SpaceX tests new launch safety system

8 months 3 weeks 4 days ago Saturday, July 29 2023 Jul 29, 2023 July 29, 2023 4:03 PM July 29, 2023 in News - Local

SpaceX tested a new launch safety system on Friday at their Boca Chica location. 

The flame detector system shoots out water from under their super-heavy Starship booster to prevent the next launch from destroying both the pad and ground directly underneath it.

Channel 5 News reached out to the Federal Aviation Administration for an update on their investigation into the April 2023 launch of the Starship rocket.

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A report from the San Antonio Express News stated that the FAA recently told SpaceX the investigation is ongoing.

“The FAA will not allow a return to flight operations until it determines that the mishap does not affect public safety...the investigation is ongoing,” the FAA stated in the article.

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