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Old February 24th, 2017, 06:18 PM   #4121
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Didn't I read or see that the entire 7 planets would fit within the distance of Mercury to the Sun. Which would make for some amazing views. I think that if there is/was any intelligent life on any of those planets they would probably develop astrophysical science extremely fast in comparison to Earthlings. I wonder if they every would have developed a flat earth mentality.
Look at the second column "Comparing Received Energy". It shows the planets by amount of energy received from their sun, not distance, and then compared to our solar system. Yes they are much closer but their sun is also much smaller. This diagram shows how much energy they receive compared to our planets, thus which of their planets are in the habitable zone.
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Old March 2nd, 2017, 07:19 PM   #4122
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The B330 is designed to be a standalone space station capable of operating in LEO or beyond.• The only accommodating launch vehicle and fairing for this large B330 spacecraft is the United Launch Alliance Atlas 552, stretched fairing.• What if the B330 was launched to LEO, then redeployed by two @ulalaunch ACES busses to a low lunar orbit to serve as a lunar depot?• What if the SpaceX V2 and/or the Lockheed Martin Orion were engaged as the transportation vehicles to and from the lunar depot?• If initiated soon, a lunar depot could be in operation by the end of 2020.
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Old March 3rd, 2017, 10:16 PM   #4123
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Falcon Heavy will also be capable of launching a BA330.
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Old March 20th, 2017, 03:27 PM   #4126
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The final stage of SpaceX’s CRS-10 resupply mission for the International Space Station wrapped up Sunday, with recovery of the Dragon capsule it launched on February 19. The capsule was carrying 4,500 pounds of supplies and scientific experiment equipment when it made its way to the ISS, which was transferred over by ISS astronauts over the course of the past few weeks...............

SpaceX then recovered the capsule from sea, and loaded it on a cargo ship to be returned to port. From there, it’s headed to NASA, which is going to open it up and make use of the experimental results and other return cargo held within.................
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Old March 22nd, 2017, 12:19 AM   #4128
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Canada to get its first spaceport in 2020

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Maritime Launch Services, a Canadian space transport services company founded last year, has announced that it will establish a launch site in Nova Scotia by 2020. This will be Canada's first spaceport, with up to eight launches occurring each year from 2022 onwards.

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Old March 23rd, 2017, 04:42 PM   #4129
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NASA heading to Mars by 2033, and this is now a directive issued by US Congress to NASA, a national priority for US. It was signed in to a law the other day. #



Trappist-1d, 1e ,1f and 1g Might be habitable !!! - extensive look into habitability of said planets.



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SpaceX will be launching the reused rocket in a couple of days. A big step in space exploration is about to be taken
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Record-Breaker! Heftiest and Purest 'Failed Star' Identified

March 28, 2017 03:00pm ET

An ancient brown dwarf is the most massive and purest such "failed star" ever discovered, a new study suggests.

Researchers studied an object called SDSS J0104+1535, which lies about 750 light-years from Earth in the Milky Way's "halo," a population of extremely old stars above the galaxy's familiar spiral disk.

SDSS J0104+1535 is a brown dwarf — a bizarre, gaseous body larger than a planet but too small to sustain the nuclear fusion reactions that power stars. New observations by the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope in Chile provide new details about this object, which astronomers think is 10 billion years old.

For example, study team members said, SDSS J0104+1535 is about 90 times more massive than Jupiter, making it the heaviest known brown dwarf. (For perspective: The sun is 1,050 times more massive than Jupiter. And Jupiter is 318 times more massive than Earth.)

In addition, just 0.01 percent of SDSS J0104+1535 consists of elements other than hydrogen and helium — meaning that the body is 250 times purer than the sun, and the purest brown dwarf ever observed.

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World's first reflight of an orbital class rocket

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In a major milestone for the space industry, SpaceX has conducted a historic first reflight of an orbital class rocket.

SpaceX has made history by sending a "recycled" rocket into orbit and then returning it safely to ground level – an achievement that could bring down the cost of space launches by nearly one-third. In other words, a $60 million launch could be done for just $40 million, meaning a raft of businesses and countries that never had access to space before will suddenly be able to afford it.

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Wow I womder how much SpaceX's clients are willing to pay for their orbital flights... and how many do they carry per trip
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Would not call a 1/3 cost reduction a revolution in space flight. But nice anyway.
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Would not call a 1/3 cost reduction a revolution in space flight. But nice anyway.
It is a good start. Reusable rocket can only carry 42 % of the load of the " real thing ".
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Cost reduction isn't the revolutionary thing here though
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It is a good start. Reusable rocket can only carry 42 % of the load of the " real thing ".
not really. Falcon 9 specs already count the "spare" for reusability.
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Would not call a 1/3 cost reduction a revolution in space flight. But nice anyway.
objetive is a 100 fold reduction. Elon Musk thinks it's possible.

that will happen when:

1 - all parts of the rockets are re-usable
2 - each part is garanteed to be re-used multiple times, thus amortizing the construction cost.
3 - larger rockets are built and follow the above principles. For example... Launching 60 tons to LEO on a Falcon Heavy and recovering the 3 first stages while losing a single 2nd stage will mean each kilogram in LEO costed much less than launching 20 tons to LEO and recovering 1 first stage and losing a 2nd stage.
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Here Is NASA's and its Partner's Plan for a Space Station That Orbits the Moon

Behind the scenes, NASA and its international partners are putting the finishing touches on humanity's new home in space. This future science station, which will effectively replace the International Space Station when it reaches retirement age in the 2020s, will be a fraction of the size but carry astronauts hundreds of thousands of miles farther into space. In fact, it might travel farther away from our planet than any other human-piloted spacecraft, including the Apollo missions.


But the most exciting idea behind this new station, destined to make its home orbiting near the moon (aka a cis-lunar orbit), is it will provide a new foothold for future human missions to Earth's closest celestial neighbors, like asteroids, the moon itself, and Mars. Because the station is in an egg-shaped orbit, stretching anywhere from 1,500 km to 70,000 km (930 to 44,000 miles) from the Moon, it would need only a little push to be sent flying to a yet-to-be-chosen destination.

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preposterous! They plan on using an SLS for it? Why not send a Bigelow Module? A BA330 or even a BA2100???





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