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Falcon Heavy is next on the calendar and is supposed to be in late January, but no specific date and time is currently set.


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Old 01-09-2018, 10:03 AM   #1456
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Is the static fire on for tomorrow?
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Old 01-09-2018, 10:08 AM   #1457
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Is the static fire on for tomorrow?
Everything seems to be based on a bit of speculation at the moment, but the common theory is that, yes, SF is on for tomorrow.

She's definitely vertical on the pad again.

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Old 01-09-2018, 10:10 AM   #1458
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Everything seems to be based on a bit of speculation at the moment, but the common theory is that, yes, SF is on for tomorrow.

She's definitely vertical on the pad again.

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Old 01-09-2018, 02:10 PM   #1459
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Static fire is officially on the clock for tomorrow.

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2018...alcon-heavy-1/

The main event is slated for Wednesday during a long static fire window that opens at 13:00 EST (1p local time, 18:00 UTC) and closes at 19:00 EST (7p local time, 00:00 UCT).

Launch is currently NET January 25.
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Old 01-09-2018, 02:45 PM   #1460
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Old 01-10-2018, 09:45 AM   #1461
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Following what turned out to be an eventful Zuma launch on January 7, SpaceX is gearing up to perform a static fire test on Falcon Heavy as early as today, January 10. In the static fire test, SpaceX engineers will ignite all 27 of the heavy-lift rocket's engines nearly simultaneously for the first time, holding the rocket down on the launch pad while they do. The test is a crucial performance check before the maiden launch of Falcon Heavy, expected at the end of this month or early next.

"Falcon Heavy has been rolled out to launchpad LC-39A for a static fire later this week, to be followed shortly thereafter by its maiden flight," SpaceX president and COO Gwynne Shotwell said in a statement released yesterday. The first window for the static fire test is today between 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. EST, according to Spaceflight Now.

NASAspaceflight.com reported that workers were seen at the base of the pad this morning determining what work remains for the test fire, suggesting the test could be pushed back to later in the week. First SpaceX will perform what is known as a wet dress rehearsal, filling the rocket with fuel and performing all systems checks short of engine ignition. If everything goes perfectly, they could light the engines directly following the first wet dress rehearsal.

Employees at Kennedy Space Center were told to expect a longer test fire than normal for Falcon Heavy, up to 15 seconds, according to Spaceflight Now. Video of the test should be released shortly after the firing. All three cores of Falcon Heavy have been test fired individually at SpaceX's facilities in McGregor, Texas, but they have yet to light up together.

Once Falcon Heavy launches, it will be the most powerful rocket currently flying.
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Old 01-10-2018, 12:48 PM   #1462
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Old 01-10-2018, 12:56 PM   #1463
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Old 01-10-2018, 04:07 PM   #1464
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Old 01-11-2018, 10:12 AM   #1465
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Sounds like it is likely on for today. Not that there will be much to watch.


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Old 01-11-2018, 10:17 AM   #1466
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On a different note, NASA has released target dates for commercial crew. These will almost certainly shift to the right, but it's nice to see a true timeline.

https://blogs.nasa.gov/commercialcre...light-dates-2/

Targeted Test Flight Dates:
Boeing Orbital Flight Test (uncrewed): August 2018
Boeing Crew Flight Test (crewed): November 2018
SpaceX Demonstration Mission 1 (uncrewed): August 2018
SpaceX Demonstration Mission 2 (crewed): December 2018
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Old 01-11-2018, 11:42 AM   #1467
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Old 01-11-2018, 12:05 PM   #1468
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Got a link to a stream, DaFace?
There are live updates here:

https://spaceflightnow.com/2018/01/0...-preparations/

And NASASpaceflight has a low-quality stream here.

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight

However...


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Old 01-11-2018, 02:16 PM   #1469
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Old 01-12-2018, 12:10 PM   #1470
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There are so many unknowns about the static fire at this point that I'm not going to try and update every time. It's delayed until Saturday at least at this point.

You can keep up on the latest discussion here or at the SFN links I posed earlier.

https://www.reddit.com/r/spacex/comm..._fire_updates/
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