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8 hours ago, XB-70A said:

Took from the manual:

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When Arianespace is promoting flatardness unconsciously.

I remember a really weird conspiracy theorist a while back who claimed that because of n-body dynamics, no actual true orbital trajectory or position was knowable, and so moon missions and rendezvous and reusability and boostback burns and landings were impossible, BUT Arianespace launched comsats direct to "approximate" orbits and they lasted for a while and so that was good enough for communications purposes. Go Arianespace!

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Mistaken cross post. ESA, not Arianespace.

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So apparently the Ariane 6 upper stage will use an APU to replace the helium pressurisation and battery systems similar to ACES ivf.

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NASA, SpaceX, Blue Origin, Roscosmos, Boeing, CNSA, ISRO, Moon Express, bassicly everyone else

*working on Moon spaceships and stuff*

Meanwhile at Arianespace:

 

 

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On 4/11/2018 at 9:17 PM, Canopus said:

This is meant for exposure experiments that you want to analyze in a lab afterwards. Sort of like the stuff on the outside of the ISS, but probably cheaper.

Yes, purpose of the X-37 is probably that you can do this in secret rater than the public setting of ISS. 
ISS is perfect for exposure experiments as you can keep an watch on it even bring it inside for testing. 
Russia has done an series of return missions using space capsules. 
Dragonlab is the same idea but has not had customers. 
 

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28 minutes ago, NSEP said:

NASA, SpaceX, Blue Origin, Roscosmos, Boeing, CNSA, ISRO, Moon Express, bassicly everyone else

*working on Moon spaceships and stuff*

 

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

Spoiler

I'm talking about Roscosmos.

 

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While you've all been watching SpaceX in the dark, Ariane 5 had a beautiful sunlit launch with all-nominal operations.

(But then again, this thing will get you safely to space even if you program it wrong, so nobody was surprised :P)

Upper stage with the satellites attached is currently in a multi-hour coast phase to its drop-of location.

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Didn't watch it, but:

 

 

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17 minutes ago, Streetwind said:

While you've all been watching SpaceX in the dark, Ariane 5 had a beautiful sunlit launch with all-nominal operations.

(But then again, this thing will get you safely to space even if you program it wrong, so nobody was surprised :P)

Upper stage with the satellites attached is currently in a multi-hour coast phase to its drop-of location.

Thought space x was first :( and it was an boring launch. 

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25 minutes ago, Streetwind said:

While you've all been watching SpaceX in the dark, Ariane 5 had a beautiful sunlit launch with all-nominal operations.

(But then again, this thing will get you safely to space even if you program it wrong, so nobody was surprised :P)

Upper stage with the satellites attached is currently in a multi-hour coast phase to its drop-of location.

I'd love to see Ariane in flight. Unfortunately i returned home too late and missed both today's launches :( Such is life :P

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I had an alarm set to get up 15 minutes early today, and didn't feel like making it 30 minutes early, lol.

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I'm a little bit sad that this was the last of the stubby Ariane 5's. They look so cute.

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