Category Archives: Space Flight

The Soyuz Launch Sequence Explained – Video

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The Most Launched Rocket – History Of The R-7

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How does a Soyuz land?

  Perhaps the riskiest and scariest part of the Soyuz flight comes at the very end, with the fiery reentry into the atmosphere, followed by a rough touchdown, which, according to many crew members who have experienced it, can only … Continue reading

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Hubble Telescope: How it Works?

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Powering a Starship With a Black Hole

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Hybrid Propellants

Rocket Propellants 1) Liquid Propellants 2) Solid Propellants 3) Hybrid Propellants   Hybrid propellant engines represent an intermediate group between solid and liquid propellant engines. One of the substances is solid, usually the fuel, while the other, usually the oxidizer, is liquid. The … Continue reading

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Solid Propellants

  Rocket Propellants 1) Liquid Propellants 2) Solid Propellants 3) Hybrid Propellants   Solid propellant motors are the simplest of all rocket designs. They consist of a casing, usually steel, filled with a mixture of solid compounds (fuel and oxidizer) that burn at … Continue reading

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Liquid Propellants

Rocket Propellants 1) Liquid Propellants 2) Solid Propellants 3) Hybrid Propellants   In a liquid propellant rocket, the fuel and oxidizer are stored in separate tanks, and are fed through a system of pipes, valves, and turbopumps to a combustion chamber where they … Continue reading

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Hyperbolic Departure and Approach

  Interplanetary flight:  1) Introduction 2) Heliocentric Transfer Orbit 3) The Gauss Problem 4) Determining Orbital Elements 5) Hyperbolic Departure and Approach 6) Gravitational Assist   Solving the Gauss problem gives us the heliocentric transfer orbit that takes the spacecraft from the sphere of influence of … Continue reading

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Determining Orbital Elements

  Interplanetary flight:  1) Introduction 2) Heliocentric Transfer Orbit 3) The Gauss Problem 4) Determining Orbital Elements 5) Hyperbolic Departure and Approach 6) Gravitational Assist   Solving the Gauss problem gives us the position and velocity vectors, r and v, of a spacecraft in a heliocentric-ecliptic orbit. From these … Continue reading

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