SLS

Boeing tapped to build 10 core stages for Artemis missions

Posted in Science on 18th Oct, 2019
by Alex Muller

When the SLS goes into service, it will be able to launch the 27-tonne manned Orion spacecraft into a translunar orbit as well as be able to put up to 130 tonnes (the equivalent of 22 elephants) into low-Earth orbit.

NASA’s large SLS rocket unlikely to fly before at least late 2021

Posted in Science on 18th Jul, 2019
by Alex Muller

NASA has not been good at setting realistic budget and schedules.

NASA tests emergency abort system for its future super heavy moon rocket

Posted in Hardware, Science on 3rd Jul, 2019
by Alex Muller

The Launch Abort System (LAS) sits at the very top of the gigantic rocket, and is tasked with forcefully pulling the crew out of harm's way in the event of a life-threatening mission failure.

Which Will Be First to Space – the SpaceX Starship or the SLS?

Posted in Science on 1st Jul, 2019
by Alex Muller

SpaceX is talking with three companies about the first commercial launch of the fully reusable Super Heavy Starship with a 2021 target date.

More Cost Overruns Realistically Means Space Launch System Requires Congress to Reauthorize

Posted in Hardware, Science on 20th Jun, 2019
by Alex Muller

SLS will cost over a billion per launch and is using side booster and some other technology from the 1980s space shuttle system.