Space Launch System, planetary exploration get big boosts in NASA budget

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Why NASA Won’t Send Humans to Mars

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NASA's Space Launch System, First Flight Mission 1 animation

NASA's Space Launch System, First Flight Mission 1 animation The Space Launch System is an American Space Shuttle-derived heavy expendable launch vehicle. It is part of NASA's deep space exploration plans including a manned mission to Mars. Music:

Why Space Launch System

Why Space Launch System SLS, New Glenn, BFR System, the road forward For the uninitiated, SLS or Space Launch System is an orbital launch system currently under development by Boeing for NASA under estimated cost of $18-20 billion. The Rocket capable of delivering 70 to 140 ton payload into LEO once completed will be among the most powerful rockets in use, also most expensive rocket ever used by NASA. As space launch capability and techniques improve, with better and more efficient rocket engines, reusable first stage and soon 2nd stage of the rocket, question is, why SLS? Before I start lets recap on Bit of history around SLS and how it became this mega space program that’ll take humans to Mars and see America return to the Moon. All started in in late 90s when Clinton Administration was looking at replacement for the Space Shuttle program. A rocket was needed that would spur new ideas and technologies that will see America returning to the Moon and eventual manned mission to Mars. The plan was to develop series of technologies that will culminate in powerful new rocket capable of lifting up to 190 tons in to LEO. The programs was known as Constellation. Aim of the Constellation program was return to the Moon by 2020 and Mars as a long term goal, which was put as mid-2030s. Estimated cost of the constellation program was whopping $250 billion over 20 year period, sum which would have bankrupted NASA if no new funding would have been secured for the program. For a reference Apollo space program was around $25 billion or $104 billion in 2016 $ terms. The staggering cost of Constellation program lead to its cancelation and slimmed down version of it was put forward as best solution. The slimmed down solution I am referring to is SLS or Space Launch System. Although the SLS program would largely rely on existing space shuttle technologies, including rocket engines and borrow some of the ideas from Ares 5-lite rocket, albeit smaller and slimmed down version, SLS would have been smaller and somewhat cheaper option for NASA. The sta ggering cost of SLS program right now @ some 13 billion and rising, beggar’s question, how could cost have escalated so much in such a short space of time? Although SLS is borrowing a lot of concepts and ideas from Ares 5 lite rocket, and Orion program will continue as before when it was part of the Constellation program, it still raises question how can cost spiral out of control as they did in past 24 months. From original $18 billion to now projected $25 billion when all 13 scheduled missions are included in the cost ($540 million per launch). Aerojet Rocketdyne RS-25 rocket engines will power Space launch System, these are the same rocket engines used on Space Shuttle, 40 year old technology developed for a program that had its own issues which I won’t go In to. The logic was, since NASA has huge pile of unused RS-25 rocket engines, which are the most expensive components of any rocket, the hope was these might cut the costs of the SLS program overall, however RS-25 at this stage are relatively inefficient and very expensive rocket engine, providing only 2100KPS chamber pressure, when compared to BE-4 engine which is capable of 13400 kPa, or Raptor rocket engine whose staggering 25000 kPa smashes RS-25. Costs of SLS and old tested technology aside, SLS will perform and it’ll perform as designed, however, these will come at an increasing cost, and as competition offers more efficient and cheaper access to LEO and ultimately the Mars or the Moon, question must be asked, is there a need for such expensive system when there are cheaper and more efficient alternatives? Three versions of the SLS launch vehicle are planned: Block 1, Block 1B, and Block 2. Each will use the same core stage with four main engines, but Block 1B will feature a more powerful second stage called the Exploration Upper Stage (EUS), and Block 2 will combine the EUS with upgraded boosters. Block 1 has a baseline LEO payload capacity of 70 metric tons (77 short tons) and Block 1B has a baseline of 105 metric tons (116 short tons). The proposed Block 2 will have lift capacity of 130 metric tons (140 short tons), which is similar to that of the Saturn V. So how does SLS, knowing all these facts, stack up to main competitors , Blue Origin’s New Glenn Rocket, somewhat smaller rocket than SLS Block 1, and SpaceX BFR System, which will be in direct competition for Heavy Lift capability. Blue Origin’s New Glenn rocket which is somewhat smaller rocket and is capable of lifting 45 tons in to LEO, or up to 13 tons to Moon or Mars, will be capable of delivering Orion crew vehicle or successor to Altir Moon lander. In fact Jeff Bezos is hoping he can secure future supply contracts for future ESA’s Moon village and Lunar Orbital Platform, and Blue Origin has purposely designed a rocket that is capable of these missions.

NASA : SLS EM-1 Launch Animation

Subscribe ▶ / Animation depicting NASA’s Space Launch System, the world's most powerful rocket for a new era of human exploration beyond Earth’s orbit. With its unprecedented capabilities, SLS will launch astronauts in the agency’s Orion spacecraft on missions to explore multiple, deep-space destinations, including Mars. Traveling to deep space requires a large vehicle that can carry huge payloads, and future evolutions of SLS with the exploration upper stage and advanced boosters will increase the rocket’s lift capability and flexibility for multiple types of mission needs. For more information on SLS, visit (Nov 1, 2017) Credit : NASA Everything about space "Mysterious space" Subscribe to our channel! For everything about space. Live broadcasts, new developments, Rocket Launch & Landings programs, Super moon, lunar eclipse, meteor shower, solar eclipse, NASA's recent developments, deep space exploration and more. follow our channel. subscribe. like our videos and write your comments FOLLOW CHANNEL : Youtube ▶ web ▶ youtube ▶ twitter ▶ facebook ▶ istigram ▶ Pinterest ▶

Powerful NASA SLS Rocket Engine Test-Fired in Mississippi | Video

The RS-25 rocket engine had a “500-second test on the A-1 Test Stand at NASA’s Stennis Space Center in Mississippi,” according to space agency. Four of these engines will be able to produce 2 million pounds of thrust for the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket. Credit: NASA Stennis Space Center

NASA’s planned rocket to send humans back to the moon and the agency’s solar system exploration program were big winners in a $20.7billion budget passed by Congress and signed by President Trump on Friday.The NASA funding was part of a $1.3trillion federal spending package that keeps the government running through the end of fiscal year 2018 — Sept.30 — after multiple stopgap budgets in recent months.Lawmakers gave NASA nearly $1.1billion more than the space agency received in fiscal year 2017, and $1.6billion more than the Trump administration’s 2018 budget request.NASA’s behind-schedule Space Launch System, a multibillion-dollar rocket that has been a cornerstone of the agency’s human spaceflight program since 2011, will receive $2.15 billion in the fiscal 2018 budget.The Orion crew capsule, which will launch on top of the SLS, will get $1.35 billion.The budget provides $350 million for construction of a second SLS mobile launch platform, a project NASA says could shorten the gap between the first and second Space Launch System flights.Managers last year considered the benefits of constructing a second mobile launch platform, but NASA officials last month backed off the idea, citing cost concerns.Funding for a second SLS launch platform was not included in the White House’s fiscal year 2019 budget proposal.The existing SLS launch platform, originally built for NASA’s Ares 1 rocket canceled in 2010, is nearing completion at the Kennedy Space Center.Technicians will stack the Space Launch System on the platform inside the spaceport’s iconic Vehicle Assembly Building, then transfer the mobile rocket carrier to nearby launch pad 39B for countdown and launch operations.NASA officials are not concerned with a slight “deflection” of the mobile launch platfrom from a perfectly vertical orientation, saying the structure is well within design tolerances.But the platform is sized for a configuration of the Space Launch System that NASA only intends to fly once.The SLS Block 1 version, using a single-engine upper stage derived from United Launch Alliance’s Delta 4 rocket, is scheduled for launch in 2020, sending an Orion capsule on an unpiloted 25-day test flight in orbit around the moon.The modified Delta 4 upper stage, known by NASA as the Interim Cryogenic Propulsion Stage, or ICPS, has already been built at ULA’s rocket plant in Decatur, Alabama, and delivered to Cape Canaveral in advance of the maiden SLS flight.NASA hoped to launch the first SLS/Orion test flight — Exploration Mission-1 — in 2018 until last year.Delays in constructing and testing the SLS core stage, which will be powered by four space shuttle main engines, and a European-built service module for the Orion spacecraft pushed back the mission.NASA has tapped its lead SLS contractor, Boeing, to begin work on an enlarged upper stage with four Aerojet Rocketdyne RL10 engines that will fly on the second SLS mission, known as Exploration Mission-2, in 2023.NASA plans for the EM-2 flight to b

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