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    Today, 01:38 AM
    Yikes....Boeing's Starliner is so heavy an Atlas 5 N22 (No fairing + 2 boosters + a Dual-Engine Centaur) cannot lift it to orbit. This may be why...
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    Today, 12:55 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    New drone video of Boca Chica's pad & build site construction. https://youtu.be/L2k4HVcAMgo
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    Yesterday, 06:23 PM
    US House hearing on the Artemis Moon landing program Eric Berger @SciGuySpace (Ars Technica) More fun questions from Rep. Aderholt, who asks...
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    Yesterday, 02:33 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Senators Shelby (Alabama), Nelson (Florida - not reelected) and the rest of the SLS Mafia. Yup. They chose...wisely.
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    Yesterday, 12:44 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Space News has a write-up about the expansion to 30,000 StarLink satellites. The first launch of operational satellites (the first was a test...
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    Yesterday, 12:40 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    The full-stack launch pad will have an enormous vertical integration crane tower. It'll lift Super Heavy, then Starship, into launch position. Each...
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    2019-Oct-14, 06:04 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    StarLink updates On October 7th the FCC made 20 new ITU filings on behalf of SpaceX. 30,000 satellites "USASAT-NGSOxxxx 1,500: 97.7° - 580...
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    2019-Oct-13, 07:35 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    The "concept" is the development of docking connectors for the propellant transfer lines. ...
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    2019-Oct-11, 08:09 PM
    She rises...
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    2019-Oct-10, 12:03 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Boca Chica road and beach closures due to SpaceX activity, Wednesday October 23 through Friday October 25 1300-2100 Eastern each...
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    2019-Oct-09, 06:16 PM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    SpaceX now has TWO vessels capable of recovering Crew Dragon; GO Searcher and GO Navigator. And in a rather ambiguous tweet Musk simply said "A...
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    2019-Oct-09, 07:40 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    With a base cost of $1m for a 200kg payload, this is going to put big pressure on the small launcher outfits. https://www.spacex.com/smallsat ...
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    2019-Oct-07, 10:04 PM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    LC-39A Starship upgrades; Phase 1 (main image) and Phase 2 (insert, at Phase 1's location). Renderings by two of NSF's graphics creators. Phase 1...
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    2019-Oct-06, 08:00 PM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    With the move to conformed header tanks for landing and attitude control in the nose that face may change again. Window size change, a nose stretch,...
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    2019-Oct-05, 05:03 PM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Timi's at it again, 2k-3.8k hires renders at the link. 1280w sample below. Musk 'liked' them. Kimi Talvitie @kimitalvitie New renders of...
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    2019-Oct-04, 02:28 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    The Boca Chica Mk1 propulsion module was moved onto an open framework steel platform. Maybe to give clearance for finishing landing leg work and get...
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    2019-Oct-03, 06:53 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Chomper definitely lives...animation at the tweet Harry Stoltz 🚀 @HarryStoltz1 Replying to @elonmusk Stunning fairing animation for Starship! ...
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    2019-Oct-01, 11:07 PM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    The dog and pony show is common in not only aerospace but the auto industry, and in Silly Valley marketing.
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    2019-Oct-01, 10:21 PM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    In the absesnse of NASA's technocracy the EDT (Elon Time Distorion) is usually about 50%. There's also how long it'll take to build the new launch...
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    2019-Oct-01, 09:01 PM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    The "football fields" unit is a convenient comparison where people live, eat, and sleep (US) football. Nowhere is more that than Texas. Raptor is...
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    2019-Sep-30, 11:53 PM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    We'll see how long it lasts. Musk tweeted he's not 100% bought into it and it may change back in Mk3 & Mk4. We'll see how the test flight goes.
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    2019-Sep-30, 04:50 PM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Starship webpage https://www.spacex.com/starship Video https://youtu.be/wzFQJUzoUvM Chomper...lives!! (Satellite deployer; animgif at the...
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    2019-Sep-29, 09:06 PM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    My quick notes which may be missing an item or two Big one first; Boiloff prevention: vacuum jacketing, insulation, later cryocoolers for...
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    2019-Sep-29, 05:34 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    https://youtu.be/rakeO-amPEk
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    2019-Sep-29, 04:17 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    The event revealed they'll build another Starship at both Boca Chica TX and Cocoa FL using single piece rings, then build a Super Heavy at each site...
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    2019-Sep-28, 11:45 PM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Falcon 1 standing next to its grandchild https://twitter.com/TrevorMahlmann/status/1178067255793463297?s=20
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    2019-Sep-28, 10:40 PM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Time moved to 2000 Central, 2100 Eastern, 0100 UTC. Weather.
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    2019-Sep-28, 08:01 PM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    OK, the time has been bouncing so finally SpaceX put out an official tweet 1900 Central, 2000 Eastern, so 0000 UT
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    2019-Sep-28, 06:31 PM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Moved up 1 hour 1900 Eastern, 2300 UT Mary @BocaChicaGal Rain showers at Boca Chica today. ☔ @NASASpaceflight https://t.co/ylqMfO8BOL
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    2019-Sep-28, 04:06 PM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Progress report on Starship, SpaceX's gigantic interplanetary spacecraft and high-speed intercontinental transport. Also the Super Heavy booster...
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