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Heads up spacex in flight abort Dragon crew capsule at 14:00 utc today... think I've got that right..

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22 minutes ago, Fozzie said:

Heads up spacex in flight abort Dragon crew capsule at 14:00 utc today... think I've got that right..

Space Launch Now app is reporting that launch is scheduled for 15:00UTC, so 3pm. 

 

 

 

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Looks like it went well....

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Ah! Anyone for more Starlink satellites?

Next batch on its way:

 

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Hate the idea of more dots in space, but oh do I love a good rocket launch! 🙂

And to watch the booster return to land and be reused again makes me feel like a kid in the 60's and 70's again. I can dream of what's to come.

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Just watched the launch and the return of the booster and yes it is amazing how it all works but the thought of another trail of satellites to contend with is not a nice thought.

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The second stage passed almost overhead here on it's way to orbit. Shame it wasn't dark and clear. Would have been worth a look. No doubt the new batch, once hatched,  will be well placed for UK fans on coming evenings!

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It looks like I just missed another Starlink launch this afternoon.

For those that have taken to sticking pins in voodoo dolls of Falcon 9 rockets, it worked a little bit. The first stage landed in the Atlantic not far from the landing barge.

The second stage performance was "nominal", so notwithstanding an act of God/meteor strike/in-orbit collision, it looks like another 60 lickle lights are going to brighten our nights. 

 

 

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It sort of makes me sad, all this need for so many satellites, but what is the alternative? I cannot see one without a major change in human nature and the desire to have what the neighbour has. :sad:

These launches always impress me though, just see how far humanity has come, in such a short time! :grin:

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Heads up.... go space force 

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Well it's not very exciting at the moment :(

James

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Aha!  Now we're off again.

James

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Missed it after all that 😂

Dave

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I'll be watching on my laptop in the garden.

Why?

The ISS goes over at 9:30 followed by the Falcon at 9:45

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10 minutes ago, Stub Mandrel said:

I'll be watching on my laptop in the garden.

Why?

The ISS goes over at 9:30 followed by the Falcon at 9:45

Yep, telescope will be set up early and binoculars on hand. The coverage on the SpaceX website starts 3 hours from time of posting.

https://www.spacex.com/launches/

 

 

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I'll watch while doing some high speed captures of the moon. May have to setup a few laptops in the garden to monitor 😃

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Fingers crossed the weather cooperates!

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21 minutes ago, Stub Mandrel said:

I'll be watching on my laptop in the garden.

Why?

The ISS goes over at 9:30 followed by the Falcon at 9:45

According to CO and HA ISS isn't visible until the next orbit, is that because it's still daylight ?

Dave

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8 minutes ago, Davey-T said:

According to CO and HA ISS isn't visible until the next orbit, is that because it's still daylight ?

Dave

I think they cut off near sunset.

I expect so. Stellarium has it overhead at 20:22 UTC (21:22 BST) and visible, just 8 minutes after sunset here.

At mag -3.3 its 0.7 of a magnitude less bright than Venus but MUCH further away from the sun.

May be tricky to spot but will be visible.

Of course they should both be visible on the later pass.

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According to my ISS app it is coming over later this evening (22:57 - 23:01).  I'm confused now 😂

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