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Should we reorganize the ESA section of the forum?

Yes: rename the section to 'European launchers' and cover all European launchers here
9 (100%)
No: keep this for ESA only and add a new section for European commercial launchers
0 (0%)
Other: describe your alternative in a post
0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 9

Voting closed: 01/24/2024 09:06 am


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At the moment, we have a section "International Space Flight (ESA, Russia, China and others)". This has subsections for several countries (Russia, China, Japan, India), an "Others" category and an "ESA" category.

With the proliferation of launcher companies in Europe that are not part of ESA, this is starting to not match reality. The recent Miura launch is an example that has generated discussion on this topic:

Why is this on ESA section?

Do you mean it should go under:
1)  Suborbital instead? 
2)  Topic Heading align with all European Launches including but not exclusively ESA?
3)  Other Launchers (Korean, Brazilian etc.)?
4. Move it to Commercial Space Flight General like most other commercial companies?

please no commercial - that is just a collection of random stuff, where it is difficult to find anything (plus it is inconsistent which companies are there and which are not)... rename this section to "European Launchers" and move all european stuff here (e.g. RFA)

I think it makes sense to rename the section "ESA Launchers - Ariane, Soyuz at CSG, Vega" to "European Launchers" so we can discuss all European projects in this section.

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Re: Forum sections - should we reorganize the ESA section?
« Reply #1 on: 10/08/2023 11:05 am »
At the moment, we have a section "International Space Flight (ESA, Russia, China and others)". This has subsections for several countries (Russia, China, Japan, India), an "Others" category and an "ESA" category.

With the proliferation of launcher companies in Europe that are not part of ESA, this is starting to not match reality. The recent Miura launch is an example that has generated discussion on this topic:

Why is this on ESA section?

Do you mean it should go under:
1)  Suborbital instead? 
2)  Topic Heading align with all European Launches including but not exclusively ESA?
3)  Other Launchers (Korean, Brazilian etc.)?
4. Move it to Commercial Space Flight General like most other commercial companies?

please no commercial - that is just a collection of random stuff, where it is difficult to find anything (plus it is inconsistent which companies are there and which are not)... rename this section to "European Launchers" and move all european stuff here (e.g. RFA)

I think it makes sense to rename the section "ESA Launchers - Ariane, Soyuz at CSG, Vega" to "European Launchers" so we can discuss all European projects in this section.

If you set this up with a poll, I would vote yes.
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Agreed.
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Re: Forum sections - should we reorganize the ESA section?
« Reply #3 on: 10/09/2023 08:07 am »
i would vote yes as well
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Re: Forum sections - should we reorganize the ESA section?
« Reply #4 on: 01/10/2024 10:58 am »
I've added a poll.

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