- After a Starship prototype’s Wednesday landing, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said SpaceX “might try to refly SN15 soon,”
- Five SpaceX Starship Rockets have been launched in five months of which the latest version is the only one which landed without explosion.
- this has taken SpaceX one step further closer to creating a fully reusable rocket which can fly back and forth between the planet and the orbit.
On Friday, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said that his aerospace company SpaceX will most likely attempt another blast off of its fifth Starship rocket very soon.
Starship serial No. 15, or SN15, which flew to high altitudes from SpaceX’s launch facilities in Boca Chica, Texas, before plunging back down to Earth landed smoothly back on the landing pad. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk wants to do this again with the same rocket prototype.
It’s taken 5 months for SpaceX to correctly land the rocket.
- First Starship test flight :- December
- Second :- February
- Third and fourth :- March
- Most recent launch :- This Wednesday.
It is only the latest version of the mega-spaceship which did not explode. This has taken SpaceX a step closer to adding another reusable launch vehicle to its collection. All the starship prototypes that were launched from December to March burst into flames either during the landing or shortly after it.
SpaceX want to add a Super Heavy booster that can fire the rocket towards the orbit, the moon and eventually the Mars. The Starship will return back to Earth and the mission will be repeated again and again.
The 16-storey tall SpaceX Starship rocket will land the first humans (two astronauts) on the moon since 1972 under an exclusive contract with NASA as early as 2024.