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DocM    16,881

Videos

 

How to build a Starship

 

 

Starship landing legs (current, future = longer. Based on photographs)

 

 

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Road closures moved right due to road work on Highway 4. Now, 

 

July 15, 16, 17

0900-1800 Eastern

 

Static fire campaign.

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DocM    16,881
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Road closures moved...

 

Boca Chic road closures

Dates: July 19, 20, 21

Times: 0900 - 1800 Eastern

 

FCC Special Temporary Authority

https://fcc.report/ELS/Space-Exploration-Technologies-Corp-SpaceX/1041-EX-ST-2020
 

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2020-07-16


Operation Start Date:   08/18/2020
Operation End Date:   02/18/2021

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This STA uses information from previous grant 0150-EX-ST-2020 and is necessary to authorize Starship Prototype suborbital test vehicle communications for medium altitude hop tests (max altitude 20km) from the Boca Chica launch pad, and the experimental recovery following the suborbital hops.

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DocM    16,881

Static fire and hop

 

FAA NOTAM

 

Altitude: From the surface up to and including 1500 feet MSL

 

Effective Date(s):

From July 22, 2020 at 0001 UTC

To August 05, 2020 at 0001 UTC

 

https://tfr.faa.gov/save_pages/detail_0_1914.html

 

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DocM    16,881

KUKA robotic welders, SN-08 bits, another Raptor arrives, level 2 of the High Bay going in, playing with airfoils, etc.

 

 

 

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FCC Special Temporary Authority (STA)

 

https://apps.fcc.gov/oetcf/els/reports/STA_Print.cfm?mode=current&application_seq=101294

 

This STA uses information from previous grant 0150-EX-ST-2020 and is necessary to authorize Starship Prototype suborbital test vehicle communications for medium altitude hop tests (max altitude 20km) from the Boca Chica launch pad, and the experimental recovery following the suborbital hops. Trajectory data will be provided directly to NTIA, USAF, and NASA. Launch licensing authority is FAA Office of Commercial Space Transportation.

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DocM    16,881

SN-05 STATIC FIRE

 

 

 

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DocM    16,881

IMG_20200730_173111.thumb.jpg.88852299f29102a9888a43e4803400a6.jpg

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DocM    16,881

Start at about 30:00

 

 

 

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DocM    16,881

LabPadre mod says a "birdie" told him it'll be delayed 2 hours, so 1900 Eastern.

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Jim K    15,701

Approx 10 minutes until "hop"

 

 

 

Edit:  Looks like a no-go for now.

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DocM    16,881

Abort cause: the spin-start valve didn't open. 

 

Trying again tomorrow; same Bat-times, same Bat-channel.

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DocM    16,881

Early bird catches the worm...

 

SN-05 is pressurized

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Skiver    1,991

Pad was cleared too

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Skiver    1,991

SN5 Venting

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DocM    16,881

Reports of the siren, so 10 minutes

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Skiver    1,991

that looked like a detank

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DocM    16,881

Looks like a scrub.

 

I think the cloud is N2 from the methane recondenser.

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spy beef    1,484

Scrubbed. 

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DocM    16,881

Depending on time to purge and fix the issue, they could try again tonight.

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DocM    16,881

There may have been an offshore boat. Image is fuzzy.

 

Venting again

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