Sunday, August 6, 2017

Space1 First Rocket

Space1 - the First Test Rocket FTR

The Red Shift rocket was the first rocket built and designed by Humanoido for Space1 in 2014. It was the first rocket in the fleet.

A Historical Look at the Past

Travel back to Space 2014. Space1’s first test rocket FTR was built in 2014 and stood over 6-feet tall. It was large enough to hold a small dog and standard size humanoid robots, though it would be a tight fit for a small human.

It took several weekends of work to manufacture the metal casing rocket from scratch, working with only the technical diagrams and blueprints stored in Humanoido's memory. Humanoido prefers to work with blueprints, schematics, pictorial illustrations, and various designs directly from the mind. It saves time and work, and ensures there is no theft. Nothing is committed to online cache or printed documents and hence the huge and effective security.

Forming the canister nose cone was particularly tricky with differential curves but eventually the measurements were correctly sized. No dogs were used, tested, or launched as it was designed and measured for advanced large humanoid robots, and as a result, a lengthy study incurred.

The study concluded that humanoid robots would be indoctrinated into the first fleet of rockets as an important part of Space1 Technologies and space activities. Humanoid robots in their basic physical sizes could fit into Space1rockets and the rockets could be adapted to their size parameters. The FTR fit all full size humanoid robots that existed in the Humanoid Robot Lab.

FTR could hold three large humanoid robotnauts who could communicate between each other. FTR was reminiscent of the NASA Apollo Space Program with three astronauts in the capsule. Though, the FTR used a different and inventive distributed capsule where robonauts were distributed along the rocket length, making the entire rocket usable for everything from cargo, flight computers, electronics, to more robonauts. Plus, the FTR could be recycled for the next launch.

The FTR rocket was housed indoors before spaceports and launch towers became commonplace. It was transferred at the upper level into the rocket sciences laboratory loft, and then transported through the skyscraper elevator as necessary. During times of storage, it resided elevated in a horizontal staid position across a very large Chinese cushion to absorb vibrations and to offer a method of overhanging base fins to maintain correct flexure.

The rocket was build up from welded metal canisters, and was designed to become the basis for all rockets manufactured in 2014. Given the weight of the canisters forming the rocket air frame, and for a given size diameter, a larger size engine was required with a higher thrust and impulse ratio to launch the rocket into space. The FTR theory was to start the rocket design at one size and work upwards to make increasingly larger and more powerful rockets based on test results.

The rocket however was deemed primarily for testing flight dynamics with humanoid robonauts and other humanoid robonaut aspects for future missions. Much was learned from the FTR rocket and it was retired in good recyclable condition a year later in 2016.

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