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Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« Reply #1230 on: February 6, 2018, 04:50 PM »
Agreed.  I watched it live and it was incredible.  And even though I've seen previous SpaceX launches where the booster has returned safely, to see two of them return to adjacent pads simultaneously was amazing.
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Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« Reply #1231 on: February 6, 2018, 04:56 PM »
A big CONGRATS to Elon Musk & the team of SpaceX! Yes Rob, that was ******* amazing.. just hope the center core landed safely...










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Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« Reply #1232 on: February 6, 2018, 05:12 PM »
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Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« Reply #1233 on: February 6, 2018, 05:40 PM »
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Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« Reply #1234 on: February 6, 2018, 06:22 PM »
This was ******* amazing.

Agreed, but that doesn't even begin to describe how cool this is.  Watching the launch through the landing of these boosters is a quick watch (five minutes) and so cool.  The fact that these things get miles up, have a continuous video feed, and land synchronously is beyond amazing.

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Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« Reply #1235 on: February 7, 2018, 11:03 AM »
A big CONGRATS to Elon Musk & the team of SpaceX! Yes Rob, that was ******* amazing.. just hope the center core landed safely...

It did not.  Only one of three landing rockets fired, so it landed in the ocean (and damaged the landing pad).
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Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« Reply #1236 on: February 7, 2018, 02:16 PM »
Apparently, the roadster will overshoot Mars and it's orbit will actually bring it back close to Earth in 2030.  It would be cool if we could get some imagery of it when that happens to see what the space environment has done to it.
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Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« Reply #1237 on: February 7, 2018, 03:01 PM »
Any idea how long the camera batteries are gonna last?  Are they solar? 

The live video is awesome...  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2p55BmwmJM
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Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« Reply #1238 on: February 7, 2018, 06:18 PM »
Any idea how long the camera batteries are gonna last?  Are they solar? 

The live video is awesome...  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2p55BmwmJM

From what I read, the car battery will last 12 hours after launch then the feed will be lost. As for the center core, it ran out of fuel & crashed 300 feet from the drone ship at 300 mph.

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Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« Reply #1239 on: February 8, 2018, 08:40 AM »
Live feed is still up, so it gotta be more than 12 hours.   ;D
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Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« Reply #1240 on: February 8, 2018, 09:33 AM »
Live feed is still up, so it gotta be more than 12 hours.   ;D

Sorry to say but it's 4 hrs & 39 minutes of a video loop.

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Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« Reply #1241 on: February 8, 2018, 02:03 PM »
Nope - there's a 4-hour loop, and there's a live feed.  Says "live" on it.  The loop has a time bar at the bottom...

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Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« Reply #1242 on: February 8, 2018, 06:29 PM »
Most of the YouTube videos are saying live but it is a prerecorded loop aka rerun/replay.

Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster and Starman Leave Earth Forever in This Final Photo

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Shortly after SpaceX's Falcon Heavy launched the Roadster into space, three cameras began beaming live views of the car and Starman back to Earth. That webcast lasted 4 hours and 39 minutes before going offline.

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We hope you got a chance to view the Starman Tesla livecam while it was operational, but Elon Musk in social posts, below, says they've lost the video feed. What's available in the video above is now replay.e.



Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster and Starman cruise away from Earth in this final photo from the car after its launch on SpaceX's first Falcon Heavy rocket on Feb. 6, 2018.
Credit: SpaceX