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  1. RedKraken

    The Expanse Discussion

    Crikey.....Jeff Bezos just bought The Expanse.
  2. RedKraken

    SpaceX Discussion Thread

    For the engine-heads :
  3. Nothing. Meh. We will be able to work it out from launch vision/telemetry. Looking forward to seeing this baby fly.
  4. I'm thinking sea-level methane, ORSC, not as high as raptors FFSC. Less efficient cycle plus much lower chamber pressure conservative engine design. Raptor 2017 is reportedly 330s at sea level is an upper limit so far. (Merlin is 282s ? RD-180 is 311s) For BE-4 ...... 310s at sea level? I wish the Bez would just tell us. Nilof @ NSF ran some numbers thru MPA engine simulator ....reply #14....came up with 315s at SL.
  5. Anyone want to have a guess at the isp ?
  6. RedKraken

    Help me prioritize 76+ mod updates - Updated

    Editor Extension Redux. I tried a recompile for myself but got stuck on a couple of tricky argument casts in the strip symmetry extensions. Thanks for the astounding amount of work you put into modding ksp. Your github contributions board is a sea of green spanning four years. Cheers.
  7. RedKraken

    SpaceX Discussion Thread

    FH death of a core from fizrock on reddit :
  8. Fantastic news. I will be interested in taking this for a spin. Looking at the change notes, there is tons of new stuff to try out too. Time to fire up the compiler and follow the dev threads / github updates. Congrats on the release and thanks for all the hard work. Bravo!
  9. RedKraken

    SpaceX Discussion Thread

    Looking forward to seeing Falcon Heavy send some mars prep missions like comsats, gps, and maybe a surface telemetry array for EDL. Elon's "How not to land on Mars" video will be exciting.
  10. RedKraken

    SpaceX Discussion Thread

    from redditor sweetdubbro
  11. RedKraken

    SpaceX Discussion Thread

    Congrats SpaceX. Magnificent.
  12. RedKraken

    SpaceX Discussion Thread

    I hope they poll Starman during the checklist.
  13. RedKraken

    Russian Launch and Mission Thread

    from Chris Bergin @ NSF
  14. RedKraken

    SpaceX Discussion Thread

    I wonder if it got damaged structurally (apart from the sea water ingestion)? I got a feeling some engineers will want to hose it down, refurbish it and stick it back on the test stand.