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    Bummer if it was a total vehicle loss during a static pad firing test.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by vreihen View Post
    Bummer if it was a total vehicle loss during a static pad firing test.....
    Loss of payload and vehicle. Real real bummer.

    Folks in-the-know on NSF saying that whatever happened, happened around T minus 3 minutes to the static fire test, so the engines weren't anywhere close to running yet. Very weird. I have a feeling it's going to turn out to be something off-the-wall like that strut thing on CRS-7. Maybe we'll get real lucky and it'll be traced to ground support equipment.

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    Brings back the reality that for every kilo of rocket, you need ten kilos of fuel and oxidizer to reach orbit, which means there's always the potential for some very loud noises...
    The engineering problems are likely insurmountable. It would be like proposing to land a rocket booster section on a barge floating in the middle of the ocean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uwe View Post
    Brings back the reality that for every kilo of rocket, you need ten kilos of fuel and oxidizer to reach orbit, which means there's always the potential for some very loud noises...
    I read an online report that someone in Port Orange (Daytona) felt the explosion all the way up there.....

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    "Mark Zuckerberg is ‘Deeply Disappointed’ SpaceX Blew Up His $95 Million Satellite "

    http://gizmodo.com/mark-zuckerberg-i...roy-1786054764

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    Quote Originally Posted by Santos View Post
    "Mark Zuckerberg is ‘Deeply Disappointed’ SpaceX Blew Up His $95 Million Satellite "

    http://gizmodo.com/mark-zuckerberg-i...roy-1786054764
    I bet he's not half as disappointed as whomever wrote the insurance on it.

    -Uwe-
    The engineering problems are likely insurmountable. It would be like proposing to land a rocket booster section on a barge floating in the middle of the ocean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uwe View Post
    ...you need ten kilos of fuel and oxidizer to reach orbit, which means there's always the potential for some very loud noises...
    I would add, pollution of the environment, I do not believe that rockets have EGR, KAT, DPF... ;-)

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    https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/771395212304277504

    The anomaly originated around the upper stage oxygen tank and occurred during propellant loading of the vehicle.
    The engineering problems are likely insurmountable. It would be like proposing to land a rocket booster section on a barge floating in the middle of the ocean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boki Ar View Post
    I would add, pollution of the environment, I do not believe that rockets have EGR, KAT, DPF... ;-)
    The engineering problems are likely insurmountable. It would be like proposing to land a rocket booster section on a barge floating in the middle of the ocean.

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