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Message 2063401 - Posted: 12 Dec 2020, 1:03:34 UTC - in response to Message 2063016.  

You haven't heard of Blue Origin?
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Message 2063403 - Posted: 12 Dec 2020, 1:35:44 UTC - in response to Message 2063401.  
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You haven't heard of Blue Origin?

Yes, we all have.

Note that Bezos has targetted Blue Origin merely as a tourist joyride up to the edge of our earthly atmosphere. He is making very slow expensive slow progress.

Meanwhile, Musk has SpaceX working on a greatly greater scale that is making tremendous progress week by week, to far beyond earth, as opposed to the Bezos (and NASA) scale yearly crawl.

All quite a big question of scale and momentum!!


Aside: Paul Allen of Microsoft funded a radio telescope array for SETI...

Could Bill Gates or Steve Ballmer of Microsoft be persuaded to follow up with a new Arecibo telescope?


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Message 2064827 - Posted: 2 Jan 2021, 12:38:58 UTC

Excellent news, Puerto Rico government has allocated $8 million to rebuild Arecibo radio telescope!!
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Message 2064901 - Posted: 4 Jan 2021, 17:58:27 UTC - in response to Message 2064827.  

Excellent news, Puerto Rico government has allocated $8 million to rebuild Arecibo radio telescope!!
Of a total $400 million required. But it's a start and might encourage the likes of NASA. Hopefully they don't break the new one.
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Message 2064903 - Posted: 4 Jan 2021, 19:05:58 UTC

There has been a couple of clarifications posted.
The $8million would appear to be for site clearance and concept design work for a replacement dish system, with current guestimates at the final cost of a new large dish telescope coming in between $500million and $1billion (very much dependant on what the features and "frilly bits" are)
One thing that is still not clear is the status of the control room and other telescopes on the site. My guess is that the control room, while physically intact, will need a substantial amount of work to sort it out so it will be fully usable while the smaller telescopes, that appear to have escaped direct damage, may have suffered some damage to their data and control links which will need to be resolved so they can function properly.
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Message 2065019 - Posted: 6 Jan 2021, 16:56:51 UTC - in response to Message 2064903.  

There has been a couple of clarifications posted.
The $8million would appear to be for site clearance and concept design work for a replacement dish system, with current guestimates at the final cost of a new large dish telescope coming in between $500million and $1billion (very much dependant on what the features and "frilly bits" are)
One thing that is still not clear is the status of the control room and other telescopes on the site. My guess is that the control room, while physically intact, will need a substantial amount of work to sort it out so it will be fully usable while the smaller telescopes, that appear to have escaped direct damage, may have suffered some damage to their data and control links which will need to be resolved so they can function properly.
What a waste. Will they look after the next one better?
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