SpaceX Starship Launch Live: The first major last-minute test flight of a closed Mars spacecraft

SpaceX is ready to test the first major flight of its Starship spacecraft

The SN8 prototype will try to launch at 12.5 kilometers in the air before returning to Earth, although SpaceX boss Elon Musk says it is unlikely to succeed. The technology billionaire says the test is a key milestone in manned space travel to Mars in a matter of years.

Roads in the vicinity of SpaceX in Clark County, Texas, were closed and FAA clearances were for Tuesday and Wednesday. The launch was scrubbed last Tuesday due to engine issues, although the exact launch time for Wednesday has not yet been announced.

A live stream of the event will be broadcast on SpaceX’s official YouTube channel (below).

Follow the latest updates here

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Wednesday’s launch window is local time from 8am to 5pm (2pm to 11pm GMT)

Hopefully SpaceX can solve engine problems and we’ll see the starship come down from the ground tomorrow.

We’ll be back tomorrow morning with the latest updates.

Anthony Cuthbertson8 December 2020 22:56

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SpaceX has confirmed an engine issue.

Anthony Cuthbertson8 December 2020 22:47

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That’s how Starship looked at the moment the launch was scrubbed.

(SpaceX)

Anthony Cuthbertson8 December 2020 22:46

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The calculation went everywhere to zero but there was some kind of failure and the engines did not run properly. The good news is that Starship is still standing on the launchpad.

Anthony Cuthbertson8 December 2020 22:37

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There was a problem.

Anthony Cuthbertson8 December 2020 22:36

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We’re almost there. After more than a minute to go.

(SpaceX)

Anthony Cuthbertson8 December 2020 22:33

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Anthony Cuthbertson8 December 2020 22:31

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Anthony Cuthbertson8 December 2020 22:30

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SpaceX has updated its live stream. This is still a stable figure but the message now states: “The flight of the Starship test now aims at the liftoff – 4.30 pm CST (10.30 GMT).

In less than 10 minutes.

Anthony Cuthbertson8 December 2020 22:21

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The good news is, we’re seeing rockets coming out.

Anthony Cuthbertson8 December 2020 22:20

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