SpaceX crews working relentlessly on this blistering hot Texas day, StarShip SN8 has been mounted onto the launch stand. Meanwhile SH highbay is nearing completion, progress on the orbital launch tower is really taking shape and three pathfinder nosecones have been aligned. pic.twitter.com/hPa2Lewv2F— Austin Barnard🚀 (@austinbarnard45) September 30, 2020
Data from 3 engine Starship static fire this morning looks good. Proceeding with nosecone mate.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 20, 2020
Raptor has now run for 90 secs at 300 bar chamber pressure before encountering issues. 210 mT-F sea level operating thrust seems achievable with no major changes.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 21, 2020
R-Boost variant is aiming for 300 ton thrust at 300 bar with same nozzle exit area. Will need bigger pumps.
Falcon 9 and Crew Dragon vertical on Launch Complex 39A pic.twitter.com/hBVUHWv3Ab— SpaceX (@SpaceX) November 10, 2020
STATIC FIRE! Starship SN8 has fired up a single Raptor, this time - *for the first time ever* - using the Nosecone LOX Header Tank.— Chris B - NSF (@NASASpaceflight) November 11, 2020
This is a key test related to the second part of SN8's flight test.
Mary (@BocaChicaGal) livestreaming:#SPARKS!https://t.co/quDI9KFndh pic.twitter.com/yNpw6xOlmJ