SpaceX Super Heavy and Starship updates


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Boom.

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9 hours ago, FloatingFatMan said:

Boom.

And not totally unexpected given the Fate of the other block 0 vehicles. SN15+ are different critters but some of them will fail too, the hope is in different ways.

 

Eventually they run out of moles to whack, just like the Falcon 9 landings which are now routine. Boo-birds joked and posted memes about them too...but no one is laughing now.

 

 

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On 02/04/2021 at 05:29, FloatingFatMan said:

Boom.

 

OFFICIAL SN-11 CAUSE & FIX

 

Fly, crash, fix, fly again

 

 

 

 

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Now they're making pad propellant tanks using Starship tooling...

 

 

 

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Starship SN-15 rolls out

 

Live stream of SN-15 rollout

 

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I'll get the marshmallows... :p

 

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FAA doc describing the Starship Integration Tower

 

https://oeaaa.faa.gov/oeaaa/external/searchAction.jsp?action=displayOECase&oeCaseID=474570805&row=115

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This new structure will be located at SpaceX's Launch Site. The structure will be approx. 0.5 miles from the beach, and within 2800' of USFWS property. Nearby airfields include the Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport.

 

Description of Proposal:

 

SpaceX is proposing a 469' tall launch tower with 10' lightning rod to lift its new rocket and booster on the launch mount, and to catch the Super-Heavy booster upon return from launch. The tower will be constructed out of structural steel trusses to allow the mechanical arms to lift vehicles.

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Musk talks about the integration towers

 

 

 

 

 

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Orbital Starship lower dome for RVac engines

 

 

 

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Looks like the LOX header tank is moving out of the nose...

 

 

 

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Starship SN-15 gets a StarLink dish.

 

 

 

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Cryotesting SN-15 with liquid nitrogen

 

 

 

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This grid fin's a little too large for repurposing as a coffee table 🤪

 

 

 

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SN-15 launch target: next week

 

 

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Thrust simulator jacks removed from the pad, engine installation very soon. 

 

 

 

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3 new Raptors being delivered to SN-15

 

 

 

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Next week's SN-15 schedule...

 

 

 

 

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Another giant propellant tank for the orbital pad's tank farm.

 

SpaceX rolls their own tanks using the Starship/Super Heavy ring fab equipment.

 

 

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Monday looks like static fire(s?) day

1300 - 2100 US Eastern

 

 

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SN-15 Static Fire!

 

Assuming the data is good they may do another using the header tanks.

 

 

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Static fire from multiple views and thruster tests.

 

 

 

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