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    2020-Jul-06, 06:22 AM
    Nicolas replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    That's about as high as SN4's mass simulator went. :) Hopefully things go according to plan, I've been waiting to see another water tower fly!
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    2020-Jul-02, 08:10 PM
    Nicolas replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    As far as I know, and I might be mistaken, the dents were there before the test then popped out during pressurization but returned when the pressure...
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    2020-Jun-29, 10:05 AM
    Nicolas replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    If you cut the grass at 3cm, that is nearly 6700 football fields high!
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    2020-Jun-27, 09:53 AM
    Nicolas replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Perhaps Elon is totally into drag racing?
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    2020-Jun-26, 07:17 PM
    Nicolas replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    OK, in that case you would launch them simultaneously. I'm not very knowledgeable on orbital mechanics, but I'd think that the actual launch window...
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    2020-Jun-26, 01:35 PM
    Nicolas replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    For instantaneous launch windows it would make sense :) but I don't think Starlink has those. Simultaneous countdown up to a certain point close...
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    2020-Jun-26, 09:25 AM
    Nicolas replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    I don't think launching two F9's would be a lot more challenging than one F9H.
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    2020-Jun-23, 06:46 AM
    Nicolas replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Big river, small estuary. Sounds metaphorical, not sure for what.
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    2020-Jun-23, 06:44 AM
    While seeing your "spacecraft" being reduced to a training craft might be a slight blow to the ego, I think it's the most reasonable raison d'Ítre...
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    2020-Jun-22, 08:01 AM
    Nicolas replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    I like how one of the working platform machines says "Ultra Boom" on its boom. Quite fitting for the kind of tests they've been doing lately. :)
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    2020-Jun-19, 06:43 AM
    Nicolas replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    A bit of the good old TIG over the failed weld to see how strong the next weakest link is?
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    2020-Jun-18, 07:02 AM
    Nicolas replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    And if I interpret Musk correctly, they could make it even better than this first attempt. I don't know which pressure they need/hope for, but the...
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    2020-Jun-17, 08:47 PM
    Nicolas replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    It sure was cold and it didn't seem very kaboom-prone. :) BocaChicaGal's video of the next day appears to show the point of failure as somewhere...
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    2020-Jun-17, 07:49 AM
    Nicolas replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Meanwhile, the Starship SN7 test tank (the first built from the kind of steel they want to use for the actual vehicles) reached a nice pressure...
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    2020-Jun-16, 07:08 AM
    Nicolas replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    It's difficult to understand what they mean with just words, especially when they use "rigid articulated". :) But assuming they mean a propulsive...
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    2020-Jun-15, 07:02 AM
    Nicolas replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Apparently so, which is very hard to comprehend. I know you can have a go at (unmanned, please) rocketry without understanding many finesses, but the...
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