Episode 192: DATA RELAY--Sea Dragon

  1. This week in SF history

    • 9 January 1990. Launch of STS-32 (wikipedia.org)

      • Syncom IV-F5/Leasat 5 used a “Frisbee” deployment (youtu.be)

      • LDEF, Long Duration Exposure Facility had a lot of experiments onboard (youtube.com)

  2. Spaceflight news

  3. Short & Sweet

  4. Questions, comments, corrections

    • Chris Birke et all via slack: static friction doesn’t change with gravity

    • Marian via Discord: The people behind the dust experiments on the recent SpaceShipTwo launch have a podcast! walkaboutthegalaxy.com

  5. Data Relay

    • Thank you to Valentin Frank for researching and presenting this topic.

    • Research report presented to NASA by Aerojet-General Corporation (PDF: neverworld.net)

Sea Dragon compared to Saturn V

Sea Dragon compared to Saturn V

Sea Dragon compared to Saturn V

Sea Dragon compared to Saturn V

Sea Dragon sea operations

Sea Dragon sea operations

Sea Dragon in dock

Sea Dragon in dock

Sea Dragon compared to an aircraft carrier

Sea Dragon compared to an aircraft carrier