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Has Blue Origin carried out any flight or landing tests of the New Glenn first stage?

No, Blue Origin has not carried out any flight or landing tests of the New Glenn first stage. They have conducted hotfire tests of their BE-3 and BE-4 engines, as well as cryogenic testing as LC-36, ...
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What are the implications of claiming space heritage if you don't have it?

There are lots of ways that claims are made. When a scientist writes an abstract for a paper, the abstract will generally "make claims" that will hopefully be substantiated later in the ...
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Why did SpaceX change the landing site from the Pacific (ITF-1, ITF-2) to the Indian Ocean (ITF-3 and subsequent flights)?

The Indian Ocean site apparently provides a safer landing target for the planned deorbit burn test. According to a SpaceX commentator during the IFT-3 webcast, We are intentionally flying this new ...
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CubeSat dispensers: amplify or dampen vibration loads on spacecraft?

Turns out that Steve Furger wrote a whole Masters thesis on exactly this topic! It was an excellent read and contained answers to my question and lots more. In the Z-direction, where CubeSats get ...
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Is the acoustic horn at Stennis Space Center still there? Is it used?

The tower was demolished between the end of 2012 and the end of 2014. Its coordinates on Google Earth was 30°22'38.64"N and 89°35'57.62"W. There is satellite imagery of it standing with the ...
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How to simulate the environment of the moon for rovers on earth?

Parts of the rover, such as the suspension, drive train, and autonomous decision making, navigation, and obstacle avoidance capabilities can tested by creating a multi-physics model of the rover and ...
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Why did SpaceX change the landing site from the Pacific (ITF-1, ITF-2) to the Indian Ocean (ITF-3 and subsequent flights)?

Question Summary: How does the change in landing area “give SpaceX the flexibility to design and execute launch trajectories that meet mission objectives.”? The part in quotes is from the last ...
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