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Falcon 1, The World's Lowest Cost Rocket to Orbit
ljk4-1
post Feb 6 2006, 02:25 PM
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QUOTE (crabbsaline @ Feb 6 2006, 02:22 AM)
From Spacex.com:
Anybody see new info from external sources?
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This is from the February 1 edition of Brian Webb's Launch Alert:

APR-JUN 10:00-13:00? Falcon I SLC-3W

Payload is the Naval Research Laboratory's TacSat-1 satellite. The
vehicle will carry the ashes of U.S. astronaut Gordon Cooper, Star
Trek actor James "Scotty" Doohan and several other people into space.
The launch window is fixed and does not change if the launch date
changes.

http://www.unmannedspaceflight.com/index.p...indpost&p=39790


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post Feb 7 2006, 08:05 AM
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New update from Feb 6:

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As an additional reliability measure, SpaceX will conduct a full test of vehicle systems, including initiating the flight countdown autosequence and briefly firing the main engine on the launch stand.  This test will take place Thursday, February 9 (California time).  If no flight critical anomalies are detected, launch will take place on Friday, February 10.
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post Feb 8 2006, 08:08 PM
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* SpaceX Delays Inaugural Falcon 1 Launch at Least One Day

http://www.space.com/missionlaunches/06020...con1_delay.html

Space Exploration (SpaceX) Technologies' third attempt to launch the Falcon 1
rocket on its maiden flight has been pushed back roughly 24 hours to Friday,
Feb. 10 to allow for more tests.


* ASTRONOTES: Private Spaceflight Firm Partners With Japanese Researchers

http://www.space.com/astronotes/astronotes.html

Rocketplane Limited Inc. has entered into an agreement with a Japanese research
group to take experiment specimens into space.


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and feel as if I had done some wrong, and it is hard to forget the ugly circumstance.
I see that such intercourse long continued would make one thoroughly prosaic, hard,
and coarse. But the longest intercourse with Nature, though in her rudest moods, does
not thus harden and make coarse. A hard, sensible man whom we liken to a rock is
indeed much harder than a rock. From hard, coarse, insensible men with whom I have
no sympathy, I go to commune with the rocks, whose hearts are comparatively soft."

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post Feb 9 2006, 08:44 PM
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Anyone know how the test fire went....or if the test fire has happened yet?
looking forward to the launch..hope it is broadcast somewhere tomorrow...
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post Feb 10 2006, 12:19 AM
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QUOTE (jabe @ Feb 9 2006, 03:44 PM)
Anyone know how the test fire went....or if the test fire has happened yet?
looking forward to the launch..hope it is broadcast somewhere tomorrow...
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Comga, in Post #8, made reference to:

kwajrockets.blogspot.com

Looks like some updates happening there.
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post Feb 10 2006, 03:23 AM
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Looks like it'll be awhile before launch:

SpaceX Update
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post Feb 10 2006, 04:36 AM
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QUOTE (crabbsaline @ Feb 9 2006, 09:23 PM)
Looks like it'll be awhile before launch:

SpaceX Update
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There is more step-by-step information at

http://kwajrockets.blogspot.com/

but not much more on their plans. Note that this is not an official SpaceX website and comes with a disclaimer that it could all be fiction from a stateside basement, but if it is, he has great graphics generating capability.
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post Feb 11 2006, 02:48 AM
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Static Fire Video up on SpaceX Update Page
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post Feb 22 2006, 07:42 PM
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Companies Prepare to Launch Remains into Space

http://www.space.com/news/ap_060221_space_ashes.html

Scotty will be blasted into space not beamed up and Gordo is returning for
his third flight. The craft also will hold the ashes of 185 others, including a
telephone technician, a nurse and a college student.


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and feel as if I had done some wrong, and it is hard to forget the ugly circumstance.
I see that such intercourse long continued would make one thoroughly prosaic, hard,
and coarse. But the longest intercourse with Nature, though in her rudest moods, does
not thus harden and make coarse. A hard, sensible man whom we liken to a rock is
indeed much harder than a rock. From hard, coarse, insensible men with whom I have
no sympathy, I go to commune with the rocks, whose hearts are comparatively soft."

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post Feb 22 2006, 11:01 PM
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QUOTE (ljk4-1 @ Feb 22 2006, 07:42 PM) *
Companies Prepare to Launch Remains into Space

http://www.space.com/news/ap_060221_space_ashes.html

Scotty will be blasted into space not beamed up and Gordo is returning for
his third flight. The craft also will hold the ashes of 185 others, including a
telephone technician, a nurse and a college student.


Hmmm. Any marketing consultants, hairdressers or telephone sanitisers aboard, too? Is this the 'A' payload or the 'B' payload, anyway?

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post Feb 23 2006, 01:43 AM
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QUOTE (Bob Shaw @ Feb 22 2006, 03:01 PM) *
Hmmm. Any marketing consultants, hairdressers or telephone sanitisers aboard, too? Is this the 'A' payload or the 'B' payload, anyway?

LOL - you just made me do a spit take with my jynnan tonnyx.... tongue.gif

This is prolly old news to most of you, but I just stumbled across a Sci Fri panel discussion featuring Elon himself.
MP3 File of show

Still no updates on the SpaceX updates page.


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post Feb 26 2006, 02:38 AM
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Update on Feb 24:

Tentative Launch Window
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post Mar 6 2006, 01:35 PM
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Article on the Space-X 'Dragon' manned/cargo vehicle:

http://www.spaceref.com/news/viewnews.html?id=1095

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post Mar 6 2006, 03:55 PM
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Some Dragon illustrations.

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Another one, based on a Space.Com illustration.

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