The launch of SpaceX’s second fully integrated Starship test flight has been delay by one day.
Elon Musk said in an X post, “We need to replace a grid fin actuator, so launch is postponed to Saturday.”
Grid fins are needed to guide the booster on its return to earth.
SpaceX made a number of upgrades to the vehicle and ground infrastructure following the first integrated Starship/Heavy configuration test flight in April.
The initial two-hour launch window that was scheduled to open at 7:00 a.m. CT. Friday (Midnight AEST) is now Saturday CT.