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    X-37B, I believe.
     
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    yes, delayed from Dec.11

    4 yrs old, but still good overview



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    We actually designed it so it could fit in the STS payload bay. That is why the wingspan is 14 '6". Not too useful now.

    Some good film on the second set of tests using the X-40A Space Maneuver Vehicle (SMV) our office (MSP office in AFRL) originally tested in August 1998 at Holloman AFB in New Mexico. X-37 grew quite a bit.
     
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    US leads world in 2023 launches, sats on orbit: study - Breaking Defense
    Musk actually;)
     
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    Where would the military, govt, nasa, ISS crew, Ukraine (starlink), etc, ....... be without Musk and SpaceX?
    Seriously, SpaceX came around at a critical time and delivered. Look at Boeing Starliner. The ISS will be retired by the time they're ready to send crew.

    ULA Vulcan Centaur with its troubled BE-4 engine is finally going to launch late tonite.

    Is Musk a bit of a wack job? Yes, but most geniuses are. :D

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    YAWN ........ just another day :D

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    Falcon 9 rocket launches Starlink satellites on record 21st flight :eek:
    https://www.space.com/spacex-starlink-21st-falcon-9-launch-may-2024

    what's the max number? o_O ...... at some point refurb cost outweighs new, of course.
    Eventual unforeseen structural failure? These high use boosters would never be used for CREW missions.
    2 other boosters both have 20 launches!

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    For reusable launch sorties, we postulated 100 missions between major overhauls and 250 mission airframe life in the old Military Spaceplane office at AFRL. As long as you are not pushing mass fraction too hard, these systems can be quite tough.
     
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    Ho hum, another successful launch and near simultaneous landing of the two boosters at the Cape.
     
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    Helps to know what you are doing for sure.
     
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    I understand that someone has made a call for a SpaceX Uber from the ISS for a ride home. Something about their ride is broke and they don't have enough clothes to stay longer........
     
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    if it was easy, everyone would do it. :confused:

    it was supposed to be only a ground static fire test. ...... the rocket didn't get the memo. :D



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    Should have used some made in USA moorings.
     
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    successful launch, 2 solid rocket booster separation and 2nd stage ignition.
    >>> this rocket is fully expendable. NO re-usability. It does have the capability to stack 2 satellites in it's fairing and deliver to geosync orbit.
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