April 6, 2021

LEARNING FROM FAILURE: SpaceX identifies cause of Starship SN11 prototype’s crash. “Ascent phase, transition to horizontal & control during free fall were good. A (relatively) small CH4 leak led to fire on engine 2 & fried part of avionics, causing hard start attempting landing burn in CH4 turbopump. This is getting fixed 6 ways to Sunday.”

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