Space

Effort in finding a better way to break earth’s atmosphere.

https://www.spacedaily.com/m/reports/20_Years_after_Hyper_X_UVA_team_makes_NASA_hypersonic_breakthrough_999.html

China did a static test of their booster section on the launch pad. The clamps failed and the rocket took off. Then they failed to terminate it until far far too late.

Spectacular. Both in regards to the explosion and the incredible lack of competence.

https://x.com/alphacharlie89/status/1807325869687316618?s=46

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Oh my

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Must’ve been the Chinese Yi Long Musk.

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Nancy Grace Roman to be used to find the first stars. Then JWST to follow up with spectrographs to help confirm.

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Fail fast?

Firefly alpha launch in 20 minutes for those interested.

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Would have been a better coverage if they used starlink for video shots in real time for payload deployment instead of ground stations. Oh well, guess they don’t want to plug the competition.

Great achievement by Firefly. Their whole rocket is almost completely 3D printed, including the engines, or carbon fiber.

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Polaris dawn mission for the end of the month.

I have nothing to say.

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Thanks CH.

European Space Agency (ESA) plans to launch Ariane 6 rocket for the first time overnight.

3am if my time conversion is correct. Going to be hard to work tomorrow as I’m staying up to watch this.

ESA feed link.

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First section of OLT2 stacked. Apparently will be completed by mid August.


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Good chat about habitual worlds observatory which is in panning phase with delivery expected in the 2040’s.

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:rocket: :rocket: :rocket:

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That’s disappointing

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Marcus House discusses some Starship design and engineering

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Vera Ruben Observatory camera. 2.4 billion megapixel. Hopefully will be up and running next year.

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