Proposal: Drones and Model Aircraft

My understanding is that private beta sites are launched on Tuesdays or Wednesdays during business hours in the USA. Since this has not happened, I wonder when we will be launched?

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    Probably as soon as they can figure out how. It's been just under a year since the last time a site was launched.
    – Mark
    Commented Apr 8, 2020 at 23:32
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    Site launches are typically approved on a Thursday, and then are launched on the next Tuesday or Wednesday. It will likely get launched next week. Commented Apr 9, 2020 at 0:39
  • @damryfbfnetsi thank you :) I see that Drones hit 100% on Friday April 3rd so there has not been any Thursday yet. However this is the first I'm hearing about a process of "approving" a site on a Thursday: one of the area51.meta discussions for the Operations Research proposal just said that beta sites are launched on the Tuesday or Wednesday after reaching 100% commitment. What is there to approve after all the requirements are met? Robert Cartaino said that towards the end of Definition phase, the team goes through a "final review" of the proposal to make sure everything is in good order. Commented Apr 9, 2020 at 1:31
  • @damryfbfnetsi by the way: Thank you for committing to my Materials Modeling proposal too :) Commented Apr 9, 2020 at 1:32
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    Robert Cartaino was the one who generally took care of these things, and he was fired from Stack. It might take a bit for them to figure out how it works without him.
    – Mithical
    Commented Apr 13, 2020 at 5:15
  • @Mithical Adam Lear was the one involved for the launch of Operations Research. Commented Apr 13, 2020 at 5:42
  • @Mark thank you also so much for your commitment to both proposals!! We aim to be very valuable additions to the SE community and help be good to the SE network the best we can! Commented Apr 13, 2020 at 23:47

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It has launched. Thank you! :)


I just have joined it by the way and it has been launched.

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