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  1. #27
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    Looks like SpaceX's webcast will begin at 3:00, not 3:15.

    http://www.spacex.com/webcast/

    (It probably won't make any difference in the overall scheme of things, but you never know.)
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    Sweet!
    What a fireball there was coming off the back of the rocket!
    And it was square!

    What a smooth launch.

    SpaceX had their own talking-head TV show this time. They
    had three of their own people in Hawthorne giving the play
    by play on the SpaceX webcast.

    The webcast showed streaming video of Falcon 9 stage
    separation and solar array deployment after NASA video
    lost sight of the rocket and switched to mission control.
    SpaceX's Falcon 9 video telemetry dropped out at about
    T+13:45.

    When the solar array was deployed, a large crowd of
    employees roared with cheering and applause.

    Dragon is in orbit and under way.
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  3. #29
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    Here's the SpaceX Show:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DB8Gb...feature=relmfu

    Go to 1:06:00.

    Oops, my bad. This is the aborted launch.
    I missed this show on the 19th. When I
    went to the Spacex.com streaming video link,
    all I found was the Livestream video from the
    launchpad, so I watched most of it on Ustream.
    Last edited by Space Racer; 05-22-2012 at 05:33 AM.
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    Spacex video of the launch and flight, including stage separation and solar array deployment: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=julrL3o_yow

    Elon Musk during liftoff:
    http://vimeo.com/42608732

    Spacex employees cheer at liftoff:
    http://vimeo.com/42608730

    Solar array deploys:
    http://vimeo.com/42614475

    Webcast hosts celebrate with employees as solar array locks in position and Dragon begins orbital operations:
    http://vimeo.com/42614476
    Last edited by Space Racer; 05-22-2012 at 04:31 PM.
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    HERE it is!

    This is the SpaceX webcast of the
    Falcon 9 launch on 22 May 2012.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-gSkGQnFR8
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    Track Dragon and the ISS across the globe:
    Dragon: http://www.n2yo.com/?s=38348
    ISS: http://www.n2yo.com/?s=25544
    Both:http://www.n2yo.com/?s=25544|38348

    See an interactive 360 view of Dragon interior:
    http://www.spacex.com/panorama/index.html
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    How Elon Musk got into the rocket business,

    some insight into how Elon thinks,
    why rockets are designed to be expensive and complex,
    and how SpaceX is changing some critical priorities in
    the rocket business:

    http://www.airspacemag.com/space-exp...Employees.html

    (This is not a boring article.)
    Last edited by beenthere; 05-23-2012 at 06:17 PM. Reason: Pe posters request
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    When will it be in your neighborhood?

    http://www.spaceweather.com/flybys/?...jbc7usnkh23q73
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    Dragon Videos

    The Dragon took several hours to approach the ISS. Most of this time was spent holding position while data was checked and safety was confirmed.

    The approach was delayed for a while because one of Dragon's two LIDARs (aka LADAR in military circles) was bouncing laser off a spot on the ISS which was a different distance than the spot the other laser was aimed at. The LIDAR ranging info was compared to info from the IR (infrared) range detectors (which were referred to as thermal imagers because they had the added (superfluous) benefit of providing a heat picture of the ISS). The ranging issue was resolved by backing away for a while and tightening the laser beam.

    Normally only one LIDAR is required, but SpaceX took two so they could verify the precision of the equipment and software.

    These are early approach videos. There's not a lot to see (except a couple of Russian spacecraft suckling at the ISS, a lot of clouds, and the occasional Dragon retro rocket), but there is plenty of interesting and informative commentary:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6_h2...feature=relmfu
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MX9Pb...feature=relmfu

    These are edited and compressed videos of the berthing:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbKP6V_O5qM
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WAY7boAE68

    The guy who did these videos has a YouTube channel and a very nifty website:
    http://www.youtube.com/user/SpaceVidsNet
    http://spacevids.info/
    Last edited by Space Racer; 05-25-2012 at 07:11 PM.
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    The Kennedy Space Center video feed in post #16 may have been a dud SpaceX-wise, but it looks like they're gearing up for Orbital's upcoming launch of the NuSTAR X-ray telescope on (or after) 13 June. The telescope will be carried by a Pegasus missile, which will be dropped from Orbital's L-1011 jet.

    http://countdown.ksc.nasa.gov/elv/

    http://www.nasa.gov/missions/highlights/schedule.html

    http://www.space.com/14937-nustar-bl...fographic.html

    http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/22959343

    http://www.space.com/15903-nasa-blac...r-mission.html

    http://search.nasa.gov/search/search...ustar#~gsa~1~0

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orbital...es_Corporation
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