Monthly Archive: November 2018

carnival of spaceSpaceX StarLink Pushes the Limits of Technology for Faster Communication – Carnival of Space 588

The Carnival of Space 588 is up at Cosmoquest. We will look at the highlights of two featured articles and then list the other articles in the survey of the week in space news. Featured – SpaceX Starlink Satellite Network …

batteriesTesla is $2,400 Per Car Away from Selling a $35,000 Model 3

Elon Musk has sent out an email to Tesla employees that states the current cost of a standard range Model 3 would be around $38,000. This seems to mean that with a 25% margin the car build cost is $30,400. …

batteriesTesla’s Twenty Gigafactory Plan for New Products and Global Domination

Tesla opened its first Gigafactory on July 29, 2016 with only 14 percent of the factory operating. They had three out of twenty-one sections operating. They will reach full capacity and factory completion by 2020. The first Gigafactory is getting …

moonInsane Waste of the Lunar Gateway

The Lunar Gateway that NASA plans to build will end up costing about $40+ billion. It is being built to justify $60+ billion for the Space Launch System and the Orion capsule. The two together will be well over $100 …

colonizationEquipment for Moon Mining Operations are Being Developed

The technology needed for mining water ice on the moon and converting it into fuel is pretty straight forward. Various groups are already making the actual needed hardware. Paragon Space Development and Giner are already making key pieces of what …

asiaZeihan, Japan and China

I noticed a couple of days ago a video by Peter Zeihan that made predictions about the US withdrawing as the global cop which would trigger World disorder, wars of the frequency seen between 1800-1945 and collapse in global trade. …

controversialRenewed Confusion But Still No EMDrive

Daily Galaxy and Physics-Astronomy are talking again about a September 2017 video that has an english title that says China is testing the controversial EMDrive in space. The video talks about China putting up a communication satellite. The English language …

chinaUS and China Close to a Stop Gap Trade Deal

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that are exploring a trade deal in which Washington would hold off on further tariffs through the spring in exchange for new talks looking at big changes in Chinese economic policy, said officials from …

argentinaArgentina Compared to Brazil

There was a prediction from Peter Zeihan that Japan, Argentina and Turkey would emerge as regionally dominant powers. Japan would dominate Asia, Argentina would dominate South America and Turkey would dominate the area of Europe and the Middle East near …

moonMoon Direct SpaceX Falcon Heavy Plan is 6 Years Faster and 50 times Cheaper than NASA

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine says the U.S. is within 10 years of having a continuous manned presence on the moon, which will lay the groundwork for expanding space exploration to Mars. A Moon Direct plan (created by Robert Zubrin) could …