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Moderator Pro Tem Announcement

Throughout the beta, we need members from the site whose focus is to engage the community, both in community-building issues and site management. That's why we select a few members from each community ...
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This site has accessibility problems

In my opinion, too many questions and too many answers rely on images and videos. To be accessible to the visually impaired, authors who use images in their questions and answers should write ...
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Summer of Space

There are 3 large potentially helpful sources of questions that are going on right now. I suggest we take as much advantage of them as possible, to see if we can get this site promoted to the next ...
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What is the [shuttle-shuttle] tag for?

Title pretty much says it all. What is the [shuttle-shuttle] tag for? How is it different from space-shuttle?
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Promotional resources: Site invitation letter templates

This is a follow-up on @DeerHunter's inquiry regarding Contacting space agencies PAO (public affairs' offices). Since we've more or less agreed there that it's about time we start sending invitations ...
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Tag Synonym Requests

Please collect your tag synonym requests here, to keep it all in one nice convenient spot. Basically, if you see two tags that are identical or nearly so, please let us know here so it can be fixed. ...
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Have any ideas posted on this site been successfully implemented in a space exploration endeavor?

Has any break through been made on Space.SE and incorporated? If so which question or answer was the most helpful?
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Space activities live: What are the current sources for video and data?

Is this possible -- useful / advisable / add your personal criteria -- to start building a page that would be a good reference for primary sources references? What are the current available sources ...
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Dealing with possible copyright violations or plagiarism?

I have noticed that a lot of questions and answers include images and quotes without attribution. In many instances images are used that aren't licensed for reüse1. In some instances I have found ...
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How does one reask something that has changed since it was previously asked?

Ive been sorting by most votes on questions and occasionally come across something for 2014. Usually Sometimes these articles end with "we dont know but probe X in 1-3 years will give us that ...
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I had my question marked as duplicate by people who don't know the technology. How do I dispute?

My question about use of ramjets for second stage of rocket launch was tagged as duplicate by several users, and subsequently marked as duplicate. I found no way to dispute that (I edited the post, ...
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Does Space Exploration beta enforce a question ban?

I have been looking around the site for several days now, and no where I have I seen any mention of a question asking ban. By saying question asking ban, I mean the ban enforced when a user repeatedly ...
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Appropriate “Reference Request” Question - List of Launch Scrubs?

I asked about a list of launch scrubs in chat, and @briligg suggested that the question might be appropriate for the main site. I wanted to check here to be sure first, though. Generally, questions ...
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Some small advertising on Reddit

it's not a question but rather a very small announcement. Yesterday I asked an obvious Kerbal Space Program-related question on the site since I assumed it might be related to the site. Then I post ...
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Congratulations for TildalWave for the first golden badge of the site!

That's all. I just want to congratulate for TildalWave for the first golden badge of Space Exploration.SE! Sadly because SE sites doesn't have any built-in message systems (as far as I know), this is ...
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Postponed! Live chat room event: India's GSLV-D5 mission

Update: The launch scheduled for August 19th, 2013 at 11:20 am UTC/GMT was scrubbed and delayed for unspecified amount of time due to detection of the 2nd stage fuel leak. This also delays our chat ...
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Best way to ask this potentially broad question?

I am pondering asking a question on main which could turn out to be overly broad in scope. Below is the question for reference: Title: Human-rating the Saturn V using modern standards ...
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“Serial Voting Reversal” unwarranted?

I just had a fairly large rep loss due to a serial vote reversal. I don't see the kind of pattern I'd expect for this. I've been answering a fair amount of questions lately about shuttle. Is is ...
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Has anyone mentioned this site on the ARocket mailing list?

I follow the ARocket mailing list but this is full of serious Amatuer rocket folk. Like Henry Spencer, and others, so I am severely intimidated from posting. I was wondering if anyone else seriously ...
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FYI - Beta Graduation

I just posted Will the recent flush of Beta graduations impact sites that meet criteria? on meta.stackexchange and specifilly pointed out that Space Exploration has been meeting the graduation ...
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Should one of these be closed as a duplicate of the other? If so, which one?

Two well written, well received questions each with several well written, well received answers. Each now has one close vote as a duplicate of the other. January 2019 Why are probes that tend to ...
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Example of dysfunctional question closing and answering?

There are good, thorough answers that can not be posted to the question Time taken for moon landing because the question is currently closed. This is because @JanDoggen voted to close as duplicate ...
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Defining requirements for hypothetical-invention questions

The idea of a hypothetical-invention tag seems to be gaining mild acceptance: https://space.meta.stackexchange.com/a/1167/58 If we're going to have this tag, we should probably first establish what ...
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Did title wrapping change? What is El ectron?

The rocket formerly know as Electron has a new name, El ectron. Am I imagining things, or did the wrapping of question title change in the edit window? I thought it always did compete word wrap ...
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getting in touch with ADCS/GNC engineers

I would like to publish an abstract/paper pretty soon about ADCS engineering. As I am learning about ADCS-engineering on my own I'd like to discuss the different results of my researches with people ...
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GPS: An Introduction to Satellite Navigation, with an interactive Worldwide Laboratory using Smartphones

There is a Coursera course going on now that I think might be of interest to a lot of people here, that can be found at https://class.coursera.org/gpslab-001 . It talks about how GPS navigation is ...
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Should 'solar-power' be renamed 'photo-voltaic cell'?

The tag 'Solar Power' is used as a synonym for 'photo-voltaic' cell/array at present. This term used is not unacceptable. It may be misleading to a nouveau who comes to SEx.SE, perhaps, to seek a ...
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Live chat room event: Minotaur V to launch the LADEE (Sep. 7, 2013 at 1:30 a.m. UTC/GMT)

This is an invitation to attend our chat room event, where we will be covering the launch of the U.S. Air Force-provided Minotaur V rocket launching the NASA's LADEE (Lunar Atmosphere and Dust ...
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Were the moderators flagged by this user's “minor” edits? Did they find it irritating?

The question Who did I irritate enough for someone to mass downvote some of my answers? has a few answers, and discussion in comments under one of them suggest that the user's edits could be "...
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Can this question be asked here or it's too broad? (or too simple, or whatever)

Since I ignore a lot of technical details, I wonder if this question can be asked here or if it's too broad, too simple, unanswerable or whatever and therefore candidate for being closed. I want to ...
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Clarification: “Who is the artist of this image appearing in an article about a Russian space laser?”

Who is the artist of this image appearing in an article about a Russian space laser? This question was previously titled (and worded internally) as being about a "space-based" laser. The laser is not ...
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Second time I've ended up with my answer becoming double-posted. What might be happening here?

My comment on this phantom/imposter answer says: This is the second time this has happened to me, a second, identical copy of my answer appears, and I seem to be open and active when I return to ...
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Biology shouldn't be aliased to Life?

We have a Biology tag which is aliased to "Life" However, I am not sure this is appropriate for all the biological experiments done in space (the description of Life aka Biology is closest to ...
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Necessary to edit a question to show it's not a duplicate, or is a comment sufficient?

My question was marked as an "exact duplicate" of another question. I feel it is different in two important ways and I've left a comment to that effect. But then I read the duplicate message more ...
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How to improve the question about the design of the controller in lunar lander?

Criticism on the UX of the control panel of the lunar module I'm not new to SE, but new to here. This question is closed as unclear, and well, I agree with that. The question comes from my poor ...
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Is this question about orbit arc length and elliptic integrals on-topic, or is there a form of it that would be on-topic?

I found summat and would like to share it, so others may avoid the waste of time I spent sorting it out. See broken link here and broken link here (see comment below). Is that on-topic? I have a ...
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Live chat room event: Launch of JAXA Epsilon-1 with SPRINT-A on board (August 27, 2013 at 4:25 a.m. UTC/GMT)

Update: Today's launch was cancelled. More details will be reported as further information becomes available. This is an invitation to attend our chat room event, where we will be covering the launch ...
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Space Exploration Logo Proposals

Please post as answers below, your logo proposals for this site. Rules: Original artwork only. You need to have a copy of your submission in a vector format. Following the same suggested format ...
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Are these questions good candidates for merging?

There are two overlapping questions, each with one or more good quality and well-received answer. Are there any CubeSats that have been launched into Geostationary (GEO/GSO) or Geostationary Transfer ...
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Duplicate in part? Solved

I had a question that had a part of it that included the duplicate, but it mostly was not a duplicate. Can it be reversed if it was mistaken? I was not voted on hold but moderator put it on hold. I ...
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Deleted question by called2voyage

: I see you blocked the question about feasibility of an Space Shuttle in reinforced concrete, please review my question, as I've added references to everything; if you need some references more in an ...
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References in comments?

I did some ballpark approximations as a sanity check. I wasn't sure if those are correct so I posted them in a comment. Someone commented that I should've given references for the numbers used. ...
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Would it be good to revise the synonyms/definition for the communications tag?

It might be good for someone more articulate and handy at this than I to look at the communications tag, and think about if it should include the following: Communications between satellites that isn'...
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What's the purpose of the “Post is related to a rapidly changing event.” label on my question?

My question Could Steve have hurt the ISS? has a type of comment added that I haven't seen before. The text is Post is related to a rapidly changing event. Is ...
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Planetary and Lunar Landing: Documents & other References

I suppose it is appropriate to put this category of questions on meta. This is too broad but I am looking for resources and references for Lunar/Planetary landers/landing. Looked up NTRS using a ...
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What to do when I feel the status-bydesign tag was added too soon or is not really justified?

In this question I describe a situation where I'm looking for a tag that begins with the word ion - as in a charged atom. In this case I expected there to be a tag like ...