SpaceX rocket to launch Starship spacecraft explodes on launch pad

In Texas, SpaceX's prototype Super Heavy rocket exploded on the launch pad during the start of tests. This was announced by the editor-in-chief of the site Chris Bergin in his Twitter.

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk confirmed the incident in a replay to Bergin's tweet:

“Yes, everything is really bad. The team is assessing the damage."

According to him, the problem was related to starting the engine of the Raptor, which has a complex starting sequence. He emphasized that in the future, SpaceX "will not conduct a launch test from all 33 engines at the same time."

Between late 2020 and early 2021, SpaceX lost four Starship prototypes during testing. All their re-landing attempts ended in explosions. In May 2021, the Starship prototype finally made a successful landing.

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