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Message 1839891 - Posted: 4 Jan 2017, 6:16:41 UTC

SpaceX says it has determined the cause of a launch pad explosion that destroyed a satellite in September and is ready to start launches again as early as Sunday (Monday AEST)

In a statement this week, SpaceX said it had traced the problem to a pressure vessel in the second-stage liquid oxygen tank. It said it will change the way it fuels for now, and in the future will redesign its pressure vessels.

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Message 1840220 - Posted: 5 Jan 2017, 20:48:16 UTC
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look buddy, you can't explode every other mission and expect to stay in business. all that freeze dried food... wasted!
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Message 1840235 - Posted: 5 Jan 2017, 23:08:39 UTC - in response to Message 1840220.  

I hope Musk, succeeds.
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Message 1840567 - Posted: 7 Jan 2017, 7:57:34 UTC

Earlier today, the FAA also finally approved the investigation's findings and the license for the next launch.
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Message 1842215 - Posted: 14 Jan 2017, 19:13:20 UTC - in response to Message 1840567.  
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The SpaceX rocket returned with a successful mission after its last blast off ended with an explosion on the launch pad.

http://news.sky.com/video/spacex-launch-and-return-to-sea-platform-10729319


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Message 1842631 - Posted: 16 Jan 2017, 17:54:10 UTC

I'm thinking of going to watch the launch whenever they finally send up their heavy rocket or Mars rocket. But I wonder if it's risky to be nearby during the first ever launch.
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Message 1842632 - Posted: 16 Jan 2017, 18:04:41 UTC - in response to Message 1842215.  

Lynn, thanx for the video link
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Message 1849971 - Posted: 19 Feb 2017, 15:46:48 UTC
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A SpaceX Falcon rocket has launched from Kennedy Space Center for the ISS, carrying a Dragon capsule and 2 tons of supplies.
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First stage landed safely at Cape Canaveral Landing zone. A TV press conference by NASA and SpaceX personnel is scheduled at 11.30 EST.
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Message 1850747 - Posted: 23 Feb 2017, 11:07:31 UTC

Dragon is grappled and will install in a couple of hours. Progress shall arrive tomorrow. The 6 astronauts will have a lot of things to carry inside. Luckily. it is a weightless environment, in gravity they could not do it.
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Message 1850748 - Posted: 23 Feb 2017, 11:13:35 UTC

We all wish them every success.
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Message 1850763 - Posted: 23 Feb 2017, 13:22:46 UTC

I understand now how they are able to boost a payload to orbital velocity and then return the first stage back to earth and land it. Small payloads that don't require much more than half the rocket's capability therefore leaving enough fuel for a controlled landing. Two tonnes is a pretty small load.
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Message 1850775 - Posted: 23 Feb 2017, 14:33:56 UTC

That's about the same as the Russian Progress MS-03 which does about 2.5 tonnes a go.
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Message 1851034 - Posted: 24 Feb 2017, 18:44:42 UTC

Progress66 has docked to the ISS. Now they have to unload its cargo and fill Progress with junk to burn in the atmosphere, while Dragon should land by parachute with its load, I don't know whether on land or on water.
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Message 1851762 - Posted: 27 Feb 2017, 2:56:11 UTC

A few hours ago, Elon Musk just Tweeted that SpaceX will make an announcement tomorrow at 1pm Pacific US time, so about 18 hours from now. I wonder what it will be. Just a Tweet with very short notice, maybe it won't be a huge event.
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Message 1851820 - Posted: 27 Feb 2017, 9:25:48 UTC - in response to Message 1851762.  

Elon Musk is managing SpaceX and the Tesla electric cars industry. How can a single man manage two such enterprises is beyond my capacity to understand. He recently said we must become cyborgs. Is he a cyborg?
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Message 1851823 - Posted: 27 Feb 2017, 11:02:04 UTC
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From his interviews, I think he said during the busiest times, he works about 100 hours per week, sleeps in his office for several hours a night and rarely goes home. It can't be good for his health, I hope he's around for a very long time to keep pushing his vision along. He did say it's not as bad when it's less busy.
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Message 1851972 - Posted: 28 Feb 2017, 1:11:46 UTC

Musk plans to send two tourists around the Moon in 2018. This has been done by Apollo 8, but the "tourists" were NASA astronauts, that is military jet pilots, as demonstrated by Apollo 13. What if something goes wrong?
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Message 1851993 - Posted: 28 Feb 2017, 3:54:07 UTC - in response to Message 1851823.  

From his interviews, I think he said during the busiest times, he works about 100 hours per week, sleeps in his office for several hours a night and rarely goes home. It can't be good for his health, I hope he's around for a very long time to keep pushing his vision along. He did say it's not as bad when it's less busy.

A lot would depend on the type of office that he has, mine has a queen sized bed, shower, toilet, beer fridge and cooking area attached to it.

If a person is happy at work, sleeps and eats well I can't see that being a problem. ;-)

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Message 1855766 - Posted: 16 Mar 2017, 14:25:48 UTC

The SpaceX Falcon9 rocket has sent to orbit Echostar 23, a heavy communication satellite. The launch was from Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
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Message 1858485 - Posted: 31 Mar 2017, 1:00:30 UTC

SpaceX just a few hours ago launched and landed a used 1st stage, while deploying a commercial satellite. A historic event for aerospace industry, but on the surface in terms of video and images, it looks just like any of their recent launches.
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