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What are ways that we can show 3D orbits and other 3D things in posts?

I probably spent half a day figuring out how to make each of the GIFs shown below. It was gratifying as is all of my procrastinatory behavior here in Stack Exchange, but the reason it was done like ...
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Isn't this question on-topic and shouldn't it be reopened? No need to block answers nor migrate, is there?

The question Can a moon orbit its planet faster than its planet rotates? is well received and has had plenty of positivity and several answers. After reviewing Community Policy Repository and ...
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Is a question about NASA KSC's SWAT team on-topic?

In the comments to the question Why were the SpaceX Crew-1 astronauts backed up by guards with automatic weapons?, the question was raised, what force the guards in the photo belong to and in another ...
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Do we need both “camera” and “spacecraft-cameras” tags?

camera has 71 questions, and has the guidance text "Questions about imagery devices on spacecraft and probes." spacecraft-cameras has 26 questions, and no guidance text. It appears that the ...
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ECEF and ECI tags, do we need them? Frames seems to be the standard

I was adding tags to Satellite tracking telescope integrated program in Matlab and included the frames tag with 24 questions. Then I noticed there also existed eci with 5 questions, and ecef with 2 ...
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Should the “shenzhou-11” tag be generalized to “shenzhou”?

Shenzhou is China's crewed spacecraft, derived from the Russian Soyuz. It does not yet have its own tag, but there are currently 19 questions containing "shenzhou". Shenzhou 11 was a ...
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Are “I suspect…” answers okay? What if we all started writing them?

I've just written the following comment: -1 because I have always found the "I suspect that..." format troubling when used in Stack Exchange answer posts....
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Are missile questions on topic?

I'm referring in particular to How to determine the delta V required in order for the satellite at pt. A to hit the earth at pt. B? Those who could give a fairly competent answer to this question ...
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Why are there so few badge tagged tag-badge questions on meta?

Only on one occasion, it seems, someone has had any confusion about how tag badges work. Does that mean this feature is strikingly crystal clear compared to other aspects of the site, which generates ...
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Ambigous tag, “modeling”

A low-power tag on the site is modeling, with a mere 12 questions. I see at least four different usages: 3D modeling Model rockets Orbital mechanics. Modeling of other phases of space-flight, such as ...
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How can I find something I wrote years ago in The Pod Bay?

Several years ago I added several messages in The Pod Bay about Arno Penzias and Robert Wilson about their discovery of the cosmic microwave background and their 1978 Nobel prize in Physics. Linked ...
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artemiss mission and artemis program tags, do we need both? If so, how to know which one to use?

There are tags for artemis-mission (13) and artemis-program (8) and currently on both tags the message reads: There is no usage guidance for this tag … yet! I chose one for Demonstrative examples of ...
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Was annotating and deleting a answer at the same time intended?

This answer was annotated as needing sources and deleted by a single vote at the same time. I agree adding sources would improve it, but it seems a bit heavy handed.
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Can a question be asked about space explorations without space craft?

I have experience of three space explorations without spacecraft. On two different days I traveled to a very old building{Two times the greater breadth, and height than a highrise building].there were ...
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“Relevance to space exploration?” is “Guess where the invisible hoop is, then jump through it”

I've seen the comment Relevance to space exploration? Appear quickly, directly below several question posts over the past several months, and I'll explain why it makes me uncomfortable. It creates ...
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How does the “posts with unsourced content may be edited or deleted” annotation get added?

Referring to How does this get added to an answer?? I love this. Is it only done by moderators? Unsourced BS answers (UBSA) are the biggest problem on the site today IMHO.
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Tagging questions about flight footage or video documentation

Are there specific tags that can / should be used with questions about footage (for example of a rocket in mid air)? When I searched the keyword footage (https://space.stackexchange.com/search?q=...
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'international-space-station' as a tag synonym to 'iss'?

I know this would be trivial or redundant on a site centered around space exploration, but I believe iss should have what it stands for as a tag synonym international-space-station. Most people ...
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Should I add a 'mechanisms' tag?

I've been doing some tag edits as time permits. Realizing one of our problems is the sheer number of tags, I hate to say it, but I've been thinking of adding a 'mechanisms' tag. We have lots of ...
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Tagging questions on Space Shuttle Columbia and STS-107

There are currently 58 search results for "Columbia" on space.se (although a few are unrelated to the orbiter), and a large amount of them refer to the Columbia disaster, on mission STS-107. ...
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Merge and synonymize [speed] into [velocity]

This seems like a cut and dry case of two tags that should be combined. Am I missing something?
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How is our tagging situation? What can we do to improve it?

Should I create a new tag? is certainly required reading for everyone. That being said: What else can we do to improve our "tag hygiene"? What are good strategies to check the tagging of ...
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Plain language and clear and helpful explanation of what if anything is wrong with this April 2019 question

Most challenging aspects of a reusable satellite scheme like this? was posted in April 2019. There is now a collection of evolving complaints below it in comments that to me feel as though they are ...
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Should Contingency have its own tag?

I am opening this question on suggestion by called2voyage here. There currently exists an emergency tag, but no contingency tag. Emergencies and Contingencies are quite different. From what I ...
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Launch statistics by year

I am curious about such yearly space launch numbers: space launches sounding rockets space launches ICBM space launches space launches excluding sounding rockets and ICBM orbital launches (might be ...
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Space launches statistics by decade

I do not want to abuse with too many questions of the same type so I ask here if its appropriate to ask a question like: What were the most busy times in space launches by decade? most busy days, ...
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Merge tags delta-iv and delta4

There is a tag delta-iv (1 question) and a tag delta4 (9 questions). I believe they should be merged with one as a synonym. I personally think delta-iv is better than delta4
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Best tag name for Al-Amal (Hope) or Emirates Mars Mission (EMM)?

For the awkwardly titled question Did UAE's Al-Amal (Hope) Emirates Mars Mission (EMM) launch directly into an interplanetary trajectory or did it spend some time in LEO? I've just created the tag ...
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Tags on the Spacex fairing catchers

There is currently a mr-steven tag, for the Spacex vessel that catches fairings (Wikipedia). This ship has since been renamed to Ms. Tree, and has a sister ship called Ms. Chief. I believe it would be ...
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Can a question be asked that has already an answer to a related question?

Can the question How long could a Oxygen/Nitrogen atmosphere last on the Moon? be asked if it has already an answer to this similar question ? With just the key words "atmosphere" and "...
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How to contact a member directly?

I'd like to contact a member directly. After going through help topics, etc. etc. I found nothing. All I can do is get a profile. Same for the Moderators... Any help would be appreciated. Tom PS There ...
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Are questions asking for literature recommendations on topic?

The title is most of the question, but I'm specifically wondering if it would be OK ask for literature recommendations on the relativistic rocket equation on the space exploration SE. I can't find ...
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Contingency as a synonym to Emergency?

I was thinking of adding 'Contingency' as a synonym of the 'Emergency' tag since there are quite a few questions that relate to contingency, and it could be included in Emergency. Emergency and ...
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What is “NIX” on the NASA Technical Reports Server?

As this question is more about resources to ask/answer questions than actual space exploration, I am asking it on meta. Feel free to adjust tags as appropriate. The NASA Technical Reports Server ...
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Should questions with little information due to classified nature be asked?

Recently I found out about the fact that in NET June, CASC is planning to launch an experimental space plane. This caught me off guard as I had previously never seen/heard anything about it and was ...
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Just the pictures answers the questions. A picture is worth a thousand words

In my answer was deleted. I think because of a misunderstanding of how stackexchange works and a misinterpretation of the rules. Letting perfect get in the way of the good. How do astronauts brave a ...
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ICBM and space-related weapons questions have been on-topic, why change now?

The following few examples demonstrate that the topics of ICBMs and space-related weapons can be well-received on this site: How to decide if the rocket most recently tested by North Korean is ...
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Best tagging for the newly named Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope?

Just a few days ago I created the tag for the upcoming WFIRST space telescope for Will WFIRST and JWST be able to resolve each other? and today I have read it was renamed. From Space News: WASHINGTON ...
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How to search for posts that contain “Falcon” but are not about a SpaceX rocket?

The Live Science article Why a microwave-beam experiment will launch aboard the Air Force’s secretive X-37B space plane says: This time around though, a bit more information is on offer. According ...
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Tags for pre-Sputnik topics

A small but significant number of past and future questions involve space technology prior to the October 1957 launch of Sputnik 1. There does not seem to be any dedicated tag for such topics. What ...
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Do we count monkeys as crew?

We use the tag crewed-spaceflight instead of manned because the latter might be interpreted as gender-specific. Do we also include the pre-Mercury flights that included monkeys and other primates as "...
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Should this question be protected?

The question: At what altitude would I have to go in a lighter than air balloon to be above all wind and just have the earth rotate underneath me? is currently protected to prevent spam and etc. ...
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Are “if Earth spun backwards” speculation questions a good fit for this site?

I restrained myself on the first one If the Earth spun clockwise, how would that affect Space Exploration? but now there's another If the Earth spun clockwise, where would the US have built its ...
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I edited but forgot to vote to remain open a question in the review queue, is there a way to do it now? Would it make any difference if I did?

I'd edited a question from the review queue for close votes, but I forgot to click the "Leave Open" button. Is there some way I can add my Leave Open vote now? I've poked around in metaFAQ and found ...
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How can we best :“round up” the most sought-after Keplerian-to-state-vector answers so they are easier to find?

In Astronomy SE there is the question Where can I find/visualize planets/stars/moons/etc positions? and @barrycarter's community wiki answer has served as a valuable go-to source for finding helpful ...
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Should I rewrite my question to fit the upvoted answer that didn't address my question and then post the original as a new question?

My question Have light gases like hydrogen or helium been explored for ion propulsion? reiterates the question in the body of the text: Has the "ion sorcery" for light gases like hydrogen and ...
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Would my question “Can this have been a rocket” be on topic here

Last evening a relative of mine showed me a photo she took of what she believed was a rocket launch (Note we both know nothing about rockets and such). In the photo the flying "object" is not visible, ...
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How do I know if my screen shot of a figure from an archived or redistributed copy of a scientific paper is okay to include in a post?

I need some help understanding how to cite scientific literature, text and images. Good Stack Exchange answers should usually contain both links to supporting sources in order to avoid being ...
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Do we have a 300x300 logo that we can use for ads on other stack exchanges?

This stack exchange is advertised here: https://chemistry.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/4675/science-stack-exchanges-helping-other-science-stack-exchanges, but the size is a little bit different ...
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Space Sandbox? Good idea or a bad idea?

I've been a part of the Code Golf stack exchange for a very long time. To keep low quality posts to a minimum they basically require that you first post your question to a sandbox page which allows ...

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