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quicksilver3367
2008-Jul-14, 02:47 PM
My Question for you is why can't the public and an any ordinary person send an object into space like a small unmanned rocket with a computer? I know they call it a guided missile, but can you get permission? Even if you develop your own small sattelite can you get permission for that to?

antoniseb
2008-Jul-14, 02:53 PM
You can get permission... but it might be expensive.

NEOWatcher
2008-Jul-14, 03:29 PM
You can get permission... but it might be expensive.
One reason is the research needed.
You would have to have some incredible detailed data referencing safety and reliability issues and contingency plans to prove there is not going to be any unintended consequences of the flight.

mugaliens
2008-Jul-14, 06:45 PM
Or you could just give it your best shot, hope that it works, and pay the consequences later.

Not much consequences if you do it all in international waters.

Noclevername
2008-Jul-23, 09:47 PM
Or you could just give it your best shot, hope that it works, and pay the consequences later.

Not much consequences if you do it all in international waters.

Not much legal consequences, maybe. But you'd have a lot of powerful organizations ticked at you.

kleindoofy
2008-Jul-23, 10:21 PM
My Question for you is why can't the public and an any ordinary person send an object into space like a small unmanned rocket with a computer? ...

Something like this? (http://www.rocketrange.no/)

As far as I know, among others, private groups use that faculity. Unless memory fails me, the smaller rockets are about 50cm in diameter and about 3m high.

JustAFriend
2008-Jul-24, 01:49 PM
My Question for you is why can't the public and an any ordinary person send an object into space like a small unmanned rocket with a computer?

You can. It's called model rocketry and they build some BIG rockets (how does 700lbs and 30ft tall hit ya???):

http://www.modernhpr.com/

http://www.tripoli.org/


.... all it takes is cubic money, getting the proper permits and obeying the rules.

cjl
2008-Jul-24, 07:33 PM
Check out www.pro38.com and www.aerotech-rocketry.com for the two largest rocket motor vendors for high power rocketry.

It's a lot of fun, but it eats cash fast.

mugaliens
2008-Jul-25, 04:00 PM
Check out www.pro38.com and www.aerotech-rocketry.com for the two largest rocket motor vendors for high power rocketry.

It's a lot of fun, but it eats cash fast.

Has anyone figured out an easy way to use common fuels, such as gasoline, safely in sport rocketry? What cheap liquid oxidizers are out there? Cheap hypergolics?

NEOWatcher
2008-Jul-25, 04:07 PM
Other than Nitrous Oxide and Salami?

mugaliens
2008-Jul-26, 09:52 AM
I like the Salami option, better, as it doesn't give me gas...

:lol: