Hop on Pop
After its first successful flight test of a Starship prototype earlier this month, SpaceX is planning to try again on Sunday.
According to CEO Elon Musk, this will be another l0w altitude test, intended to work out the bugs before moving on to more ambitious launches.
We’ll do several short hops to smooth out launch process, then go high altitude with body flaps
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 5, 2020
It’ll be a test of SpaceX’s SN6 Starship prototype, a squat metallic tank that the company hopes to eventually refine into a scifi-esque vehicle intended to move cargo or humans to the Moon, Mars or beyond.
The launch is currently slated for sometime after 9am EST, from SpaceX’s facility in Bocha Chica, Texas.
“Good chance something will slip, but, yeah, Sunday is intense,” Musk tweeted about the busy day of SpaceX launches.
READ MORE: SpaceX hopes to ‘hop’ another Starship prototype this weekend [CNET]