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Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - UPDATES
« Reply #340 on: 07/20/2015 07:29 pm »
Jeff Foust ‏@jeff_foust  ∑ 5s5 seconds ago 
Musk: not going to move strut work in-house, but will move to a different design likely from a different supplier.

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Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - UPDATES
« Reply #341 on: 07/20/2015 07:31 pm »
Jeff Foust ‏@jeff_foust  ∑ 7s7 seconds ago 
Musk: able to replicate by taking 1000s of these struts and testing; a few failed well below rated level.

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Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - UPDATES
« Reply #342 on: 07/20/2015 07:34 pm »
Jeff Foust ‏@jeff_foust  ∑ 8s8 seconds ago 
Musk: donít think we need to add more struts, just test them individually.

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Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - UPDATES
« Reply #343 on: 07/20/2015 07:35 pm »
Peter B. de Selding ‏@pbdes
Musk: this strut was designed to handle 10,000 lbs of load, failed at 2,000 lbs. But I dont want to sound definitive at this stage.

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Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - UPDATES
« Reply #344 on: 07/20/2015 07:37 pm »
Parabolicarc.com ‏@spacecom  45s46 seconds ago
Musk: several reasons they don't think helium tank burst. Acoustic triangulation via accelerometers on upper stage.

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Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - UPDATES
« Reply #345 on: 07/20/2015 07:38 pm »
Parabolicarc.com ‏@spacecom  1m1 minute ago
Acoustic triangulation points to the strut as being the failure. If crack in helium bottle liner, would have been a more continuous release.

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Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - UPDATES
« Reply #346 on: 07/20/2015 07:38 pm »
Jeff Foust ‏@jeff_foust  ∑ 14s14 seconds ago 
Musk: briefed customers last week, they agree with our conclusions so far.

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Same Strut on both stages.

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Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - UPDATES
« Reply #348 on: 07/20/2015 07:40 pm »
Chris: did somebody asked if SX  succeed to locate/salvage the CRS-7 Dragon ??

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Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - UPDATES
« Reply #349 on: 07/20/2015 07:40 pm »
Parabolicarc.com ‏@spacecom  ∑ 9s9 seconds ago 
Musk: same strut on upper and lower stages. Will be replacing them in both.

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Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - UPDATES
« Reply #350 on: 07/20/2015 07:41 pm »
Chris: did somebody asked if SX  succeed to locate/salvage the CRS-7 Dragon ??

They found some pieces of it.

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Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - UPDATES
« Reply #351 on: 07/20/2015 07:41 pm »
Peter B. de Selding ‏@pbdes
Musk: ITAR tech-export regs limit our disclosures to non-US customers. All customers supportive so far. Musk says he appreciates that.

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Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - UPDATES
« Reply #352 on: 07/20/2015 07:42 pm »
Jeff Foust ‏@jeff_foust  ∑ 5s5 seconds ago 
Musk: most SpaceX employees have only seen successful launches. Thus, you donít fear failure quite as much.

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Elon tells SpaceXers to call his cell phone if they are unsure of any hardware element.

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Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - UPDATES
« Reply #354 on: 07/20/2015 07:45 pm »
Jeff Foust ‏@jeff_foust  ∑ 5s5 seconds ago 
Musk: likely to change the bulk of the material in support struts to Inconel, but no final decision on that yet,

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Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - UPDATES
« Reply #355 on: 07/20/2015 07:48 pm »
Parabolicarc.com ‏@spacecom  ∑ 21s21 seconds ago 
At first didn't think it was strut, tested a bunch of them and none failed at level in flight. Failed at 6000 lbs of thrust, not 2,000 lbs.

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Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - UPDATES
« Reply #357 on: 07/20/2015 07:49 pm »
Jeff Foust ‏@jeff_foust  ∑ 15s15 seconds ago 
Musk: examination of strut that failed in ground tests showed problems in the grain structure in the steel.

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SpaceX don't insure their launches.

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Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - UPDATES
« Reply #359 on: 07/20/2015 07:50 pm »
TWC Space Weather ‏@twcspacewx  ∑ 3m3 minutes ago 
Musk: The first Dragon v2 flights will be without crew, so they will carry cargo.

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