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    Today, 07:45 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    DM-1: Crew Dragon un-crewed test flight to ISS Jeff Foust @jeff_foust Morhard says SpaceX Demo-1 uncrewed test flight still scheduled for March...
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    Yesterday, 02:42 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    SpaceX ✔ @SpaceX Static fire test of Falcon 9 complete targeting February 21 launch of Nusantara Satu from Pad 40 in Florida. 8:03 PM - Feb 18,...
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    2019-Feb-17, 03:03 PM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    https://www.recruit.net/job/supervisor_brownsville-tx_jobs/23A52544507D7B8C
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    2019-Feb-17, 09:28 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Confirmed: the Super Heavy booster and Starship will be built in Brownsville, TX https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/1120859043/
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    2019-Feb-17, 08:34 AM
    Because 5 doesn't divide into 8 evenly. F9's Octaweb thrust structure has 8 engines in the outer ring, and each engine is mounted inside an armor...
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    2019-Feb-15, 10:47 PM
    The first few flights of SLS will use refurbished RS-25D's left over from the Shuttle program, tossing the reusable engines after one last use....
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    2019-Feb-15, 10:08 PM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    dup
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    2019-Feb-15, 10:07 PM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Ahhh, sorry about that. This image isn't the current config, Musk saying they've changed, but they are tanks within the methane tank which contain...
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    2019-Feb-15, 09:32 PM
    Me too.
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    2019-Feb-14, 12:52 AM
    Tonight at 9:00 pm Eastern on PBS Dr. Chris Riley @alifeofriley "Rise of the Rockets" - my new film with @SellaTheChemist, @Astro_Ferg,...
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    2019-Feb-13, 08:27 PM
    RIP Oppie :( NASA ✔ @NASA One of the most successful and enduring feats of interplanetary exploration, our @MarsRovers Opportunity is at an end...
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    2019-Feb-13, 08:23 PM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Without header tanks, before the rotation to vertical completes the free-fall, sloshing etc. would cause the propellant tank intakes to be uncovered...
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    2019-Feb-13, 07:54 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Everyday Astronaut @Erdayastronaut Replying to @elonmusk and 4 others Will there still be these header tanks inside starship? | Elon Musk ✔...
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    2019-Feb-13, 04:28 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    SpaceX has spun off SpaceX Services Inc. to run the StarLink system. DoD and SpaceX testing the two MicroSat test satellites for military...
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    2019-Feb-12, 07:12 AM
    Eric Berger of Ars reports SpaceX will bid a reusable crew lunar lander for NASA's Commercial Lunar Payload Services, including LOP-G <--> surface....
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    2019-Feb-11, 11:50 PM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Musk said version 1 of StarLink goes uphill on Falcon, version 2 on Starship. I'm assuming v1 is the 4,425 satellite LEO constellation and v2 is the...
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    2019-Feb-11, 03:44 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Randomness as a human @epoxy101 Replying to @elonmusk and 3 others will it be cheaper than F9 for kg to LEO for instance? | Elon Musk ✔ @elonmusk...
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    2019-Feb-11, 03:28 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Another Raptor TweetStorm... Elon Musk ✔ @elonmusk Raptor reached 268.9 bar today, exceeding prior record held by the awesome Russian RD-180....
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    2019-Feb-08, 09:04 PM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Darkaraus @Darkaraus_ Replying to @elonmusk @Zanfa But Elon, did the Spaceship lost payload capacity with the stainless steel? | Elon Musk ✔...
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    2019-Feb-08, 07:38 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    What the probability of StarLink, OneWeb, Telesat etc. being deployed has done is slow geostationary satellite procurements to a crawl. A very big...
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    2019-Feb-07, 07:22 PM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    And... Jeff Foust @jeff_foust Hofeller: SpaceX is interested in doing dedicated rideshare missions like SSO-A on a regular basis. Would be great...
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    2019-Feb-07, 07:14 PM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Here comes StarLink FCC filing: https://fcc.report/IBFS/SES-LIC-INTR2019-00217/1616678
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    2019-Feb-07, 07:13 PM
    There's a ringer: SpaceX has made an FCC filing to begin deploying StarLink in 2019. See the SpaceX thread.
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    2019-Feb-07, 09:18 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    This was quick! If I grok this correctly.... Boiling cryo: 172 tons = 1686.74 kN = 379,195 lbf +10% for deep cryo gives: 189.2 tons =...
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    2019-Feb-06, 11:17 PM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    SpaceX ✔ @SpaceX Targeting March 2 for Crew Dragon's first flight to the @Space_Station http://blogs.nasa.gov/commercialcrew/2019/02/06/ 4:23 PM -...
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    2019-Feb-06, 06:41 PM
    Commercial Crew Flight Planning Dates (per NASA) SpaceX DM-1 (uncrewed): March 2, 2019 Boeing OFT (uncrewed): NET April 2019 Boeing Pad Abort...
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    2019-Feb-06, 02:32 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    There won't be a 3 core Super Heavy Heavy. They'll grow it from 9 to 12 + meters. In part ISS scheduling, Michael Sheetz ✔ @thesheetztweetz ...
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    2019-Feb-04, 07:34 PM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    SOP for them, especially with a new engine. They'll do a "burp test" like this, then ramp it up. Even with production Merlins they'll do a few burns...
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    2019-Feb-04, 07:14 PM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    SpaceX Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/BteDxoUFUOX/ Goal: 200 metric tons of thrust, then a 250 metric ton Raptor "Full Thrust" ...
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    2019-Feb-04, 04:49 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Everyday Astronaut @Erdayastronaut Replying to @elonmusk and 2 others Methalox torch igniters... So what starts those? Is there like a spark plug...
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