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Space and Science BS Thread

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Monster Coma, Oct 29, 2013.

  1. Nov 19, 2023 at 12:29 PM
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    The stills are slowly coming out. Hope for some on board clips soon:
    https://x.com/spacex/status/1726386449170501783?s=46
    IMG_6602.jpg IMG_6601.jpg IMG_6600.jpg IMG_6599.jpg

    As compared w the first flight, I was amazed at how healthy these engines looked up through stage separation. And the booster boost back…was.. athletic :D
     
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    Given the mix of Raptors I thought there would be more issues. Was there a high altitude chase plane for this mission? Does the booster have header tanks and if so would an increase in percentage size solve this issue. At boost back they would be full and at decel and landing burns the tanks fully settled. If not maybe some baffles with Tesla valves would be enough to prevent too much propellant from sloshing around. No moving parts. The fuels drain through readily in one direction but tends to stay at the bottoms of the tanks during decel/flip. Whatever amount does get by just drains back into ready supply with no effect on pressurization.
     
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    Yes, the NASA WB-57.
     
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    I wonder was able to stay close enough to gather additional data from both stages. It would be interesting to see the flight paths of all 3 superimposed.
     
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    Their main drive is making humanity interplanetary. Starlink is just paying the way.
    I wonder if that is because Dreamchaser is complete and they don't need that much labor anymore?
    I hope, by now, that you know that wasn't the official SpaceX stream. I see those all the time and they are always a replay and a crypto promo. You can always watch NASASpaceflight, Lab Padre, Everyday Astronaut, etc.
     
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    Yea, I figured that out.. Got duped.
     
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    If so, it kinda dashes the hopes for a fleet and manned versions….
     
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    Maybe not. It could be a measure to stay in the black until Vulcan actually launches their bird which could be in a few months or several depending on the outcome of the first launch. Validation of that flight might be the key to ramping up.
     
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    One of the early replays I saw, I was wondering if it was a whispy stratus cloud or the WB-57 contrail. Couldn't make it be either. Later replays could see it distinctly turn towards rocket's trajectory immediately after ignition. Cannot wait for that data/footage!
     
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    Unfortunate birds?

    Kinda related- the acoustic waves through the plume is crazy
     
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