New NASA rocket has a problem with wind

时间:2017-06-19 08:00:16166网络整理admin

A MODERATE breeze could spell doom for the rocket NASA is developing to launch astronauts into orbit after the space shuttle’s retirement. This week, the Florida newspaper Orlando Sentinel obtained NASA computer simulations that showed wind speeds of just over 20 kilometres per hour could blow the Ares I rocket into its launch tower during lift-off. NASA had not released further details as New Scientist went to press. Independent space-flight analyst Charles Lurio says Ares I may be especially vulnerable to winds because it is so tall. The issue adds to the mounting problems for Ares I,