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Posted: Wednesday, July 17, 2019 9:15 am

SpaceX hasn't indicated the cause or result of a massive fireball that enveloped the Starhopper prototype at the company's Boca Chica launch site just before 10:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The fireball came just after what appeared to be a normal engine static fire test.

Earlier on Tuesday, Musk confirmed the Starhopper hover test scheduled for Tuesday would be delayed, possibly until today. However, Cameron County has rescinded the beach and highway closure authorizations that were in place through July 19, meaning no hover test this week as SpaceX had initially planned.

The first untethered hover test of the Starship hopper prototype is expected to lift the vehicle to 65 feet. The first two static fire tests on the hopper's Raptor engine took place in early April.

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