About halfway through the exercise of loading nitrogen into the prototype at the headquarters of SpaceX near Boca Chica Beach in South Texas, something went wrong and the top bulkhead of the rocket prototype broke off with pieces of aluminium also being ejected. He often talks about how SpaceX was one more failed launch away from ending the company when they successfully launched a Falcon 1 rocket in 2008 after years of testing. "There were no injuries, nor is this a serious setback", the statement reads.
As Elon tweeted, Mk1 served as a precious manufacturing pathfinder but flight accomplish is comparatively utterly different.
Elon Musk's SpaceX Starship Mars rocket prototype partially exploded during its first significant pressurisation test of the rocket's fuel tanks. The larger Mk1, constructed in Boca Chica, Texas, was to have pushed that envelope with three Raptor engines, although an orbital version of Starship is not expected before 2020.
The Mk-1 prototype was due to begin practice flights to an altitude of 20km in the coming weeks.
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In an earlier statement, referring to the Mk1, SpaceX said: "The decision had already been made not to fly this test article, and the team is focused on the Mk3builds, which are designed for orbit".
Regarding the auto that exploded during the trial, company CEO Elon Musk told reporters in September that the vehicle could fly low in a few months and a version of the rocket could reach Earth's orbit in six months.
SpaceX is developing the Starship transportation system to eventually carry passengers and cargo to destinations in space ranging from Earth orbit to Mars "and beyond".
The futuristic-looking Starship is meant to bring passengers and cargo to Earth orbit, moon, and Mars.
Reports suggest that the vehicle was undergoing a series of tests that could lead to an initial suborbital flight in the near future.