SpaceX Will Install Two More Raptor Engines and Start StarHopper Tests

SpaceX Will Install Two More Raptor Engines and Start StarHopper Tests

Brian Wang |
March 12, 2019 |

The SpaceX Starhopper is on a cement launch pad. Elon Musk has indicated the Raptor engine delivery and installation will start next week. SpaceX will one or three engines and begin hop tests. It is clear that SpaceX will start tests before adding a new nose cone is placed onto the Starhopper.

SpaceX is talking about very low tethered hops as a start.

#StarHopper‘s test pad area, aka ‘The Big Dirt Pile’ #SouthTEXAS #RGV

1 Jan 2017


2 three months ago

3 yesterday

📷 credits: @spi_life, @WalkaboutLife & @SpacePadreIsle pic.twitter.com/KrXCzIWDGH

— Cowboy Dan (@CowboyDanPaasch) March 12, 2019

Raptor on way to Hopper. Will be mounted to vehicle next week.

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 8, 2019

SOURCES- Elon Musk, Twitter, Cowboy Dan Twitter

Written By Brian Wang

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