SpaceX Starship static fire bodes well for a launch later this week


By Eric Ralph

Posted on February 23, 2021

SpaceX’s third high-altitude Starship prototype appears to have successfully ignited its trio of Raptor engines, boosting the odds of another launch and landing attempt later this week.
Following a prior attempt aborted before propellant loading began on February 22nd, SpaceX managed to turn around Starship serial number 10 (SN10) and its launch facilities for a second attempt ~24 hours later. Unlike Starship SN9, which went through four torturous weeks of scrubbed, aborted, and off-nominal static fire test attempts be