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  • Printing the next generation of rocket engines

    07/19/2018 3:12:13 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 24 replies
    Space News ^ | 7/19/18 | Jeff Foust
    Printing the next generation of rocket enginesby Jeff Foust — July 19, 2018Additive Rocket Corp. combines additive manufacturing with a tool called generative design, where computer algorithms develop thousands of different designs that meet a set of constraints and then iterate on them to find the optimal solution. Credit: ARC This article originally appeared in the June 25, 2018 issue of SpaceNews magazine.New technologies, when first introduced, often get applied in traditional ways. For the last several years, aerospace companies have been examining ways to use additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, to aid the production of rocket engines. A prime...
  • Bottle rockets thrown at demonstrators in Westminster, Maryland

    07/17/2018 6:25:06 AM PDT · by foxfield · 52 replies
    WBAL TV11 (Baltimore) ^ | Saliqa A. Khan and David Collins
    Two people were injured when bottle rockets were thrown at them during a demonstration in Carroll County, Westminster police said. Police were called around 1:30 p.m. Saturday to an assault on Main Street. Two women were participating in the Westminster Patriots Resist Rally across the street from the Westminster branch of the Carroll County Public Library System around 1 p.m. when a vehicle drove by and they heard a loud bang, police said. ...
  • What Just Happened Over Florida?

    07/02/2018 9:05:11 AM PDT · by messierhunter · 86 replies
    Third Phase of the Moon ^ | June 29, 2018 | Thirdphaseofmoon
    A huge amount of "UFO" videos were posted to YouTube this weekend regarding an object seen in the morning twilight skies over Florida on Friday morning. Popular UFO channels like Third Phase of the Moon reported it as a UFO incident. The real cause? A SpaceX launch of a Falcon 9 rocket carrying a Dragon capsule to orbit to deliver cargo and supplies to the International Space Station for CRS-15. Despite some who think that "SpaceX is FakeX" and that all of spaceflight is a hoax (including a number of Freepers), the real hoax is the belief that this was...
  • Flames and Dismay: Deafening Explosion of Japanese Rocket During Launch (VIDEO

    06/30/2018 7:06:44 AM PDT · by Eddie01 · 28 replies
    sput ^ | Jun 30, 2018 | staff
    Exploding Rocket Launch Here The 10-meter long MOMO rocket is the first rocket designed to be sent into space by a private company, without the assistance of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). A previous attempt to launch MOMO into space 11 months ago failed as well. Interstellar Technologies Inc. failed to launch a rocket in Japan on Friday, as the vehicle exploded a few seconds after liftoff, Japanese NHK news agency reported. There were no injuries from the blast, as the start was remote and the closest spectators were at least 1,5 km away from the launch pad. Interstellar...
  • Israel Turns Artillery Rocket Into Supersonic 'Rampage' Air-Launched Stand-Off Weapon

    06/11/2018 7:26:36 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 8 replies
    The Drive ^ | JUNE 11, 2018 | JOSEPH TREVITHICK
    Israeli Military Industries Systems, or IMI Systems, in cooperation with Israel Aerospace Industries, abbreviated IAI, is close to finishing development of a new air-launched, precision-guided, high-speed weapon called Rampage that can hit targets more than 90 miles away. The announcement comes as Israel steps up its cross-border campaign against Iran and its interests in neighboring Syria, which has seen an increasing emphasis on stand-off capabilities given the complex air defense environment in that country, but the weapon could also be especially attractive to a number of foreign military forces. The two Israeli state-run companies officially unveiled the new weapon in...
  • Tensions rise as Gaza militants fire more than 50 mortars, rockets into Israel

    05/29/2018 8:31:30 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 22 replies
    One of the mortars in the first round of fire early Tuesday struck the yard of a kindergarten, drawing angry responses from Israeli leaders, although no children were in the preschool at the time. Within hours, Israel’s military responded with airstrikes on sites across Gaza. It said the targets were military training bases belonging to both Hamas, the militant Islamist group that rules the Gaza Strip, and Palestinian Islamic Jihad, another militant group that Israel said was responsible for Tuesday’s salvo. The sound of sirens and reports of Iron Dome taking down mortars from the skies over southern Israel continued...
  • New tensions between Israel and Iran

    05/11/2018 3:43:59 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 22 replies
    ANF News ^ | Friday, 11 May 2018, 00:10 | ANF NEWS DESK
    European countries and Russia has appealed for calm in an attempt to defuse a possible escalation. The tension in the north of Israel went beyond words and turned into a military conflict. On May 9, it was reported for the first time that rockets were launched by the Jerusalem force linked to the Iranian Revolutionary Guards. It was alleged that the rockets were thrown from Kiswa, near Damascus. The target being the Golan Heights occupied by Israel in 1981. According to the Israeli army rockets were intercepted so the attack failed. It was stated that a majority of the 20...
  • SpaceX Mars rocket tooling dwarfs Tesla Model 3 in new Elon Musk teaser

    04/09/2018 11:09:20 AM PDT · by Moonman62 · 14 replies
    Teslarati ^ | 4/8/2018 | Eric Ralph
    SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has published the first public photo of fabrication tooling intended to enable the construction of the first full-scale Mars spaceship prototype. The massive cylinder revealed in Musk’s Instagram post – while not an actual rocket component – is a mold that will be used to carefully craft the carbon composite structures that are expected to be liberally used throughout SpaceX’s Mars rocket boosters and spaceships. Building on a history of R&D with the contractor, SpaceX has likely procured this unique tooling from the Seattle-based Janicki Industries, previously known for their work on the jaw-dropping ITS oxygen...
  • "Russian Launch Failures Aren’t a Bug, They’re a Feature"

    03/26/2018 8:27:16 AM PDT · by Voption · 15 replies
    Parabloic Arc ^ | March 26, 2018 | Doug Messier Managing Editor
    "Over the past few years, I’ve been keeping track of Russia’s annual launch failures. For reasons I can’t quite recall, the table I’ve used only went back to 2009. Recently, I saw a graphic on a Russian website about launch failures, and I realized I hadn’t gone back far enough. So, I dug into the records of the last 30 years from 1988 through 2017, which covers Russia and the last four years of the Soviet Union. And holy crap! There were a helluva lot of them. Launch failures are not a bug in the system, they’re a feature..."
  • Mad Mike Hughes: Launch successful. Video.

    03/25/2018 4:09:33 PM PDT · by 1_Inch_Group · 11 replies
    youtube ^ | March 24, 2018 | softypapa?
    The nutjob actually fired it off. So now we have absolute proof of the flat earth. Just look how high he went! Hope he brought a Polaroid.
  • The State of the World Wide Rocket Industry at the start of 2018.

    02/11/2018 8:32:50 PM PST · by Voption · 18 replies
    Behind the Black ^ | January 2, 2018 | Robert Zimmerman
    First, 2016 was the worst year for the Russian rocket industry in decades...Second, China has been aggressively ramping up its launch rate, and in 2016 moved clearly into the top tier of space-faring nations...Third, the United States is clearly transitioning away from a government owned and operated rocket industry to one owned and operated by the private sector. Since the retirement of the Space Shuttle, the federal government has not launched a single rocket that it designed, built, and owns. Instead, every payload put in space by the U.S. has been put there by a private sector rocket.
  • SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket soars in debut test launch from Florida

    02/06/2018 8:42:54 PM PST · by WMarshal · 96 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Joey Roulette
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - The world's most powerful rocket, SpaceX's Falcon Heavy, roared into space through clear blue skies in its debut test flight on Tuesday from a Florida launch site where moon missions once began, in another milestone for billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk's private rocket service. ..... Then, capitalizing on cost-cutting reusable rocket technology pioneered by SpaceX, the two boosters flew themselves back to Earth for safe simultaneous touchdowns on twin landing pads at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, about eight minutes after launch. Each rocket unleashed a double sonic boom as it neared the landing zone.
  • Flat Earth Update: Mad Mike Hughes Rocket Launch

    02/06/2018 9:02:24 AM PST · by 1_Inch_Group · 15 replies
    Youtube ^ | Feb 5, 2018 | MGTV History
    Mad Mike Hughes CANCELLATION of Rocket Launch Statement. Flat Earth Update 02/04/2018 | "Actually, it was the actuator" - Michael J Hughes. Mike explains why the rocket launch failed. Has Mike just run out of steam? "I'm a 61 year old man. I'm tired" Mike quoted as saying upon exiting
  • Rocket Booster Falls from Sky and Explodes in Chinese Town After Satellite Launch

    01/12/2018 3:49:30 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    Space.com ^ | January 12, 2018 01:47pm ET | Calla Cofield, Senior Writer |
    A Chinese Long March 3B rocket booster may have fallen from the sky and exploded near a town in southwest China today (Jan. 12) following a successful satellite launch, GBTimes reports. The article features video and photos shared on social media by people who apparently saw the strap-on booster, one of four that helped launch the Long March 3B, fall from the sky and explode, as well as images of the burning booster on the ground. There are no reports of injuries due to the fall at this time, as the booster does not appear to have hit any buildings...
  • ***WATCH LIVE*** Delta IV NROL-47 Live Launch From Vandenberg (T-4 minutes)

    01/12/2018 1:58:02 PM PST · by ransomnote · 21 replies
    www.youtube.com ^ | Jan 12, 2018 | 23 ABC News | KERO
    Yesterday's rocket launch was scrubbed. Launch is now schedule for about 4 minutes from posting this.
  • Dashcam video shows three-car crash as freeway drivers brake for SpaceX rocket launch

    12/26/2017 3:37:49 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    L A Times ^ | 12/26/2017 | Joseph Serna
    The vehicles are westbound on the 10 Freeway in Banning when the rocket’s plume begins to cut through the darkening sky. The driver in the vehicle with the camera and his children can be heard talking about the rocket in amazement while he slows for the wall of brake lights forming in front of them as other drivers take notice. Moments after they drive under the South San Gorgonio Avenue overpass, a thud is heard and then a white four-door vehicle in the next lane is shoved into the car in front of it by a van that rear-ended it....
  • North Korea suggests satellite launch

    12/18/2017 7:38:57 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies
    NHK ^ | 2017/12/18
    North Korea suggests satellite launch North Korea's state-run media has argued that every country has the right to develop its space program. Sources say it could be an indication that the country is preparing for a long-range ballistic missile launch. The newspaper of the ruling Workers' Party, Rodong Sinmun, issued a commentary on Monday saying that violating the right to peaceful development and use of space runs counter to international law. Back in February, the media reported that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had set launching a stationary satellite as an immediate goal of the country's space development. North...
  • Damaged Gaza home belongs to terrorist

    12/16/2017 3:38:17 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/12/17
    A rocket fired from Gaza on Friday evening towards southern Israel missed its mark and fell on the Beit Hanoun home of a Gaza terrorist. The terrorist is the brother of Hamas spokesman Mushir al-Masri. On Friday, Israel’s Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories, Major General Yoav Mordechai wrote on his Facebook page, "A rocket fired a short time ago from Gaza towards Israel harmed a residential building in Beit Hanoun. Once again, the terrorist organizations launch rockets at the residents of Gaza themselves." "The terror operatives in Gaza are proving in an unambiguous fashion what we continuously stress:...
  • IDF bombs Hamas positions in Gaza after rocket attacks

    12/08/2017 1:06:54 PM PST · by Lonely Bull · 14 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 7 Dec 2017 | JUDAH ARI GROSS
    An Israel Defense Forces tank and aircraft carried out strikes on two Hamas positions in the Gaza Strip on Thursday evening in retaliation for Palestinian rocket attacks. The strikes came as a terrorist group in the Strip launched a rocket that hit an open field in the south of the country, after two previous attacks that failed to reach Israeli territory, the army said.
  • So Where Did North Korea Get That Souped Up Rocket Fuel?

    09/18/2017 9:50:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/18/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    On Friday, North Korea launched yet another ICBM on a test run taking it over Japan and into the Pacific Ocean. This one traveled more than 2,300 miles, further than the distance to Guam had they wanted to strike it. There’s increasing consensus that Kim’s missiles could reach the continental United States if he chose to take the shot.Over the course of the debate as to what we should about this, a great deal of attention has been paid to a couple of things. One is the miniaturization of Kim’s increasingly powerful nukes and whether or not he can...