Nightfury

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  1. Nightfury

    SpaceX Discussion Thread

    Depends on how much fuel is left. If there is like nothing, it makes a short hop and then burns out. If there is to much, well, going to water I guess
  2. Nightfury

    SpaceX Discussion Thread

    Pretty good programming with adaptability(?)
  3. Nightfury

    SpaceX Discussion Thread

    Hm, would the S1 have managed the transition from a water trajectory to the one to the pad if it spins? Can the engines counteract it effectivly ? Single Engine burn, so no roll control
  4. Nightfury

    SpaceX Discussion Thread

    And it looked like the problem was only regarding landing phase, so it may be not even a problem for normal launches
  5. Nightfury

    SpaceX Discussion Thread

    Well "normal" landing , just not in the right spot
  6. Nightfury

    SpaceX Discussion Thread

    The "ring" or whatever
  7. Nightfury

    SpaceX Discussion Thread

    After a second look on the video of stage 1, the two grid fins in view tried to correct the roll the right way. Question is now: what did the other two fins that time and why has the S1 started rolling at all? Could it be because of strong winds?
  8. Nightfury

    SpaceX Discussion Thread

    oh man, I could feel the wobble of the first stage from my ksp "landings" I think the stage 1 decided it couldn't make it safely to land and went into water for safety of ground builds
  9. Nightfury

    SpaceX Discussion Thread

    Lets look if the clouds like me today, maybe I can get pictures of the burn
  10. Nightfury

    SpaceX Discussion Thread

    They have no coverage of downlink of the second stage over the ocean, so no video
  11. Nightfury

    SpaceX Discussion Thread

    oh man , what a beautiful landing
  12. Nightfury

    Russian Launch and Mission Thread

    In the last few seconds of the video, is the second stage (the middle booster) tipping to the left? Does not look good (play at 0.25x speed)
  13. Nightfury

    2mm hole in ISS

    Small question: Is there even a way of drilling a hole in Space (on the ISS)? I know they have "screwdrivers" for EVA's, but is there a suitable drill head for that ?
  14. Nightfury

    SpaceX Discussion Thread

    There are structural enhancements in the FH core, which make it possible to handle the boosters. These are adding weight to the core and if you aren't flying a Falcon Heavy, you would just lose performance, payload mass and therefore money. So indirect yes