Currently, CubeSats are launched into space using conventional rockets, which have to push through an extremely dense atmosphere and burn up a lot of fuel on the way up, subsequently raising the price on companies/organizations looking for a ride.
RALS, or Reduced Altitude Launch System, will be a reusable transport vehicle/platform capable of delivering CubeSats to a low earth orbit. This system will fuse multiple technologies together and will provide a cost effective solution for launching CubeSats to low earth orbit. Current weather balloon technology has proven to be a reliable and passive source of lift. Electromagnetic rail gun technology has proven to be a reliable and effective source of fuel-less propulsion. Gas-filled hollow I-beam technology and light weight batteries will further solidify the integration of all these great technologies.
This system will revolutionize space transportation and make space more accessible.
ABOUT THE ENTRANT
Name: Jose Rivera
Type of entry: individual
Jose is inspired by:
I want to make an economical and reliable new method of reaching low earth orbit.
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Patent status: pending