ULA’s Vulcan recovery concept:
ULA CEO Outlines BE-4 Engine Reuse Economic Case
It amounts to severing the engines from the stage, post-separation, and bringing them down via IRVE-derived inflatable heatshields.
An interesting method, but AvWeek’s description makes it sound a bit crude compared to going all the way to a single P/A-module-like unit. It may […]
This has been out for a while now – don’t know how I missed it. “That’s trouble of some kind, George!”
Finally got the time to upload the longer version of the video of Monday’s launch.
I’m at Michoud this week on business, and had the opportunity to visit the factory today for the first time in nearly a year.
What a change ten months can make.
While last year, the dome tooling was still mostly in place (a few of the mechanical assembly pedestals had been pulled up), most of […]