• Question: We're designing space rockets and we need some ideas of what would be best to go into space

    Asked by 🍕Caspar lee🍕 to Col Op, Elie, Floris, Jenn, RocketRich on 14 Mar 2016. This question was also asked by SoWhat169.
    • Photo: Elie Allouis

      Elie Allouis answered on 14 Mar 2016:

      There are plenty of options, it would depend what you need to launch and where to.

      Have a look there: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_orbital_launchers_families

      Have fun ! 🙂

    • Photo: Columbus Operations

      Columbus Operations answered on 15 Mar 2016:

      It depends where in space you want to go to. The higher, the bigger and more powerfull your rocket has to be.

      It also depends what you want to take to space (or better… how heavy it is). The heaviest (guess what?) the bigger and more powerfull your rocket has to be.

      And actually, one of the things that you might want to think about are “sub-orbital” launchers (rockets). These rockets reach space but because their are not going as fast they stay in space for only some minutes. The nice thing is that their are usually much smaller (and cheaper :p). Could be a good starting point? 😉