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Does anyone know how the Flight Club website simulates Falcon 9 launches?

Does anyone know how the Flight Club website is able to provide falcon 9 launch simulations? Given the estimated weight, fuel mass, thrust, ect, how are they able to provide a graph of how it could ...
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Outlier detection algorithm for orbit determination, how do different ones compare?

I have been reading about outlier detection algorithm for improving determinations based on realistic data. Outlier exclusion is an important tool in any analysis of realistic noisy data. There are ...
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What do the enclosed numbers represent? [closed]

A friend asked me what the numbers in the following image represent: ...
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commercial launches - what is the growth rate of commercial space flight?

I've been trying to get a growth rate for commercial space flight, as it may be amenable to something like Moore's law. Wheras government funded things are prone to politics so can't really be rellied ...
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How many astronauts are left handed?

One kind of 'popular science' fun facts that is very popular is to show how many of the individuals belonging to a notable group of people that are left handed, often showing a large disproportionally ...
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Generating plot of LV's performance as a function of the C3 parameter

Following my previous question about Ariane 5 performance data for escape missions, I would like to know how the plot of launch vehicle capabilities like the next one are obtained: More specifically, ...
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What is the total mass sent into orbit over all history?

I would like to find a good estimate of the sum total amount of payload that humans have put into space, that is, over all years, all space programs, and all types of payload that reached orbit. ...