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 Post subject: Re: SpaceX - The Quest For Mars
PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:40 pm 
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A layman's intro to SpaceX, followed by some interesting stuff about computational fluid dynamics. Specifically about applying wavelet compression on GPU hardware in modelling turbulence. They're using it to look at combustion inside Merlin and Raptor engines, and shockwaves during atmospheric reentry.


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 Post subject: Re: SpaceX - The Quest For Mars
PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:19 pm 
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Sounds like a few billion up in smoke:

http://time.com/5094467/spacex-us-spy-s ... destroyed/

Bet Lockheed and the rest were celebrating that one.


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 Post subject: Re: SpaceX - The Quest For Mars
PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:18 pm 
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Thargor wrote:
Sounds like a few billion up in smoke:

http://time.com/5094467/spacex-us-spy-s ... destroyed/

Bet Lockheed and the rest were celebrating that one.



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A U.S. spy satellite that was launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, aboard a SpaceX rocket on Sunday failed to reach orbit and is assumed to be a total loss, two U.S. officials briefed on the mission said on Monday.


That's what they want us to think. :nin


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 Post subject: Re: SpaceX - The Quest For Mars
PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:40 pm 
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mr_anderson wrote:
Thargor wrote:
Sounds like a few billion up in smoke:

http://time.com/5094467/spacex-us-spy-s ... destroyed/

Bet Lockheed and the rest were celebrating that one.



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A U.S. spy satellite that was launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, aboard a SpaceX rocket on Sunday failed to reach orbit and is assumed to be a total loss, two U.S. officials briefed on the mission said on Monday.


That's what they want us to think. :nin


Its should be easy enough to find out, if nobody sees it in orbit in the next week or two then it failed to reach orbit

But SpaceX did claim that everything was fine from their end, so who knows what happened

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 Post subject: Re: SpaceX - The Quest For Mars
PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:17 am 
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Falcon Heavy launch set no earlier than January 25th. Static fire test of engines later today.

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 Post subject: Re: SpaceX - The Quest For Mars
PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:52 pm 
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More private Rocketry this time from NZ

World’s first orbital-class rocket launch from a private launch site

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The Electron rocket is a relatively small vehicle, at 17 meters tall and with a diameter of 1.2 meters. Nine oxygen-kerosene "Rutherford" engines power the vehicle, each with 34,500 pounds of thrust at liftoff. (That is a little less than one-fifth the thrust of each of the nine Merlin 1-D engines that power SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket). When fully functional, the rocket will be able to send up to 150kg to a Sun-synchronous orbit 500km above the Earth.


What is this, A ROCKET FOR ANTS !!!




The Kiwi rocket reached orbit

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 Post subject: Re: SpaceX - The Quest For Mars
PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:58 pm 
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As someone who works with a kiwi, there's something very funny about hearing the countdown in his accent.


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