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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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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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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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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.


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Rename complete: specifications


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Agreed and merged.


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IMO - the "questionable" one is fine, but the other two should be untagged. I don't think a general "identify-this" tag is useful. That's kind of the point of most questions: to explain the phenomenon the person asked about.


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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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To me solar-power and the proposed tag photovoltaic-cell serve different purposes. solar-power is about energy source design, specifically designs made to draw power from the sun. photovoltaic-cell is about the use of a specific technology, regardless of the context of its use. I think solar-power should remain and not be made a synonym of anything. Likewise,...


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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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I don't think "structure" is really bad but if a change is needed how about "structural design"?


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I've gone ahead and approved the synonym and made the merge.


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Aside from the fact that you pointed out that not all separations may be considered related to staging, there is another implicit difference I see between these two terms--may not always be there but is definitely sometimes implied. "Stage separation" describes a process, whereas "separation" is a single event. That said, I'm not clear on how we should ...


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To aid in the retag campaign, I have put suggested tagging below. I would prefer if people look over this list and make sure everything is correct prior to retagging. spacex-starship: Why can't SpaceX Starship perform the same landing procedure as the Falcon 9 does? What are SpaceX Starship/BFR proposed abort modes? How will SpaceX Starship deploy its ...


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I have performed the merge and synonymization.


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


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From what I can see, the current usage of the tag is: General orbital mechanics questions. Systems in Earth orbit. Launches specifically dealing with reaching orbit, like sub-orbital vs. orbital comparisons. From what I can see, only 1) is strictly unnecessary. (skimming the 18 questions, I think that's the case for 8-10 of them) It's a nice and simple ...


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In my opinion, these have some clear differences. The main one is that the CR3BP is much "nicer" than a more general three body problem. The restrictions made makes analytical solutions possible, gives certain constant parameters, etc. Assuming CR3BP or not has major implications for how you would attack a problem. At the very least, some re-tagging of ...


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Based on the the other answer I've done the following: I've modified the tag definitions: For manufacture: Related to the fabrication of products to be used in spaceflight, or the techniques and logistics of production of spaceflight-related items. For reduced-gravity-manufacturing: Related to the manufacturing of products in reduced gravity ...


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I agree that tag is mostly used for Earth-based manufacturing, and it would be nice to have an individual tag specifically for space-based manufacturing.


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I propose we merge dust into regolith, per the discussion here regarding subset/superset relationships.


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ExoMars is still the name of the ESA's program of robotic exploration of Mars. The rover is but one element of that program. http://exploration.esa.int/mars/46048-programme-overview/


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For now, ESA still seems to use "ExoMars" as an official title. So I suggest we hold off on any changes. If Rosalind Franklin becomes the common/accepted way to refer to the rover, then we may consider renaming the tag, but I don't think editing the text or titles of old questions is necessary.


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I generally think of biology as the deliberate study of living things. It's a scientific field. life refers more to the incidental presence of living things, such as potential extra-terrestrial organisms, or the contamination from one world to another. I don't think too strongly on the issue, and I could be convinced of a better distinction. life should ...


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