Tuesday, January 26, 2021

SpaceX prepares Starship SN8 prototype for high-altitude test flight – Engadget


Starship SN8 Static Fire!
Introduction Article for this test: https://t.co/E3v5cOyEAt.
Mary (@BocaChicaGal) livestreaming with the NSF Crew.
➡ https://t.co/UzsoAgGWLF pic.twitter.com/2E2eeWtvkq— Chris B – NSF (@NASASpaceflight) November 24, 2020.
The folks at NASASpaceflight live streamed video of the triple Raptor engine firing, and published a clip of the event on Twitter. Based upon notices to residents in the area, they report that November 30th is a most likely date for the test, so keep an eye out– you might see that “flying water tower” go higher than ever before.

In September 2019 Elon Musk said he hoped SpaceX would have the ability to perform an orbital test of its Starship car within six months, and while that didnt take place the business is apparently prepared to carry out a high-altitude flight test. In a tweet, the exec said that the most current model, dubbed SN8, had actually gone through a successful static fire, which a flight test to an altitude of about 15 km might happen as soon as next week.

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