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First GPS satellite shipped to Florida to launch in December

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posted on Aug, 29 2018 @ 10:29 AM
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www.google.com...

Can't really grab a snippet om my phone though.
Pretty cool. It's going to launch on a space x rocket.

My company cast a specific alloy with specific lead values.
I inspected the cast material visually as well as checking chemistry and verified physical properties.

People are saying it's a spy satellite.
I don't know any of that.

I had to go to the medical clinic and have a bunch of eye tests done. Depth perception. That kind of deal before they would sign off on me inspecting parts.

I think it's cool.

I know I'm just the grunt in the foundry but it makes me feel cool knowing in a very limited way I was involved. At least that's what I tell myself.




posted on Aug, 29 2018 @ 10:54 AM
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a reply to: TinySickTears

Who's first satellite is it? Yours? SpaceX's?



posted on Aug, 29 2018 @ 10:57 AM
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Ummm...that is cool...I know the feeling when you get to take part in something like that...Whenever I see people ride in the replica rail coaches that I helped construct...behind the steam engine...I get that same feeling...

It's a good feeling...








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posted on Aug, 29 2018 @ 11:07 AM
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originally posted by: Alien Abduct
a reply to: TinySickTears

Who's first satellite is it? Yours? SpaceX's?


Not mine. I don't own it.
It's the first of a new generation. First of ten.

The article states that



posted on Aug, 29 2018 @ 11:18 AM
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a reply to: TinySickTears

Cool! Hope it doesn't blow up on launch. That happened to me once, several years of engineering development turned into debris.



posted on Aug, 29 2018 @ 11:24 AM
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a reply to: TinySickTears
A superb addition to our national assets. Thanks for working on it!





posted on Aug, 29 2018 @ 11:27 AM
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a reply to: worldstarcountry

Ha.
Thanks

In reality obviously I didn't do #.
Ran some chems. Checked micro structure.

Not like I engineered anything but it still feels good.



posted on Aug, 29 2018 @ 11:44 AM
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a reply to: TinySickTears

Very cool TST! It's a bit of a thrill to know something you were involved in is headed into orbit. The bulk of my work is for Boeing, Raytheon, Lockheed, and SpaceX so I know the feeling.



posted on Aug, 29 2018 @ 05:04 PM
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a reply to: TinySickTears

By the title I was expecting to be a flat earth thread. Saying the 1st real satellite ever haha.

This is cool and to know you laid eyes on or had a part of developing that thing is awesome!



posted on Aug, 29 2018 @ 06:18 PM
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a reply to: underpass61

Space X?
I know the company is fairly large, but do you happen to know Jeff Taylor?
He is an electrical engineer for Space X.
He also owns a drone company and based the name of his company based off Space X’s first space capsule launch, which is Event 38, as in the 38th thing to go wrong.

edit on 29-8-2018 by Macenroe82 because: Grammar and other issues that effect my OCD



posted on Aug, 29 2018 @ 06:21 PM
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originally posted by: Macenroe82
a reply to: underpass61

Space X?
I know it’s the companies fairly large, but do you happen to know Jeff Taylor?
He is an electrical engineer for Space X.
He also owns a drone company and based the name of his company based off Space X’s first space capsule launch, which is Event 38, as in the 38th thing to go wrong.


oh yeah
Jeff Taylor.

i think i dined with him at the Oak Room once.

no dude. i dont know a single person at space x



posted on Aug, 29 2018 @ 06:22 PM
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Are you going to work on any of the other 9?

Maybe even 7 of 9!! Lulz.

That is pretty d@mn cool!




posted on Aug, 29 2018 @ 06:27 PM
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Ya that comment was a reply to underpass61 - he commented that he has done work for SpaceX.
But now that I know you don’t know Jeff....would you be interested in an introduction?
Lol jk.



posted on Aug, 29 2018 @ 06:28 PM
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Big dirty DP
edit on 29-8-2018 by Macenroe82 because: DP = double post



posted on Aug, 29 2018 @ 06:40 PM
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Nah, I mainly do subcontract work for the subcontractors
. Mostly small, short run component work that the subs will farm out if they're too busy or don't have the right equipment. 99% of the time I have no idea what the part is or its function, only a print # and maybe a two word description.



posted on Aug, 29 2018 @ 09:46 PM
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Oh but you are not the only one! With 250 sub contractors in 23 states, I am fairly confident some other fellow members here may have put their hands on some component of this new treasure.



posted on Aug, 30 2018 @ 03:33 AM
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That is cool, and know what you are feeling. I wrote some code that wound up in space years back. Hope it stays up there, but everything that goes up.......



posted on Dec, 21 2018 @ 01:26 PM
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The private spaceflight company hoped to launch the advanced GPS III SV01 satellite on a Falcon 9 rocket at 9:03 a.m. EST (1403 GMT) after two days of delays due to a sensor issue on the booster. But foul weather, including thunderstorms, rain and potentially even hail, made a launch attempt untenable. It came as no surprise to SpaceX: Weather forecasts put the chances of good launch conditions today at a meager 20 percent. SpaceX is now aiming to launch the GPS III satellite on Saturday (Dec. 22), with liftoff scheduled for 8:55 a.m. EST (1355 GMT).

Source: space.com

Bummer about the weather!

Saturday is good as any! Christmas Eve Eve present?! lol




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