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  1. ramzerimar

    How is the moment of inertia of airplanes measured?

    I know it's possible to use a trifilar pendulum to extract information on moments of inertia by measuring the period of oscillation. I've seen this test being executed on small aircraft, like in this video. But I wonder how do is the momement of inertia calculated on big aircraft, like a Boeing...
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    SpaceX About the SpaceX Interplanetary Transport System

    It's a fascinating concept, indeed. Do you think if this mission, if it happens successfully, would make room for a permanent mars base within the next 50 years or so?
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    SpaceX About the SpaceX Interplanetary Transport System

    Looks like the Red Dragon mission is planned for as early as 2018. They intend to make some preparatory missions till 2022, and the first crewed ITS flight would go to mars on 2024. Tight schedule, I would say.
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    SpaceX About the SpaceX Interplanetary Transport System

    I know mars colonization is a hot topic these days, and there are a lot of threads on this topic, but I would like to discuss specifically the SpaceX Interplanetary Transport System. There's a video on the subject here. On a recent thread that I posted here, some people came to the conclusion...
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    Books on structures of rockets and spacecraft?

    I've been looking after some good books dealing with structural engineering of rockets and spacecrafts in general. I know that Rocket Propulsion Elements is a good book on rocket science, but I'm looking not only for propulsion but more specifically for structural design (loads, stress...). Do...
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