Vertical Landing Rockets Before SpaceX
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Vertical Landing Rockets Before SpaceX

You may well be forgiven for thinking that Rockets which take off vertically and then land again vertically were a recent development by the likes of Blue Origin and SpaceX but a quick look back into the history of rocketry and you’ll see that this technique is far from new and was first used nearly […]

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Why Don’t We Launch More Rockets From Airplanes?
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Why Don’t We Launch More Rockets From Airplanes?

If we have spacecraft that go like this, why can’t we have spacecraft that go LIKE THIS?! Hey flight-suits thanks for stopping by DNews, I’m Trace! On December 15, NASA’s Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System –or CYGNSS — launched into Low-Earth orbit on a weird launch vehicle… this one. Horizontal? Wtf? Why do we launch […]

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Reusable Rockets & Flyback boosters
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Reusable Rockets & Flyback boosters

One of the most impressive sights of recent years was the synchronized landing of the Falcon Heavy boosters and although the center core didn’t make it back simply because it didn’t have enough ignition fluid to restart all three of a centre cores engines the overall mission was a success. But SpaceX wasn’t the first […]

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