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Re: Starship Epoch Ecosystem Tweet History - UPDATES
« Reply #500 on: 10/17/2023 05:15 am »
October 16th 2023 Updates:  B9 &
S25 restacked

https://twitter.com/spacex/status/1714051530188579283
Tweet contents:  Starship fully stacked while team prepares for a launch rehearsal. We continue to work with the FAA on a launch license[/quote]

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Re: Starship Epoch Ecosystem Tweet History - UPDATES
« Reply #501 on: 10/21/2023 05:11 am »
October 20th 2023 Updates:  S26 static fire & IFT-2 progress

twitter.com/spacex/status/1715518177508282454
Tweet contents:  Single engine static fire demonstrating flight-like startup for a Starship deorbit burn

https://twitter.com/spacex/status/1715518513060704608

https://twitter.com/spacex/status/1715535610419851594
Tweet contents:  Starship team preparing for additional preflight tests in advance of a full launch rehearsal while continuing to work with the FAA on the Flight 2 license[/quote]
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Re: Starship Epoch Ecosystem Tweet History - UPDATES
« Reply #502 on: 10/25/2023 04:47 am »
October 24th 2023 Updates:  Starship ready for IFT-2

twitter.com/spacex/status/1716979479845953646
Tweet contents:  Starship and Super Heavy were loaded with more than 10 million pounds of propellant today in a flight-like rehearsal ahead of launch

https://twitter.com/spacex/status/1716979627154149710
Tweet contents:  Vehicle is ready for the second test flight of a fully integrated Starship, pending regulatory approval
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Re: Starship Epoch Ecosystem Tweet History - UPDATES
« Reply #503 on: 11/03/2023 06:46 pm »
November 3rd 2023 Updates:  Possible IFT-2 timescale & flight details

https://twitter.com/spacex/status/1720523323212492904
Tweet contents:  The second flight test of a fully integrated Starship could launch as soon as mid-November, pending regulatory approval → spacex.com

https://www.spacex.com/launches/mission/?missionId=starship-flight-2

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The second flight test of a fully integrated Starship could launch as soon as mid-November, pending regulatory approval.

A live webcast of the flight test will begin about 30 minutes before liftoff, which you can watch here and on X @SpaceX. As is the case with all developmental testing, the schedule is dynamic and likely to change, so be sure to stay tuned to our X account for updates.

Starship’s first flight test provided numerous lessons learned that directly contributed to several upgrades to both the vehicle and ground infrastructure to improve the probability of success on future flights. The second flight test will debut a hot-stage separation system and a new electronic Thrust Vector Control (TVC) system for Super Heavy Raptor engines, in addition to reinforcements to the pad foundation and a water-cooled steel flame deflector, among many other enhancements.

This rapid iterative development approach has been the basis for all of SpaceX’s major innovative advancements, including Falcon, Dragon, and Starlink. Recursive improvement is essential as we work to build a fully reusable transportation system capable of carrying both crew and cargo to Earth orbit, help humanity return to the Moon, and ultimately travel to Mars and beyond.

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HR/MIN/SEC   EVENT
02:00:00   SpaceX Flight Director conducts poll and verifies GO for propellant load
01:37:00   Booster LOX (liquid oxygen) load underway
01:37:00   Booster fuel load (liquid methane) underway
01:17:00   Ship fuel load (liquid methane) underway
01:13:00   Ship LOX load underway
00:19:40   Raptor begins engine chill on booster and ship
00:00:10   Flame deflector activation
00:00:03   Raptor ignition sequence begins
00:00:00   Excitement guaranteed

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HR/MIN/SEC   EVENT
00:00:02   Liftoff
00:00:52   Max Q (moment of peak mechanical stress on the rocket)
00:02:39   Booster MECO (most engines cut off)
00:02:41   Hot-staging (Starship Raptor ignition and stage separation)
00:02:53   Booster boostback burn startup
00:03:47   Booster boostback burn shutdown
00:06:18   Booster is transonic
00:06:30   Booster landing burn startup
00:06:48   Booster landing burn shutdown
00:08:33   Starship engine cutoff
01:17:21   Starship entry
01:28:43   Starship is transonic
01:30:00   An exciting landing!
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Re: Starship Epoch Ecosystem Tweet History - UPDATES
« Reply #504 on: 11/11/2023 05:26 am »
November 10th 2023 Updates:  Preparing for IFT-2

https://twitter.com/spacex/status/1723158118706839819
Tweet contents:  Starship preparing to launch as early as November 17, pending final regulatory approval → spacex.com/launches



https://www.spacex.com/launches/mission/?missionId=starship-flight-2

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The second flight test of a fully integrated Starship could launch as soon as early as Friday, November 17, pending final regulatory approval.

A live webcast of the flight test will begin about 30 minutes before liftoff, which you can watch here and on X @SpaceX. As is the case with all developmental testing, the schedule is dynamic and likely to change, so be sure to stay tuned to our X account for updates.

Starship’s first flight test provided numerous lessons learned that directly contributed to several upgrades to both the vehicle and ground infrastructure to improve the probability of success on future flights. The second flight test will debut a hot-stage separation system and a new electronic Thrust Vector Control (TVC) system for Super Heavy Raptor engines, in addition to reinforcements to the pad foundation and a water-cooled steel flame deflector, among many other enhancements.

This rapid iterative development approach has been the basis for all of SpaceX’s major innovative advancements, including Falcon, Dragon, and Starlink. Recursive improvement is essential as we work to build a fully reusable transportation system capable of carrying both crew and cargo to Earth orbit, help humanity return to the Moon, and ultimately travel to Mars and beyond.
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Re: Starship Epoch Ecosystem Tweet History - UPDATES
« Reply #505 on: 11/14/2023 03:37 am »
November 13th 2023 Updates: IFT-2 Launch Date

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1724271004044644800
Tweet contents:  Was just informed that approval to launch should happen in time for a Friday launch

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Re: Starship Epoch Ecosystem Tweet History - UPDATES
« Reply #506 on: 11/15/2023 08:21 pm »
November 15th 2023 Updates:  IFT-2 launch licence granted

https://twitter.com/faanews/status/1724899056315777260
Tweet contents:  The FAA has given license authorization for the second launch of the @SpaceX Starship Super Heavy vehicle. The FAA determined SpaceX met all safety, environmental, policy and financial responsibility requirements.

https://www.faa.gov/space/stakeholder_engagement/spacex_starship

https://twitter.com/spacex/status/1724899815686029329
Tweet contents:  Targeting Friday, November 17 for Starship’s second flight test. A two-hour launch window opens at 7:00 a.m. CT → https://spacex.com/launches
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Re: Starship Epoch Ecosystem Tweet History - UPDATES
« Reply #507 on: 11/16/2023 03:35 pm »
November 16th 2023 Updates:  Starship stacked for flight and new flight date

https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/1725176934609387568
Tweet contents:  Starship stacked for flight. This is another chance to put Starship in a true flight environment, maximizing how much we learn.
Rapid iterative development is essential as we work to build a fully reusable launch system capable of carrying satellites, payloads, crew, and cargo to a variety of orbits and Earth, lunar, and Martian landing sites

Edit to add:

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1725231694645461403
Tweet contents:  We need to replace a grid fin actuator, so launch is postponed to Saturday
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Re: Starship Epoch Ecosystem Tweet History - UPDATES
« Reply #508 on: 11/17/2023 09:29 pm »
November 17th 2023 Updates:  IFT-2 on track

https://twitter.com/spacex/status/1725638059679756507
Tweet contents:  Starship and Super Heavy are ready at the launch pad in Starbase, Texas. Targeting Saturday, November 18 for Starship’s second integrated flight test → spacex.com/launches

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1725640623460380982
Tweet contents:  Starship launch on track for tomorrow morning
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Re: Starship Epoch Ecosystem Tweet History - UPDATES
« Reply #509 on: 11/18/2023 05:20 am »
November 17th 2023 Updates:  Awaiting launch

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1725716693484507282
Tweet contents:  Standing under Starship’s 33 engines

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1725708142636650919
Tweet contents:  Standing below Starship on the night before launch
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« Reply #510 on: 11/18/2023 02:12 pm »
November 18th Updates:  IFT-2

https://twitter.com/spacex/status/1725879726479450297
Tweet contents:  Congratulations to the entire SpaceX team on an exciting second integrated flight test of Starship!
Starship successfully lifted off under the power of all 33 Raptor engines on the Super Heavy Booster and made it through stage separation

Tweet contents:  The booster experienced a rapid unscheduled disassembly shortly after stage separation while Starship's engines fired for several minutes on its way to space

https://twitter.com/spacex/status/1725880321621864787
Tweet contents:  With a test like this, success comes from what we learn, and today’s test will help us improve Starship’s reliability as SpaceX seeks to make life multiplanetary

https://twitter.com/spacex/status/1725890107952218239
Tweet contents:  Starship launches off the pad under the power of all 33 Raptor engines on the Super Heavy Booster

https://twitter.com/spacex/status/1725898823262949586
Tweet contents: Starship liftoff through successful hot-stage separation

https://twitter.com/spacex/status/1725905127113183535
Tweet contents:  Tracking camera views of hot-staging separation

https://twitter.com/spacex/status/1725918203778678979
Tweet contents:  Starship liftoff in slow motion

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1725999525221777561
Tweet contents:  Launch pad is in great shape
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Re: Starship Epoch Ecosystem Tweet History - UPDATES
« Reply #511 on: 11/19/2023 06:21 pm »
November 19th 2023 Updates:  IFT-2 Updates

twitter.com/spacex/status/1726314284488225050
Tweet contents:  Starship’s hot-stage separation was the first time this technique has been done successfully with a vehicle of this size

https://twitter.com/spacex/status/1726316194649846026
Tweet contents:  Watch the three center engines on Starship’s upper stage gimbaling just after separation. Right before they ignite for hot-staging, the engines angle themselves outward to direct their exhaust towards the vented interstage before re-centering for ascent.

Edit to add:

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1726328010499051579
Tweet contents:  Just inspected the Starship launch pad and it is in great condition!
No refurbishment needed to the water-cooled steel plate for next launch.
Congrats to @Spacex team & contractors for engineering & building such a robust system so rapidly!

https://twitter.com/spacex/status/1726386449170501783
Tweet contents:  The world’s most powerful launch vehicle ever developed, powered by 33 Raptor engines, lifting off from Starbase
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Re: Starship Epoch Ecosystem Tweet History - UPDATES
« Reply #512 on: 11/20/2023 01:58 pm »
https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1726422074254578012
Tweet contents: Starship Flight 3 hardware should be ready to fly in 3 to 4 weeks. There are three ships in final production in the high bay (as can be seen from the highway).

For Reference: 3-4 Weeks from date of post (11/19/23): 12/10/23 - 12/17/23

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https://twitter.com/spacex/status/1726666641826857261
Tweet contents:  View from atop the tower at liftoff[/quote]
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« Reply #513 on: 11/21/2023 07:49 am »
November 21st 2023 Updates:  Post IFT-2 statement by SpaceX

https://www.spacex.com/launches/mission/?missionId=starship-flight-2
Statement contents:  NOVEMBER 18, 2023

Starship returned to integrated flight testing with its second launch from Starbase in Texas. While it didn’t happen in a lab or on a test stand, it was absolutely a test. What we did with this second flight will provide invaluable data to continue rapidly developing Starship.

On November 18, 2023, Starship successfully lifted off at 7:02 a.m. CT from Starbase in Texas and achieved a number of major milestones:

All 33 Raptor engines on the Super Heavy Booster started up successfully and, for the first time, completed a full-duration burn during ascent.
Starship executed a successful hot-stage separation, powering down all but three of Super Heavy’s Raptor engines and successfully igniting the six second stage Raptor engines before separating the vehicles. This was the first time this technique has been done successfully with a vehicle of this size.
Following separation, the Super Heavy booster successfully completed its flip maneuver and initiated the boostback burn before it experienced a rapid unscheduled disassembly. The vehicle breakup occurred more than three and a half minutes into the flight at an altitude of ~90 km over the Gulf of Mexico.
Starship's six second stage Raptor engines all started successfully and powered the vehicle to an altitude of ~150 km and a velocity of ~24,000 km/h, becoming the first Starship to reach outer space and nearly completing its full-duration burn.

The flight test’s conclusion came when telemetry was lost near the end of second stage burn prior to engine cutoff after more than eight minutes of flight. The team verified a safe command destruct was appropriately triggered based on available vehicle performance data.
The water-cooled flame deflector and other pad upgrades performed as expected, requiring minimal post-launch work to be ready for upcoming vehicle tests and the next integrated flight test.

With a test like this, success comes from what we learn, and this flight test will help us improve Starship’s reliability as SpaceX seeks to make life multiplanetary. Data review is ongoing as we look for improvements to make for the next flight. The team at Starbase is already working final preparations on the vehicles slated for use in Starship’s third flight test, with Ship and Booster static fires coming up next.

Thank you to our customers, Cameron County, spaceflight fans, and the wider community for the continued support and encouragement. And congratulations to the entire SpaceX team on an exciting second flight test of Starship!

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Re: Starship Epoch Ecosystem Tweet History - UPDATES
« Reply #514 on: 11/22/2023 09:58 am »
November 22nd 2023 Updates:  Next-Gen Raptor

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1727141876879274359
Tweet contents:  "The Raptor Engine is the most advanced engine ever made. We make them one a day."
Could make them faster, but engine production is not the limiting factor.
I’m very excited about the next-gen Raptor engine that is robust enough not to require a heat shield. Will also have more thrust, higher Isp and many other improvements.

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« Reply #515 on: 11/24/2023 07:39 am »
November 24th 2023 Updates:  Starship V2?

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1727967723806761343
Tweet contents:  Four more Starships, the last of V1

Edit to add:

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1728087902087717373
Tweet contents:   Version 2 of the ship holds more propellant, reduces dry mass and improves reliability
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« Reply #516 on: 12/07/2023 05:42 pm »
December 7th 2023 Updates: SpaceX IFT-2 Video

https://spacex.com/spacex/status/1732824684683784516
Tweet contents:  At dawn from the gateway to Mars, the launch of Starship’s second flight test



Couple of booster on-board views attached, just after separation
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« Reply #517 on: 12/18/2023 04:32 pm »
December 18th 2023 Updates:  Flight 3 preparations

https://twitter.com/spacex/status/1736800804219269489
Tweet contents:  Flight 3 vehicles on the pad at Starbase for testing ahead of Starship's next launch

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« Reply #518 on: 12/20/2023 06:30 am »
December 20th 2023 Updates:  S28 & B10 at launch site and S28 static fire

https://twitter.com/spacex/status/1737280247530426857

Edit to add:

https://twitter.com/spacex/status/1737603984997933181
Tweet contents:  Flight 3 Starship completed a full-duration static fire with all six of its Raptor engines

twitter.com/spacex/status/1737604500658249794
Tweet contents:  Slow motion view of six-engine static fire

https://twitter.com/spacex/status/1737604693755585013
Tweet contents:  Additional drone view of Starship static fire
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« Reply #519 on: 12/21/2023 03:15 pm »
December 21st 2023 Updates:  S28 static fire

https://twitter.com/spacex/status/1737864804956844168
[bTweet contents[/b]  Photos from Flight 3 Starship six-engine static fire

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