NASA will soon introduce a free radical system for spinning.
The company has signed up to send a paycheck with a suborbital, kinetic-energy based system developed by the California company. SpinLaunch. The test flight, which is expected later this year, will “provide important insights to NASA for the future of the industry,” SpinLaunch officials said in a letter. lightning.
The new Space Act Agreement is presented as part of NASA’s Flight Opportunities Program, which helps showcase technologies that can help science and find portfolios along the way and grow. ka the growth of the aviation industry.
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SpinLaunch hopes to help growth with its new advertising strategy. The plan is to launch rockets as fast as possible on Earth using a rolling pin and then throw them into the sky. Release trucks will light up their engines when they are high in the air, significantly reducing the amount of fuel and supplies – and, in turn, money – needed to be able to. orbit.
SpinLaunch has previously created a kind of fly test from New Mexico Spaceport America using his suborbital accelerator. The company expects to begin its first orbital test missions in 2025.
The new agreement with NASA is a key milestone in SpinLaunch’s mission, said founder and CEO Jonathan Yaney.
“SpinLaunch offers an independent suborbital flight and advanced testing service, and the new broadcast agreement with NASA marks a significant inflection as SpinLaunch shifts its focus from technology development to commercial offerings. , “Yaney said in the same email.
“What started out as a thought -provoking idea to clean the air has become a technological and game -changing way to start,” he said. “We look forward to announcing to more partners and customers and greatly appreciate NASA’s continued interest and support on SpinLaunch.”
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