Started by Jackstar, December 26, 2016, 01:13:16 PM
Quote from: pate on February 25, 2017, 04:06:46 PMIsn't Antartica about the worst place to launch from? I understood that the nearer to the equator the better is the deal for space launches? Something about using the Earth's rotational velocity to your advantage?
Quote from: pate on February 25, 2017, 08:42:57 PMAs to the thrust chamber melting, weren't there plans for another alternate propulsion system called ORION back in the 50s/60s (not to be confused with the current Orion rocket) that was essentially powered by small nuclear bombs ejected underneath/inside a thick cone mounted underneath the payload/mission/command sections?Seems to me that the technology is there for either, both or a hybrid propulsion system.
Quote from: Dyna-X on February 25, 2017, 09:44:13 PMBack to Antarctica, one clue might be offered by the Polar Services Contract. It used to be Raytheon - but now its Lockheed-Martin. Besides a more competitive bid - what can Lockheed-Martin do better than Raytheon? Aerospace!
Quote from: Dyna-X on February 25, 2017, 10:44:07 PMA possible white world academia liason and decoy - Virginia Techmakes arrays in Antarctica (conveniently) - but mostly involved in spacecraft design and plasma physics (field propulsion anyone?) Also Stephen Bannon's old school...I wonder if he will be the next to go there.http://space.vt.edu/research.html
Quote from: albrecht on February 25, 2017, 11:18:01 PMHmmm. "Fourteen Words" for space exploration and settlement? From a very white environment....the Antarctic? This also means a reassessment of the VA Tech shooter/murderer.
Quote from: Dyna-X on February 25, 2017, 11:35:24 PM - but might not be a joke. A project going on down there of this sensitivity could generate all kinds of shenanigans, blackmail, counterintelligence with all the makings of a good spy movie even if there are no ETs there. Spy who came in from the cold can have a whole new meaning
Quote from: Dyna-X on February 25, 2017, 09:44:13 PMBack to Antarctica...
Quote from: pate on February 25, 2017, 11:58:13 PMWhere better than the pole to test an "exotic propulsion system" i.e. one that uses a ground-based laser? By test the system, I mean the full sized pay-load to orbit vehicle.I never left...
Quote from: Dyna-X on February 26, 2017, 12:18:13 AMMust be getting cold by now. Seriously, this may well be an Area 51 on ice complete with the ol' Skunkworks contractor Lockheed, and "Brian" as its Lazar to tell alien stories (both worked as ONI operatives.)Lasers and plasma go hand in hand in some propulsive concepts - to figure out which the are using will take more digging. A dream come true if they can reach orbit with one of them.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laser_propulsionGeeze, the same antarctic research tools for are pretty analgous to works like this. What a slick cover!http://www.antarctica.gov.au/news/2009/new-laser-to-probe-antarctic-atmosphere
Quote from: Ciardelo on January 19, 2017, 03:46:42 AMChasm
Quote from: Ciardelo on February 26, 2017, 12:40:25 AMOk, I'm convinced you're not Dr. Falkov now. Forgive me?
Quote from: Dyna-X on February 26, 2017, 01:34:58 AMForgiven. I think we are getting screwed to the wall by so many institutions (scientists included) that this friggin' planet has become one. Therefore, time for a drink...wanna join me? Cheers!
Quote from: Hog on February 27, 2017, 12:03:02 PMYou got it Pontiac. Launching from the poles gets you absolutely zero assist so far as orbits that travel from West to East. The land at the equator is moving 1670 km per hour, and land halfway to the pole is only moving 1180 km per hour.Now if we are talking about Polar orbits, or obits that either go from North to South or South to North, launching at the poles could be made to work....peaceHog
Quote from: pate on March 04, 2017, 02:35:21 PM"...made to work." As in kludging it together to making Polar Orbit, or there is a benefit to achieving Polar Orbit from either of the poles?Are Polar Orbits useful in any specific applications? I would imagine that communications satellites would not benefit, I would think the geosynchronous or that weird orbit that the Sirius(?) radio satellites use to keep them over a specific region is more useful, and there really aren't many folks at the poles to service.Why would THEY be interested in Polar launches to Polar Orbit (assuming that is the best place to get something to Polar Orbit)? Surveillance? Mind Control? Weather Control? Some sort of Space Shield against Illegal Space Aliens using Earth's magnetic field and some weird 90 degree satellite magnetronic intar-axion?Clearly, since there is an absence of anything in the Fake News about an Antarctic Launch Facility, there must be one. As the caveat of no evidence to support a conspiracy theory is the first indicator of a conspiracy, this follows logically.I hope there is a planned boarding mission for the "Dark Knight" object, with film crews and space Marines. That's what I would be doing if I was THEM...
Quote from: pate on March 06, 2017, 05:31:25 AMAny benefit launching from one or the other pole for extra-orbital trajectories?
Quote from: Dyna-X on March 07, 2017, 11:23:21 PMAny
Quote from: Jackstar ℗ on March 10, 2017, 02:13:53 AMQuote from: Dyna-X on March 07, 2017, 11:23:21 PMAny
Quote from: pate on March 11, 2017, 11:44:36 AMAny M Δv?
Quote from: Dyna-X on March 07, 2017, 11:23:21 PMNone. Any rocket is still going to need at least 25,000 miles per hour velocity no matter the location of the launch site.
Quote from: pate on March 04, 2017, 02:35:21 PMClearly, since there is an absence of anything in the Fake News about an Antarctic Launch Facility, there must be one. As the caveat of no evidence to support a conspiracy theory is the first indicator of a conspiracy, this follows logically.
Quote from: Jackstar ℗ on March 11, 2017, 06:47:14 PMhttp://www.rense.com/general30/yrb3.htmThe energy required to produce the required ∆v to escape a gravity well would be significantly reduced if all the mass just went on vacation interminably for a couple weeks every couple of weeks, like the Belgians and Spanish do.