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Q: Is the single-use attitude-indicator tag necessary? Should it just be synonymized with instrument?

uhohThis is about a reasonable tag that may be used so infrequently and has a good alternative that I wonder if we should cull it out of good tag hygene practice. What order were space shuttle roll-pitch-yaw angles displayed in? is the only question with the attitude-indicator tag (1 question), but ...

 
 
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@geoffc I think a rational strategy could be now: launching SN15-SN20 until explosion, with the goal of stabilizing the whole starship + raptor system and serving the public loving to see rocket launches (and sometimes, explosions). Meanwhile, building and testing the BN infrastructure
With the infos collected, hopefully the first successful BN landing won't need 4 (much bigger) booms.
After that, first SN-over-BN two-stage configurtion can start. There is no need to begin with an orbital flight, it will be doable after some test launches successfully happened.
Another thing what I think: crew starship is not really needed, imho. There is no need to go to LEO with fins and with big, empty tanks. It is a waste of resources. Starship can take 100 tons to LEO, it is enough for a LEO-LMO rocket.
@geoffc Btw, what will happen if a BN landing ends in RUD? The boom will be much bigger + it will risk the tower.
 
 
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Ben Popper on May 11, 2021
We’ve talked about the engineers who write the code that operates SpaceX spaceships. Now let’s talk about the people who build and maintain the tools and processes that enable the developers and ultimately, help accomplish the mission of flying astronauts to space. Stack Overflow talked with Erin Ishimoticha, an engineer in the Software Delivery Engineering…
 

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