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by Maui
Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Lawaranceville E-Newsletter
Replies: 825
Views: 253411

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Indeed they did... new post as of 15 minutes ago: Beryllium experiment started! In the first week, we fired 13 shots, starting June 4. As anticipated, first shot vaporized thin beryllium oxide layer, creating dust. Good news is that the dust is steadily being cleared off, with very little evidence o...
by Maui
Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 2273
Views: 432022

Re: SpaceX News

It does appear they are now actively de-orbiting one of the Starlink satellites: https://twitter.com/planet4589/status/1139334848001314816 Regarding ESA, they are actually now dipping their toes in a commercial launch provider program as well: https://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Space_Transportation/...
by Maui
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 2273
Views: 432022

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Right. I think one of the reasons they are launched below their operational orbit it to help ensure any DOA satellites de-orbit that much faster.
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by Maui
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 2273
Views: 432022

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Are you sure about that? I know I've seen conversation about how the Starlink sats will actively de-orbit... though I have to admit I can't find an actual source behind that conversation for the moment. It doesn't make sense to me why you wouldn't. I imagine with an active de-orbit you could likely ...
by Maui
Thu May 30, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 2273
Views: 432022

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“Prior to this the idea was to decouple the legs from the wings. This wasn’t very aesthetic, so now we have 3 large legs/wings that actuate. It is slightly more risky because we are combining multiple functions together” Don't care what you choose to fixate on, or details you care to invent for you...
by Maui
Tue May 28, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Lawaranceville E-Newsletter
Replies: 825
Views: 253411

Re: Lawaranceville E-Newsletter

Watch closely because there's something of interest in one of the videos? Or for updates coming soon?
by Maui
Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 2273
Views: 432022

Re: SpaceX News

COPV episode 3? Does this use COPVs? Thread on Reddit suggested it did?
by Maui
Sun Apr 21, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 2273
Views: 432022

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?? This is the demo Dragon II capsule
by Maui
Sun Apr 21, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 2273
Views: 432022

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Welp, I’m guessing this will end up being a full year delay. :( Glad this didn’t happen with astronauts onboard tho:

https://youtu.be/crqPsqk2VdQ
by Maui
Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 2273
Views: 432022

Re: SpaceX News

The Starship hopper was destroyed last night by a storm :(
https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index ... msg1904371
by Maui
Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 2273
Views: 432022

Re: SpaceX News

Elon Musk: Why I'm Building the Starship out of Stainless Steel I was contemplating this for a while. And this is somewhat counterintuitive. It took me quite a bit of effort to convince the team to go in this direction. But now I believe they are convinced—well, they are convinced. So that certainl...
by Maui
Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:38 am
Forum: News
Topic: Small Tri Alpha news blurp
Replies: 186
Views: 88173

Re: Small Tri Alpha news blurp

New Forbes article on TAE including 44 minute video discussion of TAE status. Predicting breakeven in two years. https://www.forbes.com/sites/jeffmcmahon/2019/01/14/private-firm-will-bring-fusion-reactor-to-market-within-five-years-ceo-says/?fbclid=IwAR1BZo_xN8GHLQVGTZArtYwdb1-kCRlpVfnzvwXYVp6dxfcJ...
by Maui
Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: News
Topic: Small Tri Alpha news blurp
Replies: 186
Views: 88173

Re: Small Tri Alpha news blurp

The scale of the TAE Technologies devices is becoming impressive. Norman is about 30 m long, Copernicus is planned to be more than 45 m long and the power plant plan is for a device almost 110 m long. These are linear devices and that gives of course a lot ot benefits, but they will still be rather...
by Maui
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Small Tri Alpha news blurp
Replies: 186
Views: 88173

Re: Small Tri Alpha news blurp

I trust cost analysis these days as far as I can throw my trailer because of green power advocate lying. That is not to say I distrust you, it is just the people that write these analysis reports. Green power is a crooked business and heavily subsidized. Coal is dependent on the location of the pla...
by Maui
Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Small Tri Alpha news blurp
Replies: 186
Views: 88173

Re: Small Tri Alpha news blurp

Well, if your goal is to be competitive with coal, you are in trouble because coal power is dead. I’d have to go back and hear their numbers again, but they implied that with current gas prices, they’d have a hard time competing in the US with their initial plants. I think solar + battery is going t...

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