Mechazilla moves: SpaceX tests arms to catch Starship

The Starship landing tower differs significantly from previous structures of this type. In order to save a lot of weight on the spaceship itself, important components are relocated to the launch system. SpaceX has now extensively tested the tower, nicknamed “Mechazilla”. SpaceX’s Starship project is testing tentacles for orbital flight When SpaceX will make its … Read more

SpaceX simulates lifting Starship with launch tower ‘arms’

SpaceX has taken Starbase’s rocket-catching launch tower ‘arms’ to new heights during the latest series of proof tests. That process began in earnest on January 4th, when SpaceX lifted, opened, and swung the tower’s building-sized arms for the first time. Four days later, SpaceX performed a variation on the first round of tests, again slowly … Read more

SpaceX Starship ‘launch tower’ spreads its rocket-catching arms

Update: Shortly after publishing, SpaceX began a much more ambitious series of tests with the Starship launch tower’s two main arms, which are designed to lift and (one day) catch Starships and Super Heavy boosters. After lifting the arm carriage about 15m (~50 ft), several times higher than January 3rd’s far more conservative kickoff, SpaceX … Read more

REVIEWS: Sleigh Bells Apologize, But Even On “Texis” There Is No Peace Of Arms (and Mind)

The kings of genre adultery and sound assassinations Sleigh Bells are back after four years with new combinations of non-combinable melodies. They repeat their chaos formula and it sounds completely different again. The guarantee remains – even by listening to the new “Texis” you will discover a surprising harmony in disharmonies. “I’ve been drunk most … Read more

Sleigh Bells apologizes to you, but even on “Texis” there is no peace of arms (and mind)

The kings of genre adultery and sound assassinations Sleigh Bells are back after four years with new combinations of non-combinable melodies. They repeat their chaos formula and it sounds completely different again. The guarantee remains – even by listening to the new “Texis” you will discover a surprising harmony in disharmonies. “I’ve been drunk most … Read more

the oyster farmers of the Arcachon basin lack arms

On the market in the port of Larros, in Gujan-Mestras (Gironde), in July 2009. PIERRE ANDRIEU / AFP This year, Laurent Bidart innovated. To try to find seasonal workers at the approach of a dense period for the sector, this oyster farmer installed for three generations in the port of Meyran, in Gujan-Mestras, produced a … Read more

In Libya, “stocks of arms remain high and sufficient to fuel any future conflict”

Remnants of missiles and other weapons found in a camp that was being used by Marshal Haftar’s forces in Gharyan, 100 kilometers south of the Libyan capital Tripoli. in June 2019. MAHMUD TURKEY / AFP The number of detected violations of the arms embargo imposed on Libya decreased in 2021 compared to the previous year, … Read more

Processo Open Arms, ammessi tutti i testi: deporrà anche Richard Gere

“Quanto costerà questo processo?” – L’udienza del processo a Palermo che vede imputato Matteo Salvini era dedicata proprio all’ammissione delle liste testi di accusa e difesa e alle produzioni documentali. “Qui Aula di Giustizia del carcere di Palermo. Il processo voluto dalla sinistra e dai tifosi dell’immigrazione clandestina comincia: quanto costerà ai cittadini italiani?”. E’ questo il commento, … Read more

SpaceX begins installing ‘Mechazilla’ arms designed to catch Starship rockets

After a busy few weeks spent attaching Mechazilla’s two rocket-catching arms to a carriage-like backbone, SpaceX has begun the process of installing the integrated structure on Starbase’s ~450 ft (~135m) tall Starship ‘launch tower’. Once complete, SpaceX will have created a first-of-its-kind launch tower designed to stack and manipulate Starships and Super Heavy boosters in … Read more

SpaceX prepares Starship launch tower’s rocket-catching arms for installation

SpaceX has begun preparing its Starbase ‘launch tower’ for the installation of a pair of giant arms designed to lift, stack, and even catch Starships and Super Heavy boosters out of mid-air. Deemed ‘Mechazilla’ by CEO Elon Musk, assembly of first of the structure’s three main arms only began in earnest in June 2021. That … Read more