SpaceX's rapid progress with Starship 28's testing and the successful test of the Detonation Suppression System mark critical milestones in the development of SpaceX's space exploration technology, setting the stage for another launch in just 30 days
Questions to inspire discussion
What recent milestones has SpaceX achieved with Starship 28?
—SpaceX has completed a static fire test for Starship 28 and rolled out Booster 10 for testing, bringing them closer to the next orbital flight.
What changes are happening at the Rocket Garden with Ship 26?
—Ship 26 at the Rocket Garden is undergoing changes, including reinforcement and vertical stringers, as SpaceX shows mixed signals with remaining prototypes and potential new ship lifter.
What hardware pieces are being constructed at the Sanchez Site?
—SpaceX is constructing various hardware pieces at the Sanchez Site, including a white structure and a small platform, which are now mounted atop the white structure inside the Starfactory.
What is the focus of SpaceX's production in 2024?
—Production of Starships will increase in 2024, with a focus on full-stack testing and stress-testing the hold-down clamps in 2023.
What challenges has SpaceX faced with its launch schedule?
—SpaceX has faced challenges with its launch schedule, including delays for the Falcon Heavy mission and the USSF-52 mission.
- 🔥 SpaceX's rapid progress with Starship 28's testing is mind-blowing, setting the stage for another launch in just 30 days.
- 🚀 The successful test of the Detonation Suppression System brings Starship 28 one step closer to its next launch, marking a critical milestone in the development of SpaceX's space exploration technology.
- 🔍 The installation of thick vertical stringers in the same area as Ship 26's reinforcement plate raises questions about potential design issues or the prototype's retirement.
- 🚀 We can expect the production rate of Starships to skyrocket in 2024.
- 🔥 The first Booster 9 test, with its firing of 31 Raptor engines at 50% thrust, was a huge milestone in advancing the Starship test campaign.
- 🔥 Impressive 33-engine static fire of Booster 9 in August.
- 🔥 The contrast between SpaceX's 92 flights this year and ULA's mere three launches is a clear demonstration of SpaceX's dominance in the space industry.
- 🚀 Early analysis suggests that the liquid hydrogen turbopump experienced a significant failure, with one of its impeller blades breaking away from the assembly.
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00:00 🚀 SpaceX completed static fire test for Starship 28, rolled out Booster 10 for testing, and is preparing for full deluge test and spin prime of all 33 Raptor engines.
- SpaceX is preparing to test the next Starship, with a flurry of recent activity at Starbase, including a spin prime test and static fire of all six engines, while also discussing the changes at ESA and the failure of Ariane 6 testing.
- SpaceX successfully completed a static fire test for Starship 28 and Booster 10 was rolled out for testing at the launch site, bringing them one step closer to the next orbital flight.
- Expect a full deluge test and spin prime of all 33 Raptor engines, with potential launch date predictions for Booster 10.
03:16 🚀 SpaceX is making changes to Ship 26, constructing hardware at the Sanchez Site, and preparing for the fabrication of V2 Ships, with the addition of new components to increase production quality for the next-gen Starship.
- Ship 26 at the Rocket Garden is undergoing intriguing changes, with the addition of reinforcement and vertical stringers, while SpaceX is showing mixed signals with the remaining prototypes and potential new ship lifter, and the fabrication of V2 Ships is expected to begin soon.
- SpaceX has been constructing various hardware pieces at the Sanchez Site, including a white structure and a small platform, which are now mounted atop the white structure inside the Starfactory.
- The setup is used for welding panels for a Starship, with a robotic arm fusing them together, and there are other components to increase production quality for the next-gen Starship.
- Experience the incredible views of SpaceX's Starship 28 in person at Starbase or enjoy the view online at redlineheli.com/felix.
06:56 🚀 SpaceX is ramping up production of Starships, completing construction on a second Mega Bay and focusing on full-stack testing and stress-testing hold-down clamps.
- Production of Starships will increase in 2024, with a focus on full-stack testing and stress-testing the hold-down clamps in 2023.
- The OLM passed the test, the first orbital pair was stacked and fueled, Booster 9 had its first test, and Booster 10 is fully assembled for launch testing.
- Construction on the second Mega Bay at SpaceX was completed in less than a year, with a focus on launching and extensive repairs following the successful lift off of Starship.
09:33 🚀 SpaceX faced regulatory hurdles but finally received approval for the second Starship launch, with preparations underway for the third launch in 2024.
- In July, the deflector came online, followed by a 33-engine static fire of Booster 9 in August, while Ship 25 completed its test campaign at Suborbital Pad B, and September was filled with regulatory hurdles.
- SpaceX faced bureaucratic delays but finally received approval for the second Starship launch, with preparations already underway for the third launch in 2024.
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12:26 🚀 SpaceX has experienced delays with its launch schedule, including for the Falcon Heavy and USSF-52 missions, due to time-consuming adjustments and modifications required for launching a Falcon Heavy.
- SpaceX has faced challenges with its launch schedule, including delays for the Falcon Heavy mission and the USSF-52 mission.
- Launching a Falcon Heavy involves more than just moving the rocket and pressing a big red launch button, as it requires time-consuming adjustments and modifications.
14:28 🚀 SpaceX's delayed mission impacts future launch schedules, Arianespace's Ariane 6 rocket experiences delays but makes progress towards first flight.
- SpaceX's delayed mission has closed LC-39A for other rockets, potentially impacting future launch schedules, including the Axiom-3 private mission to the ISS and the second mission for NASA’s Commercial Lunar Payload Services program.
- SpaceX has had an impressive launch record this year, with 92 flights and plans for 97 or 98 by the end of the year, and aims for 144 launches in 2024.
- Arianespace's Ariane 6 rocket has experienced delays, but there has been progress towards its first flight, despite potential major delays.
17:42 🚀 SpaceX's Vinci engine test in Germany was aborted due to safety concerns, while Ariane 6's maiden flight is scheduled for 2024 despite recent setbacks.
- During a test of the Vinci engine in Lampoldshausen, Germany, the engine's trial was aborted due to certain parameters exceeding safety thresholds, with the failure attributed to vibration in the turbopumps, but the engine itself likely survived and only a new turbopump would be needed.
- Ariane 6's maiden flight is scheduled for June 15th to July 31st, 2024, and despite recent setbacks, Arianespace, DLR, and ESA hope to overcome challenges and launch payloads with their own reliable rocket launcher.
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