Amid FAA delays, twin Starships stand tall in Boca Chica
While SpaceX and Starship SN9 continue to face regulatory holds from the Federal Aviation Administration for flight certification, Starship SN10 has been rolled out to the launch pad.
With SpaceX now targeting Monday, Feb. 1, for its next launch opportunity for SN9 test article, the Boca Chica workforce wasted no time in preparing the site for the test which will follow SN9.
Starship SN10 rolled out of the high bay mid-day Friday, Jan. 29, making its way to the pad for the first ever double Starship staging. The crowd was abuzz at the unprecedented sight, with many onlookers descending upon the site once first movement began.
With today’s move of SN10, SpaceX has put on full display their high level of confidence in flight readiness, given that it is right next to SN9, pre-launch. Today’s developments are a true showcase of the ever intensifying pace of Starship testing and development.