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SpaceX ‘Starhopper’ model rocket terminates 2nd test flight at last minute

SpaceX ‘Starhopper’ model rocket terminates 2nd test flight at last minute

The business end of the SpaceX Starship hopper prototype. Elon Musk/SpaceX Starhopper didn't have legs on Monday. After two hours of waiting, the rocket prototype's second test was aborted at the last second, just after 6 p.m. Texas time. "Starhopper" is the single-engine version of the SpaceX Starship, the next-generation spacecraft Musk plans to use…
The SpaceX ‘Starhopper’ might make its greatest leap Monday

The SpaceX ‘Starhopper’ might make its greatest leap Monday

The business end of the SpaceX Starship hopper prototype. Elon Musk/SpaceX It looks like Elon Musk's Starship prototype, dubbed "Starhopper," might make its highest hop yet as soon as Monday afternoon. Musk tweeted Saturday his hope that Monday would be the day his next generation rocket prototype would take flight once more. Cameron County, Texas…
The SpaceX ‘Starhopper’ is all set to make its most significant leap

The SpaceX ‘Starhopper’ is all set to make its most significant...

The business end of the SpaceX Starship hopper prototype. Elon Musk/SpaceX It looks like Elon Musk's Starship prototype, dubbed "Starhopper," might make its highest hop yet as soon as Monday. SpaceX had planned to test the single-engine version of its eventual Mars vehicle with its second short flight last week, but the launch was abruptly…
The SpaceX ‘Starhopper’ will make its most significant leap

The SpaceX ‘Starhopper’ will make its most significant leap

The business end of the SpaceX Starship hopper prototype. Elon Musk/SpaceX It looks like Elon Musk's Starship prototype, dubbed "Starhopper," has the green light to make its highest hop yet as soon as Monday.  SpaceX had planned to test the single-engine version of its eventual Mars vehicle with its second short flight last week, but…
SpaceX Starhopper waits for consent for next test dive

SpaceX Starhopper waits for consent for next test dive

Starhopper before its first untethered flight. Screenshot by CNET If you enjoyed watching SpaceX's Starship prototype fly 20 meters (65 feet) into the air last month, then you're in for a treat when it shoots for a new 200-meter goal. The launch attempt was originally set to happen as soon as Friday, but it seems…
SpaceX Starhopper set for legendary next test dive as early as Friday

SpaceX Starhopper set for legendary next test dive as early as...

Starhopper before its first untethered hop. Video screenshot by Amanda Kooser/CNET If you enjoyed seeing SpaceX's Starship prototype hop 20 meters (65 feet) into the air last month, then you're in for a treat when it shoots for a new 200-meter (650-feet) goal. The launch attempt could happen as soon as Friday, Aug. 16. The…
Big News! SpaceX’s Starhopper Test Lorry Finishes First Free Flight!

Big News! SpaceX’s Starhopper Test Lorry Finishes First Free Flight!

Score one for SpaceX! Last night (Thursday, July 25th), after multiple delays that were causing no shortage of stress and concern, Elon Musk’s aerospace company succeeded in conducting their first untethered test with the Starhopper. This test once again validated the engine that will power the full-scale and fully-reusable Starship and its Super Heavy launch…
SpaceX Starhopper launch in a smoky cloud of magnificence

SpaceX Starhopper launch in a smoky cloud of magnificence

Starhopper didn't make its hop on July 24. Video screenshot by Amanda Kooser/CNET One short hop for Starship. One big step for SpaceX: Elon Musk's next-generation spacecraft moved forward in its development when Starhopper, a prototype meant for takeoff and landing tests, took its first untethered jump under the power of a Raptor engine. The…
First Free Flight of SpaceX’s Starhopper Aborted After Engine Fire

First Free Flight of SpaceX’s Starhopper Aborted After Engine Fire

Yesterday, on Wednesday, July 24th, the prototype test vehicle for the Starship (the Starhopper) commenced its first untethered “hop test” at the company’s test facility in Boca Chica, Texas. This test is an important milestone for SpaceX, intended to validate the Raptor engine in free flight and bring the company one step closer to creating…
SpaceX Starhopper test: Elon Musk’s Starship model terminates launch

SpaceX Starhopper test: Elon Musk’s Starship model terminates launch

Shortly after T-0, SpaceX aborted the Starhopper test. SpaceX SpaceX had two launches planned for Wednesday, but unfortunately neither got off the ground. The first, a resupply mission to the ISS aboard a Falcon 9, was delayed due to inclement weather. The second, a test of the Starship prototype, was aborted shortly after its scheduled…

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