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The Hydrogen Fallacy

Posted 01-31-2012 at 01:19 AM by T.Neo

(For the TL:DR version, scroll down to the bottom of the post.)

It is the position, or opinion of some (such as the writer of this blog post) that liquid hydrogen/oxygen ('hydrolox') rocket engines are a poor choice for first stages of launch vehicles, because they are 'thrust limited' and/or have a lower engine T/W.

However, there is no intrinsic correlation between thrust and propellant combination. If you had the motivation, resources and time, you could theoretically...
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WIP Starship (read: Giant Cone)

Posted 01-30-2012 at 03:19 PM by Izack

Here it is so far:

My first 3D model and first completely original Orbiter...thing. It'll get better. I hope.

In the mean time, I'm in the middle of the idea phase. Here's what I want it to do, at least for now:

1. Be capable of interstellar and interplanetary flight using magical antimatter whatever engines (MAWEs.) Accelerates nominally at ~10m/s^2.
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Minecraft Portal map development

Posted 01-27-2012 at 08:36 PM by Samuel Edwards

Greetings all,

Since this is not a minecraft forum, I posted this to my blog so to not cause a ruckus in the main forum.

I am creating a minecraft Portal map to use with the Portal Gun mod for minecraft. So far it has come along quite well, and I have developed a few test chambers to get started. I will post more and add pictures as the project develops. You may not see pics and blogs on this project often as it is a personal project that I am doing in my spare...
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The Book Of Probe *MUST READ*

Posted 01-20-2012 at 05:49 PM by mojoey
Updated 01-20-2012 at 09:39 PM by mojoey

*note* an idea that popped into my head last night, enjoy! let me know if you want anything changed, added, removed, and the like. this is purely for humorous purposes, nothing else.

In the beginning, there was nothing but the holy Probe.
As it looked upon the emptiness, it felt great sadness and loneliness.
In its endless knowledge, it created a plan for the universe.

On the first MJD, It created the Heavens and the Sol system. On the second...
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The OIP's newest family member

Posted 01-15-2012 at 02:59 AM by mojoey
Updated 01-15-2012 at 03:06 AM by mojoey

Hi everybody, if you were around the HETF (Heavy Engine Testing Facility) the past few days, you would have heard quite the ruckus! We are proud to announce our newest launch system, Antares. It will act as a Dragon capsule alternative, and as a long duration capsule. The engine testing was to check that all components were running smoothly. We have launches planned to the ISS and Space Station Tranquility. Right now however, we will maintain continued use of the Dragon capsule. Continued tests,...
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