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Space X Starship Test Flight

robin h 25

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Next up will soon be SN16

It looks like SN16 will no longer be having a test flight, as SN17 / SN18/ and SN19 have all been scrapped,
SN16 is now going to sit on a display stand, right next to SN15,
Due to Space X pushing forward with their development, there jumping straight to SN20, which will be the first orbital test flight as well as the test flight of the Super Heavy Booster BN3,

The orbital test flights are due to start at around the end of July as Space X are rapidly constructing their orbital launch platform and orbital launch tower,

This is just a video of the most recent events at Space X Starship launch facility of what going on,

Next set of test flights will be SN20 and BN3, aimed towards end of July, going into August and onward's.
 

TomBerry

Bright Spark
It looks like SN16 will no longer be having a test flight, as SN17 / SN18/ and SN19 have all been scrapped,
SN16 is now going to sit on a display stand, right next to SN15,
Due to Space X pushing forward with their development, there jumping straight to SN20, which will be the first orbital test flight as well as the test flight of the Super Heavy Booster BN3,

The orbital test flights are due to start at around the end of July as Space X are rapidly constructing their orbital launch platform and orbital launch tower,

This is just a video of the most recent events at Space X Starship launch facility of what going on,

Next set of test flights will be SN20 and BN3, aimed towards end of July, going into August and onward's.
Was quite upset when I saw SN16 heading to the display stands if I'm being honest, was excited to see one final 10km hop to see if their successful landing with SN15 wasn't just a fluke 😢 Ah well...roll on the end of July!
 

robin h 25

Gold Level Poster
Starship Super Heavy Booster BN3 has been rolled out and now sits on a suborbital launch pad for testing, though it won't be having a test flight, just a ground test of fuel tank pressure testing and then maybe some engines installs for some engine static fires??, then scrapped,

Super Heavy Booster BN4 is going to fly with SN20 stacked on top, which is going to be a sight to see,

Another video of recent events at SpaceX with BN3 rolling out,



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Super Heavy Booster BN3, 3 engine static fire...
More engines will be added soon, for a 9 engine static fire.
 
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robin h 25

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Super Heavy Booster BN4 is now being rolled out to the orbital launch platform with 29 raptor engines already installed on it,

Starship SN20 is almost complete, the nose cone just needs stacking and then the remaining of the heat shield tiles to be applied, then it should be ready soon to roll out to the orbital platform to be stacked on top of the booster,

Sad part is that BN4 and SN20 may not survive as SpaceX will be landing them both in the ocean.

I found animation video that someone has done, that shows how the test flight should be, when it's ready to fly...
 
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robin h 25

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Starship SN20 is now being rolled out to the orbital launch platform to be stacked on top of the booster.
 
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robin h 25

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The first fully stacked Starship and Booster.


starship s20 lift.png


starship s20 (2).png


starship s20 3 (2).png



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Starship has been destacked from the booster and is heading back to the high bay to have the rest of it's heat shields tiles finished off,

some much better pictures.
Starship Full Stack.jpg

Starship Full Stack 3.jpg

Starship Full Stack 2.jpg
 
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robin h 25

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We should be getting closer to Starship first orbital launch, at the start of this year, Space X had planned to do it's first orbital Starship test towards the end of July, but their plans are always changing,

We could be looking at a late December or sometime just after the new year for the first orbital flight to happen,

Starship made history again with the test firing of all six engines, three sea level engines and 3 space vacuum engines at the same time...

Time to get the super glue out as Ship20 lost a few heat shield tiles during the static fire test.
 
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