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Mayank Banerjee

high_schoolClass of 2024Cockeysville, Maryland



  • " Can a space shuttle withstand a perpendicular launch from Mars?" with mentor Sara (Aug. 8, 2022)

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Can a space shuttle withstand a perpendicular launch from Mars?

Started Feb. 16, 2022

Abstract or project description

The goal of this research project is to calculate whether the space shuttles that we manufacture today would be able to withstand a perpendicular launch from Mars. But how do we know what the maximum limit of what the spacecraft can withstand is? According to xyz, a space shuttle can tolerate a maximum of 3Gs of force being applied against it. In this research, we will be accounting for gravitational force, thrust force and drag force being applied on the space shuttle. At the end of every stage we will be calculating what the total force exerted on the spacecraft is. Based on this analogy, if the force is greater than 3Gs, the perpendicular launch will fail and if it's less that means it would be able to sustain that force and continue its launch.