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    Falcon 9: JCSat-18/Kacific-1 commsat

    JCSat-18/Kacific-1 commsat

    Date: December 16, 2019
    Time: 1910-2038 EST (0010-0138 GMT Dec. 17)

    Booster: B1056.3 (CRS-17, CRS-18)
    Pad: LC-40
    Recovery: ASDS Of Course I Still Love You
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  2. Atlas V: Boeing Starliner OFT (un-crewed test flight)

    Commercial Crew: Boeing StarlinerOFT (un-crewed test flight to ISS)

    Launch Readiness Review completed

    Date: December 20, 2019
    Time: 0636 Eastern (1136 UT)
    Pad: KSC LC-41 (ULA's pad)
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  3. 60 more Starlink LEO commsats Launch date:...

    60 more Starlink LEO commsats

    Launch date: December 30, 2019
    Launch time: 2340 pm EST (0440 UTC, Dec. 31)

    Booster: ?? (B1048.5?)
    Pad: LC-40
    Recovery: ASDS Of Course I Still Love You
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  4. Rocket Lab now has 10 launches under its belt,...

    Rocket Lab now has 10 launches under its belt, and is working on reusability; the first stage will parachute in, then be retrieved by a helicopter.

    And,
    ...
  5. Fan-art, but a nice size comparison. ...

    Fan-art, but a nice size comparison.


    https://youtu.be/b2F4vifCSXk
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    ASDS Just Read the Instructions has spent the...

    ASDS Just Read the Instructions has spent the summer near NOLA getting upgrades, including beastly automatic positioning thrusters.

    Now SpaceX can catch both Falcon Heavy boosters downrange,...
  7. AIUI, the old paper noted NTO/Ti flammability,...

    AIUI, the old paper noted NTO/Ti flammability, but they found it wasn't self-propagating at thruster line pressures. Apparently they didn't test at the pressures used in the SuperDraco pressurization...
  8. Some say it should have only been 7 years, but in...

    Some say it should have only been 7 years, but in doing that the nitrogen tetroxide/titanium incomparability discovered during the DM1 test fire may not have been discovered. NASA's already looking...
  9. Ciro Morales @CiroTweeter Facility being built...

    Ciro Morales @CiroTweeter
    Facility being built by #SpaceX on Launch Complex 39A for their #Starship
    #NASA #KennedySpaceCenter
    @NASAKennedy
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    Via an announcement at the Reagan National...

    Via an announcement at the Reagan National Defense Forum;

    a House/Senate Conference Committee has agreed to create the US Space Force as a 6th military branch in the 2020 National Defense...
  11. Boca Chica, Sounds like assembly may happen in...

    Boca Chica,

    Sounds like assembly may happen in the IronHenge (wind break)

    LabPadre @LabPadre
    A ring headed to Iron Henge. #SpaceX #Starship #MK3 #BocaChica #Texas Watch...
  12. Crew Dragon schedule alert!! Stephen Clark...

    Crew Dragon schedule alert!!

    Stephen Clark @StephenClark1 (SpaceFlightNow)
    Hello from Hawthorne. Got to see the Dragon for the Demo-2 crewed mission. SpaceX aims to ship it out of factory by the...
  13. Falcon 9: Dragon CRS-19 (ISS cargo run)

    CRS-19

    New booster
    3rd flight for this Dragon 1

    Webcast has begun
    https://youtu.be/-aoAGdYXp_4

    Mission Control audio stream
    https://youtu.be/JHsNO3N6sbg
  14. KSC LC-39A Starship pad: whoa...what happened to...

    KSC LC-39A Starship pad: whoa...what happened to Phase 2? Straight to Phase 3??

    The Starship/Super Heavy mount doesn't use a flame trench - it's an elevated platform, or "milk stool," with a...
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    We have a P239, P250 (hammer) and P320 (striker),...

    We have a P239, P250 (hammer) and P320 (striker), the latter two being convert-a-guns with changeable calibers and size.

    My P320 is convertible between full size and compact & 3 calibers; but I...
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    A few items, 1) Cargo Dragon 1 can be used 3...

    A few items,

    1) Cargo Dragon 1 can be used 3 times. Cargo Dragon 2 will start out being reusable 5 times.

    2) Falcon 9 Block 5 is in such good shape after each use, up to use #3 and counting, ...
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    Buy rifle/shotgun racks at the local hardware...

    Buy rifle/shotgun racks at the local hardware store, not to mention we carry his & her SIG's ;)

    Edit: Cybertruck will have a flip-stop on the tailgate, allowing the hauling of 4x8 foot sheets of...
  18. 1) Sounds like Crew Dragon DM2 carries a crew to...

    1) Sounds like Crew Dragon DM2 carries a crew to ISS first. This includes extra crew training.

    Chris G - NSF @ChrisG_NSF
    NASA says they've done everything to allow #DM2 (SpaceX's crew test...
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    Just a reminder, The 3-motor Cybertruck puts...

    Just a reminder,

    The 3-motor Cybertruck puts out about 800hp with 1,000 lb-f (1,356 N-m) of torque from 0 RPM, and power to the ground via 35/12.5 offroad tires. 16" clearance, adaptive...
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    Cybertruck promo. Wonder if Tesla will finally...

    Cybertruck promo.

    Wonder if Tesla will finally start serious advertising once Model Y, Cybertruck and Roadster 2 get closer?


    https://youtu.be/J2U9Hmmpqhc
  21. The SpaceX Operations Area at KSC and LC-39A...

    The SpaceX Operations Area at KSC and LC-39A Starship mods need finishing.

    Michael Sheetz ✔ @thesheetztweetz
    SpaceX says it paused, but has not fully stopped, Starships development in Florida...
  22. 39-A's coming along nicely, Jared Frankle...

    39-A's coming along nicely,

    Jared Frankle @realChefJared
    A look at #starship launch pad process at 39A.#SpaceX

    6500

    https://twitter.com/realChefJared/status/1201578051982839809
  23. Confirmed: the Cocoa site build equipment is...

    Confirmed: the Cocoa site build equipment is moving to the SpaceX Operations Area at KSC.

    The KSC LC-39A Starship pad build is progressing nicely,

    Julia @julia_bergeron
    In all of the...
  24. Moving built parts & jigs to Texas in order to...

    Moving built parts & jigs to Texas in order to speed up Mk3 could make sense...

    @gregscott_photo
    SPACEX STARSHIP: 2 Starship bases & a Bulkhead that had been removed from the Cocoa site have just...
  25. New SpaceX Operations Area, south of the Vehicle...

    New SpaceX Operations Area, south of the Vehicle Assembly Building at KSC. This will be the new Florida main build site, starting with Starship Mk4.

    Starship Mk3 is already being built at Boca...
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