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Offline mainmind

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Re: Bigelow Aerospace Update and Discussion Thread (3)
« Reply #1380 on: 12/08/2017 12:23 AM »
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The size of expandable space stations will have a quantum leap with the increase in the size of rocket fairings.

https://twitter.com/bigelowspace/status/938832873225777152

Am I the only one thinking the length of those future fairings (i.e. the middle 8m, and right 10m) are much longer than typical diameter to length ratio for a fairing? I don't have the heuristics at hand, but those two just look much longer than is historically the norm, if not outside the realm of practicality.

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Re: Bigelow Aerospace Update and Discussion Thread (3)
« Reply #1381 on: 12/08/2017 01:28 AM »
I wouldn't put much stock in the illustrations. None of the fairing aspect ratios are realistic. And the rockets all have New Glenn fins...

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Re: Bigelow Aerospace Update and Discussion Thread (3)
« Reply #1382 on: 01/16/2018 10:45 AM »
A short video on XBASE which I don't think I've seen here before.

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In case you missed it, meet XBASE. Proposal to put a B330 on @Space_Station. Space architecture for the 21st century and beyond. #ISS #SpaceLiving
https://twitter.com/BigelowSpace/status/952967098451468289

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