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    Abort at T-0

    Abort cause: the spin-start valve didn't open.

    Trying again tomorrow; same Bat-times, same Bat-channel.
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    Starship SN-O5 has successfully hopped.

    Next is SN-08 with a nose, full fin set, and envelope expansion.

    Start at about 23;00
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    New info

    Elon Musk @elonmusk
    V1.1 legs will be ~60% longer. V2.0 legs will be much wider & taller — like Falcon, but capable of landing on unimproved surfaces & auto-leveling.
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    Eric Belardo
    Replying to @elonmusk @bluemoondance74 and 2 others
    when will you do a hop and a relight? i.e. - land and take off again?
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    Elon Musk @elonmusk
    Soon

    https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1290819191835164672

    https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1290819744690507781
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    Ars Technica space writer,

    Eric Berger @SciGuySpace
    Just so we're clear, SpaceX built a Mars rocket out of rolls of steel, in tents, in South Texas, in weeks. And the first time they flew it, it made a smooth launch, a controlled flight, and safely landed. This is truly remarkable.
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    Mars is still long freaking way away. So very far. But the first step is low-cost, frequent access to space for tons of stuff. This is the first step toward that first step. And it's a big one.

    https://twitter.com/SciGuySpace/stat...01282463207425
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    There are RCS thrusters top and bottom.

    Official SpaceX drone video. Looks like some kicked up debris, tape, etc caught fire on Raptor then burned out by the last engine shot.



    Summary of Musk tweets,

    What's next, Elon? 20km hop?
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    We’ll do several short hops to smooth out launch process, then go high altitude with body flaps
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    when will you do a hop and a relight? i.e. - land and take off again?
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    Soon
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    Today marks the beginning of a new era, even though this is a small step. We are a giant leap closer to mars than we were yesterday, the future of interplanetary travel is upon us. MARS HERE WE COME!
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    Mars is looking real
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    SN-05 and SN-06 will form a tag team...

    Everyday Astronaut @Erdayastronaut
    Spot the tiny humans!!! This shot really puts it into scale!!! A full blown Starship and SuperHeavy will be hard to fathom!!!!
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    SN5 after its historic 150M Hop!
    @elonmusk #spacex #bocachica
    2100ftMsl 🛩📷🚀 08/07
    What’s do you think will happen to it after it gets moved?
    http://patreon.com/RGVaerial

    IMG_20200808_233503.jpg
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    Everyday Astronaut
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    @elonmusk what’s gonna happen to our good friend SN-5? Will it fly again? Will it get 3 raptors and fly a little higher? Will it Hopper and just watch the others fly?
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    Elon Musk @elonmusk
    Not sure yet, but hopefully. Will need leg & other repairs. Probably SN6 flies before SN5. We need to make flights simple & easy — many per day.

    https://twitter.com/Erdayastronaut/s...21982910615552
    https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1292226279995879426
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    Elon Musk ✓ @elonmusk
    Aug 11, 2020
    SN 5 & 6 at Starship Production Complex in Texas
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    SN7 will be new alloy test tank taken to burst pressure. SN8 will have body flaps & nosecone

    https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1293250108436488194

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    Dr. Phil Metzger @DrPhiltill (planetary scientist)
    Gwynne Shotwell/@SpaceX: We are going to be putting enhancements into the Starship prototypes that you will see hopping.

    https://twitter.com/DrPhiltill/statu...24316411183107
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    Sounds like local winds caused it to drift.

    SN-06 static fire, and a hop soon after. It sounds like hops are going to pick up the tempo, tag-teaming SN-05 and SN-06 until SN-08 is ready. The SN-07.1 tank test fits in when ready.

    SN-08 will be the first full-bore Starship to fly; fins, cargo/passenger module, and capable of the 'skydiver' descent profile.

    Primary date: August 24
    Backup dates: August 25, 26
    Window: 0900-2100 Eastern

    As usual; to be livestreamed on YouTube by LabPadre, NASASpaceFlight and 'Everyday Astronaut' Tim Dodd.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Mordrid View Post
    SN-06 static fire, and a hop soon after

    Primary date: August 24
    Backup dates: August 25, 26
    Window: 0900-2100 Eastern

    As usual; to be livestreamed on YouTube by LabPadre, NASASpaceFlight and 'Everyday Astronaut' Tim Dodd.
    SN-06 hop

    Primary date: August 28
    Secondary dates: August 29, 30
    Windows: 0900-2100 Eastern
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    LabPadre stream for today's SN-06 static fire attempt

    Window: 0900-2100

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    The Boca Chica High Bay is still climbing, targeting at least 81 meters/265.7 feet tall. It's for stacking 72 meter (236 feet) Super Heavy boosters. Falcon 9 fully stacked with a second stage & fairing is 70 meters.

    IMG_20200824_103926.jpg

    https://twitter.com/BocaChicaGal/sta...66370533724160
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    Boca Chica

    Super Heavy launch table construction. It may have an "orange juicer" flame deflector. The 6 "legs" will be 2.5+ meter wide heavy guage steel tubes filled with reinforced concrete, supported by some very deep underground pilings.

    IMG_20200826_120656.jpg

    https://twitter.com/SpacePadreIsle/s...91972743348224
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    FAA SN-06 flight permit & NOTAM issued; August 29-30 to 26,000 feet.

    Space TFRs @SpaceTfrs
    Aug 26, 2020
    BROWNSVILLE, TX, Saturday, August 29, 2020 through Sunday, August 30, 2020 UTC

    https://tfr.faa.gov/save_pages/detail_0_7997.html
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    Space TFRs @SpaceTfrs
    This TFR is for Surface through 26,000ft and appears to be for a planned flight of the SN6 Starship prototype vehicle.

    https://twitter.com/SpaceTfrs/status...70537997082624
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