The Launch features a new and unique format: a group of unsigned musicians are mentored in the creation of a new original song by a panel of internationally renowned hit makers.
Runtime: 60 minutes
The Launch - Launch vehicle - Netflix
A launch vehicle or carrier rocket is a rocket used to carry a payload from Earth's surface through outer space, either to another surface point (suborbital), or into space (Earth orbit or beyond). A launch system includes the launch vehicle, the launch pad, and other infrastructure. Suborbital launch vehicles include missiles carrying warheads, sounding rockets carrying atmospheric instrumentation, and high-speed passenger or cargo transports. Orbital or escape payloads include artificial satellites and crewed spacecraft. Earth orbital and escape launch vehicles typically have at least two stages, often three, and sometimes four or five.
The Launch - By size - Netflix
There are many ways to classify the sizes of launch vehicles. The US civilian space agency, NASA, uses a classification scheme that was articulated by the Augustine Commission created to review plans for replacing the Space Shuttle: A sounding rocket, used to study the atmosphere or perform brief experiments, is only capable of sub-orbital spaceflight and cannot reach orbit. A small-lift launch vehicle is capable of lifting up to 2,000 kg (4,400 lb) of payload into low Earth orbit (LEO). A medium-lift launch vehicle is capable of lifting 2,000 to 20,000 kg (4,400 to 44,100 lb) of payload into LEO. A heavy-lift launch vehicle is capable of lifting 20,000 to 50,000 kg (44,000 to 110,000 lb) of payload into LEO. A super-heavy lift vehicle is capable of lifting more than 50,000 kg (110,000 lb) of payload into LEO. Similarly the leading European launch service provider, Arianespace, also uses the “heavy-lift” designation for its >20,000 kg (44,000 lb)-to-LEO Ariane 5 launch vehicle and “medium-lift” for its array of launch vehicles that lift 2,000 to 20,000 kg (4,400 to 44,100 lb) to LEO, including the Starsem/Arianespace Soyuz ST and pre-1999 versions of the Ariane 5. It refers to its 1,500 kg (3,300 lb) to LEO Vega launch vehicle as “light lift”.
The Launch - References - Netflix