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SpaceX progress

Post by Pyrrho » Sun Mar 14, 2010 1:54 pm

The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.

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Re: SpaceX progress

Post by Rob Lister » Thu May 24, 2018 12:09 pm

In the spirit of rocket stage reusability, I'm bumping this thread. SpaceX was a fledgling startup in 2010. Well, 8 years old but for rockets, that's an infant. Here, just 8 years after that, we get ...
Ariane chief seems frustrated with SpaceX for driving down launch costs

Like Russia and the US-based United Launch Alliance, the Ariane Group faces pricing pressure from SpaceX, which offers launch prices as low as $62 million for its Falcon 9 rocket. It has specifically developed the Ariane 6 rocket to compete with the Falcon 9 booster.

But there are a couple of problems with this. Despite efforts to cut costs, the two variants of the Ariane 6 will still cost at least 25 percent more than SpaceX's present-day prices. Moreover, the Ariane 6 will not fly until 2020 at the earliest, by which time Falcon 9 could offer significantly cheaper prices on used Falcon 9 boosters if it needed to. (The Ariane 6 rocket is entirely expendable).
https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/05 ... nch-costs/

He's bitching because they can't compete with SpaceX rates in the European market. Why? Because SpaceX doesn't have to build every rocket from scratch. They build it once and reused it up to ten times. It's very unfair because they can't do the same thing; making rockets reusable is too efficient.
"Let us say we had ten guaranteed launches per year in Europe and we had a rocket which we can use ten times—we would build exactly one rocket per year," he said. "That makes no sense. I cannot tell my teams: 'Goodbye, see you next year!'"
Bless his little socialist heart.

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Re: SpaceX progress

Post by Rob Lister » Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:44 pm

A very nice launch today

All three boosters recovered, first time ever.

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Re: SpaceX progress

Post by Pyrrho » Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:12 am

Never gets old.
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Re: SpaceX progress

Post by Rob Lister » Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:45 pm

Space X is announcing an """" anomaly """" during an engine test.


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Post by Anaxagoras » Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:47 pm

From 2016
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Re: SpaceX progress

Post by asthmatic camel » Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:58 pm

Aaaand it's all bullshit.

Extremely expensive bullshit.

So that a few, a very few, ultra-rich people can head for barren, frozen rocks for a vacation or, just possibly, build themselves bunkers on Mars, so they can escape the chaos they've created here on Earth. And, inevitably, die there, (if they ever get there in the first place.)
Shit happens. The older you get, the more often shit happens. So you have to try not to give a shit even when you do. Because, if you give too many shits, you've created your own shit creek and there's no way out other than swimming through the shit. Oh, and fuck.

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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:45 pm

asthmatic camel wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:58 pm
So that a few, a very few, ultra-rich people can head for barren, frozen rocks for a vacation


Maybe. And not particularly harmful.
just possibly, build themselves bunkers on Mars, so they can escape the chaos they've created here on Earth.
Will not happen.
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Re: SpaceX progress

Post by robinson » Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:22 pm

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You never know what's going to happen, then some shit happens nobody saw coming, then later somebody says they knew it was coming, then some new shit happens nobody saw coming, rinse and repeat

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Re: SpaceX progress

Post by gnome » Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:51 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:45 pm
asthmatic camel wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:58 pm
So that a few, a very few, ultra-rich people can head for barren, frozen rocks for a vacation


Maybe. And not particularly harmful.
just possibly, build themselves bunkers on Mars, so they can escape the chaos they've created here on Earth.
Will not happen.
Surprisingly optimistic for you, I would think... Mr. "One Last Round of Plunder".
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Re: SpaceX progress

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:03 am

The level of "right stuff" required for a trip to Mars precludes that scenario.
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