NOTE: Make sure you read the first three posts (in order!) before tackling the rest, or it could be confusing: Post 1 is Designing the future, Post 2 is Setting up the problem, and Post 3 is Estimating basic requirements.


Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Launch delay

The launch of Atlantis is on hold due a problem with the coolant pump on one of the fuel cells. As a side note, an elegant sustainable design feature on the shuttle is found in the fuel cell/life support systems (the current anomaly notwithstanding) – the water byproduct from the hydrogen/oxygen reaction is used by the astronauts on-orbit. It saves on launch mass and serves as a good reminder of how sustainability is key for space exploration. So do your part for the space program – design and test efficient systems :)


At 2:54 PM, Blogger Matthew Cornell said...

I appreciate efficient designs too. It would be interesting to hear a little about hydrogen as a "fuel" (vs. as a means of energy transportation), esp. with respect to the net energy loss of producting it...

Great blog!

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