SpaceX, headed by Elon Musk, plans to put the Starship spacecraft into orbit since mid-2021. However, due to environmental factors as well as technical failures, the flight could not be realized.
Starship spacecraft prepares for first orbital flight
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has also suggested 75 different changes SpaceX must complete in order to allow SpaceX to launch. In this way, the attitude of the Aviation Administration, which aims to minimize the damage caused by rockets to the environment, is quite clear.
NASA’s Mark Kirasich tells a NASA advisory committee that first flight of SpaceX Starship with Super Heavy booster is now scheduled for early December.
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It is stated that in order for the FAA to give SpaceX launch permission, the company must conduct all the tests and these tests must be reviewed by the institution. Accordingly, SpaceX has to undergo multiple tests, including a static fire test of all 33 Raptor engines in its Super Heavy thrusters.
NASA has given the first date for the Moon mission!
NASA marked Monday, November 14, for the first launch from Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
Starship’s static tests in July resulted in a fire. The test in August was successful, but only 1 Raptor engine was used in this test. In addition, firing tests of rockets must be completed without launch.
While things don’t look very encouraging for SpaceX, Mark Kirasich, a senior NASA official, said that NASA is tracking four major Starship flights, with the first coming in early December. Accordingly, there is only one month left for SpaceX’s Starhip spacecraft to go into space.
SpaceX’s Starship spacecraft will launch from the company’s Boca Chica facility in Texas, along with the Super HEavy rocket, as previously planned. After launch, the thrusters will leave Starship, while the spacecraft will go on a 90-minute orbital flight. The spacecraft is then expected to land in the ocean near Hawaii.
While NASA’s work for the Artemis mission continues, another important development seems to come from SpaceX. So what do you think about SpaceX and the Starship spacecraft? You can share your views with us in the comments section.