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BigBone

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3rd SF done, I guess one SF per engine. Let's see if that's all for today. SN9 may fly tomorrow, Friday or on Saturday. Not sure if all pre-flight checks are done but so far so good.
 

BigBone

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If they nail this 2nd time out I'm going to be freaked.

Let's Fucking Go SpaceX.
Ur a freak already, sry to brk it to u.

No testing today and next road closure comes on Monday, BUT we still have temporary flight restriction for Friday-Saturday, and IF no other test necessary, SN9 MIGHT fly (more likely on Saturday than Friday), but it's also possible that header tank testing is needed and that means no earlier flight than next Wednesday.
 
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Just out of interest, but does anyone know what the long term goal for Starlink is in terms of speeds? It looks impressive already, honestly, but it seems to be in the early stages so I'm curious as to where it may end up in a few years time.
 

BigBone

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Just out of interest, but does anyone know what the long term goal for Starlink is in terms of speeds? It looks impressive already, honestly, but it seems to be in the early stages so I'm curious as to where it may end up in a few years time.
Anyone's guess cause on one hand you'll have several times more sats and ground stations operating, and nex-gen sats may use space lasers (it's Elon after all) to do planetary round trip comms in space rather than tapping into cable internet via ground stations, but that tech is under dev. On the other hand, as user base will exponentially grow, it'll somewhat cap speeds, but we do know the US requires latency below 100 ms for companies to tap into the rural broadband internet fund (SpaceX is comfortably within), and 3-35 Mbps median download and 1-7 Mbps upload speeds which is piece of cake for Starlink beta right now. It's not for 8K porn download or constant 4K streaming, but it's good for essential connection, some gaming and streaming.



What's certain is no big crowds are gonna be served in densely populated areas as Starlink is designed for rural and remote. Just the other day 45 Starlink packs arrived to the Virginia school district, giving 45 students (and their family) access to the internet they previously lacked. Once again, just like EVs (or getting the fuck outta here to Mars) 'benefited' from Covid-19, or rather the virus showed how fragile life is and how shitty ICE cars are (cause fresh air came with lockdowns), and similarly, Starlink internet access for Zoom schooling or general work from home is a godsend for rural places and can't come soon enough.

Since the beta started, Starlink donated dozens of Dishy McFlatfaces to rural and indigenous communities and frankly, I feel like getting the fuck outta the big city and self-sustain myself somewhere remote with wind/solar powering all electronics, incl. satellite internet so I'm not dependent on any infrastructure that's surely lacking. And as far as SN9 goes, temporary flight restrictions moved to early next week so no flight before Monday goddamnit. However, early next week will be quite windy, so that ain't good either.
 

Jack

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Anyone's guess cause on one hand you'll have several times more sats and ground stations operating, and nex-gen sats may use space lasers (it's Elon after all) to do planetary round trip comms in space rather than tapping into cable internet via ground stations, but that tech is under dev. On the other hand, as user base will exponentially grow, it'll somewhat cap speeds, but we do know the US requires latency below 100 ms for companies to tap into the rural broadband internet fund (SpaceX is comfortably within), and 3-35 Mbps median download and 1-7 Mbps upload speeds which is piece of cake for Starlink beta right now. It's not for 8K porn download or constant 4K streaming, but it's good for essential connection, some gaming and streaming.



What's certain is no big crowds are gonna be served in densely populated areas as Starlink is designed for rural and remote. Just the other day 45 Starlink packs arrived to the Virginia school district, giving 45 students (and their family) access to the internet they previously lacked. Once again, just like EVs (or getting the fuck outta here to Mars) 'benefited' from Covid-19, or rather the virus showed how fragile life is and how shitty ICE cars are (cause fresh air came with lockdowns), and similarly, Starlink internet access for Zoom schooling or general work from home is a godsend for rural places and can't come soon enough.

Since the beta started, Starlink donated dozens of Dishy McFlatfaces to rural and indigenous communities and frankly, I feel like getting the fuck outta the big city and self-sustain myself somewhere remote with wind/solar powering all electronics, incl. satellite internet so I'm not dependent on any infrastructure that's surely lacking. And as far as SN9 goes, temporary flight restrictions moved to early next week so no flight before Monday goddamnit. However, early next week will be quite windy, so that ain't good either.
Cheers, mate, that's very interesting.

Just on your last point, Starlink seems like a game changer in that aspect. Some rural properties are incredibly cheap and the primary reason is that they don't have internet, but Starlink seems to change the potential for working from home in a rural part of the world. It's now viable, not just for any old basic internet conneciton, but streaming, downloading, uploading etc.. I watched a video on it the other day and the guy was getting good speeds to upload daily content to YouTube and you don't even have to be on grid to power it, a basic solar panel will provide enough power to run it. It's impressive.
 

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Cheers, mate, that's very interesting.

Just on your last point, Starlink seems like a game changer in that aspect. Some rural properties are incredibly cheap and the primary reason is that they don't have internet, but Starlink seems to change the potential for working from home in a rural part of the world. It's now viable, not just for any old basic internet conneciton, but streaming, downloading, uploading etc.. I watched a video on it the other day and the guy was getting good speeds to upload daily content to YouTube and you don't even have to be on grid to power it, a basic solar panel will provide enough power to run it. It's impressive.
And that's why Tesla stock is no bubble. It provides solar tiles for your entire roof that generates decent amount of energy most of the year providing weather cooperates, batteries that store that energy or even feed back to the grid for money if it's supported. And Tesla is now developing a bioweapon-grade home HVAC system that doesn't only control climate, air quality and humidity, but also turns condensed vapor into clean drinking water. Add that soon your Tesla may be able to reverse charge the grid or your home batteries and you'll have a sustainable and self-sustaining home, with sat internet that requires no cable. It'll cost ya tho...

It also shows how everything Elon does also has Mars endgame. HVAC has been on SpaceX cargo & crew capsules and will be part of Starship and potential Moon/Mars habitation modules. Boring machines can dig holes and make habitation buildings via Mars brick completely automated, self-drive to collect ice water, essential regolith and automate clean water, oxygen and methane production for Earth return. Batteries can store solar and potentially Mars wind energy and a single batch of Starlink sats can do Mars-wide local fast communication and Earth comms via a relay. Cybertruck can ferry ppl. and equipment around without a driver and so on. Pretty sure Elon's a Martian who was sentenced to Earth before Mars died out and wants to return home. Tesla/SpaceX/Boring Co. are testing his systems on silly human beings on Earth. He's probably anal probing Grimes, Amber, Talulah and other easy Earth girls, that alien cunt.
 
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BigBone

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Two Raptors needs to be replaced (one is done already) so if this means more SFs SN9 may not flight next week. Also not the calmest of winds, but if u feel disappointed, watch the rocket freaks taking awesome pictures even in calm!









 
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"NASA will be putting their super heavy lift rocket, the SLS [Space Launch System], through the ultimate test. They will fill the tanks with LOx and LH2 and then light the four RS25 engines for a 8 minute full duration burn. It will not leave the pad, which means we will get 8 full minutes of awesome engine sounds. "

This project is a long time coming and has been ridiculously expensive.
 
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BigBone

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"NASA will be putting their super heavy lift rocket, the SLS [Space Launch System], through the ultimate test. They will fill the tanks with LOx and LH2 and then light the four RS25 engines for a 8 minute full duration burn. It will not leave the pad, which means we will get 8 full minutes of awesome engine sounds. "

This project is a long time coming and has been ridiculously expensive.
They better fucking deliver this year, Starship might reach orbit in 2021 on fraction of the budget and 100% private investment, the Moon in 2022 and Mars (cargo) in 2024. Elon time don't fuck about but as we see it somewhat revitalizes whole industries.
 

Broxi

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They better fucking deliver this year, Starship might reach orbit in 2021 on fraction of the budget and 100% private investment, the Moon in 2022 and Mars (cargo) in 2024. Elon time don't fuck about but as we see it somewhat revitalizes whole industries.
Yep... btw, reverted their time to T-4.00mins
 

Broxi

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Aaaanndd Shut down, not sure what's gone wrong or whether this is a major failure or expected.

Vehicle is fine though.