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FAA: SpaceX Launched Starship SN8 Without Approval

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has provided more information on SpaceX’s SN8 launch in December and the delay in issuing a license for the SN9 flight conducted yesterday. Basically, the agency says SpaceX proceeded with the December launch without approval, but it is not fining the company for the violation. FAA Statement on Starship SN8 Launch Regarding the SpaceX Starship SN8 launch in December 2020, the company proceeded with the […]

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  • February 3, 2021
New Video of SpaceX Starship Flight

Video Caption: On December 9, 2020, Starship serial number 8 (SN8) completed a high-altitude flight test as it successfully ascended, transitioned propellant, and demonstrated a first-of-its-kind controlled aerodynamic descent and landing flip maneuver – which will enable landing where prepared surfaces or runways do not exist, including the Moon, Mars, and beyond.

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  • December 26, 2020
Starship Flies, Explodes While Attempting to Land

SpaceX flew its Starship SN8 vehicle for nearly seven minutes on Wednesday, but the ship exploded as it attempted to land at the test site in Boca Chica, Texas. The vehicle flew vertically, powered by three Raptor engines. One engine stopped, and then a second one stopped firing, leaving a sole Raptor to power the flight. “Successful ascent, switchover to header tanks & precise flap control to landing point!” SpaceX […]

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  • December 9, 2020