Monday, January 18, 2016

Space1 Rocket Size

Space1 - the future of space travel is here! As we move forward to launching our first man into space, thus kickstarting space tourism and opening the door to space travel in a new way, we examine the ramifications of the size of rocket launch vehicles. Are larger rockets dangerous? What are the costs? What are the advantages and disadvantages? Is bigger always better?

Left to right: SLV-3, ASLV, PSLV, PSLV-CA, PSLV-XL, GSLV,
LVM3-X, Human figure for scale (1.8m tall).  SOURCE

Does Size Matter? Bigger is not always better. Indeed the news not only for India but the rest of the world is a patterned trend for larger vehicles with more lifting capacity. At the surface of a money hunger grabbing game, more lift capacity generally indicates more money when taking more weight into space.

However "more" is dangerous, and requires more dangerous fuel, is more costly, takes more manpower to develop and handle, takes more years to design, needs more money in the millions and billions of dollars, needs a huge number of risky tests, and a long construction time plus danger with infinite risk factor. With more, more people will die.

Space1 does not follow this trend. We are not money hungry, money grabbing mongers. Simple, and less, is better. It's safe, costs significantly less, uses less manpower, development time is less, construction takes less time, systems can be more simple and more reliable, and people will not die.

As we move forward in 2016, after two full years of operations (Space1 was founded in January 2014), we are about to realize the biggest dream in mankind's history, and take our first space tourist into space using a paradigm of all new technology. Plus, we are the only space program in the world with the Safety Rocket.

India To Shift Toward Launching Bigger Space Missions In 2016