SpaceX Tuesday...

SpaceX Tuesday...

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Dark85

473 posts

112 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Boom! That was spectacular.

It's still fantastic progress and it's amazing getting to watch it all live.

rustyuk

3,552 posts

175 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Rumour is legs failed, methane leak caused the explosion.

GTO-3R

6,118 posts

177 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Oooffff that was incredible biggrin

Smiljan

8,759 posts

161 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Look how accurate that landing was


Slackline

293 posts

98 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Great landing! Shame about the slight error not long after... Is there a video of when it blew up?

thatsprettyshady

1,401 posts

129 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Ian974

2,349 posts

163 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Awesome stuff!
I'm still a bit sceptical about the raptor reliability for now, but then it's all still prototyping.
The best thing is the theory of it all is proving to work.
A shame it popped on the pad, but my dram was already poured, it's not going back in the bottle!

MartG

17,604 posts

168 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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"burned off the excess propellant in a rapid fashion"

Beati Dogu

7,306 posts

103 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Quite the encore, but you can see the progression on each flight.

14

1,628 posts

125 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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I wonder if the fuel that was being vented came into the hot engines which caused the fuel to ignite?

Leithen

7,413 posts

231 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Just as long as it wasn't an over enthusiastic Texan celebrating with a cigar...

eharding

11,548 posts

248 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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14 said:
I wonder if the fuel that was being vented came into the hot engines which caused the fuel to ignite?
I thiink there are a lot of COPVs in the engine bay - £5 says there was a fire down there and some of them cooked off.


Edited by eharding on Wednesday 3rd March 23:58

Toltec

6,434 posts

187 months

Thursday 4th March
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There was something that shot off to the left trailing vapour, pressurised tank maybe?

menguin

3,636 posts

185 months

Thursday 4th March
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https://youtu.be/ODY6JWzS8WU

From 11:40 that is just spectacular stuff. The sound, the glint as it manoeuvres from horizontal to vertical. What a spectacle! And the explosion, too of course.

MartG

17,604 posts

168 months

Thursday 4th March
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Gary29

3,273 posts

63 months

Thursday 4th March
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SN10 was spectacular, in every sense!

Falcon 9 due for lift off in 2 mins if anyone is interested:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5DzoKuhdNk

annodomini2

6,102 posts

215 months

Thursday 4th March
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eharding said:
14 said:
I wonder if the fuel that was being vented came into the hot engines which caused the fuel to ignite?
I thiink there are a lot of COPVs in the engine bay - £5 says there was a fire down there and some of them cooked off.


Edited by eharding on Wednesday 3rd March 23:58
My speculative guess would be, the landing skirt bent on a slightly hard landing ( it was leaning over), and either a COPV ruptured, or the methane tank ruptured.

garyhun

30,618 posts

192 months

Thursday 4th March
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Gary29 said:
SN10 was spectacular, in every sense!

Falcon 9 due for lift off in 2 mins if anyone is interested:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5DzoKuhdNk
77th successful landing of a booster. Impressive stiff.

Smiljan

8,759 posts

161 months

Thursday 4th March
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MartG said:
I watched it on the Everyday Astronaut youtube channel, he was live at the launch from a house a few miles away. He turned away from the action after landing for a bit to chat to the camera and didn't even see it blow up behind him.

8 and half hours of live stream and he missed it going boom rofl

https://youtu.be/_jWbqhP5eJI?t=30373

rxe

4,773 posts

67 months

Thursday 4th March
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This is awesome. I find it depressing that when you look at all the news channels, this is relegated to a bit of text at the bottom - while Harry and Meghan dullness is number 1. Should be the other way round...