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"Rapid Unscheduled Disassembly" - a whimsical term, popularized by rocket scientists, for an explosion.

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Can Falcon 9's fuel be ignited by static discharge?

Reading Twitter comments about the recent Falcon 9 pad explosion, some postulated the problem was that a static discharge ignited the fuel as it was being loaded. Since TEA-TEB is required to ignite ...
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Who coined the phrase 'Rapid Unscheduled Disassembly'?

Usually simply abbreviated as a RUD, and also sometimes expanded as Rapid Unplanned Disassembly, and being a way of understating that a rocket exploded. I saw it attributed recently to Elon Musk, ...
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Where are the COPVs on Falcon 9's second stage?

Following the most recent Falcon 9 Rapid Unscheduled Disassembly, Elon Musk tweeted that "There was an overpressure event in the upper stage liquid oxygen tank. Data suggests counterintuitive cause." ...