Why SpaceX is Using a New Fuel

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Writer: Barney
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References
[1] Rocket Propulsion Elements, eighth version [Sutton, 2010]: https://archive.org/download/Rocket_Propulsion_Elements_8th_Edition_by_Oscar_Biblarz_George_P._Sutton/Rocket_Propulsion_Elements_8th_Edition_by_Oscar_Biblarz_George_P._Sutton.pdf
[2] https://global.jaxa.jp/projects/engineering/components/lng/index.html
[2a] http://space-scitechjournal.org.ua/en/archive/2018/2/02
[3] https://www.lpi.usra.edu/meetings/leag2005/pdf/2067.pdf
[3a] https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-1-4684-3108-7_42
[3b] https://arc.aiaa.org/doi/10.2514/1.2672
[4] https://www.researchgate.net/publication/268216776_Mars_In_Situ_Resource_Utilization_Technology_Evaluation
[5] https://www.journal.csj.jp/doi/10.1246/cl.190930
[6] https://www.nature.com/articles/nature23016
[7] https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-021-25640-1
[8] https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4344/8/12/578

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10 Comments:

  1. This whole thing – it’s not a viable planB.

  2. We have ammonia and ammonium capture technologies based on coffee grounds and other materials that can be used to remove odors from chicken and pig farms and in turn used for farming or hydrogen recovery. It is an energy intensive process, but putting windmills on farms can provide the power.

  3. So we can turn all that extra carbon in the atmosphere into fuel?

    Probably will cost a lot but if it’s cheaper in the long run….

    Could just use nuclear power and all the excess energy that’s created can scrub

  4. Raistlin Majere

    English accent sounds very sophisticated and soothing, but why does this guy’s accent have a certain twang that makes it sound so annoying.

  5. Elon Musk: We solved climate change with the technology of going to Mars which means overpopulation is solved too.
    Klaus Schwab: I don’t care. We still need the Great Reset.

  6. the amount of coffee cups in that trash can lol

  7. He’s just trying to break out of the simulation

  8. Your videos are the most inspiring thing on YouTube please keep up! Especially the space stuff 🥰

  9. Eventually earth will be worn out. With resources depleted we will have no way of getting off planet if we wait that long. Starting exploration now, along with beginning to solve the problems faced will allow earth to pleasantly retire instead of world wars over ever dwindling and increasingly poor resources.

  10. I suggest to bring a team of misfits but highly trained oil drillers to try to find underground aquifers.

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