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    Today, 04:55 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Well, well... https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/new-nasa-partnerships-to-mature-commercial-space-technologies-capabilities
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    Today, 03:14 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    SpaceX has been cleared to use Starlink on their droneships https://apps.fcc.gov/els/GetAtt.html?id=267270 and they're hiring for droneship,...
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    Yesterday, 03:19 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    The flaps can adjust pitch, yaw, and roll. and to a degree fore and aft position. Just don't think of them as traditional airfoils because they have...
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    2021-Mar-04, 07:40 PM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    SpaceX's Principal Integration Engineer/webcaster "Big John" Insprucker refers to the belly flop a the "Adama Maneuver" and Garrett Reisman seconded...
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    2021-Mar-04, 09:13 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Some of the v1.0 legs didn't latch, so it came down in the skirt. The impact knocked and something came loose, so the fire and later boomski. ...
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    2021-Mar-03, 09:39 PM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Elon Musk ✓ @elonmusk Launch abort on slightly conservative high thrust limit. Increasing thrust limit & recycling propellant for another flight...
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    2021-Mar-03, 08:48 PM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Another try in ~2 hours.
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    2021-Mar-03, 08:33 PM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    SN-10 They're checking to see if they can fix it before the window expires at 1900 Eastern.
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    2021-Mar-03, 08:23 PM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Building StarLink hardware in Texas, not CA or WA. https://boards.greenhouse.io/spacex/jobs/5111363002?gh_jid=5111363002
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    2021-Mar-03, 08:20 PM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Correct. 3 engines are needed for the entry burn, and either 1 or a 1-3-1 sequence can be used for the landing. 1-3-1 is the so called Super Slam...
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    2021-Mar-03, 04:31 AM
    Looks like the delay is into May. Do I hear bids on June/July? Thanksgiving? Spaceflight Now @SpaceflightNow The second unpiloted test flight of...
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    2021-Mar-03, 03:38 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Boca Chica Village and surrounds may be be reincorporated as the City of Starbase, Texas. SpaceX informed the County govt a few days ago. ...
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    2021-Mar-03, 02:59 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    On the recent failed recovery, the failed booster landing has a cause; one of the engine's flexible boot sprung a hole, hot gases got in and took...
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    2021-Mar-03, 12:31 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    SN-10 Road closures for March 3-5 (Wed - Fri) Eastern time = +1 hour
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    2021-Mar-02, 07:29 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    SpaceX gets a $8,499,489.00 USAF Research Laboratory award, "...to refine thermal protection system manufacturing technologies to enable low-cost,...
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    2021-Mar-01, 01:24 PM
    docmordrid replied to a thread Rocket Lab in Space Exploration
    YESSS!!! Rocket Lab NEUTRON!! 8 ton class for megaconstellations Human rated!! HEIGHT: 40 m / 131 ft FAIRING DIAMETER: 4.5 m PAYLOAD TO...
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    2021-Mar-01, 03:23 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Eastern time is + 1 hour Mary @BocaChicaGal Feb 28, 2021 I have just been notified that I have to evacuate tomorrow for a possible Starship SN10...
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    2021-Mar-01, 01:58 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Abort at T-01:24 Next opportunity tomorrow at 2015 Eastern
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    2021-Mar-01, 01:16 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    StarLink 20 launch in 30 minutes #8 flight for this booster https://youtu.be/DpsrExXlQrA
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    2021-Feb-28, 08:55 PM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    SN-10's flight termination system has been installed. Looks like a flight early in the week.
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    2021-Feb-27, 07:51 PM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Launch is a moving target. New TFRs for March 1-3 (Mon-Wed) @nextspaceflight SpaceX is targeting no earlier than Monday, March 1 for Starship...
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    2021-Feb-27, 03:57 AM
    If Biden selects Nelson as NASA Admin it'll set back the agency 10 years, minimum. He was one of those behind starting SLS as a jobs program, and...
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    2021-Feb-27, 03:50 AM
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    2021-Feb-27, 03:46 AM
    Washington Post reports on more Starliner follies... https://twitter.com/wapodavenport/status/1365363224581988354 Christian Davenport ✓...
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    2021-Feb-26, 05:22 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    FAA Operations Plan Advisory for Feb. 26 includes a SpaceX Starship launch, https://www.fly.faa.gov/adv/adv_spt.jsp
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    2021-Feb-26, 02:21 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Static fire 2. With good data they may fly SN-10 this week. https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1365073626588999695
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    2021-Feb-25, 08:27 PM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    SN-10 static fire #2: pad clear
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    2021-Feb-25, 03:23 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Don't know yet. FH can deliver about 90%* of an expendables performance by expending only the center core and catching the boosters on two...
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    2021-Feb-24, 10:18 PM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Boca Chica launch site Looks like the orbital launch table's skeleton, which would attach to the top of those 6 massive legs built last fall. ...
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    2021-Feb-24, 09:03 PM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    WRT SpaceX's sea launch platforms, First they'll make their own liquid oxygen, then later they'll make liquid methane using wing & solar. One...
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