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  • scr00chy 2022-09-29 at 11:02 on Overview of Falcon BoostersYou can find this information on my Czech website (last column in the first table): https://www.elonx.cz/prehled-raketovych-stupnu/
  • Jose Cornejo 2022-09-29 at 02:46 on Overview of Falcon BoostersGood graphic, could you add something: several boosters are already programmed to fly, if they could include that information it would be great
  • scr00chy 2022-09-21 at 12:41 on Overview of Falcon BoostersThanks for the feedback. It should be fixed now.
  • gemmy0I 2022-09-21 at 04:00 on Overview of Falcon BoostersFYI, the current graphic (last updated 2022-09-20 after the Starlink 4-34 launch on 2022-09-18/19) is missing the second-most-recent launch, Starlink 4-2/Blue Walker 3 (B1058.14, 2022-09-10/11). IIRC, this launch was present on the preceding version of the graphic, so it seems to have gotten dropped accidentally when 4-34 was added. Also, a minor nitpick: the date on B1069.1 is listed as "Dic 21 2021" rather than "Dec 21 2021". (Guessing this is a bilingual slip-up since...
  • scr00chy 2022-08-31 at 06:47 on SpaceX Booster LandingsNot sure how you're counting, but if you agree with the 138 successes, adding the 11 non-ocean failed landings in this list gives you 149 attempts total, so it seems to check out.
  • Eric Ralph 2022-08-31 at 05:12 on SpaceX Booster LandingsI'm curious, how are you counting these to get 149 total landing attempts? I understand the 138 successes but I'm counting 154 total landing attempts in this list, 10 of which intentionally targeted the ocean instead of a pad or ship, so 144 total recovery attempts. Maybe I'm miscounting or missing some hidden logic.
  • scr00chy 2022-08-30 at 10:52 on List of Falcon Static FiresYou're right. It's fixed now. Thanks for letting me know.
  • Max 2022-08-30 at 01:36 on List of Falcon Static FiresI noticed the gaps are missing for the two latest static fires.
  • scr00chy 2022-05-29 at 21:46 on SpaceX used to conduct static fire tests before every launch, but not anymore. Why is that?Yeah, that definitely happened a few times, especially in the early days, but even more recently.
  • HdwJunkie 2022-05-29 at 14:08 on SpaceX used to conduct static fire tests before every launch, but not anymore. Why is that?I believe there was was one (or more) launches aborted after ignition (https://www.cbsnews.com/news/spacex-falcon-9-rocket-safely-aborts-takeoff-after-engine-ignition-and-shutdown/). My guess is that telemetry, and comparison of the pre-launch telemetry data to "family" data, prior to actual release of the hold downs, is equivalent to the data collected during a static fire.
  • Jenny 2022-05-25 at 22:02 on SpaceX Mission Patcheshttps://www.ebay.com/usr/patch_mama?_trksid=p2047675.m3561.l2559
  • scr00chy 2022-05-20 at 11:32 on SpaceX Launch ManifestThat's not confirmed yet. And USSF-52 might be delayed as well, for all we know. But I've now adjusted it to indicated the uncertainty. Thanks for the note.
  • Max 2022-05-19 at 22:42 on SpaceX Launch ManifestWith USSF-44 and 52 swapped, the numbering of the side boosters needs changing.
  • scr00chy 2022-05-07 at 09:00 on Overview of Falcon BoostersYou should probably ask SpaceNosey about future plan since he's creating the graphic, I just host the image. But I doubt we could make it interactive, that's beyond my capabilities.
  • Ramiro Rivero 2022-05-06 at 12:28 on Overview of Falcon BoostersThis graphic is great, but with the high cadence and number of resuses, it is getting very hard. Do you have any plan about it? Could it be a "roll over the core number and a pop up displays the information?
  • scr00chy 2022-04-03 at 16:14 on SpaceX Fairing RecoveriesNo, it's random. I gave up trying to track these things because it's becoming impossible to do so accurately. SpaceX has been sharing less and less information about fairing reuse and sometimes there are no photos of recovered fairings available, so it becomes too much of a guessing game.
  • Max 2022-04-02 at 14:56 on SpaceX Fairing RecoveriesIn the last two columns, do the left and right of the slash refer to passive/active or viceversa or random? I am tracking individual fairing halves and I use your table to validate my guesses. Thanks for this great resource.
  • scr00chy 2022-03-31 at 19:46 on Past Falcon LaunchesArgh, thanks for catching this copy/paste error. 🙂 It's fixed now.
  • JVillamiz 2022-03-31 at 14:56 on Past Falcon Launches2021-12-21 CRS-22 should be 2021-12-21CRS-24
  • scr00chy 2022-03-29 at 23:43 on Past Falcon LaunchesFixed. Thanks for letting me know.
  • Vladislav 2022-03-29 at 06:38 on Past Falcon Launchesstarlink 4-3 is missing
  • Ramiro Rivero 2022-03-15 at 16:33 on SpaceX StatisticsThank you for that. It could also be interesting to follow the different Falcon 9 blocks. There was a discussion with Berger from Ars Technica, and since Soyuz have been flying since the '50s; it could be interesting to see how the different models have been performing. Block 5 are the ones that are human rated, it seems there has be no problems with this iteration, and that could be a most direct comparison between...
  • scr00chy 2022-03-14 at 11:04 on Overview of Falcon BoostersYes, it's updated after every launch.
  • nie 2022-03-14 at 02:59 on Overview of Falcon BoostersI saw it. I followed on Twitter. thank you for sharing.
  • nie 2022-03-14 at 02:57 on Overview of Falcon BoostersThat's a very cool picture. Does that update every launch?
  • scr00chy 2022-03-11 at 14:55 on SpaceX StatisticsGood idea. I'll rework the section about fairings a little when I find some time.
  • Ramiro Rivero 2022-03-09 at 17:16 on SpaceX StatisticsExcuse me, but since SpaceX is not going to try to catch the fairings, to mee it seems better if it goes as a separated part, and start trying to count the "fished" or "salvaged" fairings, and reutilization. But I don`t know where to get that info.
  • Ramiro Rivero 2022-02-03 at 19:30 on SpaceX StatisticsThank you. My wishes were granted.! Keep with this amazing Project.
  • scr00chy 2022-02-03 at 18:59 on SpaceX StatisticsThere were three launches in quick succession, so I've decided to update the stats after they were all completed. It's done now.
  • Ramiro Rivero 2022-02-03 at 11:40 on SpaceX StatisticsAlso this information is somehow out of date
  • Ramiro Rivero 2022-02-03 at 11:39 on Overview of Falcon Boostersi really like this graphic, but it seems not up to date. We have had several launches in the last couple of weeks.
  • Joseph Archer 2022-01-30 at 17:09 on How much does it cost to launch a reused Falcon 9? Elon Musk explains why reusability is worth itBest engineers? not so sure. 9 rockets or 27 rocket boosters begs the question. really? Arguably a single nozzle, perhaps fed by multiple pumps, makes more sense. Beyond that, their failure to employ a launch tube, cannon type launch speaks to a serious lack of foresight.
  • scr00chy 2022-01-19 at 23:59 on Smallsat Rideshare MissionsIt's an assumption based on this article, which said: AST SpaceMobile was set to launch with SpaceX between March 1, 2022 and April 30, 2022, and has now submitted a rebooking notice for a revised launch window targeting summer 2022. The final launch timing is dependent on SpaceX.
  • CatSE 2022-01-19 at 11:44 on Smallsat Rideshare MissionsHow sure are you about Bluewalker 3 is on Transporter 5 mission in june? Regards/ an AST SpaceMobile reddit moderator
  • Marco Leyendecker 2021-11-16 at 16:36 on SpaceX Mission Patcheshttps://www.raumfahrt-shop.de/ Da habe ich die Patches von Matthias Maurer bestellt . Cosmic Kiss und Crew 3. Top Qualität
  • scr00chy 2021-11-10 at 21:46 on How much does it cost to launch a reused Falcon 9? Elon Musk explains why reusability is worth itIt's from the Aviation Week interview with Musk: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hdmlhdGlvbndlZWsubGlic3luLmNvbS9yc3M/episode/ZGE3YTZmNzItZWY3ZS00MTNkLTk3YzAtYThmZDIxZDVkZTZk?hl=en&ep=6
  • ztx35 2021-11-10 at 15:38 on How much does it cost to launch a reused Falcon 9? Elon Musk explains why reusability is worth itHey, Great job! I've got one question - where did you get 'Fuel + other costs = $5M'? I'm really curious, cuz I came here seeking exactly this number.
  • Jason Wade Sharp 2021-10-28 at 16:47 on SpaceX Superstars: Gwynne Shotwell, President and COOTired of installed sickness via satellite!
  • scr00chy 2021-09-26 at 13:02 on SpaceX StatisticsThanks for the suggestions but most of the stats you're asking for are impossible to track by the public. And I'm not planning on tracking stats for other companies. But I've added a legend for the abbreviations used.
  • scr00chy 2021-09-26 at 13:00 on SpaceX StatisticsThanks for the feedback! I've made some changes based on your suggestions. As for the details about SpaceX ocean vessels, you can try our Czech overview or just visit the SpaceXFleet website.
  • GreenShrike 2021-09-24 at 03:55 on SpaceX StatisticsRecovered Dragons 1 12 (6 of them once, 3 twice, 3 thrice) "Dragons 1" is just odd. It should probably mimic "Dragon 1 Missions", like "Dragon 1 Recoveries". Recovered Crew Dragons 5 Makes it sound like there are five capsules. Should probably mimic "Crew Dragon Missions", like "Crew Dragon Recoveries". Crew Dragon Reuses 2 I'm not certain what this is tracking. If it means what "Dragon 1 Capsules with the Most Launches" means, then I...
  • scr00chy 2021-09-16 at 22:35 on SpaceX StatisticsYou're right! I haven't updated any of the stats with Inspiration4 data yet. Will do it soon.
  • Jodo42 2021-09-16 at 15:56 on SpaceX StatisticsI believe Inspiration4 and Starlink 2-1 have beaten the "Shortest time between launches" record
  • scr00chy 2021-09-15 at 10:40 on How much does it cost to launch a reused Falcon 9? Elon Musk explains why reusability is worth itHaven't you read the article you're commenting under? It should answer your question.
  • gagandeep singh 2021-09-15 at 07:12 on How much does it cost to launch a reused Falcon 9? Elon Musk explains why reusability is worth itdo anyone have idea that what could be the cost of falcon 9
  • Dennis 2021-09-04 at 19:23 on SpaceX StatisticsGreat statistics! Great work collecting and organizing all of it. Suggestions: Raptor engines- built, tested, flown, landed, reflown, lost at sea, exploded, total minutes & seconds of firing, minutes & seconds of testing, minutes & seconds of productive useMerlin engines- same detailsSpell out your abbreviations (for the folks who don't know every detail)- ASDS, ASOG, OCISLY, Any summary stats about the competition- Boeing, SLS, Blue Origin, Ariane, RocketLab, Russia, India, China, Israel?Thanks!
  • Dave 2021-08-15 at 14:07 on Overview of Falcon BoostersI really dig this graph as well! So much info, so nicely accessible! Only thing one could add were the launchpad the flight started from. Shortened to "40", "39A" or "4E" across it would fit well above the liftoff arrows like with the landing spot. The longer names "CCSFS SLC-40", "KSC LC-39A" and "VAFB SLC-4E" could get into the caption. Also a small flight count coud fit under the booster name to save counting the...
  • John 2021-07-07 at 10:49 on SpaceX Mission PatchesYes, they make really cool ones.
  • Marilou 2021-07-07 at 10:44 on SpaceX Mission PatchesTry: www.MBpatchworks.net they offer different kinds of patches ..with super quality
  • Billy Jomians 2021-06-02 at 18:37 on SpaceX Mission PatchesNo one wants your fake Chinese patches, get your advertisements out of here. You all ready make enough scam money already.
  • Gabe 2021-05-16 at 19:10 on SpaceX StatisticsThe dragon 2 has been reused (oh nvm it says cargo dragon)
  • scr00chy 2021-05-12 at 21:05 on SpaceX Launch ManifestIt's part of the IM-1 mission here in the main launch manifest.
  • Bob 2021-05-12 at 14:51 on SpaceX Launch ManifestIs DOGE-1 not a real mission? Thought maybe it would be on the Smallsat Rideshare Missions.
  • aagaagush 2021-05-11 at 05:08 on SpaceX Superstars: Gwynne Shotwell, President and COOShe sucks
  • scr00chy 2021-05-06 at 22:19 on List of Starship Test FlightsWelcome! 🙂
  • Trooper06 2021-05-06 at 11:27 on List of Starship Test FlightsThis is so cool! Here right after SN15 Landing.
  • scr00chy 2021-05-02 at 22:05 on Smallsat Rideshare MissionsI don't think that kind of information is available.
  • Bob 2021-05-02 at 02:09 on Smallsat Rideshare MissionsDo you know approximate % capacity allotted, based on assigned satellites to a Transporter mission? For example, is there room still on Trans-2? Enough for SARah-1? Thanks
  • scr00chy 2021-04-29 at 20:26 on Canceled SpaceX Projects: Falcon Rocket with a Reusable Upper StageThe upper stage is usually deorbited by doing a final deorbit burn at some point after payload deployment. But on some missions, there isn't enough propellant left for the deorbit burn. In those cases the second stage is left in orbit and will eventually deorbit passively after months or even years.
  • Joe urbauer 2021-04-29 at 16:48 on Canceled SpaceX Projects: Falcon Rocket with a Reusable Upper StageSo what happens to the vacuum engine? Is it left in orbit? does that orbit decay? Is there enough fuel for a controlled burn into a decaying control reentre?
  • Jeffrey Morse 2021-04-28 at 13:32 on List of SpaceX ContractsThanks for the data! I am going to create a post at the SpaceX redit showing how SpaceX is getting an ever bigger share of revenue from the gov't. Now with Starship HLS and FCC Rural Broadband the scales will tip even more toward USG revenue in 2022.
  • EDUARDO BRETON MUNOZ 2021-04-27 at 20:09 on SpaceX Superstars: Hans Koenigsmann, Vice President of Build and Flight Reliabilitythanks for the article, Where does Hans wil go now? what are his proyects?, its interestig where this genius wil go
  • Ken Allen 2021-04-19 at 23:11 on SpaceX Stories: How Elon Musk Inspired Employees Following a Third Falcon 1 FailureHaving just read Liftoff and working towards the end of the Elon biography I can say I now have an even bigger emotional attachment to everything that the SpaceX team endured and powered through. I have been watching space since I saw the early NASA manned program. I was quite disappointed (as Elon found out when visiting NASA web site back at turn of century) that nothing was happening for many years. Thank you for...
  • scr00chy 2021-04-05 at 00:05 on SpaceX Launch ManifestThanks, I fixed the incorrect time for Crew-2 launch (daylight saving time will be the death of me) but the rest is intentional on my part. I'm showing NASA coverage start time for the redocking so people don't miss it, and I'll add the docking and splashdown milestones later, once we get closer to them and the dates and times become more solid.
  • John Sins 2021-03-31 at 20:34 on How much does it cost to launch a reused Falcon 9? Elon Musk explains why reusability is worth itMaybe he did it on purpose, as you wrote "bettor then this".
  • Steve3p0 2021-03-31 at 09:13 on How much does it cost to launch a reused Falcon 9? Elon Musk explains why reusability is worth itUmm, excuse me? What a scandalous and outrageous reply!!! Mistakes like that should result in a writer's pinky being chipped off. The writer will still retain the ability to write, but will never make that same mistake. Come on. Your bettor then this.
  • MSS 2021-03-30 at 11:38 on SpaceX Launch ManifestThe table in page at: Upcoming Events (UTC/24H) Apr 5    Crew-1 Dragon Redocking 10:29-11:15 Apr 22 10:11   Crew-2 Launch Apr 23 11:05 Crew-2 Dragon docks ISS Apr 28  ~09:00 Crew-1 Dragon Departs ISS Apr 28  16:35 Crew-1 Dragon Splashdowns near Florida update on March 30, 2021.
  • scr00chy 2021-03-26 at 13:40 on List of SpaceX ContractsYou're welcome, I'm glad you like it. 🙂
  • Rose M Leo 2021-03-25 at 19:27 on List of SpaceX ContractsThanks for the great job you do.
  • David Hosking 2021-03-15 at 14:58 on Starlink CompendiumI’ve just asked to be a beta user and provide feedback on the system and to show goodwill I’ve paid for a complete set up. I’m located in the far southwest of the UK in St Ives Cornwall so I doubt they’ll be interested- but we’ll see I guess.
  • Ismael Flores Campoy 2021-03-12 at 08:05 on SpaceX StatisticsGood Job! Congrats!
  • scr00chy 2021-03-11 at 10:53 on SpaceX StatisticsYou're right. I somehow accidentally merged the stats for most successes in a row and successful landings since last failure. Thanks for letting me know, it's fixed now.
  • Ismael Flores Campoy 2021-03-08 at 11:37 on SpaceX StatisticsI think "Most Landing Successes in a Row" should be 23, not 1. Great work, anyway!
  • scr00chy 2021-02-18 at 00:17 on How much does it cost to launch a reused Falcon 9? Elon Musk explains why reusability is worth itWho says we're professional writers? English isn't even our first language... So if this is the only issue you have with the article, I'm pretty happy, to be honest. But yeah, thanks for pointing out the mistake. I actually know the difference between than and then (I used them correctly in all the other instances in this article) but one slipped through somehow.
  • MelioraCogito 2021-02-17 at 22:05 on How much does it cost to launch a reused Falcon 9? Elon Musk explains why reusability is worth itIf you're going to publish articles, make sure your authors know the difference between *then* and *than.* 8th paragraph: "However, Elon Musk disagrees with this analysis. He says that while reusability of the Falcon 9 reduces maximum payload capacity by less then [sic] 40%" That's "less than" not "less then." Amateurs and grade-schoolers make that mistake, professional writers shouldn't.
  • scr00chy 2021-02-05 at 11:19 on SpaceX Launch ManifestThanks, fixed.
  • MSS 2021-02-04 at 22:12 on SpaceX Launch ManifestFeb 7 09:31 as UTC Starlink v1-17 Launch
  • Jay Rathod 2021-01-27 at 23:36 on SpaceX Superstars: Gwynne Shotwell, President and COOIf its handwork then why do people change positions from Engineer to Management or is it something else. Man help me figure out.
  • Jay Rathod 2021-01-27 at 23:35 on SpaceX Superstars: Gwynne Shotwell, President and COOI hope I climb that high someday.
  • scr00chy 2021-01-22 at 23:41 on SpaceX Fairing RecoveriesNo point in updating it until I know the result. We still don't know if they recovered anything during the last mission. I have to wait for photos of Ms. Tree once it returns to port.
  • Robert Mullins 2021-01-21 at 16:33 on SpaceX Fairing RecoveriesUpdate in timely fashion , Starlink 16 launched yesterday 24 hours later nothing
  • scr00chy 2021-01-15 at 23:11 on SpaceX Mission PatchesTry here: https://spacexpatchlistcollectors.space/info.html
  • Richard J. Gauthier 2021-01-15 at 18:11 on SpaceX Mission PatchesCan anyone tell me where I can purchase some of these Patches.
  • scr00chy 2021-01-04 at 13:37 on Overview of Falcon BoostersThanks for the feedback! We'll fix it in the next update.
  • Victo 2020-12-30 at 00:34 on Overview of Falcon BoostersReally cool graph! Although why is the landing of the in-flight abort test marked as "failed", it would fit better in the "not attempted" category imo.
  • scr00chy 2020-12-20 at 01:53 on SpaceX Launch ManifestThis is newer information: https://twitter.com/SciGuySpace/status/1309540792688574465
  • Bob 2020-12-19 at 17:08 on SpaceX Launch Manifesthttps://twitter.com/TGMetsFan98/status/1303426430618030083
  • Bob 2020-12-19 at 17:07 on SpaceX Launch ManifestPer @TGMetsFan98 9/8/2020, USSF-44 is scheduled for 2/28/2021
  • scr00chy 2020-12-10 at 20:02 on Starlink CompendiumDo you mean the user antennas? Yes, those have heating to remove snow and ice.
  • Monty Dent 2020-12-09 at 17:51 on Starlink CompendiumDo the Tx/Rx antennas have built in heaters for snow and ice?
  • scr00chy 2020-12-01 at 19:17 on Starlink CompendiumWhat's your source? The official FCC documents said 0.48 m.
  • Gregatious 2020-11-30 at 07:25 on Starlink CompendiumThe diameter of the dish is not 0.48m, but is rather 0.58m.
  • -al 2020-11-22 at 04:49 on Canceled SpaceX Projects: Falcon Rocket with a Reusable Upper StagePerhaps spent 2nd stages could be gathered together and assembled into a useful space station structure? To do this, allow the 2nd stage enough fuel on its own to reach a stable parking orbit.
  • Nope 2020-11-17 at 18:42 on How much does it cost to launch a reused Falcon 9? Elon Musk explains why reusability is worth itIn this context "never" isn't being used to imply impossible, quite the opposite. Musk has stated that SpaceX will abandon the reusability upgrades for falcon to divert resources to new product lines such as Starship which has a fully reusable launch stack. The claim then is that falcon 9 will be replaced by the new product lines and therefore never upgraded, rather retired and replaced with a fully reusable product.
  • Tony Su 2020-11-16 at 03:52 on Canceled SpaceX Projects: Falcon Rocket with a Reusable Upper StageIf recovering a second stage is an economic question, Why not allow the spent stage 2 modules collect and orbit until enough of them can be returned to earth together? So, for instance if a current stage 1 Falcon booster is economical for re-use because it has 9 merlin engines, would it make sense to return 9 stage 2 modules, each with a single engine all together in one mission? Perhaps it would require a...
  • PAUL 2020-11-11 at 04:22 on How much does it cost to launch a reused Falcon 9? Elon Musk explains why reusability is worth itSaying the upper stage "never will be" reusable is strangely childish. You're setting yourself up to be laughed at later. Better writing would be to say "not anytime soon". I seriously thought we were past people saying NeVeR just because its not happening right now. Don't place yourself in a long list of forgotten people that write like that.
  • Jeff 2020-10-10 at 12:51 on SpaceX Fairing RecoveriesThanks for the effort. Suggestion for improvement: for the Recovered column, instead of using colored YES, use the following: NET: recovered by the NET SEA: planned and recovered from the sea N->S: Planned by the net, missed and recovered from the sea