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SpaceX's Third Attempt

The first stage worked flawlessly but the staging malfunctioned. I wasn’t watching, but went to bed at 4 am local time after waiting through some launch delays, thinking that it’d take forever anyway, and of course the launch was right … Continue reading

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Powered landing, practical considerations (1-dim)

There was some excellent commentary in the last post, and that has partly been one inspiration in writing this post. In the last part, the absolute minimum efforts by the launch vehicle making a vertical landing were determined. On top … Continue reading

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Powered landing, analytical solution

There is a long standing dispute whether winged landing or vertical rocket powered landing is more efficient and overall better for reusable rockets on earth. 🙂 Powered landing can be looked at in a broad overview. The post documents what … Continue reading

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