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Re: Blue Origin

Wed Oct 13, 2021 1:31 pm

I don't know where you got the 14 mph...but that is not correct...mostly likely the last bit of data before touchdown. The dust kicks up right before it lands as jets of air cushion the landing at the last second. So it looks worse than it is. The Russians use a similar systems...but with rockets if i recall.
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Re: Blue Origin

Wed Oct 13, 2021 4:06 pm

Learjet wrote:
Wed Oct 13, 2021 1:31 pm
I don't know where you got the 14 mph
Watching the video of the landing as it happened. I went back and looked again, and it does look like it deaccelerated in the last 2 seconds before the dust hit.
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Re: Blue Origin

Wed Oct 13, 2021 4:23 pm

It’s an impressive fest for sure, but the whole thing has a bit of a bugs bunny or Wiley coyote feel to it.

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Re: Blue Origin

Wed Oct 13, 2021 11:43 pm

Jeff Bezos’ mom saved ‘Star Trek’ toys he made as a kid — William Shatner just took them to space
https://www.cnbc.com/2021/10/13/william ... space.html

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Re: Blue Origin

Thu Oct 14, 2021 12:32 am

Learjet wrote:
Wed Oct 13, 2021 1:31 pm
I don't know where you got the 14 mph...but that is not correct...mostly likely the last bit of data before touchdown. The dust kicks up right before it lands as jets of air cushion the landing at the last second. So it looks worse than it is. The Russians use a similar systems...but with rockets if i recall.
The "soft-landing jets" mentioned in the movie "Gravity"
I noticed you're still working with polymers.

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Re: Blue Origin

Thu Oct 14, 2021 3:10 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKqpt4g5_yY at around 2:30, they refer to retro-rockets. They then talk about if somehow only 1 of 3 parachutes deployed, that they have additional safety mechanisms.

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