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Rocket Sled Assisted Launch

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posted on Jul, 6 2004 @ 12:55 AM
Nasa all of these years has looked for a new way to launch space vehicles in to space but all are to expensive or take a long time to build but now there is an answer Rocket Sled Assisted Launch it is cheap and fast and works and it don't take long to build one.
So click here and scroll all the way to the end of the page enjoy.

Rocket Sled Assisted Launch has emerged as a superior method to any of NASA's SLI launch proposals and does not require research or demonstrators. A simple sled and track will cost less than a monstrous $10 billion fly-back booster or rocketplane, and will never crash. Rocket Sled Assisted Launch is viable now. It has already been demonstrated several times when the Navy's China Lake test track sped a 130,000 lb object along steel rails to Mach 4.

posted on Jul, 6 2004 @ 02:18 AM
Ive seen something like this before but it used the same concept of a rail gun using magnets to give a boost to a rocket power ship into orbit. Its nice to see other ways of getting into space all of the plans I read about are all amazing in there own way.

posted on Jul, 6 2004 @ 02:44 AM
The problem with electro magnetic launch is that it costs more to launch build and maintain also the current power that there ramps can offer is about14M of joules the force needed to launch a space craft is 167G of joules big difference.

posted on Aug, 14 2004 @ 10:58 PM
An interesting peice of inforamtion on a Nazi rocket sled launched intercontinental bomber.


posted on Aug, 15 2004 @ 01:19 AM
Westpoint, you said that it couldn't crash? What about it getting derailed.

Also a Mach 4 boost would only get you so high, you would still need ALOT of propellant on board.

posted on Aug, 15 2004 @ 08:35 PM
who ever made that site had there mind made up on the rail, before they read any other methods.

posted on Jan, 22 2009 @ 04:04 AM
The Nazis did successfully fire a rail gun V-2 missile at Russia on 16 March 1945. In DDR East Germany, 1962 there was a judicial enquiry at Arnstadt into the Ordruf Concentration camp activities during WW2.

Sworn testimony by four witnesses described the winged V-2 launched horizontally from a rail device with a Pusher rocket behind the V-2 (A-4b).

It took off at night emitting a bright flame behind it. Others who actually assembled the rocket for the "Polte II" launch site testified to the actual rocket device.

I personally see no need for an expensive and difficult to engineer electric rail gun when a few solid rocket boosters tied together would achieve the same effort. It would also make the launches safer than the current ones comparing the Challenger disaster, since the space vehicle would be ahead of the pusher unit and a defective launch would merely result in failure to gain escape velocity and could be recovered by a landing back to a runway.

It would also be kinder on the environment, because booster exhaust would be expended in the lower atmosphere where it would be less harmful to the Ozone layer and scrubbed by natural rainfall.

One could also infinitely multiply the launch forces by simply increasing the amount of booster rockets permitting perhaps heavier launches that even Shuttle could manage and at far lower costs

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