SpaceX Starship SN9 May Launch Today! (It did but ….)

UPDATE: SN9 did launch today. It made it all the way to the landing flip where one engine did not ignite properly. The rocket over rotated as it appears that the single engine could not correct the rotation. It crashed almost on its side. When SpaceX or someone puts up video of the flight I will add it to this post.

I have a couple of live stream websites up on my computer and am watching for the launch. It seems that SpaceX has overcome the hurdles that the FAA put in front of them. It is a beautiful day in the farthest of South Texas and great for a test flight. I am hoping that it all goes well and they stick the landing today. SpaceX will live stream the launch once again and it will probably be the best view in the “house”.

Here is a screen capture from LabPadre. SN9 is on the right with its fins extended. Go to LabPadre’s YouTube channel and select the Nerdle Cam to watch the preliminaries.

SpaceX Starship SN9 in preparation for launch with its fins extended.  Also picture are Starship SN10, Test Article SN7.2, and Starship Hopper.
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3 Responses to SpaceX Starship SN9 May Launch Today! (It did but ….)

  1. drjim says:

    One hell of a belly flop, though!

    Looks like the second engine tried several times to relight, but nada.

  2. Old NFO says:

    Engine problems again… sigh… 1 fired, 1 didn’t… Dammit!

  3. BillB says:

    drjim, Old NFO

    Yeap! Hopefully they can get a fix for SN10. That may delay a flight for a few weeks. But hey, it’s “Rocket Science™”.

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