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07-04-2019 11:55 AM
hhuey5 The only bad thing about the Abort 2 Test ; they didnt have the parachute system as part of the test
Its like being reminded of Challenger Accident ; the cabin hitting the ocean killing the crew
so having Abort 2 Test demonstrating Capsule Terminal Velocity is in poor taste ;
simulating parachute malfunction => Collecting the data
I wonder if they had simulated crew on board?

SpaceX exploding capsule spares the Orion capsule failure to truly save the crew

still waiting for the other two to pass their abort tests
07-04-2019 03:02 AM
Gilles3000
Quote: Originally Posted by hhuey5 View Post
SLS stuck the abort 2 ; spacex must prove they can do it
its like both sides are flip sides of each other
just hope SLS can stick their ISS automation???
Just FYI, SLS didn't stick anything, the Orion capsule mock-up for the abort test was launched on a Peacekeeper ICBM booster.

The Orion capsule has also been in development way longer than either SpaceX's Dragon 2 or Boeings Starliner, its a capsule with entirely different goals and not a competitor to the Dragon 2 nor the Starliner.

And the actual SLS hardware isn't even close to ready for launch testing yet.

Quote: Originally Posted by JackCY View Post
Yes yes more spy satellite junk floating around XD That's what we need. Great job.
Hurr hurr, there wasn't even a spy satellite on board this time, there wouldn't even be room for a "hidden secret payload" if that's what you think, spy satellites are massive and require almost the entire fairing to themselves.

What was launched was a massive amount of scientific satellites ranging from interesting to extremely important.
07-03-2019 08:25 PM
JackCY Yes yes more spy satellite junk floating around XD That's what we need. Great job.
07-03-2019 07:12 PM
hhuey5 its was great launch with nice little surprises compared to regular single engine launches
SLS stuck the abort 2 ; spacex must prove they can do it
its like both sides are flip sides of each other
just hope SLS can stick their ISS automation???
07-03-2019 12:50 AM
ltpdttcdft Fist night launch. STP-2 for the Air Force with a variety of satellites from several agencies.
04-19-2019 01:09 PM
Penryn
Quote: Originally Posted by Kelwing View Post
So it looks like the center only fell over and not into the ocean. It has returned to port.

https://www.orlandosentinel.com/spac...story,amp.html
Last I read it was being inspected for salt water damage to ensure that it would be reusable.
04-19-2019 05:29 AM
Kelwing So it looks like the center only fell over and not into the ocean. It has returned to port.

https://www.orlandosentinel.com/spac...story,amp.html
04-18-2019 01:38 PM
ltpdttcdft Well previously when something exploded it turned out the satellite was insured but the rocket wasn't.
https://www.insurancejournal.com/new.../02/425358.htm
04-18-2019 11:40 AM
bigjdubb I wasn't being serious about the insurance thing. I'm sure there is tons of insurance involved in the program, but I doubt any of it would cover losing the rocket in the ocean because it wasn't secured.
04-17-2019 04:45 PM
skupples actually... I'm guessing whoever insures items of that cost will do some minor investigation... If anyone insures it? Which I'd assume they do since insurance is just fancy gambling.

"sure we'll insure your billion dollar rocket"
(firm thinks to self of all the amazing investment capital)
Elon - Hey guys... that rocket? It's somewhere between continental shelf, & the mid atlantic ridge!

firm - moves to Costa Rica.
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