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Falcon 9 / Dragon

Discussion in 'Science' started by MoorKhan, Dec 8, 2010.

  1. RnR

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    I think that ship has sailed... unfortunately :(
     
  2. aokman

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    New docco just released, very good! Brings a tear to my eye.

     
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  3. Sphinx2000

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    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!

     
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  4. aokman

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    Amazing stuff, not even a lick of paint, looks like minimal refurbishment has taken place and really showing the reliability of Falcon!
     
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  5. PabloEscobar

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    I don't think I'll ever get tired of that.
     
  6. lxboston

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    Amazing two launches in 2 days. What an amazing company.
     
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  7. lxboston

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    Oh no! :upset:

     
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  8. aokman

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    Aparently a hydraulic failure caused grid fins to lock up and the thrust vectoring and thrusters were fighting to regain control.
     
  9. MUTMAN

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    It did well to get so close
    Some nice pid loops in action
     
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  10. aokman

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    I believe they aborted the primary landing on purpose hence its location, there was no expectation of it regaining control.
     
  11. MUTMAN

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    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
     
  12. aokman

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  13. MUTMAN

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    thanks for the vid. cool explaination.
    i didnt realise it landed in the water. no wonder it fell over
     
  14. Sphinx2000

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    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:

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  15. Strange1

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    Edited to remove my post, the internet is a strange and confusing mistress...
     
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  16. BlueRaven

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    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".
     
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  17. Sphinx2000

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    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:
    https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1070388894875545600

    So that's good.
     
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  18. Strange1

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    Hmm weird, it popped up as a current live stream for me in Youtube and I couldn't skip through it, good to know :)
     
  19. MUTMAN

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    I had that on a launch ages ago too ....
    bloody YT is craptacular at times
     
  20. aokman

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    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.
     

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