Sunday, June 20, 2010
There is a new, huge update from the LMR team. There is an extensive discussion of the practical limitations of a small orbital launch system, with real math! At the end, there are details on a $1000 prize open to "The first person who can prove clearly and to my satisfaction that a 120 kg GLOW launcher cannot put a 20 g payload into orbit (no matter how well it's built) will get $1000 cash."
"Those of you who’ve read my earlier blog entry “Overview of the LMR N-Prize Approach” might be interested in the details of how my decisions and estimates were arrived at. I'm going to cover some of that thought process here; this will hopefully (also) shed some insight into the basic first-pass design of a multistage rocket system."
Little Monster Rocket