SpaceX Conducts Static Fire Test of Starship Ahead of Anticipated Second Orbital Test

  • SpaceX ignited all six Raptor engines of the latest Starship prototype, Ship 25, for a static fire test that lasted 5 to 6 seconds.
  • Elon Musk revealed SpaceX is switching to a hot staging approach for the rocket’s separation sequence, increasing its payload capacity by 10 percent.
  • Despite engineering challenges and an ongoing FAA investigation, Musk anticipates the necessary launch pad upgrades and modifications will be ready within 6 weeks.
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