Discussion in 'Unrelated Discussion' started by Geers, October 29, 2014.
Looks like they need to go test a few things in KSP.
To be fair to NASA, that wasn't a NASA rocket.
Yeah but "random space company with the most generic name ever" sucks at rockets didn't sound as cool.
There goes a shitload of money, luckily nobody got hurt in this. Cool explosion though ^^
International space station: 150 billion dollars
Antares rocket: 472 million dollars
Crazy awesome explosion: Priceless.
There are some things money can't buy; for everything else, there's government funding.
and that's why you don't use ancient Russian engines for your pricey new rockets.
That wasn't a NASA rocket.
Regardless of whether it was NASA or whoever, this is a royal **** up. How do you stuff that up so badly? Surely pre-launch checks should have picked it up?
You haven't played KSP, have you.
I could list about a thousand off the top of my head.
It's so true it's actually a little ridiculous.
I have, and I still don't **** it up that badly :O I figure it has to have been a fault in flight as opposed to them miscalculating the thrust needed to launch properly.
making a rocket work is about a thousand times more complex than *Do we have the right amount of thrust in the right places?*
In the video it looks like the whole engine for some reason exploded. No engine anymore = 0 thrust = fireworks.
I suspect hydraulics or a leak, but I'll wait for the exact report to be sure.
sounds reasonable yeah
werent these engines the Russian ones spacex tried to get stopped?
Fix is obvious:
Needs more boosters.
fyi the explosion was a self destruction
thanks for the intentional misinfo and click bait tier post
It contained Belgian experimental science equipment... Which is why it made it to the front page of the Belgian news. Though the news didn't say anything about Russian engines or whatever may caused the explosion. It remains a mystery apparently. Nice explosion, but very sad in the end though.
Also, isn't this the perfect place for Brad to say 'BOOM'? He might edit bgolus' post if he sees this. (What am I even thinking...)
edit: I do also request a slight title change since this isn't a NASA rocket, they were just ordered to launch it.
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