Didn’t take off: the launch of the huge Starship spacecraft was postponed for technical reasons

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It is now expected on November 18th

The American company SpaceX announced the postponement of the launch of the prototype of the super-heavy spacecraft Starship for technical reasons.

Earlier it became known that the company received permission from the Federal Aviation Administration for the launch, which was planned to take place today, November 17.

“We need to replace the grid stabilizer drive, so the launch has been postponed to Saturday,” SpaceX said on social network X (formerly Twitter).

Starship spacecraft
Starship spacecraft

Didn’t take off: the launch of the huge Starship spacecraft was postponed for technical reasons

In April, we recall, SpaceX carried out the first successful launch of a rocket with an installed prototype of the Starship spacecraft. The rocket reached an altitude of 39 km. A few seconds after launch, it became known that 5 of the 33 Raptor engines installed on the Super Heavy launch vehicle had failed. As a result, after a little over a minute, the rocket began to collapse and rotate, straying from the correct course. After which the remote destruction system was activated.

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