|If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.|
||Thread Tools||Display Modes|
Test flight altuitude
On Sun, 24 Jan 2021 08:03:44 -0500, Jeff Findley wrote:
In article ,
SN8 was tested to 12.5km and highly succesfull from launch right up
until landing legs touch ground.
I am curious on why SN9's test flight would be an indetical repeat
instead of pushing the limits in the areas whene SN8 aced its test.
Because standard experimental practice is to only change one variable so
you can compare the results of two tests. In this case, they've made
changes which impact the final landing burn. So, they're keeping
everything else the same. Once they stick the landing, then they'll
expand the rest of the flight envelope.
That's a goal - but this is an analog world, after all, and it's not
always, or often, possible or practical to achieve that level of
isolation without disturbing the rest of the system(s) in unpredictable
ways, for suitable levels of complexity.
From the Foothills of the Florida Alps
|Thread||Thread Starter||Forum||Replies||Last Post|
|Dragon2 test flight||Rocket Man||Policy||8||March 6th 19 04:06 PM|
|Successful Falcon Heavy test flight||Jeff Findley[_6_]||Policy||0||February 7th 18 11:16 AM|
|CEV Test Flight||[email protected]||Space Shuttle||3||March 24th 08 03:23 PM|
|Flight Test Vasimr?||John Schutkeker||Policy||19||January 25th 06 08:58 PM|
|separation for flight test||Pascal zur Nieden||Space Shuttle||3||August 26th 05 08:44 AM|