posted on Jan, 17 2020 @ 06:30 PM
SPACE X has scheduled s full on abort test of its Dragon space capsule using a fully fueled FALCON 9 booster / The test is scheduled for morning of
Saturday Jan 18. There is a four hour test window opening from 8 AM EST . Weather condition are expected to ne 90 % for the test = there is
talk of extending the window as weather conditions are predicted to be better later on .
The test is the last one scheduled before SPACE X fly a manned crew capsule to the ISS, scheduled for later this year
The test will use a fully fueled first stage FALCON 9 booster with a dummy second stage . The booster has already flown multiple times and is
scheduled to be retired The test parameters are for the booster to lift off and while passing through MAX Q , area of maximum dynamic aerodynamic
pressure the DRAGON capsule will separate using its onboard Super Draco thrusters to simulate a launch failure .
After the Dragon separates from the Falcon 9 the rocket motors will be shut down causing it to tumble and break up in a massive fire ball
Should ne quite a show ………..
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edit on 18/1/2020 by ArMaP
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