SpaceX’s Starship Rocket Explodes Minutes After Launch – Experts Provide an Explanation

SpaceX’s Starship Rocket Explodes Minutes After Launch – Experts Provide an Explanation

It’s obvious that we are all deeply saddened by the failure of the Starship rocket test by SpaceX on Thursday. The spacecraft exploded in space only a few minutes after its liftoff. The rocket was supposed to establish the basics of the process of enabling human settlement on other planets. As you’ve probably already guessed, Mars represents the ‘target.’ 

Starship was considered the most powerful rocket that was ever created. But unfortunately, the whole world is now devastated by the news of SpaceX’s rocket exploding shortly after its launch. But while you may be wondering what could have caused such a horrible event, SpaceX brings some answers.

Starship exploded about 4 minutes after its launch

The Starship rocket that was launched by SpaceX was the subject of a test that lasted for only about 4 minutes.

SpaceX explained as Fox Business quotes:

The vehicle experienced multiple engines out during the flight test, lost altitude and began to tumble. The flight termination system was commanded on both the booster and ship.


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Surprisingly or not, SpaceX doesn’t seem too affected by the failure of its test and has decided to focus on the bright side. Here’s what John Insprucker said, an aerospace engineer of the space agency, as Fox Business also quotes:

Obviously this does not appear to be a nominal situation,

With a test like this, success comes from what we learn, and we learned a tremendous amount about the vehicle and ground systems today that will help us improve on future flights of Starship.

Most probably, SpaceX will remain highly involved in space engineering, as the space agency has many strong ambitions when it comes to exploring the unknown. 

The Starship rocket measured 400 feet in height, and its failure will clearly create a lot of fuss and disputes in the coming days. Stay tuned to find out more!


Even since he was a child, Cristian was staring curiously at the stars, wondering about the Universe and our place in it. Today he's seeing his dream come true by writing about the latest news in astronomy. Cristian is also glad to be covering health and other science topics, having significant experience in writing about such fields.

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