During the fire tests of the Raptor engine of the “Mars” Starship SpaceX company SpaceX ignited. The events did not develop according to the plan: the launch took place five minutes earlier than indicated in the schedule. As part of the test, it was planned to raise the ship by 20 meters and carry out several maneuvers.
Secondary. Ouch! pic.twitter.com/mIi7flZgmV— Chris B – NSF (@NASASpaceflight) 17 July 2019
The fire occurred during one of the test stages, the previous stage was completed successfully. There is no information about damages, however, in any case, the further program will move.
With the help of the Starship (Starhopper) ship, SpaceX plans to send people to Mars and the Moon.