SpaceX starship SN9 high-altitude flight test will be on 29 jan 2021

Author: DreamPirates | Last Updated : 2021-01-29 SpaceX starship SN9 high-altitude flight test will be on 29 jan 2021

As early as Friday, January 29, the SpaceX team will attempt a high-altitude flight test of Starship serial number 9 (SN9) – the second high-altitude suborbital flight test of a Starship prototype from our site in Cameron County, Texas. Similar to the high-altitude flight test of Starship serial number 8 (SN8), SN9 will be powered through ascent by three Raptor engines, each shutting down in sequence prior to the vehicle reaching apogee – approximately 10 km in altitude. SN9 will perform a propellant transition to the internal header tanks, which hold landing propellant, before reorienting itself for reentry and a controlled aerodynamic descent.

The Starship prototype will descend under active aerodynamic control, accomplished by independent movement of two forward and two aft flaps on the vehicle. All four flaps are actuated by an onboard flight computer to control Starship’s attitude during flight and enable precise landing at the intended location. SN9’s Raptor engines will then reignite as the vehicle attempts a landing flip maneuver immediately before touching down on the landing pad adjacent to the launch mount.

A controlled aerodynamic descent with body flaps and vertical landing capability, combined with in-space refilling, are critical to landing Starship at destinations across the solar system where prepared surfaces or runways do not exist, and returning to Earth. This capability will enable a fully reusable transportation system designed to carry both crew and cargo on long-duration, interplanetary flights and help humanity return to the Moon, and travel to Mars and beyond.

There will be a live feed of the flight test available here that will start a few minutes prior to liftoff. Given the dynamic schedule of development testing, stay tuned to our social media channels for updates as we move toward SpaceX’s second high-altitude flight test of Starship!


Tag : technology

Relative Posts

Realme X50 Pro 5 G coming to China on 12 March

Realme X50 Pro 5 G coming to China on 12 March


Realme X50 Pro 5 G coming to China on 12 March
Realme 6 price and specification

Realme 6 price and specification


Realme 6 is available in Comet White and Comet Blue colors and has three memory options-4GB/64 GB priced at INR12,999 ($175/€155), 6GB/128 GB priced at INR14,999 ($205/€180) and 8GB/128 GB priced at I
E3 2020 Likely Cancelled Due to Coronavirus Issues, Announcement Expected Soon

E3 2020 Likely Cancelled Due to Coronavirus Issues, Announcement Expected Soon


Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2020, one of the largest annual gaming events, may be canceled due to coronavirus concerns.
New security vulnerability in Intel processors can allow hackers to Steal data

New security vulnerability in Intel processors can allow hackers to Steal data


New security vulnerability in Intel processors can allow hackers to Steal data
iPhone 12 Pro Max Model completely shown by leaked CAD renderings

iPhone 12 Pro Max Model completely shown by leaked CAD renderings


iPhone 12 Pro Max Model completely shown by leaked CAD renderings
Samsung Galaxy A51 8GB RAM Variant Launched in India: Price, Specifications

Samsung Galaxy A51 8GB RAM Variant Launched in India: Price, Specifications


Samsung Galaxy A51 8GB RAM variant is priced at Rs. 27,999