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NASA Wants to Grow a Moon Base Out of Mushrooms

January 23rd, 2020 No comments
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SpaceX to Make Starlink Satellites Dimmer to Lessen Impacts on Astronomy: Report | Space

January 14th, 2020 No comments
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Using ground relays with Starlink – YouTube

December 24th, 2019 No comments

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‘This Is Not Cool!’ – Astronomers Despair As SpaceX Starlink Train Ruins Observation Of Nearby Galaxies

November 25th, 2019 No comments

Source: ‘This Is Not Cool!’ – Astronomers Despair As SpaceX Starlink Train Ruins Observation Of Nearby Galaxies

TL:DR: affected but not ruined.  Possibly fixable in software.  And the affected observations were within 90ish minutes of when telescoping would have been stopped due to rising sun.  So maybe asrronomy just loses 3 hours of observation time a night (satellites shine by reflected sunlight, which can only occur ~90 mins after/before sunset/sunrise)?  But still will have occulations even during dark time.

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Why SpaceX is Making Starlink – YouTube

November 25th, 2019 No comments

Good explainer on Starlink. Especially about the expected revenue in the last few minutes. And that retail cost (~40$US) will be possible due to bigly revenue expected from time-sensitive hi speed traders.

Second set of 60 were launched last week. The trail is visible in the mornings (e.e tomorrow, 26th, starting at ~5:28am to ~6:19am, look NW approx 45degrees up from horizon, a.k.a 1/2way up to overhead).  About as bright as the stars in the Big Dipper.

On the downside, StarLink has already affected (but not ruined) a serious astronomy observation

 

 

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Yes, the ‘Von Braun’ Space Hotel Idea Is Wild. But Could We Build It by 2025? | Space

November 7th, 2019 No comments

Source: Yes, the ‘Von Braun’ Space Hotel Idea Is Wild. But Could We Build It by 2025? | Space

Seems too ambitious a timetable.  Kooky like the Mars One project.  And where’s Bigelow AeroSpace?

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SpaceX’s Starlink Broadband Service Will Begin in 2020: Report | Space

October 26th, 2019 No comments

Source: SpaceX’s Starlink Broadband Service Will Begin in 2020: Report | Space

So now Elon wants to put 42,000 of these in orbit?

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SpaceX says it will deploy satellite broadband across US faster than expected | Ars Technica

October 2nd, 2019 No comments
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SpaceX wants to buy a Texas hamlet to make way for its Mars rockets – Business Insider

September 22nd, 2019 No comments
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SpaceX and the Danger of Missing Emails in Space – The Atlantic

September 21st, 2019 No comments
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