When asked about when SpaceX will perform a static-fire test of all 33 Raptor V2 engines simultaneously, Musk said the rocket will now undergo more preparations at the Starbase factory. “Booster 7 now returns to high bay for robustness upgrades & booster 8 moves to pad for testing,” said Musk, “Next big test is probably full stack wet dress rehearsal, then 33 engine firing in a few weeks.”
Adding that the company’s next big Starship system test will be a “full stack wet dress rehearsal, then 33 engine firing in a few weeks.”
So, SpaceX is probably aiming for October for this historic test.
To “full stack” the vehicles, the Starbase launch tower’s robotic arms will lift Starship SN24 atop the Super Heavy Booster 7 to perform pre-flight testing. When stacked the vehicle is 395 feet tall – the largest rocket ever manufactured!