Here are the stunning aerial photos of Elon Musk’s Starhopper prototype on the launchpad. The SpaceX is gearing up to conduct the first test hops of the same at its Boca Chica, Texas facility.
The engineers moved the spacecraft to the launch pad and installed its sole Raptor engine that packs twice the firing power of SpaceX’s older Merlin engines.
At first, the tests were scheduled to take place earlier this week but they were postponed due to bad weather. With this, the tests could take place as soon as early next week.
However, neither SpaceX nor Musk have posted anything on the same.
If the hop tests get successful, it will be an important step for Musk’s wider plan to send humans on a mission to the moon.