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1 minute ago, Xd the great said:

Next update: literally a dragon.

What kind? Eastern, Western hexapod, Western Wyveren, Wingless, or something based on the Dragon space capsule?

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10 minutes ago, Rakaydos said:

What kind? Eastern, Western hexapod, Western Wyveren, Wingless, or something based on the Dragon space capsule?

God know what Elon Dusk has in his brain...

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1 minute ago, Xd the great said:

God know what Elon Dusk has in his brain...

Considering he replied to a GoT clip showing a Western Wyvern...

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26 minutes ago, Rakaydos said:

Considering he replied to a GoT clip showing a Western Wyvern...

I do not think Starship will be sufficiently stable with only 2 legs...

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3 minutes ago, Terwin said:

I do not think Starship will be sufficiently stable with only 2 legs...

Clearly this calls for horizontal landing, then. :p

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1 hour ago, Rakaydos said:

What kind? Eastern, Western hexapod, Western Wyveren, Wingless, or something based on the Dragon space capsule?

Pernese. :confused:

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Just now, StrandedonEarth said:

Pernese. :confused:

Western hexapod, with teleportation?

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2 minutes ago, Rakaydos said:

Western hexapod, with teleportation?

Yup, and telepathy and, of course, fire-breathinbelching

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Just now, ThatGuyWithALongUsername said:

:(

 

What happened?

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1 minute ago, ThatGuyWithALongUsername said:

:(

 

Not yet confirmed, but...

;.;

1 minute ago, sh1pman said:

What happened?

Mother Nature. :(

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but unfortunately it can’t hold down the center core

Really? Why?

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Just now, sh1pman said:

Really? Why?

Attachments for the boosters get in the way, I’d imagine. They could probably didn’t bother modding Octograbber until they actually landed a core. 

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You’d think they’d go back to the MkI “chain it down”. Unless they couldn’t find a volunteer to go do it 

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and from low to high... :D

 

2 minutes ago, StrandedonEarth said:

You’d think they’d go back to the MkI “chain it down”. Unless they couldn’t find a volunteer to go do it 

I thought they welded straps over the legs? Maybe the sea and wind were just that high. :0.0:

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2 minutes ago, CatastrophicFailure said:

and from low to high... :D

Any official word on the central booster situation?

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4 minutes ago, sh1pman said:

Any official word on the central booster situation?

Nothing new that I’ve seen. Might not get confirmation til it shows up at port. 

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Posted (edited)
31 minutes ago, sh1pman said:

Any official word on the central booster situation?

Well, it WOULD explain the strange barge behavior that we saw earlier, possibly including the "destination: CLASSIFIED" thing.

 

UPDATE:

OFFICIAL CONFIRMATION in this Verge article: https://www.theverge.com/2019/4/15/18311945/spacex-falcon-heavy-center-core-drone-ship-rough-ocean

Edited by ThatGuyWithALongUsername

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Well, they lost it due to the inevitabilites of nature, not due to technical failure. Still a 100% success in my opinion.

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20 minutes ago, Delay said:

Well, they lost it due to the inevitabilites of nature, not due to technical failure. Still a 100% success in my opinion.

Well it is a failure for their reusability goals. I think this was the furthest downrange recovery they have attempted, which means more travel time on the open seas, which are not known to be forgiving to the ambitions of humans. 

Another reason for a system that always does RTLS in my opinion.

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22 minutes ago, Nightside said:

Another reason for a system that always does RTLS in my opinion.

Wouldn't that turn FH completely redundant? The only reason they are using their ASDS in the first place is because they want to use their first stage to the full potential, which means that returning the center core to Cape is - as mentioned in the webcasts - no longer an option.

Sure, Super Heavy will do it, but that'll still take a few years.

Edited by Delay
Super Heavy is designed to always perform RTLS

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1 minute ago, Delay said:

Wouldn't that turn FH completely redundant? The only reason they are using their ASDS in the first place is because they want to use their first stage to the full potential, which means that returning the center core to Cape is - as mentioned in the webcasts - no longer an option.

Sure, Super Heavy could probably do it, but that'll still take a few years.

You kinda answered your own question... Super Heavy could do it, AND will make FH completely redundant.

In fact, they probably WILL do that with SH- but if their P2P plans are still around, the launch site won't always be on land.

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Posted (edited)

I remember the sea looked pretty rough after the landing. Not surprised nobody could board to make safe if octagrabber wasn't compatible. 

Still sad though. This the first loss of a block 5?

Edited by RCgothic

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