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An SSTO as "God and Robert Heinlein intended".

Posted by: RGClark - Tue Jan 04, 2011 8:37 am
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An SSTO as "God and Robert Heinlein intended". 
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Post Re: An SSTO as "God and Robert Heinlein intended".   Posted on: Fri Jan 03, 2014 6:53 pm
Aerospike's do tend to show promise for SSTO.

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Post Re: An SSTO as "God and Robert Heinlein intended".   Posted on: Sun Jan 19, 2014 4:54 pm
Monroe wrote:
Aerospike's do tend to show promise for SSTO.

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Is anyone even working on aerospikes anymore? I haven't seen a new post on them for quite awhile.


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Post Re: An SSTO as "God and Robert Heinlein intended".   Posted on: Sun Jan 19, 2014 11:01 pm
A few scale university projects. The problem with applying it to an actual launch vehicle is that business/engineering path of least resistance is to use what already has precedence, sunk development costs, and what is "comfortable" to investors and underwriters, the conventional bell nozzled rocket. So despite it's known advantages, the aerospike remains an AE school curiosity.


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