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  1. Canopus

    NASA SLS/Orion/Payloads

    All in all this really doesn't change that much of the overall schedule. When em-2 was supposed to fly with the LOP/G propulsion element, they weren't supposed to arrive in Lunar orbit at the same time and wouldn't have done a rendezvous. They basically split the mission, and now it's possible to fly the Block1b unmanned before putting people on it.
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    NASA SLS/Orion/Payloads

    RTLS is completely incompatible with the SLS design. It‘s core will be extremely fast and high when it is deactivated. The only thing i could imagine working would be a smart style engine only recovery.
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    Arianespace launch thread

    All these Organizations will likely contribute small parts to an upcoming Lunar mission infrastructure. Arianespace in the end likely more then some mentioned by you. They are just not hyping it up as much
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    ULA launch thread

    The Starliner carrying Atlas is designated as N22.
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    Launch Provider Live Coverage Index

    I'd be in favor of CST-100 launches to be discussed on the ULA thread, as lauches of any other ULA payloads are.
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    A realistic jump/wormhole ship.
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    Have you played Orbiter? How is it?

    It's a lot more tedious. I got into Orbiter after playing KSP which helped me because i already knew the basics of orbital maneuvers. But other than in Kerbal Space Program i don't think you can learn the mechanism of Orbiter through actually playing the game. I spent a lot of time reading manuals and watching tutorials to understand the Multifunction displays and their uses, and after flying a few missions to the Moon, Mars and a big one to Jupiter and its moons Io and Europa, i basically lost interest in the Game. I'm glad i spent time with it though, seeing as it was part of the inspiration for KSP, but i can't see me returning to playing it very soon. I wouldn't recommend it as a teaching tool, but i would recommend you to try it out for yourself.
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    NASA SLS/Orion/Payloads

    @Xd the great If you look into these topics a little bit you will see that each of them is flawed in some way. There is a reason none of them were brought into service by NASA or any other agency.
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    NASA SLS/Orion/Payloads

    @Xd the great how would a fly back booster solve any of these problems? NASA already had a launch vehicle which was largely reusable, percentage wise probably more than even the Falcon 9. Didn't make it automatically cheaper though.
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    A realistic jump/wormhole ship.

    Quantum Entanglement only allows you to remotely alter the state of particles, not teleport anything. And even worse you can‘t use this to transmit information either.
  11. The idea to move an asteroid using a mass driver and dust as reaction mass is pretty old, probably as old as the mass driver itself.
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    ULA launch thread New ULA presentation showing mostly old stuff and the Aft section of an ACES.
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    Rocket poll

    Ah, the old "Sorry my Sibling/Son/Daughter was using my Account" Trick. Small tip, no one ever buys that. You could have just said the picture was meant representative of the style of ships you build in KSP. .
  14. Oh come on you can't be serious..
  15. So Bion, Resurs, Zenit and Foton all use the basic Vostok design? Some even today? Thats cool.