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Space X Crashes another rocket, green flames in the end

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Space X conducts a test it considered very successful, even though it ended in an explosion.  As the rocket attempts a landing, one of the engines fails to light and the thrust turns green, apparently meaning the engine is eating itself.  "Engine Rich Exhaust" as the copper in the engine starts to burn away.  It is theorized the engine failures resulted in a overly rich oxygen mixture that just corroded the metal in the engines toward the end.

 

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Very informative! Thanks for posting!!

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Very cool!  I enjoy Scott Manley.  And congrats, SpaceX!  (I keep thinking of the cost of having to build three new Raptors, though.)

At this rate, I may yet get my flying car.

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6 hours ago, Billy_Pilgrim_ said:

Green color comes from triethylborane used as an ignitor.

Manley qualifies this in the vid. Not so in this particular case, allegedly.

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