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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeSep 29th 2021
     
    Would it work? RAILGUN Assisted Orbital Launcher - YouTube

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Rb6sxy3f7VE
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeSep 30th 2021
     
    Whatever happened to that rotary launcher scheme?
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeSep 30th 2021
     
    Do you mean sky hook?



    Version 2 Starlink with Lasers and Gen 2 SpaceX Starlink Bigger and Faster | NextBigFuture.com

    https://www.nextbigfuture.com/2021/09/version-2-starlink-with-lasers-and-gen-2-spacex-starlink-bigger-and-faster.html
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeSep 30th 2021
     
    ForgeStar set to deliver microgravity experiments in space | The Engineer

    https://www.theengineer.co.uk/space-forge-esa-forgestar/
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeSep 30th 2021
     
    No. Spinlaunch. Apparently still spinning unless Covid killed it.
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeSep 30th 2021
     
    Yes--That's it!.

    Not clear if they've launched so much as a tennis ball yet.
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    Bunch of tossers
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeSep 30th 2021
     
    Ha!
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeSep 30th 2021 edited
     
    You have to wonder about spinning a fueled rocket so fast that it reaches a 61 km altitude. What could possibly go wrong?

    SpinLaunch is developing a kinetic energy space launch system that reduces dependency on traditional chemical rockets, with the goal of significantly lowering the cost of access to space while increasing the frequency of launch. The technology uses a vacuum-sealed centrifuge to spin a rocket and then hurl it to space at up to 8,000 kilometres per hour (5,000 mph). The rocket then ignites its engines at an altitude roughly 200,000 feet (61 km) to reach orbital speed of 17,500 miles per hour (28,200 km/h). If successful, the acceleration concept is projected to be both lower cost and to use much less power, with the price of a single space launch reduced by a factor of 20 to under US$500,000
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    Posted By: AsterixThe rocket then ignites

    Yeah
    • CommentAuthorenginerd
    • CommentTimeSep 30th 2021
     
    I like it. Sort of the bilblical David's weapon approach.
    • CommentAuthorloreman
    • CommentTimeSep 30th 2021
     
    And if you located it in Singapore, you could name a drink after it
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeSep 30th 2021
     
    SpaceX needs THIS to get Starship to Mars or the Moon!YouTube

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=UMM8hR0iWBU&t=36s
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    There remain two chief potential Achilles Heels for Starship: the integrity of the heat tiles, and the efficacy of orbital refuelling. Failure of either is failure for the Starship project.
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      CommentAuthorjohnq
    • CommentTimeSep 30th 2021
     
    it's just engineering
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    Thank you John.
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      CommentAuthoraber0der
    • CommentTimeOct 1st 2021
     
    Landing without feet could also become a concern the targeted landing site is not Ocean or Mechazilla.
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    That is why it will not be done.
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeOct 1st 2021 edited
     
    Posted By: aber0derLanding without feet could also become a concern the targeted landing site is not Ocean or Mechazilla.


    • CommentAuthorloreman
    • CommentTimeOct 1st 2021
     
    Is that outgoing or incoming?