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Offline Archibald

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Re: Space-X DRAGON (manned/unmanned) capsule.
« Reply #195 on: July 23, 2017, 01:31:08 am »
Red Dragon is dead.
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Re: Space-X DRAGON (manned/unmanned) capsule.
« Reply #196 on: July 23, 2017, 08:34:06 pm »
yep, but it's replaced by something bigger

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In response to journalist Jeff Foust of SpaceNews,
Elon Musk replied on Twitter that SpaceX chose to cut development of propulsive landing for Dragon 2, and thus Red Dragon,
in order to jump directly into exploration of propulsively landing “a vastly bigger ship” on Mars.

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Plan is to do powered landings on Mars for sure, but with a vastly bigger ship

Let's call that design temporary "Red Godzilla"

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http://www.teslarati.com/spacex-skipping-red-dragon-vastly-bigger-ships-mars-confirms-musk/
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Re: Space-X DRAGON (manned/unmanned) capsule.
« Reply #197 on: July 24, 2017, 01:44:46 am »
Let's call that design temporary "Red Godzilla"

That would be a handy reporting name until we get a more official designation on it.  ;D
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Re: Space-X DRAGON (manned/unmanned) capsule.
« Reply #198 on: July 25, 2017, 11:25:53 am »
yep, but it's replaced by something bigger

And much later

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Re: Space-X DRAGON (manned/unmanned) capsule.
« Reply #199 on: July 25, 2017, 09:16:21 pm »

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Re: Space-X DRAGON (manned/unmanned) capsule.
« Reply #204 on: December 06, 2018, 03:21:14 am »
Regarding then the Dragon vehicle, it seems that they found an outgassing problem during the docking phase on the ISS:

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When the next three Dragons docked at the Space Station, over the following months, SAGE experienced unexplained spikes in contamination. Something on these Dragons was outgassing—releasing molecules beyond the expected, and perhaps the acceptable, levels. And those molecules were sticking to SAGE.
Outgassing, in earthly terms, is what makes a new car smell like a new car. “There are volatile chemicals in those new materials that migrate through the material to the surface," says Alan Tribble, author of Fundamentals of Contamination Control. You’re smelling escaped seat ingredients, in other words.

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