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IMPLESSIVE 1980’s tech!
This is why I never understood why everyone on PrepHole was so excited about the X-37B, they're just unmanned spaceplanes with tiny payloads.
The x-37b rendezvouses with existing satellites to boost or change their orbit.
Same thing the chinks are trying to copy.
As much as people like to pretend it's actually quite difficult to track the exact orbit of a satellite, especially if you have something up there moving it around at random.
You can alter the satellite's orbit over one of the poles for example where China can't directly monitor it. An X-47b can also stay up for like 6 months and wait for the perfect time to release its own secret satellite at the perfect time. So many applications.
What I want to know is how we are ducting the ionosphere via satellite for...a very specific purpose
I mean they’ve managed to catch up to us in 20 years time. Space is something they are actually good at.
You chinks are delusional.
>Landed a rover on the far side of the Moon
>Landed a rover on Mars on its first try
>Built it's own full sized space station which after the ISS decommissions in 2024 will be the only space station in orbit
They caught up
>full sized space station
Don't even get me started on their rover
I don't think they've actually discovered anything, nor built the space station on their own. Military applications are non-existent because their hypersonics don't work and the US has a chokehold on Chinese foreign policy. The only reason China has for being in space is to spy on Taiwan 24/7 rent free.
The Viking Program was in 1976. They have not caught up.
China's space and rocket capabilities are pretty good. The quality of their armed forces goes like this
>SSF (cyber, space, EW)
Considering nothing major happened since 1969, they have caught up.
Sending man made objects outside our solar system confirmed for nothing major
>Landed a rover on Mars on its first try
It died on impact when it landed lmfao
You're thinking of Schiaparelli, retard.
No the Chinese rover literally died on impact and they were silent about it for months, google it you dumb chink oh wait you can't, kek
They caught up to the 1980s using 2020's tech and it only took a decade! Amazing!
Is that chink satellite wrangler they've been working on? The one with a fucking crane game arm.
Not that big a deal but China is catching up because congress are fags
Leat we are finally doing Artemis. We sat around WAY too long after the shuttle diasters licking our wounds.
We will not put boots on the moon till 2028 because congress are fags and nasa give contracts to retards. Once you know about the Alabama River Rocks you’ll never be positive about nasa again
What's so crazy about using Alabama river rocks for the crawler to go over?
You talking about the crawlerway at Kennedy? What's your issue there?
You now about China's satellite ground stations in South America?
spooky stuff. Wish India and the Euros would even try to keep up with USA or China.
>spooky stuff. Wish India and the Euros would even try to keep up with USA or China.
Euros have like a dozen competing project, none of them with the money to compete.
India have the money but they don't have the technology.
Not to mention SpaceX pretty much told everyone: "if your next rocket isn't reusable you have no future"
On the matter Mushk is once again betting everything on something that might fail big time.
I still think that if he spent a little time making a reusable shuttle for a F9 heavy he might not get the lifting he need for his Starlink but he would create an monopolize a niche that would them profit to a future Starship.
Doesn't help that to me Starship "expected operating cost" look complete bullshit, so if it isn't lower cost than F9 you ain't covering the market for those who need smaller launch.
Still want Starsip to succeed, but well, build a proper flame trench instead of being a snob
>build a proper flame trench instead of being a snob
Imagine spending hundreds of millions on a fuck of huge rocked with three dozen engines and then cheap out on the flame diverter.
Imagine wrecking your launchpad, your rocket and half your fucking launch site because of this retarded shit.
Why did he do it? No meme answers.
>Why did he do it? No meme answers.
If Mushk had any input in that choice, it probably was made on a meme like "Flame trench are a scam to steal money, we are not falling into that one!"
Or maybe some scammer DID sold him that "unbreakable cement" knowing he would jump at anything that look like game breaking technology.
I'm more worried about how he apparently hope to recover the Booster on the first try without nuking everything he put around.
I mean, ok, environmental group make you pay each millimeter you use and the FAA is breathing down your neck because your rocket didn't explode on time when you lost control but still.
But right now the launch itself damaged several of the installation.
I also don't get why they DIDN'T catch that problem during the previous "full thrust test".
I do less damage than that in KSP
God it’s miserable talking about aerospace with retards and ESLs who don’t know the first thing about what’s going on but open their fucking mouths anyway
Had all the equipment for it, decided to launch before installing it. Obviously a mistake. They over estimated the concrete but the point of failure was apparently the sand beneath it compacting
> I'm more worried about how he apparently hope to recover the Booster on the first try without nuking everything he put around.
No, that was never the plan. Ever. The plan was literally always to dump the booster in the Gulf
The other main reason for the lack of a trench is regulatory. Tl;dr the army corp of engineers gets involved if they dig deep enough or use a deluge system, because of the wetlands, which means 18+ months of delays because of regulation. Seriously
Why would you need a reusable shuttle for falcon heavy? That’s retarded. They have a manned capsule.
It is the most obvious pork barrel grift to line the pockets of the Alabama congressmen who have a stranglehold on NASA budgets and demand all sorts of shit be built or based in their shit hole. Essentially a gibs program
And the rocks have to be regularly replaced.
Did you actually think that Alabama river rocks were chosen based on merit? Lmao. And the crawlerway is only necessary because of layers of congressionally mandated retardation for the design of SLS. And then look up the costs for the mobile launch tower lmao
>he other main reason for the lack of a trench is regulatory
Why is the launch site in the middle of a nature preserve anyways?
That should have been a gigantic fucking red flag from the very beginning.
I hate talking to people who don’t know fucking anything
It is actually one of the less protected areas on the Texas coast
There’s basically no where else on the Texas coast they could have chosen. Yes really. The barrier islands on the Texas coast are a big problem and Boca Chica is maybe the only stretch of coast without one a few hundred meters out
Because you want to launch as close to the equator as you can be.
>Imagine spending hundreds of millions
they're 100M each and they make a new one every month
Shit's not expensive and it makes sense that they'd want to see if it works with a cheap launchpad.
>No meme answers.
This is the guy who showed up at Twitter HQ carrying a sink. Odds are he had them launch on 4/20 simply because dude weed lol.
Yeah only retards think this considering they were supposed to launch 4/18 and got all the way to T-4:00
Btw say something else stupid
This is an EXTREME EMBARRASSMENT for China. Impotently continuing space development while the whole world condemns their attacks on democracy and human rights.
one of the big things in the satellite industry these days is repairing/refueling/servicing/etc of satellites by other satellites, aka putting janny sats in orbit. the only reason why people are concerned about this is because the same tech can be used as a vector to attack spacecraft. but afaik we havent seen anything like that yet.
the chinese shit is boring though. i think people are only interested in it because the chinese are so secretive. the cool stuff is being done by europe. webm related. european satellite harpooning another satellite.
these things are all apart of rendezvous and proximity operations, which includes things like spysats spying other satellites, including other spysats, like these two chinese spysats being chased by an american spysat
>but afaik we havent seen anything like that yet.
Russia did a few years back
Mind this is just OSINT which is significantly harder to gather for LEO shit.
i know, i thought of it too, but i felt like firing projectiles is a bit too different compared to this stuff
They have to get really close to fire these projectiles, the vatniks just obviously went for the most direct, low-tech approach
>me throw rock!
Isn't this exactly what Space Force is for? They better have not slept on this one.
If LeoLabs could see it, the SF can definitely see it. This story is LeoLabs trying to sell their services to commercial operators who want to do proximity operations.
>Docked multiple times
Fucking hell. How bad is Chinese tech that they kept losing the fucking seal?