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Oct 25, 2020

Starship SN8 preparing for a second Static Fire test

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Following the first-ever triple Raptor Static Fire test, Starship SN8 is pushing through the pre-launch milestones. The nosecone has since been installed – resulting in the first full Starship stack since MK1 – allowing for a second Static Fire test this coming week. The second Static Fire test will involve propellant being fed from the Header Tank system.

SN8 passed through the first major objective in impressive fashion, progressing in a staggered manner with a preburner attempt aborted, followed by a preburner test involving at least two of the Raptors.

The following night saw another preburner test, which clearly involved all three Raptors per the visuals, allowing SpaceX to push toward the Static Fire attempt.

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