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Forum: Policy Today, 01:28 AM Posted to sci.space.policy
Replies: 5
Views: 75
BFS drops composite construction

wrote on Mon, 10 Dec 2018 14:30:52 -0800
(PST):

d to do with the thermal protection
scheme for BFS/Starship. The nice thing about metal is that it conducts
heat...
Forum: Policy Yesterday, 07:39 PM Posted to sci.space.policy
Replies: 5
Views: 75
BFS drops composite construction

Jeff Findley wrote on Mon, 10 Dec 2018
06:54:42 -0500:

In article ,
says...

I saw a report...
Forum: Policy Yesterday, 06:53 AM Posted to sci.space.policy
Replies: 5
Views: 75
BFS drops composite construction

I saw a report today that SpaceX was dropping composites for tanks and
main structure on BFS in favor of using "heavy metal" (Musk's phrase).
It's unclear why the change, although it's probably a...
Forum: Policy December 7th 18, 08:03 PM Posted to sci.space.policy
Replies: 11
Views: 343
Falcon 9 Delivers Dragon Into Orbit, Flubs Landing

Jeff Findley wrote on Fri, 7 Dec 2018
07:17:04 -0500:

In article ,
says...

Niklas Holsti...
Forum: Policy December 6th 18, 08:42 PM Posted to sci.space.policy
Replies: 11
Views: 343
Falcon 9 Delivers Dragon Into Orbit, Flubs Landing

Niklas Holsti wrote on Thu, 6 Dec 2018
19:01:58 +0200:

On 18-12-06 13:06 , Jeff Findley wrote:

Also, the stage managed to land very well on the ocean (as can be...
Forum: Policy December 6th 18, 08:39 PM Posted to sci.space.policy
Replies: 11
Views: 343
Falcon 9 Delivers Dragon Into Orbit, Flubs Landing

"Rocket Man" wrote on Thu, 6 Dec 2018
14:59:44 +0100:

I wonder if it's useful to add a backup pump since this has never happened
before in almost 40 landings.


No...
Forum: Policy December 6th 18, 08:35 PM Posted to sci.space.policy
Replies: 11
Views: 343
Falcon 9 Delivers Dragon Into Orbit, Flubs Landing

Jeff Findley wrote on Thu, 6 Dec 2018
06:06:49 -0500:



Luckily, they're not very far away from port.


It's not 'luck' in this case. The 'abort landing' case is...
Forum: Policy December 6th 18, 02:52 AM Posted to sci.space.policy
Replies: 7
Views: 263
SpaceX launch today was third use of a first stage

Spill Chucker changed 'Vandenberg' to Brandenburg.

Fred J. McCall wrote on Wed, 05 DEC 2018 13:46:05
-0700:

"Rocket Man" wrote on Wed, 5 Dec...
Forum: Policy December 5th 18, 09:46 PM Posted to sci.space.policy
Replies: 7
Views: 263
SpaceX launch today was third use of a first stage

"Rocket Man" wrote on Wed, 5 Dec 2018
12:18:10 +0100:

Is there some reason why you top post or are you just clueless?

Many people think these satellites wil de-orbit in a...
Forum: Policy November 26th 18, 09:11 AM Posted to sci.space.policy
Replies: 25
Views: 244
SpaceX gets FCC approval to deploy thousands more internet satellites

JF Mezei wrote on Sun, 25 Nov 2018
22:35:27 -0500:

On 2018-11-25 06:20, Fred J. McCall wrote:

Again, your deficient reading skills and defective intellect...
Forum: Policy November 25th 18, 12:20 PM Posted to sci.space.policy
Replies: 25
Views: 244
SpaceX gets FCC approval to deploy thousands more internet satellites

JF Mezei wrote on Sun, 25 Nov 2018
03:03:36 -0500:

On 2018-11-24 19:49, Jeff Findley wrote:

Dude, you're the one shifting arguments like room temperature...
Forum: Policy November 25th 18, 07:13 AM Posted to sci.space.policy
Replies: 25
Views: 244
SpaceX gets FCC approval to deploy thousands more internet satellites

JF Mezei wrote on Sat, 24 Nov 2018
18:23:43 -0500:

On 2018-11-24 09:31, Jeff Findley wrote:

I'll put one of my prior points more bluntly. SpaceX hired experts...
Forum: Policy November 24th 18, 08:45 AM Posted to sci.space.policy
Replies: 25
Views: 244
SpaceX gets FCC approval to deploy thousands more internet satellites

JF Mezei wrote on Fri, 23 Nov 2018
23:32:21 -0500:

On 2018-11-23 19:11, Fred J. McCall wrote:

I'm not curious at all, since I'm aware that laser light 'looks'...
Forum: Policy November 24th 18, 08:41 AM Posted to sci.space.policy
Replies: 25
Views: 244
SpaceX gets FCC approval to deploy thousands more internet satellites

JF Mezei wrote on Fri, 23 Nov 2018
23:28:44 -0500:

On 2018-11-23 14:43, Jeff Findley wrote:

You're assuming the lasers are the bottleneck. On what basis are...
Forum: Policy November 24th 18, 01:11 AM Posted to sci.space.policy
Replies: 25
Views: 244
SpaceX gets FCC approval to deploy thousands more internet satellites

JF Mezei wrote on Fri, 23 Nov 2018
13:49:18 -0500:

On 2018-11-22 00:38, Fred J. McCall wrote:

Light in fiber is much slower than light in vacuum. It is, in...
Forum: Policy November 22nd 18, 06:38 AM Posted to sci.space.policy
Replies: 25
Views: 244
SpaceX gets FCC approval to deploy thousands more internet satellites

JF Mezei wrote on Wed, 21 Nov 2018
12:32:28 -0500:

On 2018-11-21 08:20, Jeff Findley wrote:

The video isn't a sales pitch, it's made by an expert in the field...
Forum: Policy November 21st 18, 01:52 AM Posted to sci.space.policy
Replies: 25
Views: 244
SpaceX gets FCC approval to deploy thousands more internet satellites

JF Mezei wrote on Tue, 20 Nov 2018
18:34:08 -0500:

Video showing the updated Starlink config.

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

The large...
Forum: Policy November 20th 18, 05:07 AM Posted to sci.space.policy
Replies: 25
Views: 244
SpaceX gets FCC approval to deploy thousands more internet satellites

JF Mezei wrote on Mon, 19 Nov 2018
18:40:01 -0500:


Number of ground stations needed is relative to how much capacity the
uplink has, and how many end users will...
Forum: Policy November 19th 18, 03:31 PM Posted to sci.space.policy
Replies: 25
Views: 244
SpaceX gets FCC approval to deploy thousands more internet satellites

JF Mezei wrote on Mon, 19 Nov 2018
02:49:18 -0500:

On 2018-11-18 21:38, Jeff Findley wrote:

The cargo version of BFS will have a large payload bay .

ok, so...
Forum: Policy November 19th 18, 09:43 AM Posted to sci.space.policy
Replies: 25
Views: 244
SpaceX gets FCC approval to deploy thousands more internet satellites

Jeff Findley wrote on Sun, 18 Nov 2018
21:12:59 -0500:

In article ,
says...

On 2018-11-18...
Forum: Policy November 18th 18, 11:07 PM Posted to sci.space.policy
Replies: 25
Views: 244
SpaceX gets FCC approval to deploy thousands more internet satellites

JF Mezei wrote on Sun, 18 Nov 2018
15:53:56 -0500:

On 2018-11-18 11:42, Jeff Findley wrote:

Obviously BFR would be cheaper in the long run since it will be...
Forum: Policy November 13th 18, 09:25 PM Posted to sci.space.policy
Replies: 9
Views: 180
SpaceX to fly mini-BFS prototype as Falcon 9 upper stage

JF Mezei wrote on Tue, 13 Nov 2018
05:47:37 -0500:

On 2018-11-08 06:25, Jeff Findley wrote:

The flight tests will not include vertical landing because Musk...
Forum: Policy November 12th 18, 01:43 PM Posted to sci.space.policy
Replies: 8
Views: 185
Rocket Lab?s big ?It?s Business Time? launch targets this weekend for takeoff

Jeff Findley wrote on Mon, 12 Nov 2018
05:45:32 -0500:

In article ,
says...
The one thing I like about...
Forum: Policy November 9th 18, 12:37 PM Posted to sci.space.policy
Replies: 9
Views: 180
SpaceX to fly mini-BFS prototype as Falcon 9 upper stage

Torbjorn Lindgren wrote on Fri, 9 Nov 2018 10:34:51
-0000 (UTC):

Fred J. McCall wrote:
Torbjorn Lindgren wrote on Thu, 8 Nov 2018...
Forum: Policy November 8th 18, 05:47 PM Posted to sci.space.policy
Replies: 9
Views: 180
SpaceX to fly mini-BFS prototype as Falcon 9 upper stage

Torbjorn Lindgren wrote on Thu, 8 Nov 2018 15:14:32
-0000 (UTC):

Jeff Findley wrote:

The flight tests will not include vertical landing...
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