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The Hydrogen Fallacy

Posted 01-31-2012 at 01:19 AM by T.Neo

(For the TL:DR version, scroll down to the bottom of the post.)

It is the position, or opinion of some (such as the writer of this blog post) that liquid hydrogen/oxygen ('hydrolox') rocket engines are a poor choice for first stages of launch vehicles, because they are 'thrust limited' and/or have a lower engine T/W.

However, there is no intrinsic correlation between thrust and propellant combination. If you had the motivation, resources and time, you could theoretically...
SA 2010 Soccermaniac
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WIP Starship (read: Giant Cone)

Posted 01-30-2012 at 03:19 PM by Izack

Here it is so far:

My first 3D model and first completely original Orbiter...thing. It'll get better. I hope.

In the mean time, I'm in the middle of the idea phase. Here's what I want it to do, at least for now:

1. Be capable of interstellar and interplanetary flight using magical antimatter whatever engines (MAWEs.) Accelerates nominally at ~10m/s^2.
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BA Newsletter #2 (dated 3/12/2048)

Posted 01-14-2012 at 06:25 PM by Napalm42

Authors Note: I don't usually follow a standardized time schedule for my missions, whenever an idea pops in, I fly it, regardless of the timeframe, expect some entries (like this one) to be dated far into the future(Breto Aerospace's "present time" is in the year 2040.) NOW TO THE NEWS!

Hey-o everyone! We here at the PR department have just been informed that we can actually tell you what we've been doing here lately without totally getting deep-sixed to the nether regions...
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This is a test for the space launches threads index

Posted 01-13-2012 at 04:22 PM by SiberianTiger

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Easily avoid memory leaks

Posted 01-13-2012 at 01:13 AM by Bibi Uncle (Project Mercury and object-oriented design)
Updated 08-14-2012 at 03:55 PM by Bibi Uncle


If you are like me and love pointers, you probably found yourself in deep trouble when you have...

What are memory leaks
A lot of you have heard this word, but what is it actually?

Mermory leaks are memory used by a program, but that is not released to the operating system once finished. In C++, we are talking about when you use the operator new and that you don't delete it afterwards.

When you create datas on the heap
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