The Daytona is designed to be our workhorse launch system and is the only launcher designed from the ground-up to be mass produced.
They are starting with flight ready engine and avionics which should reduced capital and time needed for development.Sent from my SM-T810 using Tapatalk
I find the super late 90s awful night launch render really funny...
Quote from: JEF_300 on 03/31/2021 06:10 pmI find the super late 90s awful night launch render really funny...
Looking at it again, it doesn't even look like the booster will fit inside of the trailer. It looks too long to fit.
The choice of 5083 aluminum has some interesting implications for construction. this is likely what they are meaning by the claim "only launcher designed from the ground-up to be mass produced" 5083 is readily weldable with electric arc welding methods unlike 2024 and 7075. it is quite a bit weaker than those alloys and even a bit lower yield than 6061-t6, but produces stronger welds than 6061 if no post welding heat treatment is used.
Phantom Space claims they've raised $5 million in seed investment funding. That press release contains some "interesting" claims, such as a planned first launch in Q1 2023, and that relying on other companies (they use Ursa Major Technologies engines) will somehow enable them to ramp up to "hundreds" of launches per year better than companies doing everything in-house.They also seem to have updated the renderings on their website: to address the questions people had in this thread previously, they've switched entirely to the black-with-silver-trim model first seen in their misleading photoshop job, entirely abandoning the white-with-gold-interstage version they used to have.Edit: Oh, I hadn't noticed, their updated website includes mention of a partially-reusable slightly-larger Laguna rocket. I'd make comparisons with Rocket Lab's Neutron (and honestly, they probably intend the reader to make such comparisons), but the Laguna is still in the one-ton class (think Firefly/ABL/Relativity/Isar/RFA), so not really. Perhaps the most interesting thing about the Laguna is it's supposed to use Ripley engines on its first stage. This is the first I've heard of an actual planned rocket with the Ripley; other than this, everyone just wants to use the Hadley.
I find the super late 90s awful night launch render really funny when compared with the much more modern looking and useful exploded view. Honestly, half the reason I bother to make this thread is cause I wanted to see if anyone could come up with an explanation for the golden interstage besides, "it's just a render", which obviously is probably the real answer.
Mechanical qualification unit of a customer satellite being built at Phantom. We currently have 3 satellite contracts underway.
https://twitter.com/phantomspaceinc/status/1436785399729319939QuoteMechanical qualification unit of a customer satellite being built at Phantom. We currently have 3 satellite contracts underway.
It's being supported by two reams of Boise x9 copy paper.
Quote from: Jrcraft on 09/13/2021 04:37 pmIt's being supported by two reams of Boise x9 copy paper.Iím guessing in the contract they are referred to as encapsulated multilayer all-purpose isolation legs? EMAIL for those who prefer the acronym.