Starship won't launch 1st orbital flight

The first orbital test flight of SpaceX's Starship vehicle will not take off.

SpaceX is aiming for a six-month window beginning on September 1 for the highly anticipated mission,

It is a radio licence for test vehicles only and does not indicate a change in status.

Starship is made up of a massive first-stage booster called Super Heavy and a 165-foot-tall (50-meter-tall) upper-stage spacecraft called Starship.

Booster 7 and Ship 24 will pilot the upcoming orbital mission. SpaceX has started preparing both prototypes for the mission.

On Tuesday, Booster 7 activated only one of its 33 engines, while Ship 24 activated two of its six Raptors.

There is still a lot of work to be done before SpaceX approves the duo for an orbital flight.

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