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    Yesterday, 11:01 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    How to catch a Super Heavy rocket https://youtu.be/_gLbV07eVls
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    Yesterday, 08:12 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    They were shown in the Draft Environmental Assessment, so some videos made since showed them. More on the LC-39A Starship pad. The tower & mount...
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    Yesterday, 01:45 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Sounds like 2 pads at Starbase. Image & video. Eon Musk ✓ @elonmusk We will soon make these real https://t.co/t4z5oNFnwW || Starships to...
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    2021-Dec-03, 07:27 PM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Save for the HLS milestone payments they already are. Not the first time; Falcon Heavy was an internal project costing north of $500m Starship...
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    2021-Dec-03, 04:02 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Falcon 9 NASA’s Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE) telescope Date: December 9 Window: 0100-0230 Eastern (0600-0730 UT) Pad: LC-39A...
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    2021-Dec-03, 02:57 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    I'd point out that Musk estimated the cost of Starship development at ~$5-10 billion. He's cashing out $20 billion in Tesla stock to pay income taxes...
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    2021-Dec-02, 10:19 PM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Starlink 4-2 in 1 hour 48 Starlinks, 2 BlackSkys (military & US govt imaging & analysis). https://youtu.be/594TbXriaAk
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    2021-Dec-02, 10:15 PM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Starlink 4-3 in 1 hour 48 Starlinks, 2 BlackSkys (military & US govt imaging/analysis). https://youtu.be/594TbXriaAk
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    2021-Dec-02, 08:06 PM
    docmordrid replied to a thread Rocket Lab in Space Exploration
    Rocket Lab Neutron update Carbon fiber hull Archemedes engine: 7x 1,000 kN, 320 iSp, methane/LOX Concept: first stage has fixed legs & 4-petal...
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    2021-Dec-02, 06:41 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    It's more about Raptor production rate vs rejection rate. Like Falcon 9 before landings & reuse were perfected, most will be expended for a while....
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    2021-Nov-28, 05:32 PM
    This was unexpected; a Commercial Crew docking adapter on the Russian side of ISS Thomas Burghardt @TGMetsFan98 Russian state media reports that...
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    2021-Nov-24, 06:07 AM
    https://youtu.be/XKRf6-NcMqI
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    2021-Nov-20, 06:49 PM
    At 1500 today NASASpaceFlight.com interviews Harvard-Smithsonian astrophysicist Dr. Jonathan McDowell (@planet4589) about the Russian ASAT test... ...
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    2021-Nov-20, 06:42 AM
    The $2B offer was known, the $3B offer is new info.
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    2021-Nov-19, 09:43 PM
    The Kilopower space nuclear reactor has grown up, perhaps because Starship HLS could carry several units to wherever. Dana En @DanaEn803 New and...
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    2021-Nov-19, 05:39 AM
    This is getting just plain disgusting :rofl: Michael Sheetz ✓ @thesheetztweetz (CNBC) As Blue Origin battled NASA in federal court – in a...
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    2021-Nov-18, 03:42 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    ISTM Raptor 2 is about cleaning it up and mass production. What's next may be scaling it up beyond 500-600 klbf.
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    2021-Nov-18, 02:28 AM
    DART is a planetary protection technology demonstrator; an impactor designed to move a small asteroid to a different trajectory. Date: Nov. 24...
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    2021-Nov-18, 01:16 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    finding of no significant impact A mitigated FONSI means relatively minor changes, such as doing some sea turtle work or setting aside some extra...
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    2021-Nov-18, 01:13 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Musk acts like they got a mitigated FONSI* from FAA. He expects an orbital Starship launch in Jan-Feb, 12 launches in 2022, and commercial...
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    2021-Nov-17, 09:55 PM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    For one, getting rid of the rats nest of test instrument related wires and tubing, for another improved manufacturability. Today at 1800 Eastern...
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    2021-Nov-17, 04:23 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    1) A look at Super Heavy's 9 engine center thrust cluster. 20 engines in the outer ring; 12 million lbf ...
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    2021-Nov-15, 11:50 PM
    ISS astronauts & cosmonauts had to take shelter in Crew Dragon and Soyuz, now lifeboats in case of an ISS impact. ...
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    2021-Nov-15, 09:06 PM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    FAA Boca Chica EA by Dec 31 Eric Berger @SciGuySpace ĚNov 15, 2021 The FAA released an estimate today that it would complete the Environmental...
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    2021-Nov-14, 11:35 PM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Having been a county manager, I assure you that this admonition about the US federal government is still true, NO ONE can botch things up like...
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    2021-Nov-14, 07:59 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Arrgh...sorry. From above And... ...
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    2021-Nov-14, 03:39 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    FAA can be bat-poo crazy. Last summer they let a pilot crash-land 7 times on a trip from California to Michigan. S-E-V-E-N. Noting this to...
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    2021-Nov-13, 08:48 PM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Starbase Orbital Launch Mount This documents much of the orbital launch mount functions, including the 20 (!!) hold-down clamps which include...
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    2021-Nov-13, 07:37 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Many tiles are being dislodged or broken by reflected shock waves from the nearby ground. Not an issue if it's stop Super Heavy and its 30m+ high...
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    2021-Nov-12, 04:10 PM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Ship 20 test stream (now) https://youtu.be/g8ja43uGrdQ
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