Author Topic: NGIS OmegA (NGL) Rocket First Stage Test Fire May 30, 2019  (Read 21920 times)

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Iím going to the OmegA test today for NSF.com. Will be taking pics and video, writing an article too.
I'll even excitedly look forward to "flags and footprints" and suborbital missions. Just fly...somewhere.

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T-36 min to test
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Offline Bubbinski

Theyíve inserted the launch key, evacuated the crew to building T22, itís getting real
I'll even excitedly look forward to "flags and footprints" and suborbital missions. Just fly...somewhere.

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T-9 min hold for final system checks
I'll even excitedly look forward to "flags and footprints" and suborbital missions. Just fly...somewhere.

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T-9 min and COUNTING!
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Re: NGIS OmegA (NGL) Rocket First Stage Test Fire May 30, 2019
« Reply #10 on: 05/30/2019 07:08 pm »
Nozzle broke apart at T+120 s?
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Re: NGIS OmegA (NGL) Rocket First Stage Test Fire May 30, 2019
« Reply #11 on: 05/30/2019 07:08 pm »
The nozzle shattered at the end??  :o

EDIT: Looked like a normal length burn, but that did NOT look nominal at the end.
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Re: NGIS OmegA (NGL) Rocket First Stage Test Fire May 30, 2019
« Reply #14 on: 05/30/2019 07:09 pm »
Nozzle failure? Quick signoff?

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Re: NGIS OmegA (NGL) Rocket First Stage Test Fire May 30, 2019
« Reply #15 on: 05/30/2019 07:12 pm »
Nozzle broke apart at T+120 s?

Just before T+120 call out. So, at about T+118.

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Re: NGIS OmegA (NGL) Rocket First Stage Test Fire May 30, 2019
« Reply #16 on: 05/30/2019 07:14 pm »
Seemed that there was a Nozzle RUD at approximately 1:19 into the test firing.

Then instead of a replay, they signed off. 


« Last Edit: 05/30/2019 07:15 pm by Sotar »
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Re: NGIS OmegA (NGL) Rocket First Stage Test Fire May 30, 2019
« Reply #17 on: 05/30/2019 07:14 pm »
Here are the screncaps of the anomaly I managed to get

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Could have been a lot worse. All seems to be a nozzle RIP.
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Re: NGIS OmegA (NGL) Rocket First Stage Test Fire May 30, 2019
« Reply #19 on: 05/30/2019 07:17 pm »
Seemed like they were doing a lot of gimballing throughout the test (a lot more than would be expected in flight), I wonder if that had anything to do with it?

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