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by MadAstronaut
Tue Jun 08, 2021 6:25 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Jeff Bezos and brother to fly on first Blue Origin flight
Replies: 82
Views: 6335

Re: Jeff Bezos and brother to fly on first Blue Origin flight

A difference is that Jeff hates paying taxes. There are shells around shells that were created to ensure exactly that. Or, when margins started to climb, he would call Jassy and tell him to cut pricing so that they didn't profit from AWS. Any time they had profit was money the government would tax,...

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by MadAstronaut
Tue Jun 08, 2021 6:01 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Space junk
Replies: 26
Views: 3064

Re: Space junk

SpaceX told their satellites can naturally deorbit themselves and burn in the Earth's atmosphere. Do they have another deorbiting system?

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by MadAstronaut
Tue Jun 01, 2021 12:18 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Space junk
Replies: 26
Views: 3064

Re: Space junk

The ISS recently suffered a clash with a piece of space junk that hit its robotic arb. Isn't it an important signal for us to start doing something with it...

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by MadAstronaut
Mon May 31, 2021 2:17 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Space junk
Replies: 26
Views: 3064

Re: Space junk

I guess it`s impossible to decrease the number of launches. I heard that some space agencies are going to make some ``cleaning`` missions. I guess the easiest way to cope with space junk is to make them burn down in the atmosphere. However, it depends on the size of some space debris. It can be so ...

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by MadAstronaut
Sat May 29, 2021 8:47 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Space junk
Replies: 26
Views: 3064

Re: Space junk

The most obvious decision we can take is to reduce the number of launches. However, we all understand that it's impossible now and will hardly ever be possible. That's why space agencies work on numerous projects that aim to clean the orbit. Some of them presuppose the use of satellites, and they s...

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by MadAstronaut
Fri May 28, 2021 10:04 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Mars 2021 Trio Of Missions
Replies: 66
Views: 9978

Re: Mars 2021 Trio Of Missions

Guys! Chinese rover took its first drive on Mars and made China the second nation that managed to drive a rover on Mars. It happened 3 days ago. That`s interesting! looking forward to getting to know something interesting from this Chinese rover. This is a great achievement for the Chinese space ex...

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by MadAstronaut
Fri May 28, 2021 10:01 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Space junk
Replies: 26
Views: 3064

Re: Space junk

The most obvious decision we can take is to reduce the number of launches. However, we all understand that it's impossible now and will hardly ever be possible. That's why space agencies work on numerous projects that aim to clean the orbit. Some of them presuppose the use of satellites, and they se...

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by MadAstronaut
Tue May 25, 2021 1:27 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Mars 2021 Trio Of Missions
Replies: 66
Views: 9978

Re: Mars 2021 Trio Of Missions

Guys! Chinese rover took its first drive on Mars and made China the second nation that managed to drive a rover on Mars. It happened 3 days ago.

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by MadAstronaut
Tue May 25, 2021 1:01 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Can we remake plastic waste into rocket fuel?
Replies: 22
Views: 3010

Re: Can we remake plastic waste into rocket fuel?

Practicality is important, all aviation requires the highest reliability from its engines. Why fool around with anything other than virgin fuels to ensure that reliability. There are plenty of processes - like cement kilns, marine freighters, large boilers, even on land stationary gas turbines wher...

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by MadAstronaut
Thu May 20, 2021 5:52 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: 3D printer for some space stuff
Replies: 6
Views: 1968

Re: 3D printer for some space stuff

And what about 3d printing for satellite manufacturing? Can smallsats or CubeSats be made using this technology? I think it would help satellite launchers to reduce production costs and equip their sats with high-quality payloads, such as these CubeSat cameras that can be used for high-resolution re...

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by MadAstronaut
Tue May 18, 2021 2:36 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New Chinese Tiangong Space Station
Replies: 35
Views: 5784

Re: New Chinese Tiangong Space Station

When they plan to finish this space station? Also, I want to know how it will differ from the existing ISS? This amateur but well informed Channel has a good overview, made before the whole booster incident; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06GUEkc4EEA Interesting to note that even though a search f...

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by MadAstronaut
Tue May 18, 2021 8:28 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New Chinese Tiangong Space Station
Replies: 35
Views: 5784

Re: New Chinese Tiangong Space Station

When they plan to finish this space station? Also, I want to know how it will differ from the existing ISS?

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by MadAstronaut
Tue May 18, 2021 8:11 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: 3D printer for some space stuff
Replies: 6
Views: 1968

Re: 3D printer for some space stuff

Does this machine print the elements of coating for the spacecraft or something more important? I heard about the use of 3d printing in aerospace engineering but never went into details.

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by MadAstronaut
Tue May 18, 2021 8:05 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Sun-synchronous orbit spacecrafts
Replies: 8
Views: 1881

Re: Sun-synchronous orbit spacecrafts

What if we launch a satellite to SSO? Can it be used for Earth observation? I recently explored one company called Dragonfly Aerospace; it produces imagers and cameras for various types of satellites. Here you may learn more about the,=m https://dragonflyaerospace.com/mantis/.

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by MadAstronaut
Mon May 17, 2021 1:49 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Can we remake plastic waste into rocket fuel?
Replies: 22
Views: 3010

Re: Can we remake plastic waste into rocket fuel?

I consider this kind of fuel a good invention, however as I have already said it is only useful for some small launches and it is not good for some long space journeys. Also, according to the words of scientists who worked on ecosence fuel, this fuel is eco friendly, so this fact makes it even bett...

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by MadAstronaut
Wed Apr 28, 2021 12:12 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Mars 2021 Trio Of Missions
Replies: 66
Views: 9978

Re: Mars 2021 Trio Of Missions

On April 25, Ingenuity took its third flight. The altitude was the same, but the speed and distance significantly increased.
https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/nasas-ingenuity-mars-helicopter-flies-faster-farther-on-third-flight

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by MadAstronaut
Wed Apr 28, 2021 11:51 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: The most important space exploration issue
Replies: 10
Views: 1712

Re: The most important space exploration issue

You've already mentioned the problem of space debris, so I want to emphasize the fact that the government and private enterprises spend huge amounts of money on launches every year. I understand that building rockets and launch vehicles can't be cheap, but I think there are certain ways to save some...

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by MadAstronaut
Tue Apr 27, 2021 3:46 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Can we remake plastic waste into rocket fuel?
Replies: 22
Views: 3010

Re: Can we remake plastic waste into rocket fuel?

Wow, rocket fuel made from plastic waste is something really new for me. I don't understand why people negatively perceive everything. Our aerospace industry develops, and it's amazing. It's too early for me to make any conclusions about the effectiveness of this fuel, I need to spend time finding m...

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by MadAstronaut
Tue Apr 27, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Satellite technology which helps scientists prevent us from Desertification
Replies: 8
Views: 1077

Re: Satellite technology which helps scientists prevent us from Desertification

We have that since a veeeeeeeeeeery long time. It's basically photography at various wavelengths. Also, satellite-based radar is nowadays good enough to register soil erosion / deposition at centimeter precision. Observing Global Desertification with the Assistance of Space Technology is a very use...

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by MadAstronaut
Fri Mar 26, 2021 3:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Could Amazon start passenger service?
Replies: 19
Views: 3366

Re: Could Amazon start passenger service?

They don't have reasons to do it I think

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by MadAstronaut
Fri Mar 26, 2021 2:47 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: The most advanced private space company of the present time
Replies: 20
Views: 2795

Re: The most advanced private space company of the present time

Dragonfly Aerospace. It's a satellite imager manufacturer from South Africa. This company was established not so long ago, but it had already launched its own satellite and imager. The cameras they produce have good characteristics and help scientists obtain a lot of useful information about our env...

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by MadAstronaut
Mon Mar 01, 2021 4:51 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Did you know about this "eco" rocket?
Replies: 8
Views: 1987

Re: Did you know about this "eco" rocket?

I don't think any similarity between Black Arrow and Skyrora rockets. Did you want to tell that Skyrora XL is a copy of Black Arrow? I'm afraid you're completely wrong. Users above tried to emphasize that all modern rockets are environmentally friendly, but it's not so. If that were the case, so-cal...

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by MadAstronaut
Mon Mar 01, 2021 4:37 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: NASA buys moon rocks
Replies: 1
Views: 1644

Re: NASA buys moon rocks

Perhaps, NASA gives a chance to private companies to test their spacecraft and lunar landers. It's a good way to identify a forward-looking and promising company that can become NASA's partner in the future. I agree with you: it may be an attempt to set ownership or create a marketplace of space res...

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by MadAstronaut
Thu Feb 25, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SLS / Orion - Tests, Launches, & Developments
Replies: 77
Views: 13770

Re: SLS / Orion - Tests, Launches, & Developments

Many experts tell the SLS project is a failure, but I don't want it to be true. I see how much money was spent on this project, and I don't want it to fail. I hope NASA will solve all problems and send at least an uncrewed mission this or next year.

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by MadAstronaut
Thu Feb 25, 2021 4:27 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 434
Views: 57888

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

Guys, I want to ask your opinion. What do you think about countries that frankly copy SpaceX's concepts? Is it good or bad for the company and the reputation of this country?

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by MadAstronaut
Thu Feb 25, 2021 4:11 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Mars 2021 Trio Of Missions
Replies: 66
Views: 9978

Re: Mars 2021 Trio Of Missions

Congrats to everyone! 2021 starts well enough. I'm glad that lockdown didn't prevent space agencies from achieving their aim and making another contribution to Mars exploration. The number of instruments these rovers use lets us obtain more detailed information about its climate, soil, radiation lev...

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by MadAstronaut
Thu Feb 25, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Turkey wants to land on moon, launch astronauts, build spaceport
Replies: 10
Views: 2522

Re: Turkey wants to land on moon, launch astronauts, build spaceport

I was also surprised by this because this country has a doubtful reputation; however, its location explains everything. As you know, the best location for a spaceport is the equator. It lets spacecraft take the most out of the rotational energy of Earth. So, why not save fuel when there's a possibil...

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