SpaceX's latest prototype rocket design, Starhopper, has successfully performed a 150m hop on Tuesday August 27, 2019 at 22:02 UTC.
Prototype of SpaceX's Starship, a fully reusable second stage and space vehicle.See Starship Details
Starhopper successfully landed after its 150m hop.Result: Successful Return to Launch Site landing at SpaceX Starship Landing Pad.
Space Exploration Technologies Corp., known as SpaceX, is an American aerospace manufacturer and space transport services company headquartered in Hawthorne, California. It was founded in 2002 by entrepreneur Elon Musk with the goal of reducing space transportation costs and enabling the colonization of Mars. SpaceX has many pads, on the East Coast of the US they own SLC-40 at Cape Canaveral and LC-39A at the Kennedy Space Center for their lower inclination launches. They also own SLC-4E at Vandenberg, California for their high inclination launches. Another site is also being developed at Boca Chica, Texas.INFO WIKI
One year after Starhopper’s final flight, SpaceX’s Starship launch site in Boca Chica, Texas, continues to evolve in order to facilitate prototype development and testing. Starhopper was the first SpaceX vehicle to use its new launch fa...