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
Starship Test Campaign
Useful links to stay up to date on launches:
Spaceflightnow.com: Launch Schedule
Everyday Astronaut: Prelaunch Previews
Vote for my witness: @blue-witness
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