SpaceX Starship SN-9 10 km Test [Scrubbed]

in STEMGeeks2 years ago (edited)

SpaceX had to stand down yesterday because of outstanding safety issues with the FAA.

The launch window is deliberately chosen to be long so SpaceX has time to get ready and recycle, if necessary.

To check how close the launch is, check LIVE: Starship SN9 Flight Test by NASASpaceflight.

As a rule of thumb: it takes at least an hour to launch after all personal has cleared the area.

SpaceX will try to hop Starship prototype serial number 9 to a hight of 10 km, perform a belly-flop maneuver and try to land again.

SpaceX Starship SN9 Flight setback, CRS-21 return, Blue Origin NS-14

The currently flying prototypes are only the second stage of the final assembly. Elon Musk recently floated a Kerbal Space idea to catch the Starship booster stage, called Super Heavy, without landing legs:

Why SpaceX Wants To Make Landing Super Heavy MORE Difficult

SpaceX news by Marcus House

Check your local time of launch at:

Where to watch:

Background information about previous SpaceX launches: Wikipedia

Starship development history

Useful links to stay up to date on launches: Launch Schedule

Everyday Astronaut: Prelaunch Previews


Space News:

NASA Spaceflight

Be aware, this is rocket surgery.

Small disturbances can lead to postponed launches. Making sure everything is just right is way cheaper than risking big fireworks.

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