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californiamilleghia
californiamilleghia Dork
5/26/20 10:26 a.m.

First off ,  I found this website that shows where the Roadster is now 

https://www.whereisroadster.com/

And with luck the Manned Space X flight will go Wednesday afternoon .

Amazing what they have done in a few years :)

Stay safe.....still

 

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner MegaDork
5/26/20 10:31 a.m.

The weather for Wednesday's launch is a little iffy, we may have to wait for the alternate window on Saturday. Either way, I'll be watching.

alfadriver (Forum Supporter)
alfadriver (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
5/26/20 11:26 a.m.
Keith Tanner said:

The weather for Wednesday's launch is a little iffy, we may have to wait for the alternate window on Saturday. Either way, I'll be watching.

+1.  While i'm less than a fan of Tesla, I'm digging Space X.  And seeing the excitement of people half my age when one of their rockets go up is pretty darned cool.  Space still fascinates a LOT of people.

Entropyman
Entropyman Reader
5/26/20 12:08 p.m.

In reply to Keith Tanner :

Latest weather update (9 am today) is a 60% chance for "go" conditions.

 

aircooled
aircooled MegaDork
5/27/20 9:38 a.m.

What is the latest weather situation on this?

(There are a number here who can just look outside)

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner MegaDork
5/27/20 9:49 a.m.

It's a little more than just looking out the window :)

Right now:
Primary Day = 50% 'Go'. This percentage does not include upper-level winds, recovery weather, nor abort weather.
* Upper-level wind shear risk is low. Recovery weather is fair.
Backup Day (L-3) = 60% 'Go'. This percentage does not include upper-level winds, recovery weather, nor abort weather.
* Upper-level wind shear risk is low. Recovery weather is good.

Weather in the abort corridor is described as "poor" and is not in the above forecast. There's a weather meeting going on right now, we'll likely know more in an hour.

californiamilleghia
californiamilleghia Dork
5/27/20 10:13 a.m.

I wish they had a  stadium type big screen TV over at Space X today , it would be cool to view it with the guys that built it  , I am sure if you are near-by Space X you will hear the roar from the Space X building , 

Happy Trails 

 

Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard Director of Marketing & Digital Assets
5/27/20 10:44 a.m.

The looking out the window report is pointless but still fun! Here's my view towards Kennedy (about 60 miles south of here).

aircooled
aircooled MegaDork
5/27/20 10:50 a.m.

Cool, thanks.  

I am going to be watching on Discovery.  They have a full 2 hour slot for it.  I suspect they will make room on Saturday if needed.

(If they where launching from Vandenberg, which they don't for space station shots, it would be sever clear)

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner MegaDork
5/27/20 11:00 a.m.

Official weather forecast for the launch site, does not include the abort path. See link under "Launch Support" - I won't link directly because I see something time-stamped in that URL.

https://www.patrick.af.mil/About-Us/Weather/ 

They've decided to continue with the launch countdown despite significant weather concerns. It may be scrubbed at the last minute, but just in case...

 

 

californiamilleghia
californiamilleghia Dork
5/27/20 11:04 a.m.
aircooled said:

(If they where launching from Vandenberg, which they don't for space station shots, it would be sever clear)

I would be driving up to Vandenberg if the launch was from there !

aircooled
aircooled MegaDork
5/27/20 11:13 a.m.

I tried to watch one of the Titan 3 launches out of Vandenburg, but it kept getting scrubbed (not weather, bugs).  I did eventually see it from Ventura harbor (30 ish miles south, the rockets launch southward) and did not see much other than a smoke trail in the distance. 

BTW Vandenburg is more situation for polar orbit shots, which are normally only used for spy and survey satellites.

alfadriver (Forum Supporter)
alfadriver (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
5/27/20 12:34 p.m.

We were supposed to be in the Bahamas today, Canaveral yesterday, if not for this lockdown.  

Weather still appears poor, but they are taking the astronauts out to the pad, in Teslas.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aymrnzianf0  live stream

alfadriver (Forum Supporter)
alfadriver (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
5/27/20 12:38 p.m.

BTW, currently the launch is scheduled for 4:33pm.  So we have some time.  I need to go out for a drive.

poopshovel again
poopshovel again MegaDork
5/27/20 12:50 p.m.

I dunno. To me, 50% might as well be 0% but fingers crossed!

Marjorie Suddard
Marjorie Suddard General Manager
5/27/20 12:57 p.m.

Livestream here: https://www.spacex.com/launches/

Be forewarned--if you have the sound on, you will hear a TON of fanboi/gurl references to "Bob and Doug." It's part science, part canook standup.

Margie

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner MegaDork
5/27/20 12:59 p.m.

Well, it's also their names. And "Doug and Bob" sounds weird.

alfadriver (Forum Supporter)
alfadriver (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
5/27/20 1:02 p.m.
Keith Tanner said:

Well, it's also their names. And "Doug and Bob" sounds weird, eh.

FYP.  For two reasons- YOU are canadian, too. eh?

Shadeux (Forum Supporter)
Shadeux (Forum Supporter) Dork
5/27/20 1:03 p.m.

Take off, eh!

Tom_Spangler (Forum Supporter)
Tom_Spangler (Forum Supporter) PowerDork
5/27/20 1:08 p.m.

Live look at the astronauts:

aircooled
aircooled MegaDork
5/27/20 1:08 p.m.

If this is anything like the Titan3 I was trying to watch, they will let the countdown get very low before aborting.  That damn Titan 3 aborted 3 times at under a minute to launch!

aircooled
aircooled MegaDork
5/27/20 1:10 p.m.
Tom_Spangler (Forum Supporter) said:

Live look at the astronauts:

HEY!  That's NOT a real shot!!!

Someone horked their tooks... they don't have them anymore!!

Marjorie Suddard
Marjorie Suddard General Manager
5/27/20 1:25 p.m.
Keith Tanner said:

Well, it's also their names. And "Doug and Bob" sounds weird.

Still sounds weird even in the "right" order. I seem to remember NASA astronauts always being referred to by their full names: John Glenn, Neil Armstrong, Judith Reznick. Do NOT recall Peter Jennings ever going, "Who's just climbed into the launch vehicle? Is that Judy??"

rob_lewis
rob_lewis UltraDork
5/27/20 1:28 p.m.

Just turned on the live feed.  First time to see the space suits.  Those are cool.

-Rob

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner MegaDork
5/27/20 1:40 p.m.
Marjorie Suddard said:
Keith Tanner said:

Well, it's also their names. And "Doug and Bob" sounds weird.

Still sounds weird even in the "right" order. I seem to remember NASA astronauts always being referred to by their full names: John Glenn, Neil Armstrong, Judith Reznick. Do NOT recall Peter Jennings ever going, "Who's just climbed into the launch vehicle? Is that Judy??"

That was back when astronauts didn't have Twitter accounts. @Astro_Doug kinda asks you to refer to him by his first name. And if you listen to the actual Apollo tapes, it's a first name environment.

I'm really hoping the launch command is "Take off, eh".

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