Space X passes key test today

Discuss current topic regarding space exploration.
Post Reply
User avatar
helicon
Co-Administrator
Articles: 1
Posts: 2703
Joined: Mon May 06, 2019 1:35 pm
Location: California
Has thanked: 2971 times
Been thanked: 3429 times

TSS Awards Badges

Space X passes key test today

#1

Post by helicon » Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:32 pm

-Michael
Various scopes, 10" Zhumell Dob, ES AR152, AWB 5.1" Onesky newt, Oberwerk 25x100 binos, two eyeballs
User avatar
smp
Milky Way Ambassador
Articles: 0
Posts: 1075
Joined: Sat May 11, 2019 10:34 pm
Location: NH, USA
Has thanked: 1187 times
Been thanked: 1485 times

#2

Post by smp » Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:50 pm

Thanks very much for posting this, Michael!
See also here: viewtopic.php?f=78&t=6147&p=54971#p54970

smp
Stephen
- - - - -
Telescopes: Tele Vue TV-85; Celestron C6; Questar 3.5 Standard SN 18-11421
Solar: Thousand Oaks white light filter; Daystar Quark (chromosphere) Hα filter
Mounts: iOptron Az Pro; Explore Scientific Twilight I tripod w/ Celestron NexStar GT mount; Majestic heavy duty tripod
Local Club: New Hampshire Astronomical Society
User avatar
Makuser
Orion Spur Ambassador
Articles: 0
Posts: 863
Joined: Mon May 06, 2019 12:53 am
Location: Rockledge, FL.
Has thanked: 2805 times
Been thanked: 2156 times

#3

Post by Makuser » Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:57 pm

Hello Michael. We heard the launch this morning at around 10:30 am EST, as well as the thrusters firing, and even the double sonic booms upon the capsule descending. Boy was this loud. This is just amazing technology, and thanks Michael for your great link.
- Marshall
Orion Astroview 120ST f/5 Refractor on EQ3 mount
Celestron Omni XLT150R f/5 Refractor on CG4 mount with dual axis drives.
Orion 180mm f/15 Maksutov-Cassegrain on CG5-GT Goto mount.
Orion XT12i 12" f/4.9 Dobsonian Intelliscope.
Celestron SkyMaster 15x70 Binoculars. ZWO ASI120MC camera.
>)))))*>
User avatar
Seawolfe
Moon Ambassador
Articles: 0
Posts: 92
Joined: Thu May 30, 2019 1:59 pm
Location: South of Seattle but East of Tacoma
Has thanked: 176 times
Been thanked: 126 times

#4

Post by Seawolfe » Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:53 pm

Yes, they passed but sad for such a "good boy" rocket. It was the first of the block 5 version of the F-9 and had three successful launches and returns before yesterday's destructive flight. The stripped down but heavily instrumented capsule AND even the trunk section splashed down safely and were recovered. Both were in port early this morning.
1223
1975 - 1982 - Semper Fi
Post Reply

Return to “Space Exploration”