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JWST – The James Webb Space Telescope

by Dave Fischer James Webb Space Telescope – Deployed Credit: NASA Video The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is an infrared observatory, and a partial successor to the Hubble Space Telescope. JWST does not view visible light because light from … Continue reading

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Desert RATS

by Dave Fischer If you want humanity to explore the Solar System, you have to test the systems you plan to use for moving around and living. And where is there a readily available harsh environment for such testing? Arizona. … Continue reading

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CRuSR

by Dave Fischer Commercial Reusable Suborbital Research Program NASA has awarded $475,000 as part of its program to development recoverable launch vehicles to be used for small payloads going to “near-space,” the region of Earth’s atmosphere between 65,000 and 350,000 … Continue reading

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Pintle Injector Rocket Engines

by Dave Fischer We have had several queries concerning “pintle injectors” (make sure you read the last paragraph of this post), as these are mentioned in the Space-X page on the Falcon 9, where it refers to the Merlin rocket … Continue reading

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