Spadre.com is reporting that SpaceX is performing the first new raptor engine firing on the Spacehopper. The Spacehopper is being held down with tethers.
Sheriff just advised road closure will begin at 9:30am. (UTC – 5) livestream https://t.co/ENYz4e0tWI will remain until road closure at which time we will move to a new location and set up an additional livestream on the https://t.co/m7XhQx8aGU YouTube Channel.— SPadre (@SpacePadreIsle) March 25, 2019
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5 thoughts on “SpaceX Raptor Engine SpaceHopper Test Today”
4/04/19 they did a short hop ,history made again,nobody ever built a Mars spaceship on the beach and then went to Mars before in known history.
thx for the update here.
According this reddit thread, they’ve tested the preburners on the engines.
Hopefully not tank construction issues … this was wildly different than any other rocket.
Nothing, plus a new drone ban after SpaceX got cheesed off by amateur drone photographers (though one of the drone video feed companies apparently already has a special state permit for flying over wildlife refuges that includes higher state level exception priority, so is reconfirming with the sheriff that they are excepted from the general flight ban, though might be still subject to special temporary flight restrictions)
So nothing today? I saw a whole lotta nothing.
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