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Nov 10, 2021

Medieval Space Flight? A Company Is Catapulting Rockets to Cut Costs

Posted by in category: satellites

Saddle up.

Why use unsustainable rocket propellants for small satellite launches when you could just catapult them into space?

It might sound like a mad proposition, but a California-based startup, SpinLaunch, is actually developing an alternative rocket launch technology that spins a vacuum-sealed centrifuge at several times the speed of sound before releasing the payload, launching it like a catapult up into orbit.… See more.

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