Rocket Recovery Vessel

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by OCB, Aug 16, 2020.

  1. OCB
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    OCB Junior Member

  2. Mr Efficiency
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    Looks like a supermarket trolley
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  3. KeithO
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    How heavy are the parts to be recovered and are they falling under parachute ? Only 15gal of fuel per hull ?? Why ?
  4. Squidly-Diddly
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    SpaceX using Oil Rig Support boats to catch using aerial nets.

    Previous thread I started. "What new weird boat design would be best to do such catches???"

    Well, I guess I was asking the right question. :) And my proposal not too far off the mark (or drop zone in this case).

    I'm guessing only 15 gal fuel per hull because:

    1)min weight to increase acceleration
    2)will be pre-positioned and never expected to move more than a mile under its own fuel reserve.
  5. KeithO
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    People must have a lot of faith in the weather predictions through the entire trajectory....
  6. BlueBell
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    BlueBell . . . . .

    You said a mouthful there KeithO!

    It's like a water drone.

  7. JSL
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    JSL Senior Member

    An interesting idea... perhaps a 'hit or miss' 100,000 sq ft ,30 knot “dodger” catcher's mitt.....hmmmm
    Why the engines, you have lots of sail area?
    Last edited: Aug 17, 2020
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