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Re: Starship SN15 Test Launch Campaign - UPDATES
« Reply #40 on: 04/11/2021 09:01 pm »
SN15
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Re: Starship SN15 Test Launch Campaign - UPDATES
« Reply #41 on: 04/12/2021 07:41 am »
4K close-up of Starlink-like antenna on SN15

https://twitter.com/cnunezimages/status/1381332352404750336
« Last Edit: 04/12/2021 07:49 am by FutureSpaceTourist »

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Re: Starship SN15 Test Launch Campaign - UPDATES
« Reply #42 on: 04/12/2021 02:55 pm »
Per SpaceX's FCC filing 0566-EX-ST-2021 requesting permission to test the Starlink earth station on SN15 https://apps.fcc.gov/els/GetAtt.html?id=271411&x=. the test window doesn't open until April 20th.

This would seem to suggest that the first flight is NET 4/20.

Edit: Truth, the date says 2020 but as sucramdi has noted in the discussion thread, this request was filed 4/9/21 so the 2020 may reasonably be a typo.
« Last Edit: 04/12/2021 03:19 pm by Thunderscreech »
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Re: Starship SN15 Test Launch Campaign - UPDATES
« Reply #43 on: 04/12/2021 04:17 pm »
Road is closed. Credit LabPadre Sentinel Cam

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Re: Starship SN15 Test Launch Campaign - UPDATES
« Reply #44 on: 04/12/2021 05:45 pm »
Just a few cars left.

Edit: Pad clear as of 12:48 pm local.

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Re: Starship SN15 Test Launch Campaign - UPDATES
« Reply #45 on: 04/12/2021 06:52 pm »
A dish is pointing now to SN15, and can hear some venty noises on labs pad cam

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Re: Starship SN15 Test Launch Campaign - UPDATES
« Reply #46 on: 04/12/2021 07:21 pm »
SN15 is venting. Looks like they just finished an ambient test.

Via Labpadre's pad cam.

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Re: Starship SN15 Test Launch Campaign - UPDATES
« Reply #47 on: 04/12/2021 08:29 pm »
Tank farm venting starting up

Per LabPadre Launch pad cam

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Re: Starship SN15 Test Launch Campaign - UPDATES
« Reply #48 on: 04/12/2021 08:31 pm »


Edit to add: now live
« Last Edit: 04/12/2021 08:39 pm by FutureSpaceTourist »

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Re: Starship SN15 Test Launch Campaign - UPDATES
« Reply #49 on: 04/12/2021 08:42 pm »
Can see vapor from the skirt, indicating LN2 is now flowing into SN15
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Re: Starship SN15 Test Launch Campaign - UPDATES
« Reply #50 on: 04/12/2021 08:52 pm »
https://twitter.com/nasaspaceflight/status/1381711114262695941

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Starship SN15 is snipping on some super cold liquid Nitrogen. Not her favorite tipple (CH4/LOX), but it'll get the party started.

Cryogenic Proof Testing:
➡️youtube.com/watch?v=CfdFqc

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Re: Starship SN15 Test Launch Campaign - UPDATES
« Reply #51 on: 04/12/2021 09:01 pm »
Frost is forming!

Many thanks to Mary for being out there once again!  ;D
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Re: Starship SN15 Test Launch Campaign - UPDATES
« Reply #52 on: 04/12/2021 09:03 pm »
https://twitter.com/nasaspaceflight/status/1381714324541046784

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Frost ring starting to form as Starship SN15 heads into the cryo proof test proper, filling up with liquid nitrogen.

Mary (@BocaChicaGal) view:

youtube.com/watch?v=CfdFqc

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Re: Starship SN15 Test Launch Campaign - UPDATES
« Reply #53 on: 04/12/2021 10:14 pm »
LOX tank fully frosted, now into CH4 Tank Frosting

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Re: Starship SN15 Test Launch Campaign - UPDATES
« Reply #54 on: 04/12/2021 10:23 pm »
CH4 tank frost ring now visible

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Re: Starship SN15 Test Launch Campaign - UPDATES
« Reply #55 on: 04/12/2021 10:38 pm »
Looks like dumping of LN2 from a pipe out of the bottom, followed by a lot of off-and-on (depress? maintenance?) venting.

Per LabPadre Pad Cam
« Last Edit: 04/12/2021 10:39 pm by StevenOBrien »

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Re: Starship SN15 Test Launch Campaign - UPDATES
« Reply #56 on: 04/12/2021 11:54 pm »
https://twitter.com/nextspaceflight/status/1381756205954043908?

Edit: NASASpaceFlight has ended their (3 hour) stream.
« Last Edit: 04/12/2021 11:56 pm by Everything Space »
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Re: Starship SN15 Test Launch Campaign - UPDATES
« Reply #57 on: 04/13/2021 08:32 am »
When it's getting late and you can't fall asleep ... do a puzzle?

SN15, now with bonus TPS.

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Re: Starship SN15 Test Launch Campaign - UPDATES
« Reply #58 on: 04/13/2021 02:49 pm »
Foggy day in starbase!

Aft flaps currently are deployed and being worked on

Thrust ram still remains under the vehicle

Closure for today from noon-8pm still remains active, perhaps signaling another test.

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Re: Starship SN15 Test Launch Campaign - UPDATES
« Reply #59 on: 04/13/2021 08:25 pm »
New closures have been posted for the rest of the week!
« Last Edit: 04/13/2021 08:26 pm by RocketLover0119 »
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