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Super interesting results of the test fire anomaly. SpaceX seem to excel at finding these strange cases and blowing up a heap of stuff in the process XD

 

6 hours ago, mikegarrison said:

Yeah. Better to burn methane than just let it loose. The CO2 from burning it is much less of a greenhouse gas than the CH4 itself is.

Less stinky too >_<

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3 hours ago, Dale Christopher said:

Super interesting results of the test fire anomaly. SpaceX seem to excel at finding these strange cases and blowing up a heap of stuff in the process XD

That, ladies and gentlemen, is how we do things the kerbal way.

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@tater?

(why the link? A bit late to test flight isnt it? most dramatic time of day to try and contain a field of flaming wreckage tho. but daytime is probably more practical.)

 

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Was watching hopper stream. Large fireball just engulfed the hopper. It's still there. Not sure if that was a methane leak or what? Did not seem normal, made no sound according to Tim Dodd.

Update. Starhopper did a static fire and then caught on fire afterwards, the fireball was part of the fire I think?

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9 minutes ago, CatastrophicFailure said:

Looks like a partial/aborted startup, maybe? Yeesh. :wacko:

I believe It did a successful static fire a few minutes before this.

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13 minutes ago, CatastrophicFailure said:

I dunno, man, if you were standing under there I think it’d be pretty convincing... :sticktongue:

Spoiler

I'd be like...

Get out of here you off-nominal heathens!!!

CelJaded-Top-100-Video-Game-Bosses-DOOM-

 

 

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3 hours ago, CatastrophicFailure said:

Some good high speed, hi-rez footage here:

 

Looks like the umbilical hookup is on fire right after the engine burn, there’s some bits of flaming debris too, then water hits the umbilical and all hell breaks loose. Literally. :/

Imagine flying inside a rocket, and this happens.

Any mods for recreating such without vessel damage?

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2 hours ago, Xd the great said:

Imagine flying inside a rocket, and this happens.

Any mods for recreating such without vessel damage?

I bet you could config bash something together with smokescreen/cool rockets or destruction effects 

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What i think was a Methane purge/leak at the wrong moment, and the water flash-evaporated some of the Methane, resulting in a bigger fire. They definitely need this day to investigate and look for damage, so i don't expect a hop today.

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