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Jun 01, 2017, 12:11 AM
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A city in the sky


http://www.stratolaunch.com/gallery.html

After 6 years of fabrication, the stratocruiser finally came out of the hanger for a fueling test. It was made out of used 747 parts, millions of fiberglass layups, & billions of latex gloves. It must be the largest piece of fiberglass in the world. Whether it's an ITS or a stratocruiser, the trend in space travel is bigger things.




In another twist, instead of marketing towards launching a single, large rocket, the plan is to launch multiple smaller rockets in a single flight. This model should allow it to avoid bad weather & reach different orbits in a single flight, but it's limited to low Earth orbit & very small payloads. The problem is they're still throwing away the rocket when a fully reusable rocket is coming increasingly closer to reality. By their forecasted 1st launch in the next 2 decades, a falcon heavy could technically achieve full reuse for small LEO payloads. The need for a gigantic airplane launching expendable rockets for these payloads would instantly end.
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