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How not to land an orbital rocket - Video
« on: 09/14/2017 07:35 AM »
FINALLY!  The first stage landing crash video we were promised!  ;D

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/908229340139323392
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Just posted a video https://www.instagram.com/p/BZA0s7EAmF1/

Edit:
https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/908254739825025025
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High res version at
« Last Edit: 09/14/2017 09:19 AM by Req »

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Re: How not to land an orbital rocket - Video
« Reply #1 on: 09/14/2017 09:10 AM »
« Last Edit: 09/14/2017 09:37 AM by Galactic Penguin SST »

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Re: How not to land an orbital rocket - Video
« Reply #2 on: 09/14/2017 09:11 AM »
The full version:

The footage of the Leaning Tower of Falcon is staggering!  :D

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Re: How not to land an orbital rocket - Video
« Reply #3 on: 09/14/2017 09:15 AM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvim4rsNHkQ&feature=youtu.be
I was just about to comment that we'd probably have to wait for non-Elon Hawthorne work hours. I guess this was important ;)


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Re: How not to land an orbital rocket - Video
« Reply #5 on: 09/14/2017 09:54 AM »
The footage of the Leaning Tower of Falcon is staggering!  :D

Yes it is amazing, also the footage of the Grasshopper failure.

Fantastic video and loved the Monty Python references :D

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Re: How not to land an orbital rocket - Video
« Reply #6 on: 09/14/2017 10:08 AM »
Yes it is amazing, also the footage of the Grasshopper failure.

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Yes - never realised how significantly it went out of parameters.

Interesting also to see how the FTS kills an F9: hopefully we won't see that again...

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Re: How not to land an orbital rocket - Video
« Reply #7 on: 09/14/2017 10:51 AM »
You really have to give credit to a company that not only owns their failures but makes entertainment out of them.

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Re: How not to land an orbital rocket - Video
« Reply #8 on: 09/14/2017 11:18 AM »
You really have to give credit to a company that not only owns their failures but makes entertainment out of them.

It was also a good idea to include the two successful land and sea landings. :)

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Re: How not to land an orbital rocket - Video
« Reply #9 on: 09/14/2017 11:36 AM »
Lot's of good stuff in this video.

I love the spinning COPV on deck of JRTI around the 1:01 mark (CRS-6 landing attempt).
« Last Edit: 09/14/2017 11:42 AM by woods170 »

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Re: How not to land an orbital rocket - Video
« Reply #10 on: 09/14/2017 11:49 AM »
The first time I saw this video, I was totally amazed at the brand-new camera footage of these failures.

Not that I prefer failures over successes, but I couldn't believe what I was seeing.
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Re: How not to land an orbital rocket - Video
« Reply #11 on: 09/14/2017 11:52 AM »
Seeing the Thaicom-8 booster moving around the deck like that... O.o
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Re: How not to land an orbital rocket - Video
« Reply #12 on: 09/14/2017 12:12 PM »
Seeing the Thaicom-8 booster moving around the deck like that... O.o

Speaking of that one, I can't remember what kind of radar glitch happened on the ship. Was it ever specified?
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Re: How not to land an orbital rocket - Video
« Reply #13 on: 09/14/2017 12:26 PM »
Can we set up a thread to identify each of these, along with a brief statement about what other footage we may/may not have?  There are a couple of ASDS landings I think we didn't previously have, and I'd be curious about lining up the snarky descriptions in this video against our best guesses about the mission before this.

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Re: How not to land an orbital rocket - Video
« Reply #14 on: 09/14/2017 12:45 PM »

Speaking of that one, I can't remember what kind of radar glitch happened on the ship. Was it ever specified?

I don't think it was ever specified but judging from the hard impact it was likely a spurious return from the altitude radar.

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Re: How not to land an orbital rocket - Video
« Reply #15 on: 09/14/2017 12:55 PM »
No, if I understand correctly, the radar glitch was in the rocket. One of the legs landed first, essentially spending all of the crush core and making the rocket unstable when landed. Thus, the movement of the drone ship (waves etc) on the return journey made the rocket move around, the same way a ladder does at a slope..



In the end, the rocket rested at the deck lip, and the retrieval team was able to come aboard and secure it after they made sure it stopped moving around.

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Re: How not to land an orbital rocket - Video
« Reply #16 on: 09/14/2017 01:40 PM »
NSF Video Recovery footage makes it in there too! ;D

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2014/06/recovering-falcon-9-ocean-landing-video-done/
Sadly, uncredited but still cool.

I think the dancing rocket on deck is my fave part of a vid that has a LOT to love...
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Re: How not to land an orbital rocket - Video
« Reply #17 on: 09/14/2017 01:48 PM »
Super-terrific SpaceX!

This kind of release gives the public an idea of the dogged determination this company has had to exhibit to achieve its goals.

Now, what about those Falcon 1 videos?   :)

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Re: How not to land an orbital rocket - Video
« Reply #18 on: 09/14/2017 01:54 PM »
Fantastic video and loved the Monty Python references :D
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Re: How not to land an orbital rocket - Video
« Reply #19 on: 09/14/2017 01:57 PM »
The new footage was awesome, but I wonder what happened to the on ship SES-9 video? Did it get Falcon Punched on the deck? The Bulgaria-sat landing would have been good to see as well as some oh--no-no-no-no-YESS material. Oh well.

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