Starship SN-15 Launch Attempt [Live: 05.05.2021]

in STEMGeeks2 years ago

Tim Dodd explains why Starship is attempting a completely new landing maneuver instead of using a Falcon 9 style landing profile and why the flip happens so late: Why does Starship belly flop?

Easiest way to know how close the launch is, check LIVE: Starship SN15 Test Flight by NASASpaceflight.

Rules of thumb:

  • it takes at least an hour to launch after all personal has cleared the area
  • it takes at least 30 minutes after start of propellant loading
  • it takes at least 10 minutes after venting

A detailed look at steps and times before lift-off: How to Predict when Starship will Launch | NSF Explains

Weather is looking bad, for now. Might clear up at the end of the launch window.

Where to watch:

Aspects of Starship

Tim Dodd - YouTube: Complete Guide To Starship: Falcon 9 VS Starship. What's new? What's different?

Starship development history: Wikipedia

Background information about previous SpaceX launches: Wikipedia

Scott Manley: X-Plane: Starship - Flight Simulator for SpaceX's Starship Rocket

Starship Test Campaign


SpaceX: Starship | SN8 | High-Altitude Flight Recap

Scott Manley: SpaceX's Biggest Starship Flight Is A Spectacular Success Even After Crash Landing


SpaceX: Starship | SN9 | High-Altitude Flight Test

Scott Manley: SpaceX Starship Number 9 Makes Perfect* Flight (*except for the landing which was a huge fireball)


SpaceX: Starship | SN10 | High-Altitude Flight Test

Scott Manley: SpaceX's Starship SN10 Successfully Lands After Amazing Flight. Dismantles Itself Spectacularly


Scott Manley: What Happened In The Fog At Boca Chica - What Caused SpaceX's Latest Prototype To Explode?

Useful links to stay up to date on launches:

Check TFR (Temporary flight restrictions) issued by the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration), look for a NOTAM (notice to airmen ) at Brownsville, Texas Launch Schedule

Everyday Astronaut: Prelaunch Previews


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