Launch Thread: SpaceX Starship SN8 - 12.5 kilometer HOP

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SpaceX Official Stream: ???
Launch window: December 9, 1400 to 2300 UTC; given WB-57 flight, approx 19:30 UTC / 1:30 CST
Potential backup date is on the 10th with identical window

Launch vehicle: SpaceX Starship Serial Number 8 (SN8)
>This Starship has three Raptor engines; SN36, SN39, SN42
Launch pad: Starship Launch Site, Boca Chica, Texas
Landing pad: Starship Landing Pad, Boca Chica, Texas
Payload: Musk's ambitions for humanity
Hop parameters: Max altitude will be 12.5 kilometers. A horizontal 'flop' following apogee will occur, where the vehicle will then perform a powered flip to return upright for the soft landing.
TFR: (Wednesday)
TFR: (Thursday)
Road Closures:

SpaceX twitter:

Musk on the likelihood of success: "Probably 1/3 chance of completing all mission objectives"

>This suborbital flight is designed to test a number of objectives, from how the vehicle’s three Raptor engines perform, and the overall aerodynamic entry capabilities of the vehicle, including its body flaps, to how the vehicle manages propellant transition. SN8 will also attempt to perform a landing flip maneuver, which would be a first for a vehicle of this size.
>With a test such as this, success is not measured by completion of specific objectives but rather how much we can learn as a whole, which will inform and improve the probability of success in the future as SpaceX rapidly advances development of Starship.

Yesterday's scrub:

GODSPEED SN8! (again)