Starship SN-15 Launch Attempt [Live: 05.05.2021]

in STEMGeeks5 months 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

SN-8

SpaceX: Starship | SN8 | High-Altitude Flight Recap

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

SN-9

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)

SN-10

SpaceX: Starship | SN10 | High-Altitude Flight Test

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

SN-11

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

Spaceflightnow.com: Launch Schedule

Everyday Astronaut: Prelaunch Previews

Data: flightclub.io


Vote for my witness: @blue-witness

Posted with STEMGeeks

Sort:  

Congratulations @bluerobo! You have completed the following achievement on the Hive blockchain and have been rewarded with new badge(s) :

You received more than 2000 HP as payout for your posts and comments.
Your next payout target is 3000 HP.
The unit is Hive Power equivalent because your rewards can be split into HP and HBD

You can view your badges on your board and compare yourself to others in the Ranking
If you no longer want to receive notifications, reply to this comment with the word STOP

Check out the last post from @hivebuzz:

False-Positive phishing alert reported by antivirus software
Feedback from the May 1st Hive Power Up Day
Support the HiveBuzz project. Vote for our proposal!