Kevin Eichelberger and his friends found a peace of a satellite fairing from a SpaceX flight. They tweeted Elon that there was still an GoPro camera attached. The Fairing is quite light and has an big surface that acts like an air-brake, which makes the whole trip survivable for the GoPro.
In my last post I talked about the 5,2 meter satellite fairing for the Falcon 9. While writing my article I was wondering how the fairing was separated. The classic way in space industry is using explosive bolts, also called pyrotechnic fastener. This is a bolt with a explosive charge embed in it, that can be […]
Last week SpaceX did a fairing separation test in in the world’s largest vacuum chamber at NASA Glenn Research Center. SpaceX published a slow motion video of the test. Measurements This fairing is quite big. It’s length is 13,9 meter and it’s diameter is 5,2 meter. It can carry satellites of a maximum length of […]