SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch - 1:30pm 2/6/18

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SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch - 1:30pm 2/6/18

Unread postby ~Z~ » Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:58 am

Animation of how it's supposed to run: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tk338VXcb24
Largest rocket they've ever fired...hope the launch goes well; starts at 1:30pm EST.
Can watch live here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQx6YBtQZbw
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Re: SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch - 1:30pm 2/6/18

Unread postby Schteinkuh » Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:03 pm

Launch pushed back to 14:20 due to upper winds
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Re: SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch - 1:30pm 2/6/18

Unread postby Saturnalia » Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:03 pm

Webcast should start about 20 minutes before liftoff...expected then to begin around 14:00
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Re: SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch - 1:30pm 2/6/18

Unread postby Pixl » Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:38 pm

Z, thanks for the heads up on this launch.
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Re: SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch - 1:30pm 2/6/18

Unread postby Schteinkuh » Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:40 pm

Now pushed back to 14:50
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Re: SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch - 1:30pm 2/6/18

Unread postby ~Z~ » Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:56 pm

Successful launch. The third burn for the Roadster's stage had enough fuel to make a larger orbit and made it almost to the asteroid belt past Mars:
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Re: SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch - 1:30pm 2/6/18

Unread postby Trainman2223 » Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:21 pm

https://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/horizons.cgi#results

Target Body : SpaceX Roadster (spacecraft) (Tesla) [-143205]

Now officially labeled a Near-Earth Object,

The Tesla has it's own entry in Horizons, a database run by the Solar System Dynamics group at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Horizons keeps tabs on all the "bodies" of the solar system, including planets, moons, comets and asteroids. And there's about 150 man-made objects. They include exploration probes, such as Voyager 1 and Voyager 2, and some stray rocket parts left over from the Apollo moon missions.
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