The Space Stuff thread

  1. elbmek's Avatar
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       #1161

    Barman58 said:
    Libration - Wikipedia Either that or I am on the ISS
    bring us back a stick o' rock
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  2. elbmek's Avatar
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       #1162

    LIVE: Starship SN10 Flight Test - YouTube



    Its gone cloudy so may not happen

    update: hold. new countdown. 1 1/2 hours as I type. Computer shut down engines when fired. MY son said the computer said stuff this, I am not landing like that again!!!

    T minus 9 mins at 23.05UTC
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  3. MisterEd's Avatar
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       #1163

    In 2023 (at the earliest) SpaceX will launch Starship on top of a Super Heavy Rocket on a mission around the moon and back. The mission called dearMoon will be financed by Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa. Maezawa has invited 8 people from the public to fly on the mission with him. These 8 people will be chosen from those who have pre-registered. Pre-registration is open until March 14.

    dearMoon
    dearMoon 8 crew members wanted!

    dearMoon pre-registration
    dearMoon 8 crew members wanted!

    Japanese billionaire seeks 8 crewmembers for moon-bound mission on SpaceX's Starship
    Japanese billionaire seeks 8 crewmembers for moon-bound mission on SpaceX's Starship | Space

    dearMoon project
    dearMoon project - Wikipedia
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       #1164

    T -00:10:00

    First abort was caused by a too conservative thrust limit.
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  5. elbmek's Avatar
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       #1165

    Flight was successful, landed properly and after 5 minutes sitting on the pad, toppled. The landing legs had NOT deployed and it sat in its ass with a slight lean over.
    The Space Stuff thread-sn10-2.png

    and when in flight

    The Space Stuff thread-sn10-1.png
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  6. elbmek's Avatar
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       #1166

    Anak said:
    T -00:10:00

    First abort was caused by a too conservative thrust limit.
    eg: a programmer had installed a TOO SAFE parameter, and the computer said sod that!
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  7. Anak's Avatar
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       #1167

    elbmek said:
    eg: a programmer had installed a TOO SAFE parameter, and the computer said sod that!


    Did you watch long enough to witness the methane leak explosion?
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  8. MisterEd's Avatar
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       #1168

    I was watching it live. It just sat there for more than five minutes when without warning rose vertically about 150 feet. It then keeled over and exploded with debris falling to the ground. The sequence they were in was called "Vehicle safing". Apparently that was unsuccessful.
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  9. elbmek's Avatar
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       #1169

    Anak said:


    Did you watch long enough to witness the methane leak explosion?
    yes. Was it definitely a methane leak, as Al Jazeera said that SpaceX did not know. What I thought happened, because of the tilt, some pressure on one side broke something.
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  10. Anak's Avatar
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    elbmek said:
    yes.
    Was it definitely a methane leak
    , as Al Jazeera said that SpaceX did not know. What I thought happened, because of the tilt, some pressure on one side broke something.
    No one knows for sure yet. I'm going by the chatter that was running on the NASASpaceflight YT channel yesterday.
    The linked version is severely edited and the one announcer talked about methane leaks for the 5minutes before the explosion but if you go to 10:39:00 of the video, seconds later sn10 explodes and at 10:39:10 one remarks "There's your methane explosion"

    I checked Musk's and a few other twitter feeds and no one has proffered a reason, maybe they do know but aren't ready to say. I'd agree the tilt had a big hand in the explosion.

    Related: Spaceflight Now
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