Spacex Successfully Tests Starship SN10 Rocket After 2 Failed Attempts: After two unsuccessful attempts, SpaceX successfully tested the Starship SN10 concept rocket. On Wednesday, the rocket concept was launched to a height of 10,000 kilometers before crashing down to earth. However, about six minutes after landing, the rocket exploded.
The test launch was deemed satisfactory because the intention was to learn more about how the flaps power the rocket as it falls back to earth horizontally.
After a high-altitude flight test, SpaceX’s new Starship concept landed for the first time, but exploded minutes later as it stood on the concrete pad. The cause of the blast, as well as whether it was deliberate, is unknown at the time. The company test-flew the Starship rocket Serial Number 10, or SN10, to an altitude of around 32,800 feet before landing on a concrete pad a few minutes later.