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SN5 about to get wet, and maybe glow by Snidely
From teslarati.com: quote Delayed from July 8th and 10th, Starship SN5’s first Raptor static fire is now scheduled no earlier than ~10 am CDT (~15:00 UTC)...
August 1st 20 01:49 AM
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Space catches its nose shrouds by Alain Fournier[_3_]
Not nearly as important as recovering the first stage, but still recovering the nose cone reduces yet again launch costs for SpaceX. Their fairing recovery...
July 26th 20 06:52 PM
by Torbjorn Lindgren Go to last post
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Morpheus Space NanoFEEP by Snidely
Anyone here familiar with Morpheus Space's NanoFEEP thrusters? Used to lower a cubesat's orbit...
July 25th 20 05:05 PM
by David Spain Go to last post
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SpaceX to Add Mobile Service Tower to KSC LC-39A. by David Spain
Rather old piece of news, but thought I'd bring it forward in case no one has seen it. LC-39A look will continue to change in the not too distant...
July 21st 20 04:54 PM
by David Spain Go to last post
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Artemis 8 by David Spain
Robert Zubrin proposes using a modified crew Dragon and two SpaceX launches (F9 and FH) with a rendezvous and dock in LEO with the Falcon Heavy upper stage...
July 19th 20 01:45 AM
by David Spain Go to last post
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Bigelow Aerospace by Alain Fournier[_3_]
On https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bigelow_Aerospace they talk about Bigelow Aerospace in the past tense. "Bigelow Aerospace was an American space technology...
July 18th 20 03:16 PM
by David Spain Go to last post
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The Pentagon Moves To Launch Its Own Experimental Mini Space Station by [email protected]
"The Sierra Nevada Corporation recently received a Pentagon contract to craft an experimental space outpost capable of supporting various research and...
July 18th 20 03:45 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Europa Clipper clippings by Snidely
Eric Berger, writing at Teslarati, is rather down on NASA's EC managment, and the handcuffs provided by Capitol Hill: quote that means that if Falcon...
July 17th 20 09:57 PM
by David Spain Go to last post
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Airships to orbit? by [email protected]
Workable? Or just another flight of fancy? "This airship flies from the upper atmospheric station to orbit. It uses hybrid chemical/electric propulsion to...
July 6th 20 03:42 PM
by David Spain Go to last post
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Easy Ride to Sub Orbital Altitudes by David Spain
Ride a helium balloon to the edge of space in a pressurized & tethered gondola! No ill effects from 0g free fall for those with queasy stomachs. Dave ...
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July 3rd 20 12:43 PM
by David Spain Go to last post
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The Rocket Motor of the Future Breathes Air Like a Jet Engine by [email protected]
"The two men arrived at the airfield before dawn to set up the test stand for a prototype of their air-breathing rocket engine, a new kind of propulsion...
June 30th 20 08:24 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Martian Solar Eclipses Observed by David Spain
When you have two moons you can have twice the fun! However when your moon's disks are too small to cover the solar disk they aren't quite as...
June 29th 20 09:10 PM
by Alain Fournier[_3_] Go to last post
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Tank ruptures at Boca Chica by Dean Markley
On Friday, June 26, 2020 at 8:09:00 AM UTC-4, David Spain wrote: On 2020-06-23 2:49 PM, JF Mezei wrote: Also, since SN7 was built as a test tank without...
June 26th 20 04:14 PM
by Dean Markley Go to last post
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Lunar lander ideas over the decades by Greg \(Strider\) Moore
https://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/20190031985.pdf I ended up skimming it after awhile, but a LOT of details. My only regret is I wish they...
(Multi-page thread 1 2 3)
June 26th 20 08:19 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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What to expect by Alain Fournier[_3_]
Happy New Year to all. What do you expect will be the most interesting things coming up in 2020? Alain Fournier
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June 26th 20 02:21 AM
by Snidely Go to last post
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Size of engines by Torbjorn Lindgren
Jeff Findley wrote: In article , says... SpaceX just designed...
June 18th 20 01:11 PM
by Jeff Findley[_6_] Go to last post
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Micro Gravity and A Space Elevator? by David Spain
I haven't done any research in this area. Does anyone know of any studies of micro-gravity inside the cab of a space elevator? Remember to work, the entire...
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June 16th 20 12:09 AM
by Alain Fournier[_3_] Go to last post
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Of Space Elevators and Tesla Coils? by David Spain
Has a hostile Earth environment of LEO satellite clusters and telecommunications, established a de-facto ban on the use of Space Elevators and giant Tesla...
June 13th 20 10:06 AM
by Alain Fournier[_3_] Go to last post
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Interesting NASA book "After LM: NASA Lunar Lander Concepts Beyond Apollo" by Jeff Findley[_6_]
Interesting NASA book "After LM: NASA Lunar Lander Concepts Beyond Apollo" Free to read on PDF at NASA Technical Reports Server After LM: NASA Lunar Lander...
June 9th 20 03:32 PM
by David Spain Go to last post
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Tank Pressurization on Starship by Snidely
Remember when David Spain bragged outrageously? That was Thursday: On 2020-05-19 8:34 AM, Jeff Findley wrote: I'm not 100% sure of the details, that's...
June 9th 20 03:13 PM
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