The Space Thread - Discussing all things space!


Elon just tweeted this out oh it’s going to look amazing when complete!


Lot’s of cool stuff to read here @Chris_T and I’ll be posting here alot with new stuff.

To answer you yep! Once complete it’s just over 12,000 satellites in low earth orbit. It’s going to be amazing and 1 gbps speeds literally in the jungle would be possible. Also he wants not just rural and places that are generally impossible to get solid internet but also help countries with people whom have poor net now get a super fast connection far as I’ve read. I would even bet he’ll make it free for some in some countries or insanely cheap.


thats unbelievable… yeah ill have a look thanks .


Oh it’s wild stuff, I literally can’t wait. They already launched the first two test satellites back in Feb and they’re doing well.They’re already doing revisions to improve them too. First ones going up will be on the Falcon 9 then the version 2’s will be headed up on the Super Heavy Starship.


how did i miss this thread …

thankyou for posting

@BegaMutex if my family would allow me to go and we had the tech for stasis … yes i would definitely go

the space x rockets landing was an awe inspiring moment , it just proved what musk is all about … getting it done


Well one thing is the post in the Non ETN discussion don’t pop up on the latest post area so you have to come manually check it frequently.

Watching the boosters land side by side blew my mind! I got goosebumps just watching it. They’ve taken rocketry to the next level and keep on making things better. The new block 5’s are amazing.


at first i was like whoa thats the best cgi ive seen then i realised it was real…

mind blown when the landing legs came out and touch down i was speechless , this truly is the future

amazing footage


this just shows how small our planet really is , the sun is huge


We are indeed tiny I think often people don’t realize how small. This is a short clip with Carl Sagan speaking and it always hits me. Just an incredible speech, he’ll always be missed.


Its only 6-12month trip each way I believe. I’ve waited longer in queues at Disney Land than that. :wink:

But yes, obviously if you have a family that puts a whole new light on it.


really i though it was in the years … definitely been in those queues at disney hahaha …


Out of interest, anyone watched “The First” tv series with Sean Penn?

Worth a watch if you like the future SpaceX/Tesla/boring etc is painting for us…


Sorry deep vein thrombosis would be the only thing that stopped me from saying yes.
Im 100% Astrotraveller !!


I haven’t seen that, I’ll have to check it out for sure, ty for sharing @BegaMutex


SpaceX is targeting Friday, January 11 for the launch of 10 Iridium NEXT satellites from Space Launch Complex 4E (SLC-4E) at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. This is the eighth and final set of satellites in a series of 75 total satellites that SpaceX will launch for Iridium’s next generation global satellite constellation, Iridium NEXT.

The instantaneous launch opportunity is at 7:31 a.m. PST, or 15:31 UTC, and the satellites will begin deployment approximately an hour after launch.

Falcon 9’s first stage for the Iridium-8 mission previously supported the Telstar 18 VANTAGE mission in September 2018. Following stage separation, SpaceX will attempt to land Falcon 9’s first stage on the “Just Read the Instructions” droneship, which will be stationed in the Pacific Ocean.


This guy also does great live streams for launches in general, not just Spacex. Live chat is also enabled on his streams to talk to people and he explains how launches and rockets work etc. He does a great job and deserves some subs.


Cerns gonna be huge if they build this beast !!!


First steps towards colonization.


That’s amazing Chris and they will discover crazy new particles I bet, can’t wait to see it come to life.


I was reading about this yesterday it’s amazing and I’m really happy to see the moon getting attention again. That probe was huge being the first ever craft to land on the far side of the moon. It’s so important they learn how to do agriculture in zero g. I just love seeing all of this happening and all the incredible research also being done on the ISS.

There’s also a moonbase being planned too although it’s in it’s early stages though.