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    Today, 05:13 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Road & beach closures in Boca Chica due to SpaceX test activities Oct 30: 2000-2100 Eastern Nov 2* - Nov 4: 1300-2100 Eastern Nov 7* - Nov 8:...
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    Today, 03:47 AM
    SpaceX needs 6-8 launches for Starlink to go live in the US, and is expecting to launch 4 batches this year and up to 24 next year. The USAF test...
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    Yesterday, 08:45 AM
    Comparing SpaceX's F9-Dragon CRS, which is both a development program and launch services contract (which has had 8 launches added to the original 12...
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    2019-Oct-21, 04:25 PM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    BIG storm hit Boca Chica. Poles down, major lightning, power outages, hurricane force winds (100+ kts), tornado sighting over Boca Chica Village but...
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    2019-Oct-21, 03:29 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    The original Cargo vehicle had the same ~3x3 meter door as the Crew vehicle with different internal outfitting and a jib crane to lower the goods or...
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    2019-Oct-20, 09:18 PM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    SpaceX's Principal Mars Development Engineer Paul Wooster spoke at the Mars Society. One render he showed reveals a significant change to the...
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    2019-Oct-18, 06:18 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Did I mention SpaceX and their contractors are working at break neck speed, often 3 shifts? ---------- Julia Bergeron @julia_bergeron...
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    2019-Oct-17, 04:51 PM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Cocoa, FL Stacking Starship Mk4 (in yellow box) John Winkopp @John_Winkopp @SpaceX #Starship #MK4 stacking has begun 17 October 2019. ...
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    2019-Oct-17, 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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    2019-Oct-17, 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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    2019-Oct-16, 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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    2019-Oct-16, 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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    2019-Oct-16, 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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    2019-Oct-16, 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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