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    ISRO Thread

    Considering that most of the potential targets for an Indian nuclear strike are fairly nearby to them, I really don't see much of a point for them to develop ICBMs
  2. the main lander has a russian RTG to provide some power during the night
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    Russian Launch and Mission Thread

    speaking of space junk monitoring, how many defunct Briz-Ms are crossing GEO right now?
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    ULA launch and discussion thread

    New launch date for nrol 71 https://www.instagram.com/ulalaunch/p/Bsqd29Th_e3/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=16mphmwszb3j6
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    Concept for a Jupiter-Saturn-Haumea flyby probe

    Getting a video from Saturn would be hard because of bandwidth, not mass, it would take a long time to transmit, and time is not something an atmospheric probe has a lot of
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    Akatsuki Venus Orbital Insertion

    This seems like the right place for this, Atasuki found some streaks within the atmosphere of Venus https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/01/190110091004.htm
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    SpaceX Discussion Thread

    Packing of Dragon complete except for time sensitive experiments https://blogs.nasa.gov/spacestation/2019/01/08/crews-wraps-up-science-packing-after-robotic-arm-grips-dragon/
  8. Gravity map of ryugu has been produced http://www.hayabusa2.jaxa.jp/en/topics/20181225e_AstroDynamics/
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    Top 3 Rocket Launches/Missions of 2018

    For launches it would be Insight, Icesat 2 and SSO-A
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    New Horizons

    Have the earliest images been published yet? I didn't think we would see anything till tomorrow?
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    InSight launching in 2018

    looks like the seismometer is on the ground
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    Sierra Nevada Dream Chaser thread

    rockets are a type of propulsion, spaceplanes are a type of reentry vehicle, the two are not mutually exclusive. in this case, the space plane design helps reduce recovery time and g loads during reentry, while it launches on an atlas V, a regular old rocket.
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    Sierra Nevada Dream Chaser thread

    SNC has been cleared to start production https://spacenews.com/dream-chaser-cleared-to-begin-full-scale-production/
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    SpaceX Discussion Thread

    Looks like BFR is going to use the same heat shield as the X-37 https://www.teslarati.com/spacex-new-bfr-heat-shield-advancements-nasa-assistance/
  15. Not to mention the fact that the civilian populace will be inside colonies on the surface most likely designed to facilitate her regime.