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


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


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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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I completed the merge and synonym!


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


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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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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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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 facilities. So I'm inclined to think that both tags should stay, they're not even synonymous in the sense of this site's use, but the launchpad tag does need a ...


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I've made the change, the tags are one.


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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 materials (emphasis mine). Regolith is a superset of dust, so please don't treat them as synonyms.


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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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