SpinLaunch announced the results of the 10th successful flight test of its Orbital Launch system, a non-rocket space launch technology.
During testing, the company was able to launch a NASA payload into orbit and then return it to Earth to analyze the effect of stress loading on the part.
The projectile reaches a speed of 8000 km/h.
It appears that the elements of the satellite are capable of withstanding such extreme launches. After all, with this launch technology, acceleration reaches up to 10,000 g, and the “projectile” itself reaches speeds of 8,000 km/h. This allows a small payload to be launched into orbit and is much cheaper than using a rocket.
The 10th flight test marked a turning point for SpinLaunch. Today we offer a suborbital booster system to customers, strategic partners and research groups. The data and information from the flight tests are critical to the development of SpinLaunch as well as system by SpinLaunch. ) Our customers expect to provide consistent, high-quality access, said Jonathan Jani, founder and CEO of SpinLaunch.
SpinLaunch has been developing the launch technology since 2015, but only launched last year. The company claims their method is more environmentally friendly and much safer than conventional rockets.