aviationaware wrote:Isn't there a danger of the ship capsizing if the fairing comes in at the edge of the net? Not sure how much a fairing weighs and how much force it lands with...
aviationaware wrote:Ok, like I said no idea how much the fairing weighs and very limited knowledge of maritime engineering (none). Just thought that the ship might become imbalanced if the fairing hits, but I guess smarter people than myself designed that ship and considered all obvious eventualities. Would love to see feed from Mr. Steven some time though, always thought it was a pity that there wasn't any.
“An immense liquid oxygen (LOX) tank just arrived at @SpaceX’s prospective Boca Chica, TX facility, likely to be dedicated to BFR & BFS testing. @NASASpaceflight forum user “Nomadd” caught some of the first detailed photos, as well as the tank’s arrival at SpaceX land on July 11,” tweeted Eric Ralph.
JetBuddy wrote:DarkKnight5 wrote:
Wow that looks very manoeuvrable. The net still doesn't cover the bridge and bow of the ship though. So far the fairing has missed the net by some distance. What if it hits the bridge?
Francoflier wrote:Lightweight space-grade carbon fibre against heavy duty ship-grade steel... It'll be another smashed fairing vs. a small dent and a lick of paint on the boat.
I'm guessing the crew stays inside during the recovery maneuver.
Presumably, this wider net also comes with an improved guidance system for the fairing chute, as the net area increase in itself would not be sufficient.
We're getting close.
DarkKnight5 wrote:@Nomadd you’re famous!!!
https://greatlakesledger.com/2018/07/16/spacex-prepares-to-test-the-space-x-bfr-and-bfs/“An immense liquid oxygen (LOX) tank just arrived at @SpaceX’s prospective Boca Chica, TX facility, likely to be dedicated to BFR & BFS testing. @NASASpaceflight forum user “Nomadd” caught some of the first detailed photos, as well as the tank’s arrival at SpaceX land on July 11,” tweeted Eric Ralph.
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