Starship SN10’s Raptors installed as testing begins

Starship SN10’s Raptors installed as testing begins

Source: NASA Spaceflight
Date Published: 02/07/2021

The three Raptor engines tasked with Starship’s third high altitude test flight have been installed into the aft of SN10. Pending acceptable results from an upcoming Static Fire test, SN10 will be tasked with repeating the flight of her deceased sisters, SN8 and SN9, before a landing attempt that will utilize a slightly different approach to the flip ahead of landing – allowing for redundancy in the event one Raptor suffers an issue, as was the case with the loss of the previous two Starships.

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