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SpaceX launches Starhopper in the next test flight with a height of 16,400 feet



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The business end of the SpaceX Starship Hopper prototype.


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SpaceX will launch test flights with the Starhopper up to a height of 5,000 meters.

Elon Musk's company expects a maximum height of 1

6,400 feet, according to documents filed with the US Federal Communications Commission and discovered by The Verge.

"The vehicle will fly vertically from ground level to less than 500 meters for its low-altitude tests and up to 5000 meters for its high-altitude tests," the file says.

Starhopper is launched from the SpaceX The launch location in South Texas in Boca Chica, Texas, is added in the documents.

Musk last month took shots of the Starhopper taking off and encountering its limits.

The Starhopper is not intended to achieve space, but rather test the single Raptor-powered tethered prototype of the spaceship which ultimately aims to bring humans from Earth to Mars.

Musk plans to launch a spaceship full of artists around the moon in 2023.

The Hops The US Federal Aviation Administration originally created an airspace closure of up to 300 meters around the Boca Chica plant arranged "to create a safe environment for the launch and recovery of rockets".


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