Monday, October 13, 2008

Fourth Time's the Charm!



On September 28th, Space-X reached orbit on their 4th attempt with the Falcon 1 rocket. The payload for the flight was a 165 kg aluminum chamber, which remains attached to the second stage. The eliptical orbit is 500 km by 700 km, with a 9.2 degree inclination. This means it will be nigh unto invisible in the United States, except perhaps from South Point in Hawaii, where it's greatest height will be between 8 and 3 degrees above the horizon, depending on which part of the orbit is encountered there. At any rate, Congratulations to SpaceX!

7 Comments:

Blogger cadh 8 said...

Cool blog. I like the premis...and am a bit disillusioned with politics of late myself. It would be nice to have a new frontier colony for some of us to escape to! :) Glad the X finally made it!

October 13, 2008 1:55 PM  
Blogger bill said...

Thanks! Space-X did make it, but I am a bit worried about Space-X and Elon Musk's other investment, Tesla Motors, when viewed against a faltering economy.

October 16, 2008 7:44 AM  
Blogger James Rogers said...

Bill, if you click "customize" on your blogger toolbar, click "add a gadget," then click the + next to "Subscription Links" it will create an RSS feed for your blog that we can subscribe to and get updates anytime you make a new post to the blog.

November 23, 2008 11:41 PM  
Blogger bill said...

Hi James,

I did a little investigating and think I've managed to add a subscription link to the blog. Let me know if this suffices.

bill

November 24, 2008 4:14 PM  
Blogger James Rogers said...

You now have an Atom link, which definitely works as most feed readers are integrated these days.

Gratzi!

November 24, 2008 9:33 PM  
Blogger R2K said...

I love that red glowing nozzle.

December 08, 2008 7:04 PM  
Blogger bill said...

I seriously hate spam.

August 27, 2009 1:31 PM  

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