Space X Crew Dragon In flight Abort

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  1. Jan 19, 2020 #1

    Yukon@K-9 Rocket Tech

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    Just saw the stream, and it was the best thing after falcon heavy. Time to recreate it with my little version!

    Space X stream


    My model I want to abort midflight


    Was the super dracos pulling away more epic? Or the explosion? All of it. My excitement level is at 1000% right now

    Also this means Space X is ahead of beoing and might be able to launch crew soon
     
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    Hopefully we'll get better video of the Dragon separating from the booster - the view was too far away to see much detail. The Dragon didn't seem to hesitate - it ripped away immediately!

    I liked how the Dragons reaction was all natural! I'm sure the Dragon would say it was "just doin my job"! :p

    https://www.space.com/spacex-crew-dragon-in-flight-abort-test-step-by-step.html

    "... the second stage carries a mass simulator in place of an engine"

    How "Boring"! What? No Cyber Truck? :cool:
     
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    Me: "Mass simulator?????"

    NASA: "Yes."

    Me: "You mean 'ballast'?"

    NASA (With a slightly condescending chuckle): "No... A mass simulator is a non-functioning analogue for a critical piece of flight hardware that is not required in this particular test procedure. It is, however, accurate in all dimensions and in weight."

    Me: Oh, I see. It's a dead weight that takes the place of something that will really be there later, but isn't right now."

    NASA: "Correct..."

    Me: "Ballast..."

    NASA: "Mass simulator..."

    Me: "Tomayto, tomahto..."

    NASA: "MASS simulator..."
     
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    I wasn't expecting the fireball in the first stage. I knew it would break apart, but I didn't put "will break apart," "fully fueled," and "we're only 84 seconds in" together.
     
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    LOL! The Devil is in the details, am I right? :D
     
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    Exciting to watch. Sad to see a perfectly good Falcon 9 destroyed just for a test. But that’s the cost of doing business with NASA I guess. They tend to treat everything but the astronauts as expendable.
     
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    Well at least they got three prior flights out of it. That's a longer life than some of our models :eek:. It wasn't that long ago that we couldn't dream of saying that for full-scale boosters.
     
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    You are so right...It's BALLAST
     
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    Speaking from the industry side, a mass simulator is far more instrumented, spec'd, and expensive than 'ballast'.
     
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    Speaking of ballast I recall a Saturn 5 or a Saturn 1b having an upper stage full of water
    for a test flight
     
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    NASA: "MASS SIMULATOR!!!"
     
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    BALLAST SIMULATOR!
     
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    My bad "MASS BALLAST SIMULATOR"
     
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    "SATELLITE SIMULATING MASS BLOCK WEIGHT SIMULATION INDUCING SIMULATOR OBJECT"
     
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    Hah!! You got me!!


    Tony
     
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    ;) Lol sorry :D
     
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    My son works for SpaceX, I sent him the link. He got a good kick out of it as well.


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