Space exploration and rockets general thread

Started by Legend, Jan 07, 2017, 05:32 PM

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SpaceJac

Guys, I want to talk about the SN11 test. What do you think, will it also explode, or SpaceX has already managed to detect all existing problems, and we'll see a perfect landing of the prototype? What's the chance that it will happen? I had been watching tests since their beginning and can state that engineers are steadily progressing. I hope SN11 will achieve its aim, and we'll remember this day for a long time.

Legend

Guys, I want to talk about the SN11 test. What do you think, will it also explode, or SpaceX has already managed to detect all existing problems, and we'll see a perfect landing of the prototype? What's the chance that it will happen? I had been watching tests since their beginning and can state that engineers are steadily progressing. I hope SN11 will achieve its aim, and we'll remember this day for a long time.
I think sn11 will make it but who knows. Could be like sn9 where it has a new issue beyond fuel pumping.

the-pi-guy

I really wish I knew more about rockets and stuff, especially so I could talk about these things.  

It's very interesting, but it's lower on my priority.

I don't even have time for some of my highest priority stuff.  :'(

Legend

I really wish I knew more about rockets and stuff, especially so I could talk about these things.  

It's very interesting, but it's lower on my priority.

I don't even have time for some of my highest priority stuff.  :'(
Just play kerbal. 90% of what you need right there.

Legend

One unexpected fun fact.

Solid rockets burn from the inside out, not the bottom to the top. Longer solid rockets produce more thrust but burn for the same amount of time.

Also, solid rockets can change their thrust over time. It all depends on the shape of the inner cavity, but the thrust curve is of course locked in place once manufactured.


Imo they get a lot of unjustified hate. They can't abort which is risky with humans but for cargo they make a lot of sense.

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