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Old 04-10-2015, 11:02 AM   #76
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 The ULA is going to announce the winning name along with other details of their Next Generation launch System, at the Space Symposium at Colorado Springs, Colorado, in the USA, on April 13th. In addition to the name and "details" perhaps meaning specifications, there will be a model on display.

There will be a webcast(more info at the link) but it might be media only.
It will be live on ULA's website. The problem is, um, some SoCal aerospace company has decided to schedule their next ISS supply launch (nevermind this isn't the main focus point for everyone either) right through ULA's announcement press briefing (this one will run between 20:00 and 21:00 UTC with the launch in question at 20:33!)!
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Old 04-13-2015, 02:50 PM   #77
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Don't forget that today's also the day for the official announcement of this new rocket! While there's some time clashing involved, I still can't wait to see the details of its design.
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Old 04-13-2015, 02:59 PM   #78
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 Don't forget that today's also the day for the official announcement of this new rocket! While there's some time clashing involved, I still can't wait to see the details of its design.
Developers, get your meshing tools ready!
I'm pretty hyped about it too!
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Old 04-13-2015, 04:10 PM   #79
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 Developers, get your meshing tools ready!
I'm pretty hyped about it too!
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Old 04-13-2015, 08:02 PM   #80
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Old 04-13-2015, 08:23 PM   #81
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It's Vulcan! As guessed earlier they are going to return the first stage engines mid air and re-use them.

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Old 04-13-2015, 08:48 PM   #82
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 It's Vulcan! As guessed earlier they are going to return the first stage engines mid air and re-use them.

Wait what? How does that work?
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Old 04-13-2015, 08:53 PM   #83
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 Wait what? How does that work?
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Old 04-13-2015, 08:55 PM   #85
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Thanks, I'd be lost without graphics
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Old 04-13-2015, 09:33 PM   #86
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It seems to me that ULA has a plan to be slightly less innovative a few years in the future than SpaceX is right now...literally today (well, literally tomorrow due to weather).

Well, actually detaching the engine from the booster is nothing new for Atlas, essentially they are going back to 1958 except this time with a ballute.

In other news, ULA plans to enter the commercial launch market, as it seems to no longer think it can survive as a government launch provider only. Except that they are still tight lipped about their business plan... but they have a plan to make a plan.

I am a little confused about their advanced upper stage concept..what exactly is distributed launch?
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 I am a little confused about their advanced upper stage concept..what exactly is distributed launch?
Your satellite, distributed evenly in small parts over the Atlantic Ocean?
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 I am a little confused about their advanced upper stage concept..what exactly is distributed launch?
LOL Urwumpe.

I'm guessing maybe it's multiple satellites delivered to different orbits from one restartable upper stage? Speculation on my part.

The idea of recovering engines is not new, some people have brought it up here on OF from time to time. I always wondered how you'd protect the delicate machinery from corrosive seawater, but I never thought of a mid-air recovery. Neat idea, will be interesting to see how it develops.
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Old 04-13-2015, 10:27 PM   #89
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 It seems to me that ULA has a plan to be slightly less innovative a few years in the future than SpaceX is right now...literally today (well, literally tomorrow due to weather).
I disagree, this is at least pretty competitive, if not as innovative than spacex. Because they don't have to fly the whole booster back down they should have more space for fuel and cargo.

A+ in my opinion.

Does anyone have any PDFs on this announcement.

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Old 04-13-2015, 10:33 PM   #90
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Did they mention what its payload capability would be?

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