Podcaster: Steve Nerlich
Title: Cheap Astronomy – Dear CA #089: Spacecraft
Organization: Cheap Astronomy
Description: Cheap Astronomy takes off with some questions about spacecraft.
Dear Cheap Astronomy – How would you design a spacecraft?
Here at Cheap Astronomy we’d use recycled materials, outsourced labour and lots of cut corners. Seriously though… if we’re talking about a crewed spacecraft one of the first things to think about is gravity.
Dear Cheap Astronomy – Are everything-you-launch-is-it spacecraft now old technology?
So, this is really a question about whether the Apollo mission concept – of launching everything in one go is the way of the future or will we move to an approach of where you launch components separately and then assemble them in orbit – and maybe fly to your destination where the various pre-launched modules are already positioned there awaiting your arrival – like say a Mars lander?
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