Starship's First Orbital Attempt
At this point, the only thing SpaceX wanted was to get rid of this rocket. They even changed many of the technologies they used here in later prototypes. Leaving the tower behind and not exploding on launch pad was the only criterion for success.Starship was by far the heaviest human-made object that could fly under its own power. Try to imagine the downward force required for such a mass to rise and the reaction of the ground to it.
Normally, methods are used to dissipate and suppress the heat and mechanical energy applied by rockets to the ground. Like the flame divertor and the flood suppression system. Starship ground elements did not have these.
With the pressure of the engines, a large crater formed in the concrete under the launch pedestal. The blown pieces inflicted serious damage up to hundreds of meters away. Engine and hydraulic problems may be caused by the destructive effect of these parts or the sound waves reflected from the ground.As a result, the fate of this ground system and the experiment with this rocket was drawn from the beginning. It would be delusional to expect a perfect result. Still, luck was on SpaceX's side, there was no disaster. I believe Starship will solve the issues in a few years.