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 ...
Looking at the top-voted questions (https://space.stackexchange.com/questions?sort=votes), very few of them have anything at all to do with "satellites." I don't see this as a tag intrinsic to the subjects discussed in this site.
The term itself is a bit ambiguous (satellites can refer to either a man-made object or natural bodies that orbit another). The ...
If the word space is critical to understanding the concept, and is always included when discussing it, it should be included. The following is an incomplete list of such terms:
If the word space is simply used as an adjective, but the meaning is ...
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 ...
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:
Here's the thing about Python. It is an extremely popular choice for this type of thing because it has a bunch of great libraries, so I'm not sure we can avoid questions involving Python. As much as possible these questions should be about the actual implementation of space operations in Python and not the usage of a particular library, or the regular usage ...
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.
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 ...
I would (respectfully) disagree. Satellites are only a part of what we do here - a big part, sure, but that doesn't mean they are necessarily intrinsic. Just as Meta Stack Overflow has a few major, over-arching tags, and Stack Overflow itself has several, I would say we can keep it.
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 ...
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.
For convenience, let's first analyze what questions are currently tagged under technology, there's not too many of them:
What happens to defunct lunar and Mars rovers? What technological barriers prevent humanity from creating a perpetual rover?mars the-moon rovers technology technology tag is unnecessary, already implied by rovers
Has any CubeSat flown ...
Copy/Paste from Wikipedia isn't the preferred thing, and in fact, has been heavily abused on Stack Exchange as a whole. I will approve some entries from Wikipedia, but only if they can be shown to make this site better. Remember, the tag wikis are for our benefit, to help us first of all separate out what the purpose of the tag is, and secondly to give a ...
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.
While I like the idea, I think you have the wrong five.
There's a subreddit called "Explain Like I'm Five" exactly for this kind of thing. My only concern is that it would be a meta tag, which are a no-no. Or is it? I mean, consider the similarities to this and the Beginner tag that used to be on Stack Overflow.
That being said, the target market of this ...
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 ...
Summary: Speculative concepts should require a large number of net positive scored questions prior to meriting a tag.
Sometimes we have a problem that it's not clear where the line is. In this case, I would say it is rather clear that this has crossed the line. As you said, it is one question about something that Musk mentioned one time. That doesn't need a ...
When the question is about Python itself (a generic question on how to implement something, or about a programming error) it might be worth moving to Stack Overflow. On the other hand, if it's like "I have this script and the result looks wrong", or "I expected algorithm X from library Y to converge on problem Z, but instead I got this", perhaps it's worth ...
Summary: Questions asking about an alternative solution to a problem in space exploration are on topic, but should be tagged with design-alternative.
Another alternative tag suggested by Tristan: design-alternative
Here's what I see that tag capturing:
Rocket flywheel instead of battery/generator (crazy idea)?
Is a ballistic blimp entry possible on this ...
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 ...
Sure, I don't see why not, so I added rocket-equation to the question, creating a new tag. I also added a synonym tsiolkovsky-rocket-equation to it. Note that you can also create new tags yourself by simply typing it in the list of tags when editing or asking a new question, and is one of the site privileges granted to members during beta when reaching 150 ...
Setting the name "speculation" aside (which I've expressed my opinion of in the comments of JCRM's answer), my main issue with this idea is that it is too broad. "Could this work" applies to too many questions to really be much of a useful category. In fact, it would likely end up being pretty opinion-based, which sounds like a nightmare.
Some possible ...
I'm not sure that this is really necessary since "Lunar Module" is a pretty well understood name here, and any future spacecraft used for that purpose will probably have different names. If it does become an issue, we can always make a change at that point, but I don't think there's a need to do anything preemptively.