Starhopper had no legs on Monday. After two hours of waiting, the second test of the rocket prototype was canceled shortly after 1
This second test was postponed to August and postponed by two on Monday. Musk gave no reason for the delay.
After the canceled test flight, SpaceX said in its livestream, "Standstill for today, the next attempt is tomorrow, Tuesday, August 27th."
That is, 14.00 clock. PT is probably the earliest time Starhopper will make its next jump.
Prior to the test on Monday, residents near the company in Boca Chica, Texas were warned that a potential malfunction could trigger pressure waves that are strong enough to break windows in the area. Locals were advised to clear all buildings and bring their pets outside during the test window to avoid the risk of glass flying.
"I think we will watch the hops outside," a local tweeted.
The small trial version, which looks like a flying water tower (such as noted by Musk himself ), hovered in July after dark briefly at a height of 20 meters .
Musk has announced that this is the final test flight for this particular prototype and that it will be converted into a test rig for Starship's Raptor engines.
With this last test of Starhopper in the books, Musk has announced that his next step is to give a presentation. Update the world about that Design by Starship and all changes to his plans for the largest SpaceX missile yet. Musk has announced that the last spaceship will have six or seven engines and will be combined with a new SpaceX Super Heavy missile. This is to create a launch system that can compete with the Saturn V rocket that brought NASA astronauts to the Moon.
In Earlier Years Musk has shared plans to shop on Mars with super-heavy carrier rockets (formerly known as BFR or Big Falcon Rocket), to send artists on a voyage around the moon, and even to offer transcontinental orbital flights.
Originally published on August 26th, 4:42 pm. PT.
Update, 5:01 pm: Adds details to the next launch attempt.