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Catapult rockets into space
« on: February 06, 2020, 12:00:44 PM »
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Re: Catapult rockets into space
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2020, 12:08:15 PM »
This is a damning indictment on the state of education in the US. The old boys used to make half plausible sci-fi for public consumption. The latest stuff is just insulting.

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Re: Catapult rockets into space
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2020, 12:26:32 PM »
It's a long article admittedly, and I did not have the patience to read all of it. But did they say anything out pilots? Or Just payloads?
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Re: Catapult rockets into space
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2020, 01:43:35 PM »
It's a long article admittedly, and I did not have the patience to read all of it. But did they say anything out pilots? Or Just payloads?
Space payloads tend to be very brittle. For reasons, they make everything out of bacofoil and blotting paper



Add in solar panels and satellite dishes and a space payload isn't something you want to be pushing up to 10,000g to hurl it into orbit, as sited by the article.
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Re: Catapult rockets into space
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2020, 02:00:02 PM »
Ah gotcha. This is a damning indictment on the state of education in the US.
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Re: Catapult rockets into space
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2020, 05:31:44 AM »
This is a damning indictment on the state of education in the US.

We only have awful test scores because students of color are oppressed and can't realize their full potential.
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Re: Catapult rockets into space
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2020, 11:17:38 PM »
Space payloads tend to be very brittle.  Add in solar panels and satellite dishes and a space payload isn't something you want to be pushing up to 10,000g to hurl it into orbit, as sited by the article.

Well, the one you pictured (Apollo Lunar Module) was protected by the third stage of the Saturn V when they launched it into orbit, so it was pretty safe, wouldn't you say ...?
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