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posted by janrinok on Wednesday November 16 2022, @07:58AM   Printer-friendly

The launch of Artemis 1 has been successful - the next burn (trans lunar injection - TLI) is in about 20 minutes away to take Artemis on its way to the Moon.

TLI has begun and will last about 18 minutes.

[I am having problems with video stuttering - could be my ADSL connection (fibre? Wot fibre?) or it might be the load on the streaming video itself. Reporting may be patchy. Please update in the comments if you have more current information.]

TLI has now finished and Artemis is committed to a journey to the Moon. The main propulsion unit will now be jettisoned.

Propulsion unit now jettisoned and Artemis is using the European Service Module for its journey to the Moon. There are unlikely to be any newsworthy events happening for a while now. Bon Voyage Artemis 1!

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  • (Score: 2) by drussell on Wednesday November 16 2022, @08:33AM (1 child)

    by drussell (2678) on Wednesday November 16 2022, @08:33AM (#1279986) Journal

    No problems with the CMLD0Lp0JBg stream, I've had it open here for several hours watching here, no issues with the feed.

    The TLI burn just finished successfully, no issues yet, seems good to go, aimed for the moon...

    • (Score: 2) by janrinok on Wednesday November 16 2022, @08:39AM

      by janrinok (52) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday November 16 2022, @08:39AM (#1279990) Journal

      Thanks - mine appears to have stabilised again so it was probably a local issue as people were arriving at work in the area and switching on their computers.

      Only 18 more months until fibre!

  • (Score: 2) by Unixnut on Wednesday November 16 2022, @08:39AM (5 children)

    by Unixnut (5779) on Wednesday November 16 2022, @08:39AM (#1279992)

    > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMLD0Lp0JBg [youtube.com]

    This link does not work at all for me. Been trying for ages, with no luck. On one browser (palemoon) it just has the eternal spinning widget for "Loading". On firefox/chrome just says "your browser can't play this video", but when I click "learn more" it says my browser is up to date and fine to work with youtube.

    I've got 200mbit fibre, and the rest of youtube works fine, so something about that link is broken.

    > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qhj_KAp0eYg [youtube.com]

    This link works for me, but looks like I missed the live launch, which is a shame. I wish someone had shared that link with me earlier.

    • (Score: 2) by drussell on Wednesday November 16 2022, @08:49AM (3 children)

      by drussell (2678) on Wednesday November 16 2022, @08:49AM (#1279993) Journal

      The https://youtu.be/CMLD0Lp0JBg [youtu.be] stream was pushed pretty heavily by Youtube earlier this evening, there were about 350,000 people watching when I tuned in (right about when they got to the T-10:00 hold), down to only 132,000 currently.

      You can always rewind the stream and pretend it is live for you... :)

      When they had to extend the hold, I was like, "oh great, here we go again," but apparently somebody went out there and tightened some bolts on a leaky hydrogen valve (?!), then they had to change out a bad ethernet switch on the range safety officers' network (?!!!) so they could actually communicate with the spacecraft... then they were apparently good to go.

      • (Score: 2) by janrinok on Wednesday November 16 2022, @08:52AM

        by janrinok (52) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday November 16 2022, @08:52AM (#1279994) Journal

        The problems are often caused by common and mundane hardware. So what they needed was a competent plumber and a sys-ops guy!

      • (Score: 2) by Unixnut on Wednesday November 16 2022, @08:59AM (1 child)

        by Unixnut (5779) on Wednesday November 16 2022, @08:59AM (#1279996)

        > You can always rewind the stream and pretend it is live for you... :)

        That is what I am doing, but it does mean I am about 3h behind. So:

        (a) I have to not visit soylent or any other nerdy site today, in case someone spills the beans on what happens in advance, and
        (b) 3 hours after everyone else, I will want to post a "we have a lift off" excitement, only to pause and remember that happened hours ago.

        Basically, when not live, you kind of end up not directly interacting "in the moment" with other people about the excitement, what is currently happen, what will happen, etc... you are always catching up behind what has already occured.

        Plus, the "Qhj_KAp0eYg" stream says it is live, but I see it says total length of the video is 2h39, so what happens in two hours? Does the video end, or will it buffer the last 2 hours and add it to the end of the video?

        • (Score: 3, Funny) by coolgopher on Wednesday November 16 2022, @11:26AM

          by coolgopher (1157) on Wednesday November 16 2022, @11:26AM (#1280006)

          On the up side, you can watch the stream in 2x speed!

    • (Score: 2) by drussell on Wednesday November 16 2022, @08:56AM

      by drussell (2678) on Wednesday November 16 2022, @08:56AM (#1279995) Journal

      The https://youtu.be/CMLD0Lp0JBg [youtu.be] stream just ended, perhaps you will have more success pulling it up now that it's not in live mode, if you want to watch a rerun?

  • (Score: 5, Insightful) by turgid on Wednesday November 16 2022, @10:16AM (5 children)

    by turgid (4318) on Wednesday November 16 2022, @10:16AM (#1280002) Journal

    This is a significant achievement, and I hope the whole mission is a great success. It's high time people went back to the Moon. Missions like this are inspirational. They show what humans can achieve when they cooperate peacefully.

    • (Score: 4, Interesting) by JoeMerchant on Wednesday November 16 2022, @11:40AM (4 children)

      by JoeMerchant (3937) on Wednesday November 16 2022, @11:40AM (#1280007)

      I'm very glad we are doing this and I feel it is far overdue, but the cynic in me can't help but notice the coincidence of timing between the heavy launch system demonstration flight and escalated world military tensions (between/among the superpowers) not seen since the Apollo days....

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      • (Score: 3, Insightful) by turgid on Wednesday November 16 2022, @12:22PM

        by turgid (4318) on Wednesday November 16 2022, @12:22PM (#1280008) Journal

        I agree, but I'm determined to celebrate this for what it is, hope, in a time of conflict.

      • (Score: 3, Insightful) by Thexalon on Wednesday November 16 2022, @01:33PM (2 children)

        by Thexalon (636) on Wednesday November 16 2022, @01:33PM (#1280015)

        You'd have a good argument if this project hadn't been proposed and started roughly 20 years ago during the George W Bush administration.

        When you look at what NASA's been good at for the last 50 years, it's been:
        - Robotic exploration.
        - Moving large and heavy objects into space such as Hubble, Webb, and lots of the ISS.

        They lost that second capability when they retired the remaining shuttles. For good reason, but that has meant there really isn't anything filling that niche of moving really big stuff. SpaceX's rockets and Soyuz can move smaller things to space, but not really heavy lifting. So while we're getting stuff back to the moon, and that's good, getting the capability of launching anything huge is important.

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        • (Score: 3, Interesting) by JoeMerchant on Wednesday November 16 2022, @03:00PM

          by JoeMerchant (3937) on Wednesday November 16 2022, @03:00PM (#1280025)

          Counterpoint: George W sitting in a classroom waiting for instructions while the WTC and Pentagon burned Bush did indeed announce a "BOLD NEW INITIATIVE FOR A RETURN TO THE MOON, ON TO MARS AND BEYOND!!!" just as he was becoming a lame duck, and some stuff did get moving under his successors, but it didn't actually move to the first demonstration launch until after the Russian initiative into Ukraine... See, we were at "Mission Accomplished" in Afghanistan even before the Bush moon announcement and in drawdown / please stop laughing at how much money we are wasting in Iraq mode for the decade following - not much global tension in that decade.

          John F Bay of Pigs and Cuban Missile Crisis Kennedy similarly announced our initial foray to the Moon which roared ahead in half the time during the Vietnam proxy war...

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        • (Score: 3, Informative) by JoeMerchant on Wednesday November 16 2022, @03:08PM

          by JoeMerchant (3937) on Wednesday November 16 2022, @03:08PM (#1280030)

          >So while we're getting stuff back to the moon, and that's good, getting the capability of launching anything huge is important.

          So, of course, there is competition in development:

          https://www.space.com/42499-spacex-bfr-mars-spaceship-name-change.html [space.com]

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  • (Score: 5, Interesting) by gznork26 on Wednesday November 16 2022, @01:35PM (1 child)

    by gznork26 (1159) on Wednesday November 16 2022, @01:35PM (#1280017) Homepage Journal

    It would have been so great to see this in person, instead of on video. I was in college nearby during Apollo, and we got to see some launches from across the water. I think we were about seven miles from Pad 39B. Even at that distance, it was more a matter of feeling the launch rumble thump your chest rather than hear it. I'd gone back for a Space Shuttle launch, but that was minor in comparison. The two other really loud things I've heard were (1) an SR-71 doing a touch-and-go farewell visit to Strategic Air Command HQ on Offutt AFB in Omaha, and (2) a couple of new MacDonnell-Douglas jet fighters going from runway to straight up on a test flight at Lambert Airport in St. Louis.

    The first stage of Artemis was more powerful than a Saturn V. It's impressive on video, but you really have to be there to get the full, awesome, effect.

    • (Score: 3, Interesting) by mcgrew on Wednesday November 16 2022, @03:58PM

      by mcgrew (701) <publish@mcgrewbooks.com> on Wednesday November 16 2022, @03:58PM (#1280039) Homepage Journal

      I was stationed at Beale in 1975, we had nine SR-71s. Rolling down the runway on takeoff is when they're loudest, and most impressive. They don't slowly lift off like a space rocket, they gain speed on the runway, do a wheelie, and are GONE like a bottle rocket. The SR-71 is little more than engines and cameras. The pilots have to wear space suits to fly them, but they're not as loud as the space shuttle was.

      We also had more B-52s at Beale than I could count; the war was winding down and all the bombers and SR-71s went there. I don't know where the U-2s or drones I saw in Thailand wound up.

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  • (Score: 3, Funny) by DannyB on Wednesday November 16 2022, @03:08PM (2 children)

    by DannyB (5839) on Wednesday November 16 2022, @03:08PM (#1280029) Journal

    I now know how I'm going to vote on the front page poll. I'll pick Wednesday Nov 16.

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    • (Score: 4, Funny) by janrinok on Wednesday November 16 2022, @07:56PM (1 child)

      by janrinok (52) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday November 16 2022, @07:56PM (#1280079) Journal

      Your prize is that you get to write the next 5 polls - congratulations! :)

      • (Score: 2) by DannyB on Wednesday November 16 2022, @10:18PM

        by DannyB (5839) on Wednesday November 16 2022, @10:18PM (#1280102) Journal

        I've written a number of front page polls before. I'll have to put my devious mind to work on it.

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