SpaceX ready for 33-engine test of Starship’s Super Heavy booster

Published by Spaceflight Now on 02/08/2023 UTC

SpaceX is gearing up for the first full-up test-firing Thursday of all 33 engines on the booster for the company’s Starship mega-rocket in Texas, a critical milestone on the path to launching the giant vehicle on its first orbital test flight, which could happen as soon as March if this week’s test goes well.

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