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SpaceX booster had an issue on approach- lands in sea

Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:47 pm

SpaceX boosters had an issue on approach- lands in sea


Interesting:

“#Falcon9s always target just offshore for exactly the reason we saw today. The last part of the landing burn adjusts their landing point to the ground pads. This worked exactly as designed. Ditch if they can’t make it. Protect the pads.”

https://twitter.com/ChrisG_NSF/status/1 ... 3555178496
 
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Re: SpaceX booster had an issue on approach- lands in sea

Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:48 pm

Video of wet landing:

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/107 ... 00/video/1

The engines stabilized the spin. :o

Not bad, all things considered.
 
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Re: SpaceX booster had an issue on approach- lands in sea

Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:46 pm

From Elon Musk:

"Grid fin hydraulic pump stalled, so Falcon landed just out to sea. Appears to be undamaged & is transmitting data. Recovery ship dispatched."

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1070386062164283392


"Pump is single string. Some landing systems are not redundant, as landing is considered ground safety critical, but not mission critical. Given this event, we will likely add a backup pump & lines."

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1070388894875545600
 
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Re: SpaceX booster had an issue on approach- lands in sea

Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:57 pm

We went over to watch the launch. Quite a beautiful day. I was watching the YouTube stream and when they cut the video, I heard the sonic booms and feared the worst.
All-in-all, nice to see the precautions work the way they are supposed to.
 
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Re: SpaceX booster had an issue on approach- lands in sea

Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:40 pm

SpaceX puzzled by how the booster killed its roll and stabilized itself:

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Re: SpaceX booster had an issue on approach- lands in sea

Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:29 am

Hmmm, second thread for the same booster landing when we already had a perfectly good Space thread? Just sayin'.
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Re: SpaceX booster had an issue on approach- lands in sea

Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:39 am

Who isn't following Ole' Musky on Twitter, anyway?
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Re: SpaceX booster had an issue on approach- lands in sea

Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:56 am

farmpuma wrote:
Hmmm, second thread for the same booster landing when we already had a perfectly good Space thread? Just sayin'.

My previous thread was for a different booster.
 
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Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:57 am

Chrispy_ wrote:
Who isn't following Ole' Musky on Twitter, anyway?

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Re: SpaceX booster had an issue on approach- lands in sea

Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:27 am

Off-course, they still love it.

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