Bad week for SpaceX, and that is that after its first manned mission was delayed due to adverse weather conditions, the company now lost another prototype of its Starship spacecraft. The strangest thing of all is that after a static fire engine test was successfully completed on the SN4 prototype, the spacecraft ended up exploding on the test bench. Their predecessors have had the same luck.
It is not known what may have caused the Starship crash, but expert Chris Bergin of NasaSpaceFlight.com noted that they already had the SN5 build ready to be tested and continue testing.
The Starship impresses upon reaching 50 meters in height, features three gigantic Raptor engines as propellers, and will act as SpaceX’s next-generation launch vehicle and spacecraft, thus replacing all existing SpaceX vehicles and spacecraft at beginning of the 2020s. The launches with the Starship will be cheaper for the company, and it is that they improve in every way the current Falcon 9, in addition to opening the door to serve as cargo ships for the arrival of man to Mars, and long-distance commercial travel on Earth using suborbital flights.