SpaceX has a license to launch Starship—this time it’d fly at daybreak

SpaceX's third flight-ready Starship rocket underwent a countdown dress rehearsal earlier this month.

Enlarge / SpaceX’s third flight-ready Starship rocket underwent a countdown costume rehearsal earlier this month. (credit score: SpaceX)

The Federal Aviation Administration mentioned Wednesday it has accepted a industrial launch license for the third full-scale take a look at flight of SpaceX’s big Starship rocket.

That is the ultimate regulatory hurdle earlier than SpaceX can launch Starship from South Texas. The third flight of the world’s strongest rocket, following a pair of take a look at launches final 12 months, is scheduled for Thursday morning.

SpaceX’s Starship rocket and Tremendous Heavy booster will take off from the Starbase take a look at website on the Texas Gulf Coast, a couple of miles north of the US-Mexico border. The launch window for the practically 400-foot-tall (121-meter) rocket opens at 7 am CDT (12:00 UTC) Thursday and extends for 110 minutes.

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