Rocket Report: Neutron may land in Virginia; it’s to be Starship for Starlink

Rocket Report Neutron may land in Virginia its to be

Enlarge / SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket is seen returning to Earth after its 10th flight to space. Welcome to Edition 4.28 of the Rocket Report! As I write this introduction, I’m watching Virgin Orbit’s livestream for its “Above the Clouds” mission, and the company’s LauncherOne vehicle has successfully reached orbit. All systems appeared to be … Read more

The concept of a new Neutron rocket. Rocket Lab clarifies the assumptions

Rocket Lab’s CEO, Peter Beck, presented during an occasional videoconference at the beginning of December this year. details of the project assuming the construction of a new missile – a medium-class launch system, Neutron. These are the first details since the company announced plans earlier this year. An online briefing was conducted on December 2 … Read more

Max Q: Rocket Lab unveils Neutron, plus more private space station news – TechCrunch

Max Q Rocket Lab unveils Neutron plus more private space

Hello and welcome back to Max Q! There was a TON of space news this week so I won’t ramble too much, other than to remind you that many of the people mentioned below will be at TC Sessions: Space on the 14th and 15th! That includes Peter Beck, CEO of Rocket Lab, Nanoracks’ Jeffrey … Read more

New insights into the structure of the neutron

Journal Reference: M. Ablikim et al. Oscillating features in the electromagnetic structure of the neutron. Nature Physics, 2021; 17 (11): 1200 DOI: 10.1038/s41567-021-01345-6 Blank space on the form factor map filled with precise data “A single form factor, measured at a certain energy level, does not say much at first,” explained Professor Frank Maas, a … Read more

‘Mirror nuclei’ to probe fundamental physics of atoms and neutron stars

Journal Reference: Skyy V. Pineda, Kristian König, Dominic M. Rossi, B. Alex Brown, Anthony Incorvati, Jeremy Lantis, Kei Minamisono, Wilfried Nörtershäuser, Jorge Piekarewicz, Robert Powel, Felix Sommer. Charge Radius of Neutron-Deficient Ni54 and Symmetry Energy Constraints Using the Difference in Mirror Pair Charge Radii. Physical Review Letters, 2021; 127 (18) DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.127.182503 These environments include … Read more

Neutron star collisions are ‘goldmine’ of heavy components, study finds

Journal Reference: Hsin-Yu Chen, Salvatore Vitale, Francois Foucart. The Relative Contribution to Heavy Metals Production from Binary Neutron Star Mergers and Neutron Star–Black Hole Mergers. The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 2021; 920 (1): L3 DOI: 10.3847/2041-8213/ac26c6 A new study by researchers at MIT and the University of New Hampshire finds that of two long-suspected sources of … Read more

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