January 29, 2021

Space X

Well, there are a lot of conflicting stories as to what happened with the FAA and the SN-9 test flight scheduled for yesterday. 


However, as I type this they are rolling out SN-10 to the launch pad. 

Reportedly, SN-9 is scheduled for a Monday launch, but SN-10 is scheduled for "soon". 

We'll see. 

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at 11:29 AM | Comments (3) | Add Comment
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1 The speculation I saw last night is that the FAA was treating the engine swap as having created a new vehicle, which seems stupid.  They did rush out to claim they were working with SX to try to approve the launch.

Posted by: Rick C at Fri Jan 29 15:25:00 2021 (eqaFC)

2 There is tons of speculation, all of it without any backup. First we were hearing that it was related to the engine swaps, which doesn't make sense. I was also hearing that it was related to the flight termination system, and there is now a story from the Verge that the FAA is considering the SN8 flight to have violated it's permit and they are taking the tongs to SpaceX this time around because of that. But nobody else is confirming that, and it seems like we'd have heard of that weeks ago. I'm now hearing that this is all nonsense, and it's just the FAA reviewing and reconsidering what altitude to allow, they're apparently not happy with either very high nor very low target altitudes, and are trying to determine what is actually the safest criteria for all the various things that could happen.

Posted by: David at Sun Jan 31 05:16:52 2021 (jdGUg)

3 "there is now a story from the Verge that the FAA is considering the SN8 flight to have violated it's permit and they are taking the tongs to SpaceX this time around because of that."
I'm pretty sure I read something a couple days ago that the FAA said they were working hard with SpaceX to get the permit reinstated or whatever.  That doesn't mesh well with the Verge's story, FWIW.

Posted by: Rick C at Sun Jan 31 15:16:54 2021 (eqaFC)

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