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ground effect short takeoff and landing

set the function, not the mechanism.


"Boffins demo self-eating rocket engine in Scotland" | The Register

QuoteThe concept of a self-eating rocket is rearing its head once again as engineers showcase their work at the AIAA SciTech Forum.

Autophage engines – where the rocket effectively consumes itself – were first proposed and patented in 1938. However, it took until 2018 before boffins managed to design and fire one in a controlled manner. Nearly five years on, and more progress is being made: more energetic liquid propellants can be used, and the fuselage can be fed into the rocket without buckling.

The next step will be producing a flight vehicle, something Krzysztof Bzdyk, a postgraduate researcher at the James Watt School of Engineering, tells The Register could make a suborbital test flight as soon as 2027. Fingers crossed.

The prototype, dubbed Ouroborous-3, generated 100 newtons of thrust at the MachLab facility at Machrihanish Airbase in Scotland. The video below shows the rocket in action, demonstrating the fuselage being consumed while the rocket is throttled and pulsed. The boffins presented their paper for AIAA SciTech attendees in Orlando, Florida this week.

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"Religion is fundamentally opposed to everything I hold in veneration — courage, clear thinking, honesty, fairness, and above all, love of the truth."
— H. L. Mencken


Never seen or heard of that before.
If religions were TV channels atheism is turning the TV off.
"Religion is a culture of faith; science is a culture of doubt." ― Richard P. Feynman
'It is said that your life flashes before your eyes just before you die. That is true, it's called Life.' - Terry Pratchett
Remember, your inability to grasp science is not a valid argument against it.


Sometimes you get really bored with the ordinary things in a normal day. You could try this to break the boredom.

Have fun and keep the fire extinguisher at the ready.


I recommend ElectroBoom's YouTube channel. :smilenod:

The man is a true The Asmo when it comes to blowing up circuits in entertaining and learn-something-y ways. ;D
Quote from: Ecurb Noselrub on July 25, 2013, 08:18:52 PM
In Asmo's grey lump,
wrath and dark clouds gather force.
Luxembourg trembles.