Elon Musk's Starship prototype called "Starhopper" did not change as planned on Monday, but SpaceX tries again on Tuesday afternoon.
scheduled for Mondays was delayed by two hours and then stopped when the startwatch slipped to zero and the vehicle's single Raptor engine did not ignite. This means that we can not see the bunker's second and last flight until 2:00 pm at the earliest. PT (4 pm Texan time).
SpaceX began streaming from its test launch pad minutes before the scheduled launch in Boca Chica, Texas. It's a good idea to keep an eye on the company's YouTube channel on Tuesday to get the best view of the hops. In the meantime, local creators like LabPadre have had 24-hour live feeds trained with Starhopper:
The Federal Aviation Administration has reworked SpaceX's pilot approval to allow the rocket prototype to fly 1
This paved the way for the single-engine version of Musk's next generation rocket to fly again. Officers from Cameron County, Texas, have told local residents to prepare for "space activities" this week.
Later, Moschus tweeted that the Federal Aviation Administration was calling for a slightly more accurate "Hazard Analysis" and Starhopper "was clear about being able to fly soon".the single-engine version of its later Mars vehicle with its second short flight earlier this month, but the launch was abruptly halted.
The FAA released a new airspace closure for the area around the SpaceX test facility starting Monday afternoon, which lasts until Wednesday night.
With the new approval, Starhopper finally did some serious maneuvers. Hison July 25 was a short nocturnal 20-meter start, hover and landing, largely obscured by fire, smoke and darkness.
This time, there is hope that Starhopper will reach a height of almost 150 meters before returning to the ground.
If this next jump is successful, Musk said, "hopefully in mid-September," he will have him follow a public presentation to keep us informed about Starship's design and vision.
] Earlier presentations of recent years, Musk outlined his plans to help build a colony on Mars with his heavy-duty next-generation rocket (formerly known as BFR or Big Falcon Rocket) group of artists on aand even offer transcontinental travel on earth.
But before this can happen, hopefully Starhopper will soon have to prove that there are real hopping chops.
Originally published on the 22nd of August.
Update, August 26th, 5:31 pm. PT: Adds information about the aborted start, the next next start time.