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From Spacetrak
2018-10A  530 x 292 km x 82.92 deg
2018-10B  534 x 490 km x 82.93 deg
2018-10C  535 x 489 km x 82.92 deg
2018-10D  526 x 292 km x 82.92 deg
2018-10E  534 x 501 km x 82.92 deg
2018-10F  533 x 293 km x 82.92 deg

Presumably, Objects A, D, and F are the three known cubesats released into planned 300 x 500 km orbits.  The other three all show evidence of a delta-v increment of 55-60 m/s (ish) at apogee.  One of those three must be the second stage, IMO.

 - Ed Kyle
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They didn't launch from US soil. The US can't order Russia, China, anyone else's spaceport.
The US is shut down because the govt is.

So how much to privatize the requirements?
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... so the 4k model is a ways off.

Still waiting for the drone.
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Everyone is faster than VG. You could say "they should use spaghetti as the propellant" and it might just have merit...

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Dissed everybody on the thread but we don't care because he brought pictures.  The FES called, they don't want your money.
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So in other words you just need to determine a way to operate your commercial launch site in another nation

Nope, still subject to US laws
And yet Rocket Lab (a US company as far as the FAA is concerned) launched just fine from New Zealand after the shutdown occurred.

But presumably they already had their license before the shut down?
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So in other words you just need to determine a way to operate your commercial launch site in another nation

Nope, still subject to US laws
And yet Rocket Lab (a US company as far as the FAA is concerned) launched just fine from New Zealand after the shutdown occurred.

As posted upthread, fortunately for RocketLab (and the rest of us), New Zealand airspace is not under the control of the FAA... or any other US government body.
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FYI -

a vote to interrupt the shutdown has been scheduled for Monday at 1200 hrs Eastern. This would fund the govt through Feb 8, providing time for an extended round of 'Let's Make a Deal.'

Speculation: if push comes to shove, Republicans could drop all but the budget provisions and use Budget Reconciliation to pass it, which only needs 51 votes vs the usual 60. AKA  "the nuclear option."
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Spaceflight Entertainment and Hobbies / Re: Star Trek Discovery
« Last post by Ronpur50 on Today at 03:00 AM »
OK, I did not see that coming!  But I should have!
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These should help

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