Reply to post: Re: Alien Space Bat at 54:19

Watch it again: SpaceX's boomerang rocket lands on robo-sea-barge


Re: Alien Space Bat at 54:19

Most likely venting unused LOX as a part of the procedure to safe the stage. You do not want the stage to explode due to over-pressure of oxygen as the remaining LOX boils off. Especially in a Geostationary transfer orbit.

POST COMMENT House rules

Not a member of The Register? Create a new account here.

  • Enter your comment

  • Add an icon

Anonymous cowards cannot choose their icon

Biting the hand that feeds IT © 1998–2019