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  1. LostCosmonaut

    The Space Exploration Achievements Thread

    No, off the top of my head Falcon Heavy is already slated to fly the Air Force's STP-2 (some test payload) and Arabsat-6A.
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    The Space Exploration Achievements Thread

    These reports say Falcon Heavy; http://spacenews.com/spacex-wins-130-million-military-launch-contract-for-falcon-heavy/ https://www.floridatoday.com/story/tech/science/space/2018/06/21/spacexs-falcon-heavy-rocket-wins-air-force-launch-contract/723478002/
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    The Space Exploration Achievements Thread

    Falcon Heavy got another customer; http://www.losangeles.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1557227/air-force-awards-afspc-52-launch-services-contract-to-spacex/
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    The Aircraft Carrier Shitstorm Thread

    If they're going to fuck up, it's better to do it now than on a Type 003. IIRC the Type 001 is half intended to be a tech demonstrator anyway, kind of like the Pz I was for Germany and tanks I guess. Of course, in this analogy, the Americans are busy working the bugs out of their M60s right now.
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    Railguns

    Edit: already posted here
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    Aerospace Documents Collection Point

    Lunar Escape Systems Feasibility Study
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    General Naval Warfare News/Technology thread.

    From one of the articles Why the fuck would you put that shit on the unclassified network. You fucking idiots.
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    Aerospace and Ordnance discussion/news.

    Air Force has grounded the B-1B after ejection seat problems; https://www.airforcetimes.com/news/your-air-force/2018/06/08/air-force-b-1b-bombers-grounded-after-a-problem-with-its-ejection-seats/ Crew tried to eject, but the seats did not fire.
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    The SH Ski/Snowboard Thread

    The homogenization of skiing continues; http://news.vailresorts.com/corporate/vailresorts/tpsp.htm#.WxU4tR-mnp0.facebook
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    Aerospace Documents Collection Point

    Fluorine and Fluorine-Oxygen Mixtures in Rocket Systems Rocket Engines from the Glushko Design Bureau Aerodynamics of Powerplant Installation
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    Aerospace Documents Collection Point

    Pentaborane A Study of Pentaborane
  12. In case you weren't already aware, hurricane season started early. https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/text/refresh/MIATCUAT1+shtml/280006.shtml I don't know off the top of my head, but preseason hurricanes are pretty rare. Only one I remember without more research is Alex in 2016, and that was in January.
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    Arianespace CEO Yells at Cloud

    I also want Arianespace to stay in existence, because as you said, more competition is good, and Europe has done a lot of good in space, especially in the scientific arena. It's a shame their CEO seems determined not to do that. They probably did a quick calculation and determined it would be more expensive for them, without taking into account all the vertical integration SpaceX has, and that Falcon 9 has been designed for reusability from the outset. I'm sure if you tried jury-rig a stock Ariane 5 for reuse it'd be expensive as hell. Or, his brain is damaged from all the fluoride Jeff Bezos is putting in his water.
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