More Starlink

Discussion in 'Non-Pyro chat' started by Pyro Pete, Mar 31, 2020.

  1. elmo

    elmo Pro Firer/Crew

    Cos she has nothing else in her life, like most keyboard warriors, who also get pissed off if the see others having fun
     
  2. elmo

    elmo Pro Firer/Crew

  3. PyroAsh

    PyroAsh Pro Firer/Crew

    Article from local paper.
    The International Space Station will orbit over the UK at 10.06pm and again at 11.42pm.

    And you're in for an extra treat when HTV9 comes into view at 10.59pm, followed 10 minutes later by Starlink 4 at 11.09pm.
     
  4. Pyro Pete

    Pyro Pete Forum Editor

    Manned SpaceX launch due at 9.30pm tonight - my satellite app lists "Crew Dragon" going over at 9.55pm at a very visible brightness and 44 degree height - so like the Starlink above we'll be able to watch a launch on YouTube and then see it go overhead 25 mins later!
     
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  5. blackbat

    blackbat Pro Firer/Crew Supports UKFR

    The weather was forecast to be 60% favourable yesterday - not seen anything for today yet. Basically it's got to be good enough for the capsule to splash down safely and be recovered anywhere before orbit in the event of an anomaly (as they say), which I think means up the Canadian coast and across to Ireland!
     
  6. Pyro Pete

    Pyro Pete Forum Editor

  7. Pyro Pete

    Pyro Pete Forum Editor

    Aborted :(
     
  8. Excellent, I thought I'd missed it.
     
  9. They'll try again on Saturday - little earlier though so probably 8.30pm ish UK time.....
     
  10. blackbat

    blackbat Pro Firer/Crew Supports UKFR

    7 minutes to go...
     
  11. hofnerite

    hofnerite UKFR Stash Photo 2018 Winner! Supports UKFR

  12. elmo

    elmo Pro Firer/Crew

    Got to say, gave me goosebumps !! :cool:
     
  13. hofnerite

    hofnerite UKFR Stash Photo 2018 Winner! Supports UKFR

    balls of steel those guys! My stomach was churning at the 30 second countdown, I can't imagine how they felt.
     
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  14. Pyro Pete

    Pyro Pete Forum Editor

    Brilliant... shame we can’t see it go over on this occasion.
     
  15. elmo

    elmo Pro Firer/Crew

    Just hanging thier suits out to dry !!:)
     
  16. RocketRev

    RocketRev Moderator Supports UKFR

    Just seen the Crew Dragon on its 2nd pass. Nice clear sky in Bolton and my house has a good clear view to the south. It was brighter and at a higher elevation than I thought it'd be. So a good view was had.
     
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  17. gareth71

    gareth71 Pro Firer/Crew

    Impressive - but nothing will ever recapture the spirit of the Mercury/Gemini/Apollo era of the 1960s.
     
  18. RocketRev

    RocketRev Moderator Supports UKFR

    I remember those days well! :)
     
  19. gareth71

    gareth71 Pro Firer/Crew

    Being a child of the very early 70s, sadly the truly pioneering days of space exploration were just before my time. All I can do is read, watch and listen to as much as possible. For anyone with an interest in such things, I can highly recommend a podcast called "13 Minutes To The Moon", currently available to download. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w13xttx2/episodes/downloads. Dr Kevin Fong is a fantastic host, and each episode is a gripping story in its own right.
     
  20. blackbat

    blackbat Pro Firer/Crew Supports UKFR

    Another 60 Starlink satellites were launched last night. 5th landing for stage one.