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Message 98929 - Posted: 30 May 2020, 18:56:06 UTC

Keep one eye glued to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIZsnKGV8TE to see if Dragon Crew gets launched today.
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Message 98930 - Posted: 30 May 2020, 18:57:22 UTC

I'm hosting a Facebook Watch Party to see it.
Youtube, and Facebook are hosting the streaming operations. (perhaps some more).
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Message 98933 - Posted: 30 May 2020, 19:18:44 UTC

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Message 98934 - Posted: 30 May 2020, 19:24:06 UTC

Go!
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Message 98935 - Posted: 30 May 2020, 19:32:52 UTC

Successful!
I heard the faint rumble down here, where I live, but couldn't see the rocket.
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Message 98936 - Posted: 30 May 2020, 19:34:03 UTC

First stage landed again safely.
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Message 98937 - Posted: 30 May 2020, 19:34:49 UTC
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It's amazing how well it went, considering SpaceX is much cheaper than NASA (thanks to the advances in technology).
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Message 98943 - Posted: 31 May 2020, 3:13:39 UTC

Very strange that the live feed cut out just at the time of the stage 1 landing.
Either the landing was fake, or they suppressed the landing from being broadcast live, after the failure of the landings before.
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Message 98948 - Posted: 31 May 2020, 7:49:41 UTC

They've had that issue before, basically the camera gets knocked off air due to noise and vibration levels and they have to remote onto another camera (after searching through the other camera feeds until they find one that works)
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Message 98970 - Posted: 31 May 2020, 22:03:45 UTC - in response to Message 98948.  

They've had that issue before, basically the camera gets knocked off air due to noise and vibration levels and they have to remote onto another camera (after searching through the other camera feeds until they find one that works)

If that was the case, they would have shared the feed with major news stations.
But even in the review, there's the non-edited version with no active landing going on.
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Message 98974 - Posted: 31 May 2020, 22:57:41 UTC - in response to Message 98948.  

They've had that issue before, basically the camera gets knocked off air due to noise and vibration levels and they have to remote onto another camera (after searching through the other camera feeds until they find one that works)

Not the camera that has the vibration issue, the uplink antenna loses lock on the broadcast satellite. After landing no vibration and lock restored.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TT9U45ZKFWE
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Message 98979 - Posted: 1 Jun 2020, 6:14:26 UTC

Thanks Gary - I knew they had a vibration/shock issue and assumed it was the camera as this has happened previously.
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Message 99031 - Posted: 2 Jun 2020, 1:06:12 UTC - in response to Message 98974.  

They've had that issue before, basically the camera gets knocked off air due to noise and vibration levels and they have to remote onto another camera (after searching through the other camera feeds until they find one that works)

Not the camera that has the vibration issue, the uplink antenna loses lock on the broadcast satellite. After landing no vibration and lock restored.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TT9U45ZKFWE

That video footage is of the loss of signal.
its uploaded on May 30, but I suspect filmed on another day, as it wasn't raining on that day...
It also doesn't show any landing.
If it was an uplink issue, the locally recorded data should have been reuploaded.
I'm still with as much doubt as before that the landing went smoothly.
Possible near-tipover, or just cut the feed, to prevent failure being broadcast, are much closer to a possible reason to me....
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Message 99032 - Posted: 2 Jun 2020, 2:56:16 UTC
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Edit: Here is the supposedly real footage...
It looks almost too perfect to be true.
The weather conditions seem right though:

https://youtu.be/Dm__ZSLc6Is
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Message 99033 - Posted: 2 Jun 2020, 5:19:28 UTC - in response to Message 99032.  

~4 years old, August 2016 (see comments).

But it does show the booster will land in the 10 second window that the feed went offline. And the clouds in the background fit both sides of the cutoff.
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Message 99078 - Posted: 4 Jun 2020, 2:11:09 UTC

Indeed, conspiracy theories are going wild!
By trying to hide it, it became a real issue!
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Message 99083 - Posted: 4 Jun 2020, 6:49:20 UTC - in response to Message 99078.  
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No it didn't, you are making it a conspiracy by claiming they tried to hide it. Digital cameras just cut their signal going from an image one second to nothing the next. So then you see the test signal, showing there's a problem with the feed, that is automated to cut in there.

You posted the link to the four year old footage claiming to be present footage. Footage someone else posted, not SpaceX. So you are feeding the conspiracy where there is none.
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Message 99098 - Posted: 4 Jun 2020, 21:02:28 UTC - in response to Message 99083.  

In the 2nd decade of the 21st century, there are still many out there who say the Moon Landings are fake, just as there are some out there that think the earth is flat.
You gotta love the Internet. :-)
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Message 99138 - Posted: 5 Jun 2020, 20:11:17 UTC - in response to Message 99083.  

No it didn't, you are making it a conspiracy by claiming they tried to hide it. Digital cameras just cut their signal going from an image one second to nothing the next. So then you see the test signal, showing there's a problem with the feed, that is automated to cut in there.

You posted the link to the four year old footage claiming to be present footage. Footage someone else posted, not SpaceX. So you are feeding the conspiracy where there is none.

The footage was uploaded just a few days ago. There are claims in the comments that it's 4 year old footage, which may be true, but I didn't know that. It was released on YouTube on the same day as the launch.
I would say a cutting feed is Bs!
Even with the landing disaster, the cam feed didn't break up!
There's no reason why it would now.
And I have only here mentioned about them cutting the feed.
YouTube and other social platforms are full of comments about it.

Heck, they're sending a rocket into orbit, but they can't get a lock on a camera feed???
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Message 99139 - Posted: 5 Jun 2020, 20:14:11 UTC - in response to Message 99098.  

In the 2nd decade of the 21st century, there are still many out there who say the Moon Landings are fake, just as there are some out there that think the earth is flat.
You gotta love the Internet. :-)

I'll tell you what,
Internet is fake!
How do I know?
Because I'm the only real person in this simulation called life. My colleagues are not real, my family isn't real, you're not real..
I'm talking straight into the matrix right now!
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