Following a successful Saturday morning liftoff of the rocket Starship, SpaceX has announced that their unoccupied ship and a rocket booster exploded after a planned separation during their second launch on Nov. 18, 2023.
This separation was the stated goal of SpaceX and a landing was not expected.
After months of rebuilding following the April explosion of the Starship system’s, SpaceX is set for its next launch attempt on November 18.
The rocket successfully lifted off this morning in South Texas, even after a rapid unscheduled disassembly, but SpaceX engineers report they have since lost data from the second stage of the flight.
SpaceX reports they do not have contact with the remains of one of the most powerful rockets in history. There was nobody onboard and no injuries have been reported.