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Polar Orbit
Wed Oct 10 2018, 03:05PM
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It costs payload to recover the boost vehicle. Especially to bring it back to launch site rather than a barge. Then again, the barge costs money. SpaceX has done a fantastic job of advancing the technology. The space race was us vs Russia. We launched the Saturn5 on 5 huge engines. The Russians tried to light 30 engines on their first stage with horrible results.
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Polar Orbit
Wed Oct 10 2018, 03:07PM
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Dang, that got scrambled a bit. Try this.

"https://en.wikipedia.org/ wiki/N1_(rocket)"
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Here is the view of the launch from my vantage point





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Thu Oct 11 2018, 08:33AM
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Nicely done - It's good to have foreground items to give the sense of scale.
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Thu Oct 11 2018, 09:57PM


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Lookin' good Todd!
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Benny (N6BWX)
Sun Oct 14 2018, 10:31AM


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Several more Falcon 9 launches coming up through the end of the year, 3 alone in November so you'll likely get another chance to see this spectacle if you missed the last!

I'll keep you posted of exact dates & times as it gets closer.....

VANDENBERG AFB LAUNCH SCHEDULE

All launch dates and times are subject to change.



Launch
Time/Window
Date (PST/PDT) Vehicle Pad/Silo
-------- ----------------- -------------- --------

NOV Unknown Falcon 9 SLC-4E
Vehicle will launch Iridium NEXT satellites 66-75

NOV 19 Unknown Falcon 9 SLC-4E
Vehicle will launch several satellites as part of the SSO-A mission

NOV Unknown Falcon 9 SLC-4E
Vehicle will launch three RADARSAT earth imaging satellites for Canada

DEC 3 Unknown Delta IV Heavy SLC-6
Vehicle will launch the NROL-71 payload for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office


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Thu Oct 18 2018, 06:46PM


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List of Falcon 9 Vandenberg Launches upcoming...

Nov. 19 - Falcon 9 • Spaceflight SSO-A
Launch time: TBD
Launch site: SLC-4E, Vandenberg Air Force Base, California
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch with Spaceflight’s SSO-A rideshare mission, a stack of satellites heading into sun-synchronous polar orbit. Numerous small payloads will be launched on this mission for nearly 50 government and commercial organizations from 16 countries, including the United States, Australia, Finland, Germany, Singapore and Thailand. Delayed from July.

Dec. 30 - Falcon 9 • Iridium Next 66-75
Launch time: 1638 GMT (8:38 a.m. PST ~ Not very visible due to time of launch)
Launch site: SLC-4E, Vandenberg Air Force Base, California
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch 10 satellites for the Iridium next mobile communications fleet. Delayed from October and November. [Oct. 18]

Feb. 18 - Falcon 9 • Radarsat Constellation Mission
Launch time: TBD
Launch site: SLC-4E, Vandenberg Air Force Base, California
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Radarsat Constellation Mission for the Canadian Space Agency and MDA. Consisting of three radar Earth observation spacecraft launching on a single rocket, the Radarsat Constellation Mission is the next in a series of Canadian Radarsat satellites supporting all-weather maritime surveillance, disaster management and ecosystem monitoring for the Canadian government and international users. Delayed from November.



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WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY HAS BEEN UPGRADED TO A WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH EARLY MONDAY MORNING. Expecting scattered snow showers tonight through Sunday morning with snowfall increasing in coverage and intensity Sunday afternoon & night. Snowfall amounts of 4-8" are likely above 4,000 feet with around a foot or more "possible" above 5,000 feet. We will also experience frigid temperatures with chill values below zero Sunday night. Travel is not recommended during this time. If you do have to travel, plan ahead, carry extra food, water & warm clothing in the event you become stranded and carry your chains. Check regular updates @bensweather [Click Here]

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Nannybear
Feb 16 : 07:42pm
Very icy in spots, just got to erwin from summit. Cars slipping and sliding. If coming up, watch out.

ChattieKathie
Feb 16 : 07:34pm
IDK: I think you need a Pelican. lol!

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Feb 16 : 07:25pm
IDK: chains required, whips optional?

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Feb 16 : 06:37pm
The 3.5 'bed tax' must be a local thing in Big Bear. Nobody's sent us a bill. The only tax we pay is the Lodging Tax to SB County.

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IDKnothin
Feb 16 : 06:19pm
You know they are heavy. I’ve been carrying them around for weeks now. People ask me, “What’s that?” I say Ben told me to carry chains. Can I just keep ‘em in the trunk of my chicken?


Benny (N6BWX)
Feb 16 : 05:55pm
But we could see a few snow showers or flurries this evening. Roads getting icy once again as temps drop so drive safe and ALWAYS carry chains. Can't say that enough but people still don't seem to get it.



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