SpaceX has said they will take the recovered CRS-8 Falcon 9 first stage and test fire it 10 times at LC-39A.
There is lots of discussion as to what that means.
- 10 full 2+ minute duration fires?
- 10 3 second test fires?
- One after another?
- Days apart?
- NASA Style, and take 3 years to get all 10 tests done?
These things may not be knowable in advance, due to confidentiality within SpaceX.
But one hint as the rapidity of the testing might be hinted at by the capacity of the deluge system used in each test fire.
What is the capacity of the deluge system, and how fast can it be refilled?
If the entire system is dumped on each test, and requires 2 days to refill from its water source, then we now they cannot do rapid tests in a row.
If the deluge system water is collected in settling pools that need time to be absorbed into the ground, then that may be a limit as well.
Thus the question is, what is the timeline for resetting the LC-39A deluge system between uses? If you happen to have data for any other launch pad, ask the question standalone, answer, and link back and forth to this please.