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Should be used whenever one specific online resource or printed book/tech.report/article is required. Care should be taken to avoid asking for broad, open-ended lists. It is better to ask for referenc…
Questions regarding the process of bringing a mission to an early stop, often due to an emergency or unforeseen circumstances.
Questions about solid fuels. The rockets that use them, the fuels that are burned, and the vendors that make them.
Space Launch System, the putative replacement for the Space Shuttle for future large missions.
the 6th planet of our solar system. It is a gas giant with an impressive ring system and lots of small and large moons.
How heat affects spacecraft and space missions, or materials and methods to deal with heat.
Questions regarding how astronauts live in space, including day to day activities, chores, etc.
Questions relating to the JPL Horizons solar system data and ephemeris computation service
Attitude Determination & Control Systems measure the attitude of a spacecraft and often execute measures to adjust the attitude with respect to the celestial sphere, reference bodies, or other spacecr…
a European Space Agency (ESA) built and launched, semi-autonomous robotic spacecraft on its mission to study the environment, physical properties and dynamics of the comet 67P/Churyumov–Ger…
Rather than carry empty weight all the way to orbit, rockets usually use a stage system. Stages can take many forms and have over the years.
Questions related to protecting craft from their environment. Should be focused on the protection aspect and not the managing the effects of said environment.
Questions about the SpaceX produced Merlin-1D engine, used by the Falcon rocket.
Questions about the stage(s) of a rocket after the first, used to establish an orbit, or a trajectory beyond Earth orbit.
Orbital maneuver during which two spacecraft arrive at the same orbit and approach to a very close distance. Rendezvous may or may not be followed by docking or berthing.
representation of environment or process in a more accessible form using virtual or physical imitation or analogues, often for the purpose of training or testing, includes both real-world (physical) a…
devices that collect data (usually electromagnetic spectrum, visible or otherwise) to better resolve distant objects.
Questions relating to human physiology, as it affects capabilities in space.
Questions related to structure, operations, missions, and facilities of the European Space Agency, an intergovernmental organization of 20 European states and Canada.
Questions regarding use, design, storage, consumption, or other considerations of materials, propellants, systems, or biological samples stored and/or used under very low temperatures, often under lar…
Questions which relate to how spacecraft and rockets navigate and stay on course.
Questions regarding scientific research, by means of the scientific method, into topics discussed. Investigative work based on empirical and measurable evidence that can be repeated, tried, and tested…
Questions regarding the effects and conditions in a 'partial vacuum' or space with a gaseous pressure significantly smaller than atmospheric pressure.
Questions regarding the application of chemistry in space exploration, for example the composition of rocket propellants.
a type of rocket used to assist in putting larger payloads into orbit. Use with the [rocket] tag any any other relevant launch vehicle tags
protect reentering space craft from the heat of friction from the atmosphere. May also refer to technologies used to block heat from solar radiation while in the v…
Questions regarding the steps and procedures taken prior and during the launch of a space vehicle.
Questions regarding medical aspects of space exploration, like effects of missions on human body during launch, flight and reentry.