SpaceX

Discussion in 'General' started by flyboy, Dec 21, 2015.

  1. dobr24

    dobr24 Well-Known Member

    That was cool!
     
  2. mpusch

    mpusch Well-Known Member

    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.
     
  3. mpusch

    mpusch Well-Known Member

    Well...it's been a while since we've seen one of those.
     
  4. mpusch

    mpusch Well-Known Member

    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.
     
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  5. Ra.Ge. Raptor

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  6. mpusch

    mpusch Well-Known Member

    Listening to the employees alternate between cheering and sighing was pretty hilarious and confusing without any visual information.
     
  7. mpusch

    mpusch Well-Known Member

    Dang. They really are moving fast.
     

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