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by bearnard123
Fri Aug 27, 2021 9:04 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Mars 2021 Trio Of Missions
Replies: 66
Views: 9872

Re: Mars 2021 Trio Of Missions

The Curiosity rover had managed to collect 32 Martian rock samples by using a drill attached to robotic arm. Perseverance rovere mission still keeps searching for signs of past life on the red planet by analyzing the chemical, mineral, physical and organic characteristics of the rocks.

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by bearnard123
Fri Aug 06, 2021 3:24 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 431
Views: 56930

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

In case nobody has mentioned that. The Starship will officially be the single solution for the first lunar landing mission under NASA’s Artemis program to return to the Moon. This comes after the US GAO backed the decision to use Starship as the lander, stating it didn’t break any laws with the sele...

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by bearnard123
Fri Jul 30, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Jeff Bezos and brother to fly on first Blue Origin flight
Replies: 82
Views: 6304

Re: Jeff Bezos and brother to fly on first Blue Origin flight

Some interesting facts about Blue Origin. The Blue Origin has started working on a project to develop a fully reusable upper stage for New Glenn, which may potentially use stainless steel propellant tanks. ..." https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/07 ... -projects/ Interesting fact that the new...

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by bearnard123
Thu Jul 29, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Jeff Bezos and brother to fly on first Blue Origin flight
Replies: 82
Views: 6304

Re: Jeff Bezos and brother to fly on first Blue Origin flight

The information has been confirmed that Blue Origin has started working on a project to develop a fully reusable upper stage for New Glenn, which may potentially use stainless steel propellant tanks. ..." https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/07/blue-origin-is-developing-reusable-second-stage-ot...

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by bearnard123
Fri Jul 23, 2021 1:29 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Jeff Bezos and brother to fly on first Blue Origin flight
Replies: 82
Views: 6304

Re: Jeff Bezos and brother to fly on first Blue Origin flight

bikerthai wrote:
I suspect Virgin is probably set up to pamper their customers better. And Musk does like his butt kissed.

bt

I guess he just wants to go to space and experience complete space flight. I don`t judge him for that and I do not suspect anything from this Musk's attempt to go to space.

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by bearnard123
Thu Jul 22, 2021 1:51 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Virgin Galactic News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 75
Views: 25068

Re: Virgin Galactic News and Discussion Thread

We need to take into consideration one fact that Blue Origin, Virgin Galactic, and SpaceX are *roughly* contemporary, and began with roughly similar dreams and funding. But one of them is a major aerospace company worth $74 billion, while the other two are niche companies worth at best one-tenth as ...

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by bearnard123
Thu Jul 22, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Jeff Bezos and brother to fly on first Blue Origin flight
Replies: 82
Views: 6304

Re: Jeff Bezos and brother to fly on first Blue Origin flight

This however, for me is Wally Funk's day, if it is the case that Bezos is stepping back from Amazon to devote more time to Blue Origin, this flight will likely make him even more focused. Not to give Bezos much credit, but the Wally Funk point and the “crew” selection by BO was definitely a much be...

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by bearnard123
Wed Jul 21, 2021 2:58 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Virgin Galactic News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 75
Views: 25068

Re: Virgin Galactic News and Discussion Thread

However, I need to confess that space tourism campaign can boost economy of these companies and they can advance their spacecrafts. So it might be a good plan in advancing toward real space business.

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by bearnard123
Wed Jul 21, 2021 2:45 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Virgin Galactic News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 75
Views: 25068

Re: Virgin Galactic News and Discussion Thread

I guess there is more important stuff to be made than launching tourists in space. Of course there are. But those other stuff would have to be funded by public money. Space Tourism is being funded by tourists. If a tourist want to do something "good", they can do eco-tourism, or volunteer...

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by bearnard123
Wed Jul 21, 2021 12:20 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Virgin Galactic News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 75
Views: 25068

Re: Virgin Galactic News and Discussion Thread

So... we are still a long way away before space travel is more commercialized like airplanes are. That is, commercialized space travel being at a somewhat comparable frequency and the market as commercial airlines. However, I am not a big fan of space tourism. I guess there is more important stuff t...

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by bearnard123
Tue Jul 20, 2021 2:59 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Virgin Galactic News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 75
Views: 25068

Re: Virgin Galactic News and Discussion Thread

soon and become the first complete space tourist in the world. Wasn't the first space tourist was that gent that went to the space station on the Russian rocket? bt There is one point that can make some issues.The only thing that bothers me is how Jeff Bezos prepared for this complete space flight....

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by bearnard123
Tue Jul 20, 2021 11:53 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Virgin Galactic News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 75
Views: 25068

Re: Virgin Galactic News and Discussion Thread

Long story short, Jeff Bezos will eventually make complete space flight ( not suborbital like Richard Branson did ) soon and become the first complete space tourist in the world. So keep monitoring this future event with Jeff Bezos and Blue Origin

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by bearnard123
Tue Jul 20, 2021 11:44 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Virgin Galactic News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 75
Views: 25068

Re: Virgin Galactic News and Discussion Thread

Blue Origin announced they remain on track for their first human spaceflight on Tuesday, which will carry founder Jeff Bezos and three other passengers on a suborbital hop 100 km above West Texas.

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by bearnard123
Fri Jul 16, 2021 11:54 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: NASA and ESA have made the first-of-its-kind strategic partnership to observe Earth
Replies: 0
Views: 710

NASA and ESA have made the first-of-its-kind strategic partnership to observe Earth

NASA and ESA (European Space Agency) have made the first-ever strategic partnership to observe Earth and its changing environment in order to take part in environmental preservation campaign. This partnership will be based on observing the Earth from space with the help of satellite technology like ...

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by bearnard123
Thu Jul 15, 2021 11:35 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Mars 2021 Trio Of Missions
Replies: 66
Views: 9872

Re: Mars 2021 Trio Of Missions

The official Instagram page of NASA published the latest pics from the red planet made by Ingenuity helicopter. The helicopter provided new sight of the different rock layers begin and end. Each layer can give scientists an understanding of how the ancient climate changed. https://www.instagram.com/...

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by bearnard123
Mon Jul 05, 2021 2:39 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Mars 2021 Trio Of Missions
Replies: 66
Views: 9872

Re: Mars 2021 Trio Of Missions

Talking about Mars missions. "BEIJING, June 24 (Reuters) - China aims to send its first crewed mission to Mars in 2033, with regular follow-up flights to follow, under a long-term plan to build a permanently inhabited base on the Red Planet and extract its resources." That's nonsense. The...

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by bearnard123
Fri Jul 02, 2021 12:11 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Mars 2021 Trio Of Missions
Replies: 66
Views: 9872

Re: Mars 2021 Trio Of Missions

Talking about Mars missions. "BEIJING, June 24 (Reuters) - China aims to send its first crewed mission to Mars in 2033, with regular follow-up flights to follow, under a long-term plan to build a permanently inhabited base on the Red Planet and extract its resources."

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by bearnard123
Wed Jun 30, 2021 11:27 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Space debris removing mission
Replies: 5
Views: 1079

Re: Space debris removing mission

I'd like to mention Rosalind Franklin Mars rover space mission . This mission will attempt to search for life on Mars. The launch is scheduled for 2022. Interesting fact, that this is the first Mars mission by British aerospace companies. And this has what to do with “Space Junk”? Suggest you ask t...

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by bearnard123
Wed Jun 30, 2021 7:18 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Space debris removing mission
Replies: 5
Views: 1079

Re: Space debris removing mission

I'd like to mention Rosalind Franklin Mars rover space mission. This mission will attempt to search for life on Mars. The launch is scheduled for 2022. Interesting fact, that this is the first Mars mission by British aerospace companies.

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by bearnard123
Tue Jun 29, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Space debris removing mission
Replies: 5
Views: 1079

Re: Space debris removing mission

I know about work at DLR and some Aussie university. Mostly LASER based ablation decell. There are 4 ways how we can handle with space junk 1)we can design & program sats such that they switch to a lower orbit when we replace a sat with a new one automatically and burn up in outer atmosphere 2)...

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by bearnard123
Thu Jun 24, 2021 1:32 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New Chinese Tiangong Space Station
Replies: 35
Views: 5525

Re: New Chinese Tiangong Space Station

However, I guess that building a space station on the surface of Moon can cause some international conflicts on Earth between particular countries. So building a Moon station might be not a good idea

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by bearnard123
Thu Jun 24, 2021 1:31 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New Chinese Tiangong Space Station
Replies: 35
Views: 5525

Re: New Chinese Tiangong Space Station

China has the resources and technology to do this on its own. Russia has a great deal of experience in manned space operations. Both have political reasons to pursue projects such as this.

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by bearnard123
Thu Jun 24, 2021 1:28 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: The ACE One combat drone
Replies: 0
Views: 930

The ACE One combat drone

The new project has been introduced by Ukraine — the ACE One combat drone. Former president of Antonov subsidiary Alexander Los became chief designer and head of the board of directors of the developer Air Combat Evolution. ACE One is an autonomous combat drone with stealth technologies controlled b...

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by bearnard123
Thu Jun 24, 2021 11:22 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New Chinese Tiangong Space Station
Replies: 35
Views: 5525

Re: New Chinese Tiangong Space Station

I've read that Russia is going to build a station on the surface of the Moon with China. What do you think about that point? Do you think that really possible at all?

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by bearnard123
Tue Jun 22, 2021 7:43 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: The emerging space technology
Replies: 9
Views: 1284

Re: The emerging space technology

I see the revolution in space technology as having just happened (SpaceX reusability). Now it's about finding more uses for space now that space is easier/cheaper to get to. I don't foresee another revolution for a while ... just faster/cheaper/better in a gradual way using extensions of our existi...

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by bearnard123
Fri Jun 18, 2021 8:00 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Space debris removing mission
Replies: 5
Views: 1079

Space debris removing mission

Today space debris became rather an important issue to be solved in the space exploration area. That is why a lot of space companies wanna make some ``cleaning`` missions to clean the Earth`s orbit from this space junk. So could you please name some ``cleaning`` missions which are about to be launch...

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by bearnard123
Thu Jun 17, 2021 1:46 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: The emerging space technology
Replies: 9
Views: 1284

Re: The emerging space technology

Getting back to my last message about satellite technology. Satellite technology evolved so, that we cannot imagine our everyday life without it I`d like to mention satellite technology that can track rare species of animals in order to prevent them from being killed by poachers. https://www.skyrora...

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by bearnard123
Thu Jun 17, 2021 8:26 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: The emerging space technology
Replies: 9
Views: 1284

Re: The emerging space technology

I liked the way how microsatellites are developing and how they partially substitute ordinary sats. This is a cheaper and easier way for some missions ordinary sats used to do. Also, we may use microsats bigger number of fields that only emphasis their competence. Satellite technology take part in o...

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by bearnard123
Tue Jun 15, 2021 2:31 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: The emerging space technology
Replies: 9
Views: 1284

The emerging space technology

In the modern world, science and technology are fast-growing things, and as we can see a lot of new space technologies are about to be produced or invented. Which one do you expect the most and which one do you think might be the most useful for humans or for space exploration?

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by bearnard123
Fri Jun 11, 2021 1:18 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Space junk
Replies: 26
Views: 3061

Re: Space junk

SpaceX told their satellites can naturally deorbit themselves and burn in the Earth's atmosphere. Do they have another deorbiting system? If I am not mistaken, some space company has already made such microsatellites, I mean with the same option of deorbiting themselves and burn in the Earth's atmo...

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by bearnard123
Thu Jun 10, 2021 1:13 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Jeff Bezos and brother to fly on first Blue Origin flight
Replies: 82
Views: 6304

Re: Jeff Bezos and brother to fly on first Blue Origin flight

It seems a bit risky for a centibillionaire to ride on the first flight, so we shall see what happens. Hopefully, he will return safely. Why not? He would be the first billionaire test pilot. :mischievous: As for the risk. These rockets are designed for commercial space flight. If the regulation fo...

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by bearnard123
Thu Jun 10, 2021 11:19 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Jeff Bezos and brother to fly on first Blue Origin flight
Replies: 82
Views: 6304

Re: Jeff Bezos and brother to fly on first Blue Origin flight

Now we may understand why Jeff Bezos is stepping down as CEO of Amazon, to lead his next company, Blue Origin into a new space race against SpaceX and others. It seems a bit risky for a centibillionaire to ride on the first flight, so we shall see what happens. Hopefully, he will return safely. More...

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by bearnard123
Fri Jun 04, 2021 11:20 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Space junk
Replies: 26
Views: 3061

Re: Space junk

The most obvious decision we can take is to reduce the number of launches. Or make de-orbit mandatory, including requiring insurance for clean up if the de-orbit fails. Best regards Thomas I guess scientists should work on the issue of the short lifespan of microsatellites. I hope that in some time...

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by bearnard123
Tue Jun 01, 2021 2:31 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Space junk
Replies: 26
Views: 3061

Re: Space junk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFijTNJqnYA
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A recent inspection of the International Space Station's Canadarm2 has revealed that it was hit by orbital debris. See the hole that was created and a time-lapse of the robotic arm in action.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFijTNJqnYA

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by bearnard123
Mon May 31, 2021 1:34 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Mars 2021 Trio Of Missions
Replies: 66
Views: 9872

Re: Mars 2021 Trio Of Missions

Curiosity Rover has captured stunning images of the rare, shimmering clouds that exist on Mars. clouds are rare on the Red Planet due to its thin, dry atmosphere. Clouds can typically be found at the planet’s equator during the coldest parts of a Martian year when Mars is farthest from the sun. [URL...

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by bearnard123
Sat May 29, 2021 1:46 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Space junk
Replies: 26
Views: 3061

Re: Space junk

The most obvious decision we can take is to reduce the number of launches. However, we all understand that it's impossible now and will hardly ever be possible. That's why space agencies work on numerous projects that aim to clean the orbit. Some of them presuppose the use of satellites, and they s...

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by bearnard123
Sat May 29, 2021 9:03 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Space junk
Replies: 26
Views: 3061

Re: Space junk

The growing number of space items can lead to what is known as the ‘Kessler syndrome’, which represents a state where the object density is so high that one collision is enough to generate a cascade effect, leading to further collisions.

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by bearnard123
Sat May 29, 2021 8:52 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Space junk
Replies: 26
Views: 3061

Re: Space junk

The big number of space junk can damage expensive spacecrafts The growing number of space items can lead to the state where the object density is so high that one collision is enough to generate a cascade effect, leading to further collisions.

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by bearnard123
Sat May 29, 2021 8:44 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Space junk
Replies: 26
Views: 3061

Re: Space junk

The most obvious decision we can take is to reduce the number of launches. However, we all understand that it's impossible now and will hardly ever be possible. That's why space agencies work on numerous projects that aim to clean the orbit. Some of them presuppose the use of satellites, and they s...

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by bearnard123
Thu May 27, 2021 2:53 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Space junk
Replies: 26
Views: 3061

Space junk

The consideration to keep in mind is called space junk, we got quite some trash up there in orbit of our planet. It's considered not to be a problem due that the size of the object would burn in our atmosphere. But we of Asgardia want to go to space and we require to keep in mind out of the prospect...

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by bearnard123
Wed May 26, 2021 2:24 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Mars 2021 Trio Of Missions
Replies: 66
Views: 9872

Re: Mars 2021 Trio Of Missions

Guys! Chinese rover took its first drive on Mars and made China the second nation that managed to drive a rover on Mars. It happened 3 days ago. That`s interesting! looking forward to getting to know something interesting from this Chinese rover. This is a great achievement for the Chinese space ex...

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by bearnard123
Wed May 26, 2021 1:07 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Can we remake plastic waste into rocket fuel?
Replies: 22
Views: 3001

Re: Can we remake plastic waste into rocket fuel?

Practicality is important, all aviation requires the highest reliability from its engines. Why fool around with anything other than virgin fuels to ensure that reliability. There are plenty of processes - like cement kilns, marine freighters, large boilers, even on land stationary gas turbines wher...

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by bearnard123
Mon May 24, 2021 1:05 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Can we remake plastic waste into rocket fuel?
Replies: 22
Views: 3001

Re: Can we remake plastic waste into rocket fuel?

Practicality is important, all aviation requires the highest reliability from its engines. Why fool around with anything other than virgin fuels to ensure that reliability. There are plenty of processes - like cement kilns, marine freighters, large boilers, even on land stationary gas turbines wher...

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by bearnard123
Thu May 20, 2021 8:08 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: 3D printer for some space stuff
Replies: 6
Views: 1966

Re: 3D printer for some space stuff

Does this machine print the elements of coating for the spacecraft or something more important? I heard about the use of 3d printing in aerospace engineering but never went into details. The third stage for Skyrora XL rocket and found out this rocket engine was made using their additive technology....

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by bearnard123
Wed May 19, 2021 2:18 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: 3D printer for some space stuff
Replies: 6
Views: 1966

Re: 3D printer for some space stuff

Does this machine print the elements of coating for the spacecraft or something more important? I heard about the use of 3d printing in aerospace engineering but never went into details. I`ve read that this 3d printing technology makes some parts for rocket engines. I`ve never thought that 3d print...

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by bearnard123
Mon May 17, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Can we remake plastic waste into rocket fuel?
Replies: 22
Views: 3001

Re: Can we remake plastic waste into rocket fuel?

I consider this kind of fuel a good invention, however as I have already said it is only useful for some small launches and it is not good for some long space journeys. Also, according to the words of scientists who worked on ecosence fuel, this fuel is eco friendly, so this fact makes it even bett...

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by bearnard123
Tue May 11, 2021 8:37 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Sun-synchronous orbit spacecrafts
Replies: 8
Views: 1876

Re: Sun-synchronous orbit spacecrafts

Spy sats, among others. If you have a sun-synchronous orbit, the satellite will overfly the same patch of land when the sunlight is hitting the terrain at the same angle. From the shadows cast by objects, you can easily and consistently calculate their height. When an underground facility is built,...

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by bearnard123
Thu May 06, 2021 12:15 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Sun-synchronous orbit spacecrafts
Replies: 8
Views: 1876

Sun-synchronous orbit spacecrafts

Have you ever heard about Sun-synchronous orbit spacecrafts? According to the information I`ve found such name have weather satellites and some kind of scientific satellites. Also, I`ve heard that there are not only weather satellites and scientific satellites that are used in Sun-synchronous orbit....

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by bearnard123
Thu Apr 29, 2021 11:32 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: 3D printer for some space stuff
Replies: 6
Views: 1966

3D printer for some space stuff

I`ve recently found an interesting article about 3D printer which is used in aerospace area. Have you heard anything about that? This machine allows to print multi-composite parts simultaneously from several materials, which is infeasible in other types of aerospace 3d printing.

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by bearnard123
Wed Apr 28, 2021 3:21 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Can we remake plastic waste into rocket fuel?
Replies: 22
Views: 3001

Re: Can we remake plastic waste into rocket fuel?

Wow, rocket fuel made from plastic waste is something really new for me. I don't understand why people negatively perceive everything. Our aerospace industry develops, and it's amazing. It's too early for me to make any conclusions about the effectiveness of this fuel, I need to spend time finding ...

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