Sunday, July 30, 2017

[rwrvzkyq] Space race items

Put a satellite in orbit, then arrest its orbital velocity with rockets, not atmospheric braking, then bring it back down to earth with retrorockets.  This will require a lot of fuel.

Put a satellite in a retrograde equatorial orbit.

Manned capsule of these things.

(Some have probably already been done.)

Why do these things?  "Not because they are easy, but because they are hard."

1 comment :

Anonymous said...

Israel does this for their space launches. They launch their rockets toward the Mediterranean in order to avoid a diplomatic incident in case range safety needs to blow something up.