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Starman is in the Roadster, so therefore the correct tag should be Roadster. I think Starman should be a synonym of Roadster. According to Space-Track, the name is "TESLA ROADSTER/FALCON 9H", so it would seem Roadster should be the master tag. Also, Horizons calls it "Tesla Roadster (AKA: Starman, 2018-017A)", or when choosing it as an option "SpaceX ...


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I definitely support this. I've suggested this before, but considering the opportunity (our first birthday), everyone, including yours truly, seems to have been taken over by the idea of receiving an even nicer gift for the occasion. Or course, nothing came out of that. But hey, one can dream. :) More seriously though, yes, in my opinion, it could make a ...


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Nice Job. You put together a good proposal. This has been… $$ \Huge DONE $$


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This is a community-wiki post that everyone can edit. List of questions worth answering with MathJax DONE? Energy cost of bringing the space shuttle external tank to orbit How much fuel would one need to launch a 1kg object from 100,000 feet? How possible are 'space jumps'? What is the probability of impact? Effect of atmospheric drag on rocket ...


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Yes. space and exploration are now considered "intrinsic" tags (applicable to all questions) and cannot be used.


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Yes please! I believe it should be fun enough, and if someone wouldn't want any of such harmless, fun kitsch and still display our plain, vanilla Stack Exchange beta design even during the festive season, then they will have an option to opt-out in settings. From mod message: Individual users who don’t want to participate, don’t want to see hats, and/...


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We can do it.        


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ESA’s Swarm Constellation:      This attractive trio of aerodynamically streamlined beauties is equipped with magnetorquers for precision attitude control and are now already deployed in high-inclination near-polar Low Earth Orbit with their slender four-metre long booms gently swung to deployed position, housing a sensitive scalar ...


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Writing a meta question on this is a good call. If you have a problem with anything on the site, meta is the place to start. When moderators are appointed, they ought to be reading every new meta question (they will be notified of them, at least). A meta question also allows the community to weigh in on the issue. About the question. It does sound like ...


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Yes yes yes yes yes!!! We want hats! More importantly, the hats want us! It's such an obvious match that anyone can see clearly that we need hats!


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Whistling. No, there's only one tag, quest-joint-airlock. Walks away, still whistling.


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Agreed. Might I add that we already have such tags as rockets / rocket, many more specific ones, and also the science tag (the latter also quite possibly superfluous and questions that use them should be checked if they could be re-tagged with more specific / descriptive ones). So yes, superfluous². I however propose synonymizing rocket-science with rockets ...


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I concur with @PearsonArtPhoto's answer: Jonathan McDowell has tweeted the Satellite Catalog. I noticed this in a retweet by the Air Force Space Command itself! Therefore it's probably OK, this one time, to show it here. McDowell's tweeted image, cropped: Also, JPL's Horizons lists it as Roadster:


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This has been discussed extensively before, see Would a “Speculation” tag be useful?, and the linked questions and discussions. The preferred tag, in the cases where the question is on topic is design-alternative. It was selected over hypothetical-invention and hypothetical-scenario. hypothetical is even more ambiguous than the two. We don't want this tag.


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I feel that they're very important here. Take, for example, this type of question: With an ion drive engine, how long would it take to get to Pluto? Or better yet, How much uranium would I need to get to [planet]? In both these cases, formulas would be very important. I was quite disappointed when I tried to use the $$ syntax on a formula, only to ...


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Make microgravity and zero-gravity synonyms.


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luna for Earth's moon. Synonyms selenology, earths-moon, etc. moons for moons in general. Synonyms natural-satellites, etc. moon is ambiguous, is there any way to trigger a note "please use luna or moons depending on what you want"?


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This is a community wiki list of questions/answers linking to YouTube videos (current search results for url:*youtu.be* and url:*youtube.com* queries): Questions (in alphabetical order): Q: “Lunar vacuum cleaner”: Design considerations for regolith dust suction system in exospheric… Q: Benefits of hydrogen cannon for first stage launch at sea level or 20,...


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There are fuels that aren't [used as] propellants (RTGs, nuclear reactors,...) or they can have double use (as energy storage and/or as reaction mass, e.g. hydrogen in fuel cells and as fuel part of a bipropellant), and there are propellant components that aren't classified as fuels (e.g. oxidizers). That said, our current use of them and also fuel ...


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My two cents: Post the question as-is (with the whole list), then make an answer with the ones you know and make it community wiki so that the answer can be edited and no single person reaps in all the rep for it. If answers still come in too fast, we can put the question on hold or protect it (I think you can still edit answers if the question is on hold ...


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The first four use structure in a different way than the last. For the first four, I think the design tag would work well, or the more specific engine-design. For the last one, it is talking about structuring plans for an agency. I think the planning tag would be better there.


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Yes, all of the law tags should just be law. Fundamentally, this isn't a site about law, and drawing any distinction between the various possibilities of law isn't going to bring a person here or not. Fundamentally, this is a site about space, and unless the word "space" is required to make sense of the word (space-junk, for instance), then it should be ...


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Space exploration is physics, so math notation is just as important here. I don't understand the hesitation. I can see no degradation in performance on the math, physics, or mathematica stackexchange pages. No apparent downside, and dramatic benefits in the clarity of answers. Answer: very important.


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"Questions regarding the movements and interactions of astronomical bodies as it relates to spacecraft, their trajectories, and their maneuvers." Feel free to edit.


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Suggestion #1: Create a soyuz-spacecraft tag and a soyuz-launcher tag. Merge and synonymize soyuz into soyuz-spacecraft. Retag some questions as soyuz-launcher as necessary. I think soyuz should be synonymous to soyuz-spacecraft because that is its most frequent use case. If someone is intending to tag a Soyuz launcher question, they or an editor should ...


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Another alternative tag suggested by Tristan: design-alternative Here's what I see that tag capturing: Rocket flywheel instead of battery/generator (crazy idea)? Could inflating while decending for rentry be possible? Could a spacecraft produce lift using sublimating material? Could a spacecraft be propelled by a 180 degree deflection of two charged ...


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It looks like the names have become official, as they are referenced on the SpaceX website: This first private lunar passenger flight, featuring a fly-by of the Moon as part of a weeklong mission, will help fund development of SpaceX's Starship and Super Heavy (formerly known as BFR), an important step in enabling access for everyday people who dream of ...


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MathJax will slow down the page rendering speed by some margin. AFAIK the sites supporting MathJax are: Math, Physics, Stat, Mathematica, CS, EE, and some beta sites like scicomp and cogsci. However I don't see a significant slow down (except Math.SE) while my browser rendering a page having equations on these sites vs other sites (like TeX.SE). I have a 5 ...


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The asker makes good points, and I don't see the need to split up the tag which will probably be 99% space-law and 1% international-law. I suggest we just use law.


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I personally voted to close with the "unclear what you're asking" reason, but I guess others thought otherwise later, after your question was edited to read, in my opinion, substantially differently than what I thought (but wasn't sure) you wanted to ask initially. I tried working with you in the comments to further specify precisely what information you ...


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