Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Space1 Rocket Launch Pad Water Tower
Space1 has discontinued and obsoleted the use of water towers in the space program.
Judicious selection, formulation, and method of feeding nonflammable fuel and the intentional lack of the need for cooling the one S1 massive engine has negated the use of large water towers to cool the launch pad.
This has made possible portable launch pads, that can be transported to a variety of spaceport locations and then retracted, packed up, and removed to storage in waiting for the next mission.
Launches and missions are more efficient and permanent/ static launch fields are no longer needed. This saves typical land rent, lease or purchase, and again lowers the cost of tourism missions by saving millions of dollars.