Grasshopper 325m Test

On June 14, SpaceX's Grasshopper flew 325 m (1066 feet)--higher than Manhattan's Chrysler Building--before smoothly landing back on the pad. For the first time in this test, Grasshopper made use of its full navigation sensor suite with the F9-R closed loop control flight algorithms to accomplish a precision landing. Most rockets are equipped with sensors to determine position, but these sensors are generally not accurate enough to accomplish the type of precision landing necessary with Grasshopper.

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+13 1. PaterSin commented 8 years ago

the rocket from http://www.snotr.com/video/11416/Proton-M_Rocket_Failure could have used those sensors >:)
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+5 2. LobsterKing commented 8 years ago

They are truly doing some incredible things!
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+6 3. krillemaster commented 8 years ago

The landing is the most incredible part, holy shit O_O
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+8 4. smi commented 8 years ago

I miss The Ring of Fire as a background music. 8-)
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+1 5. cameramaster commented 8 years ago

That's an Amazing piece of video.
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-4 6. Judge-Jake commented 8 years ago

kin noisy :S
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0 9. housepony commented 8 years ago

And all done with highly efficient Electric fuel.`~.T.~
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-4 10. Salokin commented 8 years ago

with that wasted amount of fuel one could support an african village for one year..
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+7 11. sunnydaze4me commented 8 years ago

#10 What could an African village use rocket fuel for?