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IPFS News Link • Space Travel and Exploration

SpaceX Boca Chica - SN8 Static Fire #3 and Pneumatic Anomaly

• NASA Spaceflight

SN8 fired up its engines for the third time, but suffered a loss of pneumatics and was unable to drain the LOX header tank in the nosecone- luckily a burst disk prevented a potentially catastrophic overpressure event. Some liquid that looked like molten metal could be seen dripping from Raptor after firing. Also included, a comparison of all 3 SN8 static fires so far.