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Is it Starman or is it the Roadster?

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 ...
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Is it Starman or is it the Roadster?

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 ...
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Is CSS a better tag for the Chinese Space Station Tiangong ("Heavenly Palace")?

The current tags follow the names of the relevant Wikipedia articles: tiangong-1 refers to the first station, the single-module Tiangong-1. tiangong-2 refers to the second station, Tiangong-2, ...
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Should Fuel and Propellant be merged?

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 ...
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Tags on the Spacex fairing catchers

Mods can intervene to do tag maintenance. There's only two questions on this tag, and both are about Mr. Steven (now Ms. Tree) specifically. I can see how renaming it fairing-recovery-vessel would ...
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"manufacturing" as a synonym for tag "manufacture"

I merged manufacture into manufacturing and created a synonym.
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Merge tags delta-iv and delta4

Rename delta4 to delta-iv. Make delta4 and delta-4 synonyms. Rename delta4-heavy to delta-iv-heavy. Make delta4-heavy and delta-4-heavy synonyms.
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Merge tags delta-iv and delta4

Both representations have widespread usage, but the Roman numerals are how it is represented on the official ULA webpage for it. The only major issue is the delta4-heavy tag already exists and would ...
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Redirect [dragonrider] to [dragon-v2]

I've done the merge as suggested, and also merged dragon2 to the same. It seems many questions were tagged with two or three of those tags, and they all are essentially the same.
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Should lop-g, deep-space-gateway and gateway be synonymized? If so, to what?

I propose merging and synonymizing lop-g and deep-space-gateway into lunar-gateway, and merging (but not synonymizing) gateway into lunar-gateway.
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Is the single-use attitude-indicator tag necessary? Should it just be synonymized with instrument?

I've been involved in asking and answering some of these questions. In my opinion, it is too specific and infrequent to merit its own tag.
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Please help me to understand how tags end up visible when you start typing a different but related term in the tagging window of a question post

Synonyms can be made without a tag by that name existing. Please do not create tags just for the purpose of them becoming synonyms.
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Synonym [eva] and [spacewalk]

I completed the merge and synonym!
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Get rid of the old ADCS tag and either merge with attitude-control or attitude-determination-and-control?

(Copying user39728_i_said_user_39728_i_'s comment to an answer to allow votes.) ADCS would help those who search for it, but it seems very specific, so probably helpful only to very few. I actually ...
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'international-space-station' as a tag synonym to 'iss'?

All right, I added the tag synonym international-space-station!
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Reverse the [neo] and [near-earth-object] synonym

I agree with this change, and I've now implemented it!
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Should [dragon-v2] and [crew-dragon] be merged?

I don't see evidence at that link that Crew Dragon is the only official name of Dragon 2, and I still see other recent SpaceX pages using "Dragon 2". The way the community had been using the two ...
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Synonym [accident] to [failure]

Agreed and merged.
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Should the Electronics and Avionics tags be combined?

While I agree that avionics are electronics, I can see how we could use both as separate tags. Questions tagged as avionics might ask more about their function, while those tagged as electronics about ...
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Merge supply-mission and resupply-mission

I've gone ahead and merged them. Thanks for pointing this out!
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Hot topics? Cool questions? thermal, thermal-control, heat, heat-flow, cooling, sub-cooled, liquid-cooled tags; is there room for some consolidation?

Seems like thermal should be merged and synonymized with heat, and cooling should be merged and synonymized with thermal-control. I'm less certain on the others. More than a few users found them ...
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What's the difference between the [astrodynamics] and [orbital-mechanics] tags? Do we need both? Will question authors always know which to use?

I would like to point of that over half, 47, of the 82 astrodynamics questions are already tagged orbital-mechanics, and looking at the rest, most of them can be too. I'm in favour of making ...
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You say tomato, I say tomato, you say Ultima Thule, I say 2014-MU69. How to deal with dual names and tags?

There is, it's called tag synonyms. Add in your suggestion, and it can be confirmed and then that is the behavior.
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Synonym [astronauts] and [astronaut]

Merged astronaut to astronauts. All questions have automatically been retagged.
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Should we merge launch-site and launchpad tags?

Yeah, those descriptions as they stand now do suggest it's one and the same thing, and that should be corrected. They're not really the same though, launch pad is but one of the many launch site ...
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Can we merge [falcon9-r] into [falcon-9]?

I've made the change, the tags are one.
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Merge [dust] and [regolith]

I disagree. Definition of regolith: Regolith (/ˈrɛɡəlɪθ/)1 is a layer of loose, heterogeneous superficial deposits covering solid rock. It includes dust, soil, broken rock, and other related ...
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Merge and synonymize [speed] into [velocity]

While there may be a small distinction in that "speed" only applies to the absolute value of the velocity vector while the word "velocity" is commonly used both for the speed and ...
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'international-space-station' as a tag synonym to 'iss'?

In my opinion, we should try having the acronym tag <-> synonym relation the other way around more often. While "ISS" is a well known acronym, this field is famous for generating an ...
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Is breakthrough-starshot the best tag, and should the project-starshot tag now be a synonym for it?

I agree. Merge and synonymize project-starshot into breakthrough-starshot.
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