Wed. Jan 27th, 2021
SpaceX fires up newest Starship prototype, eyes test flight soon

conducts a static-fire take a look at of its SN5 on July 30, 2020 on the firm’s Boca Chica facility in South Texas. (Picture credit score: Elon Musk by way of Twitter)

SpaceX simply fired the engine of its Starship prototype, paving the way in which for a take a look at within the close to future.

The corporate carried out a “static fireplace” take a look at of Starship SN5 at the moment (July 30), letting its single Raptor engine blaze whereas the automobile remained tethered to the bottom at SpaceX’s South Texas amenities, close to the village of Boca Chica.

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