New launch by SpaceX!

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JackWhite
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New launch by SpaceX!

Post by JackWhite » Mon Oct 25, 2021 8:00 am

New good news came to us. Personally, I have been waiting a lot for this. SpaceX with accompanying Dragonfly Aerospace is almost ready to make its first attempt at orbiting the reusable Starship with its Super Heavy launch vehicle. The company has already made significant progress in refining the launch tower, installing and successfully testing the Raptor engines that will launch this giant structure into orbit. Multibillionaire Elon Musk said the company plans to make the first orbital flight of the Starship flight next month, subject to SpaceX getting the necessary regulatory approval. SpaceX will need FAA approval, which requires SpaceX to demonstrate that it has taken all the necessary safety precautions to ensure that there is minimal risk in the event that something goes wrong during launch. What do you think about it?

Lariliss
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Re: New launch by SpaceX!

Post by Lariliss » Tue Oct 26, 2021 10:48 am

Every new mission is an great event. We are used to see only leaders in the headlines.
But the the feature of success of space mission is cooperation. Inevitably one company cannot do all the work full of expertise, professionals and facilities.

We are in the era when the finest cutting edge technology is mature enough to be bald with missions. Numerous tests, engineering refinements and tests again, all the precautions to eliminate any failure. The projects are confident enough to state the timelines and costs. There are too many uncertainties for the plans to be very precise. There is uncertainty on any new uncertainties to come across even.

This is an admirable contribution for the space exploration industry. We came from very careful micro steps towards development with 'try and see what will be' experiments to 'do it' approach.

Would you please share a good link for the read about this launch.

JackWhite
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Re: New launch by SpaceX!

Post by JackWhite » Thu Oct 28, 2021 1:02 pm

Lariliss wrote:
Tue Oct 26, 2021 10:48 am
Every new mission is an great event. We are used to see only leaders in the headlines.
But the the feature of success of space mission is cooperation. Inevitably one company cannot do all the work full of expertise, professionals and facilities.

We are in the era when the finest cutting edge technology is mature enough to be bald with missions. Numerous tests, engineering refinements and tests again, all the precautions to eliminate any failure. The projects are confident enough to state the timelines and costs. There are too many uncertainties for the plans to be very precise. There is uncertainty on any new uncertainties to come across even.

This is an admirable contribution for the space exploration industry. We came from very careful micro steps towards development with 'try and see what will be' experiments to 'do it' approach.

Would you please share a good link for the read about this launch.

Sure, you can read the article. I fully agree with you that every launch is a great event. I can't wait to see the new launch is happening. Fingers crossed!

https://techcrunch.com/2021/10/22/elon- ... -approval/