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How will Sherpa and Formosat-5 be configured as payload and launched?

I was reading the comments in this Reddit and I'm confused. How will Sherpa and Formosat-5 be configured inside the Fairing, and then deployed. One comment seems to...

Asked on 11/20/2021

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Where did the floatation collar and sea anchor attach to the command module?

When the recovery helicopters arrived after an Apollo splashdown, one of the first tasks was for Navy divers to attach a flotation collar and sea anchor to the spacecraft. ...

Asked on 11/20/2021

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Finned heatsinks in space

Most heat radiators in space are flat surfaces. In a sense they are single fin radiators. Has anyone studied the used of multi-finned radiators in space (the vacuum of...

Asked on 11/20/2021 by martin's

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Would a higher air pressure on the ISS or elsewhere make it easier to "swim" in microgravity?

What if the atmospheric pressure onboard the ISS was 5 atm, 5 times the pressure on Earth and currently on the ISS, while maintaining the breathable oxygen level, e.g. if...

Asked on 11/17/2021 by LoveForChrist

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What kind of time regiment/schedule do ISS astronauts have?

On Earth people's lives are usually dictated by a 24-hour rhythm (with about 8 hours of sleep each night). As far as I know this rhythm is determined by chemical...

Asked on 11/15/2021 by martinkunev

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How (the heck) does SOHO's SWAN camera image the entire 4π sr celestial sphere?

Comet C/2020 F8 (SWAN) discussed in Astronomy SE:How is Comet SWAN C/2020 F8 doing? Will it become easily visible by eye?Why is SWAN dimming?was discovered...

Asked on 11/15/2021

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Federal Limitations on Model Rocketry in India

I am hoping to find information on the rules regarding model rocket launches in India. How high can I fly? How heavy can a custom rocket be? Can...

Asked on 11/13/2021 by Utkarsh singh Yadav

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Why do astronauts wear heels?

I was reading another question on the site when I noticed the EVA suit sports heels. Why do they put heels on...

Asked on 11/13/2021

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Can the location of an unknown planet that is absent from a planetary system be calculated from the orbits of the remaining planets?

In the book ‘Seeker’ by Richard McDevitt, two characters search for a lost planet. They knowthe star system currently has a number of celestial bodies in orbit around it and...

Asked on 11/10/2021

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Can astronauts hear sounds during space walks for repairs?

We know there is no sound in space in a vacuum, but when an astronaut is outside on a spacewalk doing repairs, can they hear the tapping when they use...

Asked on 11/10/2021 by Rocco Bollotta

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