Author Topic: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-16 (Dragon SpX-16) : December 5, 2018 - DISCUSSION  (Read 216979 times)

Offline Halidon

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uh oh, losing stage 1

Offline ellindsey

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Some pretty wild gyrations there.  I don't think they're getting this Stage 1 back.

Offline Prettz

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Holy moley, what happened? Looked like the grid fins weren't moving

Offline Tass

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Made a "water landing"

Offline jak Kennedy

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In the drink

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But why cut the feed? :)

Offline matthewkantar

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In one piece?

Offline Norm38

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Crazy, that's the first failed landing since June of 2016.

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how does a stage recover from such gyrations even?

suppose one control surface failed, and then the system recognized and adapted and .. still... the starting conditions were insane...
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bet theres gonna be some good footage of that
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Offline OnWithTheShow

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Am I the only one envisioning this....

Offline matthewkantar

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Will be lots of video of the crash, stage was very close to the Cape. Cheering was because the stage didn't take out anything on land.

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That didn't look like ice that came off during descent.  It looked like some kind of seal was lost from a grid fin.

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Never saw the fins move once deployed.

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I noticed on this and the previous flight that the N2 thrusters seem more active after the grid fins come out than on previous flights.  I wonder if this is related to the "water landing" (AKA, kaboom).

Whether SpaceX chooses to release it or not there should be plenty of video coming out.
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In a way a failure is good, something to improve upon... 🤔

Offline rower2000

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Holy moley, what happened? Looked like the grid fins weren't moving
Stuck fin or stuck thruster? Looked like the fins did nothing for one or two seconds, and then wild and intense corrections...

But leave it to SpaceX. They did not have a crash, but a water landing, so with that wording I suppose it was soft and upright. If that's true, I'm amazed they could pull it out of that roll...

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I thought the grid fins were working pretty hard.

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But why cut the feed? :)
But why cut the feed? :)

Am sure the 1st stage went out of control and crashed. Space X does not share bad news
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