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Re: Space Launch

Post by lpm » Sat May 30, 2020 8:15 pm

Is that the end of innovation in launches? Keep this basic set up for a couple of centuries?

Why bother with space planes? Why bother with dropping rockets from aircraft?
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Re: Space Launch

Post by Grumble » Sat May 30, 2020 8:28 pm

lpm wrote:
Sat May 30, 2020 8:15 pm
Is that the end of innovation in launches? Keep this basic set up for a couple of centuries?

Why bother with space planes? Why bother with dropping rockets from aircraft?
Indeed, the main point of space planes was reusability, the main point of launching from aircraft is reducing fuel requirements.

However the “Starship” could be a big step again.
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Re: Space Launch

Post by Gfamily » Sun May 31, 2020 1:29 pm

They're live streaming the docking

Currently 200 metres apart
https://www.nasa.gov/nasalive
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Re: Space Launch

Post by Grumble » Sun May 31, 2020 3:13 pm

Smooth as anything. I’ve not watched a docking before, didn’t realise it took so long between the docking and the hatch open.
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