Discussion in 'General' started by Chasbro, Sep 28, 2019.

  1. Mechdziner714

    Mechdziner714 More Gas Less Brakes

    She's up!!
  2. ljuice26

    ljuice26 Well-Known Member

    I hope they stick the landing this time. Lets go......
  3. COOP 1

    COOP 1 Well-Known Member

  4. motion


    2nd Raptor didn't fire before landing. Spectacular!
  5. 2blueYam

    2blueYam Track Day Addict

    Lack of the 2nd engine ignition, over-rotated the landing and coming down at a 35 degree angle instead of 90.
    Boom! Spectacular!
  6. PistolPete

    PistolPete Gone sailing...

    Ooops! Still pretty cool...
  7. mpusch

    mpusch Well-Known Member

    Got a little bit explodey there at the end! Would have loved to see them stick it this time, but as they say...more data!
  8. Mechdziner714

    Mechdziner714 More Gas Less Brakes

    Big chunk flew off right when the 2nd engine fired. Probably wasnt safety wired....
  9. HPPT

    HPPT !!!

    JB Weld dat shit!
  10. motion


    A nice view of the flight:

    I'm amazed that it takes 4:00 to get to 10kms altitude... is this thing powered by Ninja 250 engines?
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  11. rwdfun


    Can't tell if joking but after SN8 SpaceX gave more info about the flight and it appeared they tried to duplicate with this one.

    They don't fire all 3 motors at full power to reduce stresses. They shut down motors one at a time as fuel burns to keep vertical speed slow and steady. If they wanted, they could fire them all at 100% but it would move pretty quickly and probably not survive the stresses.

    If you flipped the videos and told me SN8 was the 2nd test and SN9 was the first I would say they are making progress. It really looked like the motors didn't survive the accent as well this time. There was more smoke and material being discarded on the way down even before the re-light causing the reorient to vertical to look much less controlled than last time. Both times they had motor re-light issues but SN8 seemed to still better controlled. Not sure if it's related but the onboard vids stopped mid-flight (at least live streaming). Hoping they were still recording a good signal and SpaceX can use them to see what exactly was happening to the motors.
  12. mpusch

    mpusch Well-Known Member

    Tracking for take 3 on the 10km attempt today.
  13. mpusch

    mpusch Well-Known Member

    About 15 minutes away, give or take of course...
  14. rice r0cket

    rice r0cket Well-Known Member

  15. scottn

    scottn Well-Known Member

    Stalled it
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  16. A. Barrister

    A. Barrister Well-Known Member

    Looks like they may be able to try again today. About 2 hours +/- .
  17. Jed

    Jed mellifluous

  18. opinion914

    opinion914 Well-Known Member

    10 min barring any issues.
  19. COOP 1

    COOP 1 Well-Known Member

  20. Jed

    Jed mellifluous

    Hopefully it stays upright. That was badass.

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