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SpaceX Starship
« on: September 05, 2020, 09:57:02 PM »
Starship     Super Heavy Booster
SN20

SN18

SN17

SN16

SN15 - successful launch to 10km and successful landing

SN14

SN13

SN12

SN11 - exploded in flight

SN10 - successful launch to 10km altitude, successful belly-flop maneuver, successful landing.
Exploded after 8 minutes of landing

SN9 - successful launch to 10km altitude, successful belly-flop maneuver, engine failure resulted in loss of control on landing

SN8 - successful launch to 12km altitude, successful belly-flop maneuver, fuel-flow issue on landing resulting in destruction 

SN6 - successful 150 meter hop

SN5 - first successful 150 meter hop

SN4 - fail
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BN2

BN3

Booster 4
        
     

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Re: SpaceX Starship
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2020, 06:37:27 AM »
SpaceX Starship prototype finally flies
by Jeff Foust — August 5, 2020

https://spacenews.com/spacex-starship-prototype-finally-flies/

WASHINGTON — After months of delays and testing setbacks, a prototype of SpaceX’s Starship next-generation reusable launch vehicle made a brief “hop” flight Aug. 4 at the company’s South Texas test site.

The Starship SN5 vehicle, powered by a single Raptor engine, lifted off shortly before 8 p.m. Eastern at SpaceX’s site in Boca Chica, Texas. The flight was intended to reach an altitude of 150 meters, although SpaceX did not disclose the exact altitude the vehicle reached.

After flying a short distance sideways, it descended to a landing on a nearby pad about 45 seconds after liftoff. Six landing legs, tucked underneath the skirt surrounding the engine bay, deployed shortly before landing.

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Around the time of that event, SpaceX was facing criticism from NASA for appearing to devote more attention to Starship than its Crew Dragon commercial crew vehicle, which the agency was counting on SpaceX to complete to enable the return of human orbital spaceflight to the United States.

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, in a tweet the day before that event last September, expressed his concerns bluntly. “Commercial Crew is years behind schedule. NASA expects to see the same level of enthusiasm focused on the investments of the American taxpayer. It’s time to deliver.”

SpaceX did deliver with the Demo-2 mission, which successfully flew two NASA astronauts to the International Space Station and returned them to Earth Aug. 2 after a two-month mission. Bridenstine said he was pleased, recalling those earlier comments.

“I want to tell you, Elon, you responded absolutely magnificently,” Bridenstine said at an Aug. 2 ceremony at Ellington Field, near the Johnson Space Center, to welcome back the astronauts. “You have delivered beyond anything any of us would have expected.”

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Official SpaceX video

https://youtu.be/s1HA9LlFNM0

Starship SN5 150m Flight Test
Aug 4, 2020


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Re: SpaceX Starship
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2020, 02:21:22 AM »
Official SpaceX video

https://youtu.be/s1HA9LlFNM0

Starship SN5 150m Flight Test
Aug 4, 2020





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Re: SpaceX Starship
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2020, 02:48:14 AM »

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Re: SpaceX Starship
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2020, 02:48:49 AM »
First flight with a fully stacked Starship with SN8

A mini-documentary by Cosmic Perspective

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrVqLhhd1zo


























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Re: SpaceX Starship
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2021, 01:52:50 PM »
SN9 flipped successfully, but the landing was even less successful than SN8

Successful launch . . . flip maneuver . . . still didn't stick the landing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zZ7fIkpBgs















One of two engines failed to fire




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Re: SpaceX Starship
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2021, 02:09:30 AM »
It finally landed successfully with SN10

SUCCESS!!!!




























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Re: SpaceX Starship
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2021, 07:11:04 AM »

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Re: SpaceX Starship
« Reply #11 on: April 17, 2021, 09:27:28 AM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-sA3R4MWjA

NASA is getting ready to send astronauts to explore more of the Moon as part of the Artemis program, and the agency has selected SpaceX to continue development of the first commercial human lander that will safely carry the next two American astronauts to the lunar surface.

The agency’s powerful Space Launch System rocket will launch four astronauts aboard the Orion spacecraft for their multi-day journey to lunar orbit. There, two crew members will transfer to the SpaceX human landing system (HLS) for the final leg of their journey to the surface of the Moon. After approximately a week exploring the surface, they will board the lander for their short trip back to orbit where they will return to Orion and their colleagues before heading back to Earth.







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Re: SpaceX Starship
« Reply #12 on: April 22, 2021, 04:58:40 AM »
Valhalla: Footage of SpaceX Starships SN8-SN11 - 4K
Premiered Apr 19, 2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4D02-Kw0mPU


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Re: SpaceX Starship
« Reply #13 on: May 06, 2021, 08:34:39 AM »
SpaceX view

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9eoubnO-pE

As early as Wednesday, May 5, the SpaceX team will attempt a high-altitude flight test of Starship serial number 15 (SN15) – our fifth high-altitude flight test of a Starship prototype from Starbase in Texas. SN15 has vehicle improvements across structures, avionics and software, and the engines that will allow more speed and efficiency throughout production and flight: specifically, a new enhanced avionics suite, updated propellant architecture in the aft skirt, and a new Raptor engine design and configuration.

Similar to previous high-altitude flight tests of Starship, SN15 will be powered through ascent by three Raptor engines, each shutting down in sequence prior to the vehicle reaching apogee – approximately 10 km in altitude. SN15 will perform a propellant transition to the internal header tanks, which hold landing propellant, before reorienting itself for reentry and a controlled aerodynamic descent.


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