A fully reusable launch vehicle being developed by SpaceX Starship’s SN9 rocket, like the SN8 that was launched a few months ago exploded while descending.
Starship SN9 rocket exploded during landing
SpaceX Starship SN9 rocket, during a test flight at the company’s facility in Boca Chica, Texas exploded while descending.
Despite the unsuccessful launch, SpaceX because of the data they can collect test one what they see as success explained.
The company explained that the purpose of the test was to show the effect of the maneuver used to slow the rocket on the control of the spacecraft during landing. SpaceX also admitted that there is still much work to do on how to successfully download Starship.
Nice try, SN9! But didn’t hit SN10 or the Tank Farm.
You’re next, SN10!
– Chris B – NSF (@NASASpaceflight) February 2, 2021
Launched a few months ago Starship SN8 his rocket similarly exploded during landing.