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    Today, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    2020-Oct-19, 12:41 PM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Short static fire or pre-burner test at 1:06, and the payload module is being stacked.at the construction site https://youtu.be/AyVDueIIZbY ...
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    2020-Oct-19, 03:58 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Kimi has made a great new Starship animation showing the engine gimbals, leg & fin actuation, etc. https://youtu.be/h1mAWWBMMNA
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    2020-Oct-18, 06:07 PM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    StarLink 13 in the books. This is >800 satellites, enough for the public beta. Gateways being installed in Australia & New Zealand, Canada's...
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    2020-Oct-17, 07:26 PM
    This wasn't the *big* Starship update, which will likely come after SN-08's 15km flight attempt. He did, however, mention, Starship Tanker...
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    2020-Oct-16, 09:39 PM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Not much other than toughen things up when this pad was repaired. The static fire test will be Sunday. Musk will be speaking at Mars Society 2020,...
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    2020-Oct-16, 06:58 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    October is running a StarLink sale... StarLink 13 Date: October 18 Time: 0825 Eastern (1225 UT) StarLink 14 Date: October 21
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    2020-Oct-16, 06:55 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Sounds like a pre-burner test tonight.
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    2020-Oct-16, 01:09 AM
    Supercluster.com has a long article on Europa Clipper; visited the lab, interviews, etc. ...
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    2020-Oct-15, 09:53 PM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Possible 3-engine static fire tonight Window is 2200-0700 Eastern LabPadre is installing a seismograph :cool: https://youtu.be/Ky5l9ZxsG9M
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    2020-Oct-15, 01:03 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    NASA is paying for a large scale Starship propellant transfer test. The betting is it'll be between the main LOX tank and LOX header tank, which is...
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    2020-Oct-14, 03:24 PM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Got marshmallows?
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    2020-Oct-13, 10:35 PM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    The FCC has announced qualified bidders for the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Phase I auction (RDOF). The fund will spend up to $20.4 billion to get...
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