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  1. mspohr

    Hubble network (Bluetooth!?)

    The result is a radio signal that can be detected around 1,000 kilometers away — or almost 10 orders of magnitude longer than what can be detected from a Bluetooth chip over terrestrial networks. Here is an interesting project. These people want to connect a billion existing (and new) Bluetooth...
  2. Grendal

    SpaceX F9 - HAKUTO-R Mission 1 - SLC-40

    Launch Date: December 11 Launch Window: 2:38am EST (11:38pm PST on the 10th, 07:38 UTC) Launch site: SLC-40, Cape Canaveral Space Force Station (CCSFS), Florida Core Booster Recovery: RTLS - LZ-2 Booster: B1073.5 Fairings: Reused - 4th and 5th Mass: 340 kg plus a bunch of cubesats Orbit: TLI...
  3. UncertainTimes

    Where can I buy a Twitter badge that matches the Tesla font?

    It’ll look great next to my Space X badge
  4. K

    Does a Model 3 first production with low VIN (#567) increase value?

    As mentioned in the title, I am wondering if there is any increased value now or long term to Tesla fans for a model from the first 600x units produced in initial production. At the time I was a SpaceX employee and received priority for my reservation, picking up my 2017 Model 3, VIN 567, in...
  5. FrForget

    Looking for an awesome SpaceX / Tesla License plate name idea

    Hi everyone, I'm currently owning a 2020 Tesla Model 3 and I'm looking for an awesome custom / personalized license plate idea. I live in Montreal, Quebec and the rules for custom license plate are quite restrictive, here's are some of the rules : Only the letters of the alphabet and the 10...
  6. B

    Sponsor trip Australia to Cape Town South Africa

    My dream it to own a cyber truck drive Australia to Cape Town South Africa as a sponsored trip . If anybody has got some fantastic ideas on how to run an advertising campaign or raise the money or get sponsorship . The trials and tribulations of crossing ocean fairies The nationalities languages...
  7. K

    Model S in Houston

    Glad to be on the forum! My name is Kelly Bedrich (he/him) and I'm the proud owner of a 2013 Model S. It's practically ancient for an EV these days, but it was one of the original 50 in Houston. I'm have a background in programming and project management. My wife and I own ElectricityPlans.com...
  8. Grendal

    SpaceX SN10 Prototype Explodes After Touchdown

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  9. Grendal

    SpaceX F9 - Starlink V1.0-L19 - LC-39A

    Launch Date: February 15 Launch Window: 10:59 PM EST, 7:59 PM PST, 0359 UTC Feb 14 Launch site: LC-39A, Kennedy Space Center, Florida Core Booster Recovery: ASDS Booster: B1059-6 Fairings: New Mass: 60 satellites at 260 kg each - 15,600 kg (34,500 lbs) Orbit: LEO A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will...
  10. Grendal

    SpaceX Completes 20th Starlink Mission

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  11. Grendal

    SpaceX F9 - Transporter 1 - SLC-40

    Launch Date: January 24 Launch Window: 10:00 AM EST, 7:00 AM PST (1500 UTC) Launch site: SLC-40, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida Core Booster Recovery: ASDS - OCISLY Booster: B1058-5 Fairings: New Mass: Approx 5000 kg - 133 satellites (a record) Orbit: SSO A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket...
  12. TMC Staff

    Elon Musk Becomes Richest Person in the World

    Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk is now the richest person in the world. With a net worth of more than $185 billion, Musk has bested Amazon founder Jeff Bezos who has a worth of about $184 billion. It’s been a brave journey for Musk, who was willing to wager his own $180 million proceeds from...
  13. Grendal

    SpaceX F9 - Turksat 5A - SLC-40

    The first launch of 2021! Launch Date: January 7 Launch Window: 8:27 p.m.-12:29 a.m. EST on 6th/7th (0127-0529 GMT on 7th) Launch site: SLC-40, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida Core Booster Recovery: ASDS - JRTI Booster: B1060.4 Fairings: TBD Mass: Approx 3500 kg Orbit: GTO to GEO A...
  14. TMC Staff

    Blog Watch: SpaceX Shows Off Starship Test Flight

    SpaceX has released a high-quality video of the SN8 Starship high-altitude launch. The video offers an incredible look at the 12-story-tall spacecraft executing a controlled fall and landing flip maneuver. The Dec. 9 test was the first time that Starship flew with three Raptor engines. The...
  15. Grendal

    SpaceX Starship SN9 experimental test vehicle

    SpaceX will be rolling out SN9. It is currently scheduled to continue testing a high altitude launch, flip maneuvers, and landing. Launch Date: Feb 2 Launch Window: Late afternoon Launch site: Launch Pad Test Stand 2 - Boca Chica, Texas Mass: TBD Altitude Goal: 10 km SpaceX SpaceX Starship -...
  16. TMC Staff

    Blog Elon Musk Makes Texas His Home

    Elon Musk is now a Texan. The Chief Executive of Tesla and SpaceX said in a Wall Street Journal interview that he has officially moved to the the Lone Star State. “For myself, yes, I have moved to Texas,” Musk told WSJ. Musk has plenty of business to oversee in Texas...
  17. TMC Staff

    Blog SpaceX Set for High-Altitude Starship Test

    SpaceX plans to conduct a high-altitude test of its Starship rocket today, sending its prototype to a height of about 15,000 meters. In addition to sending the Raptor-engine-powered vehicle to a high altitude, SpaceX will attempt a controlled land. The landing is an important component in the...
  18. Grendal

    SpaceX F9 - SXM 7 - SLC-40

    Launch Date: December 11 Launch Window: 11:19 AM EDT, 8:19 AM PDT (16:19 UTC) Launch site: SLC-40, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida Core Booster Recovery: ASDS - JRTI Booster: B1051.7 Fairings: 50% previously flown Mass: Approx 7000 kg Orbit: GTO to GEO A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will...
  19. TMC Staff

    Blog Musk Thinks SpaceX Can Send Humans to Mars by 2026

    SpaceX Chief Executive Elon Musk said this week that he is “highly confident” the company will operate a crewed mission to Mars by 2026. It’s hard to imagine humans on Mars in just six years. “If we get lucky, maybe four years,” Musk said Tuesday during an awards show in Germany. “We want...
  20. TMC Staff

    Watch: Historic Launch for SpaceX’s Crew Dragon Program

    A historic flight for SpaceX–the first fully operational commercial astronaut launch in the company’s history, is on track for launch. Astronauts from the U.S. and Japan plan to travel aboard a Crew Dragon capsule mounted on a Falcon 9 rocket to the International Space Station. The mission...
  21. TMC Staff

    Blog SpaceX Delays Commercial Crew Mission Until Sunday

    Due to weather, SpaceX and NASA have postponed today’s Crew-1 mission until Sunday, Nov. 15 at 7:27 p.m. ET. The flight will mark the first time since 2011 that a full operational crew has launched from U.S. soil. Earlier this year SpaceX became the first private spaceflight company to launch...
  22. CyberGus

    BoringCo opens in Austin

    Do you think Elon is planning his own tunnel into the (terra?) giga-factory? ;) https://www.bizjournals.com/austin/news/2020/11/10/elon-musks-the-boring-co-is-hiring-in-austin.html
  23. TMC Staff

    SpaceX’s Starlink Constellation Grows to Nearly 900

    SpaceX launched Saturday a batch of 60 Starlink satellites, growing the broadband-beaming constellation to nearly 900. The launch marked the 15th for the Starlink program, which aims to deliver broadband internet service around the world. The payload was carried by a Falcon 9 first stage...
  24. TMC Staff

    Blog Public Beta for Starlink Internet Service Coming Soon

    SpaceX Chief Executive Elon Musk said the company plans to roll out a public beta of its Starlink broadband service soon. Musk said on Twitter that a “fairly wide” beta version of the service will be ready for action as soon as the latest satellites “reach their target position.”Musk said the...
  25. Grendal

    SpaceX F9 - NROL-108 - SL-39A

    Launch Date: December 19 Launch Window: 1400-1700 GMT (9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. EST) Launch Site: LC-39A, Kennedy Space Center, Florida Booster Recovery: RTLS Booster: B1059.5 Mass: A Secret - Wouldn't you like to know... Orbit: None of your business - possibly LEO-ish A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will...
  26. TMC Staff

    Blog SpaceX Providing Starlink Internet Service to Wildfire Emergency Responders

    SpaceX’s Starlink satellite internet network has provided service to emergency responders battling wildfires in Washington state. A tweet from Washington state’s Military Department and Emergency Management Division revealed the first known application of the service. SpaceX Chief...
  27. TMC Staff

    SpaceX Planning 11-Mile Hop for Starship

    SpaceX Chief Executive Elon Musk says the company is planning a much more significant Starship test, an attempt to send the SN8 prototype nearly 11 miles into the sky. SpaceX has conducted similar tests in recent months, conducting short hops of about 150 meters with a controlled landing...
  28. TMC Staff

    Blog SpaceX Releases Video of SN6 Test Flight

    A new video from SpaceX offers a great view of its recent Starship test hop. Friday, the SN6 prototype for SpaceX’s Starship program climbed to 150 meters above the company’s Boca Chica, Texas launch complex. The new video shows the barrel shaped rocket launching from afar, as well as video...
  29. TMC Staff

    Blog SpaceX SN6 Prototype Conducts Successful Test Hop

    SpaceX advanced its Starship program Thursday, conducting a successful test hop of the SN6 prototype. The vehicle, powered by SpaceX’s next-generation Raptor engine, climbed to about 150 meters above the company’s complex in Boca Chica, Texas before landing safely. SpaceX...
  30. TMC Staff

    Blog SpaceX Banks $2 Billion Investment

    SpaceX has closed a funding round of nearly $2 billion on the back of its 100th successful mission and its first crewed commercial flight. The funding round became public this week in a Securities and Exchange filing. Bloomberg reported that the funding, SpaceX’s largest to date, boosted the...
  31. Grendal

    SpaceX F9 - Starlink 11 - LC-39A

    Launch Date: September 3 Launch Window: 1246 GMT (8:46 a.m. EDT) Launch site: LC-39A, Kennedy Space Center, Florida Core Booster Recovery: ASDS - OCISLY Booster: B1060.2 Fairings: ? Mass: 60 satellites at 260 kg each - 15,600 kg (34,500 lbs) Orbit: LEO A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the...
  32. e-FTW

    Space X F9 - Starlink 10/SkySats 19-21 - SLC-40

    Launch Date: August 18 Launch Window: Approx. 1430 GMT (10:30 a.m. EDT) Launch site: SLC-40 Core Booster Recovery: ASDS - OCISLY (?) Booster: B1049.6 Fairings: Reused Mass: 58 satellites at 260 kg each - 15,080 kg - Skysats 120 kg each Orbit: LEO A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch 58...
  33. TMC Staff

    Blog SpaceX May Build Resort at Texas Facility

    Before SpaceX starts hosting people on Mars, the company may host them at a resort located at its Texas Gulf Coast spaceport.  SpaceX is advertising for a Resort Development Manager that would be responsible for building the resort in Boca Chica, Texas.  “SpaceX is committed to developing...
  34. TMC Staff

    Blog SpaceX’s Starship Conducts 150 Meter Launch and Land

    SpaceX’s next-generation rocket had a successful hop Tuesday, traveling 150 meters (~500 feet) into the sky before landing down at the company’s facility in Boca Chica, Texas. The prototype of SpaceX’s Starship advances the design of the vehicle that will transport humans to the Moon and...
  35. TMC Staff

    Watch SpaceX Catch Both Fairing Halves for the First Time

    SpaceX’s mission on Monday included another milestone for the company – the first time they’ve been able to catch both halves of a rocket’s nosecone fairing as it returns to Earth. The company shared videos of the accomplishment on Tuesday. SpaceX Chief Executive Elon Musk...
  36. Grendal

    SpaceX F9 - Anasis II - SLC-40

    Launch Date: 7/20 Launch Window: 5:00 PM EST Launch Site: SLC-40 Booster Recovery: JRTI - success Booster: B1058.2 Mass: 5-6 tonnes Orbit: GTO At 5-6 tonnes, it will be South Korea's first dedicated military satellite. Contracted by South Korea's DACA in 2014. If B1058.2 launches anytime...
  37. mspohr

    SpaceX Software Stack

    SpaceX spacecraft are close cousins to your Chrome browser and Android phone Interesting article detailing the software SpaceX uses and their development process. Looks like Chromium, Linux Weekly updates and A/B testing. Encryption, automated software testing Kerbal Space Program
  38. Grendal

    SpaceX F9 - Starlink 9/BlackSky Global 5 & 6 - LC-39A

    Launch Date: August 7 Launch Window: 1:33 AM EDT Launch site: LC-39A Core Booster Recovery: ASDS - OCISLY Booster: B1051.5 Fairings: ? Mass: 57 satellites at 260 kg each - 15,000 kg (33,000 lbs) - Blacksky 55 kg each Orbit: LEO A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is expected to launch the tenth batch of...
  39. MountainPass

    Vendor Mountain Pass Performance SpaceX Launch Sale!

    SpaceX Launched Humans, So Let’s Have A Sale! I can’t tell you how impressed and amazed we are here at the accomplishments SpaceX continues to pump out – one after another. It is the ultimate motivation for us to look at ourselves in the mirror and say we aren’t doing enough – and it...
  40. TMC Staff

    Blog SpaceX Dragon Arrives at Space Station, Completing Historic Flight

    After a successful launch into orbit on Saturday, NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley docked the SpaceX Dragon capsule at the International Space station on Sunday morning. They are the the first to do so on a commercial spacecraft. The historic trip to ISS took about 19 hours from...
  41. TMC Staff

    Live: SpaceX Demo-2 Mission to Send Astronauts to Space Station

    SpaceX is conducting a historic mission today, sending NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley to space aboard the Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket. Launch is scheduled for 3:22 p.m. ET. Watch the livestream above.
  42. TMC Staff

    Watch: SpaceX Returns U.S. to Human Spaceflight

    UPDATE: Today’s mission was scrubbed due to weather. The next window for launch is scheduled for May 30 at 3:22 p.m. ET. NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley are on board the Dragon spacecraft and preparing for a a ride on SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket today. Weather is looking promising...
  43. TMC Staff

    Blog SpaceX Set to Launch Humans into Space on Wednesday

    Tomorrow is the big day. SpaceX will launch its first crewed mission, sending NASA astronauts to the International Space Station. For nearly a decade, the U.S. has paid Russia to transport astronauts to the space station, but Wednesday launches a new era. SpaceX will be the first commercial...
  44. TMC Staff

    Demo-2: Meet the Astronauts

    SpaceX is readying its historic launch next week of the Crew Dragon capsule and the astronauts making the trip are on site at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. The launch is scheduled for May 27 launch, with veteran NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley manning the mission. Bob...
  45. ecarfan

    Doug Loverro, new Chief of Human Spaceflight, resigns from NASA

    NASA’s human spaceflight chief just resigned, and the timing couldn’t be worse I do not understand why Loverro resigned, and now of all times, just before DM-2. Loverro wrote. "The risks we take, whether technical, political, or personal, all have potential consequences if we judge them...
  46. vbaker

    Fastest Docking Time

    Have you tried this: SPACEX - ISS Docking Simulator My first attempt I successfully docked - after more than an hour. Several more attempts and I made it in ~15 minutes. BTW: disapointed the roadster has the roof on and you cannot see Starman. But the ISS is exquisitely detailed.
  47. TMC Staff

    Blog Model X to Carry Astronauts to Launchpad for ‘Demo-2’ Mission

    In two weeks, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is set to carry astronauts for the first time and transport to the launchpad will naturally be a Tesla. “Here’s some Tesla news that everyone should love,” NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine posted on Twitter. “Check out the Model X that will carry Bob...
  48. TMC Staff

    Elon Musk Goes On Joe Rogan Podcast Again, Talks About The Future

    They abstain from the ganja this time, but the talk is still interesting and insightful, if a bit more restrained. Get ready to be bombarded with tons of information about what Elon Musk plans to do with Tesla and SpaceX because he was just on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast. The previous...
  49. TMC Staff

    SpaceX will launch Tom Cruise to shoot a Movie In Space

    Musk is no stranger to the movie industry and there’s really no better way to promote SpaceX than to have it featured in a film. When Elon Musk isn’t talking about building electric cars, going into space and to other planets, or just having an apparent meltdown on Twitter, he’s apparently...
  50. Grendal

    SpaceX F9 - Starlink 6 - LC-39A

    Launch Date: April 22 Launch Window: 1937 GMT (3:37 p.m. EDT) Launch site: LC-39A Core Booster Recovery: ASDS Booster: B1051.4 Fairings: Reused Mass: 60 satellites at 260 kg each - 15,600 kg (34,500 lbs) Orbit: LEO A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is expected to launch the sixth operational batch of...