All Questions

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
0
votes
1answer
59 views

Why am I being down voted without a solid answer?

I am getting down voted for a question that I believe is a good one, but because it has physics involved the commenters and down votes want to close it as well? Is this question not answerable here? ...
1
vote
2answers
35 views

Who has the ability to delete other people's comments

There was a bit of a thread of comments on an answer I had posted to a question (here for reference). There was a bit of a rude exchange in the comments but it had come to an end (I think). Some of ...
-1
votes
1answer
60 views

Where can a person find help in developing a nuclear drive for space travel? [closed]

Sometimes my most complex thoughts are when I sleep. Just before I wake like an Epiphany recently. I thought of type of drive that can split one atom at a time behind a shield using an atom injector. ...
0
votes
2answers
68 views

Can someone explain to Chris, why not to change answers

the two answers here https://space.stackexchange.com/a/17138/3289 are.... A - all points on earth see GPS equally B - the poles do not see GPS equally I am in camp A, and my pal Chris is camp B. ...
0
votes
1answer
98 views

One person has all the power?

How is it on other Stack Exchanges it takes multiple votes to close a question, but on Space Exploration one person has the power to close a question even if it is not requested by others?
9
votes
1answer
88 views

Is this apparently recurring problem with links just a coincidence? Anyone else seen it?

This proposed edit to repair a few spaces in front of a link (shown there as "http://%20%20http//library.sciencemadness.org/library/books/ignition.pdf" is the third time in the last week I've seen ...
3
votes
1answer
35 views

Does this forum support hobby rockets

I mean, there is a difference between a Saturn V, which is impressivly tall, and a small 18 inch hobby rocket. Does this forum accept questions about hobby rockets or only actual space exploration.
0
votes
0answers
29 views

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 ...
18
votes
5answers
200 views

Winter Bash 2016: Do we want hats?

It's that time of year again! The year is rapidly coming to a close, which means even though we typically hate it, it’s time to have some fun...with hats! That’s right - it’s time for Winter Bash ...
1
vote
1answer
80 views

Requesting to undelete my answer to equatorial rocket launch

I got my answer deleted for the question, Is there any advantage in launching spacecraft from a high latitude, or why was Plesetsk built so far north? I spent quite some time researching this ...
2
votes
1answer
61 views

Too Broad in Space Exploration?

Is this exchange for only technical questions? Or is there a place for higher level curiosity questions? According to http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/43283/space-exploration the questions ...
1
vote
1answer
67 views

Pod Bay bug, or SE chat feature by design?

I don't think the pod bay has a "meta" so I'll try to ask here? I dropped this link into the pod bay, hoping to see the link in blue font. Instead I got a vanity picture of Matt Damon and a summary ...
4
votes
0answers
59 views

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, ...
4
votes
0answers
77 views

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 ...
4
votes
3answers
158 views

Should we edit a date into questions that are moving targets?

For example, this question is very time-bound: What landings beyond Mars and the Moon are scheduled? (asked 15 June 2016) In a few years parts of the answer will be obsolete, and new missions will ...
14
votes
6answers
609 views

Software tools for space exploration available online

There are a lot of calculators, simulators, plotters, visualizers, and libraries of bits of code and models and such online. Many of us are aware of a bunch of them, and they are great learning tools ...
13
votes
3answers
221 views

Are we downvoting enough?

Stack Exchange has a built in system that blocks a user from asking more questions if their others have been low quality. From this Help Center page: Stack Exchange has automatic filters in place ...
3
votes
1answer
117 views

I most strongly object!

I had a comment deleted and than had an answer converted to a comment on this question, Why does DSCOVR's camera EPIC see at least 13 sunrises and sunsets per day? NASA occasionally posts woo ...
1
vote
1answer
36 views

Comments cleanup please!

The following question had the OP pollute all the answers with irrelevant comments, which grew into quite a mess with replies: What are the most serious injuries that astronauts have suffered while ...
2
votes
1answer
51 views

Is passing Beta in the near future? [duplicate]

I was looking at the Area51 stats and everything is in the 'OK' or 'Excellent' category. The biggest hurdle is/was questions per day. Currently it is at 6.4 per day, with 10 per day the goal. Does ...
2
votes
1answer
36 views

The cFS question was closed and deleted too early

This question, What are the uses of the NASA core Flight System (cFS)?, while perhaps too broad and perhaps not well written, was in my opinion closed far too early. Flight software is a huge ...
2
votes
1answer
37 views

Can we get a picture for the Space Exploration StackExchange site?

I think it would be pretty nice if we had a picture, instead of the generic SX speech bubble. I was thinking that we could have something simple, like just a rocketship, or we could go with a deep ...
2
votes
1answer
33 views

What is the difference between [crewed-spaceflight] and [crewed-missions]?

I noticed that we have two tags that appear to be very closely related: crewed-spaceflight (171 questions) and crewed-missions (23 questions). The question overlap between them is minimal; only four ...
2
votes
2answers
63 views

Should we be more aggressive in handling conspiracy theory answers to unrelated questions?

Every so often, we get some crank coming by and polluting reasonable questions with often unrelated conspiracy theories, usually about moon hoaxes and what-not. When I see these, I generally flag as ...
0
votes
0answers
32 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
117 views

I don't understand why - by design - “ion-thruster” tag remains hidden when I start typing “ion…”

I wanted to see if there was an ion-thruster or ion-propulsion tag when I was writing this question. When I started typing ...
1
vote
1answer
25 views

Do all tags have associated tag badges?

I tried to look at my progress towards a space-shuttle tag badge but there does not seem to be one for that. Are they manually created? Or am I missing something?
1
vote
1answer
24 views

Should “deep-space-network” and “dsn” be merged?

Should the tags deep-space-network and dsn be merged? See this question for example. Also, I used the optical for optical communications, it seems like a vague ...
1
vote
1answer
43 views

Group of comments disappear without a “moved to chat” message

A few minutes ago a block of comments disspeared from below this answer. When that happens, isn't there usually a residual message that says they've been "moved to chat" or something similar? I'm just ...
1
vote
1answer
72 views

Is there a story behind this “internet artifact” (result of mistyped SX SE url)?

I am often guilty of TUItmC (Typing while Under the Influence of too much Coffee. Today I accidentally typed space (dot) stackexchnage (dot) com with stachexchange ...
12
votes
0answers
167 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
42 views

How best to ensure my question will not “get migrated” to World Building?

I've just asked a question here that is at the edge of the on-topic envelope. I don't want it to "get migrated" to World Building because then (I think) I would have to join in order to regain control ...
-1
votes
2answers
160 views

No Migration Without Representation!

The title is a pun on "No taxation without representation!" a famous slogan referring to an authoritative imperial power. I'm curious - for someone who is active here, why not just ask me if I'd ...
0
votes
1answer
19 views

How to find out what the “ recent activity” is on a question if it doesn't show up in dates?

I noticed an old question of mine had recent activity. It showed up near the top of the list of questions (when I was viewing while logged out). But when I looked at the question, I couldn't figure ...
3
votes
3answers
81 views

Should we have a composite materials tag?

There are a number of questions related to composite materials: https://space.stackexchange.com/search?q=%22composite+materials%22+is%3Aquestion https://space.stackexchange.com/search?q=composites+-%...
3
votes
1answer
100 views

Activate Language Sensitive Highlighting for code/script blocks?

In this question (edit: and this question and increasingly many others) I have added a short python script as a code block (all lines indented by four spaces). In stackoverflow, adding the Tag ...
3
votes
2answers
61 views

Is clarification of someone's question always 'solely up to the asker' and a waste of my time?

This comment states "It is up to the asker to clarify the intention of their question. Doing so on their behalf is rarely a good use of one's time". When I read the question Why does the ...
3
votes
1answer
85 views

How to show this particular tweeted (GIF?) in a question? - trouble downloading

This is a cool video/GIF/moving image of a satellite transiting the moon as seen from the Royal observatory. I don't understand exactly what I'm looking at from a web point of view - if I try to ...
1
vote
0answers
28 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
125 views

Why the change in moderators?

I like to think that Stack Exchange as a whole is fairly transparent in their processes, and that because of this the communities are trusting of decisions that are made. One thing that happened last ...
-4
votes
1answer
86 views

Is “here I googled it for you, please google this topic for more information” the best quality answers we can give?

In my recent question here: What advancements towards Mars were made during Scott Kelly and Mikhail Kornienko's "1 year" journey? 2 answers have come in yet to me they read like: "I ...
2
votes
1answer
35 views

Confusion in creating a tag

I recently attempted to create a new tag and a corresponding description for it. Not every step was clear to me and, whilst I think I simply did it wrong, I'd like to check the process before I ...
7
votes
1answer
84 views

Is it alright to open a chat room for a space advocacy project on another site?

I run Moonwards, a website working to develop a virtual Moon colony that is technically and scientifically realistic. It is a small site so far, and I am actively seeking collaboration. It has a forum ...
1
vote
1answer
34 views

Definition of [outer] space in SX SE

While looking for arguments to reopen this question I searched for a clear definition of outer space on SX. And up till now I think this definition is not made. If we can agree on space starting ...
14
votes
2answers
223 views

…And then there was silence… (to our esteemed CMs)

TildalWave has quit his moderator's position. Our esteemed CMs were quick to clean up the details of his resignation and chat transcripts, but are obviously playing the Cunctator when it comes to ...
2
votes
1answer
33 views

Can we get a tag for the Tsiolkovsky Rocket Equation?

I just edited the tags of this question. I'm surprised we don't have a tag for the Tsiolkovsky Rocket Equation. Shouldn't we have one?
1
vote
1answer
66 views

Future editor comments, a terrible idea?

Check the revision history (under "edited <date>") to see the question. EDIT: Between this line and the previous, there are many lines that are not rendered because SE think they are just HTML ...
3
votes
0answers
24 views

Orbital dynamics or Celestial Mechanics symbol sets for Space SE

Are there any schematic symbol sets for celestial mechanics or orbital dynamics terms like periastron, perihilion, apogee, perigee, etc.for incorporation into ?MathJax for Space SE?
8
votes
3answers
194 views

What is the status of Space SE's beta rating?

What is the status of Space SE's beta rating as of January 2016, and when will we become a fully graduated site?
2
votes
0answers
102 views

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 ...

15 30 50 per page