No not at all really, I did not however realize your bias' were as bad as they seem to be Quote SS1 made more of a splash as an integrated system than any of the technology developments that went into it.
I'm going to respectfully disagree with you both because the "technologies" are actually quite useful outside the specific design of the X-33.
Blackstar Veteran Senior Member Posts: All Chinese European Russian. Benefits Vs. The same goes for metalic TPS. However, the recommendation of the composite tank to keep costs down to prospective commercial interest was the main reason given to workers.
Somehow he simply failed to recognize the complexity of space launch and the value of simply learning more about the technology of flight. Tiles and blanket are glued on. That patent has long since run out.
Such was the scale of the initial protest, the go-ahead was given to build the LOX liquid oxygen tank out of the same aluminium-lithium alloy that is currently used on the external tanks for the Space Shuttle, a small but important victory for the protesting engineers at the time. Weapons in Space.
It's undignified to belch flames and effluvia all over the pad, what. November 14, 2014. The blanket material might have worked. Space Sciences and Exploration. Ironically, the original design of the X-33 on the drawing board had the tanks made out of aluminum for this reason — but the cost played a factor for the potential customer base.
One way for NASA to reduce future launch costs may be to phase out the space shuttle fleet and purchase launch services from commercial sources. Space Exploration. Also there are other types of aerospike designs to use such as the toroidal aerospike. Also with the aerospike engine technology, it was tested and it was success why not use it on the space shuttle, which is now retired, and on also other rockets?
Faced with a project failure, Lockheed Martin and X-33 NASA managers gave the green light to proceed with the fabrication of the new tank. Which means YOU are reading it and seeing it backwards....
Hera adds objectives to planetary defense test mission January 7, 2019. Thanks to such recent achievements as the joint U.