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SpaceX BFR - Earth to Deep Space / Re: BFS Engineering Thread
« Last post by gin455res on Today at 09:06 PM »
Once in Earth orbit does the BFS need all 7 engines to get to Mars, or could it shed 4 and get to Mars on 3?
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What sort of threads do you want to see tagged as Updates?  With mission threads, the non-SpaceX launches don't usually get split into separate discussion and update threads unless something goes wrong, and the SpaceX missions don't get a separate update thread until a couple weeks before the launch unless it's something special like FH Demo (or probably the upcoming Commercial Crew flights).  The early launches of new vehicles coming online might get update threads farther ahead of time.  Launch manifest threads also don't have Updates in the title.
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As per NK forum apparently the LAS signal is suppressed for 6 seconds after separation to allow core stage to stabilize before LAS monitoring is re-activated again.

That's also on the RussianSpaceWeb.com article about the Soyuz MS-10. The booster sep (and failiure) was at T+117 seconds into flight and the LES was automatically activated 6 seconds later at T+123 seconds.
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Who knows. Maybe the flight was supposed to last 21.1 seconds.

Hey, Elon Musk said he would deem the first Falcon Heavy a success if it didn't damage the pad...

Calling a suborbital termination after 21 seconds a success is like giving every child in a class prize for attendance. Sure they learned something by showing up but they are not going to get the scholarship to Harvard...
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I've cleaned those out. We need to add about 10 actual update threads with the tag "Updates" and see if that shows up on a tag menu. Anyone can add tags. I'll do it later if your busy.
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The problem I have with the whole BFS LAS issue is that I think it's the wrong question.

The real concern is making sure the system is as safe as possible throughout its entire flight regime, and that question may or may not involve any specific safety system. I personally don't think a traditional LAS is appropriate for BFS because the protection it provides is offset by the trade-offs you have to make in order to add one.

Emergency staging of the BFS away from the booster is not only probably the closest we're going to get to one but also most likely the best trade-off available.
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This is what I get for the updates tag:

https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?action=tags;tagid=1502

and even if it did work ya still wouldn't get the "new".
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Commercial Space Flight General / Re: EXOS aerospace
« Last post by QuantumG on Today at 08:41 PM »
Perhaps Sounding Rockets as a Service?

Is that a sound business plan?  8)
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As per NK forum apparently the LAS signal is suppressed for 6 seconds after separation to allow core stage to stabilize before LAS monitoring is re-activated again.
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Black TPS?
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