SpaceX Starship SN10 Launched and Successfully Landed

SpaceX has launched the SpaceX Starship SN10.

There is venting and increasing activity. It appears refueling is happening. A launch attempt in 1 minutes seems possible.

SpaceX SN10 has reached the planned 10-kilometer height. It is returning for the landing.

SOURCES- What About It? Felix
Written by Brian Wang,

19 thoughts on “SpaceX Starship SN10 Launched and Successfully Landed”

  1. I don't know if they went to a 3 engine restart based only on the tweet, but someone did tweet with that suggestion and Musk responded that, yes, they should have restarted all three. I'd be surprised if SpaceX hadn't already considered a 3 engine restart as one of many possibly scenarios. But, you never know.

  2. This thing is not remotely close to a finished system. It is an early proof of concept prototype.

  3. They were actually hovering on one engine before landing. The plan has always been to use one engine for the final part of the landing.

    The original flip and land maneuver was relight 2 engines to flip then shut 1 down and land on 1 engine. This is what they tried on SN8 & SN9. SN8 suffered propellant starvation due to header tank pressurization problems, which caused lack of thrust leading to boom. SN9 had a serious malfunction on at least 1 of the 2 restarted engines, which resulted in lack of thrust and boom.

    Because of the engine problem SN9 had, SpaceX changed the flip and landing procedure to restarting all 3 engines instead of just 2. The plan was to relight all 3, evaluate which is running the worst and shut that 1 down right away, and then after the flip maneuver shut down another engine and land using just 1.

  4. Imagine going on a trip to the Moon or Mars in a Starship(like Musk naively believes) in just next few years.No wayyyy this is gonna happen(with humans), robots yes, but not humans. I wish them luck, but to be seen as reliable, it needs to have at least 1k-10k successfull launches and landings in a row. Even if they will have 10-30 successes in a row and 1 kaboom, it still would be scary to think about flying on this thing

  5. …The efficient dedicated writer shall finish his article within 7 minutes after the event completion.

  6. Exactly, plan fast, build fast, fail fast, analyze fast, retry fast….. verses the opposite committees, after committees, after com…….

  7. might not of been a "soft" enough landing, examination of the video shows two engines cutting out before landing and the rocket bounced back up after landing.

  8. Another test, another way to fail.

    Every test takes you a step further, and then you hit another wall you haven't seen before, because you never were there before.

    Then you debug, update, re-test and take it a step further more.

    Until all the steps are there, fixed and it just works.

  9. Video of methane engine in action from below looked so awesome, not to mention thrust vectoring control.

    Too bad it blew up. At least they landed it this time.

  10. Cool flight. I noticed that they were a bit oxygen rich on at least one engine on relighting them; Had green exhaust for a moment.

    Well, they got plenty of data, but it would have been nice to save the engines.

  11. Nice until they blew it up.

    Range safety: The way it was tipping, it was going to fall over sooner or later, and probably explode, no safe way to approach without detonating it.

    Probably bent one of the legs on landing.

    Nope, landing legs apparently didn't deploy. Bottom was on the pad and crumpled.

  12. Great news for humanity! If I can find a good picture capturing the flight, I will print it and frame it.

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