[amsat-bb] Re: Falcon 9 Flight 9 Landing Burn + Leg Deployment

g0mrf at aol.com g0mrf at aol.com
Tue Apr 29 09:37:48 PDT 2014

Thanks for the link to that video of Elon Musk.
The part that is significant for us could be the need for Space-X to fly  a demonstration flight with a reused 1st stage.
He said "with no operational satellite on-board" but that's only important for high value commercial payloads.
I had no idea fuel was only 0.3% of the launch cost and that the first stage was 70%
Great interview
David  G0MRF
-----Original Message-----
From: Bryce Salmi <bstguitarist at gmail.com>
To: B J <va6bmj at gmail.com>
CC: Amsat BB <AMSAT-BB at amsat.org>
Sent: Tue, 29 Apr 2014 17:14
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Falcon 9 Flight 9 Landing Burn + Leg Deployment


As stated, the goal is by the end of the year. Just to be clear, I posted
this info since one of the biggest hurdles for AMSAT is launch costs and
here is a clear step to reduce them. It's exciting!


On Tue, Apr 29, 2014 at 9:05 AM, B J <va6bmj at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 4/29/14, Bryce Salmi <bstguitarist at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Elon tweeted this and I wanted to share, one step closer to reusable
> > rockets and reduced launch costs! This view is from a camera near the top
> > of Falcon 9 looking down the rocket.
> >
> > https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/461055064438628353
> <snip>
> Now that the feasibility of first-stage fly-back has been
> demonstrated, when will it be tested for dry land recovery?
> 73s
> Bernhard VA6BMJ @ DO33FL
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