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, achieved a new feat with the launch (a jet?) in the of one 3 meters long, equipped with a camera for the first time. « Fly with a camera 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 . It is rather the and the 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 less to propel its projectiles into space.
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 take-off!), assures the company which has so far only tried it at 20% of its capacity.