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Daily News Stuff 3 November 2022

A Rocket By Any Other Name Edition

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  • While Elon Musk is occupying himself - apparently - talking to the same Journalists for Censorship loons who destroyed Twitter in the first place SpaceX is building a raptor engine per day.  (Ars Technica)

    Since the engines are reusable, that is a lot.  Even though Falcon Heavy will use 33 for the first stage and 6 for the second, it's still a lot.

    NASA meanwhile has a contract with Rocketdyne to produce more of the RS-25 Space Shuttle engines for SLS....  At a rate of four per year.

    The Raptor engine is 25% more powerful than the RS-25.  (So yeah, 33 of them is a lot.)


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1 "Eric Berger is the senior space editor at Ars Technica, covering everything from astronomy to private space to NASA at the level of a 5 year-old because more than 80% of Arse Technica's readership knows nothing outside of hentai."
"During Artemis Moon missions, SpaceX will launch the lunar lander version of its Starship into low-Earth orbit, where it will rendezvous with a depot. This propellant depot will be optimized to prevent the "boil off" of cryogenic fuels in space. (Yes, space is very cold, but when exposed to sunlight, objects in space can get very hot regardless.)"
Eric Berger can't use terms like 'vapour pressure' because he's a senoir space editor and space has almost no vapour presure so it can't be discussed, I guess.

Posted by: normal at Friday, November 04 2022 07:54 AM (obo9H)

2 I feel you're being unfair to the commentariat at Arse Technical, normal.  They've also unleashed their collective inner totalitarian, deciding free speech isn't all that good if people they don't like get to say stuff, and gullible enough to believe anything any Democrat says, no matter how ridiculous.  I bet someone there is congratulating himself right now about his SS COLA because Dementia Joe said a couple of days ago that it was going to be big--only to delete the post after Twitter added the context that the only reason it was so large was because it was tied to inflation, which was up hugely.

Posted by: Rick C at Friday, November 04 2022 08:11 AM (BMUHC)

3 RickC:  I really thought that Biden taking credit for the extreme inflation that lead to the big COLA bump was refreshingly honest.  Sad they felt they had to delete it.

Posted by: normal at Friday, November 04 2022 09:47 PM (obo9H)

4 Looks like the Twitter rumors were true, although we haven't gotten a confirmation on the 50% yet.
Musk seems to have told firees something like "today is your last day of work, but you are employeed through February 2, 2023, and will be paid through that date" to avoid violating the WARN Act.  Reportedly, some employees filed a lawsuit claiming he had violated it--can't wait for that to get shot down.

Posted by: Rick C at Saturday, November 05 2022 07:34 AM (BMUHC)

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