[extropy-chat] SpaceX launch attempt later today
thespike at satx.rr.com
Wed Mar 21 05:18:05 UTC 2007
At 09:40 PM 3/20/2007 -0700, spike wrote:
>As far as I could tell it was still
>going pointy end first at the end of the video.
The roll control glitch affected how the Falcon 1 booster's second
stage controlled itself in flight, sending the vehicle on a path that
likely reentered the Earth's atmosphere over the Pacific Ocean
without completing a full orbit, Musk said. The malfunction could
have been due to a range of issues, such as helium leak or a roll
control jet glitch, but only a subsequent analysis will root out the
cause, he added.
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