Ep 481: Rockets pt. 3 – Going Faster, Higher, Farther after Fairing Separation

We’ve seen rockets blast off from here on Earth. But that’s only half the story. Rockets have additional stages to push them into trajectories, like transfer orbits and various orbital maneuvers. Let’s talk about what happens after the rocket is long gone, beyond our sight.

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Show Notes

Payload Fairing
Circling your orbit
Thrusters, upper stages, main engines
Payload Assistance Module (PAM)
Propellantshydrazine, Liquid Oxygen,
Big Falcon Rocket (BFR)


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