What happens when a real-life space and rocket systems engineer draws Oblivion’s Bubbleship?
…A rocket systems engineer friend of TeamTC’s, Mike Paul Hughes, someone who’s worked on Nasa/JPL space missions, was so inspired by ‘Oblivion’ that he took it upon himself to sketch out a schematic of the Bubbleship! He said, in his social posting of the schematic…
“So for grins I derived the linearized dynamic equations of motion for the Oblivion bubble ship. Very feasible system given ultra high Isp rocket engines and very sporty adaptive control techniques, perhaps H-infinity…”
And guess what?
He concluded that the flight physics/math (see below) says that a REAL Bubbleship could be built TODAY! It really will fly! (The only limitation would be the rocket engines…today’s technology limitations would only allow them to burn for about 15-30mins at the scale depicted on the Bubbleship, but still! Wouldn’t it be awesome to fly a real Bubbleship?)
We thought this was SOOOOOO cool, we just had to share it with you!
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