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originally posted by: network dude
originally posted by: intrptr
a reply to: Zaphod58
So yes, that's all it was scheduled for.
Because you say so.
dude, because it's the way this worked. Look it up.
originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: intrptr
Because SpaceX said so. If it wasn't, they wouldn't be saying it was successful.
Before launch, though, a number of tests have to be completed. Perhaps the most dramatic is the static fire test in which Falcon Heavy is clamped in place and all 27 of its Merlin engines are fired. It's kind of like flooring the gas pedal of a muscle car for just a few seconds with a super heavy-duty parking brake engaged.
SpaceX had hoped to conduct a static fire test last week, but the window was moved to Tuesday, then Friday. Now, Monday, Jan. 22 is the target date. The date has been slipping for unspecified reasons.
4 days ago