Discussion in 'Science' started by MoorKhan, Dec 8, 2010.
I think that ship has sailed... unfortunately
New docco just released, very good! Brings a tear to my eye.
Another Falcon 9 launch this morning, this time deploying 64 mini satellites with a single launch in to LEO off the west coast/pacific.
This is the 3rd time this particular stage 1 rocket has been launched into space!
Amazing stuff, not even a lick of paint, looks like minimal refurbishment has taken place and really showing the reliability of Falcon!
I don't think I'll ever get tired of that.
Amazing two launches in 2 days. What an amazing company.
Aparently a hydraulic failure caused grid fins to lock up and the thrust vectoring and thrusters were fighting to regain control.
It did well to get so close
Some nice pid loops in action
I believe they aborted the primary landing on purpose hence its location, there was no expectation of it regaining control.
I meant close to landing and staying upright. That thing was close to nailing it
The control it exhibited considering the circumstances will make a great case study
thanks for the vid. cool explaination.
i didnt realise it landed in the water. no wonder it fell over
Some up close photos as a reminder of the engineering scale at work here.
This is the recent Falcon 9 that made it to space and landing back successfully 3 times:
Edited to remove my post, the internet is a strange and confusing mistress...
Batch problem with 3rd-party supplied hydraulic pumps/seals/couplings/whatever?
Like the earlier liquid helium COPV failure that was traced to a manufacturing flaw in a 3rd-party-supplied support strut.
If so, they'll get on top of it quickly, as before.
Comment seen on Scott Manley's video: "It failed safe. Impressive".
Think your confused, no launches today. Falcon 9 Block 5 SSO-A was on Dec 4 and was a successful mission and stage-one landing, Falcon 9 Block 5 CRS-16 was on Dec 6 was an successful mission and unsuccessful landing. Next Falcon 9 Block 5 launch is Dec 19.
You can keep abreast of all global rocket launches on EA's site here: https://everydayastronaut.com/prelaunch-previews/
Elon has tweeted that they are likely to add duplicated pump and lines for redundancy in future builds:
So that's good.
Hmm weird, it popped up as a current live stream for me in Youtube and I couldn't skip through it, good to know
I had that on a launch ages ago too ....
bloody YT is craptacular at times
Will be interesting to see what implications this has for NASA. They need to freeze the rocket design for 7 launches to qualify for crew missions.