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Re: Starship SN9 Test Launch Campaign - UPDATES
« Reply #80 on: 12/28/2020 06:59 pm »
New test dates, reason currently unknown

https://twitter.com/bocaroad/status/1343647646813077505

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Primary Date: Closure Scheduled for Monday January 4, 2021 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

https://twitter.com/bocaroad/status/1343647165059633164

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Secondary Date: Closure Scheduled for Tuesday 5, 2021 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

https://twitter.com/bocaroad/status/1343647167106473989

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Secondary Date: Closure Scheduled for Wednesday 6, 2021 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
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Re: Starship SN9 Test Launch Campaign - UPDATES
« Reply #81 on: 12/28/2020 11:52 pm »
vehicles returning to pad and road is open per lab padre.
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"The Starship has landed"

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Re: Starship SN9 Test Launch Campaign - UPDATES
« Reply #82 on: 12/29/2020 01:12 am »
SN9 venting.
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Re: Starship SN9 Test Launch Campaign - UPDATES
« Reply #83 on: 12/29/2020 03:03 am »


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Starship SN9ís tanks are pressurized to confirm their strength before they are cryogenically tested with liquid nitrogen. Once these tanking tests are complete, SpaceX will perform a static fire test of the three Raptor engines. If successful, SN9 will be ready to fly a profile similar to SN8, though hopefully sticking the landing this time.

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Re: Starship SN9 Test Launch Campaign - UPDATES
« Reply #84 on: 12/29/2020 04:39 pm »
Per LabPadre: Barricades just went out to close the road, convoy of cars left pad, car park at pad looks mostly empty, grass venting has started.

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Re: Starship SN9 Test Launch Campaign - UPDATES
« Reply #85 on: 12/29/2020 05:14 pm »
CH4 vent

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Re: Starship SN9 Test Launch Campaign - UPDATES
« Reply #86 on: 12/29/2020 06:45 pm »
Tank farm venting

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Re: Starship SN9 Test Launch Campaign - UPDATES
« Reply #87 on: 12/29/2020 06:59 pm »
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Re: Starship SN9 Test Launch Campaign - UPDATES
« Reply #88 on: 12/29/2020 07:33 pm »
Frost lines now forming
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Re: Starship SN9 Test Launch Campaign - UPDATES
« Reply #89 on: 12/29/2020 08:26 pm »
Big vent

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Re: Starship SN9 Test Launch Campaign - UPDATES
« Reply #90 on: 12/29/2020 08:29 pm »
https://twitter.com/nasaspaceflight/status/1344031598455492610

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WOW! Amazing RCS testing on Starship SN9. She's alive for the first time! Some sweet cold gas thruster action there! Seemed much more powerful than we've ever seen before (no clue!)
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Re: Starship SN9 Test Launch Campaign - UPDATES
« Reply #91 on: 12/29/2020 08:46 pm »
More SN9 venting

Edit to add: double vent
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Re: Starship SN9 Test Launch Campaign - UPDATES
« Reply #92 on: 12/29/2020 09:25 pm »
Mary reports road is now open

Edit up add: vehicle returning to pad

Stream now wrapping up
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Re: Starship SN9 Test Launch Campaign - UPDATES
« Reply #93 on: 12/29/2020 11:19 pm »
Still of thruster test

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Re: Starship SN9 Test Launch Campaign - UPDATES
« Reply #94 on: 12/30/2020 12:06 am »
Sunrise with SN9.
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Re: Starship SN9 Test Launch Campaign - UPDATES
« Reply #95 on: 12/30/2020 05:24 am »
Starship SN9 was loaded with liquid nitrogen and pressurized to confirm its tanks can withstand flight pressures. Reaction control system thrusters are also fired.

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Re: Starship SN9 Test Launch Campaign - UPDATES
« Reply #96 on: 12/30/2020 10:14 am »

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Re: Starship SN9 Test Launch Campaign - UPDATES
« Reply #97 on: 12/30/2020 01:16 pm »
Today's closure "revoked"

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Re: Starship SN9 Test Launch Campaign - UPDATES
« Reply #98 on: 12/30/2020 05:12 pm »
twitter.com/erdayastronaut/status/1344343839302148099?

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How're you feeling about SN9? What exactly had to be addressed to keep the CH4 tank from losing pressure? Any hardware changes or just software? Header tanks are also back pressurized with GCH4 and GOX, right?

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SN9 will press CH4 header tank with helium. Long-term solution is under debate. Not clear what is lightest/simplest.
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Re: Starship SN9 Test Launch Campaign - UPDATES
« Reply #99 on: 12/30/2020 07:43 pm »
Sunrise with SN9.
Work continues on SN9.
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