Starship SN3
Test Vehicle
Starship SN3 was lost during a cryogenic proof test. During the test, a lack of pressure in the LOX tank caused it to collapse under the weight of a fueled methane tank. The anomaly was blamed on a test configuration mistake.


Cryogenic Proof Test #1
Starship SN3 failed a cryogenic proof test designed to verify that the vehicle was capable of withstanding the forces of a Raptor engine and the tanks at flight pressures. The failure was blamed on a test configuration error, rather than an issue with the vehicle itself.
Suborbital Pad A, Starbase, Texas, USA
Fri Apr 03, 2020