Technology Nov 25, 2020 10:10 AM (GMT+8) · EqualOcean
SpaceX is ready to move its starship development to the next important stage: 15 km altitude. This will be much higher than the previous starship prototype's maximum test flight altitude, 100 times the 150 meter altitude of the previous SN6 prototype "jump" test. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said on twitter that SpaceX is seeking to conduct the first high-altitude test flight of the current SN8 prototype sometime next week. SN8 has just completed the static ignition test, musk said the effect is good. There are many differences between SN8 and the previous version, the most obvious is that it is equipped with a real nose cone and nose cone fins.