October 19, 2020
Technology News

Starship SN8 prepares for test series – First sighting of Super Heavy – NASASpaceflight.com

Starship SN8 has arrived at the launch site for a test campaign full of firsts for SpaceX’s prototype vehicle. Complete with aero surfaces, SN8 will be tested and launched with three Raptor engines on a refined test flight to 50,000 feet (15 km). This vehicle is the first in a family of Starships that will incrementally test the launch, return, and landing capability ahead of the push to orbit next year.SN7.1:
SN8’s trip to the launch site waited until the test program with SN7.1 had concluded,…

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