ABORT: Starship SN9 Static Fire Attempts Aborted

Jan 20, 2021
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SpaceX is conducting a static fire test with Starship SN9 in Boca Chica, Texas. If all goes well, a successful test will clear the way for a test flight in the coming days.
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  • notes!

    doire aintudoire aintuMonth ago
  • Why? 😩

    hoiy vinosahoiy vinosaMonth ago
  • US communism

    110 110110 110Month ago
  • 2:01:10 CARR

    wnnalis cioovwnnalis cioovMonth ago
  • Abort! Abort!

    seiom jvonyseiom jvonyMonth ago
    • Why? 😩

      doire aintudoire aintuMonth ago
  • Nice good

    I CANI CANMonth ago
  • Trending!!!!!

    bilishu alissbilishu alissMonth ago
  • Elon Musk is not a dr von Braun and THAT is what’s missing here

    42 zap42 zapMonth ago
    • I appreciate this so much! Lol ❤️

      wnnalis cioovwnnalis cioovMonth ago
  • Sick

    xxxtentacion fanxxxtentacion fanMonth ago
    • it looks primitive. doomed to failure

      seiom jvonyseiom jvonyMonth ago
  • quite pog

    kworkshopkworkshopMonth ago
  • Look at the bird 🕊️ at the top lol

    Rudy lugoRudy lugoMonth ago
  • Abort! Abort!

    Chad LickinsteinChad LickinsteinMonth ago
  • Trending!!!!!

    Amin BiglaryAmin BiglaryMonth ago
    • Trending!!!!!

      bilishu alissbilishu alissMonth ago
  • Cape near Florida

    Edge EdgeEdge EdgeMonth ago
  • Guys, is it me or these Raptors engines always have a problem and a fault, all the time there is something wrong with them, why can't they use the merlin engines that the Falcon 9 uses? since apparently these never fail and always work without problems

    Allen GonzalezAllen GonzalezMonth ago
    • Always? Nonsense. Also the F9 uses a fuel that is not available anywhere but earth and that's counter to their plans to use resources located off earth someday. Rocket engine design is not easy and it will be a work in progress for sometime yet since it's a more complex design.

      Lensflare DeviantLensflare DeviantMonth ago
    • @Persesemi True, but there is two tests going on here - one is the ship itself and its handling abilities and the other is the propulsion system. As we are abundantly aware the present propulsion system (i.e Raptor) is holding back the ship testing schedule, so swap out the Raptors for some proven Merlin(s) engines and perfect that part of the tests. In the meantime those Raptors need to go back to the test shop at McGregor and start to test them "off line" as it were in a mockup SN Skirt 20 feet off the ground.

      Jenny DaviesJenny DaviesMonth ago
    • TL;DR Raptor is more efficient engine but is difficult to manufacture. Those failures are expected from the tests. Simply put, you won't learn unless you fail.

      PersesemiPersesemiMonth ago
  • Bruh 6 hours

    iikiqxrnniikiqxrnnMonth ago
  • 2:01:10 CARR

    Gierdziu GamingGierdziu GamingMonth ago
    • @Joon - young dude with kayaks just flooring it xd

      Gierdziu GamingGierdziu GamingMonth ago
    • l don’t think that’s supposed to happen 😂

      Joon - youngJoon - youngMonth ago
  • You Guys can keep staring at a piece of steel entertaining for over 6 hours. NASA experts were running out of things to say when SLS was on hold for 30 minutes. NASA take notes!

    SkyNetAndChillSkyNetAndChillMonth ago
  • Why? 😩

    JoeySpeedJoeySpeedMonth ago
  • Why can't this be condensed into the main points. 6 hours to find nothing. Well done as always Nasa. Just search for spacex fans instead guys.

    Copper RabbitCopper RabbitMonth ago
    • Bruh this was a livestream

      Piotr ZPiotr ZMonth ago
  • The Isle of Skye is NOT in England. It’s in Scotland. You got your best fish n chips in SCOTLAND. Calling something that’s Scottish “English” or “England” is the single most insulting thing you can say to Scots. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is made up of Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland and England.... 4 countries. England is a part of the uk or Britain. England is not the UK, England is NOT Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland. Is the USA called California? Is Miami called California?

    Sean KellySean KellyMonth ago
    • well according to hollywood.....

      Jenny DaviesJenny DaviesMonth ago
  • I think is very frustrating for us, sitting many hours seeing, but it is sure even more frustrating for the technician who is attending to all this....

    Mario Di StefanoMario Di StefanoMonth ago
    • @Ori Taylor hahahahaa! VERY FUNNY !!!!

      Mario Di StefanoMario Di StefanoMonth ago
    • Difference is they're getting paid

      Ori TaylorOri TaylorMonth ago
  • it looks primitive. doomed to failure

    Keith DeanKeith DeanMonth ago
    • u primitive

      ИльяИльяMonth ago
  • Thanks for your time and efforts.

    Wayne LevettWayne LevettMonth ago
  • Keeping the faith and the enthusiasm... As on lookers we know, this is The R&D that is a absolutely necessity to succeed and learn new information... Normally R & D is a lot more tedious then watching this Rocket's aborts... Looked to be rewarded and inspired when this rocket "does flies and lands with out disassembly... " your rhetoric is absolutely perfect and well done for being the "audience" not in the know" of what is actually going on... and sharing this Wonderful process with the world.... Well done!!! Great work guys!

    Patch TPatch TMonth ago
    • LOL Space travel is fiction.

      durward saardurward saarMonth ago
  • How do you know its an abort and not a PID controller self tuning run ?

    John WaddingtonJohn WaddingtonMonth ago
  • What's the issue??

    OjasOjasMonth ago
  • let go to see on ready rocket luck go up sky that good and down to see landing?

    Orestes DelgadoOrestes DelgadoMonth ago
    • lets good bad rocket language lucky speak down cannot english

      Szabó BenceSzabó BenceMonth ago
    • ready rocket no fly up when abort good is bad for landing acquisition manager

      Chris HarropChris HarropMonth ago
  • They abort everytime the condensation is dripping down the rocket. Not surprised

    Zenn LabsZenn LabsMonth ago
  • Any word on what the problem/s is/are yet?

    Geoff RobertsGeoff RobertsMonth ago
    • Probably because there was a closure violation

      T TT TMonth ago
    • 🤷‍♂️ Flat battery?

      Rob M.Rob M.Month ago
  • 😉

    Sherry Lennon DeWittSherry Lennon DeWittMonth ago
  • 🚀

    Sherry Lennon DeWittSherry Lennon DeWittMonth ago
  • SN9 has had more abortions than the State of California 😂😂

    Chesi _7_0_7Chesi _7_0_7Month ago
    • More abortions than every Kardashian combined.

      Jaffa CallingJaffa CallingMonth ago
  • They should scrap SN9 at this point. Thing seems way too unreliable. Move on to SN10

    I Am A DuckI Am A DuckMonth ago
    • @Steelworks Media For all of my flippant posts earlier, I absolutely agree with you. You're spot-on on all counts. I'm an R&D engineer, but sometimes throw off the shackles and have a giggle, I've had plenty of laughs poked at me over the years. It kinda goes with the territory 😁

      Rob M.Rob M.Month ago
    • I think it is good for keeping SN9 and working through the problem. Problems coming up without explosions teaches them the hardware. It is also informative on what works and what doesn't work. It is a prototype for a reason and why they do not formally inform the problic what is going on. NasaSpaceFlight, nothing against them, is just speculating what SpaceX is trying to do.

      Steelworks MediaSteelworks MediaMonth ago
    • @I Am A Duck🙄 some people just don't get this stuff.......😁😂🤣🤣

      Rob M.Rob M.Month ago
    • No way man, she's good as gold. Fresh plugs, fuel filter, air filter, oil change and a wee exorcism, she'll be right as a kite. First time, right on the key....VOOOM! Simples innit.🙄

      Rob M.Rob M.Month ago
    • @I Am A Duck not when it coincides with Friday lol

      OjasOjasMonth ago
  • Im so glad I dont wait around for 9 hours just tae see an abort

    Damien SpectreDamien SpectreMonth ago
    • Maybe dont do that then? Aborts happen all the time.

      TermitreterTermitreterMonth ago
    • better than 9 months

      Calmdown.Calmdown.Month ago
  • There's always tomorrow.

    Anni CAnni CMonth ago
    • Plus, there's always money in the banana stand.

      Icy CooldrinkIcy CooldrinkMonth ago
  • SN9 Static Fire: 1:41:45 Abort.#1 2:21:00 ~||~ #2 3:32:04 ~||~ #3 4:30:00 ~||~ #4 5:26:09 ~||~ #5

    B NB NMonth ago
    • @B N yes!

      SKMSKMMonth ago
    • @SKM that's my quote.😉

      B NB NMonth ago
    • Not all capes wear hero’s

      SKMSKMMonth ago
  • Today SpaceX is practicing aborts quickly in succession

    JKJKMonth ago
    • @calgar hmmm you might have a point here. Hate to think how to model or test the relevant fluid dynamics involved. The more reason I believe SpaceX should be open to us fans, so we might follow the engineering challenges closely. After all we are not "in a war" with anyone, are we?

      42 zap42 zapMonth ago
    • @Jenny Davies quite the opposite ! the problem isnt the engine but the behaviour of the fuel during the belly flop ,dont get impatient this is actual rocket science :)

      calgarcalgarMonth ago
    • to be fair they lost the last prototype due to a lack of pressure i m not surprized they would test extensively a lot of different fuel configurations and settings !

      calgarcalgarMonth ago
    • @Jenny Davies sure looks like that

      42 zap42 zapMonth ago
    • Wow 3 in a row unbelievable

      Jordan WengerJordan WengerMonth ago
  • 2:14:57 First siren before abort. 4:29:33 Second Abort. 5:52:12 Pure venting, nothing to see here. 27:41 Transition from Grass vent to Pad Cleared

    Department Of DefenseDepartment Of DefenseMonth ago
    • Ok thanks

      SKMSKMMonth ago
  • People: come on do a static fire! SpaceX/SN9: haha abort button go brrrrrrrrrrrrrr

    AutumAutumMonth ago
  • Anyways was fun seeing SN9 even after the 3 aborts

    Department Of DefenseDepartment Of DefenseMonth ago
  • lol

    Department Of DefenseDepartment Of DefenseMonth ago