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SpaceX fuels up fully stacked Starship vehicle for 1st time ever (video) - Space.com

SpaceX fuels up fully stacked Starship vehicle for 1st time ever (video) - Space.com

SpaceX fuels up fully stacked Starship vehicle for 1st time ever (video) - Space.com
Jan 24, 2023 59 secs

SpaceX fueled up a fully stacked Starship for the first time ever on Monday (Jan. 23), notching a huge milestone on the path toward the vehicle's debut orbital flight.

Elon Musk's company conducted a "wet dress rehearsal" with the 395-foot-tall (120 meters) Starship Monday at its Starbase facility in South Texas, running through many of the procedures it will perform on launch day.

This was the first time an integrated Ship and Booster were fully loaded with more than 10 million pounds of propellant," SpaceX said via Twitter(opens in new tab) on Monday evening.

"Today’s test will help verify a full launch countdown sequence, as well as the performance of Starship and the orbital pad for flight-like operations," the company added in another tweet(opens in new tab).

The success of Monday's wet dress rehearsal keeps this Starship vehicle — which consists of a Super Heavy prototype called Booster 7 and the Ship 24 upper-stage variant — on track for an orbital test flight in the near future.

SpaceX is also counting on Starship to launch the bulk of its big, next-generation Starlink 2.0 internet satellites, and to take over pretty much all of the company's spaceflight duties at some point down the road.

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