The test flight of SpaceX’s highly-anticipated Starship rocket — eventually on its way to the moon and Mars — has been pushed back from its original launch date Monday and rescheduled to a new day: April 20.
The rocket remains on the launch pad located in Cameron County, Texas, about 17 miles east of Brownsville, while engineers prepare again the rocket’s pressurized system, which has unexpectedly froze. “Looks like the pressure valve is frozen, so unless it starts working soon, it won’t fire today,” Musk said at the start. chirp Monday.
“SpaceX targets as soon as Thursday, April 20th to conduct the first flight test of a fully integrated Starship and Super Heavy rocket from Starbase in Texas,” the company posted. “The 62-minute launch window opens at 8:28 a.m. pivot time and closes at 9:30 a.m. local time.” The fact that its April 20 launch is “probably inevitable,” Musk said chirp In response to the ad.
What makes Starship unique is the fully reusable transport system designed to carry both crew and cargo to Earth orbit. Musk and the SpaceX team believe that humanity will return to the moon and travel to Mars. This particular test will help SpaceX improve the probability of success in the future.
“To date, the SpaceX team has completed several suborbital flight tests of the Starship upper stage from Starbase Base, successfully demonstrating an unprecedented approach to controlled flight,” SpaceX wrote. “These flight tests helped validate the vehicle’s design, demonstrating that the spacecraft could fly through the subsonic entry stage before re-lighting its engines and flipping itself into a vertical configuration for landing.”
SpaceX Explain why there are many factors that can delay spaceflight.
In addition to testing the Starship’s upper stage, the team conducted several tests of the Super Heavy rocket, which include increasingly complex static fires that led to 31 full-duration tests of the Raptor engine – the largest number of synchronous rocket engine ignitions in history. The team also built The tallest rocket launch tower in the world.The launch and catch tower, which is 146 meters, or nearly 500 feet, is designed to support vehicle integration, launch and capture of the Super Heavy rocket booster.For the first flight test, the team will not attempt the Starship’s vertical landing or capture Super Heavy booster.”
The live online broadcast of the flight test will begin 45 minutes before take-off. As with many space-related launches, this schedule is dynamic and likely to change.
During the next attempt on Thursday, the Super Heavy booster will separate and then blast off into the Gulf of Mexico about eight minutes after liftoff. The spacecraft on Starship’s upper stage will make a partial loop around Earth, landing in the Pacific Ocean near Hawaii about eight minutes later, the report said. 90 minutes into its release.
Is the date 4/20 important? Perhaps, considering Musk’s past five years in the spotlight: On August 7, 2018, Musk tweeted that he was considering acquiring Tesla, quoting a price of $420 per share for the acquisition.
He said The New York Times He’s aware of how common weeds are, but isn’t sure how they can help productivity, to be honest. “It looked like a better Karma at $420 than $419,” Musk He said. “But I wasn’t on weed, to be clear.” That all changed a month after the podcast appeared on The Joe Rogan Experience.
On September 6, 2018, Musk Smoke Blunt in Episode #1169 From the Joe Rogan Experience. Rogan himself became embroiled in the issue of free speech over his Spotify fiasco, over concerns that the podcaster was sharing information that was not medically sound.