Yeah, actually not good. Team is assessing damage.
Cryogenic fuel is an added challenge, as it evaporates to create fuel-air explosion risk in a partially oxygen atmosphere like Earth.That said, we have a lot of sensors to detect this. More later.
Elon, would it be possible to maybe burn/evaporate the leaks caused before ignition? I guess space shuttle used to do this, they used to setup small sparks under the shuttle's engine section & burn off all the Hydrogen leaks that may have happened before ignition ...
That is one of the things we will be doing going forward.This particular issue, however, was specific to the engine spin start test (Raptor has a complex start sequence). Going forward, we won’t do a spin start test with all 33 engines at once.
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Definitely some damage around the OLM, and im sure there's damage we can't see, but overall, I think this could have been worse. Best of luck to the teams that will be working to get everything fixed!📷: Me for @TLPN_Official#TLPNews #TLPNetwork
Crews inspect the damage to B7, B7.1 & the OLM - 12th July 2022 2:14pm 🚀 #Starship #Starbase #SpaceX
A Raptor was spotted heading towards the Launch Site and was moved near Booster 7. Watch Live with @NASASpaceflight to see if they swap a Raptor.📺nsf.live/starbase
Seems like SpaceX teams might start Booster 7 repairs right there at the launch site.
Raptor seen coming out of the business end of Booster 7. Seems like they might use the crane mounted on the OLM (guess that's what it was for 😏)nsf.live/starbase
SPMTs have arrived to transport B7 back to the production site for check outs. #starship
Interesting that they're spraying down the dirt berm near Ship 24 with water.