Technical Ben

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  1. Technical Ben

    Russian Launch and Mission Thread

    Where do I start with how many errors are in that picture? (Like when does a ballistic trajectory got straight at a 30 degree angle! XD)
  2. Technical Ben

    SpaceX Discussion Thread

    Give the artist a medal! A friend said "Did you hear, the Red Roadster crash back down and Elon said it's a bad week"... I said "It can't 'fall' back down... they did not belive me because "the news headline said... even though I never read it properly, but it *must* have fallen*". Why do people act so ignorant?
  3. Technical Ben

    Space Nuclear Power

    Is it worth it for "emergency" power. A battery is great... but if your solars get blown up (not much can do that, but whatever), a constant 100w, while not 120kw, is better than nothing. Could power lighting/coms etc.
  4. Technical Ben

    SpaceX Discussion Thread

    Oh. I agree... but I could really see a luxury cruise liner and a large deck/rig/etc for landing. I mean, private yachts already have helipads, right?
  5. Technical Ben

    SpaceX Discussion Thread

    Kinda. Grey looks like black in comparison to white, and grey looks like white in comparison to black... just look at your TV/Monitor for an example (pure blacks/whites are difficult on most ).
  6. Technical Ben

    SpaceX Discussion Thread

    Where we're going we don't need roads! If they can, a rendezvous and refuel at sea (separate boat to avoid landing complications) could allow the booster to return by its own power.
  7. Technical Ben

    SpaceX Discussion Thread

    It is at least iteration on each idea though!
  8. Technical Ben

    SpaceX Discussion Thread

    So, Elon has the Romans to blame for the rocket! http://www.astrodigital.org/space/stshorse.html From Rome to Mars?
  9. Technical Ben

    SpaceX Discussion Thread

    Oh, it's terrifying in a good way... and Elon would do it if not for the sea in the way!
  10. Technical Ben

    SpaceX Discussion Thread

    Aircraft vs fuel tank is like saying you know what a car is because you make horses... (Ok, that example is poor, but it's like comparing a car fuselage to an aircraft one. I've seen the local tanker factory... and even they do VASTLY different construction depending on the type or haulage.)
  11. Technical Ben

    SpaceX Discussion Thread

    I sometimes "abort" my trip out from the house... as I forget to lock the door/my lunch/my wallet.
  12. Technical Ben

    SpaceX Discussion Thread

    Just hit 24 hour reschedule
  13. Technical Ben

    SpaceX Discussion Thread

    Elon should never play KSP then... I had a habit of sending old craft off to new planets/moons and landing there just for "fun". XD
  14. Technical Ben

    SpaceX Discussion Thread

    Tried a Ballute in KSP... works great except I get flip city if I don't eject it. As it's KSP, I can just use a rocket landed option (either secondary engines, or the normal ones providing they perform). But mainly as no nozzle damage from pressure in KSP. Soft landings on engines is nice and elegant. But bouncy castles is probably cheaper.
  15. Technical Ben

    SpaceX Discussion Thread

    This is what the KSP interstellar mod does