Builds Rockets for NASA
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- Aug 27, 2011
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It could be a sensor unit or a communication unit, or a power supply mounted far out on the wingtip to protect the vehicle occupants from Theta Radiation (or the latest Google WiFi router)It occurs to me that if it's an engine, then it needs some sort of nozzle-y thing in the back. Sealed at both ends and separate from the main airframe (spaceframe?) doesn't make much sense, even to me.
I suppose the alternative could be that it's simply a power source positioned outside the main body, but I'm not sure that's the most logical explanation.