Scholar's Advanced Technological System Chapter 701
Translator:Henyee TranslationsEditor:Henyee Translations
"This is Skyglow"
"We have a problem."
Nie Yun hesitated for a bit before deciding to report the situation to the ground command center.
"Professor Lu is here."
The ground command center went silent for a bit.
Hou Guangs voice came through after a while.
"Okay, we understand."
Nie Yun hesitated on whether he should ask what to do, but Hou Guang spoke first.
"Continue flight, flight plan remains unchanged Make sure Professor Lu is safe."
Changing the flight plan would increase the mission risk.
Nie Yun was well aware of this, so he nodded.
Nie Yun took a deep breath and looked at Lu Zhou, who was putting away his coffee cup.
"Were approaching a critical altitude value, flight mode is about to change."
Due to the pressure and temperature curve, when the altitude reached more than 20 kilometers, the outside atmospheric density would drop to a relatively low value. At this altitude, it was no longer possible to rely on the wings to provide upward power. Therefore, it was necessary to rely on the thrust of the engine to counteract the gravitational force. The space shuttle would begin to fly upward at a greater tilt angle.
At this altitude, the crew could no longer move around freely in the spacecraft.
There was no need for Nie Yun to remind him. Lu Zhou already walked next to the passenger seat and opened a metal door. He dragged out a bulky spacesuit.
As Nie Yun looked at Lu Zhou struggling with the spacesuit, he asked, "Do you know how to wear a spacesuit?"
Lu Zhou skillfully put on the spacesuit, which had various bio-security systems and cabin environmental information panels. He looked at Nie Yun and raised an eyebrow.
"Of course, Ive practiced this at home many times."
Nie Yun: ""
Nie Yan: ""
For f*cks sake
He had this planned from the beginning!
1The acceleration of this space shuttle wasnt particularly high, so the spacesuit was only needed for protection during the landing phase. However, because this was the first flight test, there were many uncertainties, and they had to stay prepared.
In order to stay as safe as possible, they had to follow procedures. This bulky spacesuit could only be taken off after they were in the orbit.
Lu Zhou stood beside the passenger seat and looked at himself in the mirror.
Compared to the outer-spacesuit with its own power system and portable life support system, the in-cabin spacesuit was relatively lightweight but still bulky. The cost was much cheaper than outer-spacesuits, only around 10 million yuan.
Speaking of which, this was probably the most expensive piece of clothing he had ever worn before.
Lu Zhou had an idea in his mind.
Should I take a photo?
In the end, he decided not to take the photo.
As expected, it was difficult to use his phone while wearing this thing.
After reaching an altitude of around 20 kilometers, the engine output power of Skyglow gradually increased. The tip of the spacecraft began to rise, beaming toward outer space along a trajectory that was tangent to Earth
Going to outer space was a long journey.
Strictly speaking, altitudes from 100kilometers1to 2,000 kilometers were counted as low-Earth orbital space. The height of this test flight was based on the International Space Stations orbital height of 419 kilometers. The total flight time was about two hours, and they were expected to return to Earth after staying in low-Earth orbit for 24 hours.
This altitude was pretty good for manned spaceflights like this. Generally speaking, most manned flight activities in low-Earth orbit were completed at an altitude below 400 kilometers. Lu Zhou didnt want Skyglow to fly too high for its first flight.
The five engines at the back of the spacecraft were all turned on, and like a meteor, it left behind a blue light arc. The altitude continued to increase. The three people sitting in the cabin could definitely feel the increase in g-force. However, the g-force was weak enough that they got used to it after a while.
Lu Zhou looked at the planet from the window, and his pupils dilated. As the azure sea and thick clouds blended together, thousands of manmade lights sparkled in the distance.
It took him a while to digest the shock in his heart, and he said emotionally, "This is the best place to witness the fact that Earth is round."
Nie Yun: "Cant you see it from a globe?"
Lu Zhou smiled and said, "Thats a conclusion made by others, its different seeing it with my own eyes."
Nie Yan also looked down at the planet, and she felt completely different from the two men. Compared to their rational thinking, she was appreciating Earths beauty.
After a long time of staring at the planet through the window, she said, "Its beautiful."
1Nie Yun nodded.
After breaking the 100 km boundary, the spacecraft entered the thermosphere from the mesosphere. About 60 kilometers forward, they would have reached the lowest altitude for low-Earth orbit160 kilometers.
At that point, even though they hadnt left the exosphere, the air resistance was at a negligible level.
The blue arc of light behind Skyglow began to weaken. It went from a bright beam to a swaying candle. Lu Zhou heard "successful entry into orbit" in his headset. The Skyglows controllable fusion engines began to shut down and switched instead to a lithium-sulfur battery-powered system.
Even though Lu Zhou couldnt hear anything, he could almost feel the cheering sounds from the ground command center, as well as the national anthem, and the pride of all the people on the ground.
"Were in orbit Jesus, this suit is easy to put on, but its a pain in the a*s to take off."
Especially in a zero g-force environment
Lu Zhou finally was able to get out of his passenger seat and take off his spacesuit. In a clumsy-looking manner, he floated off his seat and toward the space shuttles window.
Lu Zhou looked at the blue Earth and held his breath. He took out his phone and took a picture.
The moment he pressed the camera shutter, a light blue panel appeared in his sight.
[Secondary mission: Overlooking Earth
[Description: Exploring science is more than excellent research, but also dedication and courage!
[Requirements: At an altitude of 100-2000 km, manually operate a camera and take a photo of Earth. (Has to be completed by the user himself)
[Rewards: 50,000 free experience points, one lucky draw ticket. (rewards are given after the first phase of the main mission is completed)]
This mission is
It makes it seem like Im dedicating my life to science.
Lu Zhou looked at the mission description and shook his head. He then shoved his phone back into his pocket.
Even though the mission description was strange, the rewards were quite satisfying.
Its just that
The people in the ground command center are probably going crazy.
What do I tell them?
I cant just tell them that I flew up here to admire the view, right? Even though the view is pretty nice.
Lu Zhou shook his head and decided to not think about it.
Forget about it, who cares.
He didnt have any obligation to explain himself.
You guys want a reason?
Well, think of one yourselves.