SpaceX will begin test firing the Starhopper. The Starhopper will be tethered and the hops will not be visible from offsite. This will likely be only a few feet or less of lift in the initial tests. The first integrated test firing of a single engine could happen today.
Do y'all think #SpaceX will attempt some sort of test, With only one raptor or wait for the other two to arrive. It's honestly been boggling my mind.— Austin Barnard???? (@austinbarnard45) March 16, 2019
First (really short) hops with one engine. Suborbital flights with three.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 17, 2019