SpaceX completes static fireplace take a look at in push towards third Starship launch

Ship 28 is seen after being moved to SpaceX's launch site in South Texas.

Enlarge / Ship 28 is seen after being moved to SpaceX’s launch website in South Texas. (credit score: SpaceX)

Only one month after the second flight of its large Starship rocket, SpaceX is making progress towards a 3rd try.

On Wednesday, at 1:37 pm native time in South Texas, the corporate carried out a static fireplace take a look at of the following Starship—which bears the serial quantity Ship 28. The take a look at of the rocket’s six engines seemed to be nominal because the Raptors ignited for a handful of seconds. The rocket and floor help gear regarded undamaged after the take a look at.

Additionally this week SpaceX rolled the booster for use for the following try—Booster 10—to the launch website at its Starbase facility in South Texas. The car has since been lifted onto the orbital launch mount. Presumably this rocket, too, will bear a static fireplace take a look at within the coming days.

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