SpaceX Test Firing Integrated Raptor Engine This Week

SpaceX will begin test firing the Starhopper. The Starhopper will be tethered and the hops will not be visible from offsite. This will likely be only a few feet or less of lift in the initial tests. The first integrated test firing of a single engine should happen this week.

“Elon Musk: SpaceX hopes to launch ‘Test Hopper’ β€” a prototype for a giant Mars rocket ship β€” for the first time this week” Updated story. ‘Launch’ is a bit strong. https://t.co/OrBbdhrR18 via @businessinsiderβ€” Cowboy Dan (@CowboyDanPaasch) March 18, 2019

SOURCES- Elon Musk Twitter, cowboy Day Twitter, Viv@flcnhvy Twitter, Pictures from Spadre.com Written By Brian Wang,

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