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Accrington Observer: You'll be able to see a rocket launch over the UK tonight.
https://www.lancs.live/whats-on/whats-on-news/youll-able-see-rocket-launch-18486439

Heads up all space fans.

This would be really great to see.

I've set my alarm in the slim hope that I may catch a glimpse 

TWS

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 Route Adjuster 26 Jun 2020
In reply to The Wild Scallion:

Think it was last night, June 25th.

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In reply to Route Adjuster:

> Think it was last night, June 25th.

Oh crap.  

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 ellis 26 Jun 2020
In reply to The Wild Scallion:

Hopefully. Love a good game of Hold'em.

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In reply to The Wild Scallion:

> Oh crap.  

It’s sat on the pad targeting 20:18 Zulu tonight...

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In reply to wintertree:

> It’s sat on the pad targeting 20:18 Zulu tonight...

Super.   Thanks .

😀

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In reply to The Wild Scallion:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KU6KogxG5BE&

The horses mouth.

Post edited at 18:42
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 Tom V 26 Jun 2020
In reply to wintertree:

If it's like the last one i caught and the timing is right you might be able to see the little satellites being dispersed if it passes over UK. I could discern them with a very modest pair of binoculars and it seemed to be spraying them out in all directions at the rate of about one every three seconds.  Just over twenty minutes from launch.

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In reply to The Wild Scallion:

Launch postponed - https://arstechnica.com/science/2020/06/spacex-set-to-launch-a-full-complement-of-starlink-satellites-with-visors/

Can’t complain: we had a Spitfire fly directly over followed shortly by the centre of a thunderstorm.

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In reply to wintertree:

> Can’t complain: we had a Spitfire fly directly over followed shortly by the centre of a thunderstorm.

Oh well.  I've a headache anyway so an early night for me.

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 Tom V 26 Jun 2020
In reply to wintertree:

Lucky you. I wonder what uproar there'd be if a talented pilot managed to fly one down the Cheddar gorge, noisy engine and all that....

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In reply to Tom V:

> Lucky you. I wonder what uproar there'd be if a talented pilot managed to fly one down the Cheddar gorge, noisy engine and all that....

Difference is a spitfire isn’t changing gear every 5 seconds followed by a rapid rise in revs again.

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 Tom V 26 Jun 2020
In reply to wintertree:

You make it sound a bit monotonous. Which it probably would be without the Doppler effect.

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In reply to Tom V:

> You make it sound a bit monotonous. Which it probably would be without the Doppler effect.

But it’s a gradual and sympathetic things vs the ear wrenching horror of some high reviving tiny little engine run it’s full range ever 5 seconds on repeat.

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 Tom V 26 Jun 2020
In reply to wintertree:

Yes I suppose even a Dodge Viper's engine could be considered tiny at the side of a Merlin.

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In reply to Tom V:

> Yes I suppose even a Dodge Viper's engine could be considered tiny at the side of a Merlin.

Although I wasn't clear, my rant was purely limited to 2-wheeled noise sources.

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 Tom V 26 Jun 2020
In reply to wintertree:

Hadn't realised that.

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