SpaceX Starship Will Have Its First Test Launch Tomorrow
Tomorrow will be the first test of the Starship test vehicle as SpaceX has announced they will perform the first engine fire, and hope test tomorrow at there Boca Chica location.
The Starship hopper, nicknamed the Starhopper, has been under construction since the beginning of the year and just seven days ago got its first Raptor engine installed. Now it appears SpaceX is ready to fire up the engine and see what it can do.
This test flight is expected to happen tomorrow (March 20th) between 8:00 am and 2:00 pm Pacific Time. Its a long timeframe but it will ensure SpaceX isn't rushed to get everything perfect before the first test of the craft.
It's important to remember the Starhopper isn't going to space. Instead, it will launch off the pad only a few feet then land back down safely. This is the first of many tests that will happen in the future to better test the vertical landing system of Starhopper. This information will be used when landing the full sized Starship in the future.