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Old 2020-11-15, 21:11   #1013
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I'm surprised no one mentioned this...
I had the feed running before they went live.
I really am wanting to see Crew 2 launch on a used Dragon.
Also, I hope when that happens Dee O'Hara can be on hand in the hallway leading out of the suit up room.
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Old 2020-11-15, 21:21   #1014
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I had the feed running before they went live.
Yeah... Me too. Like, four hours ahead of the feed going live I gave permission for local audio broadcast.

I have them muted at the moment (I personally can't deal with side-channel audio), but I drop into the video and text feed every twenty minutes or so to see what's going down (or, should that be, up...).

We live in extraordinary times.

Let's enjoy the ups, and manage the downs...
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Old 2020-11-15, 21:40   #1015
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I hope everything is copacetic this time.
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Old 2020-11-15, 21:53   #1016
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SpaceX normally does a mission control audio only channel for it's launches.
Today's is:
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Old 2020-11-15, 22:02   #1017
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I hope everything is copacetic this time.
Seriously... When I grow up I want to be Musk.

Disagree with his breeding policies, but until he burns himself out he's doing some cool shit.
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Old 2020-11-30, 17:31   #1018
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ESA (Europe's Space Agency) Is Spending $103 Million to Remove a Single Piece of Space Junk
https://www.esa.int/Newsroom/Press_Releases/Call_for_Media_ESA_and_ClearSpace_SA_sign_contract_for_world_s_first_debris_removal_mission


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At ESA’s Space19+  Ministerial Council, ministers granted ESA the funding
 to place a  service contract with a commercial provider for the safe removal
 of an  inactive object from low Earth orbit. Following a competitive process,  an
 industrial team led by ClearSpace SA – a spin-off company of the
 Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)  – was invited to submit
 the final proposal. With this contract  signature, a critical milestone for
 establishing a new commercial sector  in space will be achieved. Purchasing
 the mission in an end-to-end  service contract, rather than developing an ESA-defined
 spacecraft for  in-house operation, represents a new way for ESA to do business. ESA
 is  purchasing the initial mission and contributing key expertise, as part  of the Active
 Debris Removal/ In-Orbit Servicing project (ADRIOS) within  ESA’s Space Safety
 Programme. ClearSpace SA will raise the remainder of  the mission cost through commercial investors.


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Old 2020-11-30, 18:15   #1019
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ESA (Europe's Space Agency Is Spending) $103 Million to Remove a Single Piece of Space Junk
Money well spent. It's possible some years ago they suddenly saw so called 'debris' or junk in space actively move - hidden military satellites - designed to sabotage other satellites. With this you can clean up such debris and if it appears an enemy satellite cloaking it's a good catch.
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Old 2020-11-30, 18:19   #1020
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ESA (Europe's Space Agency Is Spending) $103 Million to Remove a Single Piece of Space Junk
https://www.esa.int/Newsroom/Press_Releases/Call_for_Media_ESA_and_ClearSpace_SA_sign_contract_for_world_s_first_debris_removal_mission
I thought it was going to be one of the big letters circling the globe that spell out "UNIVERSAL"...
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This would be a good test mission for VASIMR
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Old 2020-11-30, 18:57   #1022
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ESA (Europe's Space Agency) Is Spending $103 Million to Remove a Single Piece of Space Junk
https://www.esa.int/Newsroom/Press_Releases/Call_for_Media_ESA_and_ClearSpace_SA_sign_contract_for_world_s_first_debris_removal_mission
This has been in the works for some time. See this post for a pertinent link.

Huh. Wrapping size tags around a web address prevents the Forum software from wrapping url tags around it. I had no idea. Good to know!

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Old 2020-11-30, 19:42   #1023
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This would be a good test mission for VASIMR
Wikipedia not too optimistic about VASIMR. How comes?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Variab...oplasma_Rocket
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