow, “We’re very excited to be working with our colleagues at SpaceX to present the unique services that our two companies can offer to international clientele. We’re eager to join them overseas to discuss the substantial benefits that BA 330 leasing can offer in combination with SpaceX transportation capabilities”.

The BA 330 is a habitat that will provide roughly 330 cubic meters of usable volume and can support a crew of up to six. Bigelow Aerospace plans to connect two or more BA 330s in orbit to provide national space agencies, companies, and universities with unparalleled access to the microgravity environment.

“SpaceX and BA have a lot in common. Both companies were founded to help create a new era in space enterprise,” said SpaceX President Gwynne Shotwell. “Together we will provide unique opportunities to entities -- whether nations or corporations -- wishing to have crewed access to the space environment for extended periods. I’m looking forward to working with Bigelow Aerospace and engaging with international customers,” Shotwell explained.

SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft will be capable of carrying seven passengers to orbit. With the company’s Falcon family of rockets, SpaceX is working to create the world’s safest human spaceflight system.

The companies will kick off their marketing effort in Asia. Representatives from Bigelow and SpaceX will meet with officials in Japan shortly after the next launch of the Falcon 9 and Dragon spacecraft.


About SpaceX

SpaceX designs, manufactures and launches the world’s most advanced rockets and spacecraft. With a diverse manifest of launches to deliver commercial and government satellites to orbit, SpaceX is the world’s fastest growing space launch company. In 2010, SpaceX became the first commercial company in history to put a spacecraft into orbit and return it safely to Earth. With the retirement of the space shuttle, the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft will soon carry cargo and astronauts to and from the International Space Station for NASA. Founded in 2002 by Elon Musk, SpaceX is a private company owned by management and employees, with minority investments from the Founders Fund, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, and Valor Equity Partners. The company has over 1,700 employees in California, Texas, Washington, D.C., and Florida. For more information, visit spacex.com.

About Bigelow Aerospace

Bigelow Aerospace is an entrepreneurial company dedicated to revolutionizing space commerce and exploration via the development of next-generation expandable habitat technology. Bigelow Aerospace’s habitats will offer unprecedented amounts of volume on-orbit while providing astronauts with enhanced protection against radiation and physical debris. Bigelow habitats are also lighter and more affordable than traditional rigidized metallic structures. Bigelow Aerospace is the first and only organization to demonstrate expandable habitat technology in orbit, via the successful launch of Genesis I in 2006 and Genesis II in 2007. Bigelow Aerospace has manufacturing facilities and offices in Nevada and Maryland. For more information, visit bigelowaerospace.com.

source: http://www.spacex.com/press.php?page=20120510 (http://www.spacex.com/press.php?page=20120510)

- de urmarit pe viitor si Bigelow Aerospace. Eu am auzit de ei de mult dar aveam impresia ca nu sunt 'for real', tinand cont de site-ul lor care emana 'ieftineala'. Totusi se misca, au contracte pentru lansari cu ULA, proiecte foarte interesante si doua demo-uri de mici dimensiuni ce sunt deja pe orbita. Pentru cei interesati mai multe informatii se gasesc aici http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bigelow_Aerospace (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bigelow_Aerospace) si aici http://www.bigelowaerospace.com/ (http://www.bigelowaerospace.com/). (poate ma invata cineva pe pm cum sa pun description la link).

- SpaceX Falcon9/Dragon demo are acum data de lansare pe 19 Mai. Daca demonstratia asta iese cum trebuie va insemna un MARE lucru atat pentru industrie cat si pentru explorarea spatiului.
Title: Re: SpaceX | Space Exploration Technologies Corporation
Post by: l3x on May 16, 2012, 11:42:08 AM
in sfarsit o veste buna, a crescut mult probabilitatea ca zborul asta sa nu se amane iar (pt. a n>10-a oara):

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NASA's space station management team on Tuesday approved plans to launch SpaceX's first commercial flight to the complex Saturday, signing off on software changes governing the privately-built capsule's final approach to the orbiting outpost.

The 157-foot-long rocket will roll out from its hangar at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Thursday to be rotated vertical on top of its seaside launch pad.

Liftoff is set for Saturday at 0855 GMT (4:55 a.m. EDT). The Dragon spacecraft should be grappled by the space station's robot arm at about 1211 GMT (8:11 a.m. EDT) on May 22.

Officials have delayed the launch from the beginning of 2012 to review the Dragon spacecraft's software, particularly the code which controls the capsule's final rendezvous with the space station and detects and responds to system failures during the Dragon's delicate maneuvers near the complex.

Tuesday's Flight Readiness Review evaluated results from software tests over the last few weeks.

"The teams reported all remaining work had been completed and everyone is 'go' for launch," NASA posted in a statement on its website. "SpaceX reported that the Dragon spacecraft and its systems are ready for the mission."

Mike Horkachuck, NASA's project executive for SpaceX, said the space agency is comfortable with SpaceX's readiness for the flight.

"We closed out a lot of work over the last couple of weeks," Horkachuck said. "There was a lot of software that's been rechecked and validated by the space station program. They did an end-to-end test of the data system, as well as another stage test, checking all the software functionality as it relates to the space station. We looked at a lot of the changes that have been done on the software and gotten comfortable that all those changes were acceptable."

Astronauts Don Pettit and Andre Kuipers replaced a GPS navigation unit aboard the space station Monday after ground controllers noticed a failure last week. The GPS instrumentation is mandatory for Dragon's navigation system during the craft's final approach to the complex.

SpaceX plans an internal Launch Readiness Review on Thursday.

The flight is a crucial test for SpaceX, which holds a $1.6 billion contract for 12 cargo delivery flights to the space station. SpaceX could begin executing operational flights under the contract later this year if the upcoming test mission goes as planned.

Sursa Mission Status Center - Spaceflightnow.com
Title: Re: SpaceX | Space Exploration Technologies Corporation
Post by: l3x on May 22, 2012, 10:06:33 AM
Priviti lansarea live aici:

http://spaceflightnow.com/falcon9/003/status.html (http://spaceflightnow.com/falcon9/003/status.html)

Punem si badge-ul misiunii :)

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TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2012
0754 GMT (3:54 a.m. EDT)
DRAGON SEPARATION!


TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2012
0754 GMT (3:54 a.m. EDT)
T+plus 9 minutes, 27 seconds. Second stage engine cutoff.


TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2012
0752 GMT (3:52 a.m. EDT)
T+plus 8 minutes. One minute until the second stage Merlin engine is supposed to shut down as the vehicle reaches orbit. The rocket is aiming for an orbit with a low point of 192 miles, a high point of 211 miles, and an inclination of 51.6 degrees.


TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2012
0752 GMT (3:52 a.m. EDT)
T+plus 7 minutes, 30 seconds. Falcon 9 is now traveling 1,000 kilometers northeast of Cape Canaveral at an altitude of 300 kilometers. All systems normal.


TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2012
0750 GMT (3:50 a.m. EDT)
T+plus 6 minutes. No problems with the launch so far. The second stage is stable and a rocketcam is returning live video from the rocket.


TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2012
0750 GMT (3:50 a.m. EDT)
T+plus 5 minutes, 30 seconds. Altitude is 220 kilometers, velocity is 3.4 kilometers per second, and downrange distance is 470 kilometers.


TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2012
0749 GMT (3:49 a.m. EDT)
T+plus 5 minutes. Everything reported to be going well with this second stage engine firing. The Merlin vacuum engine uses an ultra-thin niobium nozzle extension for greater efficiency in the upper atmosphere.

The rocket's flight path is taking it northeast parallel to the U.S. East Coast.


TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2012
0748 GMT (3:48 a.m. EDT)
T+plus 4 minutes. The Dragon's nose cone has been jettisoned, and SpaceX reports the Merlin vacuum engine is firing well.


TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2012
0747 GMT (3:47 a.m. EDT)
T+plus 3 minutes, 15 seconds. The Falcon 9 first stage engines have cut off, the stages have separated, and the rocket's second stage Merlin vacuum engine has ignited for its nearly six-minute firing to reach orbital velocity.


TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2012
0746 GMT (3:46 a.m. EDT)
T+plus 2 minutes. Now soaring at an altitude of more than 20 miles, the Falcon 9 rocket's first stage will shut down and jettison in about one minute. Two engines will be turned off first, followed a few moments later by the remaining seven engines.


TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2012
0746 GMT (3:46 a.m. EDT)
T+plus 1 minute, 30 seconds. The Falcon 9 has surpassed Mach 1 as it soars into the upper atmosphere, trailing an orange flame high above Cape Canaveral.


TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2012
0745 GMT (3:45 a.m. EDT)
T+plus 1 minute. The Falcon 9 rocket is approaching the speed of sound and the phase of maximum aerodynamic pressure.


TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2012
0744 GMT (3:44 a.m. EDT)
LIFTOFF! The Falcon 9 rocket is soaring into space, sending Dragon on an historic commercial voyage to the International Space Station. The vehicle has cleared the tower.


TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2012
0743 GMT (3:43 a.m. EDT)
T-minus 60 seconds and counting. In the final minute of the countdown, the flight computer will command checks of the first stage Merlin engine steering system and the Falcon 9 propellant tanks will be pressurized for flight. Thousands of gallons of water will also be dumped onto the launch pad deck to suppress the sound and acoustics of liftoff.

The command to start the ignition sequence for the first stage will be issued at T-minus 3 seconds, triggering the Merlin engines' TEA-TEB ignitor source moments before the powerplants actually ramp up to full power.


TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2012
0742 GMT (3:42 a.m. EDT)
T-minus 2 minutes and counting. The SpaceX launch director and the Air Force Eastern Range have given their final approvals for liftoff of the Falcon 9 rocket at 3:44:38 a.m. EDT (0744:38 GMT).


TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2012
0741 GMT (3:41 a.m. EDT)
T-minus 3 minutes and counting. The rocket's destruct system is on internal power and being armed, the ground TEA-TEB first ignition system is ready for launch, and liquid oxygen topping is being terminated.


TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2012
0740 GMT (3:40 a.m. EDT)
T-minus 4 minutes, 30 seconds. Both stages of the Falcon 9 rocket are now running on internal power.


TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2012
0739 GMT (3:39 a.m. EDT)
T-minus 5 minutes and counting. The Falcon 9 computer is aligned for flight. The automated sequence is now terminating loading of gaseous nitrogen into the second stage attitude control system.


TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2012
0738 GMT (3:38 a.m. EDT)
T-minus 6 minutes and counting. The Falcon 9 computer and navigation system is configuring for flight and all nine Merlin engine pumps on the first stage are chilled in for ignition. The first stage fuel bleed sequence has started.

TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2012
0736 GMT (3:36 a.m. EDT)
T-minus 8 minutes and counting. The Dragon spacecraft is being placed on internal power.

TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2012
0735 GMT (3:35 a.m. EDT)
T-minus 9 minutes and counting. Prevalves leading to the Falcon 9's Merlin first stage engines are opening, permitting super-cold liquid oxygen to flow into the engines to condition them for ignition.

TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2012
0731 GMT (3:31 a.m. EDT)
T-minus 12 minutes. The launch team has verified all consoles are go for liftoff at 3:44:38 a.m. EDT (0744:38 GMT).

TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2012
0729 GMT (3:29 a.m. EDT)
T-minus 15 minutes and counting. The final poll of the SpaceX launch team will begin in two minutes.

TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2012
0724 GMT (3:24 a.m. EDT)
T-minus 20 minutes and counting.

TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2012
0714 GMT (3:14 a.m. EDT)
With a half-hour left in this morning's countdown, all systems are currently in good shape for liftoff.

The International Space Station will be about 249 miles above Earth over the North Atlantic east of St. John's, Newfoundland.

TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2012
0707 GMT (3:07 a.m. EDT)
T-minus 37 minutes. All downrange tracking stations report they are ready to support today's launch, and winds aloft are acceptable for liftoff.

TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2012
0704 GMT (3:04 a.m. EDT)
T-minus 40 minute and counting. The Falcon 9 launch team is placing the vehicle in final setup.

TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2012
0653 GMT (2:53 a.m. EDT)
The International Space Station flight control team just issued their "go" for launch.
Title: Re: SpaceX | Space Exploration Technologies Corporation
Post by: Ionut on May 22, 2012, 10:44:18 AM
Super! Dau in direct si pe Digi24. 8)
Title: Re: SpaceX | Space Exploration Technologies Corporation
Post by: l3x on May 22, 2012, 11:06:00 AM
from twitter:

elonmusk Falcon flew perfectly!! Dragon in orbit, comm locked and solar arrays active!! Feels like a giant weight just came off my back :)




Title: Re: SpaceX | Space Exploration Technologies Corporation
Post by: Ionut on May 22, 2012, 11:10:17 AM
Awesome stuff. E primul zbor in spatiu (cu adevarat in spatiu, pe orbita) al unei companii private, da?
Title: Re: SpaceX | Space Exploration Technologies Corporation
Post by: l3x on May 22, 2012, 11:20:09 AM
Tot ei au mai facut 2 orbite prin 2010 intr-un alt demo.

Totusi e primul zbor spre ISS si primul pe orbita care dureaza mai mult de cateva zeci de minute :)
Title: Re: SpaceX | Space Exploration Technologies Corporation
Post by: l3x on May 25, 2012, 01:10:53 PM
Watch Dragon live from ISS:
http://spaceflightnow.com/falcon9/003/status.html (http://spaceflightnow.com/falcon9/003/status.html)
Title: Re: SpaceX | Space Exploration Technologies Corporation
Post by: l3x on May 25, 2012, 06:28:21 PM
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Title: Re: SpaceX | Space Exploration Technologies Corporation
Post by: Ionut on May 25, 2012, 06:44:35 PM
Au ajuuuns! :D
Asa se face docking-ul?! Cu un brat? Sau e alta manevra?
Title: Re: SpaceX | Space Exploration Technologies Corporation
Post by: l3x on May 25, 2012, 06:49:42 PM
Dockingul se face acum (bratul ala il duce la port). Poza e de la 'captura'.

Depinde de la capsula la capsula, din cate stiu (dar nu sunt sigur) Soyuz vine direct la port. Oricum nu are o importanta f. mare...
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Post by: l3x on May 28, 2012, 10:03:32 AM
Sursa: Spaceflightnow.com
Photos: ESA/NASA

(http://www.spaceflightnow.com/falcon9/003/rendezvous/01.jpg)

(http://www.spaceflightnow.com/falcon9/003/rendezvous/03.jpg)

(http://www.spaceflightnow.com/falcon9/003/rendezvous/04.jpg)

(http://www.spaceflightnow.com/falcon9/003/rendezvous/05.jpg)

(http://www.spaceflightnow.com/falcon9/003/rendezvous/06.jpg)

(http://www.spaceflightnow.com/falcon9/003/rendezvous/08.jpg)
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Post by: l3x on May 30, 2012, 11:47:33 AM
SpaceX signs first commercial customer for Falcon Heavy

Quote
SpaceX announced the first commercial contract for the Falcon Heavy rocket Tuesday, unveiling a deal with Intelsat, the world's largest communications satellite operator.

The company's statement did not say when or where the launch will occur, but one industry source said Intelsat is eyeing 2017 or 2018 for the mission.

Intelsat has not identified a satellite for the launch, and Alex Horwitz, an Intelsat spokesperson, said the company has not decided whether the flight would launch a single or multiple payloads.

The contract's monetary value was also not disclosed, but SpaceX has said the Falcon Heavy would sell for between $80 million and $125 million per flight, about one-third the price of a less powerful United Launch Alliance Delta 4 Heavy rocket.

"SpaceX is very proud to have the confidence of Intelsat, a leader in the satellite communication services industry," said Elon Musk, SpaceX's CEO and chief designer. "The Falcon Heavy has more than twice the power of the next largest rocket in the world. With this new vehicle, SpaceX launch systems now cover the entire spectrum of the launch needs for commercial, civil and national security customers."

The Falcon Heavy is designed to haul the largest U.S. government and commercial satellites into orbit, and it could dispatch up to 30,000 pounds of payload on a trajectory to Mars.

Thierry Guillemin, Intelsat's chief technical officer, said Falcon Heavy would need to complete multiple test launches before Intelsat assigns one of its satellites for a flight.

"Intelsat has exacting technical standards and requirements for proven flight heritage for our satellite launches," Guillemin said. "We will work closely with SpaceX as the Falcon Heavy completes rigorous flight tests prior to our future launch requirements."

Powered off the ground by 27 engines, the 227-foot-tall rocket can lift up to 117,000 pounds into low Earth orbit. It is composed of three core stages and a single-engine upper stage based on the Falcon 9 rocket.

SpaceX is finishing development of the huge Falcon Heavy before shipping the first rocket to Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., for liftoff on a test flight in mid-2013.

SpaceX is paying for the demonstration flight in 2013 with internal funding.

"Access to space is essential for commercial operators and we want to support a new entrant with reliable products able to launch large spacecraft into [geosynchronous transfer orbit]," Horwitz said in a statement. "We believe SpaceX should be supported in their effort to develop reliable and powerful launch vehicles."

SpaceX spokesperson Kirstin Brost Grantham said the Intelsat mission's launch site has not been determined. The Vandenberg facility under construction for next year's test flight is positioned for launches into polar orbit, while Intelsat and other communications satellite operators deploy spacecraft into orbit over the equator.

SpaceX is considering a former shuttle launch pad at the Kennedy Space Center for future Falcon Heavy missions. The huge booster could also lift off from SpaceX's existing Cape Canaveral pad or a potential private launch site in Florida, Texas, Hawaii, or Puerto Rico.

sursa: http://spaceflightnow.com/news/n1205/29falconheavy/ (http://spaceflightnow.com/news/n1205/29falconheavy/)
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Post by: l3x on November 28, 2013, 11:37:26 PM
This is kick-ass action, not SpaceF..Port America :)

http://www.youtube.com/v/93w8lGddIt8


http://www.youtube.com/v/Vz93QuWpe9Q
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Post by: l3x on December 04, 2013, 11:35:20 PM
Falcon 9 rocket launches first commercial telecom payload

A kerosene-fueled Falcon 9 launch vehicle owned and operated by SpaceX climbed away from Florida's Space Coast on Tuesday, steering into orbit more than 50,000 miles above Earth with a television broadcasting satellite in a successful flight signaling the changing landscape of the commercial launch industry.
The success is a key turning point in SpaceX's 11-year history, proving the company is capable of tackling more challenging launch missions, such as deploying communications satellites, military payloads and interplanetary probes.

Falcon 9 rocket launches first commercial telecom payload (http://spaceflightnow.com/falcon9/007/131203launch/#.Up-eXsQW2So)

http://www.youtube.com/v/cXEJLhAh-Kg

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Post by: Ionut on April 19, 2014, 07:55:09 AM
Beat this, NASA!

https://www.youtube.com/v/0UjWqQPWmsY
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Post by: l3x on April 30, 2014, 12:34:46 AM
Ma bucur mult pentru ca ai inceput sa urmaresti si stirile despre SpaceX :)
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Post by: l3x on June 01, 2014, 12:44:34 AM
http://www.youtube.com/v/-DYQmvfThnA
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Post by: igorashu on June 01, 2014, 07:12:17 PM
http://www.engadget.com/2014/05/31/nasa-commercial-space-program/?utm_medium=feed&utm_source=Feed_Classic&utm_campaign=Engadget&ncid=rss_semi
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Post by: l3x on June 01, 2014, 10:13:32 PM
Momentan concurenta are doar randari ...
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Post by: Anca_Emanuel on July 14, 2014, 05:20:26 PM
http://www.spacex.com/webcast

După foarte multe amânări, mai sunt sub 40 de minute până la lansare.

Edit: transmisia e live acum, și lansarea ar fi peste 12 minute aproximativ.
Edit2: lansare cu succes.
Edit3: http://new.livestream.com/spacex/events/2980259/videos/56576194
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Post by: l3x on July 23, 2014, 03:44:40 PM
Azi a aparut si filmuletul de la re-entry:

http://www.youtube.com/v/CQnR5fhCXkQ

Se misca bine oamenii :)
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Post by: Anca_Emanuel on September 07, 2014, 05:20:50 PM
(http://img.new.livestream.com/events/000000000031d6a7/93d34713-b8a1-4e7a-bdd8-f52c2580b004_640x426.jpg)
http://www.youtube.com/v/39ninsyTRk8
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Post by: Ionut on September 07, 2014, 07:16:55 PM
WOW, fotografia este... OMG.
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Post by: l3x on September 17, 2014, 12:34:53 AM
NASA revealed Tuesday that Boeing and SpaceX won contracts to develop and fly commercial space taxis to ferry astronauts to and from the International Space Station starting in 2017.  8)

Si intre timp F9R a facut POC:

http://www.youtube.com/v/5Qv2VEX9iyI
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Post by: Anca_Emanuel on September 17, 2014, 02:22:38 AM
^ Trebuie totuși precizat că racheta care a făcut "poc" era un experiment, și nu avea nici o misiune de livrat ceva.
Autodistrugerea a fost intenționată (http://www.nbcnews.com/science/space/spacex-rocket-detonates-after-anomaly-during-test-flight-texas-n186436).

Mai multe detalii despre programul NASA aici (http://blogs.nasa.gov/bolden/2014/09/16/american-companies-selected-to-return-astronaut-launches-to-american-soil/).
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Post by: l3x on September 17, 2014, 10:18:19 AM
Da, Anca_Emanuel, bineinteles. Este vorba de un testbed pentru aterizarea verticala.

Cercetarea si inovatiile au pretul lor, de aceea am postat clipul :)

Scuze pentru ca am fost sarac in detalii, dar in mod sigur pe aici trece doar cine este cu adevarat interesat de subiect.
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Post by: Anca_Emanuel on September 24, 2014, 08:27:44 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/7YkCh7uOw1Y
(http://i.imgur.com/BZIIw5Xl.jpg) (http://imgur.com/BZIIw5X)
https://plus.google.com/102371865054310418159/posts/G8w4SorMS8H
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Post by: igorashu on November 11, 2014, 12:19:00 PM
http://online.wsj.com/articles/elon-musks-next-mission-internet-satellites-1415390062
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Post by: l3x on December 08, 2014, 03:31:22 PM
Urmatoarea lansare 16 Dec (targeted)

Cica se incearca iar recuperarea Stage 1 si vor sa o "depuna" aici:

(http://www.nerdist.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/SpaceX-Landing-Pad.jpg)

 :o
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Post by: l3x on January 19, 2015, 10:48:22 AM
Daredevil:

http://www.youtube.com/v/YyZIuFXCswo

Pentru cine e interesat de poveste:

http://www.wired.com/2015/01/elon-musk-doesnt-mind-rocket-crashed-robot-boat/?mbid=social_fb (http://www.wired.com/2015/01/elon-musk-doesnt-mind-rocket-crashed-robot-boat/?mbid=social_fb)

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Post by: igorashu on April 15, 2015, 12:12:14 PM
Nici azi n-au reuşit aterizarea pe barjă, dar pare că sunt destul de aproape: http://www.engadget.com/2015/04/14/spacex-rocket-launched-successfully-but-didnt-survive-the-land/
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Post by: l3x on April 16, 2015, 01:59:06 PM
Closer and closer ...

http://www.youtube.com/v/BhMSzC1crr0
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Post by: Ionut on April 16, 2015, 02:30:48 PM
Pare imposibil ce incearca sa faca. Bravo lor ca sunt asa perseverenti!
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Post by: l3x on April 16, 2015, 08:42:31 PM
"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm."
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Post by: Anca_Emanuel on May 06, 2015, 04:58:39 PM
https://www.youtube.com/v/OpH684lNUB8
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Post by: iuli on June 28, 2015, 06:19:13 PM
Unmanned SpaceX rocket explodes after Florida launch

http://bbc.in/1JrEixQ BBC

http://cnn.it/1ecWA8l CNN

http://bit.ly/1RIME3d Digi24
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Post by: igorashu on June 29, 2015, 12:30:06 PM
I-a cam dat înapoi. Tocmai ce obținuseră clearance pentru încărcături sensibile :( Trei transporturi consecutive eșuate pentru ISS...
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Post by: l3x on July 02, 2015, 12:55:32 PM
Care e al treilea, ca eu stiu doar de doua. A mai fost un fail cu o racheta Antares, dar intre ala si astea doua de acum au intrat cateva trasporturi OK.

Eu cred ca un fail cu Falcon9 era doar o chestiune de timp, avea 100% rata de succes si nu cred ca e nimeni capabil sa proiecteze o racheta perfecta. Sau chiar daca o proiecteaza, poate uita vreun gigel sa stranga bine o piulita ...

Important e cum vor trece peste si cat de repede. Backlogul e imens la SpaceX, de bani nu cred sa fie problema, au avut investment round de curand.

Mi-e necaz ca a iesit barcuta degeaba pe ocean, mi se pare ca trec 1000 de ani intre testele astea de reusability :((
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Post by: igorashu on July 02, 2015, 03:02:15 PM
Corect, aveam impresia că Progress a fost imediat după Antares.

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Post by: Anca_Emanuel on December 22, 2015, 07:58:56 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/8D4abxy.png)
Lansare cu succes:
http://www.youtube.com/v/O5bTbVbe4e4
După câteva încercări nereușite:
http://www.youtube.com/v/ZCBE8ocOkAQ
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Post by: l3x on December 25, 2015, 11:41:37 PM
Deci ce i se parea aproape imposibil lui Ionut pe 16 aprilie s-a intamplat :) Ma asteptam la mai multe comentarii la acest eveniment. Sa speram ca vor invata ce trebuie examinand racheta, vor mai ateriza cateva cu succes si vor reusi sa faca una reutilizabila cat de curand!
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Post by: Ionut on December 26, 2015, 06:37:12 AM
Da, am vazut si eu ca au aterizat vertical dupa ce au plasat pe orbita payload (sau nu mai retin exact - posibil sa fi avut misiune pe ISS). Bravo lor!
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Post by: l3x on January 13, 2016, 01:28:24 PM
Un clip nou:

http://www.youtube.com/v/ANv5UfZsvZQ

Next attempt:
Jan. 17Falcon 9 • Jason 3
Launch time: 1842:18 GMT (1:42:18 p.m. EST; 10:42:18 a.m. PST)
Launch site: SLC-4E, Vandenberg Air Force Base, California

Se va incerca aterizarea pe barja, in ocean.
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Post by: dr4qul4 on January 13, 2016, 01:48:59 PM
Daca reusesc si pe ocean (unde avem vant si valuri, chiar daca mici) incepe o noua era a explorarii spatiale.
Sa le tinem pumnii stransi
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Post by: AlexAllex on January 18, 2016, 07:26:22 AM
^ prima incercare esuata :
http://science.hotnews.ro/stiri-spatiul-20734133-amerizare-esuata-pentru-racheta-spacex-falcon-9-dupa-lansat-succes-satelit-orbita.htm (http://science.hotnews.ro/stiri-spatiul-20734133-amerizare-esuata-pentru-racheta-spacex-falcon-9-dupa-lansat-succes-satelit-orbita.htm)
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Post by: l3x on January 18, 2016, 10:08:41 AM
"prima incercare" e de fapt a treia:

din ciclul how close can you get but still fail:

http://www.youtube.com/v/jshk8ZVIgdI

Aterizarea a fost soft, abatere maxima 1.5m fata de "X". Unul dintre picioare nu a ramas blocat pe pozitia deschis.

Dupa incercarea asta sunt ferm convins ca vor reusi, e doar o chestiune de timp.
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Post by: dr4qul4 on January 18, 2016, 11:00:29 AM
Am citit ca Elon Musk a declarat ca au esuat din cauza unui "zavor" care nu s-a inchis...
Alti bani pierduti pentru un lucru minor.
Mai ales ca oceanul nu a fost chiar calm!  Poate totusi ar trebui sa incerce sa amerizeze pe un lac ceva mai mic. Eventual sa faca si un sistem de prindere pe barja, astfel incat sa nu se mai rastoarne. Tinand cont ca au aterizat practic pe X, nu le trebuie decat un cerc cu diametru de 10 m, care sa se stranga imediat ce a intrat racheta in el.
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Post by: l3x on January 18, 2016, 02:28:48 PM
@dr4qul4: nu s-au pierdut bani, in afara celor pentru eventuale reparatii pe barja. :)  Racheta a fost platita si si-a indeplinit misiunea.
Aterizarile pot fi doar de doua feluri, pe uscat sau pe o barja in ocean, pe un lac ar fi aplicabil doar pentru cele care pot ateriza pe uscat si acolo nu are sens.

Motivul pentru care pentru unele rachete se incearca aterizarea pe barja este ca ele nu mai au suficient combustibil si/sau au zburat deja prea repede si/sau prea departe pentru a se intoarce pe uscat (toate facilitatile pentru lansat rachete in State sunt pe coasta iar rachetele se lanseaza spre ocean din motive lesne de intuit).
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Post by: dr4qul4 on January 18, 2016, 02:47:36 PM
@l3x, daca scapa intreaga, o mai foloseau minim 1 data. Asadar scuteau ceva bani, tocmai buni de investit in dezvoltarea proiectului.

Ma refeream la amerizarea pe un lac, acum, pana le iese de 2-3 ori. Dar probabil ai dreptate. In Pacific nu are ce sa se intample mai rau decat sa piarda racheta..
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Post by: l3x on January 18, 2016, 03:36:22 PM
hmmm, pai ei sunt la capitolul recuperare racheta dupa lansare adevarata. Si cum ziceam, cand vrei sa lansezi ceva in spatiu, in majoritatea cazurilor poti recupera racheta doar deasupra oceanului, adica incerci s-o faci sa aterizeze pe o ...barca. Iar pentru restul cazurilor in care poti s-o aduci pe pamant uscat, o pui jos pe pamant uscat, nu intr-un lac :)

Daca te referi la teste pe partea finala, de touch-down, au fost facute o gramada deja, cauta SpaceX Grashopper sau Falcon 9R. Insa una e sa ridici "angrenajul" la 1000 m si sa-l asezi la loc si alta e sa-l controlezi la viteza supersonica si pozitie incorecta pentru aterizare.

Exista 2 motive pentru care eu cred ca nu au pierdut bani:
1. Asta a fost ultimul zbor pentru Falcon9 v1.1; implicit ultima racheta produsa de tipul asta. Falcon 9 v1.2 a avut deja primul zbor la lansarea Orbcomm (cand a si aterizat). Nu cred ca o mai foloseau la ceva "comercial";
2. Ca sa o refoloseasca trebuie sa gaseasca un client pentru ea si implicit sa vanda zborul la un pret mai mic. E exclus s-o foloseasca cu un contract deja existent fara sa acorde un discount semnificativ. E ceva de genul - tu ti-ai facut precomanda de Iphone si cand iti vine randul sa-l ridici primesti unul refurbished. Iti convine?

Also, recuperarile astea sunt momentan pentru a evalua si a invata, nu cred ca sunt si nici nu vor fi prea curand in stare sa faca o oferta comerciala coerenta cuiva cu o racheta refolosita. Trebuie studiat si testat, exact ce operatiuni de reconditionare trebuie facute, cat costa, cat dureaza s.a.m.d.  Cica au pornit motoarele la cea recuperata data trecuta ("static firing test") si all in all a fost ok, doar unul dintre cele 9 a avut  ceva fluctuatii de putere - oricum trebuie sa afle de ce.

Din pacate, in industria asta lucrurile se misca destul de incet (cam ca autostrazile in Romania :) ) iar SpaceX oricum se misca fenomenal de repede fata de ceilalti. Dar totusi, trebuie timp ...
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Post by: l3x on April 09, 2016, 12:04:08 AM
Aterizarr reusita pe barja ... Like now!
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Post by: Anca_Emanuel on April 09, 2016, 11:02:38 PM
Video 4K: https://t.co/ZtdZHadUos

Ok, acum de la început:
https://www.youtube.com/v/7pUAydjne5M

Conferință de presă după lansare:
https://www.youtube.com/v/Nz60GcmKOvc

poze: https://www.flickr.com/photos/spacex
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Post by: dr4qul4 on April 10, 2016, 12:13:55 AM
Felicitari!!!

un pas mic in drumul spre ... Marte!!!!
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Post by: l3x on May 06, 2016, 10:37:54 AM
Si inca o data:

http://www.youtube.com/v/POa5HSjFR6Q


De data asta s-a lansat un satelit in GTO, deci racheta nu s-ar fi putut intoarce pe uscat. Implicit aterizarea a fost mai grea - mai putin combustibil, viteza mai mare, inceperea procedurii dintr-un unghi mult mai dificil (pozitie aproape paralela cu linia pamantului)
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Post by: l3x on May 10, 2016, 10:17:05 AM
Mai multe unghiuri:

http://www.youtube.com/v/LHqLz9ni0Bo
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Post by: l3x on May 28, 2016, 12:52:08 AM
Another successful droneship landing 5 minutes ago  O:-)
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Post by: l3x on May 30, 2016, 10:07:46 AM
Epic re-entry:
http://www.youtube.com/v/4jEz03Z8azc
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Post by: Anca_Emanuel on July 18, 2016, 07:36:04 PM
Încă o aterizare pe pământ cu succes:
https://www.youtube.com/v/ThIdCuSsJh8
Sonic boom și aterizare: https://youtu.be/ThIdCuSsJh8?t=24m40s

Poze: https://www.flickr.com/photos/spacex
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Post by: Anca_Emanuel on August 14, 2016, 10:25:28 PM
Încă o misiune cu succes:
https://www.youtube.com/v/QZTCEO0gvLo

Despre: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JCSAT-16
https://www.reddit.com/r/spacex
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cpzqh7CVMAAsxdP.jpg)

Calendar pentru lansări: http://www.spaceflightinsider.com/launch-schedule
Aplicație pentru telefoane cu Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=de.foschwi.launchbox&hl=en
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Post by: Anca_Emanuel on August 15, 2016, 12:31:22 AM
Quote
THIS VIDEO IS A PARODY OF THE ORIGINAL "UPTOWN FUNK" by Mark Ronson feat.
http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=125746164
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Post by: l3x on August 30, 2016, 07:21:53 PM
SES-10 LAUNCHING TO ORBIT ON SPACEX’S FLIGHT-PROVEN FALCON 9 ROCKET
Leading satellite operator will be world’s first company to launch a geostationary satellite on a reusable rocket in Q4 2016

http://www.ses.com/4233325/news/2016/22407810?platform=hootsuite (http://www.ses.com/4233325/news/2016/22407810?platform=hootsuite)
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Post by: l3x on September 01, 2016, 11:38:46 PM
SpaceX rocket and Israeli satellite destroyed in launch pad explosion

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket exploded in the final minutes of a simulated countdown at Cape Canaveral on Thursday, destroying the booster and an Israeli communications satellite valued at nearly $200 million.

Read more here: http://spaceflightnow.com/2016/09/01/spacex-rocket-and-israeli-satellite-destroyed-in-launch-pad-explosion/ (http://spaceflightnow.com/2016/09/01/spacex-rocket-and-israeli-satellite-destroyed-in-launch-pad-explosion/)
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Post by: l3x on September 27, 2016, 12:31:20 PM
Puteti vedea live aici conferinta lui Elon Musk de diseara despre planul de colonizare al planetei Marte:
http://www.spacex.com/webcast (http://www.spacex.com/webcast)
Ora 21:30
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Post by: Ionut on September 27, 2016, 03:08:53 PM
21:30 este ora Romaniei, da?
Mi se pare fantastic ce face omul asta.
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Post by: l3x on September 27, 2016, 04:51:36 PM
Da, ora Romaniei, sper ca am calculat corect  O:-)

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Post by: Ionut on September 28, 2016, 11:40:35 AM
Doar asa, sa vedem la ce nivel gandeste omul.


Elon Musk: A Million Humans Could Live on Mars By the 2060s
The SpaceX plan for building a Mars settlement includes refueling in orbit, a fleet of passenger ships, and the biggest rocket ever made. In short, Musk thinks it’s possible to begin shuttling thousands of people between Earth and our smaller, redder neighbor sometime within the next decade or so. And not too long after that—perhaps 40 or a hundred years later, Mars could be home to a self-sustaining colony of a million people.

“This is not about everyone moving to Mars, this is about becoming multiplanetary,” he said on September 27 at the International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico. “This is really about minimizing existential risk and having a tremendous sense of adventure.”

NatGeo (http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/09/elon-musk-spacex-exploring-mars-planets-space-science/)

https://youtu.be/0qo78R_yYFA
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Post by: Ionut on December 19, 2016, 06:52:47 AM
Gata, au reusit.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WMV-jE2ySk

Cu explicatii si subtitrare (https://www.facebook.com/natgeotvUS/videos/10154602346366005/?hc_ref=NEWSFEED) pentru cei nu stiu ce inseamna asta pe Nat Geo.
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Post by: Anca_Emanuel on April 01, 2017, 05:56:16 AM
SpaceX face istorie. Prima rachetă refolosită.

https://youtu.be/xsZSXav4wI8

https://www.ses.com/newsroom/ses-10-ushers-new-era
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2017/03/spacex-new-spaceflight-successful-core-reuse/h
Title: Re: SpaceX | Space Exploration Technologies Corporation
Post by: l3x on May 02, 2017, 10:22:34 AM
Cel mai detaliat video de pana acum de la lansare pana la aterizare:

https://youtu.be/AdOb1ZNlLmA
Title: Re: SpaceX | Space Exploration Technologies Corporation
Post by: Ionut on December 04, 2017, 07:15:34 AM
Ce mai coace Elon...

Musk spune că își trimite mașina cu racheta în spațiu, “dacă nu explodează la decolare”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Ca6x4QbpoM

Într-un mesaj pe Twitter, Musk a anunțat că Falcon Heavy va fi lansată luna viitoare din Cape Caneveral, având la bord mașina sa Tesla Roadster, din care se vor auzi versurile melodiei Space Oddity a lui David Bowie. “Încărcătura va fi mașina mea Tesla Roadster de culoarea cireșii negre, cântând Space Oddity. Destinația este orbita Marte. Va fi în spațiu timp de miliarde de ani, dacă nu explodează la decolare”, a spus Musk, care este și directorul general al Tesla, Boring Company, OpenAI și Neuralink.

Profit.ro (https://www.profit.ro/perspective/video-musk-spune-ca-isi-trimite-masina-cu-racheta-in-spatiu-daca-nu-explodeaza-la-decolare-17424231)
Title: Re: SpaceX | Space Exploration Technologies Corporation
Post by: TibiV on February 06, 2018, 08:42:24 PM
Falcon Heavy va fi lansat in seara asta, cam peste o ora si jumatate.

Lansarea va putea fi urmarita Live aici: http://www.spacex.com/webcast (http://www.spacex.com/webcast)
Deocamdata scrie ca va fi "Live in 87 de minute", adica pe la 22.10 ora Romaniei.

LE
Acum zice ca mai sunt 50 de minute.

Si intre timp au pus si animatia asta:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tk338VXcb24

Nu imi este clar daca masinuta va deveni satelit al planetei Marte...
Title: Re: SpaceX | Space Exploration Technologies Corporation
Post by: TibiV on February 06, 2018, 10:42:04 PM
Este LIVE !

-03.10
Title: Re: SpaceX | Space Exploration Technologies Corporation
Post by: alexV on February 06, 2018, 11:39:56 PM
lansare cu succes. toate cele trei motoare reutilizabile ale rachetei au aterizat inapoi. incarcatura rachetei e in drum spre marte  :vroomvroom:
Title: Re: SpaceX | Space Exploration Technologies Corporation
Post by: TibiV on February 07, 2018, 12:13:52 AM
Am vazut LIVE !

Si am savurat fiecare secunda... :)

GREAT JOB !

:cheers:

(Trebuie sa recunosatem, Musk este meserias inclusiv in show-uri...
Nici la Apollo 9 nu au facut un spectacol atat de dens si de complet !...)
Title: Re: SpaceX | Space Exploration Technologies Corporation
Post by: adisoarero on February 07, 2018, 07:43:05 AM
lansare cu succes. toate cele trei motoare reutilizabile ale rachetei au aterizat inapoi. incarcatura rachetei e in drum spre marte  :vroomvroom:

Cred ca 2’nd stage nu a reusit sa aterizeze pe barja din ocean datorita unor probleme la motor. Au taiat feed-ul in timpul transmisiei dar au aparut informatii pe internet dimineata. Oricum a fost un succes imens. Sunt sigur ca vor corecta problema si vor reusi sa recupereze toate motoarele data viitoare.
Ma intristeaza totodata faptul ca altii se pregatesc sa trimita oameni pe Marte iar noi de chinuim de mai mult de 10 ani sa terminam o autostrada...


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Title: Re: SpaceX | Space Exploration Technologies Corporation
Post by: Ionut on February 07, 2018, 09:24:54 AM
Pentru cei care nu ati vazut in direct. :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbSwFU6tY1c

Detalii misto:
Falcon Heavy se îndreaptă spre Planeta Roșie însă roadsterul Tesla nu va fi plasat pe orbita Marte, cum a declarat Musk inițial, ci pe o orbită eliptică independentă în jurul Soarelui, între Pământ și Marte, unde va sta timp de sute de milioane până la un miliard de ani. Ocazional, mașina de culoarea roșu-închis și “șoferul” Starman vor trece foarte aproape de Marte, existând o probabilitate “mică” ca mașina să se prăbușească pe planetă, a spus Musk într-o conferință de presă luni, citat de New York Times.

Peste doar câțiva ani, șeful SpaceX vrea să înlocuiască însă Falcon Heavy și toate celelalte rachete din flota companiei cu un sistem de transport interplanetar botezat BFR (Big Fucking Rocket – racheta a naibii de mare), cu ajutorul căruia ar urma să fie transportați viitorii coloniști pe Marte și vizitatorii unei baze ce va fi construită pe Lună. În plus, pământenii rămași acasă vor putea călători cu BFR în viitorul nu foarte îndepărtat “oriunde în lume” în mai puțin de o oră, potrivit planurilor lui Musk.

Profit.ro (https://www.profit.ro/perspective/video-foto-lansare-istorica-pentru-spacex-super-racheta-falcon-heavy-cu-roadsterul-lui-musk-la-bord-a-pornit-spre-marte-17861758)
Title: Re: SpaceX | Space Exploration Technologies Corporation
Post by: l3x on February 07, 2018, 11:00:27 AM

Nu e vorba despre 2nd stage, ci center core din 1st stage. Ca sa aterizeze avea nevoie de repornirea a 3 motoare (au mai incercat o singura data "schema", la zborul GovSat1, acum cateva saptamani). In cazul asta a repornit doar 1 si core-ul a picat langa barja pe care a ciufulit-o un pic :)

Oricum, un rezultat extraordinar pentru un zbor de test.
Title: Re: SpaceX | Space Exploration Technologies Corporation
Post by: yk17fox on February 07, 2018, 02:05:20 PM
Thumbs up pentru Musk! Mai ales pentru Fundația lui Asimov şi pentru "Don't Panic" al lui Douglas Adams
Title: Re: SpaceX | Space Exploration Technologies Corporation
Post by: Ionut on February 16, 2018, 08:32:32 AM
Se aglomereaza orbita. :D



SpaceX va lansa în acest week-end primii doi sateliţii-prototip dintr-o flotă de aproape 12.000 de sateliţi care vor furniza internet în orice colţ al lumii

O rachetă Falcon 9 ce va decola sâmbătă de la baza militară Vandenberg, din California, va plasa pe orbită doi sateliţi prin care SpaceX va testa viitoarea reţea de sateliţi prin care compania vrea să ofere internet în orice zonă din lume. Planul celor de la SpaceX este de a crea o reţea de aproape 12.000 de sateliţi care să se deplaseze continuu şi în mod sincronizat în jurul planetei, pentru a acoperi în permanenţă orice loc de pe Pământ. 7.518 sateliţi vor orbita la o distanţă de aproximativ 322 de kilometri, în timp ce alţi 4,425 de sateliţi vor sta pe o orbită de 1.126 de kilometri în jurul planetei, operând pe frecvenţe radio diferite.

News.ro (https://www.news.ro/economic/spacex-va-lansa-in-acest-week-end-primii-doi-satelitii-prototip-dintr-o-flota-de-aproape-12-000-de-sateliti-care-vor-furniza-internet-in-orice-colt-al-lumii-1922405616002018020617895201)