- Press Release
- Oct 5, 2022
SpaceX Grasshopper Performs Divert Test
SpaceX completed what appears to be a successful divert test yesterday of its Falcon 9 Test Rig, code named Grasshopper.
According to SpaceX the Grasshopper flew to a height of 250 meters with a 100 meter lateral maneuver before returning to the center of the pad. Grasshopper is is taller than a ten story building.
SpaceX said the “test demonstrated the vehicle’s ability to perform more aggressive steering maneuvers than have been attempted in previous flights.”