Wednesday, August 06, 2008

SpaceX: Third Time not the Charm

Image Courtesy SpaceX.com Falcon 1 Flight 2

Sadly, SpaceX wasn't able to make orbit last Saturday. Communications with the rocket ended a few minutes into the launch around the time of second stage separation. Apparently, second stage separation did not occur. This link includes video footage from the launch.

1 Comments:

Blogger bill said...

There's a bit of a peculiar rocking motion along the roll axis that appears controller related. The scene drifts slightly clockwise, stops abruptly, then rolls counter-clockwise and stops abruptly in that direction. You can see it in the clouds over the ocean. It looked to me like it was getting faster with burnout approaching.

August 06, 2008 10:18 AM  

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