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    Today, 08:42 PM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Yup, Flight Proven™ FTW!
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    Today, 04:10 PM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    4 road closures have been added from November 1-4. The closure for October 30 still active. All times Eastern November 1: 2000 – 0200 (nose header...
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    Today, 03:33 PM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Starship SN-08*NOTAM for ground operations NOTAM = NOtice To AirMen Flight restrictions for 61 days. Big rockets with large propellant loads...
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    Yesterday, 07:06 PM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Methinks they've stood down for a couple days - high winds
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    Yesterday, 01:01 PM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    FCC gave them authorization for 1,000,000 US dishes during the betas, with an upgrade to 5,000,000 being processed. They'll increment as needed.
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    Yesterday, 07:00 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Here a StarLink, there a StarLink, hundreds deployed at a time by Starship Chomper... https://twitter.com/ErcXspace/status/1321202084738437126
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    Yesterday, 03:46 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Musk estimates it at $30B by mid-decade, and Morgan Stanley gives it a range of $30-$50B - $80B by the early 2040's. Musk also said StarLink would...
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    2020-Oct-27, 07:34 PM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Super Heavy booster rings, waiting for the High Bay to be completed. https://twitter.com/RGVaerialphotos/status/1320093730850963456
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    2020-Oct-27, 04:37 PM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Starlink US pricing, After the FCC rural subsidy auction, and assuming SpaceX gets funding, covered customer's costs should be lower. And if...
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    2020-Oct-27, 02:38 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Crew Dragon Crew-1 "Resilience": game on
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    2020-Oct-27, 01:56 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    SpaceX does work with other companies, and has outside suppliers, but it's not often reported. Further, starting in August, 2018 they began Mars...
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    2020-Oct-25, 01:49 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    SN-08 etc. are the small version of SpaceX's Starship. Caspar 🚀 (Stanley Creative) @Caspar_Stanley Just a reminder that SpaceX will actually...
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    2020-Oct-24, 05:24 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    As it is now, but next week SpaceX will post a Starship update and a few things are bound to change. Thrust go down? Not likely - they've been...
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    2020-Oct-23, 11:27 PM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Starship is just the upper stage. The Super Heavy booster will have up to 8 sea level Raptors in the center cluster (170 (early) - 250 tonnes), and...
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    2020-Oct-23, 07:45 PM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    SN-08 has 3 Raptor sea level engines at about 170 tonnes (~375,000 lbf) thrust each, so 1,125,000 lbf at full throttle. The full orbital pack is 6...
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    2020-Oct-23, 04:51 PM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Yeah, the full stack is taller than Saturn V with >2x the thrust. Beastly. The fisheye effect in BCG's image got to me a bit, so I ran it through...
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    2020-Oct-23, 02:18 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Robert A. Heinlein is smiling https://twitter.com/BocaChicaGal/status/1319434449579368450
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    2020-Oct-23, 12:40 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Integrating SN-08 (LabPadre cam)
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    2020-Oct-22, 05:06 PM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    This is the run-up, and if all goes well we may see the flight in a week or two. Meanwhile, hello nurse!! Austin Barnard @austinbatnard45 NASA...
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    2020-Oct-22, 05:45 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Thursday's StarLink launch Time: 1214 Eastern (1614 UT) https://youtu.be/2gbVgTxLgN0
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    2020-Oct-22, 12:58 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    More on SpaceX StarLink and Microsoft Azure teaming up, this one with the DoD Space Development Agency... Earlier article ...
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    2020-Oct-21, 08:20 PM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    R-Boost is for Super Heavy's outer ring. BIG EFFIN' CRANE is at the pad for Starship nose section integration ...
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    2020-Oct-21, 04:06 PM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    R-Boost (Raptor Booster) engine: 300 tonnes (660,000 lbf) of thrust For use in the outer rings Super Heavy's gonna be a friggin' monster. ...
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    2020-Oct-21, 06:26 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Boca Chica road closures (all Eastern Time) Most likely moving SN-08's nose cone goes to the pad for installation, perhaps the second static fire....
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    2020-Oct-21, 03:33 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Oh, my... https://www.cnbc.com/amp/2020/10/20/microsoft-expands-its-space-business-pairing-its-azure-cloud-with-spacexs-starlink-internet.html
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    2020-Oct-21, 12:41 AM
    Which they didn't, largely due to their ongoing problems with the BE-4 engine. The DoD needs heavy lift launchers qualified before Delta IV Heavy...
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    2020-Oct-20, 10:35 PM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    They have 3 road closures tomorrow, Oct. 21 Elon Musk ✓ @elonmusk Data from 3 engine Starship static fire this morning looks good. Proceeding...
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    2020-Oct-20, 07:21 PM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Wow...12 miles (19 km) away https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1318471751047761921 ...
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    2020-Oct-20, 11:34 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    BINGO!! Pre-burner test and 3-engine static fire https://youtu.be/FLZFMaJsxYM
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    2020-Oct-19, 07:27 PM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Another SN-08 test tonight CT: 2100 - 0600 (Boca Chica) ET: 2200 - 0700 UT: 0200 - 1100 https://youtu.be/Ky5l9ZxsG9M
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