Highest Thrust Ever for a SpaceX Engine from Raptor at 60% Power

Spacex placed a photo of the Starship raptor engine test on Instagram. SpaceX reported that they completed a two-second test fire of the Starship Raptor engine that hit 170 bar and ~116 metric tons of force – the highest thrust ever from a SpaceX engine and Raptor was at ~60% power.

There will be three Raptor engines on the Starhopper. SpaceX is repairing the nose cone of the Starhopper which was blown over in high winds. They are tracking to a March launch of the Starhopper.

SciNews uploaded a video to Youtube of the Raptor engine test.

There are reports and videos of longer tests of the new Raptor engine.