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  1. Yeah I suppose there is some precedent for that with what happened to one web during its bankruptcy
  2. oof not looking good, is there any way they can recover from this?
  3. Volcanic activity has been found on Venus in archival Magellan data https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/nasas-magellan-data-reveals-volcanic-activity-on-venus
  4. Considering Pluto already has a twin and several moons I doubt that it has lost a member of its system to Neptune
  5. Launching a rocket from underwater is pretty much a solved problem at this point nearly every navy with submarines can do it and the russians have even put a couple payloads into orbit from a submarine a few times https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shtil'
  6. keep in mind we dont know how far away the microphone is from the event, and how in sync the audio is, we could be seeing a bit before we hear, best not to jump to any conclusions yet
  7. what is this magnetic gas you speak of, and why would it perform better than hot non-magnetic gas or ion engines?
  8. Nasa has decided not to continue attempts to unfurl the solar array until the next earth gravity assist, also added another asteroid flyby to test pointing capabilities in november https://spacenews.com/nasa-adds-asteroid-flyby-to-lucy-mission/
  9. use Kepler's equation, most likely the hyperbolic anomaly version of it https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kepler's_equation
  10. Looks like Vega C failed, not a good look for the Vega family, at least the launch commentators realized something was wrong, but it was interesting seeing the animations go like the mission was nominal long after the failure https://spaceflightnow.com/2022/12/21/two-pleiades-neo-earth-imaging-satellites-lost-in-failure-of-europes-vega-c-rocket/
  11. final poll is still no go for upper level winds, looks like a scrub
  12. 22 minutes until window close, will either launch or hold if things get worse on the upper level winds front
  13. In a hold until upper level winds calm down
  14. The issue with jamming is that it works both ways, and this could end up limiting drone use and internal communications
  15. The crane was a separate vehicle on one of the elevators, I believe that the Essex class would be replenished by another ship, and didn't usually use seaplanes
  16. Kosmos 2560, the payload from the most recent Angara launch has deorbited, possibly by design.
  17. in some of the later books there was a force powered sith ship, and jedi would use the force to guide bombs as a stealth weapon
  18. As far as I know, Green and blue hydrogen refer to the production methods rather than the inherent properties of the substance, should be virtually identical if processed correctly
  19. Maybe an open cycle nuclear rocket, that way the metal heats itself https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gas_core_reactor_rocket
  20. Speaking of solar panel deployment failures, JPSS-2, another Northrop Grumman built spacecraft, is having trouble with its solar panel. https://spacenews.com/atlas-5-launches-weather-satellite-reentry-tech-demo-mission/
  21. cygnus is in orbit, one of the solar arrays has failed to deploy https://spacenews.com/cygnus-solar-array-fails-to-deploy/
  22. So the two of the groups that lost out on the last round because of high cost and programmatic risks are now pushing for nuclear rockets on their next bid?
  23. Is this the first time an Angara has deployed a functioning payload, I'm surprised there wasn't more commotion about this?
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