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    Yesterday, 07:46 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Raptor #18 was seen on the tripod vertical test stand in late February. By now they chould number 30ish.
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    2020-Apr-06, 09:46 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    SN-04 CH4 header tank https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1247056590340947969
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    2020-Apr-05, 04:41 PM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    SN-04 is coming quicker than expected; they'll be recycling much of SN-03's lower dome/thrust structure and skirt. Also, 3 Raptor engines are on...
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    2020-Apr-05, 06:32 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Not a design/build issue https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1246677676733104130 Pranay Pathole @PPathole Replying to @elonmusk and 2 others...
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    2020-Mar-29, 10:51 PM
    I think the only suitor would be Bezos & Amazon, buying it only for the frequency allocation for use with their Kuiper constellation. SpaceX...
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    2020-Mar-29, 10:43 PM
    Gateway only exists because Orion's ESA-built service module has insufficient deltaV to reach low lunar orbit and return. That's just one...
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    2020-Mar-29, 10:37 PM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Starshio SN-03 propulsion module being moved to the pad, https://youtu.be/rTzETiB4ZIU https://youtu.be/tD2OTUQ54LU On the test stand ...
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    2020-Mar-29, 03:02 AM
    SpaceX artwork. It is. It'll launch in the standard 5.2 meter FH fairing, so no need for the Dragon 1 style arrays to have covers. It'll also...
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    2020-Mar-29, 02:49 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    SN3 is on the move... https://twitter.com/austinbarnard45/status/1244055682162331649
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    2020-Mar-28, 06:56 AM
    NASA has picked SpaceX to provide commercial lunar cargo to the Gateway. Vehicle: Dragon XL (new) Falcon Heavy + fairing 5 tonnes of cargo to...
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    2020-Mar-28, 05:24 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Starship SN-03's propulsion module may be going to the pad over the weekend. Pressure tests, static fire, then integration with other bits for...
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    2020-Mar-28, 05:17 AM
    It's not helpful that Sierra Nevada Corporation (Dream Chaser spaceplane) has developed an expandable module for Gateway which is lighter, can be...
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    2020-Mar-28, 04:41 AM
    It's not what they can do now; national security launches, manage most US military satellites, etc. Those were transferred from the Air Force Space...
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    2020-Mar-28, 04:35 AM
    The SAOCOM-1B launch on Falcon 9 for CONAE of Argentina has been delayed due to shelter-in-place down there for civilian staff and air transport...
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    2020-Mar-22, 08:31 PM
    Crew*Dragon DM-2 to ISS: late May, 2020 ...
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    2020-Mar-21, 08:34 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    This one is still for suborbital tests, and the upper/lower nose cone halves were only part welded. They're building an automated weld planisher and...
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    2020-Mar-20, 03:04 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Definitely evolving into a space-shipyard https://youtu.be/AgZQ_WLCnUs ​​​​​
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    2020-Mar-20, 01:22 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    SN3 stacking @NASASpaceflight Starship SN3 gains another section. It's going to be an epic video from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) later today! Latest...
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    2020-Mar-19, 05:43 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Don't believe so. If it were the center engine I doubt the stage would have wobbled as much during the entry burn. SN3 stacking ...
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    2020-Mar-16, 09:24 PM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    StarLink v1 Launch 5 stream SpaceX ✔ @SpaceX Targeting Wednesday, March 18 at 8:16 a.m. EDT, 12:16 UTC, for Falcon 9's launch of Starlink from...
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    2020-Mar-16, 07:02 PM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    3k+ image of Starship cargo on the Moon. Versions of this have been used by SpaceX and NASA. IMO, desktop background material. ...
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    2020-Mar-15, 09:24 PM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    The Atlas ICBM (and Mercury launcher) was stainless steel. The Atlas V's Centaur upper stage still is. Boca Chica, SN-02 has been moved back to...
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    2020-Mar-15, 05:36 PM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Abort "out of family": one engine's thrust was too high. New date: March 18 New time: 0816 Eastern (1216 UT)
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    2020-Mar-15, 03:30 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Boca Chica SN-03 rings & bulkheads are being stacked.into subassemblies.
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    2020-Mar-14, 09:12 PM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Part of the Starlink delay was a bad upper stage valve in CRS-20. To keep that schedule for NASA they "stole" the Starlink upper stage, then replaced...
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    2020-Mar-14, 04:07 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    StarLink v1.0 Launch 5 Static fire good 5th flight of core 1048 (1048.5) Re-flight of the StarLink v0.9 fairings Date:*Sunday, March 15, ...
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