(SpaceX) Executive manager Elon the Mask Both the Texas and Florida Starships developed by the private space company are believed to fly "Within two to three months" Which is an active timeline because the planned trip unencumbered by the Starhopper demonstration model missed its goal of running last week.
SpaceX develops two Starship Parallel prototypes, at their facilities in Texas and Florida, at a time referred to at some time in the technology industry as a "purge." The two teams are developing their own rockets independently, in an effort to stimulate a sense of internal competition and perhaps achieve common progress that will not be possible through a single team working together on the mission.
Earlier this month, Musk stated that the unrestricted opening test of Starhipper's Starhipper (Hopper for short) demo will be This happens last Tuesday, July 16. Those plans were derailed when a pilot test was launched A large fireball captured by the camera resulted in many local observers. Musk later said on Twitter that this was the result of a post-test fuel leak, but added that in fact there was no significant damage to the Starhopper scale itself.
SpaceX CEO then continued a new timetable for the unencumbered test, saying it should happen sometime Next week instead. It is definitely a required step for the company to take on any test flight of the most complete Starhopper models.
Misk said on Friday, that the first test will be semi-orbital flights, with orbital tests to follow some "2 to 3 months" after Those first pilot flights from 2 to 3 months of the day – so, the first test flight to StarShip in only 4 to 6 months from now. Based on how the timescales stated with Musk correspond to reality, you should definitely consider that evaluation very optimistic.
Musk also shared some details on how to launch Starship – everything Use the launch structure, which is currently under construction at another locationMuch like the 9 Falcon Falcon Do heavy duty today.