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I just don't believe that a craft in space randomly leaking stuff creates a perfect spiral. Why would it? Why not just shoot of in the opposite direction of the leak?
Space boffins have hatched a plan to test their radical new superconductor magnet forcefield re-entry heatshield technology by firing it into space from a Russian submarine.
The proposed test module would use a magnetic field generated by superconducting magnets to deflect the superhot plasma which results when a spacecraft re-enters Earth's atmosphere at the tremendously high speeds required by space missions. Normally the heat is resistant by super-tough but troublesome insulating materials, as in the space shuttle, or by one-shot ablative coatings which burn off as a spacecraft descends.
Detlev Konigorski of EADS Astrim, speaking in Manchester last month at the 2009 European air and space conference, said he expected the test to take place three years after it is approved, and that should be some time in the next decade.
Originally posted by ChemBreather
What is your take in this ?
Originally posted by Gromle
I strongly doubt that rocket was over Norway. Not that I'm any rocket expert, but wouldnt it make some noise? Norway is quite slim around Tromsø, so the rocket would have to have been pretty close if it was over Norway, and I didnt hear a thing.