X Space | Falcon Heavy Launch 2018

  • katma 18 Şub 2018
  • SpaceX CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter Monday (Feb. 12) to share some new details on last week's Falcon Heavy test flight, including why the massive rocket's core booster crashed. SpaceX is also building a new drone ship for rocket landings at sea, he added.
    When SpaceX's Falcon Heavy blasted off last Tuesday (Feb. 6) from NASA's Kennedy Space Center Pad 39A in Florida, the rocket's three first-stage boosters were expected to return to Earth and land much like the company's Falcon 9 rocket stages. The Falcon Heavy's two side boosters landed successfully (and simultaneously) on twin pads at the nearby Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, but the center core crashed and burned.
    That core booster, which was expected to land offshore on SpaceX's drone ship "Of Course I Still Love You," crashed when two of three engines did not fire during a final landing burn, Musk told reporters after the launch. The booster missed the landing ship by about 328 feet (100 meters) and hit the water at 300 mph (484 km/h), damaging thrusters on the nearby droneship, Musk has said.
    On Monday, we learned a bit more in Musk's Twitter posts. The two engines did not fire because they ran out of ignition fluid, Musk said.
    "Not enough ignition fluid to light the outer two engines after several three engine relights," Musk wrote. "Fix is pretty obvious."
    That suggests a fix might involve simply adding more ignition fluid, though Musk did not elaborate.
    Musk did share one tantalizing tidbit about future Falcon Heavy booster landings: SpaceX is building a third drone ship for offshore rocket landings.
    Its name? "A Shortfall of Gravitas."
    The ship appears to be named in honor of the fictional spaceship "Experiencing A Significant Gravitas Shortfall" in the science fiction books "Look to Windward" and "Matter" by the late author Iain M. Banks. SpaceX's other two drone ships -"Of Course I Still Love You" and "Just Read The Instructions" - are also named for ships mentioned in Banks' Culture novels.
    "A Shortfall of Gravitas" is under construction now and will join "Of Course I Still Love You" in Florida to support offshore landings of Falcon Heavy side boosters, Musk wrote. "Just Read The Instructions" is used for Falcon 9 landings after launches from SpaceX's pad at California's Vandenberg Air Force Base.
    SpaceX has also built another ship with giant metal arms to catch the protective payload fairings (or nose cone halves) on its rockets before they fall into the sea. You can see a picture of it here. Musk has said in the past that SpaceX's fairings cost about $5 million, so catching them for reuse could be a significant savings.
    "It's like a giant catcher's mitt, in boat form," Musk told reporters after the Falcon Heavy launch. SpaceX could try to capture a falling Falcon rocket fairing sometime this year, he added.
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  • Aiden Chantha
    Aiden Chantha 2 aylar önce

    You are copying SpaceX video

  • javlanoub
    javlanoub 9 aylar önce

    32:30 nice feminine voice you've got there, buddy

  • Kasey Templeton
    Kasey Templeton 9 aylar önce

    So much for you flat earth Idiots and it makes you wonder did NASA give full discloser on Aliens on mars because they will be pissed

    • Ky Ly
      Ky Ly 2 aylar önce

      lol why are you so mad at them?

  • Billy Zig
    Billy Zig 9 aylar önce

    Stop being a Musketeer

    • Manu124
      Manu124 7 aylar önce

      Billy Zig No

  • Billy Zig
    Billy Zig 9 aylar önce

    Look up Jeranism on TRclips. He rips this apart. Wakey, wakey... hands off snakey

    • SsoulBlade
      SsoulBlade 9 aylar önce +1

      There is nothing he *proves* or provides irrefutable evidence for.
      He asks a bunch of questions or asks, "what's this".
      Post his best argument here. Give the timeline in video too. I am watching "The TRUTH About The SpaceX Falcon Heavy"
      Wakey, wakey... hands off snakey

  • Billy Zig
    Billy Zig 9 aylar önce

    What a load of bollocks. Get out of your basement and get your hand of it little boy!

  • Debbie S
    Debbie S 9 aylar önce

    RUSSIA sending a tow truck next month

  • Radical Emil
    Radical Emil 9 aylar önce +1

    Me gusta mucho

  • Prod. by MiB
    Prod. by MiB 9 aylar önce

    Did anybody question if aliens have a player for that little disc?

  • H Riebeek
    H Riebeek 9 aylar önce +2

    Sorry one of the worst reports i have ever seen / heard. Please get your PR act together. Hear this for some sound. trclips.com/video/ImoQqNyRL8Y/video.html .