SpaceX planned to use Starship SN20 and Super Heavy BN3 for their first orbital flight test. However, with no real life flight data for Super Heavy, using BN3 directly for a orbital flight test can obviously be risky. So, SpaceX has now updated the Super Heavy test campaign.
Now, Super Heavy BN3 will be rolled out to the suborbital launch pad and will undergo ground tests. The next booster, Super Heavy BN4 will now go with Starship SN20 for the inaugural orbital flight attempt.
#SpaceX #SuperHeavy #SN20 #BN3
0:56 BN3’s previous test plans
1:15 Change of plan for BN3
1:48 Real reason why BN1 was scrapped
3:37 Why BN2 was never completed?
4:48 Why was BN2.1 required?
5:02 Risks with BN3’s previous flight plans
6:10 The current state of BN3
7:15 BN3 to attempt a 150m hop?
7:52 Starship’s orbital test timeline
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