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Ouch, one expensive firework 2 years 11 months ago #81

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Ouch, one expensive firework 2 years 11 months ago #82

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you talking about that rocket launch that exploded just after take off? I just saw that on facebook from one of the TV channels, glad it happened over the launch pad and not down stream over a populated area, but what an explosion!
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Ouch, one expensive firework 2 years 11 months ago #88

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Looks like people are blaming the rocket engines. They're reworked and reconditioned Russian engines from their failed Moon launcher programme way back in the 60's. 4 failed lanch attempts of 4. One engine failed recently during testing. That's gonna be painful for Orbital Sciences if it turns out the engines have a common flaw or weakness under maximum load.
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Ouch, one expensive firework 2 years 11 months ago #89

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Wiki on the NK-33 engine here
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NK-33
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Ouch, one expensive firework 2 years 11 months ago #124

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well, basically what the main difference is here, which a WW2 scientist solved.... the engines overheated (The reporter stated the engines were running at 108% capacity.) One can do so, but has to cool the engine extremely!
Therefor they pump the liquid nitrogen of the liquid fuel rockets along a double-edged wall of the engine. || LN ||
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