Holy shit looking at Jupiter makes me so sad. It’s like what the SLS SHOULD HAVE BEEN IF IT WASNT BOGGED BY CONGRESS RAGHHHHH
SLS is not an inherently bad vehicle, but it has a lot of stupid shit.
Hey bro’s, we have the shuttle external tank and boosters. What should we do?>Oh I know! Let’s make the tank able to support an upper stage on top!
Nice! >Also let’s extend the boosters to 5 segments
Alright! Let’s reuse the current hardware though...>No, let’s just redesign the fuel, the internal liner, the nozzle.
Jesus man the new boosters have nothing in common with the old ones>Also let’s redesign the external tank!
Why? We already have all the segments we need and we have two spare ETs anyways.>No it’s okay. You know what? Let’s EXTEND the external tank. Imagine the PAYLOAD we can get!
Wait why? It can already put 80 tons into LEO with the current tank and 5 segment boosters!>No we can throw those out. Let’s use a new alloy!
Why? The old one works fine.