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


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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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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, similar in construction to Tiangong-1. Wikipedia does have an article for Tiangong-3, which was cancelled in the design phase. tiangong-space-station refers to the ...


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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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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 allow more widespread adoption of the tag. I don't see sufficient justification to create sub-tags at this point. There's just not enough questions about each. In ...


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I merged manufacture into manufacturing and created a synonym.


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An aerobot is, by definition, a robot. An aeroplane/aircraft is a super-set to mean craft in air. My preference would be to keep the two separate. Yet it might be better if the call were taken in the context of the question by the person posing the question.


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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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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 need to be renamed too for consistency. The only other potential issue (which is pretty minor) is delta-iv implies a potential delta-v rocket, but that tag is ...


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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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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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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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Agreed! If I may suggest we also rather use singular instead of their plural versions, and not use the tag satellites at all (when you type "satellite", both available tags will show in the list to select the proper one from). Have this post count as support to abolish the tag satellites and instead use more descriptive and less ambiguous tags in their ...


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I was the one who added motion-sickness tag, I felt it's necessary to separate from space-sickness. Since the question where I used seems to be a duplicate, and not sure that anyone will use it again, the might be merged together. However, I don't know what's the difference between them in space context. If there's no difference, merging is the obvious ...


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It's hard to judge how many questions will make use of a particular tag in the future, but I have to say I tend to agree it might be slightly too specific, and it mightn't find many future uses. However, we do have other tags that further differentiate between various artificial satellite types, be it by their purpose / function, design / size, e.t.c. and ...


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I agree with this change, and I've now implemented it!


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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 different tags was that crew-dragon was for questions regarding the spacecraft's intended use as a human spaceflight craft, whereas dragon-v2 was inclusive of its ...


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Agreed and merged.


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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 their operation. For example, if I had a question about SEU (single event upset), it might not necessarily be about avionics alone. And if I ask about CAS (...


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I've gone ahead and merged them. Thanks for pointing this out!


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All right, I added the tag synonym international-space-station!


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I completed the merge and synonym!


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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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(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 like attitude-determination-and-control a lot. I know if I saw it on the list of available tags, I would select it over attitude-control. It's broader in scope, ...


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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 useful, so they should probably stay as is.


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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 enormous amount of hard-to-understand acronyms. Even though things like environmental-control-and-life-support-system is a bit on the lengthy side, eclss tells me ...


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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 the velocity vector, they certainly don't need separate tags. One generally uses the letter "v" as in $v=\sqrt{GM/a}$ for speed as well as $\mathbf{v}$ ...


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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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Merged astronaut to astronauts. All questions have automatically been retagged.


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