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Discussion in 'General' started by Mr_Mistoffelees, 16 Jan 2021.

  1. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees The Rotary Cat.

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  2. MadGinga

    MadGinga oooh whats this do?

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    Live stream here
     
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  3. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    FTFY.
     
  4. fix-the-spade

    fix-the-spade Multimodder

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    One crossed wire...
    One errant twitch...
    KABLOOEY!
     
  5. Bloody_Pete

    Bloody_Pete Technophile

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    Looks like its currently on hold so will be delayed!

    Edit: looks like it'll be around 10pm UK time.
     
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  6. play_boy_2000

    play_boy_2000 It was funny when I was 12

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    NASA streams kinda suck, so double FTFY.
     
  7. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    Why do I feel like it should have 'Acme' written on its side?
     
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  8. play_boy_2000

    play_boy_2000 It was funny when I was 12

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    The gulf coast has notoriously low humidity, so NASA is just doing their part to add a bit of water vapor to the atmosphere.
     
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  9. play_boy_2000

    play_boy_2000 It was funny when I was 12

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    4 mins 30 sec to fire
    edit: sounds like brief hold?
     
  10. play_boy_2000

    play_boy_2000 It was funny when I was 12

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    sounds like hold is being release in a few seconds
     
  11. play_boy_2000

    play_boy_2000 It was funny when I was 12

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    released: now t- 3 mins 30 seconds and counting
     
  12. play_boy_2000

    play_boy_2000 It was funny when I was 12

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    go for fire t-30
    Edit: fired for a bit over a minute and then shut down. Not ideal, but at least they didn't blow it up.
     
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  13. play_boy_2000

    play_boy_2000 It was funny when I was 12

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    Engage headphones

     
  14. lilgoth89

    lilgoth89 Captin Calliope

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    the deer are just like WHAT THE F)£"$ IS THAT !!

    any idea why they didnt run the full test it was supposed to be 8 mins wasnt it ?
     
  15. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees The Rotary Cat.

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    It appears NASA are still working on that, I suppose a sensor must have picked something up. They said during the last few minutes before firing they wanted to go for 8 minutes but, they needed 4 minutes to gather all the data they needed.
     
  16. play_boy_2000

    play_boy_2000 It was funny when I was 12

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    Something bad happened to Engine 4. The before and after pictures show the thermal blanket around the engine blown out and the engine controller reported a 'major component failure' leading to shutdown. It might take a few days before the vehicle can be safely approached, so we're just gonna have to be patient.
     
  17. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees The Rotary Cat.

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    More up to date information than I found earlier.

    Also, this from CNN; "During a Saturday night news conference, John Honeycutt, the SLS program manager, said NASA officials will go over the data gathered in the test to identify the issue.
    "What we learned was -- is that we didn't have the pressurization valve modelled appropriately," Honeycutt said."
     
  18. play_boy_2000

    play_boy_2000 It was funny when I was 12

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    I believe that was in reference to an earlier problem they had on engine #3.
     
  19. play_boy_2000

    play_boy_2000 It was funny when I was 12

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    Apparently Engine 4 was not the issue:

     
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