From 3 to 5 weeks: A date for the next Starship flight is announced

The next Starship flight will take place in June. This was announced by the head of SpaceX, Elon Musk, on social networks.

Starship is a fully reusable space transportation system. It will be able to carry over a hundred tons of cargo into low Earth orbit, as well as be used for flights to the Moon and Mars.

Currently, SpaceX has conducted three orbital Starship tests. During the last flight, the prototype of the spacecraft went into space, but then collapsed during atmospheric entry. According to Elon Musk, successfully overcoming this section is the main task of the next test. According to his estimates, it will take place in 3 to 5 weeks.

SpaceX engineers are very actively preparing for the new test. On May 8, they burned six Raptor engines installed on a Starship instance that would be involved in the upcoming flight. 

Now it’s the turn to burn the Super Heavy booster. A huge stage has already been installed on the launch pad at the company’s spaceport, located near the Texas village of Boca Chica. If its burning is also successful, most likely, we will actually see a new Starship flight close to the dates indicated by Musk.

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