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  1. TK1299

    TK1299 Well Known Member Premium Member Established Member

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    Unbelievable accomplishment.
     
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    Revvv Infinity Poster Established Member

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    svtfocus2cobra Opprimere, Velocitas, Violentia Operandi Established Member

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    It's things like this that make you realize how much further ahead we are in the world. Other countries are still trying to perfect just a simple rocket launch and here we are launching multiple rockets and getting perfect landings on reusable parts. Amazing!
     
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    Georgie Active Member Established Member

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    Why does it fly sideways rather than straight up?
     
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    MG0h3 Well-Known Member Premium Member Established Member

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    I believe that is so that it can pick up speed as well as exit the atmosphere easier. Just speculation though.

    I’d never really paid attention when you could see the trajectory of our rockets leaving the atmosphere. Really caught it when I’m looking at the speed at 10,000km/hr and the altitude is essentially creeping in comparison. Should be climbing 2.7km per second if going straight up at that speed.


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  7. PhoenixM3

    PhoenixM3 Hello Kitty Slayer Established Member

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    Just awesome!
     
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    L8APEX On my tummy..! Established Member

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    gimmie11s Dont be a Hybred Established Member

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    Look at that flat earth in the background at 6:00 mark!

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    Double"O" N2S come get some Established Member

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    What you talkin bout willis?

    Yes they tilt but they don't exactly fly sideways lol

    Are you asking about Gravity Turn?
     
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    MG0h3 Well-Known Member Premium Member Established Member

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    I think he was referring to its trajectory vs the curvature of the earth. Not actually flying sideways. Unless they turned traction control off....


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    Coiled03 Well-Known Member Premium Member Established Member

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    Yeah, but America was never great....er....isn't great.....errrr....nevermind.
     
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    Serpent Bike or Cobra? Established Member

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    About time they put a pulley'd terminator motor in those rockets.
     
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    TK1299 Well Known Member Premium Member Established Member

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    Lmfao! You won the internet for today
     
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    BOOGIE MAN Logic and Reason Established Member

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    If it flew straight up it would eventually come right back down. The "ship" needs to get enough tangential speed to create an orbit. In order to stay in orbit, the "ship's" horizontal velocity needs to be equal to its vertical velocity. An object in orbit is constantly falling back to Earth due to gravity, as long as the horizontal velocity is equal to the speed it is falling, it will stay the same distance from Earth.

    How early it starts its turn away from "straight up" is dependent on weight (which is constantly changing as fuel is burned), the efficiency of its rockets in the atmosphere, and how high of an orbit they are going for.

    (I know I'm oversimplifying it, but that's the gyst)

    ...and Maximus said to Commodus, "the time for honoring yourself will soon come to an end."
     
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    PhoenixM3 Hello Kitty Slayer Established Member

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    Dude, those were stock Trinity motors.
     
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    Now you're just confusing the gearheads.

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    Snagged Shenanigans!!! Established Member

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    Wow, truly impressive indeed.
     
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    James Snover The Ill-Advised Physics Amplification Co Established Member

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    Ironically, you’re not far off from being right. Only instead of a blown piston engine, imagine a turbocharger. Without the piston engine. Just a pair of gigantic turbos, plumbed straight to the fuel tanks. They burn a small portion of the fuel to directly drive the giant fuel pumps that feed the rocket engine’s combustion chamber.

    It’s not a piston engine, not a jet engine (but not all that different from a jet engine/ gas turbine). it’s called a “gas-producer” engine.


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    I thought I remembered hearing that in the early days jet and rocket engines were so similar that was the reason for it being called JPL and not RPL? Or something like that.
     

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