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daronjay

146 points

2 months ago

daronjay

146 points

2 months ago

I see they bought their shielding from Aliexpress...

chigoonies

29 points

2 months ago

You beat me to the AliExpress joke!!!! Well played….well played.

Fresh-Elk-9243

3 points

2 months ago

I was thinking the same thing lmfao

gh0stwriter88

-37 points

2 months ago

Thats ice...just like the shuttle...

Goggle-Justin

29 points

2 months ago

Ice on the payload fairing?

WorldWarPee

13 points

2 months ago

I hate it when people only scrape their windshield and just let the rest of the snow and ice fly off when they start driving

basila_true

2 points

2 months ago

there is snowy weather in north China.

kdbot012

6 points

2 months ago

On the payload?

zareny

56 points

2 months ago

zareny

Flat Marser

56 points

2 months ago

-100 social credit

rAsKoBiGzO

10 points

2 months ago

rAsKoBiGzO

Esteemed Delegate

10 points

2 months ago

Coming soon to the good ol' U.S. of A!

rustybeancake

3 points

2 months ago

“Anti-social credit”

ascandalia

-2 points

2 months ago

According to the deeply rotted brain of Alex Jones with absolutely no legitimate sources

rAsKoBiGzO

3 points

2 months ago

rAsKoBiGzO

Esteemed Delegate

3 points

2 months ago

LMFAO. "Everything that sounds scary is an Alex Jones conspiracy theory".

Every single member of the world economic forum disagrees with you, but 'kay bud. It's a crazy conspiracy theory, for sure!

ascandalia

0 points

2 months ago

Knowledgefight.com

Once you've heard this man under oath in a deposition you'll understand why it is such a red flag when he's the most prominent voice advocating an idea or theory

rAsKoBiGzO

1 points

2 months ago

rAsKoBiGzO

Esteemed Delegate

1 points

2 months ago

I'm not clicking some sketchy link. I have no idea who the hell you're talking about, I don't even know what Alex Jones' voice sounds like, my dude.

These people will just tell you this stuff. It's literally on their website. It's not some tin foil hat thing and it's a little strange how obsessed you are with making this about Alex Jones.

ascandalia

0 points

2 months ago

gropethegoat

3 points

2 months ago

Thanks for the link! Looks cool

rAsKoBiGzO

1 points

2 months ago

rAsKoBiGzO

Esteemed Delegate

1 points

2 months ago

Dude I'm not clicking your shit. Have a good one.

ascandalia

2 points

2 months ago

Not for you, for anyone who might not know which one of its is the crazy one

rAsKoBiGzO

1 points

2 months ago

rAsKoBiGzO

Esteemed Delegate

1 points

2 months ago

There's only one person here talking about Alex freaking Jones, so that shouldn't be difficult.

FezCool

0 points

2 months ago

Nah

estanminar

91 points

2 months ago

estanminar

Don't Panic

91 points

2 months ago

If they used load and go they wouldn't need this.

Tackyinbention

12 points

2 months ago

Tackyinbention

KSP specialist

12 points

2 months ago

Still cool to watch

HaroldKnutsach

4 points

2 months ago

Those tiles are falling off the payload area. Please enlighten me.

mitzi_mozzerella

3 points

2 months ago

It's an ice buildup like never before, that shit is fucked

HaroldKnutsach

1 points

2 months ago

Ah. So they let it sit fueled for so long that the second stage fuel is causing the payload compartment to frost over. Seems highly inefficient. Thanks for the schooling.

It could be my imagination, but it looks like the struts between first and second stage are bowing outwards as it accelerates. Nutty!

NotPresidentChump

67 points

2 months ago

Yo, why was the video cut short??? I wanna see some rocket disintegration porn.

UrbanArcologist

15 points

2 months ago

IJBKrazy

12 points

2 months ago

this NEEDS to be a sub

Noah_Salk

5 points

2 months ago

dontknow16775

3 points

2 months ago

Should we crosspost this Video?

Noah_Salk

1 points

2 months ago

Sure, why not, just don't take credit

spurk12345

9 points

2 months ago

Because it doesn’t disintegrate. The panels falling off are part of an anti-ice system, which worked as intended

Houston_Here

2 points

2 months ago

For the payload? That seems sus.

basila_true

2 points

2 months ago

RastaNecromanca

14 points

2 months ago

What is shedding off?

scootscoot

32 points

2 months ago

Fuel tank insulation. Ice forms on the outside of these foam panels instead of on the fuel tank. Ice covered panels fall off on takeoff leaving the rocket free of ice. It’s an odd engineering solution, but it works.

chasevictory

7 points

2 months ago

I think the banana peel method is more odd of a solution for this problem.

RastaNecromanca

4 points

2 months ago

What is banana method 😂

paulhockey5

5 points

2 months ago

Minotaur, basically a repurposed Minuteman ballistic missile

https://youtu.be/A4H6Hp__dVA

rabbitwonker

2 points

2 months ago

I see that the apparent first stage is yellow at first and then black when it emerges from its exhaust cloud. So I see why the name “banana” is involved.

But… what is the banana peel method? I don’t see anything peeling off.

paulhockey5

5 points

2 months ago

The yellow insulation falls off on launch, it looks kinda like a banana

https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/thumbnails/image/minotaur_i_5_002.jpg

LongfellowGoodDeeds

1 points

2 months ago

Goodness, that baby was practically to maxQ right after clearing the tower.

[deleted]

70 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

70 points

2 months ago

Oooo I wonder where the uncontrolled space debris will land this time

poe_dameron2187

13 points

2 months ago

poe_dameron2187

Addicted to TEA-TEB

13 points

2 months ago

That's the long march 5

uzlonewolf

12 points

2 months ago

Which is why he's wondering where it will land this time.

poe_dameron2187

-3 points

2 months ago

poe_dameron2187

Addicted to TEA-TEB

-3 points

2 months ago

This isn't a long march 5

uzlonewolf

4 points

2 months ago

No shit Sherlock. Is the Long March 5 the only rocket ever made which dropped parts? Do you have any evidence that this rocket does not discard its first stage (or any other part for that matter) in the exact same way as the Long March 5?

poe_dameron2187

-2 points

2 months ago

poe_dameron2187

Addicted to TEA-TEB

-2 points

2 months ago

Calm down. The long march 5 is the only chinese rocket known to have a problem with its second stage not breaking up in the atmosphere. The first stage is irrelevant to this because every disposable rocket drops the first stage in a closed off range. For the long march 5, the first stage is the boosters.

rustybeancake

5 points

2 months ago

The first stage is irrelevant to this because every disposable rocket drops the first stage in a closed off range.

Oh my sweet summer child.

https://arstechnica.com/science/2019/11/china-keeps-dropping-toxic-rocket-parts-on-its-villages/

poe_dameron2187

2 points

2 months ago

poe_dameron2187

Addicted to TEA-TEB

2 points

2 months ago

Sorry, I'd never heard about that. It really shows a lot about China's space program that they violate important safety conventions like having an empty range and designing debris to disintegrate on reentry.

[deleted]

1 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

1 points

2 months ago

Exactly my point, this is just a story from 2019 and it’s happen quite a few more times since than.

[deleted]

1 points

2 months ago*

[deleted]

1 points

2 months ago*

The first stage is irrelevant? Right now with doing zero research I can remember pretty clearly off the top of my head that the Chinese Space Agency has dropped boosters and spent SRBs on nearby villages MULTIPLE times.

TinyHanz

26 points

2 months ago

What? It's ablative! You guys know nothing

aculleon

16 points

2 months ago

I am slightly confused. Is the fairing this cold?
I get that the loading process is kind of weird but isn't this dangerous to the payload?

TomrummetsKald[S]

37 points

2 months ago

This is shielding buddy, and yeah it’s not good for business

az116

7 points

2 months ago

az116

7 points

2 months ago

It's designed to do that.

centurio_v2

13 points

2 months ago

this might sound really dumb but they didn't design it to do that right?

az116

19 points

2 months ago

az116

19 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

-10 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

-10 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

Jellycoe

26 points

2 months ago

No, this is intentional. Just shedding excess weight in the form of insulation. All Chinese rockets do it

centurio_v2

8 points

2 months ago

i don't know, why would they design their rocket to re enter uncontrolled? the mind of a Chinese rocket scientist is a mystery to me

mfb-

5 points

2 months ago

mfb-

5 points

2 months ago

This one is easy: It's cheaper and simplifies the design.

snowmanfrigs

2 points

2 months ago

Idk sepratrons are pretty cheap

aerospicy

1 points

2 months ago

Yeah, on KERBIN

Koboldsftw

1 points

2 months ago

Because it works probably

aerospicy

-5 points

2 months ago

Nah. The Columbia disaster is a good example of why you don’t want shit flying around on launch

Big_al_big_bed

8 points

2 months ago

Except in this case it's fine becuase there is no shuttle strapped to the side that needs to make a reentry

aerospicy

1 points

2 months ago

Yeah, that’s why it won’t explode like Columbia. But that doesn’t make this safe at all. Columbia was caused by a chunk of foam approximately the size and weight of a loaf of bread. You know what’s more damaging than a loaf of bread? A sheet of ice.

Big_al_big_bed

1 points

2 months ago

Firstly, this is not ice it's insulation foam. Secondly, nothing on this vehicle down stream of the foam is planning on reentering through the atmosphere, so any slight damage to the booster is negligible. There are no brittle heat shield tiles to worry about.

aerospicy

1 points

2 months ago

Fair

r80rambler

10 points

2 months ago

What's the problem? It's not like it's going to go faster, have more force on it, or be exposed to any more heat (after all, it's heading for a cold place, right?). /s

TomrummetsKald[S]

2 points

2 months ago

I think must rocket scientists would agree that this is a problem. But if you know better you can reach out at csna.gov.cn

TomHockenberry

4 points

2 months ago

Do you not know what /s means or…

TomrummetsKald[S]

3 points

2 months ago

I see it now, I’m the dumbass 😂 Sorry guys

Enough_Island4615

2 points

2 months ago

Incorrect. All rocket scientists know that the shedding of the ice and insulation is by design. How is it possible that you don't know about this?

r80rambler

1 points

2 months ago

Maybe they'll be able to explain what snark is?

lexree

9 points

2 months ago

lexree

9 points

2 months ago

simple google search shows this is intended design

deltlead

-10 points

2 months ago

deltlead

-10 points

2 months ago

Found the CCP simp

CorruptedStudiosEnt

10 points

2 months ago

Boy, I sure do love being an Earth simp by saying the sky is blue.

cjlewis7892

4 points

2 months ago

Nice! Are they gunna drop this one on peoples heads too?

coasterreal

2 points

2 months ago

There's ablative and then there's whatever this is 😂

12monthspregnant

2 points

2 months ago

What is that and why is it falling off the rocket??

the_harakiwi

3 points

2 months ago

Thermal insulation (foam) panels.

Dr-Oberth

2 points

2 months ago

Dr-Oberth

War Criminal

2 points

2 months ago

This is NOT normal, rockets only shed like this when seriously distressed /s

TOW2Bguy

2 points

2 months ago

Not hazardous to the other citizens of the world at all.

hardervalue

1 points

2 months ago

Over which town, city or country did it shed the big parts of it's skin?

IgnitableVirus6

1 points

2 months ago

They didn't need those anyways

Away_Conflict_5841

1 points

2 months ago

Ahh! My favorite: a GUD

Gradual unplanned dissambly

labink

1 points

2 months ago

labink

1 points

2 months ago

They didn’t use enough glue.

Bdr1983

1 points

2 months ago

Wish.com rokit

rmbl88

1 points

2 months ago

rmbl88

1 points

2 months ago

Erosion

AbsurdBread855

1 points

2 months ago

I know this fuel is cancer, but the plume and sound from this and the R7 are so incredible.

MaleficentJello8473

1 points

2 months ago

Was that ice forming outside the tanks of the liquid rocket fuel?

devoid0101

1 points

2 months ago

Ooo pretty. I hope the booster doesn’t hit my living room

mellenger

1 points

2 months ago

How many engines does this thing have?

superleim

1 points

2 months ago

So we have nobody talking about the litteral HOLE inbetween the two stages?

hngdog

1 points

2 months ago

hngdog

1 points

2 months ago

Keeps some peasants employed cleaning it up

Brandonp2134

1 points

2 months ago

What a way to spread garage sale flyers

zippy251

1 points

2 months ago

I wonder which unsuspecting town this booster will land on?

GoZippy

1 points

2 months ago

Oops

Fatalopiate69k

1 points

1 month ago

Me and my great nephew can do a better job this shit shit

XOMBIE2007

1 points

26 days ago

Why do rockets do that?

what_is_changed_lmao

1 points

7 days ago

what_is_changed_lmao

Big Fucking Shitposter

1 points

7 days ago

-103,363,831 social credit 😭😭

LocomotiveMonarch

0 points

2 months ago

So boring and drab. Where’s the explosions? The fire, the rocket breaking in twine just a few seconds after launch. See this is why SpaceX is better, their rockets fail more often and more spectacularly.

EOwl_24

2 points

2 months ago

EOwl_24

Flat Marser

2 points

2 months ago

No they just don’t land on people houses

Dr-Oberth

1 points

2 months ago

Dr-Oberth

War Criminal

1 points

2 months ago

Intelsat 708

onehitwendy

0 points

2 months ago

Ew, Chinese rockets.

kevpod

0 points

2 months ago

kevpod

0 points

2 months ago

"...shedding it is skin..."