I have made a slow motion video of the anomaly. Please tell me if I this is not fair use and I will remove it immediately.Of course we will have to wait for an official assessment but I would say that something has definitely happened and it is not just some clouds.
Do we have a good GNC door deploy yet?
"Falcon 9 detected an anomaly on one of the nine engines and shut it down," Musk wrote in an email to Spaceflight Now. "As designed, the flight computer then recomputed a new ascent profile in realtime to reach the target orbit, which is why the burn times were a bit longer."The first stage burned nearly 30 seconds longer than planned.
"Like the Saturn 5, which experienced engine loss on two flights, the Falcon 9 is designed to handle an engine flameout and still complete its mission," Musk said. "I believe Falcon 9 is the only rocket flying today that, like a modern airliner, is capable of completing a flight successfully even after losing an engine. There was no effect on Dragon or the space station resupply mission."
A company spokesperson said more details on the problem would be released Monday.
Shotwell: Orbcomm deploy successful.
Quote from: sdsds on 10/08/2012 02:13 amShotwell: Orbcomm deploy successful.Could be a problem. Standby. (NORAD now tracks 6 objects from the launch (probably Dragon + second stage + Orbcomm + 2x Dragon solarr array blankets + Dragon nose cover), all seems to be in a ~ 200 x 330 km orbit)