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Old Mar 30th 2017, 11:32 pm   #1
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SpaceX have managed to launch - land - refurbish - launch again - land again .... which is a major milestone since if they can do that, the cost comes down.

They are also supposed to be testing the Romba and fairings recovery on this mission - no word as yet as to if those worked.

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Old Apr 5th 2017, 9:19 am   #2
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Video of the landing, which cut out on the day.

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Old Apr 6th 2017, 2:10 pm   #3
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Stargazing Live viewers find four-planet solar system via crowd-sourcing project - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

and at the same time on the other channel, viewers were watching other viewers, watching TV ...
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Old Apr 10th 2017, 1:13 am   #4
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And thanks to my Filmon.TV account I got to watch Stargazing Live in the UK and here in Oz! Loved both series - especially the aboriginal stories of how they see the milky way.

Actually, possibly the best thing: I learned better what resonance was and its implications. Saw my son swinging on swing no. 1 of their 4-swing swing set - noticed the others of the same length swinging in unison - RESONANCE - I'm not sure the 5yo understood it, but at least I got to teach him a new word
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And as for Space Gandalf - I HAVE to get me on one of his stargazing tours!
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And thanks to my Filmon.TV account I got to watch Stargazing Live in the UK
Someone uploaded the UK episodes to Youtube :



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Cassini dives between Saturn and it's rings at about 7pm local time tonight (9am UTC).


If it survives (not certain) it should reestablish radio contact tomorrow with new data - and then proceed to repeat this 21 more times between now and September, when if it still survives it will get flown into Saturn itself.
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The engineering & science behind all this is astonishing. I bet it'll survive just fine. This is based on no evidence or knowledge whatsoever!
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Got through OK, data starting to come back

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SpaceX rocket goes woosh again in about 25 mins, only this is a spy sat so there will probably be less detail for this launch. First stage should return to the launch site.


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Scrubbed till tomorrow.
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Worth watching this clip for a different perspective of what a stage 1 landing looks like.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BTjVdLVB1bO/
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Another successful SpaceX launch, this one without a landing, coz it's a heavy satellite.


They seem to have their ~2 week cadence now, with the next launches on 1st, 15th, and 29th June. And when the other launchpads come online they should be able to push that even faster. You can see how their 4000 satellite, broadband everywhere, money earner could be made real.

If they, or someone else, can get such a system working, you are talking up to 1Gbps with ~30ms latency, to some user in the bush, compared to up to 25Mbps and 700ms latency for the NBN's Sky Mutter. In essence, it won't matter where you are, you should be able to get a better than NBN service level.

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