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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.
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>>1331998
That's the Ariane 1, first rocket to leave Europe in 1979.
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>>1332000
That was fast, thank you! I guess this can be a rocket thread now. What's your favorite? I like the Soyuz.
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>>1332004
Saturn V will always hold a special place in my heart.
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>>1332004
Probably the Titan 3 for how kerbal it is.
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>>1332016
this rocket looks like its about to explode violently due to a misplaced structural bar
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>>1332016
I always wondered why the top part of some rockets is so bulbous compared to others. Is it just a payload?
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>>1332054
Yup, payload fairings are used to protect whatever cargo the rocket is hauling and to make the rocket more aerodynamically stable.
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I want to fuck a centaur
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>>1332004
The Pegasus. The only horizontally launched orbital spacecraft that has ever flown.
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>>1332000
>first rocket to leave Europe in 1979.

Not so fast, Pierre.
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>>1332271
>Implying UK is part of Europe
>Implying a rocket launched from Australia is leaving Europe
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>>1332321
if UK isn't Europe then the first rocket to leave Europe was the V2 in 1943.
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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.
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This thread has a severe lack of Tory Bruno
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>>1332004
The Soviet & Russian rockets looked good, except for the N-1. I've always liked the Saturn 1B for some reason.
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>>1332588
We should have kept it in service. it was a much more efficient option than the shuttle that replaced it, ironically
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>>1332588
What is the reason for elevating the rocket on that lattice work?
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>>1332741
Probably because the same launchpad was to be used for Saturn V's later.
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>>1332741
Keeps 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
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>>1332750
>>1333146
That would make sense. Thanks anons
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>>1332588
What's wrong with the N-1 looks-wise? The tapered body thing is a much better look than the typical orbital stick.
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>>1333259
Looked exactly like the Soviet piece of shit that it was
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>>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 America
You do know ESA doesn't launch from Europe anon?
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>>1333268
Guyane (France longuest border is with Brazil) is part of France, is part of European Union (the political entity ‚ȆEuropean continent). Here is a french diamant (diamond) rocket (before the european program).
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>>1333259
Author 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.
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>>1333420
That service tower is impressive in its own right, looks like it ran on rails
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>>1333428
everything in soviet russia ran on rails

even energia erector with the polyus megawatt class space laser
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>>1333436
That's less cool than the Crawler Transporter
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>>1333420
>It sure would have been an amazing thing to watch lift off though,
yeah, until it turns around and comes right at you.
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>>1333461
lol! Good point. I can only imagine what the technicians in the launch bunker were experiencing & thinking.
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>>1333420
>It sure would have been an amazing thing to watch lift off though, that's for sure.

Yup
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9fkYIrRwbo
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>>1333517
Probably similar to the Top Gear presenters when they had the Reliant Robin as a shuttle craft.
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>>1333420
looks more like a bomb instead of rocket
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>>1333854
It was in practice. Very Soviet in that respect
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>>1333842
Good share. Thank-you!
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>>1332588
I think that the Saturn IB is one of the most well-proportioned vehicles ever built. So aesthetic...
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>>1332588
I'm such a sucker for Saturns. They're so aesthetic it hurts



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