Space

astronomyPath to Detecting All Blackholes in the Universe All the Time

Gravity Wave detections are rapidly increasing. The first gravity wave was detected in 2015. The science needed to accomplish this is described in the Veratasium videos below. They needed to create single wavelength lasers and use one-megawatt of power to …

astronomyOver 50 Candidate Black Hole and Neutron Star Collision Gravity Wave Detections

The gravity wave detections were in 2015 when Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) researchers detected the impact of two black holes. On October 1st, LIGO’s Hanford (LHO) and Livingston (LLO) detectors will temporarily halt observations to undergo a series of …

astronomyPlanet 9 Might Be a Black Hole

The weird orbits of Trans-Neptunian Objects (TNOs) and an excess amount of microlensing events in the 5-year OGLE dataset can be simultaneously explained by a new population of astrophysical bodies with mass several times that of Earth. Researchers propose that …

asteroidsCarnival of Space 631

The Carnival of Space 631 is up at Urban Astronomer. Universe Today – Hayabusa 2 has one Last Lander it’s Going to Throw at Ryugu. JAXA (Japan Space Agency) posted time-lapse photos of target markers falling towards the surface of …

futureMusk Says Change Anything for Faster Development and Forget Sunk Costs

Elon Musk had an interview with the Everyday Astronaut. Elon reiterated that he changed to steel construction for the rocket when carbon fiber was taking too long. Carbon fiber was a standard in the rocket industry. SpaceX Falcon Heavy use …

ciitesAge of Steel Spaceliners

Age of Steel Spaceliners

elon muskElon Musk Believes SpaceX Super Heavy Starship Could Have Manned Flight Next Year

Elon Musk told CNN that he believes SpaceX Super Heavy Starship could have manned flights in 12-15 months. Elon said he was quite confident about manned Starship flights by the end of 2020 and possibly even 12 months. The SpaceX …

nasaWill the Space Launch System Reckoning be in 2020 or 2021?

Jim Bridenstine congratulated SpaceX on Starship and then poked them about the Commercial Crew program being year late. My statement on @SpaceX's announcement tomorrow: pic.twitter.com/C67MhSeNsa — Jim Bridenstine (@JimBridenstine) September 27, 2019 NASA technical people and NASA Director Bridenstine know …

spaceSpaceX Super Heavy Starship Should Reach Orbit March 2020

The main constraint on the Super-Heavy booster is ramping up the production of the Raptor engines. They will need 100 Raptor engines to get to the orbital test. They build one Raptor engine currently every eight days. On 2 months …