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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9/Dragon CRS SpX-1 MISSION GENERAL DISCUSSION
« Reply #1580 on: 03/05/2013 02:38 am »
If the jacket indeed failed as described above, then they can look at how pressure dropped in the chamber and figure out how wide (around the perimeter) the chunk was.

If it was on the nozzle, I wonder if it had enough reaction force to register as a disturbance on the gimbal.  If it did, then they can figure out how far down the nozzle it was. (from the torque)

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9/Dragon CRS SpX-1 MISSION GENERAL DISCUSSION
« Reply #1581 on: 03/05/2013 11:28 am »

If it was on the nozzle, I wonder if it had enough reaction force to register as a disturbance on the gimbal.  If it did, then they can figure out how far down the nozzle it was. (from the torque)
I read somewhere they used this in the investigation of the recent Centaur problems.  They knew the angle the engine had to point to keep the rocket going straight, which gives the side torque from the leak.

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9/Dragon CRS SpX-1 MISSION GENERAL DISCUSSION
« Reply #1582 on: 03/05/2013 11:28 pm »
If a piece is small enough, you can also use CT scanners... or so I know from a rather trustworthy source ;)
...which use X-Rays. ;)
Duh ;)
But a simple x-ray image is not as cool as a CT scan ;)

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9/Dragon CRS SpX-1 MISSION GENERAL DISCUSSION
« Reply #1583 on: 03/05/2013 11:32 pm »
If a piece is small enough, you can also use CT scanners... or so I know from a rather trustworthy source ;)
...which use X-Rays. ;)
Duh ;)
But a simple x-ray image is not as cool as a CT scan ;)

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9/Dragon CRS SpX-1 MISSION GENERAL DISCUSSION
« Reply #1584 on: 03/05/2013 11:42 pm »
Moar X-RAYS!
All fine with me as long as they are used in CT scanners. Good for the business ;)

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9/Dragon CRS SpX-1 MISSION GENERAL DISCUSSION
« Reply #1585 on: 06/17/2013 10:40 am »
This AvWeek blog post seems to have a few more bits of info on the engine failure.


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