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js117

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this was posted on by NASASpaceFlight.com by ugordan
SpaceX delays launch
Once again, company must push back demo of rocket.

http://www.floridatoday.com/article/200 ... ays+launch

A combination of technical work and lack of documentation for the Air Force, which manages safety on the Eastern Range, created the delay. The launch has been scheduled for July and now will occur no sooner than October."
 
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MeteorWayne":3a809ekx said:
astc":3a809ekx said:
Dude,
Before you use such hard words ... maybe you should know more about us before commenting. Yes as ASTC we have not launched anything yet. But our partners have ...

And yes, you are right about us, wanting to know if there are jobs, we can try for... and if Space X cant deliver, many other companies , Like ISRO,Orbital and some other companies would be keen on!!!

Whats with our ppt? did we send you any.. lol..
Surely you jest. Me with harsh words? You were the one suggesting that customers might sue (or should sue) SpaceX.

How many launches has your paper company (that's what I meant by powerpoint...you have plans but have actually accomplished exactly nothing) done? Zero. How many launches has SpaceX done? More than 1, which is 1000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000...% more than yours has.

Who are your partners, so we can assess their records? I assume you can show they are really your partners, not just that you SAY they are your partners. Please demonstrate the partnership.

So far you have demostrated nothing. If that's not the case, please educate us.

I await your response... :)
LOL.. when our site is up and running, our partners would be listed there so anything I say now would not matter until the site is up and you can see for yourself. For now, I would let you have the last laugh.

Are you working for Space X? if i may ask.. since you seem so concerned about them..

I would educate to those that want to learn, and would not bother to teach or share with someone who has a one sided mind and is not open to ideas, and even wanting to learn !!!! This is an open forum , I believe and everyone is entitled to their opinion.

Many people are very skeptical about Space X including me and many would also argue that technology can be bought as Elon has tons of money. Lets hope his works,... only time would tell.

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MeteorWayne":3b93g64w said:
I await your response... :)
Anyway, we may have started on the wrong foot,

care to introduce yourself, as far as I know.. you are a mod from your profile etc.
I have been honest and also introduce myself in one of the threads.

Am here, to make friends and not to step on any toes!!!.. like you said.. we are nobody.. lol :D
 
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Boris_Badenov

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The title of this thread is "SpaceX Updates." Can we please just stick to updates?
 
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nimbus

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Yep. If it's so important, start a new thread for those two discussions (ASTC the company, and how SpaceX is worthy of that skepticism).
 
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docm

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And let's also be fair: NASA just extended the date of the next shuttle launch too, so SpX isn't alone either currently or historically.
 
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I'm not a SpaceX fanboy (imho to be a fanboy of a rocket company is not very smart anyway). However I sincerely hope that Spacex succeeds. And I hope that some other beginning launcher companies will get on their feet one day.

American space program will definitely win if there are more competing offerings. It's completely stupid to think that if ASTC wants to succeed, SpaceX has to lose. The more offerings and the lower the price, the bigger the space industry will be in long term. So that anyone wins.

But enough of offtopic.
 
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SpaceX and ATSB Announce New Launch Date for Razaksat Satellite
Hawthorne, CA (June 1, 2009) - Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) and Astronautic Technology (M) Sdn Bhd (ATSB) of Malaysia announce a new launch window has been set for Falcon 1 Flight 5, carrying the RazakSAT satellite to orbit. The launch window opens Monday, July 13th and extends through Tuesday, July 14th, with a daily window to open at 4:00 p.m. (PDT) / 7:00 p.m. (EDT).
 
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wtrix":y5mf0v36 said:
I'm not a SpaceX fanboy (imho to be a fanboy of a rocket company is not very smart anyway). However I sincerely hope that Spacex succeeds. And I hope that some other beginning launcher companies will get on their feet one day.

American space program will definitely win if there are more competing offerings. It's completely stupid to think that if ASTC wants to succeed, SpaceX has to lose. The more offerings and the lower the price, the bigger the space industry will be in long term. So that anyone wins.

But enough of offtopic.
I agree with what you said, with more offerings. :D
 
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astc

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Boris_Badenov":3rxt4f2o said:
SpaceX and ATSB Announce New Launch Date for Razaksat Satellite
Hawthorne, CA (June 1, 2009) - Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) and Astronautic Technology (M) Sdn Bhd (ATSB) of Malaysia announce a new launch window has been set for Falcon 1 Flight 5, carrying the RazakSAT satellite to orbit. The launch window opens Monday, July 13th and extends through Tuesday, July 14th, with a daily window to open at 4:00 p.m. (PDT) / 7:00 p.m. (EDT).
Thanks for the update, :D
 
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What is the source of vibration? Air moving past the nosecone? Or turbulence in the exhaust?
 
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wtrix

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ThereIWas2":6wjsafon said:
What is the source of vibration? Air moving past the nosecone? Or turbulence in the exhaust?
I don't know about the specific case, but to my knowledge, the usual causes are minor fluctuations in burn (major fluctuations may cause detonation and motor destruction). That results in fluctuations in camber pressure and that results in fast back-and forth movement of transsonic area in exhaust cone.

However, I'm not a rocket scientist and may be mistaken here.
 
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MeteorWayne

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Thanx Boris, a very informative update.

Looks like maybe late 2009 is achievable for Falcon 9 flight 1.
 
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MeteorWayne

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Excerpt:

(I wish folks would give a sentence or a paragraph about the subject, but I guess that's just me :) )

Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) announces Ken Bowersox as vice president of the
newly formed Astronaut Safety and Mission Assurance Department. He will be co-located in Houston, Texas, and SpaceX Headquarters
in Hawthorne, California.

Bowersox joins SpaceX with over 19 years of experience at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Selected to the astronaut corps in 1987, he has flown five times on NASA's Space Shuttle, serving as pilot, commander and mission specialist, and once
on a Russian Soyuz, where he served as the flight engineer during descent. During his five orbital missions, Bowersox has logged over 211 days in space, including five and a half months aboard the International Space Station (ISS), where he was the mission commander of
the 6th expedition. He was also a crew member for the first two Hubble Space Telescope repair flights and two United States Microgravity Laboratory flights.
 
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MeteorWayne":n3ltluei said:
Excerpt:

(I wish folks would give a sentence or a paragraph about the subject, but I guess that's just me :) )
I will fix it for next time MW.

On the SpaceX front page, they are now hosting Elon's presentation to the Augustine Commission as well as a pdf download of the slides.

I will just say this, Thank you Mr. Musk. You are an amazing "Bro" as we like to say in our community. Elon is just incredible. So approachable. Heh, on cloud nine.

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cloud018

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Marvellous I had never heard of that till now.... thanks for the information.

/*Edited to remove advertizement*/
 
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mr_mark

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I'm sick of the guys posting on nasaspaceflight.com about spacex's impending failures. What a bunch of losers. I hope that flight 5 is a complete success! They have several pages on the Spacex post on how to define profitabilty. I mean please what's going happen when flight 5 is a success? Then they'll just say that that's not Falcon 9. I mean please.... ok enough of my rant. :evil:
 
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rocketscientist327

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What you have to realize is that things that compete against the establishment will continue to be attacked.

SpaceX and Direct have been attacked because they challenge NASA to do more. What NASA does not realize is that they are VERY close to losing congressional support. The President flat out detests NASA hence is plant to roll NASA funds into education.

Things like SpaceX and Direct give me hope for the future.
 
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rocketscientist327":28zhdoku said:
The President flat out detests NASA hence is plant to roll NASA funds into education.
Can you show supporting references for this?
 
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mr_mark

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This is a big next few days for Spacex. Nasa is launching dragon eye on the shuttle and then Falcon 1 flight 5 lift off shortly after that. I wish both launches the greatest of success! :D
 
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Maitri982

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My fingers are crossed for Spacex to get their first satellite launched...they are a game changer in terms of cost per pound to orbit...

Cheers,
mait
 
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