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Lockheed Martin Mars Lander

Nice presentation. Advertisements

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NROL-42 Atlas Paper model

  AXM has a nice paper model of this Atlas V mission. Click here to go to AXM’s site and download

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Evel Knievel’s SkyCycle-X2 in 3D animation

Nice new little 3D break down of the SkyCycle-X2 And of course click here the actual flight back in 1973 from a Discovery Channel documentary Ultimate Paper Rocket Guide : Build your own SkyCycle-X2    Page 1, Page 2

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SpaceX: How Not to Land an Orbital Rocket Booster

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Experimental Thruster shown on X-37B

Interesting photos were shown during the SpaceX OTV-5 broadcast of an experimental Hall-Effect thruster that was flown on OTV-4. Here are some images from that broadcast. More on Hall Effect Thrusters Aerojet Rocketdyne Science Channel video on Ion thrust

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SpaceX X-37B OTV-5 Launch Info

UPDATE: Launch and Landing Successful – 2nd stage burn successful beyond that we enter the realms of secrecy. Hopefully we will get some kind of confirmation that the X-37B entered its desired orbit. For the first time SpaceX will launch the … Continue reading

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SpaceX FORMOSAT-5 Launch Info

UPDATE: Successful flight, deployment and landing. Overview: SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket will deliver FORMOSAT-5, an Earth observation satellite for Taiwan’s National Space Organization (NSPO), to a low-Earth orbit (LEO). SpaceX is targeting launch of FORMOSAT-5 from Space Launch Complex 4 East … Continue reading

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