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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #450 on: April 07, 2021, 12:45:27 PM »

Aced the launch, aced the landing. Fantastic video from the 1st stage as it was landing on the ship
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« Reply #451 on: April 08, 2021, 09:28:15 AM »

Aced the launch, aced the landing. Fantastic video from the 1st stage as it was landing on the ship

I saw that, it was awesome.
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #452 on: April 08, 2021, 01:17:27 PM »

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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #453 on: April 08, 2021, 02:39:20 PM »

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Re: SpaceX News
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #455 on: April 08, 2021, 07:47:32 PM »

Completely fogged in again. Someone better keep Elon away from the launch button.
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #456 on: April 09, 2021, 03:02:26 PM »

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A new FAA filling confirms that SpaceX is planning to build a Launch/Catch tower for Super Heavy Booster, the tower will be located at SpaceX's Boca Chica Launch site.
https://twitter.com/WatchersTank/status/1380250360011440128/photo/1

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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #457 on: April 13, 2021, 01:45:52 PM »

This cool as ______

Hundreds of drones were launched in the night sky in the city of Veliky Novgorod in Russia to commemorate the 60th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's journey to space
https://twitter.com/SkyNews/status/1381698639588823040
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #458 on: April 13, 2021, 03:17:09 PM »

Wow. Drone swarm software is really impressive.
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #459 on: April 13, 2021, 04:19:09 PM »

Wow. Drone swarm software is really impressive.
Yeah, it really is.  I bet we'll start seeing those in place of and alongside fireworks shows more and more.

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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #460 on: April 13, 2021, 09:38:26 PM »

Yeah but that is a bad place to "shoot" from because of angles and atmospheric attenuation. 


Is "shoot" the wrong word for lasers? It works for arrows and bullets...
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #461 on: April 14, 2021, 05:03:22 AM »


Is "shoot" the wrong word for lasers? It works for arrows and bullets...

You are throwing a lot of photons, so why not?

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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #462 on: April 15, 2021, 10:48:26 AM »

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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #463 on: April 16, 2021, 04:54:15 PM »

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Official: SpaceX's Starship is the only vehicle selected to move forward as the Human Landing System for NASA's Artemis program, beating out Blue Origin and Dynetics.

Starship will attempt to land the first humans on the Moon since 1972.
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #464 on: April 16, 2021, 04:55:05 PM »

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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #465 on: April 19, 2021, 11:10:30 AM »

It flies!

NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Succeeds in Historic First Flight
https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/nasas-ingenuity-mars-helicopter-succeeds-in-historic-first-flight
 
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #466 on: April 19, 2021, 11:43:08 AM »

It flies!

NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Succeeds in Historic First Flight
https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/nasas-ingenuity-mars-helicopter-succeeds-in-historic-first-flight
That is really cool.
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #467 on: April 19, 2021, 12:01:00 PM »

That is really cool.Was there some thought the laws of physics were different on another planet?  Poor word choice.

Yeah. Of course it's "possible".

More like the "Challenge of controlled flight with an autonomous vehicle with umpteen minutes of light-lag, in an incredibly thin atmosphere."

Flying on Mars will probably always be second fiddle to rovers, aside from small side missions to look at inaccessible places like cliff sides or something. Due to the thin atmosphere and high RPM's needed it'll drain even the best battery tech fast, and create short flight with a long recharge time.

I suspect that NAA is really thinking about this with an eye towards Saturn's moon Titan, where the gravity is lower, but the atmosphere is thicker than Earth's. And the atmosphere is actually useable as fuel. You just need to carry oxygen, which could be gotten pretty easily from the water ice "rocks" laying around. Or possibly the low gravity and high lift from the environment makes nuclear powered flight possible. RTG's should work really well on Titan, because the "cold side" would be really cold and have the benefit of radiative, and conduction/convection cooling to create a nice thermoelectric gradient due to the atmosphere. Or maybe run a Sterling generator. (Need Birdman!)

IIRC, if your space-suit was light enough, and with some extra fabric and struts, I think it's even possible for a human to fly on Titan by flapping their arms due to the low gravity and thick atmosphere.
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #468 on: April 19, 2021, 01:20:00 PM »

SpaceX won the bid for the NASA Human Landing System for the Artemis missions.  Right now they're the sole source provider for a landing craft to ferry humans from the "Lunar Gateway" space station to the moon's surface.

Blue Origin and Lockheed Martin are very frustrated by this, there are hints of legal challenges and back room lobbying to come.

But the selection of a Starship variant craft as the HLS winner is cataclysmic to OldSpace.  The shock waves will take several years to subside.
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #469 on: April 19, 2021, 03:46:52 PM »

Nice to dream about but it's pie in the sky, not like any of it will ever happen.
The funding will be stripped for "more important" things like welfare and slavery *reparations.

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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #470 on: April 19, 2021, 03:53:51 PM »

slavery preparations.
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #471 on: April 19, 2021, 06:00:19 PM »

It may be a typo but it is not wrong.

Yeah.  :'(

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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #472 on: April 19, 2021, 09:47:41 PM »

Nice to dream about but it's pie in the sky, not like any of it will ever happen.
The funding will be stripped for "more important" things like welfare and slavery *reparations.

*damn you autocorrect.

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Piece of Wright brothers' 1st plane now on Mars

https://www.livescience.com/wright-brothers-airplane-nasa-mars.html

I heard about that on the radio this afternoon.  Thought it was pretty cool, and am glad someone thought to put it there.

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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #473 on: April 20, 2021, 10:18:32 AM »

Nice to dream about but it's pie in the sky, not like any of it will ever happen.
The funding will be stripped for "more important" things like welfare and slavery *reparations.

*damn you autocorrect.

That's why we have so much hope for SpaceX. With projects like Starlink, they're creating their own demand for services, even if NASA gets re-tasked with teaching gender studies to whales or something.
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #474 on: April 20, 2021, 12:47:41 PM »

Do you actually think the government will allow the US private sector to continue in space in competition with CCP? They will be regulated and taxed out of the game.
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