Asked in Space Travel and Exploration
Space Travel and Exploration
Where is the payload of a rocket located?
Why is the mass of the rocket payload so important when launching a rocket to the moon?
The greater the mass of the payload, the more fuel (and more money) it requires to get it into orbit. ...
Asked in Crafts for Children, Model Rockets, US Army
Does payload in a model rocket affect it's launch height?
Yes it does; depending on the wind changing. Sometimes a payload will slow it down and sometimes it will guide the rocket in the correct direction giving accuracy and distance. ...
Asked in World War 2, Space Travel and Exploration
What changes in payload have rockets had from World War II to the space age?
The V2 rocket, considered the forerunner of all space capable rockets, only had a payload capacity of 2,200 pounds. The Saturn 5 rocket that sent men to the moon had a payload capacity of 260,000 lbs. ...
Asked in Astronomy, Space Shuttle, Specialty Travel
Why is the Constellation program going to use rockets instead of something more reusable?
The problem with adding anything extra to a rocket is that ANY extra weight in the design of the rocket SUBTRACTS from the payload you can carry. But the whole point of a rocket is the payload; add too much parasitic weight (as in, anything you add to make it reusable) and pretty soon, your rocket can't make orbit, or hit the target, or do whatever it is that your rocket is supposed to do. The Constellation rockets are designed to be...
Asked in Space Travel and Exploration
What is the launch of a rocket?
The launch of a rocket occurs when the engines fire and the thrust produced overcomes the pull of gravity. If thrust exceeds the force necessary to move the payload out of the gravity well of the planetary body from which the rocket was launched, it will pass out of the orbit of the planet. If not, the payload will fall back to the planet on a ballistic path. ...
How much does a rocket cost?
A bottle rocket is available for 5¢. The company Spacex launches rockets with a 1000 pound (453 kg) payload for somewhere between $8 million. A rocket with double the payload would cost you around $9 million. A rocket with 414K pounds (187K kg) of payload would cost around $500M. You should consider looking for refurbished Soviet ICBM, they're probably cheaper. Going to space sure is not cheap. ...
Asked in Space Shuttle
How do single stage rockets get payload off Earth?
The single-stage rocket can get the payload off earth, but not into space, because there is not enough fuel, and the weight eventually becomes too great. So at some point, the rocket will fall back down to earth. For this reason, most single-stage rockets are missiles. ...
Asked in Space Travel and Exploration, Missiles
What was the name of the first rocket the US sent up into space?
The first rocket the US sent up into space was the Jupiter C launch vehicle and its payload was Explorer 1 the first American Satellite. ...
What is the speed of a rocket?
A rocket's speed is 11 kilometre per just a second. Depends on the rocket and the payload. For a baseline Apollo 12 was traveling a 1000 feet per second when it was breaking away from earths gravity. ...
Asked in Vehicle Titles, Space Shuttle
What is a launch vehicle?
Satellite launch vehicle redirects here. For the Indian rocket, see Satellite Launch Vehicle A Saturn V launch vehicle sends Apollo 15 on its way to the moon. In spaceflight, a launch vehicle or carrier rocket is a rocket used to carry a payload from the Earth's surface into outer space. A launch system includes the launch vehicle, the launch pad and other infrastructure. Usually the payload is an artificial satellite placed into orbit, but some spaceflights are sub-orbital while others enable spacecraft to escape...