SpaceX performed a test of their StarShip prototype StarHopper with a brand new serial number 6 Raptor Engine. The vehicle was tethered and held down.
The engine test appeared to go well at approximately 10:24 P.M. However, fou minutes after the engine test, the vehicle remained on fire until suddenly there was a large fireball.
Inspection in the morning seems to not show major damage to StarHopper.
#SpaceX crews seen inspecting the condition of the #StarHopper. I’m no engineer, but on the surface Raptor seems to be Intact🔥. And StarHopper is looking gorgeous as ever! 🚀 pic.twitter.com/7t8dQTLtQW
— Austin Barnard🚀 (@austinbarnard45) July 17, 2019