[amsat-bb] Re: Thought experiment ... Rockets and balloons
nss at mwt.net
Wed Sep 18 10:30:55 PDT 2013
It's called a Rockoon, and has been done before, google it.
Thing is now days it's launch would have to be permitted by the
government just as much as any other major rocket flight. or get out of
the USA like into the gulf of mexico to do the launch.
The Original Rolling Ball Clock
On 9/18/2013 12:01 PM, Rob wrote:
> I'm not a rocket scientist but I have an active imagination .....
> Thinking of a recent XKCD .... to achieve orbit .... the hard part isn't
> the altitude it's the velocity ....
> Would there be any advantage (cost effective) carrying a launch vehicle say
> to 37KM ... think Red Bull Stratos .... and firing the engines there???
> So you're already 37KM up .... there's a lot less atmospheric drag ....
> This would be like a drop from a plane ... but even higher ....
> de KA2PBT
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