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7 hours ago, Barzon Kerman said:

Since the cargo bay door does not encounter the extreme heat of reentry, could it be made of some sort of material that rolls up, to allow a cargo bay like in the diagram?
@sevenperforce?

Chomp, doors, or roll up -- the primary issue is going to be failure modes. They want it to work every time. Again and again.

6 hours ago, tater said:

I think so, because Goddard says they used the image with permission.

Full image:

4Kp1hPz.jpg

You can see the fine line for articulation on the winglets. I'm still curious how they will handle heating on those. Is it just me or is the "static" point off from a 120-degree tripoint?

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2 minutes ago, sevenperforce said:

Chomp, doors, or roll up -- the primary issue is going to be failure modes. They want it to work every time. Again and again.

You can see the fine line for articulation on the winglets. I'm still curious how they will handle heating on those. Is it just me or is the "static" point off from a 120-degree tripoint?

I think the bottom fins are likely folded in this render. The widest possible stance is desirable for landing.

 

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Looks like I may watch during or after dinner for me!

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39 minutes ago, sevenperforce said:

Is it just me or is the "static" point off from a 120-degree tripoint?

I think it is a distorted perspective, it’s definitely not an isometric drawing.

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Everything looks good so far!

 

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WOOOHOOO!

Peanuts are only a JPL thing, but I'm gonna go get some peanut butter because I don't have any peanuts.

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Argh... internet problems!

Stream buffers very often! Why now!?

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really hope it doesn't scrub now.

I've gone to the trouble of getting up in the middle of the night :sticktongue:

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4 minutes ago, Delay said:

Argh... internet problems!

Stream buffers very often! Why now!?

Me too. Could it be the 135,000+ viewers coming on at the same time?

They made the crew tower cooler.

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All three cores are back on the ground!

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That thing leaves the pad fast!

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That was FREAKING AMAZING!!! :D Go SpaceX! Second launch - full success!

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Woot!

 

 

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This is a good day, nay, a great day! FH with all 3 boosters recovered :D Can't wait for them all to be reused.

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