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Posted: 05/31/20 03:19pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Still no news on why it exploded a couple of days ago...




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Successfully docked with the space station today. First for USA in many years.


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Posted: 05/31/20 03:59pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

BenK wrote:

Still no news on why it exploded a couple of days ago...




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Hmm. Might be some confusion here. The explosion was the starship test vehicle as I recall. Nothing to do with the commercial space program and the dragon capsule.

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Congrats SpaceX

https://www.teslarati.com/spacex-nasa-make-history-ahead-of-schedule/

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This manned. spacecraft, new milestone for SpaceX.

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Reisender wrote:

BenK wrote:

Still no news on why it exploded a couple of days ago...




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By Jennifer Leman,May ........SpaceX's Starship Prototype Just Blew Up


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Hmm. Might be some confusion here. The explosion was the starship test vehicle as I recall. Nothing to do with the commercial space program and the dragon capsule.


Which had nothing to do with a Semi or tow vehicle other than Elon is part of it. So his test rocket explosion did exist.


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Dadoffourgirls wrote:

Reisender wrote:

BenK wrote:

Still no news on why it exploded a couple of days ago...




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By Jennifer Leman,May ........SpaceX's Starship Prototype Just Blew Up


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Hmm. Might be some confusion here. The explosion was the starship test vehicle as I recall. Nothing to do with the commercial space program and the dragon capsule.


Which had nothing to do with a Semi or tow vehicle other than Elon is part of it. So his test rocket explosion did exist.


Yes. The confusion was that the rocket that blew up was a falcon 9 like that used to put the dragon space capsule in LEO. The rocket that blew up was an SN4 Test rocket that will be used for the starship program. Different programs, different hardware.

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I wonder how much NOx, PM, and CO these RP-1 (kerosene/diesel) rockets put in the air and why Elon does not spend the extra money on the hydrogen rockets NASA uses since they put out hardly any pollution.

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ShinerBock wrote:

I wonder how much NOx, PM, and CO these RP-1 (kerosene/diesel) rockets put in the air and why Elon does not spend the extra money on the hydrogen rockets NASA uses since they put out hardly any pollution.


A couple months ago I ran across a SpaceX forum where one could pose questions and get answers from some of the engineers. It was mostly over my head so I didn’t flag it but one could probably get answers there. It would be interesting to see a comparison to see a comparison between a falcon flight and a regular air liner flight for pollution output as well. Rocket flights are pretty short but a much bigger boom.

Also curious why they land the falcon on a barge instead of land. My guess is trajectory.

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I also wonder why Elon lobbied against emissions limits on commercial rockets if he was so worried about the environment? These lobbying efforts essentially kept emissions regulation out of the U.S. Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act of 2015. Maybe because having these limits would have cost him a lot more money because it would have required him to use the costlier hydrogen rockets.

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