Can We Throw Satellites to Space? – SpinLaunch

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Writer/Narrator: Brian McManus
Editor: Dylan Hennessy
Animator: Mike Ridolfi
Animator: Eli Prenten
Sound: Graham Haerther
Henry Ariza – Camera Operator and Color
Jamon Tolbert – Camera Operator
Gina Giorgi – Production Coordinator
Donovan Bullen – Music
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  1. Real Engineering

    This has been in the works for about 3 months now. Our first full documentary shoot. There is a lot of negativity in the comments from people who have not even watched the video yet. This channel is about being positive about engineering. Encouraging and inspiring the next generation of engineers. If you are looking for a channel that focuses on being negative and adds nothing to world, you have come to the wrong place. It’s so much easier to point out what’s hard, than using your brain to think of solutions. That’s not what engineers do. We find problems, and then we find solutions. If you don’t think a company that’s trying to throw satellites into space, and has already built a 1/3rd prototype, isn’t insanely cool. I don’t know what to do for ye. That’s badass. Whether they succeed or not is irrelevant. It’s not your investment money they are using, chill out.

    • got 4 mins in, no tah original comment stays. bye.

    • @Rob Speed “He said Ingenuity helicopter had a 1 in 16 chance of working ..” I actually went back and rewatched his video, and of course your claim is a lie, his exact words “It’s high risk, high reward stuff, but it all checks out. There’s nothing stupid here”, as to probability of success , it was simple coin flip, 50% chance of failure on entrance to Martian atmosphere, and 50% chance of failure on landing, so his very crude estimate was 25% chance of success, of course it is pessimistic estimation and not some hard science, as would be obvious to any non troll watching that video.

    • Hello, please find a solution for the problem that *your Spinlauncher is wrecking the satellite during the spin*:
      At 7.5 rotations per second, the centrifugal acceleration exhibits a tidal force of 2221 m/s² per meter of radius. Let’s say, the satellite you are trying to launch is 1 meter across. This means that the satellite is being pulled apart by a tidal force of 2221 m/s² from edge to edge: 226 g. I doubt that sensitive components like instruments and solar-panels can survive 226g.

    • How will the the Cargo withstand the G-forces of the spin? What types cargo were considered?

  2. Actually 🤓 the scientific term is to “yeet” something in to space..

  3. The engineering looks solid, but I refuse to believe for a second that the SpaceXes of the world will simply stand by and allow this (potentially) cheaper, faster method of space launch to continue to be legal. We saw what oil companies did to renewable energy; we saw what car companies did to public transit; we saw what the tech megacorps did to their potential competitors. There’s no reason to believe the space industry — especially with people like Musk and Branson leading significant players in it — will be any more ethical.

  4. Gigantic money pit.

  5. Merci.

  6. They didn’t show you because it does not exist. How much did you get paid to shill for these dopes. They are not holding anything close to their chest.

  7. Who else still has a hoaxy feeling about this?

  8. Why not test these carbon fibre plates for bullet resistance? If they can perform as well as armour plate but with a fraction of the weight, there is a market for lightweight armour for things like helicopters, provided the price is right. Consider the fuel a rocket must spend to reach an altitude of 7,000 feet. If you built your machine somewhere like Mexico city, you could get the first 7,000 feet for free and benefit from proximity to the equator, where gravity is less. Your rocket will therefore be lighter. Another advantage is that at that height the air is rarified, making it easier to achieve the semi-vaccuum you require. Quito in Equador is even better, at an altitude of10,000 feet and right on the equator! But Mexico has the advantage of being close to USA.

  9. One of the most idiotic concepts in the world. Hey “Real Engineering” are you serious? Or is this a lecture for the residents of Coolock?

  10. 💞Sunny Т@p т0 Ch̴a̴t̴ ̴ ME 💞

    Amazing production quality! Just sat down with my family to watch – we’re all engineers & love the channel

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