egnio98

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About egnio98

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  1. To be fair, I did make it to space, but when I docked the SSTO i was testing out to the station to drop off a little construction rig, the rig refused to get out of the bay because the RCS was clipped through the bottom of the bay. Well, at least I know the SSTO works!
  2. Ah. I see. That does make sense. But how does shifting the landing gear help with takeoffs?
  3. Should the CoL not be ahead of the CoM? I understand that when they are at the same spot the only thing that makes it fly then are the elevons
  4. Well firstly it wouldn't take off even at speeds of 150ms. Although zooming across the entire runway will get me off the ground, it would suddenly start to turn upwards really rapidly. I would quickly gain back control, but once I point to far away from my prograde, it starts to flat spin. Other planes I've made have some tolerance to how far away I can be thrusting from my prograde without flatspinning, but this one is horrendous and I can't point out why.
  5. Trying out a SSTO, or at least 2-staged. for now i'm having great difficulty getting it to fly right. I have no idea why it's so tough to control it.
  6. Gundam OSTs, from many series. The soundtrack really has the "space-y" touch to it. Recently, the Gundam Unicorn Soundtrack 3, because it's simply epic.
  7. Don't forget the aircraft that had the same problem but wasn't as disastrous as the probe. If only we could standardize units.
  8. So, a ISP of ~ 1 million s is theoretical limit; we can essentially use the strongest material known to mankind, and limit the speed accordingly, and yield the highest ISP possible? With carbon, ISP reaches about 100,000 s [also in the link, under "Research"] Thus, I find Fission-fragment rockets highly viable in the near future. It does also seem that anti-matter rockets are currently very theoretical, many questions cannot be answered yet. However, if E=mc², wouldn't it mean that even 1g from an object possess a huge amount of energy? Plus, the rocket literally burns its mass, thus making it extra efficient. ( < mass, > acceleration, F=ma). However, would the force be all exerted at once? If so, the g-force might be abit too strong for humans to handle, wouldn't this limit the use of anti-matter rockets? Please bear with me and my understanding of this, I just happen to be a teenager with a strong interest for the cosmos. Physics classes aren't that... advanced yet.
  9. So I was roaming on wikipedia, with the free time I had after exams. I then apparently found a few types of propulsion methods still under research, which I found to be quite interesting. Firstly, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fission_fragment_rocket The fission fragment rocket, if I understand correctly, is about exploiting the energy released from decaying molecules. On the wikipedia, it theoretically states that it can achieve 1 mil ISP, which is rather shocking, not to mention the new design was proposed by "Rodney L. Clark and Robert B. Sheldon" (Coincidence?!) Secondly, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antimatter_rocket This sounds really weird, considering that we are using antimatter to propel our rockets through magical particles and whatnot. However, a lot of research has been done on it, where even formulas are existent! From what I understand, again it might be wrong, it is about converting mass into energy,(?) which also result in high efficiency. Thus, I would like to hear your opinions on these new methods under research, and if they are viable. Please discuss! Also, side-discussion: What if we are living in the antimatter world; its just relative to us that it's "matter" to us?!
  10. I totally understand, the first time I went out of Kerbin SOI was a 100 ton lifter carrying a 5 ton probe. All the excess fuel propelled me into outer space, where I actually collided with an asteroid.
  11. Interesting designs there! May I ask, in the top-middle picture, the side booster engines; are they stock? I've never seen them before.
  12. As title states, how do you go about it? Launch it all in one piece, or build it in space? I prefer to send up a core, then add all sorts of stuff and then overburden the entire thing but end up sending it to wherever I want anyway. In my latest endeavour, the HMS Frontier, I sent (only a) rover and a lab over to Duna, to open up future possibilities. In the process, I learnt of external propulsion systems, which make my ship look like a Strike Suit. (ya know, in pursuit mode of course)
  13. Hey, do any of you remember that the kraken on bop once told us that BLAURHLAEFHEUFHGGHGH and that Jeb was actually BLARUGHAHGAUGHAHGHARUALFHG wait what's happening why am I becoming incoherent oh god maybe the guys over at Research & BLARUFHRGUHRFUHG- *high pitched squeal as I get de-materialized by a beam from nowhere*
  14. I'm going to send the asteroid into the kerbol. Why? For !SCIENCE!of course!
  15. As if landing on planets isn't already hard enough, you want me to essentially rendezvous with a rock the size of my ship?! Seriously, if anything, a video of me trying to rendezvous with it would be a michael bay film. Nothing but explosions and slow drama.