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(SpaceX)   Time for another high-altitude bellyflop by Starship SN9. Eat your heart out, Greg Louganis   (spacex.com) divider line
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2021-01-27 10:30:15 PM  
Ha!  Nice one, subs.
 
2021-01-28 3:22:30 AM  
Hopefully it won't smack its head against the board.

/Subby jinxed it.
 
2021-01-28 9:26:49 AM  
SN8 was absolutely spectacular. I hope SN9 succeeds.
 
2021-01-28 9:39:27 AM  

Destructor: SN8 was absolutely spectacular. I hope SN9 succeeds.


After what we saw with SN8, there's a decent chance SN9 gets it right.
 
2021-01-28 9:45:33 AM  
If it nails the landing, we're having steak for dinner.
 
2021-01-28 9:48:23 AM  
Yesssssss. Bring it!
 
2021-01-28 9:49:55 AM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Destructor: SN8 was absolutely spectacular. I hope SN9 succeeds.

After what we saw with SN8, there's a decent chance SN9 gets it right.


I am really crossing my fingers. I'd like to someday ride on one of those things. I know, it's unlikely. But hey. A man can dream...

A man can dream...

dready zim: If it nails the landing, we're having steak for dinner.


Same.
 
2021-01-28 9:51:10 AM  
I'm wearing my quasi-official SpaceX hat all day today.
 
2021-01-28 9:58:17 AM  

Destructor: I'd like to someday ride on one of those things. I know, it's unlikely. But hey. A man can dream...


You and me both.  Hell, I'd even take a sub-orbital flight with Blue Origin.  Better start saving my pennies now...
 
2021-01-28 10:05:42 AM  
NerdleCam says they're good for an attempt today, from 9 am to 6 pm CST.  Going to try for 10 KM altitude.

They've got the checklist up on the screen now.  First item (Arming FTS) is checked off.
 
2021-01-28 10:38:41 AM  
But can it accomplish the Triple Lindy?
 
2021-01-28 10:40:56 AM  
I love that they already have a downloadable user's guide on their website.
 
2021-01-28 11:30:17 AM  
Heh.  Check LabPadre's Nerdle Cam.  Their Chyron is calling out some Twitch user who's illegally restreaming them.
 
2021-01-28 11:34:15 AM  
Guess he got the message.  Chyron is back to normal now.
 
2021-01-28 12:19:31 PM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: NerdleCam says they're good for an attempt today, from 9 am to 6 pm CST.  Going to try for 10 KM altitude.

They've got the checklist up on the screen now.  First item (Arming FTS) is checked off.


9 hours to reach 10km?  That's one slow rocket! :)
 
2021-01-28 12:29:45 PM  

Loren: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: NerdleCam says they're good for an attempt today, from 9 am to 6 pm CST.  Going to try for 10 KM altitude.

They've got the checklist up on the screen now.  First item (Arming FTS) is checked off.

9 hours to reach 10km?  That's one slow rocket! :)


Heh.  Check out Leonard Wibberley's novel 'The Mouse on the Moon'.  For a silly little 1960's Cold War political satire, he did have one surprising insight.

Grand Fenwick's rocket was nuclear powered, and could afford to do constant boost, at a very low acceleration.  So instead of Apollo's three days to the moon, they took a *lot* longer - as you said, a very slow rocket - but they had a lot less stress on the vehicle, and the engineering was much easier.

And I just saw that the launch attempt for SN9 has been scrubbed for today.  No word why that I've seen.  Winds are currently 18 mph, gusting to 24.  I would think that that's in spec, but maybe they're being cautious, or maybe it's something else.
 
2021-01-28 12:47:24 PM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: nd I just saw that the launch attempt for SN9 has been scrubbed for today.


Yeah, lots of chat about that. Seems the FAA have said the TFR is postponed
 
2021-01-28 12:47:59 PM  
Bah, no steak today.
 
2021-01-28 3:33:44 PM  

dready zim: Bah, no steak today.


I'm not 100% sure they *have* given up on today.  The chyron currently reads 'Launch attempt on hold pending FAA approval'.  Unclear if a launch attempt may yet happen today.  Other testing still possible.

Also, I just saw something venting from midway up Starship.

My guess is 'other testing' of some sort.
 
2021-01-28 3:38:23 PM  
... And here's their status checklist (all times CST).  I love the last entry.

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2021-01-28 3:51:36 PM  
It's making a lot of noise for something that isn't going to fly soon
 
2021-01-28 4:13:18 PM  
Looks like a band of frost around the lower tank area...
 
2021-01-28 5:19:12 PM  
Scrubbed
 
2021-01-28 7:48:09 PM  

marleymaniac: Scrubbed


Tomorrow, tomorrow, I love you, tomorrow. You're always a day away...

/better safe than sorry. I'll allow it.
 
2021-01-29 12:35:37 AM  

Destructor: marleymaniac: Scrubbed

Tomorrow, tomorrow, I love you, tomorrow. You're always a day away...

/better safe than sorry. I'll allow it.


So, today's test was scrubbed by *the FAA*?  Anyone know *why*?
 
2021-01-29 10:01:58 AM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Destructor: marleymaniac: Scrubbed

Tomorrow, tomorrow, I love you, tomorrow. You're always a day away...

/better safe than sorry. I'll allow it.

So, today's test was scrubbed by *the FAA*?  Anyone know *why*?


Ah.  Apparently they didn't like something about the paperwork to get approval for the flight.
 
2021-01-29 11:19:25 AM  
Looks like today is a no-go as well
 
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