SpaceX Boca Chica: Starship SN11 Tests Tanks Under Flight Pressures – Fires RCS Thrusters

Starship SN11 undergoes a cryogenic proof test using liquid nitrogen, ensuring its tanks can hold up to flight temperatures and pressures. Also tested are SN11’s reaction control system (RCS) thrusters. Video from Mary (@BocaChicaGal) & the NSF Robotic Camera Team. Edited by Brady Kenniston (@TheFavoritist) All content copyright to NSF. Not to be used elsewhere without explicit permission from NSF. Click “Join” for access to early fast turnaround clips, exclusive discord access with the NSF team, etc – to support the channel. Rolling Updates and Discussion: https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?board=72.0 Articles: https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/?s=Starship NSF Store: https://shop.nasaspaceflight.com/ L2 Boca Chica (more clips and photos) from BC’s very early days to today. https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=47107.0 (Join L2 and support NSF here: https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/l2/) 0:00 Starship SN11 1:27 Frost Starts to Form on SN11 3:03 Starship SN11 Vents from LOX & CH4 Tanks 3:55 Venting is Seen from the Engine Chilldown Vents 7:02 RCS Thrusters are Fired 7:34 RCS Testing from the Beach 8:35 More RCS Testing 10:17 Nosecone Thrusters are Fired 11:38 Frost Begins to Melt from the Tank Sections 15:25 Final Depressurization Venting

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SpaceX Boca Chica: Starship SN11 Tests Tanks Under Flight Pressures – Fires RCS Thrusters

Updated: March 12, 2021 — 9:27 am