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Successful staging and MVac ignition.

Entry burn startup.

Entry burn shutdown, successful.

Nice clean view of the droneship! Although the landing pad has been scoured clean. No logo.

Nominal parking orbit.

Falcon has landed! Not that I had any doubts....

The soot levels on a new booster are so low...it feels weird.

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27 minutes ago, RCgothic said:

SN5 passes ambient proof test:

And begins cryo-testing:

It might be accentuated by how dark it is there, but it looks like a large new dent has appeared halfway up the side of the vehicle.

Also, this might be a bit late as SN5 has already started testing, but here's the latest NSF update video. It looks like components for the next SN are coming together rapidly.

 

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SN5 had always looked a little denty around hatches. I'm not sure which new dent you mean?

This time lapse of last night's cryo testing is awesome:

 

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Apparently cryo-testing was good enough to move on to hot fires! I wonder which raptor SN gets installed.

 

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Well these things certainly seem modular enough that you'd be able to pop an engine out for a repair job on Mars.

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6 hours ago, cubinator said:

Well these things certainly seem modular enough that you'd be able to pop an engine out for a repair job on Mars.

Yes, its an process but its like swapping out an engine on an truck. 

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6 hours ago, cubinator said:

Well these things certainly seem modular enough that you'd be able to pop an engine out for a repair job on Mars.

They may literally want to change the spark plugs! :lol:

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