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  • RaceBoarder
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    Originally posted by MarkEagleUSA View Post
    RUD: Rapid Unscheduled Disassembly

    Gotta love spaceflight acronyms!
    How Rude! =)

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  • MichVandal
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    Originally posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    Jesus

    https://twitter.com/intrepidpursuit/...198131715?s=20

    I noticed before lift off that there were no trenches and it was just on a concrete pad, which seemed... not optimal. There's a reason NASA flooded the pits and diverted the thrust. I also noticed debris being kicked up almost the entire height of the rocket and a couple of explosions on the video.

    I don't understand why they didn't put this on something more thought out than a really expensive turkey fryer stand.

    LMAO, holy ****. Watch at 45:00 on this video. You can see the launch pad being pulverized and kicking concrete boulders up hundreds of feet (straight up!)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1wcilQ58hI

    Check out this one as well:
    https://twitter.com/SemrauDylan/stat...50806577164293
    I can't believe this didn't puncture any of the tanks out there causing an explosion. just an incredibly poor decision.

    And now there are reports of debris falling all over florida.
    https://twitter.com/pblodlr/status/1...218991617?s=20
    Again, the double standard for X and everyone else is astounding- ULAs launch caused some damage due to its power, and they got flack for it, but this is somehow ok???

    Makes me hate musk and his worshipers even more.

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  • MichVandal
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    Originally posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    So it turns out the interstage crumpled on launch. Was never going to separate. That's bad.
    Very bad, for that to happen, they either under estimated the upper stage mass and/or the power of the rockets. Both of which is not positive. Or perhaps overestimated the strength.

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  • MarkEagleUSA
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    RUD: Rapid Unscheduled Disassembly

    Gotta love spaceflight acronyms!

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  • dxmnkd316
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    So it turns out the interstage crumpled on launch. Was never going to separate. That's bad.

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  • dxmnkd316
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    Jesus

    https://twitter.com/intrepidpursuit/...198131715?s=20

    I noticed before lift off that there were no trenches and it was just on a concrete pad, which seemed... not optimal. There's a reason NASA flooded the pits and diverted the thrust. I also noticed debris being kicked up almost the entire height of the rocket and a couple of explosions on the video.

    I don't understand why they didn't put this on something more thought out than a really expensive turkey fryer stand.

    LMAO, holy ****. Watch at 45:00 on this video. You can see the launch pad being pulverized and kicking concrete boulders up hundreds of feet (straight up!)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1wcilQ58hI

    Check out this one as well:
    https://twitter.com/SemrauDylan/stat...50806577164293
    I can't believe this didn't puncture any of the tanks out there causing an explosion. just an incredibly poor decision.

    And now there are reports of debris falling all over florida.
    https://twitter.com/pblodlr/status/1...218991617?s=20
    Last edited by dxmnkd316; 04-20-2023, 12:12 PM.

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  • dxmnkd316
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    Originally posted by MichVandal View Post

    Just call it what it was- a successful failure. It didn’t complete the mission, but it did get some useful data. Done. Failed in a good way.
    On the other hand, I enjoy Elon's failures.

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  • MichVandal
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    Originally posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    "It was a success if it got off the ground"

    Uh....
    Just call it what it was- a successful failure. It didn’t complete the mission, but it did get some useful data. Done. Failed in a good way.

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  • dxmnkd316
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    "It was a success if it got off the ground"

    Uh....

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  • dxmnkd316
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    So uh, was that supposed to just get off the ground? That went about as well as my first mechjeb-less flight

    Edit: LMAO the broadcasters are super awkward. THis wasn't ideal. They are smiling with their mouths but not their faces. Yikes.
    Last edited by dxmnkd316; 04-20-2023, 10:33 AM.

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  • Kepler
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    A history of Starship tests. They are cleared for integration test Monday for the first time integrated with Super Heavy launch vehicle. Both components are reusable.

    Last edited by Kepler; 04-16-2023, 04:32 AM.

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  • ScoobyDoo
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    Originally posted by Russell Jaslow View Post

    So, one failed. Big deal. The whole purpose of privatization is more opportunities, some of which will fail. But in the end, there will still be more opportunities.
    I agree. However, it says volumes that one of the major players in the private arena would rather run a social media company.

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  • dxmnkd316
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    Originally posted by Russell Jaslow View Post

    So, one failed. Big deal. The whole purpose of privatization is more opportunities, some of which will fail. But in the end, there will still be more opportunities.
    I'm with you. This is one of the most expensive "hobbies" to have. There are still a dozen more each filling a different gap. Virgin's was a dumb design that didn't serve any market except rich as__sholes. SpaceX, even with all its warts, is one of maybe two that are filling an actual large payload market and doing it well.

    so what? We're entering a new era in space travel. The same as what happened in the 40s for air travel. (The difference is, we're not going to be flying to the sea of tranquility F4 regional in 60 years. The time horizons are significantly longer here.)

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  • Russell Jaslow
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    Originally posted by Kepler View Post
    How it started: "The Heinlein-like privatization of space exploration will lead us into a revolutionary period of expansion and scientific advance driven forward by visionary entrepreneurs that will rival the Age of Discovery!"

    How it's going.
    So, one failed. Big deal. The whole purpose of privatization is more opportunities, some of which will fail. But in the end, there will still be more opportunities.

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  • Kepler
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    How it started: "The Heinlein-like privatization of space exploration will lead us into a revolutionary period of expansion and scientific advance driven forward by visionary entrepreneurs that will rival the Age of Discovery!"

    How it's going.

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