SpaceX Falcon 9 Flight 1 Launch, June 4, 2010

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Boris_Badenov

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The Countdown clock is reset to T-15.
 
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vattas

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Life feed now shows T-15. So there's still chance that they are not scrubbing for the day.
 
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Testing

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Now I have a meeting so keep posting updates.
 
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MeteorWayne

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docm":2ur1dvcv said:
He's just used to NASA taking at least a day just to squeegee the windows ;)
Yeah. And either CNN or FOX said NASA was launching the rocket today. What ignorant fools.
 
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vattas":tf010dh7 said:
Life feed now shows T-15. So there's still chance that they are not scrubbing for the day.
That's what I said. Even if the main engines ignite, they don't necessarily scrub for the day. And it didn't even get to ignition. This ain't the STS.
 
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vattas

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Just in case somebody can't view SpaceX Webcast (latest updates under video feed):

Posted June 04, 2010 10:58 Pacific Time
Stand by for a new T-zero time from Mission Control.

Posted June 04, 2010 10:57 Pacific Time
We still have time in today's launch window for another attempt.

Posted June 04, 2010 10:57 Pacific Time
We are hearing from Mission Control that the pad abort involved an out-of-limit startup parameter.
 
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MeteorWayne":27y0rraq said:
vattas":27y0rraq said:
Life feed now shows T-15. So there's still chance that they are not scrubbing for the day.
That's what I said. Even if the main engines ignite, they don't necessarily scrub for the day. And it didn't even get to ignition. This ain't the STS.
I'm sorry, but I need to correct this... Merlin engines are using TEA/TEB ignition (hypergolics) and that is consumed when the engines are really tried to start. TEA/TEB system cannot be refurbished without de-tanking and vehicle safing. So it actually is only one try when TEA/TEB fires.
 
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docm

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I'll give FOX credit - they had a SpaceX rep on scene and they started talking about their safety system within seconds, also mentioning their fast turnaround.
 
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rok1

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new launch time set for 245pm EST, countdown should be resuming momentarily.
 
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Zipi

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Clock is ticking... T-13 and counting.
 
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MeteorWayne

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Of course the interview took place at ~ -2:00. What a jerk!
 
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robotical

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Lift off!!! Woo!!!!!!!!!!!
 
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robotical

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Successful staging! Looks good so far!
 
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docm

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Staged and s2 startup
 
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crazyeddie

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This is exciting....almost like the old Apollo days! :cool:
 
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robotical

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Awful lot of roll.
 
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robotical

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Orbit! Congrats SpaceX! This is a great day for space exploration.
 
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tanstaafl76

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Woohoo congrats SpaceX!!!!
 
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MeteorWayne

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Fantastic!! In your face, naysayers :)
 
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Zipi

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Way to go SpaceX! Seems that they have learned their lessons with Falcon 1 and this seemed to be 100% success. But let's wait the official statement from SpaceX.
 
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