SpaceX Super Heavy and Starship updates


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anthdci
38 minutes ago, DocM said:

STATIC FIRE !!!

Looked quite short, is that normal?

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2 hours ago, anthdci said:

Looked quite short, is that normal?

Sounds like another static fire tomorrow (Thursday) - trying for longer.

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Starship SN6 has its mass simulator removed, potentially preparing it to be used as the NASA Human Landing System mockup. Meanwhile SN9 continues toward launch preparations, launch currently scheduled for no earlier than January 8th.

 

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Skipping prototypes...

 

Also,

 

Another test tank somewhere, (30X?)

A Super Heavy in the High Bay,

And a partridge in a pear tree.... 🤪

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SN-09 launch update

 

 

 

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SN-09 static fire

 

Date: Monday, January 10

Window:  0900 - 1800 Eastern

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, DocM said:

SN-09 static fire

 

Date: Monday, January XX

 

Correction: Monday is the 11th 🙄

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No static fire today; traffic hazard on Highway 4

 

 

 

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And a stranded ship on the beach.

I am not sure if it is within the exclusion zone but the recovery operations could cause other delays.

Credits to LabPadre stream.

 

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Fingers crossed it's all clear today for a SF, what do people think about the chances of a flight tomorrow if the SF goes well?

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@BocaChicaGal (Mary)  got a notice there's a static fire attempt on for today (below),  and there are FAA flight restrictions (main & 2 backup dates) for Wednesday --> Friday.

 

Note: the time in Mary's post is US Central, so today's window is 0900 - 1800 Eastern.

 

 

 

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No static fire tonight, looks like an abort. 

 

Looks like tomorrow; same Bat Time, same Bat Channel...

 

 

 

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SN-09 

 

Propellant loading & venting

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Tri-vent

 

Static fire!!

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Looked good!

 

If the flight readiness review is good SN-09 should fly tomorrow or Friday.

 

 

 

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Trying for another static fire 🤪

 

 

 

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9 minutes ago, DocM said:

Trying for another static fire 🤪

 

 

 

Yep, if they can get that to reliably fire, should fix part of the reason the last one crashed.

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Propellant loading

 

Venting

 

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Tri - vent (should be soon)

 

Siren

 

 

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Static Fire 2!

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Static Fire 2

 

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And, Static Fire #3 for today 🤪

 

 

 

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Sounds like they're targeting this weekend for SN-09's flight.  No road closures yet, but they could come Friday (tomorrow).

 

FAA Temporary Flight Restrictions

 

Date: Saturday January 16

Window: ?? (assumed: 0900 - 1800)

Altitude: unlimited

 

Date: Sunday, January 17

Window: ?? (assumed 0900 - 1800)

Altitude: unlimited

 

The 16th is also SLS's Green Run test (static fire) 😉

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Unlikely as they are swapping a couple of engines at the moment.

 

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