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  • 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! πŸ™‚
  • 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. πŸ™‚
  • 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 Fairing Recovery AttemptsNo 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 Fairing Recovery AttemptsUpdate 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 Fairing Recovery AttemptsThanks 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
  • Avinash 2020-10-09 at 17:34 on SpaceX Superstars: Tom Mueller, former Propulsion CTOAmazing story. Very inspiring. Thanks for posting this.
  • David 2020-09-20 at 21:08 on How much does it cost to launch a reused Falcon 9? Elon Musk explains why reusability is worth itSpacex does not have to figure in the cost of production in order to correctly β€˜price’ the cost of a launch. The market price is set by supply and demand and space x’s Product is priced perfectly.
  • Ray 2020-09-20 at 15:46 on How much does it cost to launch a reused Falcon 9? Elon Musk explains why reusability is worth itI think it will be almost impossible to beat Space X on cost, because Elon has some of the best engineers in the business, But that's what makes America the best, Competition brings out the Best ideas for all.πŸ‘πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ
  • scr00chy 2020-09-16 at 23:35 on Starship CompendiumI don't think there is any insulation. The methane and LOX should be at pretty similar temperatures. That's why you can also have a common bulkhead that doesn't need insulation.
  • Vulinhlanhla 2020-09-16 at 13:24 on Starship CompendiumIn reference to the cross-section of 2017 Starship showing header tanks. I am just wondering that what insulation method is used on CH4 line that passes through the lox tank. Is SpaceX using vacuum jacketed pipe?
  • Mark Farwell 2020-08-22 at 19:32 on SpaceX Superstars: Gwynne Shotwell, President and COONow the Boss of SpaceX. So Great.
  • Mark Farwell 2020-08-22 at 19:10 on SpaceX Superstars: Gwynne Shotwell, President and COOA very intelligent, remarkable woman that never gives up.
  • Sigmund Bergmann 2020-08-18 at 12:54 on Starlink CompendiumRetired AT&T transmission engineer in Indianapolis, IN. Good beta test Latitude. Also congratulations on Dragon. Stepping up for NASA and the USA. Nice to see launch $$$ go to you rather than Roscosmos!
  • Matt 2020-08-07 at 14:44 on Starlink CompendiumI am an ex Army SATCOM tech who lives in a rural area of Mississippi with no good broadband options. Would love to get in on the beta test.
  • Piotr 2020-07-05 at 09:11 on OctaGrabber CompendiumStatement "...large contact area in octagrabber results in secure fit" is false. The science of physics teaches that friction force is independent of friction area.
  • Alex 2020-06-18 at 22:28 on SpaceX Superstars: Tom Mueller, former Propulsion CTOCool article! I'd definitely follow this series. Please translate more. I'd would be nice if you publish updates on twitter.
  • scr00chy 2020-06-07 at 11:39 on SpaceX Superstars: Tom Mueller, former Propulsion CTOThanks, I'm glad you like it!
  • ZFohn 2020-06-06 at 17:05 on SpaceX Superstars: Tom Mueller, former Propulsion CTOLove to see such a useful website with good contents about SpaceX and Tesla keep doing on
  • Rick Van Der Wal 2020-06-04 at 19:55 on Starlink CompendiumWould love to be a beta tester I am a Retired ATT transmission Specialist with no telco Internet! Do have cable internet but the latency is horrible please consider a professional in radio/ satellite Comms as a beta tester πŸ™‚ I would feed up bandwidth from cable if that would help?
  • Eric Gribble 2020-06-01 at 22:08 on SpaceX Launch ManifestVery good summary. there is a possibility of a dragon XL flight in 2022 or 2023. It has been hinted that it could be used in lunar orbit for docking verification for Artemis 2.
  • Stephen @ Hyper Map 2020-02-22 at 13:43 on LinksGreat resources here, looking forward to checking out some of these. Will send you some suggestions as I come across new resources!
  • Stephen @ Hyper Map 2020-02-22 at 13:39 on The Boring Company ProjectsHi Team, really enjoy this comprehensive list. Big fan of all the details that you have on here. I'd be curious as to how long each has been in a certain status. It seems like that MD/DC one has been stuck for a while. Keep up the great work!
  • scr00chy 2020-01-06 at 02:44 on SpaceX Launch ManifestTLI (Trans-Lunar Injection) or TMI (Trans-Mars Injection) just means that the payload will be sent towards Moon or Mars. It doesn't necessarily mean there will be a landing.
  • Sherri Vonch 2020-01-06 at 02:11 on SpaceX Launch ManifestAlso I see clearly and understand everything except my previous post question and when you talk tli and tmi "insertion" meaning "landing on" mars or moon?
  • Sherri Vonch 2020-01-06 at 02:07 on SpaceX Launch ManifestSo I see codes on the mission agenda for all tmi, is this being replaced on the mission agenda for Mars? Just curious.
  • Eitan 2019-11-28 at 16:20 on How realistic is Elon Musk’s plan to launch the same Falcon 9 twice in one day?Because Falcon 9/heavy uses kerosene, Merlin engines need to be refurbished for each flight. The heavy deposits residues from the combustion generally entail more teardowns and overhauls, creating operations and labor expenses on the kerosene systems. This take a lot of time for this type of rocket to be operational again.
  • The Space Store 2019-11-12 at 20:33 on SpaceX Mission PatchesWe carry many of these patches as an official SpaceX vendor: https://thespacestore.com/collections/spacex-patches-1
  • Space Store 2019-11-12 at 20:30 on LinksAs an official SpaceX vendor we carry many patches: https://thespacestore.com/collections/spacex-patches-1
  • scr00chy 2019-10-08 at 12:16 on SpaceX Launch ManifestBoth Spaceflight Now and Launch Photography recently changed the expected launch date for Starlink v1-1 from October to TBD. Glad you like the website!
  • StingerNSW 2019-10-08 at 03:32 on SpaceX Launch Manifest08.10.19 - What changed for you to list the Starlink v1 missions as TBD? Fantastic website, a big thumbs up from me
  • scr00chy 2019-08-22 at 15:38 on Collaboration between Elon Musk’s companies has led to synergies but also caused some issuesYou're right. Thanks, will fix.
  • Aleks 2019-08-22 at 11:52 on Collaboration between Elon Musk’s companies has led to synergies but also caused some issuesJust one factual error: In the early days, Tesla worked on the design of the Model S not Roadster in an unused corner of the SpaceX factory in Hawthorne
  • Illuminati 2019-08-18 at 13:51 on Canceled SpaceX Projects: Falcon Heavy Propellant CrossfeedMusk DO a lot of things... Like ..a lot
  • PunkRocketeer 2019-08-18 at 05:51 on Canceled SpaceX Projects: Falcon Heavy Propellant CrossfeedThe Boeing designed Delta IV Heavy had plans for a crossfeed system during the EMD phase; however, the implementation proved to be to difficult, with the weight and complexity negating much of the benefit. I had a strong feeling the same would occur with FH.
  • Ken 2019-08-17 at 23:17 on Canceled SpaceX Projects: Falcon Heavy Propellant CrossfeedMusk says a lot of things... Like ..a lot
  • Ultimato 2019-08-17 at 20:18 on Canceled SpaceX Projects: Falcon Heavy Propellant CrossfeedThey are working on the new Starship+Super Heavy architecture. Starship being the reusable upper stage in that scenario. Reusable upper stage for F9 and FH is not being worked on because eventually they envision those both being replaced by Starship
  • scr00chy 2019-08-17 at 20:17 on Canceled SpaceX Projects: Falcon Heavy Propellant CrossfeedNot anymore. Musk said they're fully focused on Starship instead.
  • rocket_scissors 2019-08-17 at 18:41 on Canceled SpaceX Projects: Falcon Heavy Propellant CrossfeedI thought SpaceX were working on a reusable upper stage at the moment.
  • scr00chy 2019-07-15 at 11:27 on SpaceX Stories: How Elon Musk Inspired Employees Following a Third Falcon 1 FailureYou're welcome. Glad you liked it!
  • Dean Toth 2019-07-14 at 21:31 on SpaceX Stories: How Elon Musk Inspired Employees Following a Third Falcon 1 FailureThat was an amazing story. It brought a tear to my eye. I've seen a documentary on Space X history and I remember this incident but hearing this perspective from an insider has real impact. Thank you for sharing.
  • Canadian 2019-07-06 at 20:02 on Starship CompendiumDid the height of SuperHeavy change or is that first fan rendering of SuperHeavy 7.5m too tall? (If there is an interstage in there, which doesn't make sense in a fully reusable setup, that still doesn't seem to account for the extra height)
  • scr00chy 2019-06-24 at 17:00 on How realistic is Elon Musk’s plan to launch the same Falcon 9 twice in one day?You're welcome! πŸ˜€
  • Martin 2019-06-23 at 18:37 on How realistic is Elon Musk’s plan to launch the same Falcon 9 twice in one day?Brilliant! Thanks for the article πŸ™‚