_Augustus_

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About _Augustus_

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  1. NASA SLS/Orion/DSG/DST

    And possibly mini-ITS too....
  2. NASA SLS/Orion/DSG/DST

    EM-1 is basically delayed to 2020 now, EM-2 to at least 2022, and EM-3 date unknown https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2017/09/sls-em-1-em-3-notional-mission-outline/
  3. (WIP) [Kopernicus] Outer Reaches v 0.3

    Teaser for v 1.0 - reworked Aeumha:
  4. Or you could build it with twice that many FH/NG launches for <1/3 of that price per launch and a dozen launches per year.
  5. SpaceX Discussion Thread

    I think that there will be a lot of DOD launches for big payloads such as Mentor and KH-12 that normally fly on DIVH. And probably more Moon flights with more than 2 passengers (D2 fits 7).....
  6. NASA SLS/Orion/DSG/DST

    They could do ACES-based with something to the effect of "I'm SURE ACES will be flight-proven and existing by the 2030s!"
  7. NASA SLS/Orion/DSG/DST

    Except that Centaur's balloon tanks might not withstand entry/re-entry, and it might not have a high enough TWR.
  8. NASA SLS/Orion/DSG/DST

    Lockheed Martin says that they can build a reusable SSTO Mars lander to use with the DST/Mars Base Camp/whatever http://www.iac2017.org/iac-2017-news/news-items/WeAreExplorersandtheTimeisNow laughs uncontrollably
  9. Okay, looks like first light with the uncoated mirror will be around or shortly after the end of this month. Just have to pack up and ship my 8" SCT and order the focuser and spider for the Dob.
  10. Galileio Burnup on Jupiter

    https://space.stackexchange.com/questions/868/did-the-galileo-spacecraft-cause-a-blotch-on-jupiter-after-it-crashed
  11. The Astro-Imaging Thread

    You could get an equatorial platform or build an English yoke mount.
  12. Copenhagen Suborbitals Nexø II mission

    ITAR Isn't it launched from a barge? Couldn't they just put the barge somewhere else and launch there?
  13. Weather Chat Megathread

    It's barely a hurricane at all right now.
  14. The Astro-Imaging Thread

    Went and redid my old Jupiter animation. http://www.astrobin.com/312313/?nc=user
  15. firsthanddiscovery.com. You only need 1 glass blank; the tool can be made with plaster/tiles.