Starship SN-10 launch, only a few min away

 
  RTT_Rules Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Dubai UAE


https://youtu.be/XOQkk3ojNfM

Will SN-10 survive, or follow its brothers SN-08 and SN-09 to the scrap yard?

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  Carnot Minister for Railways

Engines fired but shutdown straight away.  Something not 100% right with engines before liftoff.

Apparently they'll try again today....
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Their launch window completes at 6pm local so they only have around 90 minutes left I believe so would need to be in the next 60 mins?
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
That as they say is that

  Carnot Minister for Railways

It stuck the landing, but the landing legs were damaged and the lower methane tank exploded about 5 minutes later:


  NSWGR8022 Chief Commissioner

Location: From the lands of Journalism and Free Speech
One confused user did it fly this time or not?
  Carnot Minister for Railways

One confused user did it fly this time or not?
NSWGR8022
It flew twice today:

1) Up to 10km in height, and landed intact (but hard)
2) 5 minutes after landing the methane tank detonated and it flew about 30 metres high before crashing back to earth (unintentional).
  RTT_Rules Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Dubai UAE
One confused user did it fly this time or not?
It flew twice today:

1) Up to 10km in height, and landed intact (but hard)
2) 5 minutes after landing the methane tank detonated and it flew about 30 metres high before crashing back to earth (unintentional).
Carnot
Those landing legs are very weak and not a permanent solution, even Musk has said its temporary and a dodgy one at that.

SN-11 will fly with same legs, but the issue was the landing for SN-10 was still a bit hard and they need to change a few things in its control to reduce the downward velocity on actual touch down. for example the Falcon 9 has almost zero down ward velocity on contact and it has proper legs design with crush able honey cone shock absorbers to take some slighter harder landing.
  NSWGR8022 Chief Commissioner

Location: From the lands of Journalism and Free Speech
One confused user did it fly this time or not?
It flew twice today:

1) Up to 10km in height, and landed intact (but hard)
2) 5 minutes after landing the methane tank detonated and it flew about 30 metres high before crashing back to earth (unintentional).
Carnot

Holy SH*T

The landing was almost there this is really cool.
  RTT_Rules Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Dubai UAE
Scott Manley did a good break down of the SN-10 landing and later explosion.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CF9mdMI1qxM

It would appear of all things, three of the six legs deployed then retracted back up. There was also a small bounce, never good for a rocket.

He also shows that the rocket didn't arrest its 15mph decent prior to touch down, which should have happened like Falcon 9.

There is also a comment that coming in on one engine which is off-set from centre meant that the rocket had a slight lean while at the same time trying to off-set the horizontal velocity induced by starting 3 engines to rotate. Not sure of the placement of the engine for SN5 and SN6 flights which landed successfully, but would not have had the extra weight of the engines and fins, fuel etc.

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