David Knights' Weblog

January 13, 2021

SpaceX does it again

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 11:39 pm
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October 30, 2020

Private enterprise in space

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 4:38 am
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SpaceX strikes again.  Once again showing that private enterprise can be just as responsive, if not more responsive to safety issues.  Hell, at this point I am ready to simply sell NASA to SpaceX. (Post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

August 18, 2020

A private space mission to Venus

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 5:26 am
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And it isn’t SpaceX.  This is interesting.  Things are now happening in space that I thought we would have seen back in the 1980s  I am happy that I get to see it before I die. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

August 4, 2020

Chinese space news

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 3:17 pm
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China recently had a failure of their solid rocket fueled satellite launch vehicle.  However, this article does serve to point out the steps China is taking to become a major player in satellite launch business.

July 23, 2020

More SpaceX goodness

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 10:07 am
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I noted yesterday that SpaceX had successfully caught both halves of the nose shroud for the first time.  Now we have video. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

July 14, 2020

A Day in Space

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 8:46 am
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An online event celebrating spaceflight and space exploration.  I can guaranty that, were he still with us, Mike Nofsinger would be glued to his computer/TV watching this. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

Scrubbed launch

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 12:41 am
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SpaceX scrubbed a scheduled launch.  It is the 3rd scrub for this launch which was supposed to take place at the end of June.  Frankly, SpaceX seems to have a good handle on the safety thing and I trust this mission will get off the ground soon. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

July 7, 2020

Not every shot can succeed

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 11:03 am
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Always disappointing when a launch fails to achieve orbit.  However, the fact that we are making many more launches, means there will be more failures.   Hopefully, Rocket Lab will figure out what failed and get it fixed. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

July 2, 2020

Space Force

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 10:30 am
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It appears that the US Space Force is more open to the use of reusable rockets to launch their sensitive payloads.  This makes sense given that SpaceX has proven the reliability of such items.  Hopefully this will lower the cost of our operations. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

May 26, 2020

Well this isn’t good news

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 4:43 pm
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Virgin Orbit apparently experienced a test failure.  Hate to see this as the more companies are competing in the launch arena, the better for all of us.

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