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Will there be a static fire of Transporter-3?

The booster is B1058.10, and so far no indication of static fire yet. The launch vehicle is already vertical with the payload

Did I miss a Static Fire for this, seems there wasn't one.

Maybe it corelates to the more recently produced Block 5 boosters.
Wildly optimistic prediction, Superheavy recovery on IFT-4 or IFT-5 (Welp a little early on IFT-4, but still have a shot at 5)

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Will there be a static fire of Transporter-3?

The booster is B1058.10, and so far no indication of static fire yet. The launch vehicle is already vertical with the payload
Successful launch & landing of Transporter-3 at 10:25 AM EST, no static fire
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Will there be a Static Fire for Starlink 4-6?

My >guesses<

Yes, if it's 1049.12, a use before its deduced, final, expendable flight in the coming months.

Yes, if it's 1052.3, following its refurbishment from Falcon Heavy side booster to single stick.

No, if it's 1060.10, 1061.6, or 1067.4.

Counting out 1069.2 for now.
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Offline Alvian@IDN

Static fire has occurred for CSG-2 launch. Booster number currently unknown
https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/1485362210935226368?t=nNp5EfIk3_OtwE-cifZGIw&s=19
« Last Edit: 01/23/2022 09:41 pm by Alvian@IDN »
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Catching up on Falcon 9 static fire tests since January:

April 5:

https://twitter.com/spacex/status/1511393752312520706

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Static fire test of Falcon 9 complete – targeting Friday, April 15 for launch of the NROL-85 mission from Vandenberg in California. The Falcon 9 first stage supporting this mission previously launched NROL-87 in February.

April 6:

https://twitter.com/spacex/status/1511784137861988356

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Static fire test of Falcon 9 complete – targeting Friday, April 8 at 11:17 a.m. ET for launch of @Axiom_Space’s Ax-1 mission; weather forecast is currently 80% favorable for liftoff and teams are monitoring conditions along the ascent corridor

April 20:

https://twitter.com/spacex/status/1516781850873659392

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Static fire test of Falcon 9 complete ahead of the Crew-4 mission to the @space_station

August 25:

https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/1562809375411974144

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Static fire test complete – targeting Saturday, August 27 at 10:22 p.m. ET for a Falcon 9 launch of 54 Starlink satellites to orbit from SLC-40 in Florida; team is keeping an eye on weather

September 11:

https://twitter.com/spacex/status/1568956790934470656

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Static fire test of Falcon 9 complete – targeting Tuesday, September 13 for launch of 54 Starlink satellites to orbit from SLC-40 in Florida → spacex.com/launches/sl4-34/

October 2:

https://twitter.com/spacex/status/1576667594899173376

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Static fire test of Falcon 9 complete ahead of the Crew-5 mission to the @space_station

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