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by Maui
Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Small Tri Alpha news blurp
Replies: 82
Views: 15696

Re: Small Tri Alpha news blurp

Sweet! 8)
by Maui
Sat Jul 01, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 1773
Views: 157129

Re: SpaceX News

Hey, hey, hey! Exciting!

Where do you work now, if you don't mind me asking...
by Maui
Thu Jun 29, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 1773
Views: 157129

Re: SpaceX News

...except that I guess SES-11 was delayed and there will be no launches for more than a month after this. Looks like the pipeline needs a better branch predictor?
by Maui
Mon Jun 26, 2017 1:42 am
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 1773
Views: 157129

Re: SpaceX News

A sweep of the weekend double-header! Static fire for July 4 launch as early as Thursday. Clearly, they seem to be having success in bumping up the launch cadence. With 2 successful re-uses, I expect the dominoes will start falling quickly in terms of customers willing to ride the "flight-prove...
by Maui
Fri Jun 09, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Wendelstein 7-X
Replies: 49
Views: 11835

Re: Wendelstein 7-X

Ars Technica has pretty big article up on the 7-X: Wibbly-wobbly magnetic fusion stuff: The return of the stellarator
by Maui
Fri Jun 02, 2017 3:09 am
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 1773
Views: 157129

Re: SpaceX News

Interestingly, they just bumped the odds of go from 60% to 70% Saturday. Today's radar looked nothing like a 70% go day (as it was supposed to be). Here's hoping for better on Sat.
by Maui
Mon May 22, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 1773
Views: 157129

Re: SpaceX News

That sounds like a pretty direct competitor to Vector Space Systems.

Wonder how many players the micro-satellite industry can support? How big can it get without making space junk an unmanageable issue?
by Maui
Wed May 17, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 1773
Views: 157129

Re: SpaceX News

I'm guessing not really. I think the big issue issue for the 2nd stage is that it will be going that much faster and thus will require that much better of a heat shield and/or fuel to slow down. Not clear to me how this translates into recovering the fairings which strikes me as likely more of an ae...
by Maui
Tue May 16, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 1773
Views: 157129

Re: SpaceX News

It has been frustrating to try to understand progress they are making on fairing recovery compared to the booster recoveries where we got to watch every attempt. I wonder why SpaceX is being so secretive about the fairing recovery attempts? Also, I'm a little surprised the fairing isn't susceptible ...
by Maui
Fri May 05, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: News
Topic: More Helion Energy news....
Replies: 171
Views: 35787

Re: More Helion Energy news....

Hi there, RERT! Been a while.... Yes, many industries do have special breaks and subsidies that apply to them, so I suppose oil is not terribly special in that regard. Still doesn't make it right or or make it not a subsidy. I bet the effective tax rate is (besides being a dubious cherry picking of ...
by Maui
Fri May 05, 2017 3:24 am
Forum: News
Topic: More Helion Energy news....
Replies: 171
Views: 35787

Re: More Helion Energy news....

Say there was a big corporate tax break and repatriation of trillions... this would certainly help the US economy (possibly at the severe expense of our kids?), but I suspect not so much help high-risk ventures like fusion. If someone is looking for a high-risk, big-payoff investment, the individual...
by Maui
Thu May 04, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: News
Topic: More Helion Energy news....
Replies: 171
Views: 35787

Re: More Helion Energy news....

You mean, did he propose to slash half of ARPA-E's funding? Yes, yes he did.
by Maui
Thu May 04, 2017 5:28 am
Forum: News
Topic: More Helion Energy news....
Replies: 171
Views: 35787

Re: More Helion Energy news....

As a side note, if Trump really kills ARPA-E, this is going to be a major blow for small fusion research groups in the US. Funding for small fusion projects in the US has been crap (pardon my french) and ARPA-E has been at least funding some of them. Astonishingly, the budget deal actually increase...
by Maui
Tue Apr 18, 2017 2:48 am
Forum: News
Topic: Small Tri Alpha news blurp
Replies: 82
Views: 15696

Re: Small Tri Alpha news blurp

by Maui
Tue Feb 07, 2017 1:57 am
Forum: News
Topic: Fission news(I know blasphemy )
Replies: 49
Views: 3649

Re: Fission news(I know blasphemy )

Not sure that analogy works, but I get your drift. Still, Trump certainly has stated he is anti-regulation, but blue-collar jobs and, really, coal jobs in particular are something Trump has spent a lot of energy on. If there's one thing I give Trump credit for, its trying to follow thru on campaign ...

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