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Re: LIVE: BEAM Expansion on ISS - May 26-28, 2016
« Reply #780 on: 03/29/2017 01:49 PM »
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Jeff Foust‏ @jeff_foust 10m10 minutes ago

Crusan: BEAM has has no significant performance issues since being added to station; slightly warmer than predicted inside.
https://twitter.com/jeff_foust/status/847080006283132928

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Stephen Clark‏ @StephenClark1 10m10 minutes ago

NASA’s Jason Crusan: No major issues with Bigelow’s BEAM module on ISS. Talking with Bigelow about keeping BEAM on ISS beyond next year.
https://twitter.com/StephenClark1/status/847080437960888325

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Re: LIVE: BEAM Expansion on ISS - May 26-28, 2016
« Reply #781 on: 03/29/2017 03:30 PM »
Will they ever use it to do more than just characterize its performance? 
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Re: LIVE: BEAM Expansion on ISS - May 26-28, 2016
« Reply #782 on: Today at 06:44 AM »
Will they ever use it to do more than just characterize its performance?

Sorry, missed this post. NASA and Bigelow Aerospace have been discussing doing more with BEAM but I don't think there's been any announcement yet of an agreement/plan to do so.

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Re: LIVE: BEAM Expansion on ISS - May 26-28, 2016
« Reply #783 on: Today at 09:30 AM »
Will they ever use it to do more than just characterize its performance?

Would seem a waste of real estate if they didn't do more with it sooner rather than later.

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Re: LIVE: BEAM Expansion on ISS - May 26-28, 2016
« Reply #784 on: Today at 10:05 AM »
Will they ever use it to do more than just characterize its performance?

Would seem a waste of real estate if they didn't do more with it sooner rather than later.
It's only a waste of real estate if there's something ready to take it's place.  And to the best of my knowledge, there is nothing awaiting launch that needs a berthing spot at the moment.

Ideas in the wings?  Plenty.  Actual hardware awaiting a berth?  Not so much.
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Re: LIVE: BEAM Expansion on ISS - May 26-28, 2016
« Reply #785 on: Today at 10:07 AM »
Will they ever use it to do more than just characterize its performance?

Would seem a waste of real estate if they didn't do more with it sooner rather than later.
It's only a waste of real estate if there's something ready to take it's place.  And to the best of my knowledge, there is nothing awaiting launch that needs a berthing spot at the moment.

Ideas in the wings?  Plenty.  Actual hardware awaiting a berth?  Not so much.

I meant that they were wasting the real estate it offers by not using it for more than just checking.

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Re: LIVE: BEAM Expansion on ISS - May 26-28, 2016
« Reply #786 on: Today at 10:12 AM »
Will they ever use it to do more than just characterize its performance?

Would seem a waste of real estate if they didn't do more with it sooner rather than later.
It's only a waste of real estate if there's something ready to take it's place.  And to the best of my knowledge, there is nothing awaiting launch that needs a berthing spot at the moment.

Ideas in the wings?  Plenty.  Actual hardware awaiting a berth?  Not so much.

I meant that they were wasting the real estate it offers by not using it for more than just checking.
Agreed, in that sense.  I was referring only to BEAM occupying a berthing spot which could theoretically be used for something else.
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