Hey /n/, anybody recognize which model rocket this is? The source has no info, and I think it's a modern rocket but was tagged with 1970s.
>>1331998That's the Ariane 1, first rocket to leave Europe in 1979.
>>1332000That was fast, thank you! I guess this can be a rocket thread now. What's your favorite? I like the Soyuz.
>>1332004Saturn V will always hold a special place in my heart.
>>1332004Probably the Titan 3 for how kerbal it is.
>>1332016this rocket looks like its about to explode violently due to a misplaced structural bar
>>1332016I always wondered why the top part of some rockets is so bulbous compared to others. Is it just a payload?
>>1332054Yup, payload fairings are used to protect whatever cargo the rocket is hauling and to make the rocket more aerodynamically stable.
I want to fuck a centaur
>>1332004The Pegasus. The only horizontally launched orbital spacecraft that has ever flown.
>>1332000>first rocket to leave Europe in 1979.Not so fast, Pierre.
>>1332271>Implying UK is part of Europe>Implying a rocket launched from Australia is leaving Europe
>>1332321if UK isn't Europe then the first rocket to leave Europe was the V2 in 1943.
The first non-russian and non-US rocket to put a satellite on orbit was the French Diamant.Please put your Australian dildo somewhere else.
This thread has a severe lack of Tory Bruno
>>1332004The Soviet & Russian rockets looked good, except for the N-1. I've always liked the Saturn 1B for some reason.
>>1332588We should have kept it in service. it was a much more efficient option than the shuttle that replaced it, ironically
>>1332588What is the reason for elevating the rocket on that lattice work?
>>1332741Probably because the same launchpad was to be used for Saturn V's later.
>>1332741Keeps the infrastructure the same for the Saturn V and IB.Far cheaper to build some metal latticing that alter the structure of the launch tower
>>1332750>>1333146That would make sense. Thanks anons
>>1332588What's wrong with the N-1 looks-wise? The tapered body thing is a much better look than the typical orbital stick.
>>1333259Looked exactly like the Soviet piece of shit that it was
>>1332321>>The Guiana Space Centre (French: Centre Spatial Guyanais (CSG) ) is a French and European spaceport to the northwest of Kourou in French Guiana, South America, a territory of France>South AmericaYou do know ESA doesn't launch from Europe anon?
>>1333268Guyane (France longuest border is with Brazil) is part of France, is part of European Union (the political entity ≠European continent). Here is a french diamant (diamond) rocket (before the european program).
>>1333259Author of #1332588 here, it's just my opinion only. That tapered body and the latticework between the stages just looks weird & ungainly. It sure would have been an amazing thing to watch lift off though, that's for sure.
>>1333420That service tower is impressive in its own right, looks like it ran on rails
>>1333428everything in soviet russia ran on railseven energia erector with the polyus megawatt class space laser
>>1333436That's less cool than the Crawler Transporter
>>1333420>It sure would have been an amazing thing to watch lift off though,yeah, until it turns around and comes right at you.
>>1333461lol! Good point. I can only imagine what the technicians in the launch bunker were experiencing & thinking.
>>1333420>It sure would have been an amazing thing to watch lift off though, that's for sure.Yuphttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9fkYIrRwbo
>>1333517Probably similar to the Top Gear presenters when they had the Reliant Robin as a shuttle craft.
>>1333420looks more like a bomb instead of rocket
>>1333854It was in practice. Very Soviet in that respect
>>1333842Good share. Thank-you!
>>1332588I think that the Saturn IB is one of the most well-proportioned vehicles ever built. So aesthetic...
>>1332588I'm such a sucker for Saturns. They're so aesthetic it hurts