Discussion in 'Science and Technology' started by XCV330, Feb 6, 2019.
That balloon thing is still taking money from the hopeful....
Something I have been thinking about.
I have heard of space elevators and statites and such---but has anyone thought about having two of them intersect?
Imagine two large sail statites whose lines cross in the form of an "X"...
The simple act of having the two sails tack towards or away from each other means the point of intersection can raise or lower.
If a windlass/pully system rides that intersection and has its own tether----might an object be pulled to space using nothing but Archimedean type principles?
I don't know that this can work on other---but Venus with stronger sunlight---or an object with lower gravity might use such a---we'll call it a SUNLIFTER.
No powered elevator car needed.
Other oddball ideas
The Journal of Spacecraft & Rockets turns 60:
The latest player may give new life to the old plug-nozzle craft…I hope:
Fuel as structure?
Lastly—this material will be a boon for impactors..like what holed Soyuz recently:
Virgin Galactic will start test flights.. again again, this time they think they'll need three before regular passenger flights. No timeline when the first one goes up, but they're giving more info than Blue Origin gave out last week about their own return to flight .
Didn't the last Virgin test fail in a big way?
not in a big way. I would say the last Blue Origin flight failed in a big way.
The best of times:
No need for fancy 3D printers!
Terran R coming faster…expendable second stage.
Europe looking at an HLLV
Maybe keep near docks…slide out a shipyard…slide back.
I really like that concept
Mystery no more that second one is a flight simulator
New A.I. rocket engine being looked at
That thumbnail eeek....... Like a HR Giger monstrosity
and Virgin is back flying people into space. next stop, passenger flights.
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