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Another Starship Success! Raptor Engine Fires for 4 Seconds and Nothing Explodes

13 May 2020, 19:43 UTC
Another Starship Success! Raptor Engine Fires for 4 Seconds and Nothing Explodes SpaceX

Last week, SpaceX passed another milestone in the development of its Starship prototype. This was the crucial engine static fire test, which saw the fourth full-scale Starship prototype (SN4) ignite a fully-integrated Raptor engine for the first time. The successful test took place on Tuesday night (May 5th) at 08:57 PM local time (09:57 PM EDT; 06:57 PM PDT) and saw the Raptor engine ignite and fire for four full seconds.

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