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SpaceX fires up SN10 Starship prototype for 1st time to prep for test flight – Space.com

SN10 could fly as early as Thursday (Feb. 25).

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SpaceX’s latest Starship prototype just roared to life. 
The Starship SN10 (“Serial No. 10”) vehicle performed its first “static fire” test on Tuesday (Feb. 23), lighting up its three Raptor engines for a few seconds at 6:03 p.m. EST (2303 GMT) at SpaceX’s South Texas site, near the Gulf Coast settlement of Boca Chica Village.
Static fires, in which engines briefly ignite while a rocket stays anchored to the ground, are a common preflight checkout for SpaceX. If all went well with today’s test,…

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