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SpaceX Targets Summer for First Starship Orbital Flight

Spacex targets summer for first starship orbital flight

SpaceX reportedly plans to send its starship and super heavy rocket system on its first orbital flight by July 1, 2021.

The incredibly ambitious date appeared in a report by NASASpaceFlight which was later retweeted by the starship’s official Twitter account.

But given the amount of preparation work and testing that needs to take place between now and then, it seems somewhat unlikely that SpaceX would send its next-generation rocket system on its first orbital flight to that date. Will be able to achieve the goal.

Prior to any launch, the SpaceX team still needed to correct the landing process for the second-stage starship rocket, which would eventually act as a spacecraft to carry cargo and crew of up to 100 people. . On its first two high-altitude test flights, the prototype of the starship crashed and burned after a heavy landing, while the most recent test flight earlier this month saw the rocket’s first landing before exploding into a fireball several minutes later. Was seen

And then there is the first stage super heavy rocket which is still to be built, flown and landed.

SpaceX’s next starship prototype, the SN11, is expected to skyrocket from its test site in Boca Chica, Texas, this week. According to NASASpaceFlight, the team will then go directly to the SN15, which will include several new design features.

The first Super Heavy prototype, the BN1, is expected to perform ground tests only. On the other hand, BN2 should be the first super heavy to take flight. SpaceX is yet to offer any special dates for the initial Super Heavy tests.

If all of the testing comes to plan – and as we’ve already seen, that’s pretty much expected – then SpaceX will skip production of the SN18 and SN19 production and instead the BN3 Super Heavy prototype in the first phase and the second phase SN 20 Stars will produce the prototype. “With the goal of coming to class by July 1”

Failure, SpaceX is keen to achieve the same flight by the end of 2021 at the latest.

Starship will launch the powerful Super Heavy rocket, powered by 31 Raptor engines. Once in space, the starship would use six Raptor engines for independent travel before returning to Earth. In the future, the spacecraft should have the ability to land on other planets, enabling SpaceX to deploy its reusable rocket system in deep space.

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