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/u/AndreyLepikhov on I am Jeff Hoffman, MIT Professor of Aerospace Engineering and former NASA Astronaut. Ask Me Anything!

19 Feb 2015, 17:50 UTC
/u/AndreyLepikhov on I am Jeff Hoffman, MIT Professor of Aerospace Engineering and former NASA Astronaut. Ask Me Anything!
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Goal of the Moon colonisation, Mars missions and far away space flights needs more heavy and sophisticated launch vehicles.
Engineer can design launch vehicles with greater complexity of construction and operation logic by using CAD/CAM/CAE software programs.
However, in the production of a minor complication design leads to a rapid increase in the cost of the product, the complexity of logistics, the exponential increase in the probability of errors in the system.
Which way, do you think, can go (or already is) aerospace industry for solve the problem of rapidly-growing complexity of rocket design?

Goal of the Moon colonisation, Mars missions and far away space flights needs more heavy and sophisticated launch vehicles.
Engineer can design launch vehicles with greater complexity of construction and operation logic by using CAD/CAM/CAE software programs.
However, in the production of a minor complication design leads to a rapid increase in the cost of the product, the complexity of logistics, the exponential increase in the probability of errors in the system.
Which way, do you think, can go (or already is) aerospace industry for solve the problem of rapidly-growing complexity of rocket design?

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