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kuririn

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Just announced, new rocket being designed by Rocket Lab.
Neutron
40 meters tall
8 ton lift class
Human capable!
Reusable
Hey, don't those legs look familiar?
Heh.
 

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Maybe under license from Space X?
Looks like a simple scratch build.
Who's going to be the first?
 

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Same problem here. :rolleyes:

It would be an interesting semi-scale gas ducted stabilisation project. Some places to hide the ducts there.

Hmmm.....
 

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How would you get the legs to deploy. This is a problem I have though about and don't have a good answer. I think BMS has a nose cone like that or close enough to modify.
 

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How would you get the legs to deploy.
I am less ambitious than you.
Clear plastic fins, non deploying 3D printed legs.
Like the Apogee Falcon 9 Demo 2.
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Are they patent pending?
According to:
they have 2 granted patents:
https://patents.google.com/patent/US10527003B1/en?oq=10527003
https://patents.google.com/patent/US9970740B2/en?oq=9970740

Maybe under license from Space X?
No relation to Space X.
https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210301005403/en/
 
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