SpaceX Starship Rocket to Launch in July
SpaceX will have a Starship prototype rocket ready to fly in July, with the company aiming to reach the orbit for the first time.
The company is currently working on its environmental impact requirement, which was outlined by the Federal Aviation Administration.
The company is developing a nearly 400-feet-tall Starship rocket that will be able to carry people and cargo beyond the earth.
SpaceX is set to attain another major milestone in its development of the Starship rocket. The company is currently working to complete environmental impact requirements that were outlined by the Federal Aviation Administration earlier this week.
Elon Musk announced on Tuesday evening that the company’s Starship rocket prototype will be ready to fly next month. If things go according to plan, the space venture will reach orbit with the vehicle for the first time.
SpaceX had hoped to conduct the Starship orbital flight test last year but the company encountered some delay in development progress. It was also affected by regulatory approval which forced the timeline to be pushed back. At the moment, SpaceX needs to fulfill more than 75 of the FAA’s actions before applying for a launch license which is mandatory for a flight test.
Musk, who updated followers about the company’s progress via a series of tweets, disclosed that SpaceX will have a second Starship rocket ready to fly in August this year. He also said that the company aims to conduct test flights monthly after that.
SpaceX is developing its nearly 400-foot-tall, reusable Starship rocket that is capable of carrying people and cargo beyond the earth. The company has completed some high-altitude flight tests with Starship prototypes but it is yet to reach space.