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  1. SpaceX Discussion Thread

    PAZ got delayed to Wednesday
  2. SpaceX Discussion Thread

    PAZ got delayed by a day
  3. SpaceX Discussion Thread

    Orbital ATK has confirmed
  4. Colonization Discussion Thread (split from SpaceX)

    but these arent buried for radiation or micrometeorite protection, and square cube law makes it more efficent to have one large park than several small patios, this is important as space-rated glass isnt cheap, and pressurized tunnels are better than roads for lunar colonies as spacewalks take a long time to prepare for, are difficult, and waste atmosphere.
  5. Colonization Discussion Thread (split from SpaceX)

    this is a horrible analogy, the air is free and supplies can easily be brought in, they have a 24hr day and an atmosphere meaning heating/cooling is a lot cheaper, and the ground is nothing like lunar regolith
  6. here is a helpful source, the castor 300, 600, and 1200 are all based on sts booster segments.
  7. NASA SLS/Orion/Payloads

    Trumps budget proposal has the DSG propulsion module launching on a commercial LV before EM1, mentions privately developed lunar landers
  8. The Chinese have dropped a hypergolic booster on someone's house as part of their latest bediou launch.
  9. SpaceX Discussion Thread
  10. SpaceX Discussion Thread

    The Paz launch will carry two prototype SATs for starlink
  11. SpaceX Discussion Thread

    SpaceX says that the govsat stage broke up on it's own, not by an airstrike
  12. Am i the only one tired of putting up sats in cislunar orbits only to have them crash into the moon? And when the contract says synchronous, it doesn't actually mean a synchronous orbit. could we have more low orbit satellite contracts for kerbin and other worlds as well, and remove the possibility of contracts demanding visibility over a certain area for a certain amount of time on bodies without synchronous orbits?
  13. NASA's IMAGE satellite may have come back to life

    NASA has released a detailed timeline of the recovery effort, IMAGE has been found to be operating on a system that suffered a power failure in 2004 and was presumed to be out of commission
  14. New Horizons

    New horizons has taken the farthest image away from earth