The flight of a racing car launched at 1,600 km/h by the SpinLaunch centrifuge seen from the inside!

The project must have made some people smile when it was presented a few years ago, but here it comes to fruition, passing the stages one after the other successfully in the real world.

On April 22, SpinLaunch achieved a new feat with the launch (a jet?) in theatmosphere of one racing car 3 meters long, equipped with a camera for the first time. « Fly with a camera digital onboard marks an important step towards the integration of complex payloads into test vehicles.” said Spinlaunch. The result — as you can imagine — is beautiful, spectacular, sensational and would make anyone on board dizzy. But the device is not designed for manned flights. It is rather the putting satellites into orbitand the constellation of mini-satellites, which the company is aiming for. And this, at a lower economic and ecological cost (this often goes hand in hand), because the system needs much lessenergy to propel its projectiles into space.

The SpinLaunch Centrifuge is a huge and astonishing disc some 50 meters high and 33 meters in diameter. The machine can reach the force of 9,000 to 10,000 g (2,000 times that endured by the astronauts take-off!), assures the company which has so far only tried it at 20% of its capacity.

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