OREANDA-NEWS  Elon Musk, american entrepreneur and founder of Tesla and SpaceX, explained the reason for the explosion of the Starship spacecraft prototype. He wrote about this on his Twitter account.

Musk explained that the engine of this SN10 ship had low thrust, likely due to a partial ingress of helium from the fuel tank. He noted that due to the impact at a speed of 10 meters per second, the ship's supports and part of the "skirt" broke. At the same time, the entrepreneur noted that several fixes for SN11 tests are already being prepared.

Earlier it was reported that the Starship prototype exploded a few minutes after landing at the Boca Chica training ground in the US state of Texas. During the tests, the ship climbed to an altitude of about ten kilometers, performed the planned maneuvers, re-started the engines before landing and successfully completed it.