Reply to post: Re: "When you have basically a massive flying bomb travelling supersonic, "

Elon's SpaceX gets permission to blow up another satellite or two

imanidiot Silver badge

Re: "When you have basically a massive flying bomb travelling supersonic, "

On that round trip you get to release that amount of energy over the course of probably about 30 hours of flight. On a rocket you release that energy in less than 15 minutes. Just the turbo pumps by themselves are a feat of engineering and it's nearly a miracle we can now build pums that can squeeze thousands of gallons per second at extremely high pressure into the engines.

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