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Placed by: Roland on 22-12-17 23:38 | E-mail: cb19mc127(at)yahoo.com
Ergens in de komende weken zal de Falcon Heavy de eerste test vlucht maken. De test lading:
www.instagram.com/p/BdA94kVgQhU Leuk toch?
Tesla | Reaction of: frank baeyens on 24-12-17 11:45 | E-mail: frank_baeyens(at)hotmail.com
Jah is net wat anders dan een egg-loft race he :)
Ideetje, op de eerste launch dag sturen we allemaal een matchbox autootje omhoog...
| Reaction of: Roland on 25-12-17 10:11 | E-mail: cb19mc127(at)yahoo.nl
Goed idee. We leggen ergens een mars in het veld en wie het dichtst bij de mars land eet (de) mars op. vrolijk schaterlach
Falcon Heavy op het lanceerplatform | Reaction of: Roland on 29-12-17 18:19 | E-mail: cb19mc127(at)yahoo.nl
Gisteren 28-12 werd de Falcon Heavy rechtop gezet op launchpad 39A, waar destijds ook de Saturnus V raketten en space-shuttles gelanceerd werden.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4U27rJWV4l0

Na controle van alle systemen zullen de 27 motoren van Falcon Heavy binnenkort statisch getest worden in de aanloop naar de eerste vlucht.


Falcon Heavy Launch ...animatie | Reaction of: DRRA-KJvTil on 30-12-17 12:16 | E-mail: info(at)drra.nl
Wel,... deze animatie, lijkt ook verdomd echt zeg!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LATTDyjlBYQ

Knap stukje werk.
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Falcon Heavy Engines Test | Reaction of: DRRA-KJvTil on 24-01-18 19:58 | E-mail: info(at)drra.nl
Elon Musk
@elonmusk

Falcon Heavy hold-down firing this morning was good. Generated quite a thunderhead of steam.
Launching in a week or so.
7:35 PM - Jan 24, 2018


Om een beetje een idee te krijgen.. | Reaction of: DRRA-KJvTil on 24-01-18 20:04 | E-mail: info(at)drra.nl
Om een beetje een idee te krijgen van de grootte van een Falcon booster, hier een plaatje met mensen erbij(jeweetwel, bij die kleine uitklapbare pootjes...):


Detailfoto van de stuur-vinnen:

Voorlopige lanceerdatum. | Reaction of: Roland on 28-01-18 20:21 | E-mail: cb19mc127(at)yahoo.nl
Er lijkt een datum geprikt te zijn, te weten: 6 februari. Het lanceervenster is van 19.30 tot 21.30 onze tijd. Er kan gezien de experimentele aard van de raket uiteraard nog van alles veranderen wat betreft datum en tijd. We houden het in de gaten!
Falcon Heavy Maiden Launch | Reaction of: DRRA-KJvTil on 06-02-18 21:42 | E-mail: info(at)drra.nl
SPANNEND !!

Nog enkele minuten te gaan...

3 zelflandende boosters, twee op land, enkele honderden meters van het lanceerplatform vandaan, waarvandaan ook de Sturnus V gelanceerd werd. Eén booster land op het zeeplatform, Just Read the Instructions, of op Of Course I Still Love You. Dat zijn de bijzondere namen van deze platforms.
SUPER! | Reaction of: DRRA-KJvTil on 06-02-18 21:59 | E-mail: info(at)drra.nl
WOW!
SUPER!

Het is net science fiction en een jaar geleden hadden ze je voor gek verklaard.

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Spectaculair! | Reaction of: Roland on 06-02-18 22:40 | E-mail: cb19mc127(at)yahoo.com
Ik kan me er volledig bij aansluiten! Dat was SUPER! Die 2 twee boosters tegelijk landend was wel heel gaaf om te zien. En anders de beelden van die auto wel.
Ruimtevaart geschiedenis... | Reaction of: DRRA-KJvTil on 06-02-18 23:50 | E-mail: info(at)drra.nl
...ja... dat is er hier geschreven... Ruimtevaart Geschiedenis.

Een raket lanceren van 70m hoog, 12m diameter van booster tot booster, waarvan de twee buitenboosters naast het lanceerplatform landen en de hoofdbooster ergens op een platform op de oceaan(het zou veel te veel brandstof kosten en het is technisch niet mogelijk om deze op zijn startpunt te laten landen).
Het liftvermogen van deze, op dit moment grootste raket, bedraagt iets van 50-63ton. Ik lees wat verschillende getallen. Maar indrukwekkend in ieder geval. Veel meer dan de DeltaV(±23ton). Maar nog steeds slechts iets van de helft van de Saturnus-V...

Klaar voor de start


De start van 27 motoren


Liftoff!


Liftoff!


Nagenoeg rookloze verbranding


De gloeiende motor van de tweede trap


Landen van de twee zij-boosters!


Hier een uitzicht, vanaf het dashboard over Australië, enkele momenten geleden...
(de tweede trap zit nu in een pauzeperiode van ongeveer 6 uur, op ±7000Km hoogte, alvorens de motor weer te starten op weg naar een omloopbaan om de zon, die de baan van Mars kruist. Het is een zogenoemde Earth Parking Orbit – een stabiele baan om de aarde voor de laatste controles en voorbereidingen voor een volgende motorstart)


As flat as can be... | Reaction of: DRRA-KJvTil on 07-02-18 00:00 | E-mail: info(at)drra.nl
Ooh ja, nog ff voor de flat-earth believers:
de aarde is plat,... dat zie je duidelijk...

Och ja, Space-X zit nu natuurlijk ook in de NASA conspiracy...

vrolijk knipoogvrolijk schaterlach
No longer planning crewed missions | Reaction of: DRRA-KJvTil on 07-02-18 10:33 | E-mail: info(at)drra.nl
SpaceX no longer planning crewed missions on Falcon Heavy
by Jeff Foust — February 5, 2018

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — As SpaceX gears up for the first launch of its Falcon Heavy rocket, the company is backing away from one potential use of the vehicle, launching crewed missions beyond Earth orbit.

In a teleconference with reporters Feb. 5, a day before the scheduled inaugural launch of the rocket, SpaceX Chief Executive Elon Musk said the progress the company was making on an even larger vehicle made it unlikely that the Falcon Heavy will ever be used for launching crewed spacecraft.

What we decided internally is to focus our future development on BFR, he said, referring to a fully-reusable launch vehicle formally known as Big Falcon Rocket. That system was unveiled by Musk at the International Astronautical Congress in Mexico in September 2016 and updated at the same conference a year later in Australia. That vehicle is designed to place up to 150 tons into low Earth orbit and be able to send humans to the moon and Mars.

SpaceX has provided few updates on the status of BFR, but Musk said that the company was making good progress on the vehicle. The upper stage of BFR, known as the spaceship, could be ready for short flights next year, a timeline he acknowledged on the call was aspirational.

It looks like BFR development is moving quickly, and it will not be necessary to qualify Falcon Heavy for crewed spaceflight, he said, a point he emphasized later in the call. We kind of tabled the Crew Dragon on Falcon Heavy in favor of focusing our energy on BFR.

Less than a year ago, SpaceX announced plans to fly a Crew Dragon spacecraft, with two people on board, on a Falcon Heavy as soon as late 2018. That spacecraft would fly a free return trajectory that would take the spacecraft out beyond the moon and back on a one-week flight.

The announcement came after NASA said it was studying putting a crew on the first flight of its Space Launch System, then scheduled for late 2018. The agency later decided to keep that mission uncrewed, and has since postponed the launch to no earlier than the end of 2019.

Prior to the call, SpaceX had not provided any official updates on the proposed mission since that initial announcement, including the identity of the two individuals Musk said approached the company about paying for a flight. At a conference in Luxembourg in November, SpaceX President Gwynne Shotwell said she could not provide any updates on the mission other than that there was more interest than she expected in such a mission.

The most surprising thing about that is that there are as many people as there are who want to go do that, and can seemingly afford to do that, she said.

Musk, in the call with reporters, did not rule out flying people on Falcon Heavy, but only if there were obstructions in the development of BFR. We'll see how the BFR development goes, he said. If that ends up taking longer than expected, then we will return to the idea of sending a Crew Dragon on a Falcon Heavy around the moon, and potentially do other things with crew on Falcon Heavy.

This is not the first time that SpaceX has dropped plans for a potential novel application of the Falcon Heavy. In 2016, the company announced its Red Dragon mission, which would have sent an uncrewed Dragon spacecraft to land on Mars. The company had an unfunded Space Act Agreement with NASA where the space agency would provide technical support to SpaceX for the mission in exchange for engineering data from the spacecraft's landing on Mars.

However, Musk said last July that it was no longer pursuing the development of propulsive landings with the Dragon spacecraft, citing challenges of certifying that capability for crewed missions returning from Earth orbit. That would rule out the ability to perform a mission like Red Dragon.
News: Falcon Heavy Test Flight | Reaction of: DRRA-KJvTil on 07-02-18 10:43 | E-mail: info(at)drra.nl
The center booster didn't successfully make it back to the Drone Ship, Of Course I Still Love You. Positioned, according to launch hazard documents, 342km downrange from LC-39A.

Bron: nasaspaceflight.com
News: Falcon Heavy Test Flight | Reaction of: DRRA-KJvTil on 07-02-18 13:26 | E-mail: info(at)drra.nl
3:15 a.m. Eastern with news on final second-stage burn.

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — A SpaceX Falcon Heavy successfully launched on its inaugural flight here Feb. 6, placing a demonstration payload into orbit and boosting the company's interplanetary ambitions.

The Falcon Heavy lifted off at 3:45 p.m. Eastern from Launch Complex 39A here, after more than two hours of postponing due to high upper-level winds. The two side boosters landed at pads designated Landing Zone 1 and 2 at the former Launch Complex 13 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

The upper stage performed two burns that placed itself and its demonstration payload, a modified Tesla Roadster, into an elliptical orbit of about 180 by 6,950 kilometers. A final burn about six hours after launch send the payload into a heliocentric orbit between the Earth and Mars. SpaceX Chief Executive Elon Musk later tweeted that this final burn over-performed, putting the payload into an orbit that takes it out into the asteroid belt.

I'm still trying to process everything that happened, Musk said at a post-launch press conference here. It seems surreal to me.

The one setback for the launch was the failure to land the center core booster. The center core attempted to land on a drone ship downrange, but Musk said that the landing failed when only one of three engines ignited for the final landing burn.

We hit the water at about 300 miles per hour, he said, missing the drone ship by 100 meters. That was enough to take out two thrusters [on the drone ship] and shower the deck with shrapnel.
 
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