SpaceX keeps its Starship launch schedule a top secret, with most of the information coming from Elon Musk’s Twitter page.
But the California-based company is gradually stepping up its Starship work, with the previous iteration performing only low-altitude jumps.
The launch of the SN8 on December 9 marks the first time that a prototype Starship equipped with a cone and flaps has taken to the skies.
And although the rocket was blown on its toes when it failed to land, the crash was still considered a huge success for the company.
SpaceX then stated, “The low pressure in the fuel tank during combustion on landing resulted in a high touch speed, which resulted in a difficult (and exciting!) Landing.”