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    SN-09 goes into the new High Bay to get her fins! O_O

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    SN-09 goes into the new High Bay to get her fins! O_O

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    Confirmation Starship targets the drink then diverts to the landing pad,

    Thomas Burghardt @TGMetsFan98
    Elon confirms that, like Falcon 9, Starship SN8 will target the water until the last second. Hopefully this means no crater at the landing pad!
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    Elon Musk ✓ @elonmusk
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    Yeah. Although, if it fails right at the end, some landing pad repair will be needed to fill in the crater.

    https://twitter.com/TGMetsFan98/stat...62613432606728
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    SN-10 propulsion module stacked

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    SN-08,

    Static fire: November 4, 2020
    Window: 1000 - 0000 Eastern*

    Cryotest last night
    https://twitter.com/austinbarnard45/...66068549574657
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    Starship SN-08 test schedule (moved right for winds)

    Primary Date 1: November 8, 2020
    Window: 2000 - 0200 Eastern

    Primary Date 2: November 12, 2020
    Purpose: static fire & 15km flight
    Window: 1000 - 1000 Eastern

    Backup Date: November 13, 2020
    Purpose: static fire & 15km flight
    Window: 0600 - 1300 Eastern
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    Raptor startup video (cutaway)

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    Michael Baylor @nextspaceflight
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    The Starship SN8 road closure scheduled for Nov. 11 has been cancelled after Tuesday's static fire. The next testing opportunity is now Nov. 12. Anticipating another header tank static fire next, potentially with multiple engines.
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    Preliminary info is that the debris that went flying during Tuesday's static fire was likely from the pad and is not a concern per Raptor performance. However, assessments can always change based on further data reviews, inspections, etc.

    https://twitter.com/nextspaceflight/...78584781545472
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    Starship SN-08 ground test schedule

    Date: November 23
    Window: 1000 - 2200

    Backup date 1: November 24
    Window: 0900 - 1800 Eastern

    Backup date 2: November 25
    Window: 0900 - 1800 Eastern

    Starship SN-08 15km test flight schedule

    Date: November 30
    Window: 0800 - 1900 Eastern

    Backup date 1: December 1
    Window: 0900-1800 Eastern

    Backup date 2: December 2
    Window: 0900-1800 Eastern

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    LabPadre: https://youtu.be/Ky5l9ZxsG9M

    NASASpaceFlight: TBD
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    Red face

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    Elon Musk ✓ @elonmusk
    Good Starship SN8 static fire! Aiming for first 15km / ~50k ft altitude flight next week. Goals are to test 3 engine ascent, body flaps, transition from main to header tanks & landing flip.

    https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1331386982296145922
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    Static fire video

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    WRT SN-08 15km success; ~33%, but Musk's been known to sandbag when replying to the media (CNBC in this case). We'll see.

    Elon Musk ✓ @elonmusk
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    Replying to @thesheetztweetz
    Lot of things need to go right, so maybe 1/3 chance
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    But that’s why we have SN 9 & SN10

    https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1331389134624219136
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