Flight Test Update: Next test may have starship fly over 16,000 ft


BROWNSVILLE, Texas — The first SpaceX rocket flight may be taking place during the next testing session, but it’s probably not going to go into space anytime soon.

We take a closer look at some of the company’s documents filed to the Federal Communications Commission, where we find, The vehicle will fly vertically from the ground to under 500 meters for its low-altitude tests and up to 5,000 m for its high altitude tests.

However, that doesn’t guarantee that we’ll be seeing a rocket soaring across Brownsville skies. As pointed out by tech news organization the Verge, the same flight description was present during the company’s last filing to the federal organization before the tests early this year.

SpaceX closed down the area for about a week in early April for engine testing.

The official date of the next test has not been released and speculation continues on whether testing could take place by the end of the month. This after a comment by the company’s CEO on twitter where he states that the next hops are expected in 10 days.

Meanwhile, crews continue to work at the Brownsville sites, including through the Memorial Day weekend.

Read full FCC report here: https://apps.fcc.gov/oetcf/els/reports/442_Print.cfm?mode=current&application_seq=92441&license_seq=93420

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