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SpaceX cleared for second Starship and Super Heavy launch test

Here’s hoping this Starship test flight ends better than the first attempt. | Image: SpaceX

The second test flight for SpaceX’s Starship rocket has now been given the all clear by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The FAA said in a statement that it “has given license authorization for the second launch of the SpaceX Starship Super Heavy vehicle. The FAA determined SpaceX met all safety, environmental, policy and financial responsibility requirements.”

SpaceX confirmed it’s now targeting November 17th for the test, with a two-hour launch window starting at 8AM ET.

The launch was initially grounded following an investigation into the first orbital launch test for the Starship and Super Heavy booster in April, which burst into flames and fired detonators to self-destruct about four minutes into its flight. SpaceX said in…

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