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SpaceX Starship SN9 experimental test vehicle

scaesare

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So I wonder if the additional fires are to test the header tank pressure mods they are implementing?

It doesn't seem to me we've seen any evidence that engine re-ignitions themselves are a problem. but then again we have a pretty limited set of data for Raptors. Any chance the third engine on SN8 was supposed to re-light for landing and didn't?
 

Grendal

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Electroman

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Aug 18, 2012
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That guy Pranay Pathole, Elon Musk responds a lot. Very knowledgeable, always comes up with a great quote or highly relevant bit of historical information for every Elon's tweet.
 

scaesare

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Well that stinks. I wonder if it was the reason for the triple static fire, or resulted from it. Or unrelated completely.

Or possibly related to falling over in the high bay...
 

mongo

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HVM

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"As early as Monday, February 1, the SpaceX team will attempt a high-altitude flight test of Starship serial number 9 (SN9)"
-SpX
 

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