Elon Musk's massive Starship rocket will soon leave Earth, according to JVTech SpaceX.
Published on 07/02/2023 at 06:40
Elon Musk expects the ambitious craft's first orbital flight to succeed for the first time in March 2023.
Will Elon Musk keep his old promise? This time, it's not about Twitter, but about SpaceX. Even if the billionaire has taken center stage less since he took over the blue social network, the fact remains that SpaceX engineers are working to further the various projects currently underway.
Starship, a soberly named spacecraft, has been baptized Big Falcon Rocket, after ten years of work and, to date, she has never left the ground. However, things could change in the coming weeks.
Is there a launch bid for Starship in March?
Elon Musk replied to a tweet from a user requesting if Starship would be ready by the end of the month. If the remaining tests go well, we will attempt a Starship launch next month, according to the tweet.
This huge statement, as it does with Elon Musk, is almost too good to be true, due to the fact that the first Starship flight has been planned for more than a year and a half ago. This indicates that the project is often postponed. Will it be the appropriate time this time?
A rocket is still in the works and is yet to launch.
SpaceX has not yet completed all of the tests that would allow for an orbital test flight. It still takes Starship to succeed a static ignition test of the 33 Raptor thrusters that equip the Super Heavy booster, which is the only one capable of giving the go light for flight.
SpaceX has never fired more than 14 thrusters at the same time. Moreover, Starship was fully assembled last January and loaded with gasoline : it is evident that something is happening at the Boca Chica Launch Site, located in Texas.
SpaceX is expected to make announcements on the Starship as soon as possible. However, to know whether or not the ship will actually fly in March, we will have to wait for the next tests conducted in Texas.