What happened to the SpaceX Starship SN11?
As per the live streams held on YouTube, I want to know what really happened to SpaceX Starship SN11
The live streams show a lot of smoke and others show some camera footage, even others say it blew up in the sky. And other people even say that there was an issue with the 2nd raptor engine
What is really going on here?
- Did it blow up in the sky?
- Did it blow up on the launchpad?
Why did it crash?
Computer code error
SpaceX's software resulted in the SN10 flight being successful (even though it came down with quite a bump!) so we can assume that SpaceX used the same code but altered it a bit so they instructed the computer to reduce the velocity so it wouldn't come down like SN10.
However there was an error with the code
Or we can assume that the computer ran the code correctly, but there was a raptor issue as shown by the fire here
It was caused by the fog
Or we can also assume that everything went well but the landing wasn't possible due to the fog. The computer could not calculate and made a botched landing attempt
Or there was/were some other issue/s
So which of the four was it?
- Computer code error
- Raptor issues
- Bad weather caused by the fog
- Some other problem/s
Other suggestions and answers other than the given 3 are also welcome!
Detailed answers would be helpful :)