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Old 08-29-2019, 02:46 PM   #16
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Smile Re: Starhopper scheduled for Monday, Aug. 26th 200m test hop.

I found a tweet from Elon Musk:
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Old 08-29-2019, 03:08 PM   #17
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Did I just read the official statement saying "no earlier than 21", and then read Elon saying "nah, we're doing it next month"? Because that's what it looks like to me...
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Old 08-31-2019, 09:48 AM   #18
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 Did I just read the official statement saying "no earlier than 21", and then read Elon saying "nah, we're doing it next month"? Because that's what it looks like to me...
Because the first stage booster called the Super Heavy has 35 engines, the speculation is that it wouldnt be ready for an October launch so the orbital launch Elon is referring to must be an SSTO using the Starship only.

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Old 08-31-2019, 12:49 PM   #19
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An SSTO as God and Heinlein intended it... It's going to be interesting to see just how much of a payload fraction it can provide. Probably below 1%, but still...
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