SpinLaunch Engineering Doc - Throwing Satellites into Space?
   
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Submitted by eric3579
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written by siftbot

My intuition says this could never work, but Brian McManus lends a hell of a lot of credibility to it in my book.

If it does work out, then hopefully lots of cheap small payloads in similar orbits won't cause too much space debris.
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written by noims

would like to nominate some people to be on the first manned mission. since they are already dizzy...
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written by luxintenebris

I would like to see this succeed, and after seeing this video I have a bit more optimism, but it's still a lot of hurdles to overcome. And if they have an accident (release timing error > 1ms), will do major damage to their launch chamber, probably taking months of repairs to recover from. Whereas SpaceX is almost proud of their rocket failures...

I was pessimistic a few months back, after seeing Thunderfoot's "busted" videos about Spinlaunch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ziGI0i9VbE ; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibSJ_yy96iE ; but his analysis is much more "armchair" whereas Brian was actually there on-site and has more (previously unpublished) information.

Scott Manley also did a video about it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAczd3mt3X0&t=4s
but it's more of a "how it works" and has a lot of overlap of info with the above Real Engineering video.
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written by spawnflagger


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