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Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
« Reply #500 on: 09/08/2022 08:46 pm »
twitter.com/nextspaceflight/status/1567966597469605888

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Frost is forming. If they are really going for all six engines, we should expect quite a lot of liquid oxygen to help weigh the ship down. We previously saw this for Ship 20's six engine firing.

https://twitter.com/nextspaceflight/status/1567977316428697601

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A lot of liquid oxygen is being loaded and still going. They are not even into engine chill yet.

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Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
« Reply #501 on: 09/08/2022 08:57 pm »
Engine chill vents now running on Ship 24. Potential for a static fire in the next 10-20 minutes.

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Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
« Reply #502 on: 09/08/2022 09:20 pm »
Siren. Ship 24 static fire expected in 10 minutes. (4:29PM)

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Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
« Reply #503 on: 09/08/2022 09:32 pm »
https://twitter.com/nasaspaceflight/status/1567989079878340608

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STATIC FIRE! Ship 24 fires up (maybe all six?) engines!

youtube.com/watch?v=4a7-zR…
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Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
« Reply #504 on: 09/08/2022 09:35 pm »
This is fine. (Ship seems to be fine, normal depress venting)
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Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
« Reply #505 on: 09/08/2022 09:37 pm »

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Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
« Reply #506 on: 09/08/2022 09:38 pm »
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S24 6 engine static fire. 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

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Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
« Reply #507 on: 09/08/2022 09:40 pm »
https://twitter.com/csi_starbase/status/1567989756184887297

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Almost 30 damaged or missing tiles on Ship 24 after an six engine static fire test that lasted for 8 seconds!

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Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
« Reply #508 on: 09/08/2022 09:41 pm »
And there does seem to be a fire near Suborbital Pad A now (definitely within the launch site). Picture from LabPadre Nerdle included too.
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Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
« Reply #509 on: 09/08/2022 09:55 pm »
Fire is burning through the grass, down highway 4, in the direction of the production site.

The fire on the pad seems to be a dumpster fire.

Firefighters ready to go in.
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Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
« Reply #510 on: 09/08/2022 10:44 pm »
https://twitter.com/nextspaceflight/status/1568006882094362625

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Grass fire has calmed down a bit. Burning towards the roadblock where the fire department is waiting. They are unable to approach it yet as the vehicle still has propellant.

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Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
« Reply #511 on: 09/08/2022 10:51 pm »
Slow motion static fire view from LabPadre

https://twitter.com/labpadre/status/1568002807474552837

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Looks like S24 lit all six. That's some serious flame! #SpaceX #Starbase #Texas #Starship

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Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
« Reply #512 on: 09/08/2022 10:56 pm »

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Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
« Reply #513 on: 09/08/2022 10:56 pm »
https://twitter.com/spacex/status/1568010239185944576

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Ship 24 completes 6-engine static fire test at Starbase
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Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
« Reply #514 on: 09/08/2022 11:07 pm »
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Almost 30 damaged or missing tiles on Ship 24 after an six engine static fire test that lasted for 8 seconds!

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1568012966989299712

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Yup, there’s a reason we do static fires! Much better to break things on the ground than en route to orbit.
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Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
« Reply #515 on: 09/09/2022 02:34 am »
Brush fire still going after five hours.

In an unexpected twist, the firefighters seem to have changed loyalties and are now setting everything on fire. (Controlled backburning to contain it)
« Last Edit: 09/09/2022 02:48 am by StevenOBrien »

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Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
« Reply #516 on: 09/09/2022 05:45 am »
https://twitter.com/nicansuini/status/1568097588666109952

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Ship 24 rumbles to life with a 6 engine Static Fire this afternoon!

Orbit is hard. The SpaceX team pulled off another major milestone today! Congratulations!

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Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
« Reply #517 on: 09/09/2022 05:52 am »
twitter.com/nasaspaceflight/status/1568051112443367424

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Road has reopened for SpaceXers to return to the pad.

Fire trucks seem OK with the grass fire just burning itself out.

youtube.com/watch?v=mhJRzQ…

https://twitter.com/nasaspaceflight/status/1568057882242957312

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Now the fire trucks are going in.

Attached current Starbase live view shows no sign of fire now.
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Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
« Reply #518 on: 09/09/2022 06:29 am »
Still a few tiny burns left, via LabPadre, but 99% out.

https://youtube.com/watch?v=Lwc1owVFs94
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Re: Super Heavy Booster 7 + Ship 24 - UPDATES
« Reply #519 on: 09/09/2022 02:01 pm »
A view of tile loss due to yesterday’s static fire

https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1568237736867291145

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Before and after S24 6 engine static fire

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