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I made a rocket like SN8 when I was about ten years old.  I can understand why SpaceX may be having a few problems today.  I had terrible trouble getting the tin foil to stick to the cardboard tube.

Not sure if anyone else interested in this sort of thing, but in about 30 mins there's a live launch here: http://www.ulalaunch.com/webcast.aspx  

As seen here in this uninterrupted footage from somebody on the ground with an LX200 and some nice tracking software. It's an incredible feat.  The little detail (from the press conference) that

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It is always fun to watchb and informative as well--interestingly enough the satellite reached 19,000 miles but I don't think it is its final placement to be in geosynchronous orbit?

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11 hours ago, johnfosteruk said:

wait, what, did I miss something :)

It's the Falcon Heavy launch I want to see.

Currently set for next Wednesday night /  Thursday morning. 

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Apparently the glitch was after first stage separation... they just omitted to mention this during the continuing webcast.

Their CEO offered their 'deepest excuses to our customers' :happy7:

It seems both satellites ended up in their orbits but it sounds like at least one may not be able to get to where it needs to be.

 

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4 minutes ago, Stub Mandrel said:

It seems both satellites ended up in their orbits but it sounds like at least one may not be able to get to where it needs to be.

Yes, one will get there but a month late, not sure about the other one.

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