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Re: Starship SN9 Test Launch Campaign - UPDATES
« Reply #460 on: 01/28/2021 05:42 pm »
Message saying scrub on the FAA website has been taken down. Good sign (?)

https://www.fly.faa.gov/adv/adv_spt.jsp
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Re: Starship SN9 Test Launch Campaign - UPDATES
« Reply #461 on: 01/28/2021 05:44 pm »
Update from Elon:
https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1354862567680847876

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Unlike its aircraft division, which is fine, the FAA space division has a fundamentally broken regulatory structure.

Their rules are meant for a handful of expendable launches per year from a few government facilities. Under those rules, humanity will never get to Mars.

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Re: Starship SN9 Test Launch Campaign - UPDATES
« Reply #462 on: 01/28/2021 06:46 pm »
Tank farm and grass venting are alive, DONT expect this to be flight related.
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Re: Starship SN9 Test Launch Campaign - UPDATES
« Reply #463 on: 01/28/2021 06:53 pm »
https://twitter.com/chrisg_nsf/status/1354878213143613444

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Well... a test of some kind is beginning. #StarshipSN9

Watch live: youtube.com/watch?v=n5kVZl…

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Re: Starship SN9 Test Launch Campaign - UPDATES
« Reply #464 on: 01/28/2021 06:56 pm »
https://twitter.com/sciguyspace/status/1354880986866208769

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Elon Musk is apparently working the phones with the FAA right now to try and secure approval for the 10km attempt.

I have no idea what happens next, but they're preparing to load propellant into Starship SN9.

Of course still need a TFR for flight and surely that needs notice so aircraft can avoid.
« Last Edit: 01/28/2021 06:57 pm by FutureSpaceTourist »

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Re: Starship SN9 Test Launch Campaign - UPDATES
« Reply #465 on: 01/28/2021 06:56 pm »
Vehicle propellant loading underway

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Re: Starship SN9 Test Launch Campaign - UPDATES
« Reply #466 on: 01/28/2021 07:01 pm »
A new NOTAM issued for today.
We are all interested in the future, for that is where you and I are going to spend the rest of our lives.

Re: Starship SN9 Test Launch Campaign - UPDATES
« Reply #467 on: 01/28/2021 07:13 pm »
A new NOTAM issued for today.

That's for only 7200 feet, not safe for flight.

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Re: Starship SN9 Test Launch Campaign - UPDATES
« Reply #468 on: 01/28/2021 07:18 pm »
Interestingly the cops have left the roadblock. Might be setting up to be ready at a minutes notice of approval.

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« Last Edit: 01/28/2021 07:21 pm by RocketLover0119 »
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Re: Starship SN9 Test Launch Campaign - UPDATES
« Reply #469 on: 01/28/2021 07:19 pm »
No clue what this means but hey we all like straws to grasp at right?

https://twitter.com/RGVaerialphotos/status/1354886318187282433

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Re: Starship SN9 Test Launch Campaign - UPDATES
« Reply #471 on: 01/28/2021 07:36 pm »
https://twitter.com/nasaspaceflight/status/1354890574076268547

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Methane Vent for Starship SN9, so they are deep into the countdown. Will either be a WDR or a launch - pending if the FAA says yes or not.

➡️youtube.com/watch?v=n5kVZl…

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Re: Starship SN9 Test Launch Campaign - UPDATES
« Reply #472 on: 01/28/2021 07:41 pm »
Tri venting has started, cars left the roadblock.

If they were trying to fly, 12 minutes.
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Re: Starship SN9 Test Launch Campaign - UPDATES
« Reply #473 on: 01/28/2021 07:41 pm »
We have Tri-venting taking place

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Re: Starship SN9 Test Launch Campaign - UPDATES
« Reply #474 on: 01/28/2021 07:43 pm »
https://twitter.com/wapodavenport/status/1354892602907258883

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Statement from the FAA just now re the SpaceX SN9 flight: “We will continue working with SpaceX to resolve outstanding safety issues before we approve the next test flight.”

Not a surprise, still no flight TFR
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Re: Starship SN9 Test Launch Campaign - UPDATES
« Reply #475 on: 01/28/2021 07:52 pm »
« Last Edit: 01/28/2021 07:53 pm by FutureSpaceTourist »

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Re: Starship SN9 Test Launch Campaign - UPDATES
« Reply #476 on: 01/28/2021 08:17 pm »
Road block was upgraded. White truck left, replaced by what looks to be police.
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Re: Starship SN9 Test Launch Campaign - UPDATES
« Reply #478 on: 01/28/2021 09:11 pm »
Moderator:
A friendly reminder that SN9 test launch updates AND ONLY updates are to be posted here.

Discussions of updates are to be posted to the current discussion thread here: https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=52701.0

(One poster has had two deletions from this very thread within the span of a few hours.)
« Last Edit: 01/28/2021 09:20 pm by zubenelgenubi »
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