Sunday, June 28, 2015

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Monday, June 15, 2015

Closing the radiation door at NASA


NASA, GOES R systems require calibration prior to integration. This vault simulates the application radiation environment (space) to allow detailed calibration under these conditions. The doors are about 4 feet thick.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Dragon pad abort LES test


Dragon traveled from 0-100 mph in 1.2 seconds, reaching a max velocity of 345 mph.

The test simulated how Dragon would carry astronauts to safety if an emergency occurred on the launch pad. Crew Dragon’s abort system is powered by eight SuperDraco engines which together produce 120,000 pounds of axial thrust. The engines are integrated directly into the sides of the vehicle rather than carried on top of the vehicle as with previous launch abort systems. This configuration provides astronauts escape capability from the launch pad all the way to orbit and allows the spacecraft to use the same thrusters to land propulsively on land at the end of a mission.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

HPR now mobile friendly!


Blogger and google search now strongly suggest that all blogs work on mobile platforms, i.e. computers with a 124 x 86 pixel resolution and 1 decibit of ram.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

N 10,000 onboard footage


A CTI N 10,000 lofts a Madcow Frenzy (30+ lbs) to two miles with 50 g's maximum acceleration.