SpaceX's First Competitor.

in Proof of Brain5 months ago

SpaceX's First Competitor.



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On December 12, the company Rocket Lab presented its neutral rocket that will measure 40 meters high and have a diameter of 7 meters, although the meter on its head will be 5 meters, the body will be made of highly resistant carbon fiber. they can carry up to 8 tons of cargo into low Earth orbit making it an ideal vehicle for creating so-called satellite constellations.




In addition, the company affirms that its rocket can send up to 1500 kilos of cargo for missions to Venus or Mars and they do not rule out that the neutron can be used for interplanetary manned flights, in addition the rocket will be powered by a completely new engine called Archimedes, it will be reusable , designed and manufactured in-house by Rocket Lab.



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The first stage of the rocket will be propelled by seven engines, while the second stage will require a single engine optimized for vacuum, another curious feature is the captive fairing design, the only one literally called "hungry hippopotamus" and the truth is that from the images it does look like a hungry hippo.



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The idea of ​​this design is to allow the reuse of the first stage and the rocket fairing, Rocket Lab already has a rocket called electron that the company has been launching since 2017, taking mostly small satellites to low Earth orbit being the second American rocket with the most launches in recent years after SpaceX's Falcon 9.


The first launch of Neutron is scheduled for the year 2024 and we will see if Rocket Lab continues in this fight with SpaceX.





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