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Episode 1286

Airbag launching
Tue, 2020-Nov-10 00:17 UTC
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Welcome to random Wiki of the Day where we read the summary of a random Wikipedia page every day.

The random article for Tuesday, 10 November 2020 is Airbag launching.

Airbag launching refers to a method to launch vessels with marine air bags. It is a methodology for ship launching utilizing air bags. The Xiao Qinghe shipyard launched a tank barge with marine airbags on January 20, 1981 and it is known as the first use of marine airbags.

This kind of ship launching method has the advantages of requiring less permanent infrastructure, risk, and cost. The airbags provide support to the hull of the ship, air bags rolling motion take a vessel launch into water, thus it is arguably safer than other options like sideways launching.

Unlike most other launching methods that are fixed infrastructures, airbag launching has relatively less limitations and can be used in versatile ways. It overcomes the disadvantage of fixed track launching in which capacity of shipbuilding and ship repairing is limited by the fixed infrastructures especially in small and medium-sized shipyards.

This recording reflects the Wikipedia text as of 00:17 UTC on Tuesday, 10 November 2020.

For the full current version of the article, see Airbag launching on Wikipedia.

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