SN10

On March 3, 2021, at 23:15 UTC, Starship SN10 was the third fully assembled Starship to be launched and the first one to successfully flip and land.

Powered by three (3) Raptor engines, RSN 39, 50 and 51, SN10 successfully launched all the way up to 10km (33,000 ft). It then performed the skydive/belly flop descent maneuver, relit all three (3) engines fueled by the CH4 and LOX header tanks and attempted the flip maneuver.

Unfortunately, SN10 landed hard with a slight lean and a fire near the base. Eight (8) minutes later, Sn10 exploded. The cause was probably due to partial helium ingestion from the fuel header tank.

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