stuff that’s hard to do (Falcon-9 Starlink/BlackSky)

Hot off the YouTube tonight

Launch, Stg-2 sep’n, fairing sep’n, Stg-1 landing, parking orbit insertion
Full-screen, dangit!

Did not catch the fairing halves


  1. CbusRog
    Posted August 7, 2020 at 5:47 pm |

    I’ve said said it here before, or maybe somewhere else, but this is just more orbital garbage. I don’t get it. Did anyone think to ask the Amazon tribes or Aborigines if they want Internet. And who is going to build the ground station(s) infrastructure? Maybe these folks just want to be left alone. Did you ever think of that, Elon? Or are you too God-like?

  2. Dave
    Posted August 7, 2020 at 9:14 pm |

    ^ Some day there will be one government and one currency. All the people of the world will be connected and there will be nothing the Amazonians, or the Aborigines, or you can do about it.

  3. DougM ☞ crotchety and judgmental ☜
    Posted August 7, 2020 at 9:37 pm |

    CbusRog ^^
    Ground stations?
    Y’mean the individual receivers for each WiFi hub or LAN (e.g. one house or library or village clinic)?

    Now, apply your argument to GPS

    Personally, I’m not keen on forcing aboriginal peoples to remain primitive so I can feel faux-morally superior to others, especially since I don’t intend to go live in a primitive society.

    Only the god-like would force people to remain, against their will, in the conditions they were born to

  4. jlw
    Posted August 8, 2020 at 6:22 am |

    and NASA crumbles

  5. dick, not quite dead white guy
    Posted August 8, 2020 at 2:03 pm |

    ^ and NASA crumbles
    Whaaaa? Uranus – who says you can do that?