23+ Spacex Starship Launches Crashes Prototype Gif. Watch the video to know what led to this crash and what. The uncrewed vehicle, codenamed sn9, climbed to 10km (6 miles) above the texas gulf coast, and then descended to try to put down under control a short distance from where it had lifted off.
That was the same fate sn8 suffered during a test in december. Spacex has successfully launched a prototype starship rocket to its highest altitude yet, a monumental milestone for elon musk's company as it seeks to reach mars. But then the rocket stayed on.
Last week, spacex and the federal aviation administration, which regulates rocket launches, seemed to be in a strange regulatory standoff.
The test was almost identical to the test of the sn8 prototype, which also experienced a failure seconds before it crashed. The faa has closed investigations into spacex's explosive starship tests, clearing the way for the launch of a new prototype, sn10. And flew as high as 10 kilometers, or about 32. Starship launch ends in another explosion…but spacex forges forward with sn10 prototype on standby.