Author Topic: Stacking F1 stages.  (Read 928 times)

Offline speedevil

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Stacking F1 stages.
« on: 12/29/2015 04:23 PM »
I am almost completely sure this is a stupid question.
If you knock off 8 of the 9 engines, partially fill the top stage tanks, can the top stage get to orbit with meaningful payload?

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Re: Stacking F1 stages.
« Reply #1 on: 12/29/2015 04:31 PM »
No.

Offline meekGee

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Re: Stacking F1 stages.
« Reply #2 on: 12/29/2015 05:59 PM »
Isn't what you're describing simply a stretched upper stage (assuming you also add a vacuum nozzle)

I think at some point a FH can use a stretch U/S, but I don't think it will be THAT stretched.
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