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Space Launch System

The Space Launch System (SLS) is the next step in NASA’s space exploration programme. The retirement of the Space Shuttle in July 2011 has left America without a means to take their own astronauts to orbit for the first time since 1981, but such a step was necessary in order to transition from missions into low Earth orbit (LEO) to deep space missions.

LEO is being left to the realm of private space companies, with NASA now focusing its exploration efforts almost solely on deep space. The SLS is the rocket that will enable humans to reach new destinations such

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SLS chief engineer Garry Lyles

We spoke to the chief engineer on NASA’s new heavy-lift rocket about how development is progressing

What is your role as chief engineer?

My job is to manage the design of SLS from a technical point of view, so day-to-day I make decisions on any design changes that need to be made to the launch vehicle. At the end of July we’ll hold a review board and basically make a decision as to whether we’re ready to proceed on to Critical Design Review in about 18 months or so.

Is everything on track for the first scheduled flight in December

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Next-gen Rockets

Right now, companies around the world are building a new breed of super launcher that will have the capability to take bigger payloads in greater numbers beyond low Earth orbit (LEO) than ever before.

Known as heavy-lift rockets, these behemoths are essential if we are to continue our unmanned exploration of the Solar System as well as taking humans to new destinations. But there’s a reason the last such vehicle, the Saturn V, was retired over 40 years ago; these massive launchers are not only expensive but complicated and a huge engineering challenge, too. Now, however, it’s time to take

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Falcon Heavy

The Falcon Heavy is American company SpaceX’s answer to the heavy-lift conundrum. It currently has a rocket in use called the Falcon 9, which is responsible for taking the Dragon cargo spacecraft to the ISS, but this bigger rocket will enable SpaceX to take larger payloads into orbit and beyond.

CEO Elon Musk outlined the need for a rocket of this size back in 2011. Some have suggested that NASA should use the Falcon Heavy for deep space missions rather than building the SLS, but ultimately the Falcon Heavy will have just half the lifting power of the later SLS,

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Dr Wernher von Braun.

How the ‘Father of Rocket Science’ went from working for the Nazis to becoming an American space hero.

Von Braun is a man who splits opinion, to say the least. Having helped the Nazis develop the V-2 missile in World War II that was responsible for thousands of deaths, he went on to become a pivotal figure in America’s space programme — without him the manned missions to the Moon would likely not have been possible. Some are willing to forgive him for his role in the war, a role he claimed he took only because of his love for

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Cold War Leviathans

Some of the largest vehicles ever put into military operation were developed by the Soviet Union during the latter years of the Cold War; the descendants of which remain in service with the modern Russian Army. These highly specialised vehicles were developed for a specific strategic purpose, at immense expense in terms of engineering development and project cost. They were developed to transport and launch the Soviet Union’s ultimate nuclear deterrent -intercontinental rockets armed with multiple nuclear warheads, later generations of which had a strike capability of hitting targets in the US or China from pre-prepared launch sites in the

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GOLDEN AGE OF THE SOVIET SPACE

Cosmodrome — the first and largest cosmodrome in the world, who is now the territory of Kazakhstan, in the Kyzyl-Orda region, near the village of Tyr-there. Construction Baikonur was the great achievement of Soviet science and technology, a breakthrough in the field of astronautics.

Today few people know that originally the world’s first Baikonur cosmodrome was built as a test site for Soviet intercontinental ballistic missiles. In the early 1950s, the R-7 rocket, developed for the delivery of the hydrogen bomb, demanded a new place to test it. Previously, all the launches of Soviet missiles were performed at Kapustin

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5 Reasons We Need To Mine Asteroids

1 They’re vital to future missions

While we’ve carried out some missions to asteroids we’ve never had a prolonged stay on the surface of an asteroid. Future missions, like NASA’s proposal to capture an asteroid and then visit it, would help us learn how to operate in deep space. It would provide us with key information as to how astronauts can operate in minimal gravity environments on long-duration missions, and it just might be a useful precursor to a mission to Mars.

2 We could use them to make rocket fuel

One of the main constraints of space exploration is

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Fifth-generation fighter T-50 will be equipped with digital missiles

Install missiles on the same radar that on a plane Launch K-77m air-to-air tactical fighter T-50 will get an advanced targeting system. Homing missiles to the antenna based on the digital active phased array will ensure the aircraft or missile hit the enemy with the first launch. The new radar will provide momentary response to sudden maneuver target missiles will also increase compatibility with digital systems fighters fifth generation. Advanced system homing missiles develop design bureau «Detail» company «Tactical Missiles», technical re-equipment spending. Make experienced the creation of business going in 2015. At this point UPKB «Detail» finds the contractor

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Fifth-generation fighter T-50 will be equipped with digital missiles

Install missiles on the same radar that on a plane Launch K-77m air-to-air tactical fighter T-50 will get an advanced targeting system. Homing missiles to the antenna based on the digital active phased array will ensure the aircraft or missile hit the enemy with the first launch. The new radar will provide momentary response to sudden maneuver target missiles will also increase compatibility with digital systems fighters fifth generation. Advanced system homing missiles develop design bureau «Detail» company «Tactical Missiles», technical re-equipment spending. Make experienced the creation of business going in 2015. At this point UPKB «Detail» finds the contractor

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