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Re: Space X launch tonight

Posted: Thu Mar 04, 2021 9:04 am
by teedoubleudee
I was watching the landing but switched off before the explosion. It didn't look too happy mind you, leaning slightly to one side with a large fire at the base which appeared to have been extinguised before I went to bed. Still an incredible achievment when you think this is taller than a Saturn 5.

Re: Space X launch tonight

Posted: Thu Mar 04, 2021 9:05 am
by bulleidboy
Hi Ian - it didn't actually crash as such. It landed as it should, although they thought one of the landing legs had collapsed, as it was standing on the pad, but leaning very slightly to one side. About ten minutes later it sort of launched itself and exploded - it was all quite dramatic. Barry

A Falcon 9 with Starlink satellites lauched about an hour ago - successfully.

Re: Space X launch tonight

Posted: Fri Mar 05, 2021 3:45 pm
by RAF96
Do these Starlink satellites drop to earth periodically as they keep launching more and more, so the dotted line I see in the sky must be starting to join up.

Re: Space X launch tonight

Posted: Fri Mar 05, 2021 5:20 pm
by bulleidboy
RAF96 wrote: Fri Mar 05, 2021 3:45 pm Do these Starlink satellites drop to earth periodically as they keep launching more and more, so the dotted line I see in the sky must be starting to join up.
I read that they have launched(?) 1000 Starlink satellites - the target is 1440 - so a few more launches to come.

Re: Space X launch tonight

Posted: Sun Mar 14, 2021 12:50 pm
by bulleidboy
I missed it this morning, but a Falcon 9 launched this morning at 11.01am (GMT), with yet more Starlink satellites - I think I read there are now 1345 in the chain. A successful launch and landing- this rocket has been used nine times.

Re: Space X launch tonight

Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 4:50 pm
by bulleidboy
Space X Falcon 9 launch in about forty minutes - sixty Starlink satellites.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-qMAuWzbM0

Re: Space X launch tonight

Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 5:01 pm
by Walkingthedog
Thanks

Re: Space X launch tonight

Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 5:48 pm
by teedoubleudee
Just got it seconds before take off. Brilliant.

Re: Space X launch tonight

Posted: Thu Apr 22, 2021 11:05 am
by bulleidboy
Advance warning - Space X Falcon 9 launch due at 10.49am (GMT) tomorrow Friday 23rd April 2021. This is a manned flight to the ISS.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygvK7LDXtIA

Re: Space X launch tonight

Posted: Thu Apr 22, 2021 11:16 am
by teedoubleudee
Thanks for heads up BB