Ouch, one expensive firework

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9 years 7 months ago #81 by mw0uzo
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http://www.space.com/27576-private-orbital-sciences-rocket-explosion.html

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9 years 7 months ago #82 by Frank
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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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9 years 7 months ago #88 by mw0uzo
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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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9 years 7 months ago - 9 years 7 months ago #89 by mw0uzo
Replied by mw0uzo on topic Ouch, one expensive firework
Wiki on the NK-33 engine here
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NK-33
Last edit: 9 years 7 months ago by mw0uzo.

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9 years 7 months ago #124 by ThibmoRozier
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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