torstai 13. helmikuuta 2014

Solar/rocket powered passenger plane of 80 seats !

Mach 2+ at 50-60 km....and as glider down to 40 km altitude and back to solar powered flight.
Also a 100 seater with 68 m span.

perjantai 7. helmikuuta 2014

56+2 seater Solar Impulse like spanning passenger aircraft !

This could be the first step towards electric/solar powered passenger aeroplane !
I am pretty sure it has to have 2/3 of the accu power.

keskiviikko 5. helmikuuta 2014

Comparison with SKYLON and APOLLO !

It is not small..but it flies slowly in low atmosphere ( 50-200 km/h )when it gets to Stratosphere it could go 700-2000 km/h and finally in Mesosphere 4 000 - 15 000 km/h..in Thermosphre it goes like any other..25 000 - 30 000 km/h.
I assume it is the best to jettison the space rocket at 120 km when there is still some air where the elevator can be used to initiate the landing phase as a glider.

What is the use of this ?

It could carry rapidly a large space vessel into orbit to be constructed there or on the Moon to go to Jupiter ( Mars enroute ) perhaps even Saturnus.
Below an explanation about the mother ship use...and comparison with SKYLON.

lauantai 1. helmikuuta 2014

Small update for the less big version !

SOLAR EAGLE XZ would use 10/15 kN after switched to rocket mode after 30-35 km altitude in solar/electric mode has been reached.
Text above corrected !