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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #625 on: May 23, 2021, 01:03:56 PM »

Elon could shift gears for a little bit and get a larger faring for the Falcon Heavy up and running and that would allow the FH to take over until SS is available as a launch vehicle in the meantime.

Already is, but slower and distributing its cost over several launches because DoD didn't pay them to develop it unlike Vulcan.

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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #626 on: May 23, 2021, 01:08:31 PM »

Already is, but slower and distributing its cost over several launches because DoD didn't pay them to develop it unlike Vulcan.

My understanding is that the larger FH faring is not ready yet due to it being a low priority on Elon's to do list since he's so focused on SS. AA's video gets into that some.  FH unlike Vulcan is already flying with proven engines but needs a larger faring for many contracts which Elon has said is doable. Maybe with this BO/ULA mess the DOD will be calling Elon and saying "Pretty $$$$$ Please".
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #627 on: May 25, 2021, 11:36:47 PM »

More faring issues. This time with the Ariane 5's effecting the launch of the James Webb Telescope.

Will the James Webb Space Telescope get delayed AGAIN?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNL_3Iirmtk
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #628 on: May 26, 2021, 12:24:16 AM »

More BO news
The man who just bought a 1/2 billion dollar yacht needs what is basically a bailout  :facepalm:

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NOW THAT Jeff Bezosís space flight company Blue Origin has lost a multibillion contract to Elon Muskís SpaceX, Congress is prepping the ground for Bezos to win a contract anyway, ordering NASA to make not one but two awards.

The order would come through the Endless Frontier Act, a bill to beef up resources for science and technology research thatís being debated on the Senate floor this week. An amendment was added to that legislation by Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., to hand over $10 billion to NASA ó money that most likely would go to Blue Origin, a company thatís headquartered in Cantwellís home state.


SENATE PREPARING $10 BILLION BAILOUT FUND FOR JEFF BEZOS SPACE FIRM
https://theintercept.com/2021/05/25/jeff-bezos-blue-origin-senate-bailout/
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #630 on: May 26, 2021, 09:35:39 AM »

Still have yet to see one photo from the Chinese Mars lander. Well except for maybe one unlabeled photo which may or not be from the lander. Either something has gone wong or they're just being aholes.

https://youtu.be/uX2cS8wvQHI?t=91
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #631 on: May 26, 2021, 03:19:48 PM »

Another 60 Starlinks launched and another good landing
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #632 on: May 26, 2021, 05:06:48 PM »

SN15 rolling down the road to the barn https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKfJPq4KbXc

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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #633 on: May 26, 2021, 05:30:14 PM »

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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #634 on: May 26, 2021, 05:31:27 PM »

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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #635 on: May 26, 2021, 05:36:07 PM »

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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #636 on: May 26, 2021, 05:36:37 PM »

What it says

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Прежде чем лезть к вездам, человеку нужно научиться жить на земле = Before going to the stars, man must learn to live on Earth
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #637 on: May 26, 2021, 06:24:43 PM »

SN15 rolling down the road to the barn https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKfJPq4KbXc

Okay, not the barn. Went pass the highbay.
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #638 on: May 26, 2021, 06:47:21 PM »

*expletive deleted*it

https://twitter.com/katlinegrey/status/1397446169098346496

Evidently it translates to some of that commie bullshit about fixing problems on Earth first.
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #639 on: May 26, 2021, 06:51:01 PM »

Evidently it translates to some of that commie bullshit about fixing problems on Earth first.

Translation is in my following post
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #641 on: May 27, 2021, 08:07:17 AM »

To go with the photo in reply #633

Why did SpaceXís Falcon 9 Make a Visible Shockwave in the Sky? #shorts
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DlkXVJQ0atE
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #642 on: May 27, 2021, 01:59:22 PM »


https://twitter.com/Caspar_Stanley/status/1397140728153788416/photo/1

Beautiful art.  Note the engines won't be that close to each other.  Have to leave room for gimballing.

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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #643 on: May 27, 2021, 02:14:41 PM »

The outer ring won't gimbal.

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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #644 on: May 27, 2021, 02:17:25 PM »

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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #645 on: May 27, 2021, 03:02:59 PM »

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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #646 on: May 28, 2021, 01:52:29 AM »

https://twitter.com/ChrisG_NSF/status/1397970730000826372

Didn't the one Russia have end up wearing a roof because they didn't maintain the building it was in? 

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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #647 on: May 29, 2021, 02:37:17 PM »

Some Starlink news
Actually wondered if something like this would come up due to Starlinks potential impact on ground based astronomy. It could start getting crowed up there with Starlink + ESA's Oneweb and now China's verision.

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Satellite operator Viasat is asking the FCC to stop SpaceX from launching more Starlink satellites as it heads to court to compel a thorough environmental review of the rapidly growing megaconstellation.

On Friday, Viasat formally asked the Federal Communications Commission to stay an April 27 license modification that allows SpaceX to continue building out the broadband constellation, which already numbers more than 1,600 satellites.
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Viasatís bid to stop or at least slow Starlinkís expansion rests on convincing a federal appeals court that the FCC was legally obligated to assess the megaconstellationís environmental impact before approving SpaceXís request to more than double the number of satellites it intends to operate from 550 kilometers.

Viasat asks FCC to halt Starlink launches while it seeks court ruling
https://spacenews.com/viasat-asks-fcc-to-halt-starlink-launches-while-it-seeks-court-ruling/
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #648 on: May 29, 2021, 08:56:50 PM »

Some Starlink news
Actually wondered if something like this would come up due to Starlinks potential impact on ground based astronomy. It could start getting crowed up there with Starlink + ESA's Oneweb and now China's verision.

Viasat asks FCC to halt Starlink launches while it seeks court ruling
https://spacenews.com/viasat-asks-fcc-to-halt-starlink-launches-while-it-seeks-court-ruling/

Endless environmental impact studies is how the aholes running the show kill technologies that would reduce our dependence on them.  Like with nuclear power or the logging industry.

I expect they really don't give two shits about the environment, they just was government protectionism against a market competitor.

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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #649 on: May 30, 2021, 10:16:59 AM »

Endless environmental impact studies is how the aholes running the show kill technologies that would reduce our dependence on them.  Like with nuclear power or the logging industry.

I expect they really don't give two shits about the environment, they just was government protectionism against a market competitor.

Not the environment per say but how thousands of low earth orbit satellites will impact ground based astronomy.
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