Starship No. 9 ready for the big hop. Robert Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com

Jan 08, 03:35 AM
Image:  The Orbital ATK Pegasus XL rocket carrying NASA's Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System, or CYGNSS, spacecraft is released and the first stage ignites
 
Robert Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com; in re:  Starship in Boca Chica, Texas — The 500,00o-foot hop to test the rocket and its fins; to control its return so it can land vertically and be ready  to launch again in an hour. Cube sats: the payload release mechanism accidentally released early.  No comment from SpaceX or NASA.  SLS: a full eight minutes. On Jan 17, the full test.
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