torstai 27. marraskuuta 2014

Another way to launch efficiently shuttles into the Mars or GEO station.

Here..just with a grain of e weight could be just 150 000 kg and the shuttle 25 000 kg and acceleration just 10 Gs on the rail.
This is pretty much based on the Boeing TSTO 1989 patent.

keskiviikko 19. marraskuuta 2014

The BIGGER Solar Eagle

This is the ultimate SOLAR EAGLE version..tailerons, ground effect and 2800 m2 of solar panels !
The rocket first stage is reusable and second is for a long journey to Mars ( or even Jupiter perhaps ) and the ION thruster for the return journey. The lander worx a bit differently as a combo than the Apollo did. Downsizing and new materials play a role and the possibility to fly to space in mild temperatures via solar energy to 50 km altitude. The indicated 1860 hp is from solar alone. In addition the plane could carry a 3600 kw power worth of accus to be used at the high to gain super sonic speeds in the really thin air ( in order to stay airborne ). The Vincent Burnelli idea of a lifting body has been implemeted fully in this as well.