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« Last Edit: 08/09/2012 06:15 PM by Chris Bergin »
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Re: Morpheus Lander Testing at JSC and KSC - Update Thread
« Reply #1 on: 05/04/2011 08:21 PM »
Cool, thanks for the heads up.
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Re: Morpheus Lander Testing at JSC and KSC - Update Thread
« Reply #2 on: 05/04/2011 09:25 PM »
looks ready...
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Good catch. They really should pimp these things better, as it's easy to miss a test.

This one is about 10 minutes away, however.

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Vented a bit, then nothing, so assume that's not worked to plan.

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Fired just then. Seemed very unstable for the latter part.

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Re: Morpheus Lander Testing at JSC and KSC - Update Thread
« Reply #6 on: 05/04/2011 09:57 PM »
Darn, missed the firing, but there's a *load* of grassfire smoke there now.

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Re: Morpheus Lander Testing at JSC and KSC - Update Thread
« Reply #7 on: 05/04/2011 10:16 PM »
Ground support team moved back in. Control looks pleased so far...
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Re: Morpheus Lander Testing at JSC and KSC - Update Thread
« Reply #8 on: 05/04/2011 10:26 PM »
Follow @MorpheusLander on Twitter.
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Re: Morpheus Lander Testing at JSC and KSC - Update Thread
« Reply #9 on: 05/05/2011 12:03 AM »
Found a nice video on YouTube.

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Re: Morpheus Lander Testing at JSC and KSC - Update Thread
« Reply #10 on: 05/05/2011 12:15 AM »
Found a nice video on YouTube.



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Re: Morpheus Lander Testing at JSC and KSC - Update Thread
« Reply #11 on: 05/05/2011 04:36 AM »
This is today's flight.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_5nFTOiUt0&feature=feedu

They are demonstrating iterative development.  Possible with more stages than they intended.  They have got engine start and takeoff to work.  Next they are probably going to have to learn how to hover.

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Re: Morpheus Lander Testing at JSC and KSC - Update Thread
« Reply #12 on: 05/05/2011 09:45 PM »
This is today's flight.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_5nFTOiUt0&feature=feedu

They are demonstrating iterative development.  Possible with more stages than they intended.  They have got engine start and takeoff to work.  Next they are probably going to have to learn how to hover.
Ha, maybe they need to talk to the "old smart guys" from Grumman...:)
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Re: Morpheus Lander Testing at JSC and KSC - Update Thread
« Reply #13 on: 06/02/2011 01:47 AM »
heh, apparently today's test caused an uncontrolled grass fire.

http://www.click2houston.com/news/28098870/detail.html

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Re: Morpheus Lander Testing at JSC and KSC - Update Thread
« Reply #14 on: 06/02/2011 02:02 AM »
heh, apparently today's test caused an uncontrolled grass fire.

http://www.click2houston.com/news/28098870/detail.html

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"Uncontrolled" may not be the right word for it.  Building were not evacuated.  Traffic was onsite or offsite was not impacted.  Fire departements were on standby, after all we have not had any rain for a while, and since, after all there were rockets that were going to be fired in the in middle of a very dry pasture. 
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