Saturday, June 02, 2007

Unreasonable Rocket Chamber failure analysis

Update (June 25): It's come to my attention that through the Information Retrieval mysteries of search engines lots of people that are looking for the main page of the Unreasonable Rocket web site are getting here. For those people, just click here.

If you want all my Unreasonable Rocket-related posts, click the "Unreasonable Rocket" tag at the bottom. If you want all my Lunar Lander Challenge-related posts, click the "Lunar Lander Challenge" tag at the bottom. If you're on the main Space Prizes page, you'll see links on the right side to all of the Lunar Lander Challenge teams, as well as to the X PRIZE Cup site. And now back to the original post:

Here's more on the work being done at Unreasonable Rocket:

First, here's how to get to the RLV News post that gets you to the beginning of this chamber pressure post series. Then, continue with:

simulating chamber failure

Chamber failures explained

Here's more:

FAA Permit Application and associated cover letter ... sounds boring, right? Well, part of the idea is to make this step easier for everyone in the future by showing how it's done. Not only that, but it's actually interesting because you get to see what the vehicle is going to look like (assuming it is completed), what it will do, and where it will do it. Most of it actually seems like things that ought to be designed and recorded anyway for the benefit of the designer. I had imagined a lot more "documentation of documentation layers".

Learning Curve/Frustrations interacting with vendors

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