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by flyingturtle
Fri May 21, 2021 6:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I'm in Crypto Now
Replies: 77
Views: 5290

Re: I'm in Crypto Now

In the past two hours, Bitcoin crashed from 41'700 to 37'000, because the U.S. Treasury has called for every crypto asset transfer exceeding $10'000 to be registered.

Gawd, I should have shorted Bitcoin.

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by flyingturtle
Fri May 21, 2021 9:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I'm in Crypto Now
Replies: 77
Views: 5290

Re: I'm in Crypto Now

Crypto currencies and blockchains are basically good ideas. But there is quite a cult surrounding both. Blockchain is mostly a solution in search of a problem. It solves only one problem, namely: You have to store data decentrally, and you cannot trust those who store the data. If data is stored cen...

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by flyingturtle
Wed May 19, 2021 9:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I'm in Crypto Now
Replies: 77
Views: 5290

Re: I'm in Crypto Now

Update. The whole crypto market is taking a huge dump. Yay. China is imposing strict controls on crypto currencies... and it's the country where lots of those coins were mined, thanks to low energy prices. When prices crash, you can only sell when somebody else is willing to buy. So, your sell orde...

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by flyingturtle
Wed May 19, 2021 6:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I'm in Crypto Now
Replies: 77
Views: 5290

Re: I'm in Crypto Now

Yes, I'm a shareholder....

If a quirky rocket builder can crack some jokes and crypto currencies are crashing by 15 or even 30%, then it's nothing I would ever consider to put my money in.

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by flyingturtle
Wed May 19, 2021 12:53 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 379
Views: 47762

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

Does anyone know what the plan is for stacking Starship on top of the booster is for the test flight since the integration tower won't be ready yet? I don't think even those massive cranes are tall enough... They are tall enough. They can be extended. Most of the Liebherr cranes can be extended. An...

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by flyingturtle
Tue May 18, 2021 1:06 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 379
Views: 47762

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

In between adjusting various crypto currencies and building an impressive collection of cranes in Boca Chica (two crawlers cranes for the full stack are currently being assembled), SpaceX is working towards an extended permit: The facility in Boca Chica was approved when SpaceX still had F9 and FH i...

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by flyingturtle
Tue May 18, 2021 8:57 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Sun-synchronous orbit spacecrafts
Replies: 8
Views: 1690

Re: Sun-synchronous orbit spacecrafts

What if we launch a satellite to SSO? Can it be used for Earth observation? This thread is quite groan-worthy. One of the first satellites in SSO was TIROS-10. It observed the sunny part of earth with TV cameras, and was used for weather forecasts. TIROS-10 was launched on July 2, 1965. http://www....

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by flyingturtle
Fri May 14, 2021 10:08 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Oblique Wave Detonation Engine May Unlock Mach 17 Aircraft
Replies: 4
Views: 1417

Re: Oblique Wave Detonation Engine May Unlock Mach 17 Aircraft

Hm, the reentry vehicles of ICBMs surely use ablative cooling. Aircraft can't use that.

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by flyingturtle
Tue May 11, 2021 9:49 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Sun-synchronous orbit spacecrafts
Replies: 8
Views: 1690

Re: Sun-synchronous orbit spacecrafts

Spy sats, among others. If you have a sun-synchronous orbit, the satellite will overfly the same patch of land when the sunlight is hitting the terrain at the same angle. From the shadows cast by objects, you can easily and consistently calculate their height. When an underground facility is built,...

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by flyingturtle
Fri May 07, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-17 in GVA today
Replies: 3
Views: 1383

Re: C-17 in GVA today

One of the last times a C-17 flew to Geneva was when US SecState John Kerry went bicycling in France between US-Iran talks. He broke a leg, and was helicoptered to the Geneva University Hospital, and a day later to the airport where a C-17 from Ramstein picked him up. Using a plane from Ramstein wou...

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by flyingturtle
Thu May 06, 2021 7:45 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Sun-synchronous orbit spacecrafts
Replies: 8
Views: 1690

Re: Sun-synchronous orbit spacecrafts

Spy sats, among others. If you have a sun-synchronous orbit, the satellite will overfly the same patch of land when the sunlight is hitting the terrain at the same angle. From the shadows cast by objects, you can easily and consistently calculate their height. When an underground facility is built, ...

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by flyingturtle
Thu May 06, 2021 6:39 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-17 in GVA today
Replies: 3
Views: 1383

Re: C-17 in GVA today

Maybe it's a support plane for SecState Blinken, who currently is in Ukraine.

Maybe CERN got a new expensive part for their science dungeon.

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by flyingturtle
Thu May 06, 2021 12:43 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 379
Views: 47762

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

Regarding SpaceX' company culture - an interesting comment on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-jqHFKh70s "I work at SpaceX and I'll tell you, they are SERIOUS when it comes to process improvements. When you make a mistake most companies will focus their attention on what disciplinary ...

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by flyingturtle
Thu May 06, 2021 9:08 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 379
Views: 47762

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

Francoflier wrote:

I wonder if they'll fly it again, or if they'll scrap it and go straight to SN16.


Maybe a 30 km test... :cloudnine:

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by flyingturtle
Wed May 05, 2021 10:42 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 379
Views: 47762

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

Another change: They put a camera inside the trailing edge of the forward starboard flamp.

And it seems Nomadd can't scavenge any Starship hardware anymore... :hissyfit:

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by flyingturtle
Fri Apr 30, 2021 8:24 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SLS / Orion - Tests, Launches, & Developments
Replies: 76
Views: 12508

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

One heck of a machine to annoy the pesky neighbors... :biggrin:

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by flyingturtle
Wed Apr 28, 2021 10:45 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 379
Views: 47762

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

https://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-aerospace/space-junk-sleuths-track-down-the-rocket-chunks-that-lit-up-the-northwests-skies-last-month/ About a guy who hunted for the Falcon 9 upper stage debris when it landed in the northwestern United States... interesting stuff. (Partially relephant s...

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by flyingturtle
Tue Apr 27, 2021 7:26 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Satellite technology which helps scientists prevent us from Desertification
Replies: 8
Views: 996

Re: Satellite technology which helps scientists prevent us from Desertification

Why are you opening threads when going to researching the question by yourself? At least to hear people's opinion about it and, perhaps, learn some new information from those who know more about the subject. Why do you think it's bad? Yeah, thanks) I just wanted to start this thread to talk with yo...

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by flyingturtle
Tue Apr 27, 2021 7:47 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Satellite technology which helps scientists prevent us from Desertification
Replies: 8
Views: 996

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 flyingturtle
Sat Apr 24, 2021 10:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Indonesian Navy Submarine Missing
Replies: 37
Views: 14832

Re: Indonesian Navy Submarine Missing

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-56871694
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The sub and debris has been found, well below the survivable depth.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-56871694

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by flyingturtle
Fri Apr 23, 2021 5:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Indonesian Navy Submarine Missing
Replies: 37
Views: 14832

Re: Indonesian Navy Submarine Missing

The oil slick doesn't sound good No it doesn't. but i am hopeful the detection of the object at 50-100m is the sub. Hopefully they can reach it in time. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-56851487 A Swiss news portal said "Laut Marine-Stabschef Yudo Margono wurde in der Region ein metallische...

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by flyingturtle
Thu Apr 22, 2021 1:08 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Satellite technology which helps scientists prevent us from Desertification
Replies: 8
Views: 996

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.

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by flyingturtle
Wed Apr 21, 2021 7:21 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany retired the Bell UH-1D
Replies: 5
Views: 1345

Re: Germany retired the Bell UH-1D

Sad fap fap fap noises... :-(

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by flyingturtle
Tue Apr 20, 2021 7:53 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-17 Globemaster Centrally Mounted Joystick
Replies: 11
Views: 1885

Re: C-17 Globemaster Centrally Mounted Joystick

As somebody once said on a.nut, the sidestick (or the central stick) requires less precision than your computer mouse. Every right-handed pilot has flawlessly adapted to use the Airbus sidestick with his left hand.

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by flyingturtle
Mon Apr 19, 2021 12:51 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Mars 2021 Trio Of Missions
Replies: 58
Views: 7784

Re: Mars 2021 Trio Of Missions

Yay! It's amazing how confident the engineers have grown, after Pathfinder, Sojourner and other rovers.

Now it's time for new a subforum, "Extraterrestrial Aviation"...

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by flyingturtle
Fri Apr 16, 2021 6:56 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Was the V22 tilt rotor the only candidate to replace the C2 ?
Replies: 52
Views: 6095

Re: Was the V22 tilt rotor the only candidate to replace the C2 ?

What about aircraft such as the C27J? Was it considered? It would have seemed a strong choice, with its large cargo capacity, good speed, pressurization (unlike the V22) and with its rugged construction modifying it with a tail hook and folding wings wouldn’t have been too difficult Seems like a ve...

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by flyingturtle
Thu Apr 15, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: F-S scale on the attitude indicator
Replies: 9
Views: 2214

Re: F-S scale on the attitude indicator

Wow, thanks again!

This makes my FlightGear insanity a bit... more comfortable.

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by flyingturtle
Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:27 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Hybrid rocket
Replies: 8
Views: 1218

Re: Hybrid rocket

Hybrid rockets? You mean, ones with an air intake, so that the rocket doesn't have to carry all the oxidizer?

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by flyingturtle
Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: F-S scale on the attitude indicator
Replies: 9
Views: 2214

Re: F-S scale on the attitude indicator

Thank you all! :cheerful:

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by flyingturtle
Wed Apr 14, 2021 11:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: F-S scale on the attitude indicator
Replies: 9
Views: 2214

F-S scale on the attitude indicator

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File ... orizon.jpg

What does the

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scale on the left mean?

My guess is "Fast - Slow", but that can't be...
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I just wondered about this thingy here...

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File ... orizon.jpg

What does the

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scale on the left mean?

My guess is "Fast - Slow", but that can't be...

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by flyingturtle
Tue Apr 13, 2021 4:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Bad Experiences with the Police
Replies: 112
Views: 8111

Re: Your Bad Experiences with the Police

Keep in mind that cops in Germany and Switzerland are trained for two years before they're sworn in as officers. And in order to qualify for cop training, they need to show a three-year professional education. When they start police training, they already are qualified hairdressers, gardeners, carpe...

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by flyingturtle
Tue Apr 13, 2021 3:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Bad Experiences with the Police
Replies: 112
Views: 8111

Re: Your Bad Experiences with the Police

Never had an issue. Turn car off, Put keys on dash, hands on wheel and follow their directions you will never have a problem. Be a white male... Had Floyd or Garner done what he suggested or the equivalent for the situation, they’d be alive today. Fight back and you’ll have a long day or night, I d...

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by flyingturtle
Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Bad Experiences with the Police
Replies: 112
Views: 8111

Re: Your Bad Experiences with the Police

Not really the police, but merely security goons... I took my tripod and my camera on a walk in Bern, the capital of Switzerland. And I progressed to make a high-res photo of the US Embassy. A private security contractor told me it's okay, as long as no person is recognizable on the pictures. A seco...

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by flyingturtle
Tue Apr 13, 2021 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff
Replies: 866
Views: 255398

Re: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff

Silence a week after finding the cvr? I was thinking we may hear something by now. Under ICAO rules, a month after the accident, a preliminary report is due. 12 month after the accident, the final report. If a final report is not possible, then there will be yearly updates on the investigation. The...

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by flyingturtle
Mon Apr 12, 2021 7:44 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Can we remake plastic waste into rocket fuel?
Replies: 22
Views: 2709

Re: Can we remake plastic waste into rocket fuel?

I don't think it will ever pay off. A Falcon 9 launch uses as much fuel as a fully tanked Boeing 777. The kind of kerosene used for fireworks and rocketry is not that expensive, and not such a scarce resource. If we wanted to save fossil fuels, there are more sensible avenues. I think the intention ...

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by flyingturtle
Sat Apr 10, 2021 10:03 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Flight Sim - Round the world (and Africa and back) in the PMDG 737
Replies: 5
Views: 2970

Re: Flight Sim - Round the world (and Africa and back) in the PMDG 737

I've begun a similar thing with a Cessna Slowtation. Switzerland - Greece has taken me a few days. I like doing shorter hops, because the biggest fun in flying is trying to land at every suitable airfield along the way - under the real weather conditions. I never check the weather at the destination...

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by flyingturtle
Wed Apr 07, 2021 5:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pageant winner dethroned on stage
Replies: 4
Views: 837

Re: Pageant winner dethroned on stage

Well. The only beauty pageant I'll take serious is the one where Mr. [insert country name] must copulate with Ms. [insert country name], and raise children for a national breeding programme.

Otherwise, I have no idea what the meaning of such a "contest" is.

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by flyingturtle
Tue Apr 06, 2021 7:04 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Space technology that can help us preserve our environment on Earth
Replies: 19
Views: 1536

Re: Space technology that can help us preserve our environment on Earth

Nomadd wrote:
flyingturtle wrote:
Maybe we could create a giant orbiting sunshade out of our copious space junk...

On purpose?


Yes. A reversed Dyson sphere...

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by flyingturtle
Mon Apr 05, 2021 1:46 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Space technology that can help us preserve our environment on Earth
Replies: 19
Views: 1536

Re: Space technology that can help us preserve our environment on Earth

Maybe we could create a giant orbiting sunshade out of our copious space junk...

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by flyingturtle
Sat Apr 03, 2021 7:18 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Space technology that can help us preserve our environment on Earth
Replies: 19
Views: 1536

Re: Space technology that can help us preserve our environment on Earth

Have you heard about a special type of microsatellites that can observe environmental changes like sea level or melting of glaciers? With the help of that technology, scientists can approach the solution how to avoid global warming. Moreover, there is even a special type of sats that can track rare...

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by flyingturtle
Fri Apr 02, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Space technology that can help us preserve our environment on Earth
Replies: 19
Views: 1536

Re: Space technology that can help us preserve our environment on Earth

And don't forget that technology is not the best solution. It's electing responsible people into office. People who have a focus on the Earth as it will be in 200 or 300 years - not just 2024, when the next election is due.

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by flyingturtle
Fri Apr 02, 2021 10:38 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Space technology that can help us preserve our environment on Earth
Replies: 19
Views: 1536

Re: Space technology that can help us preserve our environment on Earth

Well, we have radar satellites since a very long time. The newest ones are approaching an accuracy of several centimeters. They can measure soil erosion, glacier melting, water levels... Moreover, there is even a special type of sats that can track rare species of animals to prevent them from being ...

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by flyingturtle
Thu Mar 18, 2021 12:51 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: The most advanced spacecraft in recent times
Replies: 20
Views: 2154

Re: The most advanced spacecraft of the resent time

The spacecraft that surprised me the most? The Crew Dragon and Falcon 9, because these spacecraft finally enable cheap space travel. The Space Shuttle and the Apollo program, however, were much bigger technological feats. While it deserves awe, the Space Shuttle was a good example of (political) mis...

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by flyingturtle
Tue Mar 16, 2021 7:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oklahoma House passes bill to protect drivers who hit protesters
Replies: 64
Views: 3285

Re: Oklahoma House passes bill to protect drivers who hit protesters

Stand your ground, castle defence, self defence laws... Absolutely no chance we arent going to see this new law massively misused by self-interested idiots to murder people with the blessing of the state. The US is a mess, this doesnt make things less messier. Just a nitpick point... self-defence l...

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by flyingturtle
Tue Mar 16, 2021 7:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oklahoma House passes bill to protect drivers who hit protesters
Replies: 64
Views: 3285

Re: Oklahoma House passes bill to protect drivers who hit protesters

Stand your ground, castle defence, self defence laws... Absolutely no chance we arent going to see this new law massively misused by self-interested idiots to murder people with the blessing of the state. The US is a mess, this doesnt make things less messier. Just a nitpick point... self-defence l...

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by flyingturtle
Sun Mar 14, 2021 6:55 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 379
Views: 47762

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

zanl188 wrote:
.... and SpaceX launches, and lands, a Falcon 9 for a record ninth time. We live in exciting times.....


And seemingly, SN11 is about to launch... *checks notes*... only 13 days after SN10 exploded.

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by flyingturtle
Wed Mar 10, 2021 8:55 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 379
Views: 47762

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

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"Lacks dignity" :highfive:

Yes, I'm absolutely in love in how Elon pushes the big rokkit forward and upward!

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by flyingturtle
Fri Mar 05, 2021 7:43 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 379
Views: 47762

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

From this angle. you can tell that the trigger for the explosion was probably the lack of water being pumped on the bottom. less than 10 seconds after the water stops, the rocket explodes. The water was probably helping to disperse the Methane that was leaking. I don't agree. Water does not dispers...

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by flyingturtle
Thu Mar 04, 2021 5:12 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 379
Views: 47762

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

Just a few questions... - has the Starship size been finalized? Until SN8, there has been a progression of larger test vehicles, starting with Hoppy. AFAIK the current Starships have small tanks, ones that only have to supply atmospheric Raptors for 4-ish minutes of powered flight. - has there been ...

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