SpaceX Starship Fails: World's largest rocket explodes few minutes after launch, watch video here
SpaceX Starship explodes: On Thursday, April 20, the SpaceX Starship, the largest rocket in the world, exploded during a test. After successfully leaving the launch pad, the rocket exploded four minutes later. The Starship was launched successfully on April 20, 2023, at roughly 7:00 pm, according to Indian time, and at 8.33 pm, according to Central Time, from the exclusive SpaceX Spaceport, Starbase near Boca Chica, Texas.
Fully stacked Starship has exploded and Elon’s reaction is priceless. @elonmusk— Teslaconomics (@Teslaconomics) April 20, 2023
No such thing as failure, only learnings for the next attempt. Awesome job SpaceX! KEEP FIGHTING! 👊🚀 #SpaceX pic.twitter.com/YHIIao3Uxp
Reason for starship rocket explosion
Three minutes into the first stage of flight, the Starship capsule was supposed to separate from the rocket booster. However, separation never happened, and the rocket exploded instead. As if the flight test wasn't dramatic enough, Starship encountered quick unscheduled disassembly prior to stage separation, SpaceX tweeted after the mission failed. SpaceX still deemed the flight a success despite its failure. We cleared the tower, which was our only hope, SpaceX Quality Systems Engineer Kate Tice remarked at the same moment.
Elon Musk tweets about the Failure
Following the launch, SpaceX's founder Elon Musk tweeted, "Congratulations to the SpaceX crew on an amazing test launch of Starship! A few months later, I used what I had learned for the next test launch. It is known that an issue with the valve during refuelling forced SpaceX to cancel Monday's first attempt to launch the rocket. The latest rocket from SpaceX was the biggest and most potent ever. It attempted to orbit the earth on Thursday by doing its first test flight, which took it into the sky over South Texas.
Congrats @SpaceX team on an exciting test launch of Starship!— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 20, 2023
Learned a lot for next test launch in a few months. pic.twitter.com/gswdFut1dK