SpaceX Test Fired ALL 33 Starship Engines Simultaneously

SpaceX successfully fired almost all the engines in its Starship rocket booster in a ground testing on Feb. 9, which was one of the final technical milestones before the vehicle’s first orbital launch attempt. 

SpaceX has developed the Starship, a reusable rocket. SpaceX has big plans for the rocket. NASA will use Starship rockets for the Artemis III mission to place its astronauts on board the moon. 

Elon Musk stated "It wasn't full power, but it's enough to get to orbit" after Booster 7, a prototype for SpaceX's next-generation Super Heavy rocket booster, shot fire out of Starbase in Texas,  

Raptor engines in Starship

Starship rockets are powered by raptor engines. These engines run on liquid oxygen and cryogenic liquid methane. Cryogenic fuels are those that require low storage temperatures.

If everything goes according to plan, 2023 will witness more Starship testing as SpaceX prepares for NASA's Artemis program and eventually sends cargo and astronauts to moon later in the decade.

What is Static Fire Test?

During the test, rocket engines are fired up to their maximum thrust. The launch mount supports the launch vehicle securely. During the test, scientists measure temperature, propellant flow gradients and pressure. This is a rehearsal in the rain. The liquid propellants are loaded during this test.

SpaceX's Starship system is unlike anything else. SpaceX has flown more than 200 missions using its Falcon rockets. These include trips that sent astronauts and military satellites into orbit. Starship, however, is much more powerful and was designed to explore deeper into the solar system such as Mars and the moon.