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    Today, 07:07 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Perfect launch, be 97th F9 recovery. About 30 days before it starts observing x-ray object polarizations..
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    Today, 01:18 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    IXPE launch tonight Window: 0100-0230 Eastern (0600-0730 UT) https://youtu.be/CpmHsN5GUn8
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    2021-Dec-06, 06:52 PM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    The tower will likely be OK, very beefy, and the launch mount will be at ~45░ to the inertial impact point. They'll likely use an F9-like divert to...
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    2021-Dec-05, 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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    2021-Dec-05, 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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    2021-Dec-05, 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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