Discussion in 'General' started by flyboy, Dec 21, 2015.
That was cool!
Would have been interesting to see the dynamic of having so many cube sat deployments. Understand why we can't, but quite a smorgasbord going on there.
Well...it's been a while since we've seen one of those.
Three posts in a row, I know...
But this "failure" turned out to be way more impressive than it initially looked. Hydraulics for the grid fins (or at least one of them...) apparently failed and caused the spin that was visible on the stream. Spacex cut the feed before it hit the water though. In the end the engines were able to stabilize the booster before it hit the water, and softly landed. Booster still in tact and they're sending out ships to recover it.
Onboard video of the landing is on Elon's twitter. Pretty amazing.
I was disappointed they cut the feed when it destabilised
Listening to the employees alternate between cheering and sighing was pretty hilarious and confusing without any visual information.
Dang. They really are moving fast.
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