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2015-Feb-05, 03:20 PM
Now an updated poster of the Rockets of the World


2015-Feb-05, 05:12 PM
Arranging them in order of height seems kind of silly.

2015-Feb-05, 05:58 PM
Arranging them in order of height seems kind of silly.

I dunno, it really conveys the differences in scale.

2015-Feb-05, 06:22 PM
The old Soviet rockets have a Dr Evil look about them.

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2015-Feb-05, 07:07 PM
Fraser hand that yesterday (http://cosmoquest.org/forum/showthread.php?155579-The-World%92s-Rockets-to-Scale).
His article also (by Nancy) also had a chart with just the human craft with launch and crew counts.

2015-Feb-07, 08:36 PM
Very nice indeed.

2015-Feb-13, 10:27 AM
Here is another chat and it has know rockets in development.


MOAR rockets! As a followup to our recent post about the Rockets of the World (to scale), hereís another graphic posted on imgur, created by Alex Brown. While the earlier graphic only included rockets that had flown, this one has rockets that are also in development, such as the SLS, Falcon Heavy and the Long March 9. Itís also a great look back at the history of rocket development, including the V-2 ballistic, Englandís Black Arrow and Korolyovív wide-body Sputnik. All are shown to scale, as compared with an average human being.

As noted, this graphic is as of the present, February 2015.

2015-Feb-13, 01:23 PM
I am aware that you need to make a selection if you want to end up with a poster instead of a 10m roll of wallpaper, but at least Ariane 4 did deserve a place in this table imho. Ariane 4 was the first serious launcher from Europe (previous Arianes were more development models that finally became Ariane 4), and as a matter of fact one of the first serious launchers not from USA or USSR. Ariane 4 had 50% of the commercial non-crew launch business in its hands and over 100 launches! It's also a bit weird to include not the Ariane 5 that is currently flown nor the Ariane 6 that is under development (final design is passed), but rather include an Ariane 5ME version that is still under development.

If you look at this chart, it appears as if Europe has 1 rocket in use and 1 in development in rocket history. At the same time, it appears as if the Long March rockets are the big deal.

2019-Jul-22, 11:57 AM
Here is a list of Solar Powersat launchers proposed in the 1970's