Rick Newlands 2013 -
‘Spacedare’ is a one-
Spacedare is so-
I don’t want to suffer more than 5 gees during re-
With this acreage of parachute, I’ll perform re-
As the cockpit rotates, it will cause sideways lift forces. The airbrakes on the upper and lower surfaces can be moved independantly to aerodynamically counterbalance this lift force to prevent the craft pinwheeling.
To allow me to get the best view when in Space, there will be little compressed-
For landing, there will be one or more metal skids/skis (tyres could melt, and I’ve no need to takeoff again) on shock-
To see the technical decisions that led to Spacedare see ‘the spacecraft’.
This picture shows the Spacedare on the way up to Space. I’m inside the lozenge-
The metal bar-
On the way down to Earth, an electric motor slowly rotates the cockpit 180 degrees about my middle so that I’m still facing skyward but the wings are now above me.
Now the drag of the sideways cockpit is a help rather than a hindrance, its area adds much useful drag.
There are many shapes of supersonic parachutes. The American Charles Pooley described the use of big airbrakes (barn-
Four large airbrakes deploy using electric motors to create lots more drag during re-
The underside of the cockpit is a heatshield: it uses high-
The booster rocket has long since left us to parachute separately down into the sea.
Just after re-
The glider would be fibreglass and carbon-
I built a rocket-