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by ThePointblank
Thu Sep 30, 2021 7:29 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Blue Origin offers NASA $2 billion in last-ditch attempt at lunar lander contract
Replies: 41
Views: 5466

Re: Blue Origin offers NASA $2 billion in last-ditch attempt at lunar lander contract

More drama at Blue Origin, with a letter written by a former communications director and signed by 20 current and former employees alleging a toxic work culture, with safety concerns, sexism, stifling of professional dissent: https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/09/former-blue-origin-employees-decry...

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by ThePointblank
Wed Sep 29, 2021 10:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Favorite SSD
Replies: 21
Views: 1598

Re: Favorite SSD

Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus. Comes with the option for a 4TB capacity drive, plenty fast, and well priced for a PCI-E 4.0 SSD. But I also like Samsung 980 Pro's, and WD's Black SN850's.

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by ThePointblank
Mon Sep 27, 2021 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COMAC C919 Production and Testing Thread - 2021
Replies: 9
Views: 3065

Re: COMAC C919 Production and Testing Thread - 2021

Rumours are floating about that COMAC might be running into more delays with production and certification with the C919 due to US export restrictions after being a no-show at the Zhuhai Air Show this week: https://news.yahoo.com/u-export-tightening-slows-advance-040613195.html ZHUHAI, China (Reuters...

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by ThePointblank
Sat Sep 25, 2021 5:25 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Updated: RR Will Provide Jet Engines For The B-52 Re-engine
Replies: 310
Views: 65822

Re: New advertisement: B-52 re-engine back in the mix?

Personally, I think this is a mistake on the basis of pedigree. Such a huge pool of spares and widespread maintenance for the PW and GE CF-34. With all the troubles RR has been in the last decade, is this going to affect the program? The Rolls Royce BR700 series engines are also very widely support...

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by ThePointblank
Fri Sep 24, 2021 10:57 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Updated: RR Will Provide Jet Engines For The B-52 Re-engine
Replies: 310
Views: 65822

Re: New advertisement: B-52 re-engine back in the mix?

Judging by the current pics, I think all the G models have been cut into sections to comply with START. I don’t have intimate knowledge of this, though. See the link for a list of all BUFFS, and their status. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1B_Un_zzkhX5eifi94KHrajQaBmxqN0imaej1mmTEIZc/edit?f...

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by ThePointblank
Mon Sep 20, 2021 11:08 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 351
Views: 23635

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

I would agree; the French are being disingenuous. They've known for over a year and a half that the Australians had issues with the progress on the contract, and that the Australians were looking at possibly going to a contingency plan if they could not work things through with the French.

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by ThePointblank
Mon Sep 20, 2021 11:03 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Lockheed reveals new LMXT refueling tanker
Replies: 197
Views: 18367

Re: Lockheed reveals new LMXT refueling tanker

Aesma wrote:
Because LM wants to bid on many other programs for decades/centuries to come. And to keep Boeing honest.

Lockheed Martin has historically bid on every available project as they have the technical expertise to do so.

It's when they decide NOT to bid is when eyebrows should be raised.

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by ThePointblank
Mon Sep 20, 2021 4:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 274
Views: 14842

Re: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal

“Some Australians wanted to ring up one week and say we’re so sorry, we’re putting out the diesel submarine contract, and ring up the next week and say we just want you to know that we found a better submarine and it’s British,” the defence source said. From the Guardian article linked above. If co...

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by ThePointblank
Mon Sep 20, 2021 2:43 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 351
Views: 23635

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

but burns the ethanol with compressed oxygen, making vapor to run a turbine. What do they do with the exhaust vapor? They would have to manage that system without leaving a trail. Why ethanol? Wouldn't you want something with higher energy density? What dose the M-1 turbine runs on? You would also ...

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by ThePointblank
Sun Sep 19, 2021 10:06 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 351
Views: 23635

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

What I don't get is why the Attack-class didn't have an air-independent propulsion system, when this is well developed technology, that France offers on the Scorpène-class. Maybe because of the size of the boat, too big ? JayinKitsap : are you willing to bet that whatever Australia will get will be...

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by ThePointblank
Sat Sep 18, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 274
Views: 14842

Re: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal

I think from France's POV this is the main point. Even the US admits that when they say they told France in advance, they mean they called the Elysée palace a couple hours before the announcement ! If Australia changed its geopolitical stance and instead of going with relatively neutral France want...

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by ThePointblank
Sat Sep 18, 2021 12:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 274
Views: 14842

Re: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal

This could have been handled much better by the US and especially Australia. France has every right to be angry. France also is a major player in the Indo Pacific area and it would be wise of the US and Australia to have good relations with France . This was not helpful. I think from France's POV t...

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by ThePointblank
Sat Sep 18, 2021 12:40 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 351
Views: 23635

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

Let's sum it up ... - US cannot build enough boats for themselves and don't have any boats to spare so cannot use existing USN production or boats If I understand, you're saying that by 2028 or so the US cannot build more submarines that we're building now, even if someone else pays for them and us...

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by ThePointblank
Sat Sep 18, 2021 8:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 274
Views: 14842

Re: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal

To be honest, these kind of games between the big boys with nukes, makes the case why those without nukes who can build them, should. And to hell with non-proliferation because you cannot trust no one anymore. The only trustworthy nukes are the nukes you own and can hit back with. The only trustwor...

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by ThePointblank
Fri Sep 17, 2021 11:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 274
Views: 14842

Re: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal

With the Submarines, France offered nuclear submarines, Australia wanted them redesigned to be diesel electric. Then they kept changing their desired specifications (with an the expected effect on budgets and completion dates). Then they did want nuclear after all. Is this true? I can't find any co...

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by ThePointblank
Fri Sep 17, 2021 11:17 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Lockheed reveals new LMXT refueling tanker
Replies: 197
Views: 18367

Re: A330MRTT News, Orders, Production And Testing

It's official: Lockheed Martin is partnering with Airbus to offer the A330 MRTT as the Lockheed LMXT tanker: https://www.defensenews.com/digital-show-dailies/afa-air-space/2021/09/17/lockheed-reveals-new-lmxt-refueling-tanker-firing-the-opening-salvo-in-us-air-force-competition/ WASHINGTON — Lockhe...

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by ThePointblank
Fri Sep 17, 2021 10:47 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Lockheed reveals new LMXT refueling tanker
Replies: 197
Views: 18367

Re: A330MRTT News, Orders, Production And Testing

It's official: Lockheed Martin is partnering with Airbus to offer the A330 MRTT as the Lockheed LMXT tanker: https://www.defensenews.com/digital-show-dailies/afa-air-space/2021/09/17/lockheed-reveals-new-lmxt-refueling-tanker-firing-the-opening-salvo-in-us-air-force-competition/ WASHINGTON — Lockhee...

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by ThePointblank
Fri Sep 17, 2021 10:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 274
Views: 14842

Re: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal

I feel that France is really over-reacting. "Drama queen" kinda stuff. And dragging on the USA for it? Any problem is completely between France and Australia. And with their "agreement" being 5 years along and Australia doing this, something tells me the agreement wasn't as agre...

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by ThePointblank
Wed Sep 15, 2021 5:19 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Taliban Upset that the US disabled Aircraft and Helicopters
Replies: 25
Views: 4736

Re: Taliban Upset that the US disabled Aircraft and Helicopters

How were the aircraft disabled? Short of blowing them up, I wouldn't be surprised to see some fly again. Iran is still flying some F-14s from the 1970s with zero US support. Avionics and anything remotely sensitive were smashed, structural elements had holes cut into them, landing gear were deliber...

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by ThePointblank
Tue Sep 14, 2021 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021
Replies: 2790
Views: 395967

Re: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021

Had an enlightening presentation and briefing from one of my freight forwarder account managers about the current state of the air cargo market and the immediate future prospects. From my notes and the general tone of the briefing, air cargo in and out of Asia-Pacific, particularly China is badly s...

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by ThePointblank
Tue Sep 14, 2021 9:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021
Replies: 2790
Views: 395967

Re: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021

Had an enlightening presentation and briefing from one of my freight forwarder account managers about the current state of the air cargo market and the immediate future prospects. From my notes and the general tone of the briefing, air cargo in and out of Asia-Pacific, particularly China is badly sc...

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by ThePointblank
Fri Sep 10, 2021 1:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 209889

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

The US is moving towards a mandatory vaccine or weekly testing requirement for any employer with more than 100 employees: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/09/business/osha-vaccine-biden-mandate.html New federal safety regulations that call for businesses with more than 100 workers to require vaccinat...

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by ThePointblank
Thu Sep 09, 2021 11:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 209889

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

But if it's for variants, will there have to be jab #5 a few months later to reinforce jab #4? I expect we will get a combined flu/coronavirus booster soon, perhaps two initially. Moderna and NovaVax are developing combined doses, for 2022 flu jabs: https://www.cbc.ca/amp/1.6169305 The CDC noted de...

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by ThePointblank
Thu Sep 09, 2021 8:29 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Taliban Upset that the US disabled Aircraft and Helicopters
Replies: 25
Views: 4736

Re: Taliban Upset that the US disabled Aircraft and Helicopters

Interestingly, most of these aircraft seem to belong to the (effectively defunct) Afghan Air Force. The US would likely not have flown these back to the US or anywhere else in any case... They didn't belong to them. I suppose the Afghan Air Force either lacked the crews to fly them out like the res...

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by ThePointblank
Thu Sep 09, 2021 8:04 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Future of western fighter production lines
Replies: 123
Views: 47397

Re: Future of western fighter production lines

The IAI production line in Israel for F-16 wings has been reopened for the renewed demand for F-16's: https://www.aero-mag.com/f-16-wing-production-08092021 An assembly line originally established in the 1980s for F-16 wings for Lockheed Martin has resumed production at Israel Aerospace Industries (...

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by ThePointblank
Wed Sep 08, 2021 10:14 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Taliban Upset that the US disabled Aircraft and Helicopters
Replies: 25
Views: 4736

Re: Taliban Upset that the US disabled Aircraft and Helicopters

Here's a list based on photos on what's left behind and is supposedly disabled. Currently 70 aircraft accounted for https://www.oryxspioenkop.com/2021/09/list-of-aircraft-and-helicopters.html Interestingly, most of these aircraft seem to belong to the (effectively defunct) Afghan Air Force. The US ...

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by ThePointblank
Sat Sep 04, 2021 9:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 757 Survival
Replies: 20
Views: 2061

Re: 757 Survival

They briefly considered the 757 as a P-3 Orion replacement under the P-7 program. The alternative were a modified P-3 or a variant of the MD-90; in the end, they chose the modified P-3, before the program was cancelled due to cost overruns.

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by ThePointblank
Sat Sep 04, 2021 7:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Heathrow criticises Border Force for 'unacceptable' queues
Replies: 10
Views: 1665

Re: Heathrow criticises Border Force for 'unacceptable' queues

It is likely that the UK Border Force also reassigned their airport staff to help other sections with enforcement, such as port screening, mail room screening, road screening, etc during the early phases of the pandemic, and they will need to reassign staff back to the airports.

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by ThePointblank
Sat Sep 04, 2021 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Replacement 747 Supertanker expected enter service in 2022
Replies: 9
Views: 3952

Re: Replacement 747 Supertanker expected enter service in 2022

Not bloody likely. The issue is with the system, not the aircraft. The retardant drop mechanism for the 747 Supertanker is a pressurized system, not a gravity drop system. This means that the aircraft can't disperse retardant effectively under certain conditions, and it can't make use of it's entire...

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by ThePointblank
Thu Sep 02, 2021 7:37 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Virgin Galactic News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 75
Views: 30451

Re: Virgin Galactic News and Discussion Thread

Virgin Galactic has been grounded by the FAA until further notice as they busted their ATC clearance during their July 11th flight: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/09/02/faa-grounds-virgin-galactic-spacecraft-branson-launch-investigation.html The Federal Aviation Administration grounded Virgin Galactic on...

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by ThePointblank
Sun Aug 29, 2021 9:53 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: First C-130J-30 for Germany painted
Replies: 20
Views: 4875

Re: First C-130J-30 for Germany painted

Sorry if this is off topic but what is Lockheed Martin's long term plan for the Hercules ? Is the J model the end of the line or might we see a modernized version with a new power plant, new wing and upgraded avionics enter service at some point in the future ? I wondered the same. Its been 22 year...

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by ThePointblank
Fri Aug 27, 2021 10:34 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-17 departs Kabul with 800 passengers!
Replies: 100
Views: 10995

Re: C-17 departs Kabul with 800 passengers!

A baby girl was born onboard a USAF C-17 as the mother went in to labour while on final descent to Ramstein Air Base, Germany: https://www.militarytimes.com/news/pentagon-congress/2021/08/25/afghan-baby-born-on-c-17-bound-for-germany-named-reach-after-the-jets-call-sign/ When a C-17 Globemaster, cal...

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by ThePointblank
Fri Aug 27, 2021 7:14 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Blue Origin offers NASA $2 billion in last-ditch attempt at lunar lander contract
Replies: 41
Views: 5466

Re: Blue Origin offers NASA $2 billion in last-ditch attempt at lunar lander contract

It appears Blue Origin is a major player in deforestation because they are in the middle of trying to drown NASA in paperwork related to their court battle: https://twitter.com/joroulette/status/1431299991142809602?s=19 NASA "reluctantly agrees" to extend the stay on SpaceX's HLS contract ...

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by ThePointblank
Thu Aug 26, 2021 8:22 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: United Launch Alliance - Tests, Launches, News, Developments
Replies: 213
Views: 35435

Re: United Launch Alliance - Tests, Launches, News, Developments

The big problem is the same as their airliner development and production problems. Figuring out how such bonehead issues happen in the first place. And that seems to be beyond them. Interestingly, if you talk with people inside the organization, they can give you the hair, teeth and eyeballs of the...

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by ThePointblank
Sat Aug 21, 2021 8:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 209889

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

India has given emergency authorization to the ZyCoV-D vaccine for people over 12 years old, which is a DNA-based vaccine given in a 3 dose regime: https://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSKBN2FL1FN BENGALURU (Reuters) -India's drug regulator has granted emergency use approval for Zydus Cadila's ...

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by ThePointblank
Sat Aug 21, 2021 8:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 209889

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

I cropped some points here to respond to. - Does the vaccine actually stop the spread in any meaningful way? From the studies it appears the viral load is the same in both unvaccinated and vaccinated in the upper respiratory tract and in the vaccinated the immune response takes over once the virus ...

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by ThePointblank
Sat Aug 21, 2021 12:36 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Blue Origin offers NASA $2 billion in last-ditch attempt at lunar lander contract
Replies: 41
Views: 5466

Re: Blue Origin offers NASA $2 billion in last-ditch attempt at lunar lander contract

It appears there is an exodus of high level talent from Blue Origin, with at least 16 senior and key people leaving the company since Bezos' flight this summer: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/08/20/jeff-bezos-blue-origin-losing-top-talent-during-nasa-lander-fight.html Jeff Bezos flew to space late last m...

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by ThePointblank
Sat Aug 21, 2021 12:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 209889

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

Reports are coming in that full FDA approval for the Pfizer vaccine could be as soon as this upcoming Monday: https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/08/report-pfizers-covid-19-vaccine-may-get-full-fda-approval-monday/ The Food and Drug Administration is aiming to issue full regulatory approval of Pfiz...

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by ThePointblank
Tue Aug 17, 2021 11:38 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Military Crashes Discussion Thread - Part 2
Replies: 92
Views: 14182

Re: Be-200 crashes in Turkey

If you listen to some on this site (and I don't pretend to know better) aerial firefighting is a waste of time. Aerial firefighting is meant to slow down the rate of movement of a fire, so firefighters on the ground can build control lines to contain the fire. Once the fire is contained, they let i...

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by ThePointblank
Tue Aug 17, 2021 6:39 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Blue Origin offers NASA $2 billion in last-ditch attempt at lunar lander contract
Replies: 41
Views: 5466

Re: Blue Origin offers NASA $2 billion in last-ditch attempt at lunar lander contract

Again, Eric Berger at Ars Technica has an excellent scoop as to how employees over at Blue Origin and NASA are feeling, and it appears that the recent actions of senior management at Blue Origin has generated a ton of ill-will: We could see an exodus of employees from Blue Origin towards other comp...

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by ThePointblank
Mon Aug 16, 2021 11:10 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: United Launch Alliance - Tests, Launches, News, Developments
Replies: 213
Views: 35435

Re: United Launch Alliance - Tests, Launches, News, Developments

And it looks like Starliner's launch is likely going to get pushed to next year: Step 1: extend hand in front of head Step 2: place palm over face Step 3: ffs... I wonder if ULA gets compensated for readying a booster on the pad for nothing. That can't be cheap. They can repurpose the first stage, ...

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by ThePointblank
Mon Aug 16, 2021 11:07 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Blue Origin offers NASA $2 billion in last-ditch attempt at lunar lander contract
Replies: 41
Views: 5466

Re: Blue Origin offers NASA $2 billion in last-ditch attempt at lunar lander contract

Again, Eric Berger at Ars Technica has an excellent scoop as to how employees over at Blue Origin and NASA are feeling, and it appears that the recent actions of senior management at Blue Origin has generated a ton of ill-will: https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/08/heres-why-blue-origin-thinks-it-...

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by ThePointblank
Mon Aug 16, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Blue Origin offers NASA $2 billion in last-ditch attempt at lunar lander contract
Replies: 41
Views: 5466

Re: Blue Origin offers NASA $2 billion in last-ditch attempt at lunar lander contract

And Blue Origin has sued NASA: https://www.theverge.com/platform/amp/2021/8/16/22623022/jeff-bezos-blue-origin-sue-nasa-lawsuit-hls-lunar-lander Jeff Bezos’ space company Blue Origin brought its fight against NASA’s Moon program to federal court on Monday, doubling down on accusations that the agenc...

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by ThePointblank
Mon Aug 16, 2021 12:51 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: United Launch Alliance - Tests, Launches, News, Developments
Replies: 213
Views: 35435

Re: United Launch Alliance - Tests, Launches, News, Developments

This is b-a-d bad for Boeing. It’s one thing to delay the launch a few days or weeks to get the problem sorted. But this is now like taking a car back to the factory because allegedly a tire is leaking. There has to be more to it than some unresponsive valves. You might be right that there is more ...

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by ThePointblank
Sun Aug 15, 2021 8:04 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: United Launch Alliance - Tests, Launches, News, Developments
Replies: 213
Views: 35435

Re: United Launch Alliance - Tests, Launches, News, Developments

And it looks like Starliner's launch is likely going to get pushed to next year: Step 1: extend hand in front of head Step 2: place palm over face Step 3: ffs... I wonder if ULA gets compensated for readying a booster on the pad for nothing. That can't be cheap. They can repurpose the first stage, ...

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by ThePointblank
Sat Aug 14, 2021 7:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 43885

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

bennett123 wrote:
As you say, if the Afghan Army is less well trained than the Taleb, that does raise further questions.

Lack of formal education, poor quality of candidates, and tribal allegiances all play a significant factor in the quality of the Afghan Army.

That, and a sprinkling of corruption.

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by ThePointblank
Fri Aug 13, 2021 7:55 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: United Launch Alliance - Tests, Launches, News, Developments
Replies: 213
Views: 35435

Re: United Launch Alliance - Tests, Launches, News, Developments

Starliner is further delayed. "We've determined #Starliner will return to our factory for deeper-level troubleshooting of four propulsion system valves. With @NASA , we've decided to stand down for this launch window to make way for other national priority missions." https://twitter.com/B...

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by ThePointblank
Thu Aug 12, 2021 3:32 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Blue Origin offers NASA $2 billion in last-ditch attempt at lunar lander contract
Replies: 41
Views: 5466

Re: Blue Origin offers NASA $2 billion in last-ditch attempt at lunar lander contract

Now it is escalating to veiled threats of a lawsuit from Blue Origin: https://twitter.com/wapodavenport/status/1425592931461832715 A Blue Origin spokesperson I spoke with today left open the possibility of taking the HLS fight to the Court of Federal Claims and Bob Smith said in a statement to the P...

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by ThePointblank
Wed Aug 11, 2021 11:12 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Blue Origin offers NASA $2 billion in last-ditch attempt at lunar lander contract
Replies: 41
Views: 5466

Re: Blue Origin offers NASA $2 billion in last-ditch attempt at lunar lander contract

It seems like Blue Origin is just not giving up even after having their GAO protest denied, and the full GAO decision was released: https://twitter.com/wapodavenport/status/1425433746757595141 Blue Origin just not giving up on the HLS program. Says the GAO’s decision highlights issues that “will pre...

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by ThePointblank
Tue Aug 10, 2021 10:57 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Best Ground Attack Aircraft before 1977
Replies: 42
Views: 2699

Re: Best Ground Attack Aircraft before 1977

It might be the case that the A-7 looks better on paper, with just stats but that is never the whole story. Yet for all that, in a 1978 bombing exercise the 'dumb' RAF Jaguars did better than the A-7's, that is an exercise, both in bombs on target and avoiding the USAFE F-5E Aggressor unit in the U...

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