According to Federal Communications Commission documents, the current prototype will fly no higher than 16,400 feet during test flights.
Musk said the test hopper could launch in Texas in four to eight weeks, or almost a year ahead of schedule.
In November, the rocket was renamed from Big Falcon Rocket to Starship.
CEO Elon Musk confirmed that 50 miles per hour winds broke the mooring blocks of the Starship Hopper test rocket late Tuesday and the fairing was blown over. An image shared by a member of NASA Spaceflight's online forum, shows the aftermath of the accident including the rocket's nosecone crumpled on the ground. The damage "will take a few weeks to fix", Musk added.
"Whoops. Starship Hopper nosecone has been blown over in high winds", Bergin said of the picture.
The hopper, as Musk and SpaceX COO Gwynne Shotwell calls the prototype, will not go into space nor orbit the Earth. Musk had tweeted on January 5 that the Starship's test flight will take place in four weeks time.
The Starship is made of stainless steel instead of carbon fiber due to a combination of its relative ease of use and lower cost.
The prototype is a critical experimental vehicle whose successes (or failures) will inform how SpaceX works toward a full-scale, orbit-ready prototype of Starship: a roughly 18-story spaceship created to one day ferry up to 100 people and 150 tons of cargo to Mars. The bottom portion of the rocket was undamaged, Musk said.