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#242723 11-Nov-2018 16:35
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Rocket Lab are trying again today 11/11 at 16.50 NZDST in case you missed it.


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  #2123596 11-Nov-2018 16:42
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They are go for launch so hopefully it gets off the ground


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  #2123600 11-Nov-2018 17:02
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Caught the live launch just in time. That was outstanding - thanks for the heads up @msukiwi!


 
 
 
 


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  #2123601 11-Nov-2018 17:03
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If you want to rewatch or catch up on the YouTube stream:

 


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  #2123602 11-Nov-2018 17:04
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I have to go to Mahia for one of these.





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  #2123603 11-Nov-2018 17:08
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Dratsab:

 

Caught the live launch just in time. That was outstanding - thanks for the heads up @msukiwi!

 

 

Actually glad I was of service.

 

Thanks for the message.

 

Yep, it was great to see a "textbook launch".


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  #2123614 11-Nov-2018 17:26
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Yep very clean looking launch.  The camera views were pretty interesting, not least because we got to see all that live streamed from 200km up.

 

That stage separation view highlighted just how much has to work right all together in sequence.

 

 


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  #2123622 11-Nov-2018 17:37
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Those poor cows..... They got a fright!


 
 
 
 


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  #2123632 11-Nov-2018 18:33
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huckster:

 

Those poor cows..... They got a fright!

 

 

The sheep didn't even flinch lol


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#2123673 11-Nov-2018 18:47
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throbb:

 

huckster: Those poor cows..... They got a fright! 

 

The sheep didn't even flinch lol 

 

The sheep have probably had to put up with much, much worse over the years to be fair...




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  #2144705 13-Dec-2018 11:09
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Rocket Lab launching (hopefully) again Today (13th December) just after 5pm.

 

Launch window open until 21 December.


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  #2144708 13-Dec-2018 11:27
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The world is comparing their launch video to SpaceX as some of the best. Says something!

 

Unlike some of the footage (until recently) of Baikanour. It looked like it was streamed from a phone on dialup. Put men in space, can't provide good video in 2018 :P

 

 

 

The details coming out about the booster landning from the last SpaceX are cool. Shows more about the aforementioned separation stages. Not sure on Electron but SpaceX seem to instantly pressurise the area and blow the bottom half off vs mechanical interlocks, which is why we see such relief and the cables move from the internal camera.

 

 


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  #2144720 13-Dec-2018 11:34
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Quite cool to see the cam on the rocket while it was ascending. You can see the first stage losing efficiency as it climbs higher and higher, you can see the spread of the exhaust growing wider and wider. This is to do with the bell shape of the engine itself. 




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  #2144881 13-Dec-2018 17:26
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Launch scrubbed for today, possibly tomorrow.


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  #2145032 13-Dec-2018 19:26
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appreciate the updates.


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  #2145035 13-Dec-2018 19:32
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tdgeek:

 

appreciate the updates.

 

 

Android or IOS?

 

https://spacelaunchnow.me/launch/ 

 

I get 24 alert, 1hr alert, launch. Including delays like today :)

 

And webstream links


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