Success! The grain silo has finally taken flight and is back on the ground safely!
SN5 static fire test completed. No kaboom yet again. Looking good for flight test in the coming days.
Does anyone know what they're going to do with those fins? I see they dragged them around all week and gave them a bath. I think those fins will go on SN5 to do the hop test. Here's a picture of MK1 with such fins attached. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EFIF8ADW4AEwX9j?format=jpg&name=medium http...Jump to post
Nomadd wrote:And Starship SN5 didn't blow up during testing today.
SN5 passes cryogenic proof testing. Well that wasn't exciting at all! No failure, no collapse, no boom! What fun is that? :spin: Starship development is where the most fun is at right now! :smile: Falcon ops have become so routine that it isn't cause for a lot of excitement at the moment. But still...Jump to post
SN5 passes cryogenic proof testing. Starship test campaign back on track after SN4 went boom last month damaging the pad. SN5 will attempt the 150m hop if all goes well sometime down the road. Another prototype, SN7 was tested to higher pressures recently to the point of failure. It used new welding...Jump to post
Congrats to SpaceX for successfully getting America back into crewed spaceflight. This was a very exciting moment for me. I wasn't around to see the first flight of the Shuttle but this for sure felt like it for me. Watched the whole welcome ceremony with Bob and Doug alongside the ISS crew. I'm as ...Jump to post
Dm-2 extended. But for how long? https://www.teslarati.com/spacex-crew-dragon-astronaut-launch-debut-nasa-upgrade/ My opinion is DM-2 should be a 2 week mission. There’s value in a post flight examination of the spacecraft before flying the next mission. Short mission buys more time to make any nee...Jump to post
Orion is designed for deep space, including some radiation protection, basic storm shelter if a solar flare occurs during a mission (Apollo lacked the latter). Whereas Dragon is designed to do well what it is intended for, as a short duration ferry flight to/from LEO. It's heatshield is designed to...Jump to post
Of the 2 bidders that were not chosen, one of them is known to been Boeing, which had partnered with Intuitive Machines. No details on what they proposed. Some details of their proposal here, which was submitted in November 2019. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_Lunar_Lander Is Orion the only s...Jump to post
JWST will probably last a while. Projected lifespans don't really mean much. It will have one actively cooled instrument that could run out of Helium some day, but the rest are passively cooled. Besides the helium coolant, JWST's position in space is not completely stable and it needs to expend som...Jump to post
Not really, Erebus, the direct replacement is the James Webb. Still, adaptive optics have sort of eliminated the need for large space based mirrors. https://www.businessinsider.in/nasa-hubble-telescope-replacement-james-webb-space-telescope-assembled-after-12-years/articleshow/70886209.cms https://...Jump to post
30 years! Amazing machine. I hope they can keep it going for even longer so as to not miss any important astronomical phenomena. Hubble, Chandra, and Spitzer were a formidable trio of space based observatories. Spitzer's gone, but the 6.5 m JWST and the 2.4 m WFIRST will be coming online over the ne...Jump to post
Could not find anyone more stupid...
‘Lick the shrine’ videos in Iran go viral amid coronavirus fears
I'm starting to doubt they'll ever get it right, at this pace. At least not without a major rethink and redesign. Uncharacteristically for SpaceX, the whole Starship program is starting to look like amateur hour at Boca Chica. It is a very ambitious leap in rocket technology. Gonna take many tries ...Jump to post
I don't know what exactly is the definition of "wet shops".
But I would support meaningful sanctions against those countries and businesses that do not do enough to crack down on illegal wildlife trade, whether endangered, disease vectors or invasive to the local environment.
It's things like this that confuse and concern me: https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/17/us/kentucky-refused-quarantine-coronavirus-trnd/index.html A Kentucky novel coronavirus patient checked himself out of the hospital against medical advice. So to prevent him from spreading the virus, officials are sur...Jump to post
Under some circumstances we can find out some stuff about the outside from the CMB. Best regards Thomas A bit maybe, but not from prior to the big bang. the CMB is still 300,000 years post big bang. Small clarification: The CMB as last surface of scatering is from 300ka ish after the big bang, but ...Jump to post
Sorry, I cannot see this as doing more good than harm. You want to save 25 million people and billions and billions of property value by spending billions and billions to build it. But what concerns me most is the scale of the project, enclosing an entire body of water and its effect on its ecosyste...Jump to post
Been a few days but no mention here. SN2 Tank test a success. https://www.space.com/spacex-starship-sn2-prototype-pressure-test.html https://youtu.be/QlDBjHa0NkU Next up: "Static fire & short flights with SN3, longer flights with SN4, but spooling up the whole Starship/Raptor production lin...Jump to post
amdiesen wrote:Well done Airbus
There was a big poster of all the different vehicles floating around a few years ago that showed scale. It was awesome. Oh I found it. https://hips.hearstapps.com/pop.h-cdn.co/assets/cm/15/05/640x853/54ca60747780b_-_sci-fi-ships-de.jpeg?resize=480:* Lovely. I see my namesake ship in there. The larg...Jump to post
In Canada, the 5 major banks (in no particular order) offer...
Scotiabank - VISA, MC, Amex
RBC - VISA, MC
CIBC - VISA, MC
BMO - MC
TD - VISA
Action is certainly increasing when aircraft are falling from the sky. It is going to get more intense in the coming months. Erdogon and his Ego have put him into a real bind. The Guardian article linked gives a decent background to Turkey getting here. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/202...Jump to post
Sources closes to the well informed Cargo Facts say Airbus will be moving forward with a A350 freighter. In the past, CX expressed a lot of interest in an A359 based freighter and prodded Airbus to go ahead with its development. But, given the current situation at CX, I don't think they are in a po...Jump to post
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8051083/Pope-cancels-visit-Rome-priests-slight-illness.htm I hope the Pope doesn't get it. Indeed, this moronic Pope doesn't get many things. Taking basic hygienic precautions in times of epidemic is one of them. His "solidarity" antics are simply ...Jump to post
Sources closes to the well informed Cargo Facts say Airbus will be moving forward with a A350 freighter. Cargo Facts is aware of at least one Asia-based carrier that was pitched the A350F and declined to make a purchase commitment. In the past, CX expressed a lot of interest in an A359 based freigh...Jump to post
GalaxyFlyer wrote:Sounds more a drone carrying a gun.
Drivers not respecting cyclist's space on the road. Not too small a thing considering how many cyclists are killed because of dickhead drivers, people behind the wheel really need to start looking at cyclists as humans, mothers, fathers, brothers, etc..... And if you're going to reply with, ''but c...Jump to post
So Russians are training the Turkish armed forces which might be used against them in Syria? Why haven't the Turkish just closed the airspace for Russian military craft? Just because they have different views on Syria doesn't mean they can't be friends. So, the Russian and Turkish leaders are suppo...Jump to post
Betelgeuse is brightening again. Sorry. No supernova boom any time soon. Likely convection cell/s turning over causing brightness changes.Jump to post
Whoever masterminded that, did a perfect job. And I don’t think it was the captain. The captain could have played a part but what? Korean 007 comes to mind. There are some similarities and also there are differences. Let’s say that the Russians were behind, it was their turn. And no, it will never ...Jump to post
Does NBC Know What They're Talking About
I'd believe it if GE is looking to make an offer for a prospective A350neo which would have a much bigger market footprint than the A330neo. Indeed, a future A350neo would make more sense. IIRC RR only have exclusivity on the A350-1000, yet A350-900 is where the sales are now and going forward. A33...Jump to post
The best way it’s been described in layman’s term’s to me. RR employee. The T1000-ten is akin to a Ferrari V12 F1 engine. The XWB is more like a Camaro V8 road engine. I have had the privilege of sitting through some lunch and learn presentations on the T1000 component issues, the work that’s gone ...Jump to post
And you believe securing European industry is getting into bed with China? Good luck with that. And if your own due diligence isn't showing you why using Huawei for your infrastructure is a bad idea, you should start all over again. I was shocked to see the UK pick Huawei to build out their 5G. Tal...Jump to post
New name coined for this virus by WHO is Covid-2019. Or is it Covid-19? The World Health Organization says the official name for the disease caused by the new coronavirus is Covid-2019. "We now have a name for the disease and it's Covid-19," WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told repor...Jump to post
At this time, I think that boat has sailed. But if by "one day" you mean when it is time for them to replace the 77W, it might be a toss up between the 778/9 and a next generation line up of A350neos.Jump to post
Concorde holds the record for the fastest airliner to cross NY to London.
But for the time that we live in, wouldn't it be interesting to find out which flight performed the most fuel economical (per pax) crossing?
The goods China has a real stranglehold on are electronics using rare earth elements (China is the world's largest producer of REEs by a long shot, and electronics manufacturers relocated there to avoid supply disruptions due to export quotas etc.). Electronics at least are not essential items. The...Jump to post