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originally posted by: anzha
a reply to: thov420
orange smoke seen is very dangerous dinitrogen tetroxide
That's hydrazine and it is nasty shbt.
originally posted by: wildespace
BTW, it was the recovered capsule, not a new one. You can see the reentry burn marks on the hull.
Perhaps the rockets were damaged while the capsule was in the water after landing?
However, sealing the spacecraft from the elements – both before and after launch – is just one of many challenges for safe operations and efficient reusability. Up next, as Musk notes, is protecting Crew Dragon’s 16 Draco maneuvering thrusters and 8 SuperDraco abort thrusters from water damage, as well as sealing off vulnerable avionics for reuse. With respect to avionics, Musk is very likely referring to the electronics and sensing equipment housed under Dragon 2’s retractable nose cone, a new feature for SpaceX.