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How would building rockets on other planets and moons influence their design?

John D. Clark's Ignition! is a fascinating book, but I doubt that many of the exotic propellants that he describes would see much use in space. Factors such as availability and cost of materials are ...
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How would building rockets on other planets and moons influence their design?

It's likely we will see a return to hydrogen peroxide as a propellant. Creating it from water ice is possible with vacuum distillation. It's not quite as effective per kilo than other propellants, but ...
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Why wasn't the wind and thermal shield of Insight's deployable seismometer integrated into the instrument before deployment?

Lognonné et al. "SEIS: Insight’s Seismic Experiment for Internal Structure of Mars" 2019 is the definitive telling of the SEIS instrument, yet it does not fully explain why the two units ...
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