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    James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)

    Someone asked about it on the live stream, and that's basically what they said (I am not an optical engineer). They also mentioned the support struts for the secondary mirror as a contributing factor. It was also stated that they had achieved "diffraction-limited" focus, so can't really do any...
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    Starlink and Ukraine War discussion

    They connect Starlink to the rest of the Internet. A Starlink satellite with no laser interlink will be a single hop between an end user with a dish and a ground station. Satellites with laser interlinks can send traffic along a satellite chain to find a better (less congested, faster) ground...
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    SpaceX Regulatory Discussion Thread

    Permitting Dashboard for SpaceX Starship/Super Heavy Launch Vehicle Program at the SpaceX Boca Chica Launch Site in Cameron County, Texas. Shows 2 of 5 processes completed. Estimated completion date 2022-03-28.
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    SpaceX F9 - Starlink Group 4-7 - LC-39A

    Looks like it's now bumped to tomorrow, Feb 3 at either 1:13 p.m. or 4:30 p.m. EST.
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    SpaceX F9 - Starlink Group 4-7 - LC-39A

    Bumped to Feb. 2 at 2151 GMT (4:51 p.m. EST), so it will be about 90 minutes after NROL-87 (from Vandenberg). Busy afternoon for SpaceX!
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    SpaceX F9 - CSG-2 - SLC-40

    New feed for tomorrow:
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    SpaceX F9 - NROL-87 - SLC-4E

    Spaceflight Now reports February 2 launch at 2018 GMT (3:18 p.m. EST; 12:18 p.m. PST).
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    SpaceX F9 - Starlink Group 4-7 - LC-39A

    Looks like this will launch tomorrow, January 30 at either 2:39pm EST or 5:56pm EST per Spaceflight Now.
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    SpaceX F9 - CSG-2 - SLC-40

    New webcast for today.
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    SpaceX F9 - CSG-2 - SLC-40

    Delayed 24 hours.
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    James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)

    Webb Begins Its Months-Long Mirror Alignment
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    Wiki Falcon Super Heavy/Starship - General Development Discussion

    Today, SpaceX seemed to do a test of full stacking with the chopsticks on the Starship launch/catch tower.
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    SpaceX F9 - Transporter 3 - SLC-40

    Launch time is 15:25 GMT (10:25 a.m. EST) according to SpaceflightNow.
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    James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)

    Deployment complete! There's a live Q & A: Next steps are deploying (moving slightly forward) each of the 18 hexagonal mirror segments, which takes several days. Then they will be fully aligned over the course of 4 months, during which time the scientific instruments will also be tested and...
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    James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)

    Both primary mirror wings have deployed successfully! Now the need to latch in place.
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    James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)

    Another cool development... Next up is unfolding the primary mirror wings over the next couple days.
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    James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)

    Successful secondary mirror deployment!
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    James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)

    Tomorrow it is:
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    James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)

    Sunshield fully deployed. Next up is secondary mirror deployment (tomorrow?).
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    Tesla Light Show: Custom Show Creation

    Super cool. The neighbor's kids love it! P.S. Long standing bug that may fall in your domain: If a sentry alert is triggered, auto-high beams are turned off when you return to the car. Happens every time. Simple flick of the stalk turns them back on. I can provide more detail, if needed.
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    Anyone else dislike the new UI?

    You can swipe down on the video window, and it goes away.
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    Android Tesla App 4.4.0-810

    There's a 4.4.1 version out now.
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    SpaceX F9 - Turksat 5B - SLC-40

    SpaceX webcast
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    SpaceX F9 - Starlink V1.5 - 4-3 - SLC-40

    Per SpaceflightNow, seems to be delayed until tomorrow (12/2 at 6:28 p.m. EST).
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    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    In the second half of last year, we had a 5:1 stock split (2020-08-31) and TSLA joining the S&P 500 (2020-12-21). From the split announcement on 2020-08-11 to 2021-01-08 the stock went from about $275 to $880, more than tripling (3.2x). What are the chances something similar could happen if...
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    FSD Beta Videos (and questions for FSD Beta drivers)

    I assume/hope that also includes pixel depth (i.e., distance from camera). If they can get that to work reliably (99.999%), it should really help avoid running into unknown/unclassified objects. Obviously, this is rule #1 of driving: Don't hit anything. Elon mentioned they need a reasonable way...
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    FSD Beta Videos (and questions for FSD Beta drivers)

    Yeah, I've been thinking that if I were a beta-tester, I'd want it to say the words "creeping" vs. "proceeding" or some such, because you cannot be looking at the screen during those risky maneuvers. People have trouble remembering too many different chimes. (How about "errr?" and "weee!"? :p)
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    Inspiration4 Return to Earth

    Webcast
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    FSD Beta Videos (and questions for FSD Beta drivers)

    Yeah, I'm thinking the squeal was from a quick swerve.
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    Looking for an awesome SpaceX / Tesla License plate name idea

    How about 2MARS or 2SPACE?
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    FSD Beta Videos (and questions for FSD Beta drivers)

    Several impressive maneuvers, but almost causes an accident at 25:37. While waiting to merge from lane blocked by cones, it starts to go too soon, with cars still travelling in the lane to its left, and seems to cause the black sedan to squeal its tires to get out of the way. Tesla driver takes...
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    MASTER THREAD: Removing marks from white seats

    I had some blue jeans transfer on my white seats. Tried several cleaners, including 70% isopropyl (aka rubbing) alcohol to no avail. However, what finally did work is 91% isopropyl alcohol!
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    First details of starship's first orbital test flight!

    I'm pretty sure at least some of that (e.g., the COPVs) will be covered before they fly the booster.
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    First details of starship's first orbital test flight!

    Looks like Booster 4 is now sitting on the orbital launch mount.
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    Details about Netflix Inspiration 4 series

    The trailer's description says "LIVE LAUNCH: WATCH ON NETFLIX YOUTUBE ON SEPT 15". Not sure exactly what that means, but maybe on Netflix's YouTube channel.
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    Wiki Falcon Super Heavy/Starship - General Development Discussion

    Starbase 360 degree video
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    SLS versus Falcon Heavy (and Starship/SH)

    Artemis 1, which would be the first (uncrewed) flight of SLS, is currently NET November 22, 2021. Seems likely to slip into 2022, though.
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    Model S Plaid Livestream Scheduled for 7 p.m. PT

    They're trying to find a foam sledgehammer to replace the real one.
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    SpaceX F9 - Sirius SXM 8 - SLC-40

    Spaceflight Now showing this as delayed.
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    [UPDATED] 2 die in Tesla crash - NHTSA reports driver seat occupied

    Well, that's the way it happened. Perhaps the windows were thicker back then, but the basic principle still applies. It's much easier to break the window when the force is applied to a small area (point). Also better to hit the corner of the window where it's stiffened by the frame. Apparently...
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    [UPDATED] 2 die in Tesla crash - NHTSA reports driver seat occupied

    I think that is practically impossible, at least for the side windows, since they are too strong. You might have better luck with the windshield, but still difficult. About 30 years ago, a friend and I happened upon a car that had driven off the road and through a parking lot, only to run into...
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    SpaceX SN11 Experimental Test Vehicle

    I take this as better news than some kind of design flaw where, for example, the engine doesn't have enough pressure (or some other issue) due to the landing flip maneuver. I would think a leak has relatively straightforward fixes that can be implemented quickly. Also, it seemed from watching...
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    AC back vents blowing warm air

    Not at all. I just can't remember what source I had at the time. No offense taken. :)

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