May 13, 2015

Abort Test

Space-X successfully tested its launch abort system recently. Instead of a disposable tower the system uses the landing retro rockets to remove the capsule from an exploding rocket and send it down range. 

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at 09:29 AM | Comments (2) | Add Comment
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1 Note that MaxLaunch system that NASA tested for Orion used disposable pusher engines. It was necessary for Ares V because it was too tall to fit into VAB with tower. It's my understanding that its reincarnation SLS is slightly lower, at least in the first block.

Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at Wed May 13 10:06:36 2015 (RqRa5)

2 I watched that launch, and I said "Musk could sell tickets for just that part of the flight."

Posted by: Mauser at Thu May 14 05:24:40 2015 (TJ7ih)

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