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  1. Crew Dragon breathes fire tomorrow, Wednesday...

    Crew Dragon breathes fire tomorrow, Wednesday Nov. 13

    @nextspaceflight
    A static fire of Crew Dragon's eight SuperDraco engines is now scheduled for tomorrow during daylight hours from SpaceX's...
  2. StarLink v1.0 is heavier than Starlink v0.9 ...

    StarLink v1.0 is heavier than Starlink v0.9

    v0.9: 230kg
    v1.0: 260kg

    + Krypton for the thrusters

    Date: November 11
    Time: 0956 EST (1456 GMT)
  3. Thread: Bwahahaha!!

    by Dr Mordrid
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    Bwahahaha!!

    HAHAHAHAAAAA....what a f'ing idiot!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜ Owww...my ribs hurt πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

    These play like a Home Alone movie...

    https://youtu.be/W0idCh8AqhU

    https://youtu.be/TFSCaxIobko
  4. NASA reveals true cost of Space Launch System rocket (sort of)

    😡

    https://arstechnica.com/science/2019/11/nasa-does-not-deny-the-over-2-billion-cost-of-a-single-sls-launch/
  5. Third-party video ...

    Third-party video


    https://youtu.be/0KFfUZD_acc
  6. I'd pay good money to see this... Malcolm Head...

    I'd pay good money to see this...

    Malcolm Head @malcolmmarsman
    Starship's success revolves around the skydiver-and-flip manuver, which appears to be extremely complex. What gives you confidence...
  7. Oops So how did an un-inspectable part get...

    Oops

    So how did an un-inspectable part get through PDR/CDR?

    https://spacenews.com/missing-pin-blamed-for-boeing-pad-abort-parachute-anomaly/
  8. Starlink 1 Static fire complete Date:...

    Starlink 1

    Static fire complete

    Date: November 11, 2019

    Window: 0951-1002 Eastern (1451-1502 UTC)

    Core: B1048-4, Flight Provenβ„’ on Iridium NEXT-7, SAOCOM 1A and Nusantara Satu/Beresheet
  9. Tesla Q3 results blew the doors off their stock;...

    Tesla Q3 results blew the doors off their stock; +25% in 3 days, >$5 billion in cash reserves. Market cap: $57 billion (GM = $54.3B).

    After the Fiat/Chrysler + Pugeot merger, Fiat/Chrysler's CFO...
  10. Crew Dragon Static Fire Date: NET November 8...

    Crew Dragon Static Fire

    Date: NET November 8
    Time: TBA
  11. 1) Elon Musk βœ” @elonmusk Replying to...

    1)

    Elon Musk βœ” @elonmusk
    Replying to @TJ_Cooney

    Wow, 2011 seems like eons ago! With fairing recovery, Falcon is ~80% reusable, but reflight takes several days & requires boats. Starship will...
  12. Did I mention Starliner can't achieve orbit using...

    Did I mention Starliner can't achieve orbit using Atlas V N22* without firing its launch abort engines? Not enough delta-V. Unassisted insertion won't happen until Vulcan flies in 2021/2022.

    I...
  13. That's not stopping their spin machine! Scott...

    That's not stopping their spin machine!

    Scott Manley @DJSnM (programmer, astrophysicist)

    So... Boeing says this wasn't a parachute failure, because the parachute didn't deploy.
    |
    Emre Kelly...
  14. Most of Starliners test went according to plan,...

    Most of Starliners test went according to plan, but only 2 of the 3 parachutes deployed. More work to do...

    Starliner pad abort test


    https://youtu.be/acOFK3Bsj58
  15. Reminder Boeing's Starliner pad abort test is...

    Reminder

    Boeing's Starliner pad abort test is on for 0900 Eastern today (Monday), and it'll be webcast & broadcast on NASA TV

    https://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/
  16. Monday Nov 4 Boeing's Starliner will do its pad...

    Monday Nov 4 Boeing's Starliner will do its pad abort test at the White Sands Missile Range. This test simulated an escape from a failing rocket on or just above the launch pad.

    The window opens...
  17. SpaceFlightNow reports StarLink 1 (first launch...

    SpaceFlightNow reports StarLink 1 (first launch of the v1.0 satellites)

    Date: Monday, November 11
    Time: ~1000 Eastern (~1500 UTC)

    Rub: that's Veterans Day, a US federal holiday
  18. Here we go - getting Mk1's cargo module ready to...

    Here we go - getting Mk1's cargo module ready to hit the road. Once it's at the pad for stacking they can start on making ring segments for Mk3.

    Mary @BocaChicaGal
    A canard is being attached to...
  19. Mk1's propulsion module has gone to the pad for...

    Mk1's propulsion module has gone to the pad for tests. Later, the cargo module and fins will be attached for first flight.

    Moving from the build site to the new pad (time-lapse)

    ...
  20. :) Mary @BocaChicaGal A morning video from...

    :)

    Mary @BocaChicaGal
    A morning video from SpaceX, Boca Chica assembly. The work crew are busy preparing Starship Mk1 for it's trip to the launch site tomorrow.
    @NASASpaceflight
    ...
  21. Northrop-Grumman Antares: Cygnus NG-12 (ISS resupply)

    https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/thumbnails/image/iss057e103652.jpg

    NASA TV: https://www.nasa.gov/live

    WASHINGTON (NASA PR) NASA commercial cargo provider Northrop Grumman is scheduled...
  22. First hard number for StarLinks/Starship. ...

    First hard number for StarLinks/Starship.

    Shotwell at the Baron Fund investor conference in NYC.

    CNBC...



    This would use the Starship satellite deployer, AKA "Chomper."
  23. Necessary to feed more people. UN studies...

    Necessary to feed more people.



    UN studies show 9.7 billion about 2050, then 11 billion by 2100 followed by a decline. Highest growth in sub-Saharan Africa.

    I think it'll level off sooner...
  24. Most wide launch windows are to allow a fudge...

    Most wide launch windows are to allow a fudge factor for handling mechanical or weather problems.

    For rendezvous launches, such as Dragon launching to ISS, the window is instantaneous; they go at...
  25. StarLink's satellite-to-satellite laser...

    StarLink's satellite-to-satellite laser interlinks go live next year, closing the mesh constellation.

    Gwynne Shotwell,

    CNN...
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