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SpaceX Falcon Heavy static fire successful

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posted on Jan, 24 2018 @ 12:25 PM
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SpaceX successfully fired all 27 engines of their Falcon Heavy Lift rocket today at Cape Canaveral. The rocket was held in place while the engines were fired. People on site said that it was one of the most impressive things they've seen. They ran the engines for 12 seconds, and people as far away as Titusville reported hearing it.

SpaceX will review the data from the test and determine the next step. Either they will do another test fire, or go straight to launch. If they go to launch, the rocket can be ready in about two weeks.

www.popularmechanics.com...




posted on Jan, 24 2018 @ 12:29 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

About time. We have been waiting for this. Cannot wait to see it take off. I live about 50-60 miles from the Cape. It is going to be really cool.



posted on Jan, 24 2018 @ 12:31 PM
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Either they will do another test fire, or go straight to launch.

12 seconds? Thats about fifty feet off the pad.

Was it scheduled to burn only 12 seconds?



posted on Jan, 24 2018 @ 12:33 PM
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a reply to: intrptr

It was a test fire to get data on the engines. That was all they needed. So yes, that's all it was scheduled for.
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posted on Jan, 24 2018 @ 12:35 PM
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a reply to: matafuchs

I can't wait to see it go. I always loved to see the shuttle go, and this makes that stack look like a candle.



posted on Jan, 24 2018 @ 12:45 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58


So yes, that's all it was scheduled for.

Because you say so.



posted on Jan, 24 2018 @ 12:48 PM
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originally posted by: intrptr
a reply to: Zaphod58


So yes, that's all it was scheduled for.

Because you say so.




dude, because it's the way this worked. Look it up.



posted on Jan, 24 2018 @ 12:49 PM
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a reply to: intrptr

I don't think they want to try and hold that stack back for very long do you?



posted on Jan, 24 2018 @ 12:49 PM
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a reply to: intrptr

Because SpaceX said so. If it wasn't, they wouldn't be saying it was successful.



posted on Jan, 24 2018 @ 12:53 PM
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originally posted by: network dude

originally posted by: intrptr
a reply to: Zaphod58


So yes, that's all it was scheduled for.

Because you say so.




dude, because it's the way this worked. Look it up.

'Did', you and Zaphod both take the time to respond without providing a link to the claim? Back the '12 second burn plan.'

Make sure its a link we can time stamp...

Then i'll bow.

Isn't this ATS?



posted on Jan, 24 2018 @ 12:55 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: intrptr

Because SpaceX said so. If it wasn't, they wouldn't be saying it was successful.

Really? I would. Future contracts depend on their reliability.

They aren't the only Space agency out there.

So its just a short test, so its only one of several. Fine. Link the source, thats all.



posted on Jan, 24 2018 @ 12:56 PM
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?

The link is in the OP



posted on Jan, 24 2018 @ 01:00 PM
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Musk announced on twitter a little while back they plan on launching in "a week or so"




posted on Jan, 24 2018 @ 01:01 PM
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originally posted by: CalibratedZeus
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The link is in the OP

That link is an after burn, not the droids I was looking for.



posted on Jan, 24 2018 @ 01:07 PM
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Okay, found an older one...


Before launch, though, a number of tests have to be completed. Perhaps the most dramatic is the static fire test in which Falcon Heavy is clamped in place and all 27 of its Merlin engines are fired. It's kind of like flooring the gas pedal of a muscle car for just a few seconds with a super heavy-duty parking brake engaged.

SpaceX had hoped to conduct a static fire test last week, but the window was moved to Tuesday, then Friday. Now, Monday, Jan. 22 is the target date. The date has been slipping for unspecified reasons.

4 days ago


Want sumthin dun right, doit yourself.



posted on Jan, 24 2018 @ 01:16 PM
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Video from YouTube



Looking forward to see it lift off , SpaceX has taken big steps since it was only a couple of years ago they started testing these kind of suicide burn reusable rockets.

And now they are gonna try to land 3 of them.


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posted on Jan, 24 2018 @ 01:22 PM
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a reply to: intrptr

Mate, this is not a conspiracy, its a resounding success !



posted on Jan, 24 2018 @ 01:31 PM
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a reply to: TheGreazel

Lol, :30 seconds in...

"That was short."

"I would say that was a success, the vehicle is still there."



posted on Jan, 24 2018 @ 01:33 PM
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a reply to: TheGreazel

I love Elon Musk's comment last year. Someone asked him about it, and he said something to the effect of, "Not destroying the pad will be considered a success".



posted on Jan, 24 2018 @ 01:34 PM
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