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    Zero2Infinity Successfully Test Launches Its Bloostar Prototype

    The private aerospace company Zero2Infinity reached a milestone this month with the successful test of their Bloostar launch system.
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    Reminds me of a runt OTRAG

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    This thing is a bizarre assembly of bad ideas. The limitations and minuscule benefit of air launch is just the start. The mass fraction of the toroidal stages will be terrible, and they've practically designed the thing to suffer from slosh-induced instabilities and to maximize the propellant mass that has to be left in the tanks at shutdown...otherwise, the engines are very unlikely to run out of propellant at the same time. And it's completely pointless, since they don't actually ignite the nested stage...they're taking on all the disadvantages of horizontal staging, creating new problems with their toroidal stage approach, while not getting any of the advantages.

    And then there's this gibberish:

    But with the Bloostar, they can be attached to the flat front end, and will experience less in the way of launch stress since they are floated into space instead of accelerated to escape velocity.
    Physics just doesn't work that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjameshuff View Post
    This thing is a bizarre assembly of bad ideas. The limitations and minuscule benefit of air launch is just the start. The mass fraction of the toroidal stages will be terrible, and they've practically designed the thing to suffer from slosh-induced instabilities and to maximize the propellant mass that has to be left in the tanks at shutdown...otherwise, the engines are very unlikely to run out of propellant at the same time. And it's completely pointless, since they don't actually ignite the nested stage...they're taking on all the disadvantages of horizontal staging, creating new problems with their toroidal stage approach, while not getting any of the advantages.

    And then there's this gibberish:



    Physics just doesn't work that way.
    So you're saying they might as well use floo powder? Which, having watched a Harry Potter film last night was the first thing I thought of when I saw the name.
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