So-called static or "hold down" test firings of both rockets could take place as soon as Sunday for a Starship prototype and Monday, April 1 for Falcon Heavy, but it's no April Fools' joke.
We haven't seen Falcon Heavy in action since its successful demonstration flight in 2018 that sent Musk's red Tesla toward Mars, but SpaceX has been planning to use Heavy to launch payloads for paying customers for several months now.
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Now, after some delays, a Falcon Heavy could launch communications satellite Arabsat 6A into orbit from Florida's Kennedy Space Center as soon as April 7. This configuration of Falcon Heavy will be made up of three "Block 5" Falcon 9 rockets, the final version of the SpaceX workhorse rocket meant to be reused up to 100 times. But first Heavy needs to undergo a successful static fire test, currently set for Monday.
Meanwhile, the single-engine "hopper" prototype of Starship has been working up to a test firing at the company's test facility at Boca Chica, Texas. Musk has said the first test won't see the rocket get very high oRead More – Source