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ALPHA is a remotely piloted reusable rotary flying platform for launching spacecraft from high in the stratosphere instead of from the ground.

The first stage of a typical multistage rocket is essentially a flying launch pad for the second stage. As the largest and heaviest section of the rocket, the first stage lifts the second stage from the densest part of the atmosphere to extremely high altitude where flight conditions and requirements are very different. Then the second stage is launched and the first stage is usually discarded at great expense after only a single use. Some effort has been made to recover and reuse first stages, but these achievements are limited.

ALPHA is a better flying launch pad for the ...

Many future space mining applications involve capturing a small asteroid and putting it in orbit around earth and mining the asteroid for the various compounds it contains. One of the main compounds that will be mined is water. Water (in the form of ice) is one of the main constituents of most asteroids. From that water, it can easily be broken down into Hydrogen and Oxygen for both fuels and breathing, and water for drinking. Usually, heat is used to initially melt the ice and process the resultant liquid water into the required products. The sun is an abundant source of heat, but collecting that heat into a focused beam to efficiently heat the asteroid material to extract the ...

Innovation is a thin, flexible “Matrix Hinge." This hinge is novel in many ways; it is durable, lightweight, and continuous and is not like any other hinge. The hinge is excellent in tiny applications to large building construction base on the material used to make the unique configuration. The hinge is nonmetallic, non-conductivity, waterproof, rust free, easy to disinfect, any color, transparent, flat, airtight, non-binding, no recess required to be near flush, detachable, permeant, durable, won’t twist or rack, peel or tear, compact and economical. This hinge does not use pins, plates, grooves, unique plastic, or specific material to fold or to be molded. The new simple design addresses direct, indirect, lateral, uplift, and torque loads to provide a ...

The SCOUT Tactile kevlar drone and drone docking vest is uniquely designed to accommodate/be formfitting to a specific personnel's back/body structure. A charging station that holsters/docks the drone "SCOUT" to the back/rear facing portion of the vest. A rechargeable battery block is installed in-between the vests materials' inner lining inside a concealable housing box consisting of the electrical components required. The outer lining consists of a soft cushioned material located on the mid back encapsulating the rechargeable/ejectable battery which also acts a structurized back support/brace for the mid to lower back to support the additional weight of the SCOUT/drone. The back/rear of the vest auto docks/releases the drone on voice or button command. SCOUT drone is equipped with 3d ...

A ready to fly C.O.T.S. surveillance drone, packed inside a specialized waterproof pressure resistant container, is launched from a submarine to the ocean surface where it can then fly away to its pregrogrammed mission destination. The specialized cyldrical container fits within the submarine’s torpedo launching tube where it is launched from the submarine by a burst of compressed air. The container is comprised of an elongated cylindrical outer shell, a battery weight at its back-bottom end, empty space filled with air and wall supports in its middle, a drone launching pad fixed to the outer container shell wall, a muliblade radio controlled copter-drone with camera, an air sensor, several timers, and an ejectable spring loaded waterproof cover at its ...

Shortest routes in space:

It must be noted that in study of the properties of “space,” we also are including all possible locations that objects can occupy in the universe (ref.1).

I mean that, we are a part of the system that we want to study, as Quantum theory tries to express. To study the curvature of space, the minimum dimensions should be considered are three-dimensional. .So, in a three-dimensional space, it can move up, down, forward, back, left, and right.

Although near the Earth, space is only very weakly curved, but in the other regions there are much stronger than that because of an extreme gravity caused by black holes, (dark matter & dark energy); To have a ...

EMP suction rounds are designed as cylindrically shaped pods that utilize suction adhesion and electromagnetic energy pulse/wavelengths range "short." EMP suction rounds are primarily designed to suction lock to law-breaking criminalized vehicles rendering the vehicle unresponsive, halting further violations if pursuit by law enforcement is required. EMP suction rounds load into a mounting gun that attach to police/military vehicles. EMP suction rounds omit a short pulse/wavelength of electromagnetic energy that is activated by a transmitter via police dashboard. The transmission activation allows for additional SAFETY precautions; for example, a police vehicle equipped with the EMP suction round mount would have the ability to stop a fleeing vehicle when the appropriate time and place becomes available avoiding collisions/accidents and dangers ...

It is anticipated that the future shall need consideration of more frequent space travel and search for a possible more promissing environment for humans.

This futuristic architectural proposal of a special stealth type space vehicle bears geometry of a recently discovered invention of a Non-regular Icosahedron, bearing geometry relating the 5 Platonic-Eucleidean Polyhrdea.

The Geometry of this work is part of my published book “Treatise on Circle Generator Polyhedron Harmony and Disharmony Condition of Three Concentric Circles in Common Ratio,”
ISBN 978 – 618 – 83169 – 0 - 4, National Library of Greece 04/05/2017 by Panagiotis Ch. Stefanides.
It concerns relationships of 3 Concentric Circles in Ratio to each other of 4/π
(for 4/π ...

1-What is the unmet need we are trying to address?

-Kessler syndrome causes the exponential growth in numbers of formation of space debris. The Kessler syndrome causes trouble because of (1)domino effect,(2)feedback runaway exploration that occurs in higher orbits.
-These result in hostile action and collision of this debris with defunct satellites or space stations which results in catastrophic destruction.
-The speed of the space debris particles is like 10 times faster than a bullet so no one cannot get that. Also, the size of the debris is smaller than 1mm, so it may damage optics and solar arrays. So while a spacecraft may survive being hit by tiny debris, such hits can still result in catastrophe and mission ...

Supersonic flight over land is currently severely restricted because sonic booms created by shock waves disturb people on the ground and can damage property. In 2022, NASA will begin validation tests of its X-59 Quiet SuperSonic Technology (X-59 QueSST) aircraft, which is anticipated to produce a soft “thump” rather than a disruptive sonic boom. To help achieve this milestone, NASA researchers have developed an innovative approach to capturing images of shock waves emanating from aircraft in supersonic flight. They will use these images to study shock waves as part of the effort to make sonic booms quieter and open the possibility of overland supersonic flight. In addition, this technology will enable the study of flow phenomenon for other systems, ...

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